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11th Annual Firkin Fest

April 7
12-4 p.m.
$50; free for designated drivers
Barhopping, Festivals, Food and Drink

For beer aficionados, rare beer offerings can make for a destination happy hour. So the Happy Gnome’s Firkin Fest, boasting over 60 one-of-a-kind varieties, is an annual pilgrimage for many. Upon entrance, revelers will be bestowed an event glass, which they will fill with samples from breweries both near and far. Local makers will include Steel Toe, Modist, and Lake Monster. Outstate reps such as Mankato Brewery, Milk and Honey Cider (Cold Springs), and Castle Danger (Two Harbors) will be in attendance, and faraway beers will hail from California (Ballast Point), Colorado (Left Hand), and Ohio (Great Lakes). Find tickets at 21+.