A look at our favorite beer-related events in Minnesota during June 2015.
The Beer Dabbler at Twin Cities Pride
June 26, 5:30–9:30pm • Loring Park, Minneapolis • $40 Advance, $50 day of (if available)
The Beer Dabbler at Twin Cities Pride is back for its fourth year and is bigger and better than ever. Eats from 30+ food trucks will pair with more than 30 Minnesota craft breweries to keep everyone fed and sated while enjoying music from Prairie Fire Lady’s Choir, PaviElle, and Apollo Cobra, and dancing at the Silent Disco. Click here for tickets and more information.
Town Hall Brewery • 1430 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis • 3–6pm • $25
Our friends at Town Hall love their cider—and who can blame them? If you’re a cider fan as well, grab a ticket and join them on the patios of Town Hall and Republic 7 Corners for a tasting event featuring over 20 ciders from Minnesota and around the world. Click here for more information and here for tickets.
St. Paul Summer Beer Fest
International Bazaar, Minnesota State Fairgrounds • 1265 Snelling Ave N, St. Paul • 2–6pm (VIP entry at 1pm) • $40–60
The Seventh Annual St. Paul Summer Beer Fest returns to the State Fairgrounds with more breweries, food, and music. Grab your pretzels, your lanyards, and your bad self, and get ready for a day filled with all-things good. Click here for tickets and more information.
Maple Lake Brewfest
200 Division St W, Maple Lake • 2–5pm • $20–25
Should you find yourself in Maple Lake for their 125th Anniversary Celebration, you should definitely make an effort to check out their beer festival. The afternoon will include a variety of beers, live music, and food served by the Maple Lake Lions. Click here for tickets and more information.
Historic Schmidt Brewery • 882 Seventh St W, St. Paul • 4–10pm Friday, 10am–10pm Saturday, 10am–5pm Sunday
GermanFest is a celebration of German culture that features music, dance, games, community programs, and more. Not surprisingly, German food and beer are celebrated at this event as well. Among other activities, beer fans may want to grab a Schell’s beer and take a tour of the Schmidt Brewery. Click here for more information.
Eighth Annual Hay Lake Beer Tasting
Hay Lake School Museum • 14020 195th St N, Stillwater • 4–7pm • $15
The Eighth Annual Beer Tasting at the Hay Lake School Museum is a fund-raising event for the Washington County Historical Society in Stillwater. The tasting event features beers from across the state as well as a silent auction. Arrive early to check out a vintage baseball game leading into the tasting.
Surly Open Disc Golf Tournament
Blue Ribbon Pines Disc Golf Course • 1901 Klondike Dr, East Bethel • Two Sessions: 9:30am and 3:30pm check-in • $40
Throw some discs, drink some beer, and enjoy a beautiful day with good people at Blue Ribbon Pines. True to the event’s name, the sessions include a round of disc golf, a Surly disc, lunch, swag, and more. Click here for more information and to register.
Third Street Brewhouse Golden Anniversary Celebration
Third Street Brewhouse • 219 Red River Ave N, Cold Spring • 2–8pm
Third Street Brewhouse is celebrating their third anniversary with a bang. Jump on a bus at Grizzly’s in St. Cloud and head to the brewery for a day of food, beer, and live music. Jump on a tour and enjoy a pint of their new anniversary beer, the third in their Big Beer series. Click here for more information.
St. Paul’s Brewing History Tour
Summit Brewing Co. • 910 Montreal Circle, St. Paul • 1–4pm • $30–35
Channel your inner local-beer-history nerd and catch a ride on a three-hour bus tour of St. Paul’s rich brewing history. You’ll be treated to samples, conversation, and perhaps a few hidden gems. Even if you’re not a history buff, there’s something for everyone on this tour. Click here for tickets and more information.
ENKI Brewing Second Anniversary
ENKI Brewing • 7929 Victoria Dr, Victoria • 12–10pm
ENKI Brewing is celebrating their second anniversary this year. To celebrate, they’re inviting beer lovers from far and wide to visit their taproom for a day of special tappings, live music, games, and food. Click here for more information.
Northeast Food and Brew Jam
The Broadway • 945 Broadway St NE, Minneapolis • 12–5pm • $10
How does a Sunday afternoon of live music, Northeast Minneapolis beers, food trucks, and family-friendly activities sound? Awesome? We think so, too. Northeast Food and Brew Jam is a fundraiser benefiting organizations that serve NE Minneapolis youth. Check it out. Click here for tickets (advance ticketing ends June 1).
Blues and Brews
Nicollet Island Pavilion • 40 Power St, Minneapolis • 4–8pm • $50
Now in its second year, Blues and Brews promises an exciting day of live music, great beer, and delicious appetizers. The 14-brewery lineup includes Barley John’s Brew Pub, Bauhaus Brew Labs, Big Wood, Burning Brothers, Excelsior, Joseph Wolf, Lift Bridge, Lucid, Rock Bottom Brewery, Rush River, Sídhe, Sociable Cider Werks, Summit, and Tin Whiskers. Funds raised at the event benefit Minnesota’s suicide-prevention hotline, mental-health services, homeless-youth programs, and more. Click here for tickets and more information.