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.

Our 2018 breweries have now been posted!

Tickets on-sale November 24th, 2017!


Brewery Announcement #8 @TGBrews Beer 1 - Dragon Fandango - Kettle Sour blended with Dragon Fruit, Mango, and Passion Fruit Puree posted Monday, February 19, 2018


Beer List Announcement #7 - @SteelToeBrewing Beer 1 - Campfire Dissent Beer 2 - Cellared Double Gold Medal 2014 W… https://t.co/gfHkCAosp3 posted Sunday, February 18, 2018

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