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About the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest

St. Paul's favorite beer festival dedicated to craft beers! St. Paul Summer Beer Fest will take place Saturday, June 11th, 2022 from 2-5pm (early admission at 1pm) at the MN State Fairgrounds - International Bazaar in beautiful St. Paul. This outdoor craft beer festival will feature sampling from over 50 breweries in a commemorative tasting glass, live music, tasty food, a silent auction benefiting the YMCA of St. Paul, and the fun atmosphere of MN State Fairgrounds.

Location and Hours

Minnesota State Fair Grounds International Bazaar from 2-5pm. VIP & Early Admission ticket holders are allowed in one hour early at 1pm

Transportation and Parking

PLEASE BE RESPONSIBLE, DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE. Take MTC bus or there is ample drop off area for those taking ride share, taxi, or getting dropped off.

Food

Food will be available for purchase using cash or credit card. No outside food or beverage is allowed into the event facility.

Vendors:

Entertainment

  • Early Admission Hour DJ Elsewhere
  • 2:00 - 3:30pm Black River Revue
  • 3:30 - 5pm Mark Joseph and the American Soul

Minnesota State Fair Grounds International Bazaar

St Paul, MN

June 11th, 2022

Tickets On Sale NOW!

Local and National Craft Breweries

Unlimited sampling

Tickets

Early Admission

1-5pm

$75

Limited Tickets Available

  • Enter 1 Hour Early
  • Unlimited samples from local and national craft breweries!
  • Commemorative Tasting Glass
  • A free month of Craft Notes
  • Music, Games, and more!
Purchase
General Admission

2-5pm

$50

  • Unlimited samples from local and national craft breweries.
  • Commemorative Tasting Glass
  • A free month of Craft Notes
  • Music, Games, and more!
Purchase
Designated Driver

2-5pm

$15

  • Commemorative Tasting Glass
  • Water and Soda Samples
  • Music, Games, and more!

Designated Drivers may not sample any beer. Must be over 21.

Purchase

Retail Ticket Locations

The following excellent retailers are also selling fest tickets, avoid fees and support your local liquor store! 1st Grand Ave Liquors, Ace Spirits, Bent Brewstillery , Princeton Liquors, and Stinson WBS

Breweries

2022 Participating Breweries & Vendors

Download Official Program (1.4MB PDF)

  • Alaskan Brewing Company
  • Ales and Trails
  • Angry Orchard Cider
  • Arbeiter Brewing
  • August Schell’s Brewing Company
  • Bent Brewstillery
  • Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
  • Bevy Long Drink
  • Boulevard Brewing Co
  • Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative
  • BWCA
  • Central McGowan
  • Craft Notes
  • Dangerous Man Brewing Company
  • Deschutes Brewery
  • Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
  • Draughtwood
  • Duluth Cider
  • Elm Creek Brewing Co.
  • Falling Knife Brewing Company
  • Gray Duck Seltzer
  • Green Arrow Engraving
  • Groveland Tap
  • HeadFlyer Brewing
  • Humble Forager Brewery
  • Jack Links Bloody Mary
  • Lagunitas Brewing Company
  • Lift Bridge Brewery
  • Lupulin Brewing
  • Mankato Brewery
  • Modist Brewing Company
  • Montgomery Brewing Company
  • Oliphant Brewing
  • Pick and Shovel
  • Pryes Brewing
  • Renewal By Anderson
  • Rockstar Energy
  • Samuel Adams
  • Sota Stick
  • Summit Brewing Company
  • Surly Brewing
  • The Freehouse
  • Toppling Goliath
  • Wild State Cider
  • Wir Nutz
  • Wooden Ship Brewing Company

Download Official Program (1.4MB PDF)

Questions?

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who can come to the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest?
Only persons 21 years or older with a valid ID can enter the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest grounds (including Designated Drivers). No children or pets (service dogs are accepted).
The St. Paul Summer Beer Fest starts at 1pm for Early Admission ticketholders, 2pm for General Admission ticketholders, and ends at 5pm sharp. Brewery Representatives are not allowed to pour samples after 5pm. Please be prepared to leave the festival promptly at 5pm.

Bring an open mind to try the wonderful styles of craft beer available. Please come well hydrated and take advantage of water stations located throughout the grounds, water will also help cleanse your palette. Don't rush through samples, take time to enjoy the aroma and the flavor.

No outside drinks or food may be allowed in the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest grounds. Food will be available for purchase within the facility. Cash and Credit Card accepted. Drinking on a empty stomach is never a good idea, so have something to eat when you get to the fest.

Parking is available in the public parking lot for FREE. There is FREE overnight parking, so be responsible and DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE!
Yes, basic medical staff will be present in addition to police during the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest.
Can a Designated Driver Ticket holder still sample beer?
No, DD ticket holders will not be permitted to sample any beer. Any Designated Driver Ticket holder that is seen drinking at the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest will be escorted out immediately. Designated Drivers Ticket holders must be 21+ and present valid photo ID for entry.
Water stations can be found throughout the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. A Designated Driver Table will have a selection of craft sodas and water. General Admission attendees can also visit the Designated Driver Table for soda and water.

  • VIP HOUR The Johnson Brothers featuring members of Kind Country
  • 2:05 - 3:15pm Gentleman Speaker
  • 3:30 - 5pm Mark Joseph and the American Soul

The St. Paul Summer Beer Fest People's Choice Award is given to the most voted beer of the fest. Voting for the award will take place at a designated table on the grounds. Votes must be submitted by 4pm to count.
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Sponsors

The St. Paul Summer Beer Fest is made possible in part by these fantastic sponsors!