The Growler’s Complete Guide to Beer at the 2019 Minnesota State Fair

Photo by Kevin Kramer

It’s the most Minnesotan time of the year, folks: State Fair time.

Since the launch of Lift Bridge Mini Donut in 2013, the Fair has engendered the zaniest output from Minnesota’s breweries and cideries. Fair beverages are 12 days of devil-may-care: stuffed with fruits, pickled with veggies, ringed with cotton candy, frozen into slushies, or served with lefse.

This year is no exception. Fifty-three brand new beverages—53!—plus 27 returning fair faves make for a grand total of 80 specialty beverages at the 2019 Great Minnesota Get-Together. We’ll be tasting through all of them on opening day, August 22, with the support of underwriting partner Maltwerks, and letting you know what we think of the line-up first thing August 23.

Without further ado, here’s The Growler’s Complete Guide to Beer (and Other Adult Beverages) at the 2019 Minnesota State Fair.

Note: The beer list and descriptions are provided by the Minnesota State Fair, the Minnesota Craft Brewer’s Guild, and Minnesota Wine Country, and are subject to change.

2019 Newcomers

Berry Go Round Sour // Photo via August Schell Brewing Company

Berry Go Round Sour

A mixed-culture Berliner weisse refermented on raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries. Tart and dry. 5.0% ABV, 5 IBU. Brewed by August Schell Brewing Co. Available at LuLu’s Public House at West End Market

Blood Orange Freewheeler

Freewheeler Dry Apple sweetened with fresh-pressed blood orange. 6.0% ABV. Brewed by Sociable Cider Werks. Available at LuLu’s Public House at West End Market

Canoe Paddler Kölsch

A German-style Kölsch brewed with rye. Slightly spicy yet smooth. 5.0% ABV, 11 IBU. Brewed by Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. Available at the Leinie Lodge

Cherry Firework Hard Seltzer

Hard seltzer crafted with cherries. 5.0% ABV. Brewed by Lift Bridge Brewing Company. Available at Ball Park Cafe

 

 

Cherry Passion Fruit Tart Ale

An ale brewed with Belgian yeast with hints of citrus, plum notes, and generous additions of tart cherry and passion fruit. 6.0% ABV. Brewed by Bent Paddle Brewing Company. Available at Ball Park Cafe

Coco-Lime Wit

Fair State Brewing’s Coco-Lime Wit // Photo via Giggles Campfire Frill

A blend of lime- and coconut-infused witbier and tart wheat beer yields this fruity, balanced ale. 5.2% ABV, 12 IBUs. Brewed by Fair State Brewing Cooperative. Available at Giggles’ Campfire Grill

Cotton Candy Cream Ale

Cream ale infused with the flavors of fresh-spun cotton candy. 5.0% ABV, 10 IBUs. Brewed by Lupulin Brewing Company. Available at Hildebrand Concessions, located in the Grandstand concert venue. Please note: Only served in the Grandstand concert venue; concert ticket required (with the exception of the Amateur Talent Contest Finals on Sept. 1 when admission is free).

Cotton Candy Milkshake IPA

An IPA served in a cup rimmed with pink cotton candy sugar. 5.1% ABV, 15 IBUs. Brewed by Big Wood Brewery. Available at The Hideaway Speakeasy, located in the Veranda, Grandstand upper level

Country Rosé Spritzer

A rosé spritzer infused with hibiscus and topped with a splash of soda. 5.5% ABV. Wine by Alexis Bailly Vineyard. Available at The Blue Barn, located at West End Market

Crop Duster Lager

Crop Duster from Fair State Brewing Cooperative // Photo via Fair State

An American lager made with corn. 4.5% ABV. Brewed by Fair State Brewing Cooperative. Available at The Hangar

Dreamsicle Hard Malt

Blood orange hard Italian soda blended together with vanilla ice cream. Made with Bravazzi Hard Italian Soda. Available at Coasters

Elderflower Wheat Ale

An ale made with local wheat and Triple Pearl hops from Mighty Axe, and finished with hand-harvested native elderflowers. Notes of melon, citrus, freshly baked bread, herbs, cut hay, and meadow flowers. 4.9% ABV. Brewed by Able Seedhouse + Brewery. Available at Ball Park Cafe

Four Seam Screamer

Four Seam Screamer from Surly Brewing // Photo via Surly

A West Coast-inspired IPA brewed with the help of former Minnesota Twins All-Star pitcher Glen Perkins. Tropical notes of orange, mango, and pineapple and a dry, crisp finish. 6.9% ABV. Brewed by Surly Brewing Company. Available at Ball Park Cafe

Funnel Cloud F2 Ale

A not-too-sweet ale inspired by classic State Fair funnel cakes with notes of lightly toasted bread, caramel, and vanilla. 5.2% ABV, 15 IBUs. Brewed by Bad Weather Brewing Company. Available at Mancini’s al Fresco

The Great Minnesota Citra Gether

612 Brew’s The Great Minnesota Citra Gether // Photo via 612Brew

A Citra-hopped IPA with bright citrus and tangerine notes and slightly nutty profile. 5.0% ABV. Brewed by 612Brew. Available at Coasters

The Great Minnesota Handshake

The Great Minnesota Handshake // Photo via Indeed

A sessionable strawberry milkshake cream ale with big strawberry fruit flavor and a touch of vanilla. 5.2% ABV, 18 IBUs. Brewed by Indeed Brewing Company and The Freehouse. Available at The Blue Barn

Honey Bee Lavender Honey Mead

Mead featuring sparkling honey with a touch of lavender, and a semi-sweet effervescent finish. 6.0% ABV. Brewed by Sociable Cider Werks. Available at LuLu’s Public House

Kirby Pucker #34 Arnie Palmer

Kirby Pucker Arnold Palmer from Eastlake Craft Brewery // Photo via Eastlake

The third beer in a series of State Fair exclusives. Brewed with loose-leaf tea, lemon zest, and lemon juice before undergoing a second fermentation with lactobacillus. 5.0% ABV. Brewed by Eastlake Craft Brewery. Available at Ball Park Cafe

Lavender Lemonade Bubble Trouble

Sparkling Edelweiss wine accented with lavender-infused lemonade, garnished with a pinch of fresh lavender and served on ice. Wine made by Cannon River Winery. Available at The Hideaway Speakeasy, located in the Veranda, Grandstand upper level

Leinenkugel’s Hefeweizen

A German-style Hefeweizen featuring a banana-like aroma and spicy clove finish. 5.5% ABV, 10 IBU. Brewed by Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. Available at the Leinie Lodge

Lemon Drop Shandy

Lemon Drop Shandy by Tin Whiskers // Photo via Giggles’ Campfire Grill

A wheat ale brewed with lemon juice and honey. 5.2% ABV, 13 IBU. Brewed by Tin Whiskers Brewing Company. Available at Giggles’ Campfire Grill

Lemon Meringue Pie Ale

A blonde ale with notes of bright citrus featuring toasted malts that give way to a hint of pie crust. 5.0% ABV, 10 IBU. Brewed by Lupulin Brewing Company. Available at The Hangar

Mango Medusa Juice

A mango-infused tart ale that is light and fruity with a pop of pucker. 4.5% ABV. Brewed by Surly Brewing Company. Available at Dino’s Gyros

Mango Star

A session IPA twice dry-hopped with Citra, Mosaic, and Amarillo hops and fruited with mango purée. 4.9% ABV, 37 IBU. Brewed by Fulton Brewing. Available at LuLu’s Public House

Michelada

Michelob Golden Light mixed with hot sauce, lime juice, and spices. Available at Tejas Express, located in The Garden

Mighty Magenta Dragon Fruit IPA

A fluorescent magenta IPA formulated by two State Fair homebrew blue-ribbon winners, featuring dragon fruit, juicy New World hops, and Minnesota malt. Notes of passion fruit, mango, and red berries. 6.0% ABV. Brewed by Bent Brewstillery. Available at Ball Park Cafe

Mini-Sotan IPA

An American-style IPA featuring a new experimental hop and Cascade hops, along with a blend of British, American, and German malts. Aromas of pineapple, grapefruit, and apricot; flavors of English biscuits, bread crust, and sweet citrus. 4.0% ABV. Brewed by Summit Brewing Co. Available at Shanghaied Henri’s and the Summit Booth, located at the International Bazaar

Minnesota Mimosa

Edelweiss sparkling wine topped with orange juice. Wine made by Cannon River Winery. Available at O’Gara’s at the Fair

MN Brew Together Orange Dreamsicle IPA

Brewed with Minnesota barley and wheat malt, a bit of milk sugar and vanilla bean, then dry-hopped with Lotus and Citra cryo hops. Cool and creamy with a touch of acidity and an orange citrus hop aroma. 5.5% ABV. Brewed as a collaboration between Modist Brewing Co. and Barrel Theory Beer Company. Available at Ball Park Cafe

MN Haze

Lakes & Legends’ MN Haze // Photo via Lakes & Legends

A 100-percent Minnesotan hazy IPA brewed with Mighty Axe hops and Vertical Malt malted barley, featuring notes of citrus and tropical fruit. 6.8% ABV, 44 IBU. Brewed by Lakes & Legends Brewing Company. Available at O’Gara’s at the Fair

Nordic Strawberry Blonde Ale

An easy-drinking ale that’s light and smooth. 5.6% ABV, 16 IBU. Brewed by Insight Brewing Company. Available at The Hangar

Northstar Frosé Blanc

A frozen blend of guava purée; lemon, orange, and passion fruit juices; and Round Lake Winery’s Skinny Dipping Tropical Passion white wine. 5.3% ABV. Available at Giggles’ Campfire Grill

Onesie, Twosie, LuLu Lucy

Surly Brewing’s Onesie, Twosie, Lulu Lucy // Photo via Surly

A hazy, hop-forward IPA with tropical fruit aromas and a soft pillowy body. 7.4% ABV, 62 IBU. Brewed by Surly Brewing Company. Available at LuLu’s Public House

Orange Push-Up Pop

A pale ale featuring bright citrus and tropical fruit notes, a light malt body, and finished with orange cream and lactose. Served in a cup rimmed with zesty orange sugar. 5.0% ABV, 35 IBU. Brewed by Fulton Brewing. Available at Café Caribe

Peaches & Cream Ale

A spin-off of Castle Danger Cream Ale, featuring a slightly sweet, creamy texture; balanced bitterness; and an addition of juicy peach. 5.5% ABV. Brewed by Castle Danger Brewery. Available at O’Gara’s at the Fair

People Watcher

A medium-bodied, dry Pilsner featuring notes of grapefruit and orange. 6.0% ABV, 40 IBU. Brewed by FINNEGANS Brew Co. Available at Aldo’s, Sabino’s, Swine & Spuds and Snack House, located in the Warner Coliseum

Pomegranate Bubbly Mojito

A crisp take on a mojito, featuring mint, lime, and a twist of tart pomegranate mixed with Cannon River Sparkling Edelweiss wine and served on ice. Wine by Cannon River Winery. Available at The Hideaway Speakeasy, located in the Veranda, Grandstand upper level

Prickly Pear IPA

An easy-drinking IPA fruited with prickly pear purée. 5.5% ABV, 35 IBU. Brewed by Fulton Brewing. Available at Frontier Bar

Berry Manilow

Berry Manilow by Utepils // Photo via Utepils

Lightly hopped and blended with housemade lemonade and a splash of puréed raspberries. 4.1% ABV. Brewed by Utepils Brewing. Available at Dino’s Gyros

Red Wine Sorvino

Strawberry and jam flavors from Cannon River’s GoGo Red wine are complemented by a dollop of housemade berry sorbet gelato. Wine by Cannon River Winery. Available at Mancini’s al Fresco

Rosa Fresca

Rosa Fresca by Indeed Brewing // Photo via Indeed

Mexican Honey Light finished with hibiscus and lime. 5.2% ABV. Brewed by Indeed Brewing Company. Available at Ball Park Cafe

The Shandlot Mixed Berry Shandy

“The sultan of suds,” “The colossus of quenchers,” “The GREAT Shandino.” A lemony beer infused with strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries. 4.5% ABV. Brewed by Bauhaus Brew Labs. Available at Ball Park Cafe

Sideshow Spritzer

A light, dry, white-wine inspired lager with tropical notes of passion fruit and mango. 5.8% ABV. Brewed by Surly Brewing Company. Available at Coasters

Slushy LuLu Limoncello

Road Rash Shandy Apple combined with lemon, then frozen into a Limoncello-style slushy. 6.6% ABV. Brewed by Sociable Cider Werks. Available at LuLu’s Public House

Sparkling Honey Hive

Sociable Cider Werks Sparkling Honey Hive // Photo via Giggle’s Campfire Grill

Fresh honey from canola pollinators is brewed with a touch of cane sorghum and lightly sweetened with dandelion honey. A sharp honey nose gives way to a lingering eucalyptus aroma, while the flavor of vanilla is balanced with a delicate honey backbone. 6.0% ABV. Brewed by Sociable Cider Werks. Available at Giggles’ Campfire Grill

Strawberries and Mint Bubbly Mojito

A take on a mojito, featuring strawberry, lime, and mint flavors and Cannon River Sparkling Edelweiss wine. Served on ice. Wine made by Cannon River Winery. Available at The Hideaway Speakeasy, located in the Veranda, Grandstand upper level

Strawberry Blonde

A fruity American blonde ale brewed with German noble hops, a touch of white wheat, and strawberry purée. 4.8% ABV, 29 IBU. Brewed by Fulton Brewing. Available at Hildebrand Concessions, located in the Grandstand concert venue. Please note: Only served in the Grandstand concert venue; concert ticket required (with the exception of the Amateur Talent Contest Finals on Sept. 1 when admission is free).

Summer Luv’n Orange IPA

Summer Luv’n from Bent Paddle Brewing // Photo via Bent Paddle

Bent Paddle’s Bent Hop Golden IPA combined with an orange and tangerine infusion. Each glass is rimmed and garnished with sweet orange candy. 6.2% ABV, 68 IBU. Brewed by Bent Paddle Brewing Company. Available at Andy’s Grille

Summer Sunset Frosé

A frozen blend of peach juice, strawberry juice, and Round Lake Winery’s Frontenac Gris. Wine made by Round Lake Winery. Available at Giggles’ Campfire Grill

Sunset Rosé Wine

Part of the Parley Vue Rosé series, this not-too-sweet wine has notes of strawberry, chokecherry, cranberry, and watermelon rind. Made by Parley Lake Winery. Available at Hildebrand Concessions, located in the Grandstand concert venue. Please note: Only served in the Grandstand concert venue; concert ticket required (with the exception of the Amateur Talent Contest Finals on Sept. 1 when admission is free).

Toasted Pumpkin Seed Ale

Toasted Pumpkin Seed Ale by Third Street Brewhouse // Photo via Giggles’ Campfire Grill

A traditional lager with a roasted pumpkin seed flavor. 3.9% ABV, 12 IBU. Brewed by Third Street Brewhouse. Available at Giggles’ Campfire Grill

Very Berry Frozen Hard Seltzer

A frozen hard seltzer with flavors of ripe berries. 5.5% ABV. Brewed by The Freehouse. Available at The Blue Barn, located at West End Market

White Claw Red Bull Slushie

Black Cherry White Claw Hard Seltzer mixed with Coconut Berry Red Bull. Available at O’Gara’s at the Fair

Returning Specialty Beverages

Photo by Kevin Kramer

Blue Raspberry Slushy

Country White Wine infused with blue raspberry flavor. Wine made by Alexis Bailly Vineyard. Available at French Crêperie

Blueberry Pomegranate Wine Slushie

Blueberry wine is mixed with pomegranate flavors. Wine made by Forestedge Winery. Available at Minnesota Wine Country

Cake’d Up Celebration Beer

A deep-fried cake-flavored, lightly hopped ale featuring a distinct vanilla aroma. 5.0% ABV, 20 IBU. Brewed by Mankato Brewery. Available at The Hangar

Candy Apple Hard Cider

Candy Apple Cider from Sociable Cider Werks // Photo via Giggles’ Campfire Grill

Fresh-pressed Honeycrisp, Haralson, and SweeTango apples brewed with cane sorghum and Willamette hops, fermented with a fruit-forward wine yeast, sweetened using cauldron-cooked caramel, and carbonated to a bubbly effervescence. Each pint is garnished with a caramel-drizzled apple slice. 6.0% ABV. Brewed by Sociable Cider Werks. Available at Giggles’ Campfire Grill

Cherry Wine Slushy

Cherry flavor infused with Country White Wine to make a refreshing summer slushy. Wine made by Alexis Bailly Vineyard. Available at French Crêperie

Chocolate Chip Cookie Beer

Honoring two State Fair traditions—chocolate chip cookies and craft beer—this sweet beer has a malty backbone and features hints of chocolate and vanilla. Each glass is rimmed with semi-sweet chocolate. 5.2% ABV, 25 IBU. Brewed by Big Wood Brewery. Available at Andy’s Grille

Cotton Candy Bubble Trouble

Sparkling Edelweiss wine poured over cotton candy and finished with a cotton candy garnish. Wine made by Cannon River Winery. Available at The Hideaway Speakeasy, located in the Veranda, Grandstand upper level

Dill Pickle Kölsch

Dill Pickle Kölsh by Tin Whiskers // Photo via Giggles’ Campfire Grill

A Kölsch-style beer infused with fresh dill and cucumber from the Saint Paul Farmers’ Market and garnished with a dill pickle and a cube of Havarti dill cheese. 4.7% ABV. Brewed by Tin Whiskers Brewery. Available at Giggles’ Campfire Grill

Frosé Wine Slushie

A slushie featuring rosé wine with a watermelon twist. Wine made by Falconer Vineyards Winery & Cidery. Available at Minnesota Wine Country

Frozen Grain Belt Blu or Schell’s Sangria Toppers

These mainstay beers that once debuted at the Minnesota State Fair are frozen into a foam and floated atop any Schell’s beer. 4.8% ABV. Brewed by August Schell Brewing Co. Available at the Schell’s Pavilion, located at West End Market

Funnel Cake Cream Ale

A lightly hopped cream ale with a sweet finish. Flavors of gooey dough with a crispy crust, apple pie filling, and a dusting of powdered sugar. 4.7% ABV. Brewed by Lakefront Brewery. Available at Coasters

Grapefruit Ode IPA

Castle Danger’s Grapefruit Ode // Photo via Castle Danger

Ode IPA infused with grapefruit, featuring tropical flavors and aromas and citrus notes. 7.0% ABV. Brewed by Castle Danger Brewery. Available at O’Gara’s at the Fair

Key Lime Pie

A light golden ale with a squeeze of Key lime, sweetened with a touch of lactose, and rimmed with sugar. 4.5% ABV, 13 IBU. Brewed by Lift Bridge Brewing Company. Available at Café Caribe

LimeLight

Featuring a slight agave sweetness, a citrusy punch of lime, and a hint of sea salt. 5.2% ABV, 10-15 IBU. Brewed by The Freehouse. Available at The Blue Barn, located at West End Market

Maple Bacon Brown Ale

A brown ale brewed with Minnesota maple syrup for a hint of sweetness and balanced with smoky malts. Each glass is paired with a crispy smoked bacon slice. 5.0% ABV. Brewed by Excelsior Brewing Co. Available at Giggles’ Campfire Grill

Mini Donut Beer

Lift Bridge Brewing’s Mini Donut Beer // Photo by EyeSpy Photography

A sweeter beer with a malty base and flavors reminiscent of a fresh State Fair mini donut. Each glass is served rimmed with cinnamon sugar. 5.0% ABV. Brewed by Lift Bridge Brewing Company. Available at Ball Park Cafe

Minnesota Mule Cider

A play on the cocktail, featuring cider made with all Minnesota-grown apples that’s been infused with hand-squeezed lime and ginger. 7.0% ABV. Brewed by Sweetland Orchard. Available at Ball Park Cafe

Mobster Mule Bubble Trouble

Sparkling Edelweiss wine, ginger beer, and sweet lime. Wine made by Cannon River Winery. Available at The Hideaway Speakeasy, located in the Veranda, Grandstand upper level

Orange Cream Ale

Orange Cream from Castle Danger // Photo via Castle Danger

An ale with a malty aroma and flavors of bright citrus orange that finishes with a slightly sweet, creamy texture. 5.0% ABV. Brewed by Castle Danger Brewery. Available at O’Gara’s at the Fair

Original Beergarita

Tejas Margarita Mix is frozen and blended with Leinenkugel’s Honey Weiss. Also available in strawberry and mojito flavors, and can be made gluten-free. Honey Weiss is brewed by Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. Available at Tejas Express, located in The Garden

Peaches & Gris Wine Slushie

Frontenac Gris wine blended with a peach twist. Wine made by Saint Croix Vineyards. Available at Minnesota Wine Country

Raspberry Hard Cider

A blend of Honeycrisp, Haralson and SweeTango apples is brewed with a touch of sorghum and fresh raspberry purée, then fermented dry. Garnished with fresh raspberries. 6.4% ABV. Brewed by Sociable Cider Werks. Available at Giggles’ Campfire Grill

Raspberry Wine Slushie

A slushie blended with raspberry wine. Wine made by WineHaven Winery. Available at Minnesota Wine Country

Red Sangria Slushy

A red sangria slushy mixed with Country Red Wine and Ratafia Wine. Wine made by Alexis Bailly Vineyard. Available at French Crêperie

S’Mores Beer

Vienna, Munich, and Caramel malts combine to give this amber ale a smooth character, with flavors of graham cracker, chocolate, marshmallow, and a hint of smoke. Each glass is rimmed with chocolate and crushed graham crackers, and topped with a marshmallow. 5.5% ABV. Brewed by Excelsior Brewing Co. Available at Giggles’ Campfire Grill

Sociable Mimosa or Bellini

Orange juice or peach purée is mixed with Sociable Cider Werks Freewheeler to make a mimosa or bellini. 5.9% ABV. Brewed by Sociable Cider Werks. Available at LuLu’s Public House, located at West End Market

Uff-da Ale

Uff-da Ale from Beaver Island Brewing // Photo via Giggles’ Campfire Grill

A crisp, slightly tart, Norwegian-inspired session ale featuring honey aromas and brewed with locally malted Rahr Pilsner and wheat malts, a dash of honey malt, German Hallertau Magnum hops, Norsland Lefse, and lingonberries. Each glass is garnished with fresh lingonberries and a crispy lefse chip. 4.7% ABV, 21 IBU. Brewed by Beaver Island Brewing Co. Available at  Giggles’ Campfire Grill

All the offerings (in one handy map)

Still thirsty? Here’s a handy dandy map of all the drinks available at the fair, listed under each vendor. Lists provided by the Minnesota State Fair (subject to change).

On a mobile device, click the square icon in the upper right-hand corner to open this map in the Google Maps app or another browser tab. Click the pint glasses on the map to display the beers available at individual establishments. Click the arrow icon in the upper left-hand corner of the map to display the list of establishments serving beer.

 

All Minnesota breweries (and where to find them)

There are 107 Minnesota breweries, cideries, and wineries pouring at this year’s State Fair. For those on a mission to seek out their favorites, this list is for you (sorted by brewery / cidery / winery, every location at which they are available, and what’s being poured).

(Note: The alphanumeric location markers following each vendor refer to locations on the official Minnesota State Fair map.)

Vendors

Aldo’s, Snack House, Sushi Rolls, Swine & Spuds (L-31)
Andy’s Grille (L-27)
The Ball Park Café (R-25)
The Blue Barn (H-24)
Café Caribe (M-27)
Chicago Dogs (T-24)
Coasters (J-27)
Dino’s Gyros (R-26)
French Creperie (Q-26)
Frontier Bar (K-27)
Giggles’ Campfire Grill (T-12)
The Hangar (R-9)
The Hideaway Speakeasy (L-24)
The Grandstand (M-24)
LuLu’s Public House (G-24)
Mancini’s Al Fresco (P-26)
Midway Men’s Club (R-22)
Minnesota Wine Country (S-28)
Minnesota Craft Brewer’s Guild (S-28)
O’Gara’s at the Fair (V-25)
Ragin’ Cajun (T-24)
RC’s BBQ (J-24)
Schell’s Pavilion (G-24)
Shanghaied Henri’s (U-31)
Summit Booth (U-31)
Tejas Express (S-24)

MN Breweries, Cideries, and Wineries

10K Brewing

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

3rd Act Brewery

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

56 Brewing

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

612Brew

  • Coasters – The Great Minnesota Citra Gether

Able Seedhouse + Brewery

  • Ball Park Café Elderflower Wheat Ale
  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Alexis Bailly Wine

  • French Creperie Country Red, Country White, Country Rosé, Country Sangria
  • Shanghaied Henri’s

Alloy Brewing Company

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

August Schell Brewing Company

  • Aldo’s, Sabino’s Pizza Pies, Swine & Spuds and Snack House – Grain Belt Nordeast, Schell’s Firebrick
  • Chicago Dogs – Grain Belt Blu, Grain Belt Premium
  • Coasters Grain Belt Blu, Grain Belt Premium, Schell’s Sangria
  • Dino’s Gyros Grain Belt Premium, Schell’s Oktoberfest
  • Frontier Bar Grain Belt Nordeast, Grain Belt Premium, Grain Belt Southwest Cerveza, Schell’s Sangria
  • Giggles’ Campfire Grill Grain Belt Blu, Grain Belt Premium, Schell’s Sangria
  • The Hangar – Grain Belt Premium, Schell’s Sangria
  • Grandstand Grain Belt Blu
  • LuLu’s Public House – Berry Go Round Sour, Grain Belt Blu, Grain Belt Nordeast, Grain Belt Premium,  Schell’s Sangria
  • Mancini’s Al Fresco – Grain Belt Blu, Grain Belt Southwest Cerveza, Schell’s Sangria
  • Midway Men’s Club – Grain Belt Blu, Grain Belt Nordeast, Grain Belt Premium, Schell’s Sangria
  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild
  • O’Gara’s at the Fair – Grain Belt Premium, Schells IPA, Schells Oktoberfest
  • Ragin’ Cajun – Grain Belt Blu, Grain Belt Premium
  • RC’s BBQ – Grain Belt Premium
  • Schell’s Pavilion Grain Belt Blu, Grain Belt Nordeast, Grain Belt Premium, Grain Belt Southwest Cerveza, Schell’s Firebrick, Schell’s IPA, Schell’s Keller Pils, Schell’s Sangria

Bad Weather Brewing

  • Mancini’s Al Fresco  Funnel Cloud F2 Ale
  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Badger Hill Brewing

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Bald Man Brewing

  • Coasters – Hot Summer Night
  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Barrel Theory Beer Company

  • Ball Park Cafe – MN Brew Together Orange Dreamsicle IPA

Bauhaus Brew Labs

  • Ball Park Café – The Shandlot Pink Lemon Shandy
  • Café Caribe Wonderstuff
  • Dino’s Gyros Lounge Wizard Juicy Pale Ale
  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Beaver Island Brewing Company

  • Giggles’ Campfire Grill – Uff-da Ale
  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Bent Brewstillery

  • Ball Park Café – Mighty Magenta Dragon Fruit IPA
  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Bent Paddle Brewing

  • Andy’s Grille – Summer Luv’n Orange IPA
  • Ball Park Café – Cherry Passion Fruit Tart Ale, Cold Press Black Ale
  • Café Caribe – Bent Hop IPA
  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Big Axe Brewing

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Big Wood Brewery

  • Andy’s Grille – Chocolate Chip Cookie Beer
  • The Hideaway Speakeasy Cotton Candy Milkshake IPA, Jack Savage
  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Birch’s Lowertown

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Blacklist Artisan Ales

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Blue Wolf Brewing Company

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Brass Foundry Brewing Co.

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Brau Brothers Brewing Co.

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Burning Brothers Brewing

  • Frontier Bar – Pyro (gluten-free)
  • LuLu’s Public House – Pyro (gluten-free)

Cannon River Winery

  • Coasters – Feisty Red, Feisty White, Sogn Blush
  • The Hideaway Speakeasy Cotton Candy Bubble Trouble, Feisty White, Gunflint Gris, Gunflint Red, Lavender Lemonade Bubble Trouble, Mobster Mule Bubble Trouble, Pomegranate Bubbly Mojito, Sparkling Edelweiss, Strawberries and Mint Bubbly Mojito, St. Pepin White
  • Mancini’s Al Fresco – GoGo Red, Mancini Levee Red, Red Wine Sorvino, West 7th White
  • Minnesota Wine Country – Sogn Blush, St. Pepin White
  • O’Gara’s at the Fair – Edelweiss, Gunflint Red, Minnesota Mimosa, Sogn Blanc 

Carlos Creek Winery

  • French Creperie – Wine Slushies

Castle Danger Brewing

  • Andy’s Grille – Cream Ale
  • Ball Park Café – Cream Ale
  • Café Caribe – Cream Ale, Ode IPA
  • Coasters – Cream Ale
  • Dino’s Gyros – Cream Ale
  • Giggles’ Campfire Grill – Cream Ale
  • The Hangar – Cream Ale
  • Grandstand  17-7 Pale Ale
  • LuLu’s Public House – Cream Ale
  • Mancini’s Al Fresco – Cream Ale
  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild
  • O’Gara’s at the Fair – Grapefruit Ode IPA, Orange Cream Ale, Peaches & Cream Ale

Chankaska Winery

  • Grandstand

Clockwerks Brewing

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Clutch Brewing Company

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Copper Trail Brewing Company

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Cuyuna Brewing Company

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Dangerous Man Brewing Company

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Day Block Brewing Company

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Dual Citizen Brewing Company

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Duluth Brewhouse

  • Café Caribe Apricot Wheat Ale 
  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Eastlake Craft Brewery

  • Ball Park Café – Kirby Pucker #34 Arnie Palmer
  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Enki Brewing

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Excelsior Brewing Co.

  • Coasters Big Island Blonde Ale
  • Dino’s Gyros – A Day at the Peach, Big Island Blond Ale, Dragon Fruit Milkshake IPA
  • Giggles’ Campfire Grill – Maple Bacon Brown, S’Mores Beer
  • The Hideaway Speakeasy  Big Island Blond Ale
  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild
  • O’Gara’s at the Fair – Big Island Blond Ale

Fair State Brewing Coop

  • Andy’s Grille – Roselle
  • Café Caribe Pahlay
  • Coasters – Pahlay
  • Dino’s Gyros – IPA, Pahlay’Ahlay
  • Giggles’ Campfire Grill  Coco-Lime Wit
  • The Hangar Crop Duster Lager, Hard Water Hibiscus + Orange Zest, Hard Water Lemongrass Ginger + Lemon, Pahlay, Roselle
  • Mancini’s Al Fresco – Mirror Universe Hazy IPA
  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Falconer Vineyards

  • Minnesota Wine Country – Falconer Rosé, Frosé Wine Slushie, 

FINNEGANS Brew Co.

  • Aldo’s, Sabino’s Pizza Pies, Swine & Spuds and Snack House – People Watcher
  • The Hangar – Buddy Stout, Cosmic Snowball
  • Grandstand Buddy Stout, Tile Factory Mosaic IPA
  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild
  • O’Gara’s at the Fair – Irish Amber

Fitger’s Brewhouse

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Foxhole Brewhouse

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Forestedge Winery

  • Minnesota Wine Country – Blueberry Pomegranate Wine Slushie, Blueberry, Raspberry Rhubarb

The Freehouse

  • The Blue Barn – LimeLight, The Great Minnesota Handshake

Fulton Beer Co.

  • Aldo’s, Sabino’s Pizza Pies, Swine & Spuds and Snack House – Lonely Blonde, Sweet Child of Vine
  • Andy’s Grille – Lonely Blonde
  • Ball Park Café – Lonely Blonde
  • Café Caribe – Grapefruit Lonely Blonde, Lonely Blonde, Orange Push-Up Pop, Sweet Child of Vine
  • Coasters – Lonely Blonde
  • Frontier Bar – Hard Seltzer, Lonely Blonde, Prickly Pear IPA
  • Giggles’ Campfire Grill – Lonely Blonde
  • Grandstand Strawberry Blonde
  • LuLu’s Public House – Lonely Blonde, Mango Star
  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild
  • O’Gara’s at the Fair – Fulton 300
  • RC’s BBQ – Lonely Blonde
  • Tejas Express – Lonely Blonde

Garphish Brewing Company

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Garvin Heights

  • Minnesota Wine Country – Bluff Country Blush, St. Urho White

Giesenbräu Bier Co.

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

GLUEK BEER

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Grand Rounds Brewing Company

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Hayes’ Public House 

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

HeadFlyer Brewing

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Herkimer Pub and Brewery

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Hoops Brewing

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Inbound BrewCo

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Indeed Brewing

  • Ball Park Café – Rosa Fresca
  • The Blue Barn The Great Minnesota Handshake
  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Insight Brewing

  • The Hangar Banshee Cutter Coffee Blonde Ale (Nitro), Nordic Strawberry Blonde
  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Invictus Brewing Co.

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Jack Pine Brewery

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Klockow Brewing Company

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Lakes & Legends Brewing

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild
  • O’Gara’s at the Fair – MN Haze
  • RC’s BBQ – St. Gail

Lake Monster Brewing

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Lift Bridge Brewery

  • Aldo’s, Sabino’s Pizza Pies, Swine & Spuds and Snack House – Farm Girl
  • Andy’s Grille – Farm Girl
  • Ball Park Café – Cherry Firework Hard Seltzer, Farm Girl, Juice-Z NE IPA, Mini Donut Beer
  • The Blue Barn – Farm Girl
  • Café Caribe – Key Lime Pie, Mango Blonde, Northwoods Juice Box Hard Seltzer
  • Chicago Dogs – Farm Girl, Mango Blonde
  • Coasters Northwoods Juice Box Hard Seltzer
  • Dino’s Gyros – Farm Girl
  • The Hangar Farm Girl, Hard Seltzer Northwoods Juice Box, Hard Seltzer St. Croix Berries, Hard Seltzer Voyageurs Citrus, Jibe Talkin’ Apricot Sour, Juice-Z NE IPA, Mango Blonde
  • The Hideaway Speakeasy 93X Brotherhood Lager, Farm Girl, Hop Dish IPA
  • Mancini’s Al Fresco – Mango Blonde, Northwoods Juice Box Hard Seltzer
  • Midway Men’s Club Farm Girl
  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild
  • O’Gara’s at the Fair – Jibe Talkin’ Apricot Sour

Little Thistle Brewing Co.

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Loon Juice

  • Aldo’s, Sabino’s Pizza Pies, Swine & Spuds and Snack House – Honeycrisp Cider
  • Andy’s Grille – Honeycrisp Cider
  • The Blue Barn – Honeycrisp Cider
  • The Hideaway Speakeasy – Honeycrisp Cider
  • O’Gara’s at the Fair – Honeycrisp Cider

Lupulin Brewing

  • The Hangar  Lemon Meringue Pie Ale
  • Grandstand Apricot Blonde, Cotton Candy Cream Ale, Hooey Hazy IPA
  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Mankato Brewing

  • The Hangar – Cake’d Up Celebration Beer, Mad Butcher
  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Maple Island Brewing

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Modist Brewing

  • Ball Park Café – MN Brew Together Orange Dreamsicle IPA, Dreamyard IPA
  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Northern Vineyards

  • Minnesota Wine Country Lady Slipper Rosé, Oktoberfest

OMNI Brewing Company

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Parley Lake Winery

  • Grandstand Sunset Rosé
  • Minnesota Wine Country Bard Quilt Red

Pryes Brewing Co.

  • The Blue Barn Hazy IPA
  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Round Lake Vineyards

  • Giggles’ Campfire Grill – Frontenac Gris, La Crescent, Marquette, Northstar Frosé Blanc, Skinny Dipping Tropical Passion, Summer Sunset Frosé

Roundhouse Brewery

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Saint Croix Vineyards

  • Minnesota Wine Country Frontenac Blanc, Frontenac Gris, Marquette, Raspberry Wine Slushie

Schram Winery & Brewery

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Shakopee Brewhall

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Sociable Cider Werks

  • Café Caribe – Burn Out, Freewheeler
  • Giggles’ Campfire Grill – Candy Apple Hard Cider, Raspberry Hard Cider, Sparkling Honey Hive
  • The Hangar Freewheeler
  • Grandstand Pinchflat
  • LuLu’s Public House – Blood Orange Freewheeler, Honey Bee Lavender Honey Mead, Slushy LuLu Limoncello, Mimosa or Bellini
  • Mancini’s Al Fresco – Freewheeler
  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild
  • Shanghaied Henri’s – Freewheeler

Spilled Grain Brewhouse

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Spiral Brewery

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Steel Toe Brewing

  • Ball Park Café – Size 7
  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

St. Paul Brewing Company

  • Coasters Grand Design S’Mores Porter
  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Summit Brewing

  • Andy’s Grille – Extra Pale Ale
  • Ball Park Café – Extra Pale Ale, Oktoberfest
  • The Blue Barn – Extra Pale Ale
  • Café Caribe – Slugfest Juicy IPA
  • Chicago Dogs – Extra Pale Ale
  • Coasters – Extra Pale Ale, Slugfest Juicy IPA
  • Dino’s Gyros – Extra Pale Ale
  • Frontier Bar – Oktoberfest, Slugfest Juicy IPA
  • The Hangar Cabin Crusher Kolsch, Skip Rock
  • LuLu’s Public House – Cabin Crusher Kolsch
  • Mancini’s Al Fresco – Extra Pale Ale, Oktoberfest, Slugfest Juicy IPA
  • Midway Men’s Club – Extra Pale Ale
  • O’Gara’s at the Fair – Extra Pale Ale
  • Ragin’ Cajun – Extra Pale Ale
  • RC’s BBQ – Extra Pale Ale
  • Shanghaied Henri’s – Extra Pale Ale, Mini-Sotan IPA, Oktoberfest
  • Summit Booth – Dakota Soul, Extra Pale Ale, Mini-Sotan IPA, Oatmeal Stout, Oktoberfest, Saga, Slugfest Juicy IPA

Surly Brewing

  • Aldo’s, Sabino’s Pizza Pies, Swine & Spuds and Snack House – Furious
  • Andy’s Grille – Furious
  • Ball Park Café – Four Seam Screamer, Furious
  • The Blue Barn – Furious
  • Café Caribe – Rosé
  • Coasters – Sideshow Spritzer
  • Dino’s Gyros – Furious, Mango Medusa Juice, Rosé
  • Giggles’ Campfire Grill – Furious, Hell
  • The Hangar – Furious
  • LuLu’s Public House – Onesie, Twosie, LuLu Lucy
  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild
  • Tejas Express – Furious

Sweetland Orchard

  • Ball Park Café – Cherry Rhubarb, Minnesota Mule Cider, Rustic Apple

Tanzenwald Brewing Company

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

The Lab

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Third Street Brewhouse

  • Giggles’ Campfire Grill Toasted Pumpkin Seed Ale
  • The Hangar  Sun Setter Blueberry Shandy
  • Grandstand  Minnesota Gold Lager
  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Three Twenty Brewing Co.

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Tin Whiskers Brewery

  • Coasters – Tractor Beam IPA
  • Giggles’ Campfire Grill – Dill Pickle Kolsh, Lemon Drop Shandy
  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Torg Brewery

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Town Hall Brewery

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Unmapped Brewing Co.

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Urban Growler Brewing Co.

  • Frontier Bar – Cowbell Cream Ale
  • The Hangar Vanilla Latte Blonde Ale
  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Utepils Brewing

  • Dino’s Gyros Berry Manilow, Skölsch Copacetic
  • The Hangar Copacetic Kolsch, Receptional
  • Grandstand  B.R.D.
  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Voyageur Brewing Company

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Wabasha Brewing Company

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Waconia Brewing Company

  • Café Caribe Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter
  • Grandstand  Mango Kolsch
  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Wayzata BrewWorks

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Wicked Wort Brewery Co.

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Winehaven Winery

  • Café Caribe
  • Minnesota Wine Country – La Crescent, Marechal Foch, Raspberry

Wooden Hill Brewing Company

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

Beer information provided by the Minnesota State Fair. All lists are subject to change. 

 

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