A craft beer experience unlike any other!

Featuring rare, vintage and one-off specialty beers from a carefully-curated list of craft breweries, the Northern Lights Rare Beer Fest is a one-of-a-kind event that showcases the creativity and skill of a select group of top brewers in the country.

This 5th Annual, special one-night tasting will take place on Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at the beautiful MN History Center in downtown St Paul.

Thirty craft breweries, including ten from Minnesota, were invited to participate - each brewery will offer two beers, of which will be rare offerings, which may include:

  • a beer that is limited in availability.
  • a vintage beer.
  • a beer that was brewed specifically for the fest.

Tickets on-sale NOW. Less than 100 remain, will sell out!

The 2018 Northern Lights Rare Beer Festival event program is now available for download


Only 1 more week! We can’t wait to see you for our 5th Anniversary! Only about 40 tickets left.… https://t.co/fq2Sw8Qizc posted Saturday, March 17, 2018


Brewery Announcement #27 - Stone Brewing BEER1: 2013 Imperial Russian Stout - A rich and thick aromatic beer... https://t.co/UytVB8FQiU posted Friday, March 16, 2018


Beer List Announcement #29 - @Boulevard_Beer Beer 1 - Cabernet Cask Imperial Stout Beer 2 - 2015 Rye on Rye… https://t.co/EMnugYv9gj posted Sunday, March 11, 2018


Beer List Announcement #27 - @foundersbrewing Beer 1 - CBS - Canadian Breakfast Stout Beer 2 - Backwoods Bastard posted Saturday, March 10, 2018

Congratulations to Forager Brewing on winning the 2017 Aurora Borealis Award for Magnus

Our 2018 breweries have now been posted!