The Northern Lights Rare Beer Fest

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Date(s) - Saturday, March 12
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Minnesota History Center


The Northern Lights Rare Beer Fest features rare, vintage and specialty one-off beers from 30 select craft breweries from across the United States, including 10 here from Minnesota. This one-of-a-kind event will showcase the creativity and skill of some of the the top craft brewers in the country.

The 2015 Northern Lights Rare Beer Festival event program is now available. Click to download.


Saturday, March 12th, 2016
7 to 10 PM


Minnesota History Center
345 W Kellogg Blvd
St Paul MN 55102

The official event hotel is the Holiday Inn St. Paul Downtown, just blocks from the fest.


$100 includes admittance to event, a commemorative tasting glass, printed program, unlimited sampling of rare beers, catered food, and live music. A portion of your ticket is donated directly to Pints For Prostates.

Tickets on-sale November 27th @10am


A wonderful lineup of food is complimentary to all guests with paid admission. Refreshments like coffee, hot cider, and Buddy’s Orange, Grape and Strawberry sodas will be available as well.

2015 Food Selections

Petit Bahn Mi Sandwich
featuring soy braised pork tenderloin, “quick” house kimchee & noc nam

Kimchee & Carrot Slaw Sandwich (vegetarian)

Served with:

  • Crispy Fried Whole Hops
  • House Made Spent Grain Pretzels with Indeed Daytripper Cheese Sauce
  • Chocolate Stout Ale Instant Mousse Shots

Passed Bite

  • Surly Furious Capsules with Hops Powder

Aurora Borealis Award Winners

• 2015 – August Schell Brewing Co.Starkeller Peach
• 2014 – Grand Teton Brewing Co. – Huckleberry Sour


2015 live music provided by The Zacc Harris Trio

Parking & Transportation

Event parking is $5 at the MN History Center parking lot.

Bus routes that stop near the History Center include the 16, 21 and 94. Please visit theMetro Transit website for detailed information.


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