Top Winter and Spring Beer Events

Did you think beer festivals only happened in summer? In Minneapolis, craft beer is in our DNA, and we can’t get enough of the incredible scene no matter the season. From sampling local flavors to learning about the art of brewing the perfect beer, we have festivals galore to keep your palate satisfied. Here are the beer events this winter and spring that you simply cannot miss.

Kegs & Eggs at City Works - March 17, 2018

From 8 - 11am. Your ticket includes:

Green beer (Miller Lite)
Tito's Bloody Marys
LaMarca Prosecco Mimosas

Breakfast Buffet:
Scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese
Applewood Smoked Bacon
Breakfast Sausage Links
Fruit Salad
O'Brian Potatoes

Rare Beer Fest - March 24, 2018

Experience rare, vintage and specialty one-off beers from 30 different breweries from across the U.S., including 10 local Minnesota breweries. Enjoy the art and creativity of crafting unique beers that you won’t find anywhere else. Learn about the thought process behind the technique and flavor profile of each specialty brew. Tickets are $100 and go on sale November 24, 2017.

Hops for Hunger 6.0 - March 24, 2018

Now in it's 6th year, Hops for Hunger™ 6.0 is SACA Food Shelf's annual fundraiser celebrating great local craft beers. We continue our partnership with the events premier sponsor Financial One Credit Union to bring you 24 local brewers to offer an outstanding selection of product you can’t find anywhere else.

Surly Beer Hall Cellar Raid - March 26, 2018

March’s Cellar Raid will be soundtracked by Sean McPherson, bassist for Heiruspecs, host of The Current’s Radio Free Current, founder of Trivia Mafia, and occasional guest on the popular Let’s Eat Arby’s and Listen to Elliott Smith web series. Sean’s impeccable taste in local music, hip-hop, and more will be full display from 6-9 pm. Nice.

Specialty kegs during this event: TBA

Fair State Beer Dinner - March 27, 2018

Join us for a 5 beer, 4-course beer dinner featuring our friends at Fair State Co-op.

Freehouse Beer Dinner - March 29, 2018

Chef Designed 5 Course Meal & Meet the Brewers! For more information, call 612-339-7011.

Minnesota Brewer's Ball - April 7, 2018

The Minnesota Brewer's Ball is all about good people, sampling good drinks, for a good cause. You can help us find a cure for cystic fibrosis on April 7, 2018!

The annual Minnesota Brewer's Ball is a unique, craft beer tasting event - with an opportunity for VIP ticket holders to sample local distilleries and wineries as well. The event offers guests the opportunity to sample hand-crafted beers, from the region's local breweries while enjoying fabulous food.  The evening will feature a silent auction, live music, and great drinks.

Minnesota Craft Beer Festival - April 14, 2018

Limited-release beers, world-class breweries, unlimited pours, and live music from Rough House. Enjoy more than 300 beers from 90+ breweries from Minnesota and beyond.