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 5th Annual, special one-night tasting will take place on Saturday, March 24th, 2018 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.

Tickets on-sale November 24th, 2017!

Congratulations to Forager Brewing on winning the 2017 Aurora Borealis Award for Magnus


One week until tickets are on sale! This event has sold out the last 2 years and will undoubtedly sell out early again this year! posted Friday, November 17, 2017


BA#29! @dogfish_ale is not only making it's first appearance at Northern Lights, but has become available again in… https://t.co/t2thPrlCqg posted Monday, November 13, 2017


BA #28! @SchellsBrewery, 2017 winner of the Auroura Borealis Award, is returning once again this year. They are sur… https://t.co/0xSnl4ikv5 posted Sunday, November 12, 2017


BA#27 @BemidjiBrewing is back for another year! We are one of the only events in the TC's they attend and we are al… https://t.co/cHSOBqhGZ3 posted Saturday, November 11, 2017