Winter Beer Dabbler2022-01-18T09:33:41-06:00

Winter Beer Dabbler

Sat., Feb. 19, 2022 • Minnesota State Fair
3–6:30 pm (Early Access at 2 pm)

Backup Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022

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Winter Beer Dabbler 2022

Saturday, February 19, 2022
Minnesota State Fair
3–6:30 pm (Early Access at 2 pm)
Backup Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022

The biggest and best winter beer festival in Minnesota will make its triumphant return to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on February 19, 2022!*

We’re beyond excited to welcome you all back to the Mighty Midway to sample great beer from breweries all over the United States while enjoying music, food trucks, and other thrilling attractions.

*Should Winter Beer Dabbler 2022 not be able to be held on February 19, 2022, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival will be rescheduled to our backup date, Saturday, April 9, 2022. All tickets purchased will automatically be transferred to that date. No refunds or exchanges should the event be rescheduled to April 9, 2022.

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Winter Beer Dabbler 2022 • Image by Nate Geon

General Admission

$55Advance, $65 day of (if available)
  • Unlimited samples of beer and cider (while supplies last)
  • Live music and entertainment
  • Access to Local Food Trucks
  • Souvenir sampling glass

Early Access

$75Advance, $85 day of (if available)
  • Exclusive access to brewery vendors 1 hour prior to general admission
  • Unlimited samples of beer and cider (while supplies last)
  • 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 enter

Season Pass

$190Save $5 per festival ticket, plus no fees
  • 1 Early Access ticket to the 2022 Winter Beer Dabbler ($75 value)
  • 1 Fast-Lane General Admission ticket to 2022 Pride Beer Dabbler ($60 value)
  • 1 Early Access ticket to the 2022 Summer Beer Dabbler ($70 value)
  • Save $21 on tickets and fees
  • Plus exclusive discounts on Beer Dabbler merch!

Hardstock Ticket Locations (CASH ONLY)

If you live in the Twin Cities Metro Area and are looking for a way to save money on tickets for Winter Beer Dabbler 2022, then you should pay a visit to one of our official liquor store partners!

Both Stinson Wine, Beer, and Spirits as well as The Wine Thief & Ale Jail will have hard stock General Admission and Designated Driver tickets available for CASH ONLY sale without the usual online service fees.

*Early Access tickets are ONLY available online.

Winter Beer Dabbler 2022
Hooded Long Sleeve Shirt

$35  ($30 w/ purchase of Winter Beer Dabbler ticket)

This lightweight, charcoal black triblend, hooded long-sleeve shirt features the Winter Beer Dabbler 2022 art from local artist Nate Geon. Retail Fit.

Shirts will begin shipping starting December 1, 2021. Orders placed after February 9th may not be received until 3 to 4 weeks after the event.

Save $5 when you purchase a Shirt+Ticket Combo to Winter Beer Dabbler on our event ticketing website. Offer expires after February 1, 2022.

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Brewery & Cidery List

More breweries and cideries to be announced! List is subject to change.

Find the right drink for you:
2 Towns Ciderhouse2 Towns Ciderhouse22 Northmen Brewing Company22 Northmen Brewing Company3 Floyds Brewing Co.3 Floyds Brewing Co.56 Brewing56 Brewing608 Brewing Company608 Brewing CompanyAble Seedhouse + BreweryAble Seedhouse + BreweryAlesmithAlesmithAlloy Brewing CompanyAlloy Brewing CompanyAngry Orchard CiderAngry Orchard CiderArbeiter Brewing CompanyArbeiter Brewing CompanyAugust Schell Brewing CompanyAugust Schell Brewing CompanyBack Channel BrewingBack Channel BrewingBad Weather Brewing CompanyBad Weather Brewing CompanyBadger Hill BrewingBadger Hill BrewingBald Man BrewingBald Man BrewingBauhaus Brew LabsBauhaus Brew LabsBeaver Island Brewing Co.Beaver Island Brewing Co.Belching Beaver Brewing CompanyBelching Beaver Brewing CompanyBent Paddle Brewing Co.Bent Paddle Brewing Co.Big Drop Brewing Co.Big Drop Brewing Co.Blacklist Brewing CompanyBlacklist Brewing CompanyBlackStack BrewingBlackStack BrewingBlake’s Hard CiderBlake’s Hard CiderBoathouse Brothers Brewing Co.Boathouse Brothers Brewing Co.Boom Island Brewing CompanyBoom Island Brewing CompanyBoulevard Brewing Co.Boulevard Brewing Co.Brew d’ÉtatBrew d’ÉtatBrewery OmmegangBrewery OmmegangBroken Clock Brewing CooperativeBroken Clock Brewing CooperativeCarlos Creek WineryCarlos Creek WineryCastle Danger BreweryCastle Danger BreweryClown Shoes Brewing CompanyClown Shoes Brewing CompanyClutch Brewing CompanyClutch Brewing CompanyCoCo Hard Coconut WaterCoCo Hard Coconut WaterCopper Trail Brewing CoCopper Trail Brewing CoCoronado Brewing CompanyCoronado Brewing CompanyDCR Brewing Co.DCR Brewing Co.Deschutes BreweryDeschutes BreweryDogfish HeadDogfish HeadDrekker Brewing CompanyDrekker Brewing CompanyDual Citizen Brewing Co.Dual Citizen Brewing Co.Duluth CiderDuluth CiderEagle Park Brewing & Distilling CompanyEagle Park Brewing & Distilling CompanyEarth Rider BreweryEarth Rider BreweryEastlake Craft BreweryEastlake Craft BreweryElm Creek Brewing Co.Elm Creek Brewing Co.Excelsior BrewingExcelsior BrewingFalling Knife Brewing CompanyFalling Knife Brewing CompanyFat Pants Brewing Co.Fat Pants Brewing Co.Fergus Brewing CompanyFergus Brewing CompanyFulton BrewingFulton BrewingGarphish Brewing CompanyGarphish Brewing CompanyGiesenbräu Bier Co.Giesenbräu Bier Co.GlutenbergGlutenbergGoat Ridge BrewingGoat Ridge BrewingGranite City Food and BreweryGranite City Food and BreweryGrüviGrüviHeadFlyer BrewingHeadFlyer BrewingHop & Barrel Brewing CompanyHop & Barrel Brewing CompanyInbound BrewCoInbound BrewCoInsight BrewingInsight BrewingInver Grove Brewing CompanyInver Grove Brewing CompanyInvictus Brewing CompanyInvictus Brewing CompanyIsland City Brewing CompanyIsland City Brewing CompanyJunkyard BrewingJunkyard BrewingLake of the Woods Brewing CompanyLake of the Woods Brewing CompanyLakes & Legends Brewing CompanyLakes & Legends Brewing CompanyLakeville Brewing CompanyLakeville Brewing CompanyLift Bridge BreweryLift Bridge BreweryLittle Thistle BrewingLittle Thistle BrewingLuce Line BrewingLuce Line BrewingLupulin Brewing CompanyLupulin Brewing CompanyMankato BreweryMankato BreweryMillstream Brewing CompanyMillstream Brewing CompanyMinneapolis Cider CompanyMinneapolis Cider CompanyModist Brewing CompanyModist Brewing CompanyNouvelle BrewingNouvelle BrewingNumber 12 CiderNumber 12 CiderO’so Brewing CompanyO’so Brewing CompanyOliphant BrewingOliphant BrewingOMNI BrewingOMNI BrewingPipeworks Brewing CompanyPipeworks Brewing CompanyPortage Brewing CompanyPortage Brewing CompanyPrairie Artisan AlesPrairie Artisan AlesPress Hard SeltzerPress Hard SeltzerPryes Brewing CompanyPryes Brewing CompanyRemedy Brewing CompanyRemedy Brewing CompanyRevelation Ale WorksRevelation Ale WorksSamuel AdamsSamuel AdamsSapsucker Yellowbelly CiderSapsucker Yellowbelly CiderSchilling CiderSchilling CiderSchram Haus BrewerySchram Haus BreweryShakopee BrewhallShakopee BrewhallSix One Two BrewSix One Two BrewSixpoint BrewerySixpoint BrewerySka Brewing CompanySka Brewing CompanySkeleton Crew BrewSkeleton Crew BrewSociable Cider WerksSociable Cider WerksSpiral BrewerySpiral BrewerySummit Brewing CompanySummit Brewing CompanySurly Brewing Co.Surly Brewing Co.SweetWater Brewing CompanySweetWater Brewing CompanyThe Brewing ProjektThe Brewing ProjektThe Lab Pilot Facility & TaproomThe Lab Pilot Facility & TaproomThesis Beer ProjectThesis Beer ProjectThree Twenty Brewing Co.Three Twenty Brewing Co.Truly Hard SeltzerTruly Hard SeltzerTwo Roads Brewing CompanyTwo Roads Brewing CompanyUncommon Loon Brewing CompanyUncommon Loon Brewing CompanyUnmapped Brewing Co.Unmapped Brewing Co.Urban Forage Winery & Cider HouseUrban Forage Winery & Cider HouseUrban Growler Brewing CompanyUrban Growler Brewing CompanyUrsa Minor BrewingUrsa Minor BrewingUtepils BrewingUtepils BrewingWabasha Brewing Co.Wabasha Brewing Co.Waconia Brewing Co.Waconia Brewing Co.WarPigs Brewing USAWarPigs Brewing USAWeldWerks BrewingWeldWerks BrewingWhite Bear MeaderyWhite Bear MeaderyWild Mind AlesWild Mind AlesWild State CiderWild State CiderWild Terra CiderWild Terra CiderYoerg Brewing CompanyYoerg Brewing CompanyYoung Blood Beer Co.Young Blood Beer Co.

Winter Beer Dabbler Entertainment

When it comes to beer festivals, variety is the spice of life. At this year’s Winter Beer Dabbler, we’re shaking things up by bringing you four Twin Cities DJs spinning tunes for the entire duration of the festival at four different stages spread across the Minnesota State Fairgrounds! Each DJ specializes in a different style of music, so you can sample different party atmospheres to suit your mood, and the beverage in your glass!

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DJ Shannon Blowtorch

Specialties: Pop, Rock, R&B, Hip-Hop

DJ Shannon Blowtorch is a fan favorite for longtime 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 Winter Beer Dabbler 2022.

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Hold Your Lady Tight Night

Specialties: Country, Americana

Hold Your Lady Tight Night aims to provide dance floor anthems for anyone who is looking to enjoy themselves at the honky tonk. Their country dance nights have delighted two steppers at venues all over the Twin Cities, including First Avenue, the Turf Club, and Uptown VFW. Hold Your Lady Tight Night features everything from classic Outlaw Country legends to bangers from the ’90s–’00s, along with plenty of today’s hits (but probably not Bro-Country)!

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DJ B-Rock

Specialties: Hip-Hop, R&B 

B-Rock has been DJing in the Twin Cities for 15 years with a technical foundation as a hip-hop DJ and a repertoire as broad as the Mississippi is long. His resume includes the extremely popular 2 On Tuesdays nights at Nomad, plus featured appearances with First Avenue, Fine Line, Rhymesayers, and Fifth Element. His style combines turntable wizardry with classic hip-hop and R&B sounds.

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DJ Chime + Back Channel Brewing

Specialties: Hip-Hop, R&B

DJ Chime is the resident DJ for Back Channel Brewing Company in Spring Park, Minnesota. You can find him spinning at the taproom for the Ultimate Vikings Gameday Experience on Sundays during the football season, during special taproom events, and as Back Channel’s regular trivia host on Wednesday nights during the fall/winter/spring. DJ Chime’s stage will be integrated with Back Channel’s booth at Winter Beer Dabbler so you can enjoy his awesome mix while sampling some of your favorite Back Channel beers!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any locations with hardstock tickets available?2021-11-15T13:28:37-06:00

Yes. If you live in the Twin Cities Metro Area and are looking for a way to save money on tickets for Winter Beer Dabbler 2022, then you should pay a visit to one of our official liquor store partners!

Both Stinson Wine, Beer, and Spirits as well as The Wine Thief & Ale Jail will have hard stock General Admission and Designated Driver tickets available for CASH ONLY sale without the usual service fees incurred by our online ticketing platform. Early Access tickets are ONLY available online.

What are festival rules regarding COVID-19?2021-11-04T12:24:42-05:00

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 they are experiencing symptoms prior to the event.

If you test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of the event, contact info@beerdabbler.com.

Should Winter Beer Dabbler 2022 not be able to be held on February 19, 2022, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival will be rescheduled to our backup date, Saturday, April 9, 2022. All tickets purchased will automatically be transferred to that date. No refunds or exchanges should the event be rescheduled to April 9, 2022.

What happens in the case of inclement weather?2021-11-04T12:25:08-05:00

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

All event T-shirts, hats, and mittens ordered at the same time with Winter Beer Dabbler 2022 tickets are 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 info@beerdabbler.com or our ticketing provider See Tickets Customer Support:

Email: help@seetickets.us (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
Online: https://support.seetickets.us/hc/en-us

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.

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.

Should Winter Beer Dabbler 2022 not be able to be held on February 19, 2022, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival will be rescheduled to our backup date, Saturday, April 9, 2022. All tickets purchased will automatically be transferred to that date. No refunds or exchanges.

Sponsors & Vendors

bridgewaterbankmn.com
mnlottery.com
grifolsplasma.com
coxins.net
visitspearfish.com
boldnorthcellars.com
boldnorthcellars.com
lakevillebrewing.com
igbrewing.com
lowbrewco.com
backchannelbrewing.com
stoutspub.com
gabesmn.com
tipsysteer.com/roseville/
thecurrent.org
twincities.com
renewalbyandersen.com

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