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!


Beer List Announcement #12 - @LeftHandBrewing Beer 1 - I am a Donut Beer 2 - Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Wake Up Dead… https://t.co/u1a4c1U2ds posted Friday, February 23, 2018


Beer List Announcement #11 - @lagunitasbeer Beer 1 - Rum Barrel Aged Brown Shugga - Dark rum barrel aged holiday… https://t.co/jfwfCWUNin posted Thursday, February 22, 2018


Beer List Annoucement #10 - @RareBeerFest Beer 1 - Java Cask Coffee Stout Beer 2 - D-Town IPA #5 #mnbeer… https://t.co/8teognhmOU posted Wednesday, February 21, 2018


RT @craftbeerdotcom: 9 Themed Beer Festivals Worthy of a Beercation https://t.co/g1wxPqZta5 https://t.co/kvoXWfSr0W posted Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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