About the St Paul Summer Beer Fest
St. Paul's favorite beer festival dedicated to craft beers! The 8th annual St. Paul Summer Beer Fest will take place Saturday, June 4th, 2016 from 2-5pm (VIP at 1pm) at the MN State Fairgrounds - International Bazaar in beautiful St. Paul.
This outdoor craft beer festival will feature sampling from 100 breweries in a commemorative tasting glass, live music, tasty food, educational seminars, a silent auction benefiting the YMCA of St. Paul, and the fun atmosphere of MN State Fairgrounds.
Saturday June 4th, 2016
2-5 PM (VIP 1-5pm)
MN State Fairgrounds - International Bazaar
Underwood St & Judson Ave
St. Paul, MN
The International Bazaar is located in the southeast corner of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds near the intersection of Como Ave and Snelling Ave. From I-94 take the Snelling Avenue exit north for 1.5 miles and exit onto Como Ave. Go west (left) on Como Ave and take the first right on Underwood St.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Snelling Avenue bridge spanning I-94 closed through the end of August. Please plan accordingly
Tickets - Day of tickets sales are $10 more
VIP Admission ($70 / 1-5pm) permits an attendee access to the fest 1 hour before normal General Admission hours, access to the VIP Lounge, special VIP only beers, snacks supplied by Surdyk's, commemorative tasting glass, unlimited beer samples from craft breweries, live music, and beer education opportunities.
General Admission ($45 / 2-5pm) permits an attendee access to the fest, commemorative tasting glass, unlimited beer samples from craft breweries, live music, and beer education opportunities.
Designated driver options available, see more on our tickets page.
The best way to get to enjoy the fest is safely. Be responsible and take advantage of some of some of the FREE ways to get to and from the beer fest.
UPDATED! Get a free ride on Metro Transit, get your pass now! Metro Transit Local Bus Route 3 runs between downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis, exit at Como Ave and Winston St. Use their Trip Planner for preferred routes and schedules.
Ride to the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest in style with Uber! Enjoy up to $20 off your Uber ride with promo code CHOPLIVER.*
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Parking lots are located South of the International Bazaar adjacent to Como Avenue. Cars can be left overnight and will NOT be towed. Street parking is also free. Racks for bike parking will be located on Judson Avenue in front of the International Bazaar by the Agriculture and Horticulture building.
We are happy to announce the Radisson Hotel Roseville is our official attendee hotel. Includes free shuttle service to and from the Fest.
P: (651) 636-4567
Scheduled Seminars (2015 schedule)
2:30 - 3:00 PM - Beer & Food Panel with Jorge Guzman - Surly Brewing, Sean Cooke - Beer Activists & Tamarack Taproom, Dan Parker - Capitol Beverage, Steve Johnson - Groveland Tap
3:15 - 3:45 PM - A History of Beer and Labor with Doug Hoverson
4:00 - 4:30 PM - Future MN Breweries Panel with OMNI Brewing, Able Seedhouse, Roets Jordan Brewery
4:45 - 5:15 PM - Brewing with Local Ingredients with Mighty Axe Hops, Community Hops, Bobby Blasey - Able Seedhouse & Brewery
Silent Auction for YMCA of St. Paul
Come bid on wonderful items where all proceeds benefit the YMCA of St. Paul - Midway Family.
1:15 - 2:00 PM - The Casual Ties
2:15 - 3:15 PM - Kind Country
3:30 - 4:30 PM - Big Wave Dave and the Ripples
4:45 - 5:45 PM - Black River Revue (w/ Special Guest Nate Sipe from Pert Near Sandstone)