It’s the time of the year we Minnesotans crave all winter long. Hot sweltering days of summer topped off with a cold beer. And, it’s the time of year where you can find a festival for something all summer long. So, put these two Minnesota summer favorites together and rejoice: there are plenty of summer craft beer festivals here in Minnesota. We’ve scoured the schedules to come up with a list of brew-based festivals where craft beer is king and queen. Domestic, imported, specialty, craft, seasonal and micro brewed beers – whatever your fancy, there are MN beer events to fit your taste buds.
Here’s your 2015 Minnesota Summer Craft Beer Schedule:
- All Pints North Summer Brew Fest
July 25 – Duluth
Celebrate beer crafted in Minnesota at the Bayfront Festival Park.
- Canterbury Park Beer Fest
August 1 – Canterbury Park
Craft beer, live music, and horse racing – all in one place.
August 1 – Harriet Brewing
5k run, 5 local bands, and some of the proceeds support the MN Music Coalition.
- In Cahoots! A Collaboration of Craft
August 2 – Red Stag Supperclub
Ten Minnesota breweries are paired up into teams to create five new bears for Red Stag’s 9th annual block party. Attendees will vote for their favorite collaboration.
- Brew Love Festival
August 13 – Minneapolis
An annual beer festival benefiting the Ronald McDonald House.
- Summer Beer Dabbler
August 15 – St. Paul
75 craft breweries, live music and food at the new St. Paul Saints Ballpark.
- Monticello Lions Club Brewfest
August 15 – Monticello
Enjoy the beer and help support a great community organization.
- Rock River Beer Fest
August 15 – Luvurne
Head south of the cities for this 2nd annual craft beer festival.
And as the cummer comes to a close, you can get your fill of beer at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The Great Minnesota Get Together starts August 17th, and the Twin Cities Oktoberfest will be hosted at the Fairgrounds on October 9th and 19th.
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