MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — New kinds of beer will be poured this weekend at the St. Paul Summer Beerfest at the state fairgrounds.

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It’ll feature hundreds of American craft beer and many are made in Minnesota.

“Minnesota is definitely one of the bigger craft beer communities in the country,” Mark Opdahl said. “People want a better beer. It’s no different than going to a really good restaurant that has a good executive chef.”

Stop at pretty much any local liquor store these days and you’ll find an array of craft beers.

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Whether they’re at-home brewers or a novice, beerfest organizer Opdahl said beerfest will tap into those thirsty to learn about their beer from the people who make it.

Pete Rifakes is a founder of Town Hall Brewery, one of the 87 breweries you can sample this weekend.

“There’s a real trend toward local,” Rifakes said. “I think breweries in their communities represent their communities.”

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Opdahl added that the number of women coming to learn about beer has doubled if not tripled over the past few years.