Minnesota Craft Beer Festival 2023

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Minnesota Craft Beer Festival 2023

Limited-release beers, world-class breweries, unlimited pours, and live music on April 1, 2023.

By Craft Beer & Brewing

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, April 1 · 1 - 5pm CDT


Minneapolis Convention Center (Hall D + E) 1301 2nd Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55403

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

About this event

  • 4 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

At least $10,000 of the gross revenue benefits Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s House that Beer Built in 2023




What is the Minnesota Craft Beer Festival?

The Minnesota Craft Beer Festival is an epic tasting session at the Minneapolis Convention Center, where 110+ breweries will participate in pouring some of their best brews. Each brewery has been asked to bring a taproom-only beer and/or a rare limited-release option.

What do you get?

Tasting tickets include access to Minnesota Craft Beer Festival and all the tasty pours you can responsibly enjoy. Early Entry Tasting tickets grant guests access to the event one hour early (1:00 PM). The event will end at 5:00 PM sharp.

Who will be pouring?

There will be more than 110+ breweries pouring 400+ beers from Minnesota and beyond. Here is a list of the confirmed breweries:

  • Russian River Brewing Company
  • Hop Butcher For The World
  • WeldWerks Brewing Company
  • Drekker Brewing Company
  • Modist Brewing Co
  • DankHouse Brewing Co.
  • Crooked Stave Brewery and Barrel Cellar
  • Lupulin Brewing
  • 2 Towns Ciderhouse
  • Alesmith Brewing Company
  • Alloy Brewing Company
  • Anderson Valley Brewing Company
  • Angry Orchard Cider
  • Bear Republic Brewing Company
  • Belching Beaver Brewery
  • Big Drop Brewing Co
  • Blacklist Brewing Co
  • Boathouse Brothers Brewing Co
  • Boom Island Brewing Co
  • Brau Brothers Brewing Co
  • Brew d'Etat
  • Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative
  • BŪCH Hard Kombucha Seltzer
  • Cascade Brewing
  • Castle Danger Brewery
  • Ceria Brewing Company (NA Beer)
  • Clown Shoes Beer
  • Coronado Brewing Company
  • Dogfish Head Brewing
  • Duluth Cider
  • Eastlake Craft Brewery
  • Elm Creek Brewing Co
  • Evil Twin Brewing
  • Off Color Brewing
  • Gluek Beer
  • Gray Duck Brewing Co
  • Gruvi
  • Hoof Hearted Brewing
  • Inbound BrewCo
  • Insight Brewing
  • Invictus Brewing Company
  • Island City Brewing Company
  • Keweenaw Brewing Company
  • Kinney Creek Brewery
  • La Dona Cerveceria
  • Lakes & Legends Brewing Company
  • Lift Bridge Brewery
  • Luce Line Brewing
  • Lupine Brewing Company
  • Mankato Brewery
  • Millstream Brewing Co
  • Minneapolis Cider Company
  • Montgomery Brewing
  • Nouvelle Brewing by Tavail
  • Number 12 Cider
  • Oliphant Brewing
  • OMNI Brewing
  • Outstate Brewing Company
  • Pipeworks Brewing Company
  • Prairie Artisan Ales Brewpub
  • Press Alcoholic Seltzer
  • Remedy Brewing Company
  • Revolution Brewing
  • Samuel Adams
  • Sapsucker Farms Yellow Belly Hard Cider
  • Schilling Cider House
  • Sixpoint Brewery
  • Ska Brewing Co.
  • Sociable Cider Werks
  • Sonder Brewing
  • Thor's Hard Cider
  • Torg Brewery
  • Truly Hard Seltzer
  • Two Roads Brewing Co.
  • McKenzie's Hard Cider
  • Uncommon Loon Brewing Company
  • Under Pressure Brewing Company
  • Ursa Minor Brewing
  • Wabasha Brewing Company
  • Waconia Brewing Company
  • Weller/Sahti CBD
  • Wild Mind Ales
  • Summit Brewing Company
  • Fat Pants Brewing Co.
  • Bent Brewstillery
  • BlackStack Brewing
  • Surly Brewing Company
  • Steel Toe Brewing
  • StormKing Brewpub and Barbecue
  • Urban Growler Brewing Company
  • Humble Forager
  • Schram Haus Brewery
  • Hop & Barrel Brewing
  • Mana Brewing
  • Nine Mile Brewing Company
  • Karst Brewing
  • Pryes Brewing Company
  • Spiral Brewery
  • Talking Waters Brewing Co.
  • Barrel Theory Beer Company
  • Portage Brewing Company
  • Bear Cave Brewing
  • Canal Park Brewing Company
  • Huyghe (Delirium)
  • Guinness
  • Lone River
  • Finnegans Brew Co.
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
  • Sunken Ship Brewing Company
  • Funny Water
  • Easton Cider Company
  • Einstök Beer
  • Drastic Measures Brewing
  • Perennial Artisan Ales

    What band will be playing?

    This year Rough House is coming back to the Minnesota Craft Beer Festival! Rough House is a classic rock based variety band that also does a little country, R&B and modern rock. AC/DC to Led Zeppelin!  Mike Torok lead guitar (Formally of MPLS shock rock legends "Impaler"and "Torok").  Shawn Penny bass and lead vocal (Lead guitar and vocalist of the band "Led Penny") Dave Columbus drums and lead vocal(Formally part the popular variety band "Show me yours")  Bryan Erickson Lead Vocal and guitar(Formally of Nightmare recording artist "Torok" and "Son of Eric" along with popular variety band"Party Army"). 

    With great sponsors, including:

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    What beers will be served?

    We are working with breweries to finalize the pour list. It should be available 2-3 weeks prior to the event.

    Are COVID-19 vaccinations required?

    No. Following city and convention center guidance, you are not required to show a vaccination card or negative COVID-19 test to enter this event.

    Can I bring a bag in? Water? Snacks?

    Yes, you can bring a small bag. It will be checked as you enter the event for banned items (weapons, flammables, alcohol). You are welcome and encouraged to bring a water bottle and a snack necklace!

    Do all attendees have to be 21+?

    Yes. Please bring a government-issued ID.

    Code of Conduct

    The Minnesota Craft Beer Festival has a zero-tolerance policy for aggression or harassment of any kind. Everyone should feel safe during the event, and we are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, age, or religion. We do not tolerate any form of aggressive behavior or harassment of festival attendees, staff, volunteers, sponsors, or brewers. If a participant breaks these policies, they will be removed from the fest and the proper authorities will be notified. If someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, please report it to any Minnesota Craft Beer Festival staff member, security guard, or uniformed police officer immediately so the situation can be addressed.

    By attending the event, you consent to the use of your name and likeness, including my performance, voice and image in any form, as incorporated at the event, by the Minnesota Craft Beer Festival, its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, related companies, successors, licensees or designees and others acting on its behalf Minnesota Craft Beer Festival for the purpose of advertising and promotion in any media.

    About the organizer

    For those who drink + make great beer!