Top Spring/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. Check out the spring and summer beer events you simply cannot miss. Be sure to check back as more events are added!

Minnesota Brewery Running Series

All Spring & Summer Long!

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.

Inbound Third Anniversary Block Party

April 20, 2019

Eat, Drink, and Three Merry! Celebrate Inbound BrewCo's third anniversary on Saturday 4/20. We're throwing a block party, complete with a dope lineup of local food trucks, live music, and craft beer. The block party starts at noon, and the first 420 people to order a Conifer Crush IPA in the road get exclusive access to these brand-new cans for $1.That's right, we're putting this sticky-icky IPA in cans, and you can be the first ones to drink its sweet nectar out of a 16oz pounder before it hits liquor stores. Plus, don't miss the re-release of Juicy Lucy IPA and the debut of our Double Dry Hopped Berliner Weisse. Taproom opens at 11am, block party starts at Noon, and we party all night.

Surly Easter Brunch

April 21, 2019

Spring is in the air. Now, to be fair, you must peer over piles and piles of snow and gunk to see it, but it is by god there, and that means it is time for the return of Surly’s Easter Brunch. Expect a staggering array of food—from charcuterie and a carving station to cupcakes and croissants (full menu below). We’ll also have our full tap lineup plus some special infusions to suit the occasion.

HeadFlyer's Two Year Birthday

April 27, 2019

Nevermind how great you thought year one was, cause we're asking you to Come as You Are to our bigger, bolder Two Year Birthday Party Extravaganza on April 27th! There'll be special beer releases, games, live music, and some delicious food. Here we are now, entertain us. Super excited to announce that we'll have both Beast Barbecue and Liege Waffles & Love serving food at the party, so come hungry!

Hoppy Ales & Tails at Uptown Tavern

April 28, 2019

Get hoppy with us during our ALL DAY Brew Event the Sunday after Easter! Like Hoppy Ales? We will have Double IPAs, Triple IPAs, New England Ales, West Coast Ales, Session IPAs, and Limited Release IPAs. ADULT EGG HUNT @ 3pm! If you thought Easter egg hunts were fun when you were a kid...you will love this one! Win prizes and be hoppy! ALL DAY HAPPY HOUR! $2 OFF Drinks and $3 OFF ALL Apps! $5 Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar & Breakfast Served 10am-2pm! Spring is in the air! Our heated rooftop patio will be open with the fireplaces on! No tickets necessary & no cover!

Fulton Gran Fondo

May 4, 2019

Join us Saturday May 4th for the 6th 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. The block party is free to attend and open to all who come. Party details including beers available, food options, partners, activities, and band announcements are coming soon.

Indeed We Can: Theater Latté Da

May 8, 2019

Theater Latté Da was chosen to be part of Indeed Brewing’s Indeed We Can Program for 2019! Join us at Indeed Brewing on May 8th from 3-11pm and help us make musical theater that matters, simply by purchasing a drink. Specific program details will be announced soon, but expect a ticket giveaway, information about our 2019-20 season, the opportunity to be among the first season ticket holders for next year, and even a musical performance – in addition to all the delicious beer Indeed has to offer.

612Brew Art-A-Whirl

May 17-19, 2019

Third weekend of May, you know the drill. Northeast's most happening weekend of the year is here again. Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) Art-A-Whirl! It's the seventh year of Art-A-Whirl at 612, and we're celebrating with all things art, music, food, and beer. Check it out!

Artefacts: Art, Bikes, Chalk at Sociable Cider Werks

May 17-19, 2019

Join us in celebrating the 24th annual Art-A-Whirl® presented by Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) with Artefacts - Art, Bikes, Chalk! We're going all-out this year with all the things we love, including: An art market featuring local NE artists and craftsman, Chalk artists and a create your own mural station, Family-friendly activities, Cider, cider and more cider (and beer)!

The Liquid Zoo 2019 at Bauhaus

May 17-19, 2019

TWIN CITIZENS! The Liquid Zoo during Art-A-Whirl® is BACK! Presented by Down In The Valley, Revival, Parlour Bar Mpls, Brasa, Copycats Media, and Northmade Co, The Liquid Zoo during Art-A-Whirl 2019 is a three-day celebration that unites local best-in-class musicians, artists, and food & beverage purveyors. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND FOR ALL AGES, 21+ TO DRINK. As much as we love your four-legged furry friends, we ask that you keep pets at home to avoid the heat, crowds, and noise.

LTD Brewing 5th Anniversary Block Party

June 1, 2019

We made it 5 years! Wow... and we have all of you to thank for it. So why not shut down the street and party with some amazing people? We will have a huge stage with live music all day, special brewery beer releases, games, activities, family events, brewing demonstrations, and more! This event is our chance to celebrate you, our dear friends and family, for your support. You made these five years unforgettable. You are what we drink to. And we hope you'll come celebrate with us. We’ll have something for everyone.

City Pages 27th Annual Beer Fest

June 1, 2019

City Pages Beer Fest is one of the longest running events of its kind in the Midwest — 27 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. Expect plenty of craft beer, food trucks, live music, tons of games and prizes, and the ever-popular Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band.

Funk Fest at Sociable Cider Werks

June 2, 2019

Presented by Sociable Cider Werks and 89.3 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 and get funky at Sociable Cider Werks!

Mixed Culture 2019 at Fair State

June 15, 2019

Mixed Culture 2019 is happening Saturday, June 15th at our NE Minneapolis taproom. We’ll have another killer line up of guest breweries this year. More details TBA.

Pryes Anniversary Block Party

June 15, 2019

Celebrate with us at the Pryes Anniversary Block Party, featuring live music, local makers and more! Mark your calendars to join us on Saturday June 15th. Stay tuned as we release details.

Pride Beer Dabbler

June 21, 2019

The Beer Dabbler is back for the eighth 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.

All Pints North Experience Tour

July 27, 2019

Join the brewers of Minnesota by the shores of Lake Superior at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth, and celebrate craft beer 2oz at a time! All Pints North, on Saturday, July 27, 2019, will feature beer from breweries around the region, live music and tasty food in an iconic setting.

Summer Beer Dabbler

August 17, 2019

The 10th Annual Summer Beer Dabbler is a one-of-a-kind craft beer experience. With more than 130 breweries sampling over 400 beers, this premier summertime craft beer festival will take place on the grass at CHS Field, the home of the St. Paul Saints.