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

To make the most out of your beer tasting experience, don't worry about driving home. Make a weekend out of it! Book your stay at Hotel Ivy in Downtown Minneapolis and be where all the action is.

Minnesota Brewery Running Series

All 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.

3rd Annual DROP IN at Modist Brewing Company

July 19, 2019

Presented by Modist Brewing Company and Rogue Citizen. Join us on Friday, July 19th for the 3rd Annual DROP IN, a free event celebrating art, skateboard, and music!Come watch some of the best local skateboarders from Minnesota's best skate shop, Cal Surf, set up a mini skatepark in our back warehouse and put on a killer demo. All while live music is played, and art is showcased throughout the brewery!

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.

Indeed We Can - Wilderness Inquiry Fundraiser

July 31, 2019

Join us on Wednesday, July 31st at Indeed Brewing Company. Indeed has chosen Wilderness Inquiry for their charitable giving program, Indeed We Can. ALL net proceeds (yes, you read that correctly- 100% of the net proceeds) the entire day the taproom is open will be donated to support Wilderness Inquiry. Beer for you or your friends? Check! Growler to share (or not)? Check! A coozie to keep your beer cold? Check! Everything supports WI's mission of inclusion. We can't wait to see you there!

In Cahoots Block Party: A Collaboration of Craft

August 4, 2019

The Red Stag & The Growler are proud to bring you Minneapolis's First Collaboration Festival, In Cahoots! Minnesota breweries form teams to create new collaboration beers you can only experience at the block party. You vote on the best brew! A portion of the event proceeds will be given to the winning team's local charity! Free! Rain or Shine! 2019 Teams to be announced shortly!

Co-Hop Fest Vol: East Coast

August 10, 2019

Join us as we fight to end rare genetic childhood diseases. We'll be pouring rare beers from your favorite breweries east of the Mississippi, including those almost never available Minnesota. All ticket prices include a souvenir tasting glass.

Bauhaus Brew Labs Presents; "Blood, Sweat, & Beers: II"

August 11, 2019

BLOOD, SWEAT, & BEERS IS BACK!!! We are joining forces once again, with our friends at Bauhaus Brew Labs to bring to you "BLOOD, SWEAT & BEERS: II" on SUNDAY, August 11th!!! Your $20 ticket is the gateway to the wrestling extra-vaganza, and the first 50 tickets sold come with a free pint (select General Admission + free beer when you purchase tickets). 50 VIP tickets available at $50, which includes 2 beers, access to VIP viewing area, a limited edition signed poster of the event, and a meet and greet with the talent at 3pm.

Nershfest 2019 at Inbound BrewCo

August 17, 2019

Bands: Ali and The Scoundrels, Purple Funk Metropolis, Barbaro, Frogleg
Food trucks:TBA

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.

Freak Fest at Sociable Cider Werks

August 18, 2019

Save the date for Freak Fest! This party will be as unusual, abnormal, outlandish, and unconventional as we are. We promise it will make for one downright bizarre Sunday (in the best way), and will be one wacky summer event you won't want to miss. We're inviting the freaky, funky and downright fun folks to party with us on Sunday, August 18th! Stay tuned for bands, entertainment, food and fun to be announced shortly!

Taco & Beer Crawl Minneapolis

August 24, 2019

5+ Venues! Discounted Drinks at all venues! Entry to the after party! Free take-home swag! Limited up to the first 100 people. Early Bird: Tickets Start at $20 and go up to $35 as the crawl gets closer and tickets sellout. Day of Crawl Price: $35.