I love craft beer. You know this…right? So, when I heard how fun the Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival in Minnesota was, I bought tickets for Scott and I immediately. This year’s festival was held at the Mighty Midway and Coliseum at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on February 6 from 3:30–7:30pm.
9,000 people bundled up and came out to test over 140+ local, regional, and national craft beers so it was quite the event. I couldn’t believe how many different beers you could sample, and by the end of the event I didn’t even scratch the surface.
The beer selection was fab, with many options available for both the casual beer drinker as well as those continuously on the hunt for something new. The favorites that stood out to me would have to be the Introvert IPA from Left Hand Brewing Company, Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company and the Sky Five IPA from Bauhaus Brew Labs. Delicious!
The live music was also a nice touch and there were plenty of fires going to warm up by in case your liquid jacket wasn’t thick enough 😉
You could also head inside the heated coliseum to warm up and sample some cheese and sausage if you needed some substance in your belly. I opted for a pretzel necklace instead which lasted just under an hour. #ilovepretzelswithbeer
The event went by so fast and before we knew it, our group was headed back to Scott’s parents in an oversized van (definitely need a DD for this event!). Overall, I had a great experience at my first beer dabbler and will be marking my calendar for next year!
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