Pride Beer Dabbler2021-07-15T20:33:44-05:00

9th Annual Pride Beer Dabbler

July 16, 2021 • 5:30–9:30 pm
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden




9th Annual Pride Beer Dabbler

July 16, 2021 • 5:30–9:30pm • Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Pride Beer Dabbler is back for the ninth year to kick off Twin Cities Pride weekend with a night of craft beer sampling from Minnesota breweries, live music, and fun activities.

This year’s festival features craft beer and cider from 65+ local breweries and ciders, all enjoyed in a new location—the beautiful Minneapolis Sculpture Garden!


General Admission

$50In Advance$60 Day Of if available
  • Unlimited samples from 65+ Minnesota Breweries & Cideries
  • Live music
  • Silent Disco
  • Access to local food trucks
  • More Activities and Entertainment

Designated Driver

$20In Advance$30 Day Of if available
  • NA Beverages at the Designated Driver Tent
  • Live Music
  • Silent Disco
  • Access to local food trucks
  • More Activities and Entertainment
Breweries & Cideries

Breweries & Cideries

Find the right drink for you:

Pride Beer Dabbler Entertainment

Music has always been an essential part of our festivals, and we’re proud to present a lineup of artists that reflect the incredible talent and creativity of our state’s LGBTQ+ music community.

Our musical performers for Pride Beer Dabbler 2021 are Shannon Blowtorch, booboo, and Timisarocker. Find out more info about them below!

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Shannon Blowtorch

DJ Shannon Blowtorch is a fan favorite for the Pride community who known for her eclectic music collections and her incredible ability to read a crowd and keep the party bumping. Shannon has been named “Best Club DJ in the Twin Cities” countless times by local publications, and is guaranteed to bring the party to Pride Beer Dabbler 2021.

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booboo is a non-binary Black trans woman interdisciplinary producer and musician based out of Minneapolis, MN. One of her main goals is to elevate the voices and visions of Trans Black artists in Minneapolis and beyond. booboo was selected as a City Pages Picked to Click artist in 2019 and has received critical acclaim from local and national publications for her boundary-pushing sound that incorporates elements of R&B, hip-hop and electronic music.

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Named after the group’s charismatic lead singer Tim Dooley, TIMISAROCKER is a 4-piece punk-ish band from St. Paul, Minnesota. Thanks to a dynamic live show that fuses a pop sensibility with gritty punk rock energy, the band has gained a loyal following in the local music scene. TIMISAROCKER are all about breaking down barriers and advocating for those who suffer from mental illnesses, hoping that their music brings them peace of mind and reassures them that they are not alone.

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Food Vendors

Food will be available for purchase from the following food trucks:

El Burrito on Wheels

El Burrito Mercado offers a unique experience in a vibrant full service marketplace with Mexican/Latino groceries, fresh Mexican bakery, Restaurant, & full service deli & catering!

Habanero Tacos

We have proudly served authentic Mexican cuisine to the Longfellow, East Lake, and Powderhorn neighborhoods of Minneapolis since 2015. We prepare, cook, and serve all of our ancestral food by hand right here in the restaurant, from scratch. Follow us for specials, deals, and more!

KCM Eggrolls

KCM Eggrolls may be known for doling out Grandma’s homemade jumbo egg rolls on a stick, but they also specialize in mouthwatering cream cheese wonton and chicken dumplings, spicy garlic wings, teriyaki chicken meatball skewers, and gluten free spring rolls.

K-Town Street Foods

Specializing in Korean street foods. Home of the original kimchi fries in Minnesota. Award winning recipes,these foods are only serve at special event!

Market Bar-B-Que

Celebrating 70 years of Real Pit-Smoked Ribs, the Market Bar-B-Que is going on the road. Follow us for updates always changing locations, and specials!

Northeast Pretzels

Guten Tag! As a native from Germany, the things that I have really missed since living here in the U.S. are the bread, rolls, pastries and baked goods that I grew up with. Since 2010, I’ve been working to bring back memories, the taste and the smell of the freshly baked goods of my home country. I hope you enjoy.

ParraLily Sandwiches & Hand-Cut Fries

ParraLily is a Minneapolis food truck serving sandwiches, hand-cut fries and caramel corn.

Potter’s Pasties & Pies

Voted Best Food Truck in the Twin Cities eight times, Potter’s Pasties makes traditional and not so traditional British pasties, and other treats that would make mum proud. 

Qué Tal Street Eats

Qué Tal Street Eats are purveyors of Salvadoran cuisine, specializing in pupusas—thick corn tortilla stuffed with fillings of your choosing. Add a side of yuca frita or chips and salsa for a wholly satisfying experience.

Russell’s Traveling Kitchen

Many of our specials rotate on and off of our menu, but one thing will always be consistent: our Pho French Dip™! Other menu items include an Iron Range porketta sandwich, homemade egg rolls, garlic fries, and deep-fried “Russell Sprouts” named after our son and honorary founder, Russell.

Sizzling Wagon

Keep it sizzlin’ with the Sizzling Wagon’s slow roasted BBQ pulled pork, buttermilk fried chicken, burgers, and all sorts of other good food!

Thai Thai Street Food

Mission: To make the amazing Thai street food experience accessible, served with excellence.
Vision: Develop the community through Thai street foods.

Three Mad Poppers

Three Mad Poppers is a family owned gourmet popcorn shop located in Bloomington, MN. Each batch is crafted by hand from start to finish using fire roasted popcorn, mixed with our family recipes. Our recipes stand out because they are made with all natural ingredients such as real butter, non GMO corn, and no high fructose corn syrup. Enjoy!

Top Dog

Fresh and bursting with flavor. We provide great tasting food that’s prepared fresh with the highest quality of ingredients.

Travel to Pride Beer Dabbler

Pride Beer Dabbler 2021 is at an all-new location this year—the scenic Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

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Due to a shortage of parking near our festival grounds, we encourage attendees to explore alternative modes of transportation to this festival.

Parking for Pride Beer Dabbler 2021 will not be permitted in the following lots: 

  • Parade Park
  • Parade Ice Garden
  • Dunwoody College

Suggested alternatives:

  • Vineland Place Ramp (Walker Art Center underground ramp)
  • Basilica Lot (under Highway 94)
  • More nearby parking lots available here.

Using Ride Sharing Apps? Prepare for delays and additional costs! 

Most major ride-sharing apps are still experiencing a shortage in drivers. That means your Lyft or Uber may cost more and take longer than you’re used to. Make sure to plan ahead.

Park & Ride Shuttle


Get a free ride to and from the festival from our fabulous partner, Forgotten Star Brewing Company.

Arrive at the taproom between 3–5 pm with your ticket and ID to get your wristband early and bypass the wristbanding station when you arrive at the event.

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Free Ride on Metro Transit

Bus & Light Rail:

Ride to and from the Beer Dabbler on Metro Transit buses and light rail. Fill out this survey to get a free ride from Metro Transit!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are festival rules regarding COVID-19?2021-08-16T15:00:49-05:00

Per CDC, state, and city guidance with regards to COVID-19, at this time we are not requiring masks to be worn at our outdoor festival. If you are not fully vaccinated and/or feel more comfortable wearing a mask, we encourage you to do so.

While we are not requiring attendees to be vaccinated, we highly encourage Dabblers to get their vaccinations to reduce the risk to themselves and the community from COVID-19. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and find a location near you to receive your vaccine.

We encourage attendees to take basic precautions such as social distancing, washing / sanitizing hands, and getting a negative test if you are experiencing symptoms prior to the event.

What happens in the case of inclement weather?2021-09-03T14:41:35-05:00

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

I pre-ordered an event T-shirt, where do I pick it up?2021-08-27T09:10:48-05:00

Bring your T-shirt voucher to the T-Shirt Pickup window at the CHS Field Box Office to redeem your shirt. If you purchased a T-shirt at the pre-sale party, present your ID.

Having ticket issues? Can’t find your ticket confirmation?2021-08-16T15:02:15-05:00

For assistance with any issues concerning tickets you have purchased, please call:
1-919-653-0443 OR 1-800-514-3849.


Hours of Operation:
Monday–Saturday: 9 am–8 pm
Sunday: 12–8 pm
(All times EST)

I can no longer go to the festival. Can I get a refund?2021-08-16T15:02:15-05:00

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

Can I bring my baby, my pet, or my children?2021-08-16T15:02:16-05:00

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

Are there any indoor spaces to cool off at the event?2021-06-21T13:52:16-05:00

No, this event is 100% outdoors, though there are tents and trees to provide shade.

My name is on my ticket but I can no longer go to the festival. Can someone else use my ticket?2021-08-16T15:02:16-05:00

Yes, tickets are completely transferrable and the name on the ticket doesn’t matter.

I lost my ID. Can I still get into the festival?2021-08-16T15:02:16-05:00

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.

I’m a Designated Driver, are there options for me?2021-06-21T13:52:16-05:00

Yes, visit the Designated Driver Booth for non-alcoholic beverages (while supplies last), enjoy the live music, and purchase food from great local food trucks.

Can I bring a backpack or a bag?2021-08-16T15:02:17-05:00

Yes, but backpacks and bags are subject to search.

Can I bring a water bottle?2021-08-16T15:02:17-05:00

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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