Annual beer festival at Mall of America benefits local charities

The Bloomington Noon Rotary Club and The Pinky Swear Foundation will host beer tasting this weekend outside Mall of America in Bloomington.

The annual Cheers for Charity will feature beer sampling from more than 30 craft brewers, including many Minnesota breweries. Samples will be available in the mall’s north parking lot from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, June 17.

In addition to unlimited beer samples, Cheers for Charity includes live music, food trucks, games and prizes.

Tickets are $45, $10 for designated drivers. Advance tickets are available online at a discount. Proceeds benefit several area organizations, including Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People, Meals on Wheels and Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute.