One of the best ways to try several new or new-to-you beers is to visit the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild's "Land of 10,000 Beers" exhibit in the Agriculture/Horticulture Building. Each day there will be six themed, four-beer flights available including one selected by the Certified Cicerones® at the Better Beer Society. Over the course of the twelve days of the Minnesota State Fair, beers from seventy Minnesota breweries and brewpubs will be included in those beer flights. The Land of 10,000 Beers will also feature speakers each day focusing on aspects of the beer universe. More information can be found here.
If it fits your schedule, swing by the Land of 10,000 Beers on Sunday August 27 at noon. I'll be speaking about Beer and Food Pairing.