Saturday, February 24th, 2024
Minnesota State Fair

3–6:30 pm (Early Access at 2 pm)

Winter Beer Dabbler 2024


Saturday, February 24, 2024
Minnesota State Fair
3–6:30 pm (Early Access at 2 pm)

The biggest and best winter beer festival in Minnesota will make its triumphant return to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on February 24, 2024!

We’re beyond excited to welcome you all back to the Mighty Midway to sample great beer from breweries all over the United States, an amazing selection of cider and wine from renowned producers, and the tastiest seltzers on the market—all while enjoying music, food trucks, and other thrilling attractions.


General Admission

$55Advance, $65 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

$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) 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

SAVE MONEY ON TICKETS–Skip the online ticket fees and purchase hardstock tickets available at the following retail partners.

Note: All hardstock tickets are CASH ONLY

Winter Beer Dabbler 2024 Apparel

Apparel is shipped directly to purchasers.

Check out last year’s Winter Beer Dabbler 2023
Foggy Memory Recap video!

Brewery & Cidery List

More breweries and cideries to be announced! List is subject to change. Download the Beer Dabbler App to plan your day of dabblin’!

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 Company612Brew612Brew903 Brewers903 BrewersAlaskan Brewing Co.Alaskan Brewing Co.Ales and TrailsAles and TrailsAlesmithAlesmithAlloy Brewing CompanyAlloy Brewing CompanyAngry Orchard CiderAngry Orchard CiderArbeiter Brewing CompanyArbeiter Brewing CompanyArcher RooseArcher RooseBack Channel BrewingBack Channel BrewingBadger Hill BrewingBadger Hill BrewingBald Man BrewingBald Man BrewingBalsam Lake BreweryBalsam Lake BreweryBear Cave BrewingBear Cave BrewingBelching Beaver Brewing CompanyBelching Beaver Brewing CompanyBent Paddle Brewing Co.Bent Paddle Brewing Co.Black Brewers PodcastBlack Brewers PodcastBlacklist Brewing CompanyBlacklist Brewing CompanyBlackStack BrewingBlackStack BrewingBoathouse Brothers Brewing Co.Boathouse Brothers Brewing Co.Boom Island Brewing CompanyBoom Island Brewing CompanyBoulevard Brewing Co.Boulevard Brewing Co.Bourget ImportsBourget ImportsBrau Brothers Brewing CompanyBrau Brothers Brewing CompanyBrew d’ÉtatBrew d’ÉtatBrewery OmmegangBrewery OmmegangBrewing Change CollaborativeBrewing Change CollaborativeBŪCH Hard Kombucha SeltzerBŪCH Hard Kombucha SeltzerBurning Brothers BrewingBurning Brothers BrewingCanal Park Brewing CompanyCanal Park Brewing CompanyCantripCantripCastle Danger BreweryCastle Danger BreweryCERIA Brewing CompanyCERIA Brewing CompanyClown Shoes Brewing CompanyClown Shoes Brewing CompanyCoronado Brewing CompanyCoronado Brewing CompanyDabbler DepotDabbler DepotDeschutes BreweryDeschutes BreweryDogfish HeadDogfish HeadDrastic Measures BrewingDrastic Measures BrewingDrekker Brewing CompanyDrekker Brewing CompanyDual Citizen Brewing Co.Dual Citizen Brewing Co.Earth Rider BreweryEarth Rider BreweryEinstök Beer CompanyEinstök Beer CompanyEquilibrium BrewingEquilibrium BrewingExcelsior BrewingExcelsior BrewingFair State Brewing CooperativeFair State Brewing CooperativeFargo Brewing CompanyFargo Brewing CompanyFat Pants Brewing Co.Fat Pants Brewing Co.FINNEGANS Brew Co.FINNEGANS Brew Co.Fulton BrewingFulton BrewingFunny WaterFunny WaterG5 Brewing CompanyG5 Brewing CompanyGambit Brewing CompanyGambit Brewing CompanyGarphish Brewing CompanyGarphish Brewing CompanyGiesenbräu Bier Co.Giesenbräu Bier Co.Gluek BeerGluek BeerGoat Ridge BrewingGoat Ridge BrewingGravity Storm BreweryGravity Storm BreweryGrüviGrüviGuinness 0Guinness 0HeadFlyer BrewingHeadFlyer BrewingHoplarkHoplarkHumble Forager BreweryHumble Forager BreweryInbound BrewCoInbound BrewCoInsight Brewing Co.Insight Brewing Co.Invictus Brewing CompanyInvictus Brewing CompanyJack Pine BreweryJack Pine BreweryJunkyard BrewingJunkyard BrewingKarben4 BrewingKarben4 BrewingLakes & Legends Brewing CompanyLakes & Legends Brewing CompanyLone River Ranch WaterLone River Ranch WaterLTD Brewing Co.LTD Brewing Co.Luce Line BrewingLuce Line BrewingLupulin Brewing CompanyLupulin Brewing CompanyMana Brewing CoMana Brewing CoMankato BreweryMankato BreweryMetroNOME BreweryMetroNOME BreweryMillstream Brewing CompanyMillstream Brewing CompanyModist Brewing CompanyModist Brewing CompanyMORE Brewing CompanyMORE Brewing CompanyNine Mile Brewing CompanyNine Mile Brewing CompanyNoon Whistle BrewingNoon Whistle BrewingNorth 20 BrewingNorth 20 BrewingNouvelle BrewingNouvelle BrewingOliphant BrewingOliphant BrewingPaddlefish Brewing CoPaddlefish Brewing CoPhase Three BrewingPhase Three BrewingPipeworks Brewing CompanyPipeworks Brewing CompanyPlant BotanicalPlant BotanicalPortage Brewing CompanyPortage Brewing CompanyPrairie Artisan AlesPrairie Artisan AlesPress Hard SeltzerPress Hard SeltzerPryes Brewing CompanyPryes Brewing CompanyRemedy Brewing CompanyRemedy Brewing CompanyRue 38Rue 38Saint Croix VineyardsSaint Croix VineyardsSamuel AdamsSamuel AdamsSapsucker Yellowbelly CiderSapsucker Yellowbelly CiderSchilling CiderSchilling CiderSchram Haus BrewerySchram Haus BrewerySix One Two BrewSix One Two BrewSixpoint BrewerySixpoint BrewerySka Brewing CompanySka Brewing CompanySkeleton Crew BrewSkeleton Crew BrewSmall Lot Wine & SpiritsSmall Lot Wine & SpiritsSociable Cider WerksSociable Cider WerksSteel Toe BrewingSteel Toe BrewingThe Brewing ProjektThe Brewing ProjektThe CurrentThe CurrentThesis Beer ProjectThesis Beer ProjectTradition Wine & SpiritsTradition Wine & SpiritsTrove BrewingTrove BrewingTruly Hard SeltzerTruly Hard SeltzerTwo Roads Brewing CompanyTwo Roads Brewing CompanyUllsperger BrewingUllsperger BrewingUncommon Loon Brewing CompanyUncommon Loon Brewing CompanyUntitled ArtUntitled ArtUrban Growler Brewing CompanyUrban Growler Brewing CompanyUrsa Minor BrewingUrsa Minor BrewingVeristVeristVibesVibesWabasha Brewing Co.Wabasha Brewing Co.Waconia Brewing Co.Waconia Brewing Co.Wandering Leaf BreweryWandering Leaf BreweryWarPigs Brewing USAWarPigs Brewing USAWeldWerks BrewingWeldWerks BrewingWhite Bear MeaderyWhite Bear MeaderyWild State CiderWild State CiderWild Terra CiderWild Terra CiderWooden Ship Brewing CompanyWooden Ship Brewing Company

Entertainment & Activities

When it comes to beer festivals, variety is the spice of life. Luckily, the entertainment and activities at the 2024 Winter Beer Dabbler are as exciting and different as the beers being sampled.




We KNOW you’ve never seen anything like this at a beer festival before. We’re incredibly excited to announce that the recently crowned World Champion Snow Sculptor House of Thune will be returning to Winter Beer Dabbler with two new snow sculptures. Enjoy watching the eclectic team of artists as they chisel and shape piles of snow into whimsical sculptures.

Check out this year’s creations for the perfect selfie station or photo backdrop!


Back by popular demand, we’re welcoming back Soaring Sleds at our 2024 Winter Beer Dabbler with professional riders Chris Coosemans and Dave England showing off tricks and flips that will make you hold your breath until they safely land!


The Beer Dabbler team is incredibly excited to announce we will have Dueling Pianos in the Coliseum at this year’s Winter Beer Dabbler 2024 festival. Get ready to sip on your favorite brew while relaxing and vibing to two dueling pianos.


Catch The Current live streaming from Winter Beer Dabbler!


DJ Shannon Blowtorch, hosted by Purple Queen

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 2023.

DJ Chime with special guest DJ JD + Back Channel Brewing

Specialties: House, Dance

DJ Chime is the resident DJ for Back Channel Brewing Company in Spring Park, MN. 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. This year, DJ Chime has a special guest: DJ JD! DJ Chime and DJ JD will be performing at Back Channel Brewing’s Premium Booth, just Northwest of the Food Truck area. Their stage will be integrated with Back Channel’s booth at Winter Beer Dabbler so you can enjoy awesome mixes while sampling some of your favorite Back Channel beers!

Travel to the Winter Beer Dabbler

Winter Beer Dabbler is once again being held in the Mighty Midway at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Whether by bus, taxi, car or bike, the Beer Dabbler wants you to travel safely to and from the festival.

Start planning your Dabbler experience now–the event map is LIVE in our app!

1312 Cosgrove Street, St. Paul is the address for the Admin Too Building, and where all ride share apps/pick-ups will be directed. We have worked with the Minnesota State Fair Police to create a pick-up loop near that location to expedite the process without blocking traffic on Snelling Avenue.


Safe transportation to and from the festival is important to us! So we are offering attendees options through our partners to make sure you can enjoy unlimited samples, and still get home safe and sound. If you’re going to drive, parking is free on the State Fairgrounds, but we recommend the Robin lot, or the West Como lot (just south of Como Ave), which can be located on the official Minnesota State Fair MAP.

Those will be the closest parking lots to the main gate (located at Liggett & Carnes). Accessible parking is located on West Dan Patch Ave with appropriate displayed credentials. You may leave your vehicle overnight in these lots, to be picked up the next day.

Food Vendors

Food will be available for purchase from the following food trucks:

B-Lo Zero Sno Cones & Minnie Donuts

Hot and fresh mini donuts to go along with your beer–What could be better? B-Lo Zero Sno Cones & Minnie Donuts will offer classic cinnamon sugar mini donuts, specialty toppings mini donuts, and hot chocolate.

Dough Gold

Looking for the perfect comfort food? Check out fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chip cookie dough, chocolate chocolate chip cookie dough, and peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough from the one and only, Dough Gold!

Eggroll Queen

If you’re looking for a little extra flavor and maybe a little SPICE to your Winter Beer Dabbler food truck experience than you won’t want to miss Eggroll Queen’s delicious egg rolls, fried rice, and sweet spicy chicken.

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! El Burrito on Wheels offers those same great flavors in food truck form!


Sandwiches and grain bowls – protein includes braised beef brisket, jerk pork, Thai chicken, black bean burgers (VV) – kettle chips, sides, and much more! Gastrotruck makes everything from scratch using locally sourced and sustainably raised products.

Gerhard’s Brats

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.

Habanero Tacos

We have proudly served authentic Mexican cuisine to the Longfellow, East Lake, and Powderhorn neighborhoods of Minneapolis since 2015. We prepare, cook, and serve all of our ancestral food by hand right here in the restaurant, from scratch. Follow us for specials, deals, and more!


We are determined to provide our customers with the most delicious Pierogi, Polish Sausage, Stuffed Cabbage (Golabki), Potato Pancakes and  Crepes (Nalesniki) on the market today.

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.

Kraz’d Foodnatik

Kraz’d Foodnatik fuses low-carb zoodles and lettuce wraps with flavors from Southeast Asia to create a fusion of delicious, healthy foods along with some standard fair favorites.

Market Bar-B-Que

If you’re looking for all things BBQ look no further than Market Bar-B-Que a family-owned and operated restaurant with an amazing food truck to match!

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.

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!

Philicious Phillys

Looking for the perfect meal to push you through Winter Beer Dabbler sampling? Look no further than Philicious Phillys who will be serving beef phillycheesesteak, chicken phillycheesesteak, veggie phillycheese, crispy fried chicken sandwich, and french fries

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.

Richie’s Cheese Curd Tacos

Richie’s Cheese Curd Tacos are dishing up a new way to enjoy a Fair favorite: deep fried cheese curds. The original cheese curd taco is a crispy flour tortilla filled with a Johnsonville brat, cheese curds, lettuce, and baja sauce.

Sandy’s Grill & Italian Ice

American Grill Fusion!

Up In Smoke

Texas BBQ: smoked brisket, pork, grilled chicken fried shrimp po boy, beans, slaw, and tater tot hashbrowns

Xstream Cuisine LLC

Texas BBQ: smoked brisket, pork, grilled chicken fried shrimp po boy, beans, slaw, and tater tot hashbrowns

This shortcode requires a page with the title faq to be a child of this page.

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.