Minnesota State Fairgrounds Midway
Dan Patch & Liggett, St. Paul // 3–7:30pm // $35-99
It’s baaaaack. It’s almost time for The Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival 2014. Same great party. Exciting new location. The 5th edition of Minnesota’s Largest Outdoor Beer Festival is taking over the Minnesota State Fair Midway to celebrate craft beer the Minnesota way. Hundreds of craft beers will be available from well over a hundred breweries from Minnesota and the rest of the beer-making world. Loads of your favorite food trucks, live music, and a flurry of winter activities make it a day to remember. Tickets are on sale now for $35 (includes beer, not food) OR for $99 you can enjoy the first ever Very Important Dabbler (VID) experience which includes access to a heated tent, a pig roast dinner, a festival t-shirt, additional restrooms, and access to four exclusive barrel-aged beers from Dangerous Man, Fulton Beer, Boulevard Brewing, and Indeed Brewing Co.
Harriet Brewing 3rd Anniversary Extravaganza
416 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis // 6pm // $12-15
Harriet Brewing is celebrating their third anniversary in January at the Cedar. True to the brewery’s style, the event will feature plenty of great beer and bluegrass, including the return of their Elevator Doppelbock and Coffee Elevator Doppelbock.
Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild Winterfest
Historic Union Depot in St. Paul
The ever-popular beer-tasting event Winterfest presented by the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild is moving to the Historic Union Depot in downtown St. Paul. This event continues to sell-out in record time largely due to the extraordinary beers offered by Minnesota’s craft breweries. Be prepared for ticket on-sale day.
January 31st – February 2nd
City of Lakes Loppet
Various Locations, Uptown and Theodore Wirth Park, Minneapolis
The City of Lakes Loppet has evolved from a large urban cross-country ski race to a three-day festival celebrating winter’s “silent sports” in the heart of Minneapolis. Events range from highly competitive XC ski races to a luminary ski tour, fat tire–bike races and of course a weekend-long Surly beer garden. Go play in the snow… and grab me a beer!