Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 | noon to 6 p.m.
The sixth annual Bierbörse, German for beer stock exchange, will be from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 in Downtown Rapid City. The event features a microbrew tasting, homebrew sampling, polka music, beer stock exchange and more. The event is free and open to all ages. IDs are required to consume alcohol. Bierbörse is presented by 605 Magazine.
Schedule of Events
Noon to 6 p.m. Beer Stock Exchange Open
Noon to 4 p.m. Ale Rider’s Homebrew Demonstration and Tasting
1:30 p.m. Polka music by Marv and the Moonlighters
2 to 6 p.m. Ticketed Microbrew Tasting
Beer Stock Exchange
The Black Hills Beer Beverage Garden, a division of Quality Brands, will be set up as a beer stock exchange. The German word Bierbörse translates to beer stock exchange and Main Street Square is equipped with software to run a stock exchange. In the stock exchange, the price of beer will vary from $2 to $8, and price is dependent on demand. For example, if Crow Peak Pile O’ Dirt Porter is very popular, the price will rise. If no one is drinking Sam Adams Octoberfest, the price will plummet and possibly crash. When a beer’s value is low, it will cost a minimum of $2. If it is high in demand, it may cost up to $8.
Homebrew Demonstration and Tasting
The Ale Riders Homebrew Club will hold a demonstration and tasting from noon to 4 p.m. Taste and feel the ingredients that go into brewing a beer and drink samples, while supplies last.
Pre-purchase your unlimited tasting ticket for $30 by noon on Friday, Sept. 30. Unlimited tasting tickets will also be available for purchase for $35 the day of the event. Tickets are only for those 21 and older. Each ticket holder will receive a wrist band for unlimited beer tastings and a souvenir 5-ounce beer stein.
Pre-ordered tickets and souvenir steins will be available at Will-Call the day of the event in the Visitor Information Center located on the north side of Main Street Square, at 526 Main St., Rapid City, SD 57701. Tickets may also be purchased at this location on the day of the event.
The Black Hills Beer Beverage Garden, a division of Quality Brands, will be open to the public beginning at noon and available to those who do not wish to purchase a tasting pass.
Free Parking in Downtown Rapid City
Enjoy free parking all day in all Downtown public lots, metered spaces on the streets, and in the parking ramp near Main Street Square on Saturday, Oct. 1.
Ellsworth Air Force Base Shuttle
A free shuttle will be provided to pick up Frühlingsfest participants at Ellsworth Air Force Base and drop them off at Main Street Square. The shuttle pick up times will be 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Bandit Lanes at Ellsworth Air Force Base. The shuttle will drop patrons off at the Bus Depot in downtown Rapid City. Transportation from Main Street Square back to Bandit Lanes will be provided at 5 and 6:30 p.m. at the Bus Depot located at 333 Sixth St.
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Main Street Square promotes responsible drinking, and urges the use of designated drivers.