MN Beer Events Calendar, August-September Edition

August 18

Picnic on the Farm

Garden Farme // Ramsey, MN // Tickets are $65/adult and free for children 10 and under. Camping passes can be purchased for an additional $15/tent.

Pack up your picnic basket and have Dinner on the Farm. Jim McIntosh from the Grand Cafe will be grilling up a feast harvested from Garden Farme and other local producers. Indeed Brewing will serve their delicious craft brews while Jack Klatt strums some tunes. End the summer evening with treats from Petite Sweets Pastries and a bonfire. Buy some heirloom garlic, herbs and honey to bring back to the city with you or camp overnight under the stars. More information and tickets at


August 24

Alary’s Craft Beer Extravaganza

Alary’s Bar // 139 East 7th Street, St. Paul // 5-8pm // $20

Alary’s is teaming up with the folks behind the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest to put on a craft beer sampling on their back patio. The event will feature 15 breweries from Minnesota and beyond. The Bitterroot Band will provide the tunes and Alary’s will also have burgers and brats straight from the grill for your belly-expanding pleasure.


August 22 – September 2

The Land of 10,000 Beers

Minnesota State Fair // 1265 Snelling Avenue North, St. Paul

The extremely-popular local beer showcase, The Land of 10,000 beers is returning to the Minnesota State Fair this year. This Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild display will once again highlight Minnesota craft beer in an expanded display space.


August 24 & 25

Byggvir’s Big Beer Cup

Minnesota Renaissance Festival // 12364 Chestnut Boulevard, Shakopee

Contrary to popular belief, the Renaissance Festival isn’t just about overflowing cleavage, turkey legs, questionable English accents and discussion about the finer points of the 1979 version of the Dungeon Masters Guide… there’s also beer! This year, Byggvir’s Big Beer Cup returns to the Renaissance Festival for a 7th time. This competition showcases historic, English and European beers and includes some pretty sweet prizes, including a chance to have your beer brewed by Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery. Entries are due by August 11th.


September 7

Border Battle Beer Fest

Somerset Amphitheater // 715 Spring Street, Somerset, WI // 1-5pm // $25-45

The Border Battle Beer Fest returns to Somerset on September 7th this year and once again we’re looking at a knock-down, drag-out battle to the bottom of the glass. (A little secret… Minnesota is going to win…) In any case, like any beer festival, look for plenty of great beer, music and food. For those of you inclined to imbibe to the point that you’re making random friends and slapping cops on the butt, there are camping options as well!

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