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The Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival

February 4, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Minnesotans pride themselves on being a hardy bunch, and on February 4, 2017, The Beer Dabbler is giving them another chance to prove it.

The 8th Annual Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival returns to the Mighty Midway and Warner Coliseum on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds for an afternoon of sampling 150+ local, regional, and national craft breweries, live music, a meat & cheese showcase, and lots more.

Last year’s Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival sold out, drawing almost 10,000 people out of hibernation for a great celebration of craft beer and Minnesotan hardiness. Participating breweries include local favorites like Fulton, Surly, Bent Paddle, and Dangerous Man, regional darlings like Iowa’s Toppling Goliath and Michigan’s Bells, and national heavy-hitters like Goose Island, Deschutes, and Lagunitas.

One of the defining characteristics of all of The Beer Dabbler’s festivals is a focus on fun. Attendees can expect endless live entertainment in the Mighty Midway, including music on the Jack Links Stage from DJ Shannon Blowtorch, The 4onthefloor and ZULUZULUU. Also in the midway, Dabbler attendees will have the opportunity witness history in the making and cheer their favorite breweries on as they attempt to summit Mount Beerdoriyama—a specially designed obstacle course that includes a forklift challenge, malt sack race, keg toss, and more. The team that completes the course in the shortest amount of time will be crowned the first ever American Brewer Warrior!

In addition to MORE beer, and samples of wine from regional producers, the heated coliseum will host the Lunds & Byerlys Meat & Cheese Showcase, as well as music on the Classical MPR stage.

General admission and VID (Very Important Dabbler) tickets are on sale now! Tickets are available online and at the following retaillers (cash only); Beer Dabbler Store (1095 7th St. W., St. Paul), Ale Jail (1787 St Clair Ave, St. Paul), Stinson Wine, Beer, and Spirits (2315 18th Ave NE, Minneapolis) and Thomas Liquors (1941 Grand Ave, St. Paul).

Check out the brewery list and other attractions on The Beer Dabbler’s website and social media channels!


February 4, 2017
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Ave.
Falcon Heights, MN 55108 United States


The Beer Dabbler