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.