Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival Entertainment

In addition to unlimited samples from 150+ local, regional, and national craft breweries and fun winter activities, attendees can expect endless live entertainment in the Mighty Midway, including music on the Jack Links Stage from DJ Shannon Blowtorch, The 4onthefloor and ZULUZULUU. Plus so much more!


Shannon Blowtorch: 2:30-4:15pm

Recognized by publications such as City Pages and Star Tribune as the best club DJ in the Twin Cities, Shannon Blowtorch might be best known for her role in local events such as Soul Friday, Berlin, and Bomp. Dabblers will enjoy the party vibe offered up by Shannon Blowtorch to kick off the event. 


The 4onthefloor: 4:15-5:15pm

With roots in blues, and influenced by rock-and-roll of the past, The 4onthefloor's high octane, furious delivery will keep Dabblers warm with a modern variation of foot stomping rock'n'roll in 4/4 time. Having nailed down a strong local following, and being named winner of’s best new band of 2011, The 4onthefloor has pounded their drum on a national scene, performing at Austin's South by Southwest, and with artists such as Willie Nelson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sugarland, Trampled by Turtles, Drive-by Truckers, Citizen Cope and Steve Martin. 


ZULUZULUU: 5:30-6:30pm

Landing on First Avenue's Best new bands list in 2014, the year they were founded, ZULUZULUU, joins the music lineup for the Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival for an afternoon of synth driven R&B with soulful vocals. Armed with a wide range of electronic instrumentation, ZULUZULUU sets out to bring a new, exploratory modern sound influenced by the greats of funk, soul, and jazz with electronic excursions, hard grooves, Afro-futurism and soulful melodies.


American Brewer Warrior – 2:30–6:00pm


Craft breweries are a supportive bunch. From working together on collaboration beers to sharing tips and techniques, they're always willing to help each other out. But on February 4, 2017, at the 8th Annual Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival, the gloves will come off when brewery reps from around the country compete for the title of American Brewer Warrior, presented by The Growler.

Dabbler attendees will have the opportunity witness history in the making and cheer their favorite breweries on as they attempt to summit Mount Beerdoriyama—a specially designed obstacle course that includes a forklift challenge, malt sack race, keg toss, and more. The team that completes the course in the shortest amount of time will be crowned the first ever American Brewer Warrior! 


Classical Minnesota Public Radio Stage: 2:30-6:30pm

Wine and cheese pair perfectly with classical music! Visit the heated coliseum all day to enjoy classical music hosted by our friends over at Classical Minnesota Public Radio. Featured artists include the Artaria String Quartet, Chione Wind Quintet, Matra Percussion Ensemble, and classical guitarist Jim Falbo.


Brazilian Beer Pong: 2:30-6:30pm

Our newest local major league professional team, Minnesota United FC will be hosting Brazilian Beer Pong once again in the midway. Get a team of friends together to go head-to-head and find out who has the unique skills necessary to be the winner of this "blown up" party game! 


Silent Disco: 2:30-6:30pm

Made possible by the the Minnesota Lynx, this is a favorite activity for many Dabblers. Put on your boogy boots, trade your ID for a set of wireless headphones and dance like no one is watching! 


Human Foosball: 2:30-6:30pm

Sponsored by Minnesota Lottery, Human Foosball is a life-size version of the table game popular all over the world. The game is played in an identical fashion to its smaller cousin, with team work being paramount in order to score a goal against the opposition.  


Beer Choir Twin Cities: Various times & locations

Beer Choir Twin Cities is among the newest chapters of the national Beer Choir Movement uniting local beer and song! Join us for drinking, singing or both!

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