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January 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Winterfest 2020, the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild’s most elevated beer festival, gives craft beer fans a one-of-a-kind format to enjoy the beers they love alongside specifically designed small plates in a festive, intimate party atmosphere.

This non-profit festival, produced by and benefiting the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild, will feature unlimited samples from 90+ breweries (including non-alcoholic samples), unlimited small-plate food pairings, a commemorative tasting glass, music, and the “Best of Fest” awards.

For the first time, Winterfest will take place at the Polaris Club of US Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings! We will be working with the catering team at U.S. Bank Stadium to create special small plates that pair perfectly with seasonal craft beer.

Like to attend all of our fests? Take advantage of our discounts on 3/6 pack bundles for all MNCBG 2020 festivals.

21+ Event  |  ID required at entry  |  Indoors

  • Tickets and Festival Information
  • Participating Breweries
  • Entertainment and Activities
  • Transportation and Entry
  • Partners
  • FAQ and Winterfest Guide


  • January 17, 2020
  • 7:00 – 10:00pm
  • Polaris Club | US Bank Stadium | Minneapolis, MN
  • $80 General Admission | $30 Sober Driver
  • MNthusiast VIP tickets available – see instructions on your Benefits Page!
  • Unlimited samples from 90 MN breweries
  • Unlimited samples of small-plate food pairings
  • Fancy Dress Encouraged!
  • 21+ photo ID required | no children, infants, or pets allowed


Ticket price includes unlimited samples from ~90 MN breweries, unlimited samples of small-plate food pairings, a commemorative tasting glass, and access to all festival activities. (Sober driver ticket holders wear a special wristband and do not receive a commemorative tasting glass.) Proceeds from this festival help the MNCBG, as a nonprofit, support the breweries who participate.

*Purchased tickets are nonrefundable.

**We will not accept duplicate tickets purchased on the second-hand market. If you must purchase a ticket on the secondary market, we suggest that you make the transfer AT the event to ensure the authenticity of your ticket. To be clear, if you purchase a duplicate ticket that has already been scanned, you will not get in.

More Coming Soon…

10K Brewing
56 Brewing
ABC Brewing
Able Seedhouse + Brewery
Alloy Brewing Company
Angry Inch Brewing
August Schell Brewing Company
Back Channel Brewing
Bad Weather Brewing Co
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
Big Axe Brewing Company
Big Wood Brewery
Birch’s Lowertown
Blue Wolf Brewing Company
Bobbing Bobber Brewing Company
Boom Island Brewing
Brass Foundry Brewing Co.
Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative
Canal Park Brewery
Castle Danger Brewery
Clutch Brewing Company
Dangerous Man Brewing Company
Disgruntled Brewing
Dual Citizen Brewing
Eastlake Craft Brewery
Excelsior Brewing Company
Fair State Brewing Cooperative
Fulton Beer
Garphish Brewing Company
Giesenbräu Bier Co.
Goat Ridge Brewing Co
HeadFlyer Brewing
Hoops Brewing
Hoppy Girl Brewing
Imminent Brewing
Inbound BrewCo
Indeed Brewing Company
Insight Brewing Company
Jack Pine Brewery
Kinney Creek Brewery
Klockow Brewing Company
Lake Monster Brewing
Lakes & Legends Brewing Company
Lakeville Brewing Company
Lift Bridge Brewing Co
Little Thistle Brewing Co
LocAle Brewing Company
LTD Brewing Co.
LTS Brewing Company
Lupulin Brewing Company
LynLake Brewery
Mankato Brewery
Modist Brewing Company
OMNI Brewing
Pryes Brewing Company
Revelation Ale Works
Rock Bottom Brewery
Rustech Brewing Company
Saint Paul Brewing
Schram Haus Brewery
Shakopee Brewhall
Sociable Cider Werks
Spilled Grain Brewhouse
Stacked Deck Brewing
Steel Toe Brewing
Surly Brewing Co.
Tanzenwald Brewing Company
The Freehouse
The Lab
The Nordic Brewing Co
Thesis Beer Project
Third Street Brewhouse
Three Twenty Brewing Co.
Tin Whiskers Brewing Co.
Torg Brewery
u4ic Brewing, Inc
Uncommon Loon brewing Company
Union 32 Craft House
Unmapped Brewing Co.
Urban Growler Brewing Company
Ursa Minor Brewing
Utepils Brewing
Venn Brewing Company
Wabasha Brewing
Waconia Brewing Company
Wayzata Brew Works
Wicked Wort Brewing Company
Wild Mind Artisan Ales
Wooden Hill Brewery

Coming Soon…

Best of Fest – Previous Snowshoe Award Winners

  • 2018 — Barrel Theory Beer Company
  • 2017 – Fair State Cooperative
  • 2016 – Fair State Cooperative & Barley John’s Brew Pub
  • 2015 – 2012 – Barley John’s Brew Pub
  • 2011 – Surly Brewing Co.
  • 2010 – Flat Earth Brewing Co.
  • 2009 –  Surly Brewing Co.
  • 2008 – Town Hall Brewery
  • 2007 – Barley John’s Brew Pub
  • 2006 – Barley John’s
  • 2005 – Town Hall Brewery
  • 2004 – Fitger’s Brewhouse
  • 2003 – O’Hara’s Brew Pub & Hop’s Brew Pub

Coming Soon…

Winterfest 2020 Sponsorship Opportunities

A limited number of sponsorships and promotional opportunities are available for the 19th Annual Winterfest  on Friday, January 17, 2020 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Click here to view.


What do I get with my ticket? 
A General Admission ticket will get you unlimited samples from ~90 MN Breweries, unlimited samples of specialty small-plates designed by the US Bank Stadium catering team to pair with Minnesota’s best winter beers, and a commemorative tasting glass. DD/Sober ticket holders will be able to enjoy the food and non-alcoholic beverages at the festival, but will not receive a tasting glass.

MNthusiasts with VIP tickets will be able to enter the fest and begin sampling 30 minutes early.

Why has the location changed from last year?
The MN Craft Brewers Guild is always growing! While we have outgrown our previous location, we are thrilled to announce that Winterfest 2020 will take place at US Bank Stadium!

The Winterfest Guide will be added in January.


January 17, 2020
7:00 pm–10:00 pm


US Bank Stadium
401 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55415 United States