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January 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm



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.

The Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild is a not-for-profit organization that was founded in 2000. Our goals are to promote Minnesota breweries, create an open line of communication between brewers, and connect our beer to the consumer. The Guild promotes Minnesota’s booming brewing industry by sponsoring festivals and special events, including Autumn Brew Review and Winterfest, promoting special events like the State Fair’s Brewed in Minnesota exhibit, and ultimately showcasing the talent of Minnesota’s craft brewers.

Email info@mncraftbrew.org with any questions.

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

Beer & Bites

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Winterfest Tickets & Information

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2019 Winterfest Participating Breweries

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Winterfest Participating Restaurants

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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. Click here to take the survey and download your pass.

Winterfest Education

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Winterfest Partners

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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, 2019
7:00 pm
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Union Depot
214 4th Street East
Saint Paul, MN 55101 United States
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