Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 | noon to 6 p.m.
The seventh annual Bierbörse, a favorite of local craft beer enthusiasts, will take place from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7 in Downtown Rapid City. Try a selection of more than 70 beers in two microbrew tents, participate in a beer stock exchange, dance to polka music, test your strength in a stein holding competition, and more. The event is free and open to all ages. IDs are required to consume alcohol. Bierbörse is presented by 605 Magazine.

To see photos from the 2016 Bierbörse, click here.   

Schedule of Events
Noon to 6 p.m.
Beer Stock Exchange Open 

2 to 6 p.m. Microbrew Tents Open
2 p.m. Polka music by Polkanauts

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. 

Bierbörse Passes
. Pre-purchase your passes for $30 by noon on Friday, Oct. 6. Passes will also be available for purchase for $35 the day of the event. Each pass holder will receive a souvenir 5-ounce beer stein and a wrist band to enter the two Microbrew Tents where they may try an unlimited amount of more than 70 beers. Passes are only for those 21 and older.

Pre-ordered passes will be available for pick up on the day of the event at Will Call in the Visitor Information Center, located on the north side of Main Street Square. Passes may also be purchased at this location on the day of the event from noon to 5 p.m. Presale passes will not be mailed and will not be available for pick up prior to 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 pass.

ACE Cider
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Anheuser Busch
Atwater Beer
Avery Brewery
Ballast Point Brewery
Bell's Brewery
Black Hills Miner Brewing Co.
Black Tooth Brewing Co.
Boston Beer Co.
Boulder Beer
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Breckenridge Brewery
Crow Peak Brewery
Deschutes Brewery
Empyrean Brewing Co.
Fargo Brewing Co.
Fernson Brewing Company
Firehouse Brewing Co.
Founders Brewing
Goose Island Beer Co.
Great Northern Brewing Co.
Hay Camp Brewing Co.
Highway 79 Brewery
Kona Brewing Co.
Lagunitas Brewing Co.
Lost Cabin Beer Co.
Moylan's Brewery
Nebraska Brewing Co.
New Belgium Brewery
Odell Brewing Co.
Oskar Blues Brewery
Rogue Spirits
Shock Top
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Stella Cidre
Stone Brewing
Summit Brewing Co.
Surly Brewing Co.
Tallgrass Brewing Co.
The Knuckle Brewery
Wasatch Brewery

Free Parking in Downtown Rapid City
Extend your day Downtown with shopping and dining, while enjoying free parking in all Downtown public lots, metered spaces on the streets, and in the parking ramp near Main Street Square ALL DAY on Saturday, Oct. 7.

Presented By


2017 Progress Sponsor 

2017 Beverage Garden Sponsor



2017 Media Sponsor


Funding for Bierbörse is provided in part by Black Hills and Badlands Tourism Association.
Main Street Square promotes responsible drinking, and urges the use of designated drivers.