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. Check back soon as we add more events!

The 11th Annual Winter Beer Dabbler

February 22, 2020
3-6:30pm
Minnesota State Fairgrounds

For over 10 years, hardy Midwesterners have left behind the warmth of their homes to join us for the Winter Beer Dabbler, the biggest outdoor beer festival in Minnesota. With unlimited samples of the nation's best craft beer, great live music, and fun activities, the Winter Beer Dabbler is a true celebration of winter in Minnesota. Happening on Saturday, February 22nd from 3–6:30pm, the 11th annual Winter Beer Dabbler will feature 180+ breweries & cideries, live music on multiple stages, wine & cheese in the heated Coliseum, and activities galore at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

Boards and Brews: A Tasty Collaboration with Kieran's Kitchen

February 24, 2020
4-8:30pm
56 Brewing

Join us in the 56 Brewing taproom every Monday for the tastiest collaboration in town, with our friends over at Kieran's Kitchen Northeast. Bring your honey, your friend, or your uber-hungry self to the taproom for the famed Kieran's Kitchen Northeast Abundance Board and 2 pints of your favorite 56 Brewing beer! What's an Abundance Board, you ask? An Abundance Board is a hand-crafted charcuterie board featuring a selection of house ferments, house-made preserves, meat from Red Table Meat Co., cheese from Alemar Cheese and bread from Baker's Field Flour & Bread. (ingredients will vary)

Dinner & Beer pairing with Peeps Hotbox

February 25, 2020
6-10pm
LynLake Brewery

Join us for an exclusive Thai dinner event at LynLake Brewery! This guided, four course meal will be presented by our new pop-up kitchen residency, Peeps Hotbox, along with our own brewers and wine representative. Tickets will go fast-- get yours while you can! Each course will be paired with a beer catered to the specific dish. We'll be featuring some of your favorite brews and a brand new release brewed specially for this event! Not into beer? No problem. Choose our "wine track" instead and you'll be walked through a hand selection of pairings by our own wine representative.

612Brew 7th Anniversary Party

February 29, 2020
Noon-Midnight
612Brew

We’re celebrating 7 years of makin’ beer, come party with us! Metal Mike from Nokomis Tattoo will have his pop-up shop set up from 2-8pm. Sneak peek of his designs to come. We're tapping a special gravity keg of Grevolvinga Düsseldorf-Style Altbier, plus live music from 4 - 10pm!

Fire & Ice: An Outdoor Leap Day Winter Extra-Vaganza

February 29, 2020
Noon-11pm
Bauhaus Brew Labs

Throw on your long johns and join us for an all-day Extra-Vaganza at the Haus! We have a slew of both outdoor and indoor amusements planned, including a variety of delectable smoked meats from Revival and Minnesota BBQ Co., a pop-up sauna experience from Stokeyard Outfitters, live music, bock poking, s'mores making, hot cider, booze treats and more! To boot, we’ll be donating 10% of all beer sales to our Q1 On the Haus partner, Serving Those Serving. This local non-profit works tirelessly on bettering the social, mental and physical welfare of our service industry community - something we at Bauhaus are quite passionate about. This is a FREE, all ages event!

Charcuterie with Red Table Meat Co & Alemar Cheese

March 12, 2020
6-8pm
Inbound BrewCo

Join us in the Inbound BrewCo barrel room for an intimate evening of beer and charcuterie pairings. Inbound is bringing a lineup of stellar local craft beer, and our friends from the Food Building are showing up with the perfect bites for pairing. Experts from Red Table Meat Co. and Alemar Cheese will walk guests through flavor nuances as you enjoy pairing local products on your palate.

TC Pride Game Night

March 18, 2020
6-9pm
Indeed Brewing Company

Join us for a fun filled night of "Bargo", Trivia, and Karaoke! Indeed Brewing Company and their employees have chosen to “give back” to Twin Cities Pride by donating their net proceeds for the evening. So on Wednesday, March 18th from 6pm-9pm come to Indeed Brewery and try their new Maple Stick Stout and win great prizes! The event is FREE but registration is requested.

Puppy Yoga + Beer at ABLE

March 21, 2020
11am-Noon
Able Seedhouse and Brewery

Do we really need to say much more? Puppies. Yoga. Beer. And a huge chunk of your ticket going to Midwest Animal Rescue so more puppies can have a h(Om)e. Now that’s c(Om)passion. $30 = Yoga with Puppies, provided by MARS, a pint of craft beer, and a donation in your name to MARS.

Smoke Signals 2020

April 4, 2020
Noon-10pm
Insight Brewing

Winter is over! Join us on April 4th as we celebrate spring with our annual Smoke Signals party. Beer, BBQ, and bands.

Minnesota Brewery Running Series

Starts April 4, 2020

Join us each week for a 5k-ish course that starts and ends at a different local brewery! Weave through the surrounding area at whatever pace you like, no matter what there’s a beer waiting for you at the finish line! All participants receive a FREE craft brew from the brewery and get to take home a collectors pint glass or seasonal swag item from the Brewery Running Series...plus live music, food offerings, local vendors, and fun giveaways.

Minnesota Craft Beer Festival 2020

April 25, 2020
Noon-7pm
Minneapolis Convention Center

The Minnesota Craft Beer Festival is an epic tasting session at the Minneapolis Convention Center, where 100+ breweries will participate in pouring some of their best brews. Each brewery has been asked to bring a taproom-only beer and/or a rare limited-release option. Tasting tickets include access to Minnesota Craft Beer Festival and all the tasty pours you can responsibly enjoy. For the first time, there will two sessions for the event. The first session is from 12:00 - 3:00 PM and the second session is from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. Each session requires a separate ticket.

2020 Fulton Gran Fondo

May 2, 2020
9am-9pm
Fulton HQ

Join us Saturday May 2nd for the 7th annual Fulton Gran Fondo for bikes, bands, and beers. The ride departs in the morning from the Fulton Production Brewery in NE Minneapolis. This year, we're again offering the 100 mile "Gran" as well as the 43 mile "Medio" Fondo. AND- the return of our party-forward “Piccolo” 19 mile route. The block party is free to attend and open to all who come.

Taps and Tails: Pints, Puppies and Plinko!

May 18, 2020
5:30-9pm
Pryes Brewing Company

Join Minnesota Spay Neuter Assistance Program and Safe Hands Rescue at Pryes Brewing Company for another refreshing Taps And Tails event Monday, May 18, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Along with delicious beers from Pryes, enjoy the Puppy Pen! With a small donation, shake off the stress of your workday and love on adorable (and some adoptable!) doggies from Safe Hands Rescue. You can also play Plinko for prizes. Players and puppy cuddlers will be entered in a raffle to win a growler with each ticket purchased. Well-behaved dogs are welcome on Pryes' expanded patio and a portion of the proceeds from beers and growlers purchased will go to MN SNAP, the Minnesota nonprofit that provides low-cost spay/neuter services to rescues, shelters and families in need.

Frühlings Fest

May 30, 2020
11am-11pm
Utepils Brewing

After a long dark winter, everyone is ready for "Utepils". In the spirit of that, it’s tradition in Munich, Germany to celebrate Spring (Frühling) by having a festival filled with music, food, family and of course, beer. Here at Utepils we want to bring a little bit of that European tradition into our own backyard. May 30th, 2020 will be our 2nd Annual Frühlings Fest! Live music, great food, Utepils beer, and more.