A craft beer experience unlike any other!

Featuring rare, vintage and one-off specialty beers from a carefully-curated list of craft breweries, the Northern Lights Rare Beer Fest is a one-of-a-kind event that showcases the creativity and skill of a select group of top brewers in the country.

This 7th Annual, special one-night tasting will take place on Saturday, March 28th, 2020 at the beautiful MN History Center in downtown St Paul.

Thirty craft breweries, including ten from Minnesota, were invited to participate - each brewery will offer two beers, of which will be rare offerings, which may include:

  • a beer that is limited in availability.
  • a vintage beer.
  • a beer that was brewed specifically for the fest.

The 2019 Northern Lights Rare Beer Festival event program is available for download. UPDATED!

Congratulations to Barrel Theory on winning the 2019 Aurora Borealis Award for Barrel Aged Ice Cream Social!


Last but absolutely, positively, not least, we welcome another first timer to the event! Barrel Theory Beer Company… https://t.co/VLOyLYF9UT posted Tuesday, March 12, 2019


Lift Bridge Brewing Company is another one of our MN breweries who really knows how to barrel age their beers! Beer… https://t.co/CfMsYZeldH posted Monday, March 11, 2019


Our friends at Left Hand Brewing Company love participating in our event and it shows year after year! We couldn't… https://t.co/Swv8nr1N6L posted Sunday, March 10, 2019


This brewery is a fan favorite from coast to coast that nothing is different here in MN, we love Lagunitas Brewing… https://t.co/wZ4z03ZNin posted Saturday, March 09, 2019