Entertainment & Activities

When it comes to beer festivals, variety is the spice of life. Luckily, the entertainment and activities at the 2023 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!


We’re also be welcoming back Soaring Sleds at our 2023 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!

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!

bearded axe

New to Winter Beer Dabbler, The Bearded Axe will be offering axe throwing for attendees to test their aim and throwing prowess. Free beer and axe throwing? What could go wrong?

3rd LAIR

3rd Lair Skate Park, one of the longest operating skate parks in America, is creating a one-of-its-kind skate park show just for the Winter Beer Dabbler! Check them out in the Coliseum!


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!

DJ Sci-Fi

Specialties: Hip-Hop

DJ Sci-Fi is not only a DJ but also a part-time rapper, experimental hip-hop performer, and producer from Saint Paul, Minnesota. DJ Sci-Fi is also the founder of Space-Time MPLS, and hosts the dance parties “Adventures in Space-Time,” formerly run out of Acadia, and “FUNKTION” at the Uptown VFWs.