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Winterfest 2019

Jan. 25
7-10 p.m.
$90; $50 sober/designated driver
Barhopping, Benefits,Parties,Receptions, Festivals, Food and Drink

Winterfest is the grown-up version of the parking-lot beer festival. Instead of endless outdoor brews that inevitably end up on the pavement, brewers, often dressed in formal wear, pour their own creations for imbibers inside the historic halls of Union Depot. More than 30 restaurants will serve special menu items designed for pairing. But first and foremost, Winterfest is a showcase of Minnesota beer, a snapshot of the scene in 2019 that features flagship pints, winter warmers, and one-off specialty brews. It all begins with live bagpipers, followed by samples from 100 breweries, and wraps up with a fan-appointed winner. In between, there will also be live music by LaValle Jazz, plus educational sessions and cigar rolling. Find tickets and more info at www.mncraftbrew.org. 21+.