Hullabaloo 2017

Let’s Hullabaloo! Our yam-packed fall fest is back for a sixth year of fun with all the fixins. On October 14 and 15, they are celebrating their harvest part with a bunch of beer, food, and live music. Flip on your flannel and let’s get this thing started.

BREWS
We’ll be pouring all your favorite Indeed beers, plus seasonal sippers Yamma Jamma, Oktoberfest, Fresh Hop, and Rum King. For those looking for extra special brews, the cask wall will be back and buzzing with fun and fall-inspired infusions. A quick reminder that Rum King releases in cans this year, so there will be no bottle sales at the brewery.

FOOD
To keep you fueled up to get down, our friends from The Blue Door Pub will be here slinging them heavenly Hullabalucys and totchos for your pleasure. Aki’s BreadHaus – German Style Baking will be on site with warm, salty (and vegan!) soft pretzels with delish Day Tripper mustard.

ACTIVITIES
In order to entertain our tiny humans, we’ll have our annual decoration of Mr. Yamma Jamma heads, as well as a visit from our pals at GetKnit Events. They’ll be setting up a free craft station on Sunday from 12-4pm for the kiddos and inner-kiddos alike.

MUSIC

Saturday, October 14:
1:00PM The Ventures Cover Band
2:10PM The Bad Man
3:20PM The Revenge Wedding
4:30PM What Tyrants
5:35PM Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band
6:45PM Bruise Violet
7:50PM Purple Funk Metropolis
9:00PM Black Market Brass

Sunday, October 15:
1:00PM Peter Lang
2:10PM Mike Gunther & His Restless Souls
3:20PM Gabe Barnett & them Rounders
4:30PM Dosh
5:45PM SOLID GOLD

Hullabaloo 2017 takes place October 14 from 12pm to 11pm, and October 15 from 12pm to 8pm. We got a big old tent for the occassion–so it’s going down rain or shine. Due to the size and sometimes rowdy nature of this event, please leave your furry friends (pets) at home–and tiny humans (kids), please head out of the taprooms by 8pm.

This event is CASH ONLY, so bring the green with you to avoid ATM lines. Entry is $1 at the door if you’re drinking, with all proceeds benefitting our charitable giving program, Indeed We Can. Stay connected with the Facebook event page.

Hullabaloo 2017

Let’s Hullabaloo! Our yam-packed fall fest is back for a sixth year of fun with all the fixins. On October 14 and 15, they are celebrating their harvest part with a bunch of beer, food, and live music. Flip on your flannel and let’s get this thing started.

BREWS
We’ll be pouring all your favorite Indeed beers, plus seasonal sippers Yamma Jamma, Oktoberfest, Fresh Hop, and Rum King. For those looking for extra special brews, the cask wall will be back and buzzing with fun and fall-inspired infusions. A quick reminder that Rum King releases in cans this year, so there will be no bottle sales at the brewery.

FOOD
To keep you fueled up to get down, our friends from The Blue Door Pub will be here slinging them heavenly Hullabalucys and totchos for your pleasure. Aki’s BreadHaus – German Style Baking will be on site with warm, salty (and vegan!) soft pretzels with delish Day Tripper mustard.

ACTIVITIES
In order to entertain our tiny humans, we’ll have our annual decoration of Mr. Yamma Jamma heads, as well as a visit from our pals at GetKnit Events. They’ll be setting up a free craft station on Sunday from 12-4pm for the kiddos and inner-kiddos alike.

MUSIC

Saturday, October 14:
1:00PM The Ventures Cover Band
2:10PM The Bad Man
3:20PM The Revenge Wedding
4:30PM What Tyrants
5:35PM Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band
6:45PM Bruise Violet
7:50PM Purple Funk Metropolis
9:00PM Black Market Brass

Sunday, October 15:
1:00PM Peter Lang
2:10PM Mike Gunther & His Restless Souls
3:20PM Gabe Barnett & them Rounders
4:30PM Dosh
5:45PM SOLID GOLD

Hullabaloo 2017 takes place October 14 from 12pm to 11pm, and October 15 from 12pm to 8pm. We got a big old tent for the occassion–so it’s going down rain or shine. Due to the size and sometimes rowdy nature of this event, please leave your furry friends (pets) at home–and tiny humans (kids), please head out of the taprooms by 8pm.

This event is CASH ONLY, so bring the green with you to avoid ATM lines. Entry is $1 at the door if you’re drinking, with all proceeds benefitting our charitable giving program, Indeed We Can. Stay connected with the Facebook event page.

More beer for your buck with Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild Ticket Packages

MN Guild Events

The Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild has announced their 2016 festival line-up AND a special ticket package that will save you some cash on a ticket package to their entire year of beer sampling. At noon, Tuesday, December 1, the guild will release online ticket sales for packages to its 2016 craft beer festivals.

2016 Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild Festivals

Winterfest 

A two-night event at St. Paul’s Union Depot: 7 p.m., Friday, February 26, and 7 p.m., Saturday February 27
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Winterfest 2015 // photo via facebook.com/MinnesotaCraftBrewersGuild

The Guild’s 90 brewery members will break out their specialty beers, delivering a fresh rotation of breweries and brewpubs each night, plus a roster of “Brewers Choice” breweries pouring both nights. Event includes upscale, catered food menu, beer education and music.

All Pints North

3 p.m., Saturday, July 23, Bayfront Festival Park, Duluth
All Pints North 2015 // photo via facebook.com/MinnesotaCraftBrewersGuild // by JaneCane Photography

All Pints North 2015 // photo via facebook.com/MinnesotaCraftBrewersGuild // by JaneCane Photography

Sample hundreds of beers from a roster of Minnesota and national craft brewers, set to the backdrop of Lake Superior and live music.

Land of 10,000 Beers Craft Beer Hall at the Minnesota State Fair

August 25–September 5, Minnesota State Fairgrounds
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Land of 10,000 Beers // photo via facebook.com/MinnesotaCraftBrewersGuild

Get together with Minnesota craft beer at the 5th year of the Land of 10,000 Beers Craft Beer Hall for flights of fantastic Minnesota craft beer.

Autumn Brew Review

1 p.m., Saturday, September 17, Historic Grain Belt Brewery, Minneapolis
Autumn Brew Review // photo via facebook.com/MinnesotaCraftBrewersGuild

Autumn Brew Review // photo via facebook.com/MinnesotaCraftBrewersGuild

Returning for its 16th year, the Autumn Brew Review is one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest craft beer festivals, pouring hundreds of Minnesota and national craft beers from 130-plus breweries under the shadows of the Historic Grain Belt Brewery.

Ticket options

Seasonal Six Pack: $300 — online sale at noon, Tuesday, December 1.

  • Winterfest: two tickets for either the February 26 or February 27 event.
  • All Pints North: two tickets.
  • Autumn Brew Review: two tickets.

Superfan Pack: $450 — online sale at noon, Tuesday, December 1.

  • Winterfest: two tickets for both the February 26 and February 27 events.
  • All Pints North: two tickets.
  • Autumn Brew Review: two tickets.
  • State Fair: two beer flight tickets at the Land of 10,000 Beers Craft Beer Hall.
  • Two Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild “Brewed in Minnesota” t-shirts.

Two-Day Winterfest Pack: $135 — online sale at noon, Tuesday, December 8.

  • Winterfest: one ticket for both the February 26 and February 27 events.

Winterfest: $75 — online sale at noon, Tuesday, December 16.

  • General online ticket sales for both the February 26 and February 27 events.

Tickets

Purchase tickets at http://www.tempotickets.com/mcbg


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Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival 2015 in Photos

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On January 24, 2015, more than 7,500 craft beer fans from more than 30 different states gathered at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds for Minnesota’s largest outdoor winter beer fest — The 6th Annual Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival. The Growler was on site to take part in the revelry. Below are a few of our favorite memories from our day o’ dabblin’.

Nudity Required: A Stripped Down Version of a Beer Fest in the Poconos

Chances are if you are reading The Growler, you’ve been to a beer fest, you have a decent idea what the typical beer-fest-goer looks like , and you know that this is a questionable idea at best.

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On the weekend of June 27 – 29, 2014 you can ‘enjoy’ all the ammenites of your typical beer sampling event without any of those pesky beer-gut-covering clothes. The fine folks at Sunny Rest Resort invite you to their nudist retreat for (naked) Bingo Night Friday, (naked) Beer Festival on Saturday, and of course (naked) poolside Music Saturday and Sunday. Oh, and don’t forget, the (naked) Night Club will be poppin’ off all weekend, too. ***NUDITY REQUIRED AT THE BEER FESTIVAL AREA & IN THE POOLS AND HOT TUB***

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The ABCs of the GABF

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By Joseph Alton and Brian Kaufenberg

The Growler Magazine Visit the Great American Beer Festival 2013The 2013 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) wrapped up this weekend in Denver, CO. This annual celebration of suds has grown to host nearly 50,000 attendees who have an opportunity to sample more than 3,000 beers from over 600 American breweries. Beer lovers from around the country and the globe descended on Denver for what many consider an annual tradition.

The Growler headed to Denver to take part in the spectacle that is the GABF. We met folks that were attending every single session and people that traveled from far away with no intention of attending the actual festival at all. We met casual craft beer consumers and some serious beer snobs. There was one thing we all had in common: A love of beer.

The GABF can be an overwhelming endeavor, so we’re breaking it down to an elemental level. The ABCs of the GABF is our way of sharing with you the highlights of our palate-exhausting expedition to Denver’s one-of-a-kind beer fest.

The Beer Dabbler at Twin Cities Pride

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2nd Annual Beer Dabbler at Twin Cities PRIDE

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Where: Loring Park, Minneapolis
When: Friday, June 28, 5:30-9:30 PM
What: Beer Dabbler at Twin Cities Pride acts as the official kick-off for the 2013 Twin Cities PRIDE Celebration, one of the largest in the nation. Other PRIDE activities will include a fireworks display, parade, concert and much more.

The theme for the Twin Cities 2013 PRIDE Festival is “I HAVE PRIDE.” In honor of the continued support for equality and inclusiveness in Minnesota for GLBT rights, Twin Cities PRIDE will concentrate its 2013 festival theme on raising awareness of individuals’ dedication to the organization’s six pillars: Strength, Enthusiasm, Happiness, Growth, Confidence, and Power.

Tickets

Tickets are on sale now for $35 at several retail locations including The Beer Dabbler Store, The Ale Jail, Thomas Liquors, and Four Firkins. Tickets sales at retail locations are cash-only. You also can purchase advance tickets online at thebeerdabbler.com. Designated Driver tickets are only $10.

Tickets are $45 day-of, IF tickets remain on event day.

More information below……

Drink

This will be your opportunity to taste offerings from your favorite breweries and discover some new breweries that are sure to make nice additions to your list. Your ticket scores you a keepsake Beer Dabbler glass plus unlimited samples of craft beers from over 25 local breweries including Fulton, Boom Island, Lift Bridge, Badger Hill, Olvalde, and NorthGate.

Eats

The local food truck scene has exploded in the Twin Cities, and this will be your opportunity to nosh on goodies from 25 of the best local food trucks and food carts. Enjoy snacks, full meals, and delectable desserts that are all sure to delight your palette – especially when thoughtfully combined with the beer samplings. Last year’s food and craft beer pairings included everything from Lamb Spiedini and Belgian-style White Ale to chocolate covered bacon and pretzel cupcakes from A Cupcake Social paired with Central Waters’ Mudpuppy Porter. This year, pairings are shaping up to be just as mouth-wateringly awesome.

Dangerous Man and Hola Arepa have teamed up to unleash a triple-threat of tasty pairing treats, each cooked with different Dangerous Man beer styles. You’ll be able to enjoy Dangerous Man’s Double IPA paired with Hola Arepa’s featured item – a mini arepa with pork braised in that same Double IPA, topped with tangy Hola Sauce and house-made queso fresco. Da-YUM! Summit and Taqueria La Hacienda are also bringing the heat this year with ridiculously vibrant Tacos al Pastor, topped with diced pineapple, cilantro and onion, to enjoy with a cold Summit Summer Ale. Or how about Sassy Spoon’s turkey meatballs with sweet soy dipping and Summer Brown Ale from the Herkimer Pub & Brewery?

If you’re looking for straight-up snack food as you stroll through Loring Park, try Neato’s duck fat fries smothered in Schell’s Firebrick beer cheese sauce with a Firebrick lager or Motley Crew’s spiced mini pretzels with a brew from Surly. We could keep going, but we think it would be best if you just show up and try as many incredible pairings as you can!

Entertainment and Activities

Now that we have your taste buds on overdrive, let’s complete the experience with incredible live music and activities.

The Lavender Magazine Stage will feature the musical stylings of Tickle Torture, Koo Koo Kanga Roo, and Apollo Cobra.

Stop by the StuartCo photo booth with your friends and create a few souvenirs to take home and remember all the fun you had.

Seward Community Co-op will sponsor the Education Tent that will include food sampling, demonstrations, local farmer profiles, and more.

Commuter Connection and Metro Transit will provide free bus passes for the day of the event on the Beer Dabbler website.

A Blind Tasting beer festival

Taste & Rate 48 Minnesota Oktoberfests

Sept. 20, 2019 | 5:30–9pm
Upper Landing Park
Tickets: GA $40 | DD $20