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On Friday September 28th, 2018 the “Beer Trippers” from Utepils Brewing will gather in Amsterdam and begin our next exploration of historic brewing lands in Europe.


In 2017 we took a full crew to the Czech Republic and not only had a great time but came back with the inspiration for our 2018 Utepils Moment, a Limited Release beer. This Czech Style Dark Lager will be released in this month. Part of the “Beer Trippers” responsibilities on this trip will be to come back inspired to create a totally new 2019 Utepils Moment beer.


You may have followed our adventures last fall either thru our Facebook posts or the Blog posts on our website. Read our blog posts with the final installment being posted this week.


One of the “perks” of MemBEERship (our VIPer program which is still available) is to get first chance to join in on these annual trips. And they grabbed almost all of them but we do have about four spots open.

  • First come – First served.
  • We will take additional registrations as a waiting list.


In 2018 I’ve chosen to do the A B C D of Beers – an exploration of Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne, and Dusseldorf. This is a trip I have wanted to do for nearly a decade and it dovetails cleverly with our beer line at Utepils: our Dusseldorf Alt 1848, Kolsch (Cologne) Style Copacetic, and Glocal, our Belgian IPA.


When: September 27 to Oct 7th These dates mean you can enjoy Utepils’ Oktoberfest and then head to Europe. If it temps you, there is just enough time in between to squeeze in a few nights in Munich for the original Oktoberfest before we meet up in Amsterdam on the 28th for the Utepils organized part of your travels.


Cost: Base cost per individual $3195.00. This does not include airfare. Many of you have frequent flier miles, airline relatives or wish to travel early and/or stay later in Europe so it is not practical for us to organize air travel. Hotels, tours (brewery and city), transport to and around our destinations, and most meals are included along with the services of our amazing tour operator. You should expect to pay for your activities, beverages, and meals on your free time along with souvenirs.


Where: Click Here to read our best approximation of the daily activities. As we confirm our group size and check on current opportunities, there will likely be adjustments which will improve the trip. Our small group size and well connected tour leader means we can often upgrade the itinerary.


To Register: On the left hand column of the trip itinerary webpage there is a button REGISTER NOW. Click it and read the legal stuff. Choose the top trip listed in the drop down box and complete the form. In the Additional Information text box, include anything else you need to share with Mike, our trip operator, plus the words Buddha Pills….it’s kind of an inside joke we’ll explain in Amsterdam. Otherwise you can just type Utepils Brewing.


Questions: You probably do have some. Please look over the Beer Trip website, read our Travel Blogs, and ask me. Get a sense of how the trips are done by exploring the BeerTrips website. I’ve done over a dozen of these trips and normally we have at least a few repeat Trippers on every trip. I’m happy to answer questions or connect you to some past Trippers who live here in MN.


Happy Travels,
Dan Justesen
Utepils Brewing Co.