Top Winter Beer Events in Minneapolis

In Minneapolis, craft beer is in our DNA, and we can’t get enough of the incredible scene. From sampling local flavors to learning about the art of brewing the perfect beer, we have festivals galore to keep your palate satisfied. Check out the winter beer events you simply cannot miss.

Rumble Pack at Bauhaus: Super Smash Brothers

December 13th
6-9pm
Bauhaus Brew Labs

The magical Bauhaus // Up-Down Minneapolis collaboration that is Rumble Pack is moving to Bauhaus for Winter months! Join in on the competitive wizardry as we host a Super Smash Brothers tournament. The new Smash Brothers on Switch will also be displayed on the big screen.

Game Day Beer Shuttle at Bauhaus

December 13th & January 10th
5-11pm
Bauhaus Brew Labs

Join Bauhaus Brew Labs, Bitter Minnesota, and Patrick McGovern's Pub this hockey season and come out to support the Minnesota Wild! We will be providing round trip shuttle rides from Bauhaus to two home Wild games: Thursday, December 13 vs. the Florida Panthers and Thursday, January 10 vs. the Winnipeg Jets.

The Great Northeast Make Merry

December 13th & 20th
5-9pm
Sociable Cider Werks

Minneapolis Craft Market and Frank & Ernest Markets & Events are return to Sociable Cider Werks for a series of festive holiday markets in their Northeast taproom this winter season. We'll be at Sociable Cider Werks from 5-9pm on Thursdays, November 29, December 6, 13, and 20.Join us to shop handcrafted goods and foods by local makers, because holiday shopping is a lot more fun with a cider in hand!

Northern Grade Minneapolis

December 15th & 16th
15th: 11am-7pm
16th: 11am-5pm
Modist Brewing


After 42 traveling marketplaces around the country, we are coming back to where it all began! Come join us for a weekend of unique shopping from some great local and national brands who manufacture their goods in the U.S. In addition to several excellent choices on tap from Modist Brewing, Wesley Andrews will be poring coffee all weekend and Electric Noodle will be on site, serving up warm and tasty eats.

Holiday Craft Market

December 15th
Noon-5pm
Pryes Brewing

Join us Saturday, Dec 15th in the Taproom for our Second Annual Holiday Craft Market.

A Handmade Holiday Market

December 15th
Noon-5pm
Lakes & Legends brewing

Minneapolis Craft Market returns to Lakes & Legends Brewing Company in downtown Minneapolis. Join us at the beautiful 3,500 sq ft Loring Park tap room to visit with local artists and makers while sipping delicious farm-to-table Belgian-style beers with holiday cheer! The market is a one-stop shop for gift buyers to pick up their presents and relax with a beer. Holiday gift shopping doesn't have to be miserable, we promise! The market will feature a new lineup of artists each weekend on December 1, 8, 15 and our special Procraftinate edition for all you last-minute Lucys on December 22. The market is FREE to attend, and is kid and dog-friendly.

Cozy Coat Drive at Modist Brewing Co.

December 16th
Noon-3pm
Modist Brewing

This is the last event of the season!! Please help us reach our goal of 400 coats and get a free beer while you're at it! Drop off gently used WARM coats, new socks or hand warmers and we'll deliver them to those in need on Christmas morning! We can't wait to see you on Sunday... bring your friends too!! Oh yeah, we'll have some great raffle prizes too!

A Very Vintage Holiday Market

December 16th, 2018
Noon-5pm
Lakes & Legends Brewing Company

Join us for the December edition of Minneapolis Vintage Market at Lakes & Legends Brewing Company in Loring Park! Gather around the Christmas tree and sip seasonal beers as we bring together the Twin Cities' top vintage vendors in one holly jolly marketplace!

Indeed We Can: Support HOBT!

December 19th
3-11pm
Indeed Brewing

Join HOBT at Indeed Brewing for Indeed We Can: a night of beer drinking and puppet fun! Stop by anytime from 3-11pm at Indeed's tap room, grab a beer, get your photo taken in our Puppet Photo Booth, make a lantern (just in time for winter solstice) with the help of HOBT artists! Then at 9:30 pm catch an original puppet show by Steve Ackerman!

Tapping of Resilience IPA

December 20th
6-8pm
Bauhaus Brew Labs

In support of those impacted by the Camp Fire, we will be tapping #ResilienceIPA. 100% of Resilience sales will go straight to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund to help Butte County rebuild its community. Quantities will be very limited so we recommend heading to the Haus on the earlier side!

Brewmastermus! Plus Cookie Casks, Cookies, & Bluegrass

December 20th
6-10pm
Insight Brewing

Holidays. Family. Existence in general. It’s a stressful time of year. So come spend it with your One True Family: Insight Brewing. We’ll bring the beer. Your presence counts as a present. Cookie casks, holiday cookies, live music, and more.

Procraftinate: A Handmade Holiday Market for Last-Minute Shoppers

December 22nd, 2018
Noon-5pm
Lakes & Legends Brewing Co.

The market is a one-stop shop for gift buyers to pick up their presents and relax with a beer. Holiday gift shopping doesn't have to be miserable, we promise! The Procraftinate market is our final market at Lakes and Legends for the year, and concludes our run of December Saturdays in their tap room. We will feature a new lineup of artists each weekend on December 1, 8, 15 and our special Procraftinate edition for all you last-minute Lucys on December 22. The market is FREE to attend, and is kid and dog-friendly.

Ugly Sweater Party

December 22nd
7-11pm
Indeed Brewing

It's an Ugly Sweater Holiday Extravaganza! Indeed will be taking over our taps with a delicious variety of beer. Join us for a night of good beer, great friends, holiday music, fun activities, bonfire on the patio, and awesome prizes! Grand Prize for the Ugly Sweater contest is an Indeed Snowboard!!

Meat Gambling to Support Raices

December 27th
6-10pm
Bauhaus Brew Labs

We're gathering for an evening of good ol' Midwestern meat raffling and cheer to support RAICES. It's been 6 months since our RAICES On the Haus night and we are once again revisiting our support of The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, a 501(c)(3) charity that provides free and low-cost legal services advocacy and opportunities for educational and social support to under-served immigrant children, families and refugees. In additional to raffle ticket proceeds going to RAICES, we will be donating $1 per pint sold that evening. You'll also have the opportunity to write a letter or card welcoming refugees into our country.

No Resolutions at Lakes & Legends

January 10th
7-9pm
Lakes & Legends Brewing Company

First monthly Beer Choir Twin Cities event! Come with your list of “No Resolutions” as we drink and sing in the new year!!

Bauhaus Brew Labs Pupper Bowl

February 2nd
Noon-6pm
Bauhaus Brew Labs

We are pleased to announce the second annual Bauhaus Pupper Bowl! Join us on Saturday, February 2nd as we welcome good doggos and their respective humans alike to partake in a day chock-full of pupper activities and celebration.

The Big Northeast Bar Crawl

February 16th
6pm-Midnight
Northeast Minneapolis

Be a part of the Biggest Bar Crawl at the Most Authentic NE Minneapolis Bars! 3 Free Welcome Drinks! FREE Party Bus Transportation between each bar. FREE cover at all participating venues. Professional photographers throughout the event. MORE COMING SOON!

2019 Winter Beer Dabbler

February 23rd
3-6:30pm
The Minnesota State Fairgrounds

The 10th Winter Beer Dabbler returns to the Mighty Midway at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on February, 23, 2019. Don't miss the biggest outdoor winter beer festival around!