Members of five Chambers of Commerce gathered at Bowlero Eden Prairie after work Thursday, Dec. 6, at a networking event that also was a beer competition.

More than 100 people from across the southwest metro came to sample brews and vote for their favorite.

The winner: Code 3 Juicy IPA from Wooden Hill Brewing Co. in Edina.

The chambers present were Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce, Edina Chamber of Commerce, Richfield Chamber of Commerce and SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce. Fittingly, the event is called B.E.E.R.S — for Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina, Richfield and SouthWest.

The breweries and beers were:

Excelsior Brewing

  • RipRap Peanut Butter Cup Stout
  • Big Island Blond Ale
  • Minnehahop IPA
  • Dragon Fruit Milkshake IPA

Inbound BrewCo

  • Peanut Butter Milk Stout
  • Fruit of the Loop Citrus IPA
  • Raspberry Goose Milk Shake
  • Apricot Pale Ale

Insight Brewing

  • Banshee Cutter
  • Troll Way
  • Splendid Moose

Lake Superior Brewing

  • Kayak Kolsch
  • Sir Duluth Oatmeal Stout
  • Mesabi Red Ale

Liftbridge Brewing

  • Farm Girl Saison
  • Hop Dish IPA
  • Fireside Flannel Brown Ale

Wooden Hill Brewing Co.

  • Kold Shoulder Kolsch
  • French River Saison
  • Code 3 Juicy IPA

Wayzata Brew Works

  • Twin Screws Double IPA
  • StarBoard Chocolate Stout
  • Skinny Dipper Kolsch

Schram Vineyard & Brewery

  • Black IPA
  • Mocha Monkey
  • Oktoberfest


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