• 2 Pints of Craft Beer
  • 2017 Rails & Ales T-Shirt
  • All-Access Metro Transit Light Rail Pass
  • Access to All 16 Local Breweries Along the Green Line Light Rail
  • Event Passport to Guide Your Route
  • Rails & Ales Exclusive Beers just for Participants
  • Special Discounts on Food, Beer, & Merchandise
  • Food Trucks, Live Music, and Other Fun Activities
  • Entry to Win Tons of Prizes & Giveaways
  • Access to Discounted Room Rate at Local Hotels (Limited Quantities)

11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Note: At time of purchase, you will be asked to select between three different check-in locations. Space is limited for each. Check in anytime between 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM.


Rails and Ales is now sold out – thanks so much for your interest!


“Hop” aboard Metro Transit’s Green Line Light Rail with hundreds of your newest friends and ride the rails to sixteen unique local breweries all within walking distance (1 to 6 blocks) of the many stops between Minneapolis and St. Paul!

As you travel down the tracks, you will be treated to special discounts on beer, food, and merchandise at each brewery just for “crawlers”. Throughout this self-guided Light Rail crawl, you can order up pints of exclusive beers, kick back to some live music, make some pit-stops at other local businesses along the route, and of course – taste a wide variety of the finest brews in the Twin Cities!

Your day will begin at one of three centrally located Light Rail stations: Target Field, Stadium Village, or Union Depot (space is limited at each check-in so make sure to get your tickets early to ensure you get your first choice). At check-in, you will receive your super-soft Rails & Ales T-shirt, two tokens redeemable for a delectable pint at any participating brewery, and your event “passport” which will be your guide for all the festivities – including maps, discount information, brewery activities and times, contests, and guides to local bars and restaurants along the way! Once you’ve received your exclusive passport, the road you travel is up to you: travel stop-to-stop, explore new breweries, or visit old favorites. No matter which way you go, you are sure to find new flavors and make new friends during this one-of-a-kind craft beer celebration!

As part of your event ticket, you also gain access to our exclusive access to our hotel blocks at both the Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Minneapolis and the Intercontinental St. Paul Riverfront, which gets you discounted rooms at both.  These discounted rooms are listed so we encourage you to make your reservations early to take advantage of these rates.

“GetKnit” with the 4th Annual Rails & Ales: Light Rail Brewery Crawl! All aboard!

Still have questions? We have answers – Check out our Rails & Ales FAQs by clicking here!



Target Field Station
Stadium Village Station
Union Depot Station



Target Field Station
335 5th Street N.
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Stadium Village Station
2301 University Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Union Depot Station
210 E 4th Street
St Paul, MN 55101


Must Be 21+ to attend event | No cancellations or refunds | Event is rain or shine | Ticket is good for one individual | You may transfer your ticket to another individual that is 21+ – To transfer ticket, email getknitguru@getknitevents.com with your first and last name, your confirmation number, the first and last name of the 21+ individual you are transferring to, and their email | Transfers will not be accepted after Saturday, September 2 (1 week prior to event) | Designated Driver Tickets are available upon request for a discounted price – email getknitguru@getknitevents.com | Prices do not include a 3% processing fee per ticket | As an event participant, you will be required to sign an event waiver, which can be viewed here | Drinking beer is not allowed outside of designated areas at breweries | Each check-in location has limited availability – to ensure you get your first selection, get your tickets early | Some brewery participation pending their being approved for opening  |  Once you have chosen a check-in location, that selection cannot be changed prior to, or during event | The GetKnit team is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities at all of our events. Please contact us by August 9, 2017 (1 month prior to event) at getknitguru@getknitevents.com if you have any accommodation requirements | Prizes are awarded via social media contests – no purchase necessary to win | Hotel rooms are limited and cannot be guaranteed – so reserve early | After purchase of your tickets, you will receive a details email within 2-3 business days with a special link to purchase hotel rooms – rooms cannot be purchased over the phone