Winter Beer Dabbler Entertainment
In addition to unlimited samples from 180+ local, regional, and national craft breweries and fun winter activities, attendees will enjoy live performances on three stages!
From mellow and rootsy in the Coliseum, dancy at the new stage in our expanded layout to hard driving rock from Gully Boys and Appetite for Zaccardi on the Minnesota Wild main stage in the Midway, there will be something for everyone!
Appetite for Zaccardi: 5:15pm
Bringing GNR songs to life, local rockers that make up the super-group Appetite for Zaccardi will hold down the main stage at #WinterDabbler. No top hats, no wigs. Just 5 dudes who crush these jams. Look out.
Gully Boys: 4pm
Born from passion, Kathy, Nadirah and Natalie make up the Minneapolis 3 piece that Gully Boys is today. Gully Boys melodic tunes and raw lyrics make it hard to believe that merely two years ago, none of them knew how to play their instruments. Drawing inspiration from a multitude of musical back grounds, Gully Boys transcends genre. Through hard work, diligent practice and fresh enthusiasm Gully Boys recorded their first LP Not So Brave released August 12th of 2018 and won City Pages Picked to Click 2018: Gully Boys are Minnesota's best new band!
All Day on the DJ Stage
Holding down the DJ stage in the expanded layout at Winter Dabbler, DJ Tiiiiiiiiiip is a celebrated, young local talent on the rise. The Star Tribune calls him, "one of the youngest, hardest working DJs and promoters in town."
Tiiiiiiiiiip has been featured in the LA Times, Buzzfeed, XXL Vice & Star Tribune and has share the stage with acts such as Future, Kevin Gates, Wiz Khalifa, Migos, Skrillex, The Isley Brothers, New Edition, Babyface, Aaron Carter, Erykaj Badu and many more!
Flying in from the "Experience the Sensation" tour with Yung Gravy & bbno$, Tiiiiiiiiiip will bring the bounce to the festival.
Music in the Coliseum
Richard Mittlestet: Richard Mittelstet lives in the Twin Cities area, originally from Texas, recently moved from New Mexico. He performs a wide variety of well known songs as well as fresh originals. Richard's musical style is eclectic and entertaining with essences of blues, folk, and alternative rock.
Maygen Lacey & the Bird Watchers: Maygen Lacey & The Birdwatchers are an American Folk-Rock group making music through contrast. In many respects, Maygen Lacey and Noah Neumann couldn’t be more different. From upbringing and musical taste to the Mpls vs. St. Paul debate, there are few things these two come together on. The shortlist includes: the importance of sarcasm, the great outdoors, quality beer, and being decent humans.
Elsa Lee: Born and raised in Duluth, MN, singer, pianist, and songwriter, Elsa has enjoyed performing pop music through the ages and creating original indie pop songs. She is also the studio manager at F5 SoundHouse, and loves this life surrounded by music.
American Brewer Warrior
The gloves will come off when brewery reps from around the country compete for the title of American Brewer Warrior. Who will dethrone Modist Brewing Company, winner of the first two contests? Made possible by Minnesota Lottery, Dabbler attendees will have the opportunity to cheer their favorite breweries on as they navigate 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 American Brewer Warrior champion!
Games & Activities!
Silent Disco: Brought to you by The Minnesota Timberwolves, 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!
Giant Beer Pong: Hosted by Dakota County Technical College, relive your college days in a GIANT way, and find out more about their Brewing & Beer Steward Technology program!