Beer Paddler Riverboat Cruise2021-09-24T18:04:51-05:00

Beer Paddler Riverboat Cruise

Sept. 24, 2021 • 6–10 pm
Padelford Riverboats

Not On Sale



Beer Paddler Riverboat Cruise

Sept. 24, 2021 • Padelford Riverboats
6–7:30 pm – Barbecue Picnic Dinner
8–10 pm – Riverboat Cruise & Sampling Experience

Join Beer Dabbler for a one-of-a-kind beer sampling experience on the Mississippi River aboard the Padelford Riverboats. The inaugural Beer Paddler begins at 6:00 pm with a barbecue picnic dinner (BYO Blanket and Umbrella) with beer at Kelley’s Landing where the Padelford Riverboats dock. After dinner at 7:30 pm, you’ll board the boats where 24 breweries and cideries will be pouring samples of craft beer and cider. Sip samples and take in the scenic river valley before docking again at the end of the night at 10:00 pm.

Not On Sale

General Admission

$85In Advance
  • Unlimited samples from 24 Minnesota Breweries & Cideries
  • Barbecue Picnic Dinner (BYO Blanket)
  • 2-Hour Riverboat Cruise and Beer Sampling
  • Scenic Mississippi River Vistas
  • Live Music

What to Expect &

Beer & Cider List & Map

Beer & Cider List

Betsey Northrup (Lead Boat)

Top Deck

  • S’more Porter

  • Watermelon Sour

  • Bru Eagle Hazy Double IPA

  • Sexy Hops Single-Hop IPA– El Dorado

  • S&M IPA

  • Key Lime Hipzeg

  • Tropical Fun Pants

  • CPB Porter

  • Voyage Dry Cider

  • La Route Semi-Dry Cider

  • Black Market Semi-Dry Black Currant Cider

  • Dreamyard IPA

  • False Pattern Pale Ale

  • Gravity Sucks Double Dry-Hopped NEIPA

Lower Deck

  • Four Leaf Cleaver Imperial IPA

  • Hazy Shades NEIPA

  • North Star Cowboy Prickly Pear IPA

  • Contains Nuts Peanut Butter Milk Stout

  • Raspberry Jam Bam Raspberry Blonde Ale

  • Laser Loon Kölsch

  • Brut

  • Orchard Blend

  • Mango Habanero

  • Raspberry

  • Rare Candy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Sour

  • Miel Blanc Double NEIPA with Local Honey

  • Sustained Illusion NEIPA

  • Rare Candy Blackberry Lime Kettle Sour

  • Crooked Grin West Coast IPA

  • Oktoberfest Märzen

  • Blood Orange Kettle Sour Fruit Beer

  • Paul & Babe’s Breakfast Ale

  • Miraculum IPA

  • Royal Raspberry

  • Pragmatic Pilsner

  • OMNI Lager

  • Lake Day Pale Ale

  • Oktoberfest

  • Birdie Putt IPA

  • Sota Sippin Tea & Lemonade Ale

  • Hopcromancer IPA

  • Helles Lager

  • Raspberry Anomaly Sour Ale

  • Strawberry Pineapple Hefeweizen

  • Hazy Project IPA

  • Cran Cranberry Belgian Golden Strong

  • Blueberry Basil Hard Seltzer

Anson (Rear Boat)

Top Deck

  • Sky High Rye Barrel-aged Imperial Cream Ale

  • Welch Woods Rum Barrel-Aged Ale

  • Tipsy Squirrel Rye Barrel Aged Baltic Porter

  • Terrible Two’s Double NEIPA

  • Dorothy Lager

  • Pseudo Sue Hazy Pale Ale

  • Pompeii IPA

  • Intergalactic Warrior IPA

  • Töwnie Kölsch

  • Mississippi Fog Hazy IPA

  • Double Downward DIPA

  • Noktoberfest Smoked Märzen

  • 4 Stroke Double IPA with Local Honey

  • Stellar Series Sour with Pineapple, Mango, Strawberry

  • What’s sa’ Bro? Hazy IPA with SaBro Hops

  • Sunstorm Tropical Fruit Sour (Mango, Peach, Tangerine, and Key Lime)

  • L-Bombs DDH Hazy DIPA

  • Verbal Tip Hazy IPA

  • Tomm’s Premium Lager

  • Gitch Semi-Sweet Cider

  • Greenstone Semi-Dry Hopped Cider

  • Las Lajas Coffee Infused Cider

  • Chai Spiced Cider

Lower Deck

  • Solstice Saison

  • Turn Up the Good! DIPA

  • White Pine Project IPA

  • George Hunter Stout

  • Honees Honees Peanut Butter and Honey Golden Ale with Lactose

  • Dracula Weed West Coast IPA

  • Spooky Squishy Apple Pie Sour Ale

  • Classic Dry

  • Semi Dry

  • Raspberry Hibiscus

  • Pear

  • Teas (Original, Triple Berry, Half and Half)

  • Drift West Coast IPA

  • Avant Dry-Hopped Pilsner

  • Rhythm Session Gold

  • Precious Material Helles Lager

  • Superior Pale Ale

  • Caribou Lake IPA

  • North Tower Stout

  • Festbier

  • Noble Pilsner

  • StormKing Oktoberfest

  • Lil’ Gose Long Way with Guava

  • Brown Boot Brown Ale

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the schedule of events for the Beer Paddler?2021-11-04T12:24:42-05:00

The Beer Paddler begins at 6:00 pm with a Barbecue Picnic Dinner at Kelley’s Landing, where the Padelford boats are docked. The picnic is catered by our friends at StormKing Barbecue & Brewpub and will include beer, pulled pork, King’s Hawaiian rolls, baked beans, and coleslaw. BYO picnic blanket and umbrella.

At 7:30 pm, we will be boarding the Padleford boats and will embark on our 2-hour riverboat sampling tour at 8:00 pm. Aboard the boats, guests will be able to sample beer and cider from 24 breweries and cideries and take in the scenic river valley. At 10:00 pm, the boats will dock and guests will return to land, concluding the event.

What time do we board the boat?2021-11-04T12:24:42-05:00

Guests will board the Paddleford boats from 7:30–8:00 pm. The boats will not wait for guests who have not arrived and boarded by 8:00 pm. No refunds or exchanges on tickets.

Are there designated driver tickets available?2021-11-04T12:24:42-05:00

Due to the very limited nature of tickets to this event, we are not selling designated driver tickets to this event.

What happens in the case of inclement weather?2022-06-06T13:15:05-05:00

Beer Dabbler festivals are outdoors and will take place rain, snow, or shine. No ticket refunds or exchanges.

Having ticket issues? Can’t find your ticket confirmation?2021-11-04T12:24:43-05:00

If you have any questions about the event or your tickets, you can contact or our ticketing provider See Tickets Customer Support:

Email: (inquiries answered within 48-72 hours at this time)
Phone: 855-235-2867 (Toll free)
Hours: Mon–Fri from 10:00 am–7:00 pm CST

I can no longer go to the festival. Can I get a refund?2021-11-04T12:24:43-05:00

No refunds will be issued for tickets. All sales are final.

Can I bring my baby, my pet, or my children?2021-11-04T13:09:35-05:00

No pets or persons under 21 years of age can be admitted to the festival. No exceptions.

My name is on my ticket but I can no longer go to the festival. Can someone else use my ticket?2021-11-04T12:24:43-05:00

Yes, tickets are completely transferrable and the name on the ticket doesn’t matter. All ticketholders must be 21 years old or older to enter the festival. No refunds or exchanges.

I lost my ID. Can I still get into the festival?2021-11-04T13:09:42-05:00

You will need one of the following photo IDs to enter the festival: State Driver’s License, State ID, Valid Passport, Active Military ID, or Valid Tribal ID.

Can I bring a backpack or a bag?2021-11-04T13:09:56-05:00

Yes, but backpacks and bags are subject to search.

Can I bring a water bottle?2021-11-04T12:24:43-05:00

Only sealed bottles of water and empty bottles are allowed into the event.

Terms of Purchase

By attending a Beer Dabbler festival, you agree and understand that Beer Dabbler has the right to take photos of attendees and vendors in the festival grounds for use in marketing.


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