Summer Beer Dabbler2022-08-26T10:56:07-05:00

13th Annual Summer Beer Dabbler

Friday, August 26, 2022 • Harriet Island
6–9:30 pm (Early Access at 5 pm)



Summer Beer Dabbler Festival 2022

Fri, August 26, 2022 • Harriet Island, St. Paul
6–9:30 pm (Early Access at 5 pm)

The 13th Annual Summer Beer Dabbler is back and in an amazing new riverside location: Harriet Island. With more than 90 breweries and cideries sampling awesome beer and cider, this premier summertime craft beer festival is not to be missed. Sample the best craft beer has to offer and take in the sights of the Mighty Mississippi and Downtown St. Paul.

General Admission

$50Advance, $60 day of (if available)
  • Unlimited samples of beer and cider (while supplies last) from 130+ vendors
  • Live music and entertainment
  • Access to local food trucks
  • Souvenir sampling glass

Early Access

$70Advance, $80 day of (if available)
  • Exclusive access to brewery vendors 1 hour prior to general admission
  • Unlimited samples of beer and cider (while supplies last) from 130+ vendors
  • Live music and entertainment
  • Access to local food trucks
  • Souvenir sampling glass

Designated Driver

$20Advance, $30 day of (if available)
  • Non-alcoholic refreshments at our DD booth
  • Live music and entertainment
  • Access to local food trucks
  • Must be 21 years or older to purchase

Hardstock Ticket Locations

Want to avoid online handling fees? Grab a hardstock ticket (General Admission or Designated Driver only) at one of our partner locations:

Ale Jail in St. Paul
Dabbler Depot in St. Paul
Stinson Wine Beer and Spirits in Minneapolis

Limited Edition Summer Beer Dabbler 2022 Tank

$25 with ticket purchase

Add a limited edition Summer Beer Dabbler 2022 tank to your ticket order and save $5.

Summer Beer Dabbler 2022 Festival Map & Brewery Numbers

Breweries & Cideries List

Find the right drink for you:

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!

Lake State BBQ

Lake State BBQ is not only family owned, but also operated and in the business of serving delicious hand crafted down home southern Texas style slow smoked barbecue. ​We have been in business since 2016, but we’ve been BBQing for years.

Junebug Carolina Flare

A mobile food experience featuring modern Southern flavors from the Carolinas along with a dash of Minnesota nice. We are committed to the combination of great “eats” and our community, giving back with every meal we sell!

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!

Krazd Foodnatik MN

We offer healthy, tasty snacks, appetizers, entrees, desserts, and drinks featuring fresh, well-seasoned vegetables in place of traditional, carb-heavy ingredients. These offerings will traverse a broad variety of Fusion cuisine including a Sinners Menu.

MN Bratwerks

If you’re lucky enough to live in Minneapolis/St. Paul, look out for Gerhard’s Würstelstand—our new mobile bratwurst unit. In the true tradition of Vienna and its Würstelstand (corner sausage stand) culture, we’ll be bringing brats, pretzels, and more to meet you where the party is.

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.

Paella Depot

Welcome to Paella Depot. Based in Minneapolis, MN, we are your one stop shop for all things paella. All summer long you can catch us at the state’s largest events cooking up our paella for all of Minnesota. Many of our followers, including those who have had authentic paella from Spain, say ours is the best they’ve had. Our team takes pride in our craft. Our paellas are freshly prepared on-site using traditional cooking techniques and the finest local and imported ingredients available.

Pharaoh's Gyros

Pharaoh’s Gyros

My name is Thabt Osman owner of Pharaoh’s Gyros. I have explored many kinds of food venues and operations and at last as I am getting older and wiser, I have decided to take my knowledge of many types of food on the road with my newest business adventure, a food truck – Pharaoh’s Gyros. Pharaoh’s Gyros has great gyro’s, philly cheesesteak sandwiches, salads, burgers, homemade humus, and more!

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.

Rollin Nolen’s BBQ

We are a small, family owned and operated business whose roots go down generations. We followed in our family’s footsteps in 2016 and began selling food “tail gating style” with our huge smoker attached to the back of our open trailer. We have grown tremendously since then, in more ways than one — and now are operating from a fully equipped food truck!

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!

Soul Lao

Foodies across the city don’t want to miss this truck! Founders Eric and Sabrina use only seasonal ingredients to ensure each item on the menu is packed with bold flavor. They serve up a variety of traditional Laos dishes inspired by their roots.

Summer Beer Dabbler Entertainment

Live Music Lineup on the



DJ Shannon Blowtorch is a fan favorite for Beer Dabbler attendees, who is 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 Summer Beer Dabbler 2022.

DJ Shannon Blowtorch


Fresh off the release of their fantastic new album Water Valley High, local rockers Eleganza will bring their potent stew of ’70s boogie rock, punk, Americana and soul to Summer Beer Dabbler 2022. Eleganza’s local rock pedigree includes bands like The Midnight Evils, Chooglin’, and Romantica, and bassist Tony Zaccardi owns beloved West Bank watering hole Palmer’s Bar. Their high-octane shows have earned them a rep for being one of the best live bands in the Twin Cities!

Clear River DJ Stage:

Hold Your Lady Tight Night

DJ James Kaul hosts a successful country western dance party called Hold Your Lady Tight Night at big name venues all over town, but his musical taste doesn’t end at Nashville and Bakersfield. At Summer Beer Dabbler 2022, James will be spinning a fun mix of jams encompassing a wide variety of genres like disco, pop, classic rock, ’90s music, and country (of course)!

Hold Your Lady Tight Night

Travel to Summer Beer Dabbler

Summer Beer Dabbler is back for 2022 with a brand new venue: Harriet Island Regional Park! Located just across the river from Downtown Saint Paul, Harriet Island Park is situated along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River and features unparalleled views of its waters, as well as the skyline beyond.

Now that you know why it’s awesome, you only need to know one more thing: How to get there! Check out our tips below!

Front Gate

Our front gate will be located within Harriet Island Park, just past the pedestrian bridge and archway at 175 Water street that features the official “Harriet Island Regional Park” sign. Once you pass underneath the arch, proceed slightly to the right towards our front gates. Our Early Access gate will be located just to the left of our General Admission gate.


Parking around Harriet Island Park will be extremely limited, so make sure you plan ahead if you plan on driving.

Warning: While there are a variety of surface lots located adjacent to Harriet Island, these lots are privately owned and may not be open for parking during our event. Your best bet will be to park in one of the parking ramps or lots located in Downtown Saint Paul, and walk across the Wabasha or Robert Street bridge to Harriet Island.

There is a limited amount of street parking available near Harriet Island park along Plato Blvd., Water St., and Dr. Justus Ohage Blvd., but these spaces tend to fill up quickly, so make sure to plan accordingly.

As always, please plan a designated driver or sober ride home if you drive to any of our events.

Public Transit

We highly encourage attendees to consider using public transportation to get to Summer Beer Dabbler 2022! Metro Transit bus routes 62 and 75 stop at Wabasha and Water street, which is just a few short blocks away from our venue.

Additionally, Harriet Island is just a 15 minute walk across the Wabasha Bridge from the Green Line light rail’s Central station, making the train a great option for our attendees.

Plan your route and purchase Metro Transit passes via their website.

Ridesharing Apps

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!

Pro-Tip: To avoid surge pricing, driver pile-up, and other pick-up difficulties, we recommend waiting a few minutes and walking a short distance away from the venue before booking your ride sharing service.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

I pre-ordered event merch with my tickets, where do I pick it up?2022-06-06T13:16:24-05:00

All event merchandise ordered at the same time with Beer Dabbler tickets is shipped to the customer who placed the order.

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.

Are there any indoor spaces to cool off at the event?2021-11-04T12:24:43-05:00

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?2021-11-04T12:24:43-05:00

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.

I’m a Designated Driver, are there options for me?2021-11-04T13:09:50-05:00

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?2021-11-04T13:09:56-05:00

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.

Sponsors & Vendors

Become an event sponsor or vendor

Sponsor a Beer Dabbler festival and spread the word about your brand in a unique, memorable way. Have a product you want to sample at an event? Staff a booth at our events.

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