Tickets for the 2nd Annual Beer Dabbler at Twin Cities Pride and 5th Annual Summer Beer Dabbler at Upper Landing are on sale TODAY, APRIL 3RD, AT NOON.
Buy a ticket to both events and get $10 for The Beer Dabbler Store.
The Summer Beer Dabbler — in its 5th year — is moving to an exciting new site on St. Paul’s Downtown Riverfront.
Upper Landing Park is across the river from Harriet Island and a short walk from the Xcel Energy Center and West 7th. Take in the view of the St. Paul skyline, Harriet Island and the beautiful Mississippi River while sipping your favorite brews in sunny St. Paul.
Tickets: Join the Beer Dabbler at the Presale Party on Wednesday, May 1 at Tiffany’s Sports Lounge (2051 Ford Parkway, St. Paul). Beer specials will start at 6 PM and tickets will go on sale for both events at 7 PM for just $30. That’s a savings of over $10.
On Friday, May 3, advanced tickets go on-sale to the general public for $35 at thebeerdabbler.com and the following locations*:
- The Beer Dabbler Store, 1095 W. 7th St., Saint Paul
- The Ale Jail, 1787 Saint Clair Ave., Saint Paul
- Thomas Liquors, 1941 Grand Ave., Saint Paul
- Four Firkins, 5630 W. 36th St., St. Louis Park
*Tickets for sale at retail locations are CASH ONLY
The Summer Beer Dabbler
at Upper Landing
What: Craft beer sampling from more than 50 local, regional and national breweries, gourmet food trucks, live music and many more surprises to be announced. Also on tap, the official festival kick-off with tapping the inaugural Oak Barrel brew – this year’s beer is to be a special release from Flat Earth Brewery, winner of the Lord Dabbler’s Cup.
Where: Upper Landing Park, 220 Shepard Rd., Saint Paul, MN 55102
When: Saturday, July 20, 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Featuring over 70 feet of bar space, 21 craft beers and retail shop
(St. Paul, Minn.) April 24, 2013—Announcing the Beer Dabbler Bullpen at the Saints’ stadium in St. Paul, the place to watch the Saints game, purchase craft beer merchandise and enjoy 21 different craft beers.
The Beer Dabbler Bullpen is an outdoor craft beer area in the left field corner with offerings from seven different craft breweries and 70-feet of custom built bar. At the Bullpen, fans can enjoy pints or flights of their favorite craft brews, purchase merchandise from participating breweries and pick up the latest issue of The Growler, the bi-monthly lifestyle magazine focusing on craft beer and the community and culture surrounding it.
The Beer Dabbler Bullpen will be a permanent fixture of Midway Stadium beginning with the May 11 exhibition game against the Gary SouthShore RailCats.
Fans can enjoy $1.50 off pints at the Beer Dabbler Bullpen when they purchase a special Beer Dabbler/Saints t-shirt at The Beer Dabbler Store (1095 7th Street West in St. Paul) and wear it to any Saints home game. Shirts will be available May 1st.
In addition to providing a great space to meet friends and watch the game, the Beer Dabbler Bullpen will feature the following breweries:
- Alaskan Brewing Co.
- Fulton Brewing Co.
- Goose Island Beer Co.
- Lift Bridge Brewing Co.
- Odell Brewing Co.
- Third Street Brewhouse
- Badger Hill Brewing Co. – brews will include a limited release White IPA, which will be tapped for the first time at the Saints stadium
“Beer and baseball are the perfect combination at the ballpark,” said Scott Bush, assistant general manager, St. Paul Saints. “Our goal is to enhance the Saints experience and this partnership with the Beer Dabbler will allow our fans to choose from a wide variety of tasty craft beers. A ‘call to the Bullpen’ will definitely have a different meaning this year.”
“We are excited to bring fans even more tasty reasons to come to a ballgame this year,” said Joseph Alton, project director at the Beer Dabbler. “What pairs better than beer and baseball? The Saint Paul Saints are an outdoor summer institution in Minnesota and now you’ll be hard pressed to find a better draught list at another sporting event this summer.”
Visit saintsbaseball.com to buy Saints tickets.
We have a big announcement coming Monday 4/29, about The Summer Beer Dabbler. Sign up for our email list or check back here Monday for more information.
The Beer Dabbler is back for its 5th year of outdoor beer sampling events;
The Beer Dabbler at Twin Cities Pride will be June 28, 2013 at 5:30 pm in Loring Park, Minneapolis.
The Summer Beer Dabbler will be July 20, 2013 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Stay tuned for more details or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating in any fashion.
The Beer Dabbler Crew
Thanks again to everyone that entered the 4th Annual Winter Carnival Beer Dabbler Home Brew contest.
Huge thanks go to Northern Brewer, the Nomad World Pub, Stanley’s Northeast Bar Room, and the Republic for their sponsorship. I also would like to thank all the volunteers that helped with judging and stewarding on Saturday—we can’t have fantastic contests like this without all your help!
If you were not able to attend the award announcement on Saturday at the Nomad, your score-sheets (and hopefully medal/prizes) will be sent to you later this week. We had 116 entries, which were put into 12 categories.
There were many very nice beers entered and I hope you all will consider entering and helping out at future contests. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks again!
The votes are tallied and now it’s time to find out who will hoist the Lord Dabbler’s Cup. Without further ado, here are the top three breweries from the 4th Annual Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival:
3. 612 Brew
Congratulations to Flat Earth Brewing Co. on winning the Lord Dabbler’s Cup. Thanks to all who joined us on January 26th for another great event!
Here is everything you need to know about this year’s Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival! We can’t wait to see you on Saturday and remind everybody to dress warm, dabble responsibly, and have fun!
Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival 2013 Schedule
3:00 Gates open
3:30 Beer is served
Food can be purchased
Tapping of The Beer Dabbler Oak Barrel from Stone Brewing
Live music begins on two stages
Games and activities begin: Leinenkugel’s Silent Disco, Stanley’s Dizzy Bat, Hammerschlagen
7:30 Festival is over
Below are the set times for our two stages. One stage (West) is located in the corner of the Farmer’s Market Lot and the other (East) is located in the TransPark Lot.
Nomad World Pub Stage (West)
Church of Cash: 3:15 – 4:15
Silverback Colony: 5:00 – 5:45
Bloodnstuff: 6:30 – 7:30
Wirtz Stage (East)
Koo Koo Kanga Roo: 3:30 – 4:30
The Chalice: 5:00 – 6:00
Heiruspecs 6:30 – 7:30
Tips for Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival
Many of you have been to The Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival before and for many of you this will be your first event with us. Hopefully, these notes will help you enjoy the event to the fullest. Here are a few ways to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all you Dabblers out there.
Dress for Success
One of the most important things you can do to optimize your enjoyment is to be prepared for the day. Please expect it to be COLD and expect the worst, weather-wise. We’ve had snow, rain, freezing temps, and wind. This means: Wear your snow pants, boots, hats, gloves, sweatshirts, hand warmers, extra socks, long johns, and LAYERS. If you are choosing between looking extra cute and being comfortable, please choose comfortable. Many folks also come in costume. We will have some fire pits and space heaters, but they are limited, so your comfort level is up to you.
Embrace the bodies
There will be lots of people. Period. This event is a large community event celebrating craft beer, Minnesota, and WINTER. We anticipate almost 75% of our beer vendors will be bringing some very special offerings. Firkins, casks, aged, and some collaborations. Note that when special offerings are up for grabs you aren’t the only one trying to get a taste. Expect lines. Most good things in life are worth waiting for. If you aren’t a “line-person”, you might want to move on to another brewery and check back later in the day for a crack at your favorite brews.
We’ve learned over the years that it takes longer to do (almost all) things in the Winter months. Wristbanding gets slower when you’re digging through layers of clothes to find a bare wrist. Please have your ID (and your wrist) ready when it’s your turn to be checked-in. We have taken precautions to keep this process smooth and moving fast. You can get carded and pre-wristbanded at the following locations the day of from 1pm to 3pm to avoid having to spend too much time in line at the event:
- Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar
- Bulldog Lowertown
- Gopher Bar
- Señor Wongs
- Hat Trick Lounge
- Station 4
Please support these businesses when you stop. They are supporting us all by providing this service.
First things first: you are coming to a beer festival – if you drink, it’s just plain smart to not drive. We have partnered with Metro Transit and St. Paul Smart Trips so that your festival ticket includes a free bus ride to and from the event. Download your pass here and look up the bus schedule at Metro Transit’s website.
We also are in our 4th year of a partnership with You Drink We Drive. They provide a service that gets you and your car home safely while you sit back and leave the driving to them. They appreciate reservations, so you might want to pre-book your ride. http://www.youdrinkwedrive.org/
Recommended parking lots near the event: UNION DEPOT (Note: Union Depot Lot A is CLOSED to event parking on Saturday, January 26).
DERO Bike Racks is providing free bike parking at the event. Bike racks will be located on the east side of Broadway Street, just north of Kellogg Blvd.
Minneapolis: Stanley’s Northeast Bar Room is offering lunch and a round trip shuttle to the Beer Dabbler for $15/person. Pre-registration is required
St. Paul: O’Gara’s, Tiffany Sports Lounge and Shamrock’s will have FREE shuttles traveling to and from The Beer Dabbler beginning at 2pm. They will also be offering 1/2 off Red Bull Crashed Ice Zone tickets and shuttles will stop at Red Bull Crashed Ice in the evening. Contact each location with questions.
The name on your ticket is 100% transferable. Tickets can only be scanned once, but the name on the ticket doesn’t matter. If you can’t make it — it’s not a big deal for someone else to use your ticket. However, be aware of any purchases make on Craigslist or by other ticket brokers. If you don’t know the person, we wouldn’t recommend you trust that the ticket will be valid. Try – when possible – to purchase tickets directly from The Beer Dabbler.
For assistance with any issues concerning tickets you have purchased, please call ExtremeTix, Inc at 888-695-0888 (In Canada: 877-251-2364) OR email them at email@example.com Help Desk Hours: 8 AM – 9 PM Central Time, 7 days a week
- Must have driver’s license or other government issued ID that verifies legal drinking age of 21
- Beware of “Driving While Intoxicated Laws” and plan accordingly
- Promotional photos and video will be taken at the event & you grant permission for your likeness to be used
- Pace yourself, this is a sampling event!
- Drink Responsibly, Know Your Limits
- We reserve the right in our discretion, to remove any individuals for including but not limited to: intoxication, fighting, and rudeness. You will be escorted out of the event without refund and not allowed back in
- No pets
- You get one souvenir glass for the event. Replacement glasses are $5.00