Minnesota History CenterSt. Paul, MN
25 BreweriesOver 50 special beers to try!
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.
Twenty-five craft breweries, including at least ten from Minnesota, were invited to participate - each brewery will offer two beers, of which will be rare offerings, which may include:
There is ample drop off area for those taking ride share, taxi, or getting dropped off.
Event parking is $5 at the MN History Center parking lot.
Bus routes that stop near the History Center include the 16, 21 and 94. Please visit the Metro Transit website for detailed information.
PLEASE BE RESPONSIBLE, DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE.
Wonderful food prepared by D'Amico Catering is included as part of your admission. In addition, at the beginning of the event there will be a variety of passed cheeses available courtesy of our friends at the Caves of Faribault. During the last hour there will be popcorn and soft pretzel bites available.
Coffee, Hot Cider, and Buddy's Orange, Grape and Strawberry Sodas are also available. Water Stations will be located throughout the grounds. Please take advantage of them to stay well hydrated, cleanse your palate, and enjoy your sampling experience.
Limited Tickets Available
IMPORTANT NOTE: Tickets purchased for the postponed 2020 event will be honored.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Bring an open mind to try the wonderful styles of craft beer available. Please come well hydrated and take advantage of water stations located throughout the venue, water will also help cleanse your palette. Don't rush through samples, take time to enjoy the aroma and the flavor.
No outside drinks or food may be allowed in the Northern Lights Rare Beer Fest venue. Food is provided as part of your admission. Drinking on a empty stomach is never a good idea.
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