Homer Simpson said it best – “Beer… Yuuuum.” Oh yes. Who doesn’t love a well crafted brew? It’s the perfect way to unwind after a long, hard day at the office. And as of recently, I’ve discovered that I’m becoming somewhat of a beer snob.

I was once content with drinking strictly big-name beers like Guinness (still a solid beverage in my opinion) but as a seasoned veteran at the ripe old age of 24, I’m beginning to pick up on the subtle nuances of every new beer that I try. Personally, I’m a fan of dark beers. There’s more flavor in them, and a nicely brewed dark beverage strikes me as being a meal in itself.

Through my investigations, I’ve discovered that craft beer companies tend to provide a larger selection of the darker brews, which is perfect for me. So naturally, I’m pretty excited for the Minnesota Craft Beer festival of 2018 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. It will feature limited-release beers, world-class breweries, unlimited pours, and live music on April 14, 2018, from 1:00-5:00 PM.

Over 90 breweries will be serving beverages, including: 612 Brew, Minneapolis Cider Company, Northgate Brewery, Clown Shoes, and Perennial Artisan Ales. Tickets are on sale now and cost between $20 and $50. Sounds like an awesome time to me. All this beer talk is making me thirsty. Time to swing by the liquor store.