Autumn Brew Review

Event Overview
Location (City/Venue)
Minneapolis, MN / Grain Belt Brewery Complex - outdoor lot
Number of Attendees
3,000
Date of Event
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Organization Hosting Event
Minnesota Craft Brewer's Guild
Brief Background on Event

Autumn Brew Review is an annual craft beer sampling festival is held near the historic grounds of the old Grain Belt brewing complex in NE Minneapolis. Entertaining and educating over 3,000 attendees on the great craft beer brewed in this state and beyond. This outdoor festival also has great music and food to enhance the lively atmosphere brought by the attendees! Presented by the Minnesota Craft Brewer's Guild - www.mncraftbrew.org.

GreenGatherings sustainability plan
Food

Required food vendors to use approved bio-compostables.

Waste & Recycling
Volume (cubic yards/tons) of Waste Managed
92%
Additional Info

Contracted / partnered with Eureka Recycling to get toward a zero waste event.

Waste Reduction
Other

Each attendee receives one commemorative glass beer sampling glass at entry.

Resource and Energy Use
Other

Daylight!

Other Initiatives
Please describe any other green initiatiives implemented at your event?

Contracted / partnered with Eureka Recycling to get toward a zero waste event.

Results
Volume of waste diverted from trash through recycling/organics collection
92% - estimated 60% more waste diverted than previous festivals.
What has been your biggest success in terms of green initiatives at your event?

60% more waste diverted over previous years. Happy to show attendees and exhibitors alike the Minnesota Craft Brewer's Guild commitment to making our local event as eco friendly as possible.

What has been your biggest challenge in terms of green initiatives at your event?

None - it's pretty easy!

How were the green initiatives received by event attendees and/or vendors?

They were appreciated and made us look good.

Will you plan to implement green initiatives again?

Yes!!!