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The cold of the winter is no match for the hearty beer lovers of Minnesota. This winter, join Minnestay for one of the best winter activities in MN, the Winter Beer Dabbler! Head out to the State Fair Grounds in downtown St Paul and celebrate with over 180 breweries and various live entertainers and vendors for one of the largest beer festivals in the state.


Minnesota is well known for having several breweries and a thriving craft brewing community. This winter, stay with us at Minnestay in one of our luxury home or cabin rentals MN and take part in the “coolest” beer fest in Minnesota! There are a few different beer dabblers throughout the year, but the Winter Beer Dabbler is the highlight of each winter in the Twin Cities. Bundle up and get ready for a day of drinks, laughter, and Minnesota nice!


The Winter Beer Dabbler is held every winter around the last weekend of February and is considered a winter highlight amongst brew fanatics. Tickets for the event are typically available for purchase beginning in November and run up to the event. Each ticket will allow you to access to free beer, meat, and cheese sampling, the heated Coliseum, various winter activities, a silent disco, entry to the personal brews contest, and you will receive a commemorative sampling glass for that year’s Winter Beer Dabbler. Be ready to sample from more than 180 breweries offering a total of over 800 different ciders and beers from local names as well as businesses from across the country. When it comes to winter activities in MN, the Winter Beer Dabbler is one event that you will not want to miss!


You can spend all day bouncing from vendor to vendor for the time of your life while knowing that your Minnestay rental is waiting for you after last call. You can cozy up in one of the best winter cabin rentals MN has to offer and enjoy all of the comforts of home for an unbeatable stay. Our accommodations are located throughout the Twin Cities and Brainerd areas so that you are close to the action. You can enjoy a full day of exploration and fantastic winter activities in MN only a hop and a skip from your Minnestay vacation rental so that you do not miss a beat. Discover Minnesota and all that the Twin Cities has to offer during the Winter Beer Dabbler this winter!