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.

Minneapolis Vintage Market

November 10th, 2018
Noon-5pm
Modist Brewing Company

Shop apparel, accessories, home goods, books and vinyl records from dozens of vintage vendors all in a beautiful taproom with a cold beer in hand.

Handmade for the Holidays

November 11th, 2018
Noon-5pm
La Doña Cervecería

Minneapolis Craft Market is thrilled to bring our bustling holiday markets to new brewery La Doña Cervecería, a unique brewery, taproom and entertainment space fusing Latin culture and The North, in the Harrison neighborhood of Minneapolis. The market is a one-stop shop for visitors to pick up high quality, artisan-made gifts and relax with a beer. We will feature a new lineup of makers each weekend on Sunday, November 11 and 18. Get a jump start on your holiday gift buying, all with a beer in hand!

4th Annual Trip Around the Sun

November 17th, 2018
2-10pm
Insight Brewing

Zero score and four years ago we opened our brewery, and we kinda feel like celebrating. We’ve even settled on a theme: Our 4th Annual Trip Around the Sun. Don’t worry, you don’t have to get us a gift. In return for celebrating your favorite local brewery, you’ll enjoy live music in an outdoor heated tent, spectacular food, henna tattooing, a deep list of taps (including so many Gravity Well variants, we're seeing stars) and, of course, the annual bottle release of GRAVITY WELL, which was voted Best Beer Limited Release in April by City Pages.

Before the Dawn, Barrel-aged Wee Heavy at Steel Toe Brewing

November 17th, 2018
9am-10pm
Steel Toe Brewery

Bottle release of special beers.

Inbound BrewCo Beer Dinner

November 20th, 2018
6:30-9:30pm
HopCat

Join us for a 5 beer, 4 course meal with our friends from Inbound BrewCo!

Welcome Beer: The Fuzz: Apricot Pale Ale - American Pale Ale w/ Apricot - 5%
First Course: American Beer Cheese Soup paired with NOLO Pale Ale - American Session IPA - 4.6%
Second Course: Charcuterie Board paired with Fruit of the Loop IPA - American IPA - 6.4%
Third Course: Fried IPA Chicken w/ Rosemary Mashers paired with Brut IPA - Brut-Style IPA - 5.9%
Dessert: Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins paired with Peanut Butter Milk Stout - Milk Stout w/ Peanut Butter - 5.4%

Bowling with the Brewers

November 20th, 2018
4-8pm
Pinstripes

Enjoy a night out bowling at Pinstripes with the brewers from both Bent Paddle and Indeed. Come in for a night of food and fun! Get to know the teams behind the beer we all love while enjoying these beers, our housemade flatbreads, and bowling. At this special event you will be able to drink the limited release of Double Black Double Shot from Bent Paddle and Mexican Honey Light from Indeed.

Pies & Pints

November 21st, 2018
5-8pm
Lakes & Legends Brewing Company

Don't come to Thanksgiving empty handed. Join us Wednesday, Nov. 21st to pick up pies and crowlers to share with your friends and family this Thanksgiving. Message Fruit and Grain to place your order!

Plaid Friday & Small Business Saturday Winter Markets

November 23rd-24th, 2018
Noon-5pm
Sociable Cider Werks

They're back at it again for their annual *outdoor* winter markets this Thanksgiving weekend! Enjoy live music, new cider releases and hot mulled cider while browsing the work of local artists, farmers and foodmakers. Perfect for the whole family, even the furry friends, each day features a new lineup of makers!

Succulent Bar Make & Take at Steel Toe Brewing

November 25th, 2018
1-5pm
Steel Toe Brewery

Join Minnesota’s original traveling succulent bar, Succ it up Buttercup, at Steel Toe Brewing for a succulent bar make and take event! This is a come as you please event. Come any time between 1 pm to 5 pm to create your very own unique, one of a kind succulent creation! We supply hundreds of containers from vintage to modern and a whole bunch of beautiful succulents! If you have your own container you would like to use, feel free to bring it and we will take $1 off your total.

Collaboration Chef & Brewer's Dinner

November 29th, 2018
7-9:30pm
Rock Bottom Brewery

Our Sous Chef Luke is pairing a unique four course meal with our Head Brewer Larry’s brews AND Shakopee Brewhall’s craft brews. Menu to be announced soon!

The Great Northeast Make Merry

November 29th, December 6th, 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!

A Handmade Holiday Market

December 1st, 8th & 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.

Brewers & Doers Holiday Bazaar

December 2nd, 2018
11am-5pm
Surly Brewing Company

Surly has long been a cultivator of creators, doers, and makers, so it only makes sense that we would celebrate the creators, doers, and makers in our community on our turf. December 2nd, 2018, brings Surly’s inaugural Brewers & Doers Holiday Bazaar to 520 Malcolm. This Surly-wide event brings a ridiculous variety of local artisans, curators, makers, and activities together at the Destination Brewery. Spread from the Beer Garden to Scheid Hall, guests will be able to have their tarot cards read, smoke hand-rolled cigars made just for them, shop for anything from jewelry to home décor to locally-sourced vintage ware, and experience the Minnesota Krampus Society Krampus Parade, all while listening to some of the Twin Cities' favorite vinyl DJs both inside and out.

Elliot Park Art Walk : Holiday Market

December 6th, 2018
4-6pm
FINNEGANS Brew Co.

Enjoy a holiday version of the the new neighborhood art tour featuring a craft marketplace, walking tours, live music, food trucks, performances and art exhibits in the Elliot Park Neighborhood in downtown Minneapolis. Start off with happy hour at Finnegans in the courtyard with a pint, and shop stalls from local artists selling handmade goods!

Holiday Pop Up at Steel Toe Brewing

December 6th, 2018
5:00pm
Steel Toe Brewing

Come shop from local artists with handmade gifts and enjoy craft beer!

Tattersall Holiday Market

December 8th, 2018
Noon-6pm
Tattersall Distilling

A thousand times better than the mall. Drink and eat while you shop for your friends, family and other people you like. We'll have pop-up bars, drink collaborations with Sharab Shrubs and Hobby Farmer Canning Company, a huge selection of awesome stuff made by local artisans, and tons more!

North Loop Holiday Bazaar

December 9th, 2018
Noon - 5pm
Modist Brewing Company

Minneapolis Craft Market is returning to Modist Brewing Company in the North Loop for one of our biggest indoor holiday markets of the season! 35 vendors will fill the taproom and warehouse space at one of Minneapolis' most innovative breweries as a festive one-stop shop for visitors to pick up high quality, artisan-made gifts and relax with a beer.

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!

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.