A bottle of vodka or aquavit is a bigger investment than a six-pack of beer, which can make it hard to sample the many spirits being made across the state. At the Minnesota Distillers Guild’s first-annual festival, the idea is to bring all the booze to you. Over 15 distilleries will be onsite pouring neat spirits and mixing special cocktails to show off their craft. Try liquors from metro hotspots like Tattersall, Lawless, and Twin Spirits, and venture outstate with samples from Vikre, Far North, Chankaska, and RockFilter. Surdyk’s Catering will provide hors d’oeuvres to absorb the alcohol, and patrons can explore the exhibits at the Museum of Russian Art as they imbibe. 21+.