Manitou Days Firkin Fest featuring Devon Worley Band

For more than 50 years, the wonderful town we call home — White Bear Lake, Minnesota — welcomes summer with Manitou Days, a three-week festival of events showcasing some of the best things about our lakeside community. This year’s festivities kick off on June 14 and, as always, we’ll be hosting our own little party … [ Read more]

11th Annual Firkin Fest

Spring is here, and that means one thing—it’s time for Firkin Fest. The Happy Gnome’s 11th iteration will include a collection of more than 60 one-of-a-kind, unfiltered, naturally carbonated, cask-conditioned beers from around Minnesota and across the United States. Local attendees to the fest include Steel Toe, Bad Weather, and Fulton, while the St. Paul … [ Read more]

Tickets on sale now for Firkin Fest 2016

You know spring is around the corner when tickets for The Happy Gnome’s annual Firkin Fest go on sale. That said, tickets for this year’s fest, taking place 12-4pm on Saturday, April 2, at The Happy Gnome, are on sale now. This year’s festival will include 70 one-of-a-kind firkins from breweries around Minnesota and the … [ Read more]

16 Signs of Spring in the Twin Cities

By Joseph Alton and Grace Sell Who in their right mind isn’t losing it as we find ourselves still held fast in winter’s seemingly unending grip? As impossible as it may seem to imagine at the present moment, time will march on, and daffodils will soon supplant the snow drifts.  And if there is anything … [ Read more]

Weekend Events Preview 3/20-3/23

It’s Thursday and you know what that means… The Weekend Events Preview is here just in time to celebrate the first day of spring! Celebrate the Spring Equinox by going outside, enjoying Firkin Fest, and attending a beer release or tap take over. Thursday March, 20th Harriet Brewing Company’s 2nd Anniversary Celebrate Harriet Brewing Company’s … [ Read more]

Bad Weather to Release Due Date and spring seasonal, Migration

March has been a big month for Bad Weather Brewing Company. On March 27th, they are bringing back their spring seasonal, Migration, and releasing their Storm Cellar Series #2 beer, Due Date, in honor of their anniversary and the birth of Co-Founder Zac and his wife Meaghan’s first child! The celebration will take place at Lake & … [ Read more]

UPDATED: Firkin Fest at The Happy Gnome

It’s that time of year again. . . The Happy Gnome, on Selby Avenue in St. Paul, has been a leader in the local and national craft beer scene since it’s opening eight years ago. This spring, The Happy Gnome will host its annual Firkin Fest: a collection of specially-brewed ales using traditional ingredients. Each … [ Read more]

A BLIND TASTING BEER FESTIVAL

Taste & Rate
48 Hazy IPAs

July 18, 2019 | 5:30–9:00pm
Upper Landing Park, St. Paul