Entertainment & Activities

When it comes to beer festivals, variety is the spice of life. Luckily, the entertainment and activities at the 2022 Winter Beer Dabbler are as exciting and different as the beers being sampled.

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Human Bubble Hockey
in the Wonderdome

We KNOW you’ve never seen anything like this at a beer festival before. We’re incredibly excited to announce that Winter Beer Dabbler 2022 will be home to the United States’s largest bubble hockey game–Human Bubble Hockey in The WonderDome, brought to you by Can Can Wonderland and Beer Dabbler!

Two teams of four will go head-to-head inside our mega-sized bubble hockey inflatable for six-minute rounds of pulse-pounding, puck-slapping action. No pads necessary, and we’ll provide the gear.

Games will be scheduled at the festival on a first-come, first-serve basis, so assemble your team and be ready to play!

Giant Beer Pong

Two teams face off against each other in this supersized version of the college classic game. Hurl giant rubber balls into six oversized “cups” and claim victory before your opponents. Rerack!

American Brewer Warrior

Sponsored by Minnesota Lottery

Watch as brewers race through the ultimate brewery-themed obstacle course in hopes of taking home the American Brewer Warrior championship belts in a timed competition like none other.


Enjoy watching the eclectic team of artists from House of Thune as they chisel and shape piles of snow into whimsical sculptures of snow art.

Chainsaw Carving

Watch the sawdust fly as the chainsaw carver Jason Soderlund of Soderlund’s Wood Mill transforms a block of wood into an artistic sculpture.


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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Homebrew Contest

Presented by Minnesota Home Brewers Association

Thank you for your interest in the Winter Beer Dabbler 2022 Homebrew Contest organized by the Minnesota Home Brewers Association.

The goal of the contest is to provide quality feedback to home brewers of all abilities.

Entry Registration

Entries can be added through February 19, 2022, at 6:30 pm central time.

BEER entries can be registered here.

MEAD and CIDER entries can be registered here.

After you submit your entry, you will receive a contest label via email that should be printed and affixed to each bottle using a rubber band.

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