Top Summer 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. Here are the beer events this spring and summer that you simply cannot miss.

Don't worry about driving home. Book a hotel and make it a weekend! It's more fun when you sleep over.

Beer For Better // Superior Hiking Trail Fundraiser

May 24, 2018

Lakes & Legends is proud to support the Superior Hiking Trail through our May #BeerForBetter campaign! Join us as we gather in our Loring Park taproom to raise a glass and money for this incredible non-profit organization. The SHT is responsible for over 310 miles of world-class hiking and running trail overlooking Lake Superior's iconic North Shore.A portion of beer sales from this night will go directly to the Superior Hiking Trail Association and it's over 300 volunteers and 5,000 members who work tirelessly on the Trail for all to enjoy.

Slay Day

May 27, 2018

Come celebrate the start of Minnesota summer in the Surly Beer Garden with the launch of our new summer beer, Heat Slayer, while paying homage to Cologne, the German city that inspired it. Slay Day is a party full of everything you need in the summer - music, yard games, grilling, sunshine (hopefully), and, of course, beer.This is a ticketed event, and tickets are limited.

City Works Bottomless Boozy Brunch

Memorial Day-Labor Day 2018
During brunch hours

Okay, maybe not beer, but close? Every Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day through Labor Day, guests can visit the eatery and pour house to get their day-drinking back into summer shape and toast to brunch with bottomless bloody marys and mimosas. Along with choice of brunch entrée, bottomless brunchers can imbibe with the refreshing mimosa made with fresh squeezed orange juice and Champagne, or a Bloody Mary, featuring a spicy house Bloody Mary mix and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

Beer Dinner with Fulton Brewing

May 29, 2018

Join us at HopCat Minneapolis for a 5 beer, 4-course beer dinner featuring our friends at Fulton Beer located here in beautiful Minneapolis! Jordan Leece, HopCat’s Most Executive Kitchen Manager, will be pairing up the best locally sourced food available to match the quality of these amazing beers. Fulton has a lot of experience in the brewing community combining together a dinner you will not forget!

City Pages 26th Annual Beer Fest

June 2, 2018

City Pages Beer Fest is one of the longest running events of its kind in the Midwest — 26 years and counting! This outdoor festival has become a yearly tradition that we spend all winter looking forward to, for real. Unlike many “modern” beer festivals, this one has always been more laid back and easy going… like an overgrown backyard party for fans of good beer, homegrown flavors, and hanging out playing games with pals.

Featured at this fest are many domestic, imported, craft, specialty, and micro brews available to taste from along with several food trucks, live music, tons of games and prizes, and the ever-popular Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band.

The World Pup Cup

June 9, 2018

Welcome to Sisyphus Brewing's 2018 World Pup Cup! We are celebrating the World Cup the best way we know how! ADOPTABLE PUPPERS & PUPPIES outside of Sisyphus with soccer balls! Join us Saturday June 9th and get in the spirit to cheer on 2 teams of free agents from No Dog Left Behind vs. Pet Haven.There will be a special outdoor futbol field just for adoptable dogs and pup. Be the first to cheer them on! There will be dog DNA kits for raffle and other amazing pup prizes!

Goat To Your Happy Place at Insight Brewing

June 9, 2018

Goats are the best, and everyone knows it. That's why we're bringing in 20 of them on June 9th for all to love up on! They make everyone happy, whether they're dropkicking one another's backs or just being cute. This Goat event will be the G.O.A.T., we're sure of it. Bring your friends, bring your family, and let's pet some goats and drink some beer! We'll be tapping 3 specialty casks, too: Notice Me Senpainnaple Dankbot IPA, G.O.A.T. Pear Saison, and Blackberry Bovidae Porter. Black Market StP BBQ will be here slinging all the delicious barbecue, so come hungry.

St. Paul Summer Beer Fest

June 9, 2018

St. Paul's favorite beer festival dedicated to craft beers! The 10th annual St. Paul Summer Beer Fest will feature sampling from over 100 breweries in a commemorative tasting glass, live music, tasty food, educational seminars, a silent auction benefiting the YMCA of St. Paul, and the fun atmosphere of MN State Fairgrounds.

Sociable Summer Presents Funk Fest

June 10, 2018

Presented by Sociable Cider Werks and The Current, Funk Fest brings you all that is funky! Dreaming of sunny days, crisp cold ciders and grass between your toes? So are we. Come on down for the first of three summer concert series at Sociable Cider Werks!

Bauhaus Brew Labs World Pup

June 10, 2018

Coinciding with this summer's World Cup, and in support of The Sanneh Foundation, we are pleased to announce the Bauhaus Brew Labs World Pup! Head to Bauhaus on Sunday, June 10th with your good doggos to partake in a day chock-full of pupper activities, futbol fun, and celebration. More information coming soon, but for now, mark your calendars and get those doggos ready!

Pints for Pups

June 10, 2018 with Midwest Animal Rescue
June 24, 2018 with MN Pit Bull Rescue
July 15, 2018 with Adopt A Husky MN
July 29, 2018 with Twin Cities Pet Rescue
Plus More Dates!

Come join us at Stanley's Northeast Bar Room for Pints for Pups on our dog-friendly patio as we drink for dogs, we will donate $1 from every pint purchased to the specified animal shelter.

Mixed Culture 2018

June 16, 2018
Fair State Brewing Cooperative

Let's get funky. Mixed Culture 2018 is our 3rd annual celebration of all the flavors of fermentation. Our Northeast Beer Garden will be packed with unique offerings from some of our favorite breweries from across the country. We will be pouring dozens of the rarest beers you can find-- from sour and funky brews to top-notch IPAs, lagers, and ciders. Most of this line-up is not available in the Twin Cities outside of this event. You won’t want to miss out on a taste of this culture.

Pryes Anniversary Block Party

June 16, 2018

Save the Date for the Pryes Brewing Anniversary Block Party. Details to follow.

Pride Beer Dabbler

June 22, 2018

The Beer Dabbler is back for the seventh year to kick off Twin Cities Pride weekend with a night craft beer sampling from Minnesota breweries, live music, and fun activities—all in the beautiful Loring Park. Over 50 Minnesota breweries, live music, a silent disco and more.

Minneapolis Tequila, Taco, & Cerveza Fest

July 14, 2018

¡Vamos Minneapolis! The infamous Tequila, Taco, & Cerveza Fest is finally coming to The Twin Cities for the 1st annual festival! The fiesta showcases 40+ TEQUILA brands & flavors to taste, multiple unique taco recipes from your cities favorite food trucks, and cold cervezas! ¿Que mas? The festival also features Mariachis, Live Luchadores matches, Water Pong, Corn Hole, Over 10 types of Tacos, Margaritas, Merchandise, Vendors, y mas!

Artepils 2018

July 21, 2018

An art and music event; showcasing local artists who do art for breweries and the brewing community! More details to come closer to date - check Facebook event page for more (below).

All Pints North Experience Tour

July 28, 2018

We will start the day off enjoying a customized donut and coffee from one of our very own local partners, Angel Food Bakery. Then we will venture up to Duluth on our luxury coach bus with an exclusive stop in Superior at a hidden gem, Thirsty Pagan Brewing.  Here you'll experience a behind the scenes tour plus enjoy their outdoor beer garden with some of the best pizza and beer around.   Pizza buffet and any pint of your choice is included. We will bypass the long lines to get into All Pints North festival!  Many special exclusive brews will be at this event that you will not want to miss!

Sociable Summer Presents Americana Fest

July 29, 2018

Presented by Sociable Cider Werks, Americana Fest brings you all that is... TBA! Dreaming of sunny days, crisp cold ciders and grass between your toes? So are we. Come on down for the second of three summer concert series at Sociable Cider Werks! More information to come - check their event page as the date nears.

Drink For A Cause, Brews For Brains

August 8, 2018

We are dedicating a night of fundraising to the Alzheimer's Association through Team Brunette on RivALZ to support their critical research, patient care and support, and global advocacy efforts. Join us at 612BREW for a few pints on Wednesday, August 8th between 4:00 and 9:00PM and we'll donate $1 of every beer sold in the taproom to the Association.

Sociable Summer Presents NE Brewers Block Party

August 19, 2018

Presented by Sociable Cider Werks, NE Brewers Block Party brings you all that is... TBA! Dreaming of sunny days, crisp cold ciders and grass between your toes? So are we. Come on down for the last of three summer concert series at Sociable Cider Werks! More information to come - check their event page as the date nears.

Surly Brewing Beer Run

August 26, 2018

We are the Minnesota Brewery Running Series and we run for beer! Join us at Surly Brewing for a 5k-ish course that starts and ends at thee iconic Surly Brewery! All participants receive a FREE craft brew from the brewery, a collectors pint glass or seasonal swag item from the Brewery Running Series...plus swag, goodies and giveaways! Your registration also earns you an invitation to stick around and enjoy the day’s entertainment: live music, food offerings, local vendors, and fun with our sponsors. Registration is limited, so sign up today!