Its getting to be that time of year again. Minnesotans are packing the pantries and stocking the cellars for The Great State Hibernation. Rest comfortably, Dabblers. There will be time (and reason) to shake off the cobwebs come January. The Beer Dabbler, this magazine’s parent company, is gearing up to host its Fourth Annual Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival event in conjunction with The Saint Paul Heritage and Festival Foundation and The City of Saint Paul.
WHERE: St. Paul Famers Market, Lowertown
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 26, doors at 3 PM, beer 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM
TICKETS: Tickets are $35 in advance or $45 at the door, if tickets remain on event day. Tickets are available now at thebeerdabbler.com and the following locations*:
- The Beer Dabbler Store, 1095 W. 7th St., Saint Paul
- The Ale Jail, 1787 Saint Clair Ave., Saint Paul
- Thomas Liquors, 1941 Grand Ave., Saint Paul
- Four Firkins, 5630 W. 36th St., St. Louis Park
*Ticket for sale at retail locations are CASH ONLY
In addition to over 100 breweries sampling more than 300 beers, the festival includes: an official festival kick-off with Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman tapping the inaugural Oak Barrel brew – this year’s beer is to be a special release from Stone Brewing Company; new brews from various breweries; live music on two stages from local bands including Koo Koo Kanga Roo, The Chalice, Bloodnstuff and Heiruspecs; an AHA/BJCP Homebrew Contest presented by Northern Brewer; Lord Dabbler’s Cup awarded to the best brewery as voted on by festival-goers; hot food served by local gourmet food trucks including Gastrotruck, Natedogs, Potter’s Pasties, and many more; Leinenkugel’s Silent Disco and many more happy surprises.
“Every year we are amazed with how many people turn out for this annual outdoor event in the middle of winter, so we are thrilled to offer even more reasons for people to brave the cold” said Matt Kenevan, founder of the Beer Dabbler. “Even though we are bigger then ever before, we encourage beer fans to pick up their tickets as soon as possible because we are confident this year’s event will sell out in record time.”