Virtual Beer, Brats, and Bourbon for BackPack

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LocationFeeding Our Communities Partners located at 2120 Howard Drive West, North Mankato, Minnesota 56003 in North Mankato

Any bourbon aficionado knows that a great bourbon needs time, care, and dedication. The same ingredients are used in many bourbons, but the greatest bourbons react favorably to harsh seasonal temperatures while they are stored in their oak-charred barrels. The temperature changes create a body and character that make the bourbon’s iconic final taste. In a time of harsh experiences ourselves, we are confident that these moments are challenging us to find our best character as well.

In that spirit, FOCP BackPack Food Program is excited to announce our annual fundraiser Beer, Brats and Bourbon (BBB) will not be happening in its traditional form. Rather, BBB will be brought to your backyard: B.Y.O.B.B.B., presented by United Prairie, an interactive and digital live event, will take place on Thursday, August 6.

Ticket holders will join from home with a specialty basket of goodies and samples along with food and drink vouchers delivered to their doorstep for a night of entertainment. FOCP is encouraging safe and small backyard or home gatherings for participants.

The evening will kick off with a live broadcast of local band, Bee Balm Fields with Alpha Media. Following the music, attendees will sip bourbon samples alongside Wall Street Journal-bestselling author, bourbon curator and taster, Fred Minnick in a private live stream bourbon tasting. Following the virtual tasting, a private performance by Dave Pirner and Ryan Smith of Grammy Award-winning Soul Asylum will be broadcast live. Attendees will receive access to a private, online silent auction featuring specialty brews and bourbon, along with unique handmade goods, and themed packages.

21+ Only. Please drink with care and responsibility.

Due to the nature of personalized door-to-door deliveries, packages are limited to a 30-mile radius from Mankato. Out-of-state purchases cannot receive packages, but please consider purchasing a viewing pass. Thank you for your understanding and support.

GENERAL TICKETS:$40 (locally-delivered packages in 30 mile radius of Mankato, MN, silent auction and all live stream performances)

VIEWING PASS: $20 (only includes unique link for live stream performances and online bourbon tasting)


100% of proceeds benefit Feeding Our Communities Partners


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