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January 25 @ 7:00 pm

| $90


Minnesota’s craft breweries are partnering with more than 20 restaurants to pair high-end beers with high-class bites at the 2019 Winterfest craft beer festival. The Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild event gives craft beer fans a one-of-a-kind new format to enjoy the beers they love alongside specifically designed small plates to highlight the state’s craft beer industry and top chefs. Further elevating the experience, many breweries will collaborate with their paired restaurants to create exclusive, specialty Winterfest beers to compliment these special food items.

Email info@mncraftbrew.org with any questions.

  • Tickets and Information
  • Participating Breweries
  • Participating Restaurants
  • Beer & Bites
  • Winterfest Directions Transit & Parking
  • Partners
  • Education
  • The Great Snowshoe Award

Winterfest Tickets & Information

The Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild is once again proud to present craft beers and curated bites at Union Depot! Join Minnesota’s craft breweries and favorite restaurants/chefs for a unique craft experience. Put on your festive party wear and enjoy beautiful St. Paul.

Where: Union Depot, St. Paul, MN
When: January 25, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $90 / $50 sober driver (includes food & non-alcoholic beverages)


2019 Winterfest Participating Breweries

Check out who’s pouring at Winterfest!

  • 10K Brewing
  • 12welve Eyes Brewing
  • 56 Brewing
  • 612Brew
  • Able Seedhouse + Brewery
  • Alloy Brewing Company
  • August Schell Brewing Company
  • Back Channel Brewing
  • Bad Weather Brewery
  • Badger Hill Brewing
  • Bald Man Brewing
  • Barley John’s
  • Barrel Theory Beer Company
  • Bauhaus Brew Labs
  • Beaver Island Brewing Company
  • Bent Brewstillery
  • Bent Paddle Brewing Company
  • Big Axe Brewing Company
  • Big Wood Brewery
  • Birch’s Lowertown
  • Blacklist Artisan Ales
  • Boom Island Brewing Co
  • Brass Foundry Brewing Co.
  • Canal Park Brewing Company
  • Castle Danger Brewery
  • Clutch Brewing Company
  • Dangerous Man Brewing Co
  • Day Block Brewing Company
  • Dual Citizen Brewing Company
  • Eastlake Craft Brewery
  • Enki Brewing
  • Excelsior Brewing Company
  • Fair State Brewing Cooperative
  • FINNEGANS Brew Co.
  • Forager Brewery
  • Fulton Brewery
  • Garphish Brewing Company
  • Giesenbrau Bier Co.
  • Goat Ridge
  • HammerHeart Brewing Company
  • HeadFlyer Brewing
  • Hoops Brewing
  • Imminent Brewing
  • Inbound Brewing
  • Indeed Brewing Company
  • Insight Brewing Company
  • Jack Pine Brewery
  • Junkyard Brewing Company
  • Kinney Creek Brewery
  • Klockow Brewing Company
  • Lake Monster Brewing
  • Lake Superior Brewing Co.
  • Lakes & Legends Brewing Company
  • Lift Bridge Brewery
  • Little Thistle Brewing Co.
  • LTD Brewing Co.
  • Lupulin Brewing Company
  • Lynlake Brewery
  • Mankato Brewery
  • Modist Brewing Company
  • Northbound Smokehouse and Brewpub
  • Nutmeg Brewhouse
  • OMNI Brewing Company
  • Pryes Brewing
  • Red Wing Brewery
  • Revelation Ale Works
  • Rock Bottom Brewery
  • Saint Paul’s Flat Earth
  • Schram Winery and Brewery
  • Shakopee Brew Hall
  • Sisyphus Brewing
  • Sociable Cider Werks
  • Spilled Grain Brewhouse
  • Spiral Brewery
  • Steel Toe Brewing
  • Summit Brewing Company
  • Surly Brewing Co.
  • Take 16 Brewing Company
  • Tanzenwald Brewing Company
  • The Freehouse
  • The Herkimer Pub and Brewery
  • Three Twenty Brewing Co.
  • Tilion Brewing Company
  • Tin Whiskers Brewing Co.
  • Town Hall Brewery
  • u4ic Brewing, Inc
  • Unmapped Brewing Co.
  • Union 32 Craft House
  • Urban Growler Brewing Company
  • Utepils Brewing
  • Venn Brewing Company
  • Vine Park
  • Wabasha Brewing Company
  • Waconia Brewing Company
  • Waldmann Brewery
  • Wayzata Brew Works
  • Wicked Wort Brewing Company
  • Wild Mind Artisan Ales

Winterfest Participating Restaurants

  • Ansari’s
  • Barley John’s Brew Pub
  • Birch’s Lowertown
  • Book Club
  • Butcher Salt
  • Cafe Shawn
  • Eastern Promises
  • Finer Meats and Eats
  • First Draft Taproom & Kitchen
  • French Meadow / Bluestem Bar
  • Funky Grits
  • La Ferme
  • Lowry Hill Meats
  • Model Citizen
  • New Scenic Cafe
  • Northbound Smokehouse and Brewpub
  • Northern Waters Smokehaus
  • Nosh
  • Nutmeg Brewhouse
  • Pajarito
  • Red Stag Supperclub
  • Red Wagon Pizza
  • Rock Bottom Brewery
  • Stewart’s
  • Surly Brewing Co.
  • Tanzenwald Brewing Company
  • The Freehouse
  • The Naughty Greek
  • Tilia
  • Town Hall Brewery
  • Union Kitchen MN
  • Urban Growler Brewing Company

Beer & Bites

Winterfest Directions Transit & Parking


There are plenty of transportation options for getting to and from Winterfest. Please plan a safe and sober ride!

Car Parking: Located in the heart of the Lowertown district in Downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, Union Depot offers multiple options for paid parking. Lot A is a temperature controlled parking garage and is located underneath the Head House of Union Depot. Lot B offers covered parking and has entrances at Kellogg Boulevard/Broadway Street and Sibley Street/East 2nd Street. Lot C West and Lot C East are surface lots located to the East of Union Depot, just off Kellogg Boulevard. For maps and rates, click here.

Metro Transit: Metro Transit will be offering a quick survey to get a pass to and from the event on light rail or any city bus.


Brewer Happy Hour Sponsor
Snowshoe Award Sponsor
Brewer Hospitality Sponsor
After Party Sponsors
Glassware Sponsor
Graphic Design Partner

Booth Partners

Winterfest Education

Education Session #1:

7:30 PM
Presented by Maggie Pears, Dangerous Man Brewing Co.
Cheese + Beer = Magic!
Learn about how to pair beer and cheese and how these flavors complement one another leaving your taste buds dancing in delight.

Education Session #2:

8:15 PM
Presented by Ashley Hauf and Mark Slattery, First Draft Taproom & Kitchen
Food and Beer—A Winning Combination
Learn from Ashley and Mark about why food and beer pair so well together and takeaway some tips and tricks for pairing on your own at home.

The Great Snowshoe Award

Previous Snowshoe Award Winners

  • 2018 — Barrel Theory Beer Company
  • 2017 – Fair State Cooperative
  • 2016 Friday – Raspberry Roselle by Fair State Cooperative
  • 2016 Saturday – Dark Knight Returns by Barley John’s Brew Pub
  • 2015 – Dark Knight Returns by Barley John’s Brew Pub
  • 2014 – Rosie’s Old Ale by Barley John’s Brew Pub
  • 2013 – Dark Knight Returns by Barley John’s Brew Pub
  • 2012 – Dark Knight by Barley John’s Brew Pub
  • 2011 – Mole Smoke by Surly Brewing Co.
  • 2010 – Grand Design Porter by Flat Earth Brewing Co.
  • 2009 – Bourbon One by Surly Brewing Co.
  • 2008 – Chocolate Raspberry Bourbon Stout by Town Hall Brewery
  • 2007 – Dark Knight by Barley John’s Brew Pub
  • 2006 – King Boreas Imperial Wit by Great Waters & Old 8 Porter by Barley John’s
  • 2005 – Scotch Ale by Brau House & Big Dog IPA by Town Hall Brewery
  • 2004 – Hair of the Monk by Fitger’s Brewhouse
  • 2003 – Double Trouble by O’Hara’s Brew Pub & Cywren’s Song by Hop’s Brew Pub


January 25
7:00 pm


Union Depot
214 4th Street East
Saint Paul, MN 55101 United States
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