Photo Credit: Minnesota State Fair

Over 20 New Beers Announced For Minnesota State Fair

Photo Credit: Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair is once again stepping up their game as they announced 27 new beverages that will premiere at the 2018 state fair.

The Great Minnesota Get Together is about to get even better. The fair, which starts on August 23rd and ends on September 3rd, will add 27 new beverages to their lineup. That includes over 20 new beers, which go down quite easy in the August heat I would imagine.

Here are the new beers that have been announced:

Brewzo Lager

Greek inspiration with a hint of licorice and a sugar rim. 5.4% ABV. 40 IBUs. Brewed in St. Paul, Minn., by Lake Monster Brewing. At Dino’s Gyros, located on the north side of Carnes Avenue between Nelson and Underwood streets

Cake’d Up Celebration Beer

Deep-friend cake-flavored beer. Yes you read that correctly. 5.0% ABV. 20 IBUs. Brewed in North Mankato, Minn., by Mankato Brewery. At The Hangar, located on the northeast corner of Murphy Avenue and Underwood Street

Caramel Corn Cream Ale

Brewed in Minneapolis by FINNEGANS, the caramel corn cream ale uses a ton of… you guessed it, corn when they brew it.  5.4% ABV. 20 IBUs. Brewed in Minneapolis, Minn., by FINNEGANS Brew Co. At Hildebrand Concessions, located in the Grandstand concert venue

Frontier Summer IPA

Hoppy IPA that is marketed as not too bitter and perfect for a summer day. 5.5% ABV. 35 IBUs. Brewed in Minneapolis, Minn., by Fulton Brewing. At Frontier Bar, located on the south side of Carnes Avenue between Liggett and Nelson streets

Funnel Cake Cream Ale

Told to have the flavors of gooey dough and apple pie filling… Yes please! 4.7% ABV. Brewed in Milwaukee, Wis., by Lakefront Brewery. At Coasters, located on the southeast corner of Carnes Avenue and Liggett Street

Gaelic Dark & Stormy

Surly comes with the Gaelic Dark & Stormy, which is brewed with lime and spicy ginger. Also comes with a lime wedge. 5.0% ABV. 15 IBUs. Brewed in Minneapolis, Minn., by Surly Brewing Co. At O’Gara’s at the Fair, located on the southwest corner of Dan Patch Avenue and Cosgrove Street

Helles Ya, You Betcha

Helles-style lager that has tangerine and blood orange flavors that also hints at a sourdough crust. 4.2% ABV. Brewed in St. Paul, Minn., by Summit Brewing Co., proud sponsor of the International Bazaar Stage. At Shanghaied Henri’s and the Summit Booth, located at the International Bazaar

Horse Apple Ale

Cider beer and summer go hand in hand. 5.7% ABV. 8 IBUs. Brewed in Excelsior, Minn., by Excelsior Brewing Company. At Aldo’s, Sabino’s Pizza Pies, Swine & Spuds and Snack House, located in the Warner Coliseum

It Takes 2 to Tango and 3 to Mango

A Berliner Weise that is, as you would guess by the name, strong with mango flavor.  5.5% ABV. 5 IBUs. Brewed in New Ulm, Minn., at Starkeller Brewing. At the Schell’s Pavilion, located at West End Market, south of Schilling Amphitheater

Juicy LuLuLucy

An IPA that leans orange and grapefruit flavor.  6.7% ABV. 40 IBUs. Brewed in Minneapolis, Minn., by Surly Brewing Co. At LuLu’s Public House, located at West End Market, south of the Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater

Key Lime Pie

Not your normal Key Lime Pie. A golden ale rimmed with sugar. 4.5% ABV. 13 IBUs. Brewed in Stillwater, Minn., by Lift Bridge Brewing Company. At Café Caribe, located on the south side of Carnes Avenue between Chambers and Nelson streets

Kirby Pucker #34

Annnnd we will see you tomorrow night (for another). Brewed with strawberries and rhubarb. 4.0% ABV. 3 IBUs. Brewed in Minneapolis, Minn., by Eastlake Craft Brewery. At Ball Park Cafe, located on the east side of Underwood Street between Dan Patch and Carnes avenues, outside The Garden

The Kloser IPA

Another beer with close ties to baseball as former Twins closer Glen Perkins has put his homemade beer out for all to taste. A hoppy IPA with some citrus.  5.0% ABV. 64 IBUs. Brewed in Minneapolis, Minn., by Surly Brewing Co. At Ball Park Cafe, located on the east side of Underwood Street between Dan Patch and Carnes avenues, outside The Garden

LimeLight

A sweet beer with lime and sea salt to balance it out for walking around the fair grounds. 5.4% ABV. Brewed in Minneapolis, Minn., by The Freehouse.
At The Blue Barn, located at West End Market, south of the History & Heritage Center

Margarita-Style Kettle Sour Ale

This will remind you of a margarita (no duh). Aged in tequila-soaked barrel stoves. 5.0% ABV. 5 IBUs. Brewed in Minneapolis, Minn., by 612Brew. At Coasters, located on the southeast corner of Carnes Avenue and Liggett Street

Mobster Mule Bubble Trouble

Moscow Mules but on steroids with Edelweiss wine, ginger beer and sweet lime. 10% ABV. Wine made in Cannon Falls, Minn., by Cannon River Winery. At The Hideaway Speakeasy, located in the Veranda, Grandstand upper level, northwest section

Orange Cream Ale

Sweet and creamy ale with bright citrus orange.  5.0% ABV. Brewed in Two Harbors, Minn., by Castle Danger Brewery.
At O’Gara’s at the Fair, located on the southwest corner of Dan Patch Avenue and Cosgrove Street

Passion Fruit Pils

Duluth’s own Bent Paddle bringing a pilsner with passion fruit down to the metro. 5.0% ABV. 38 IBUs. Brewed in Duluth, Minn., by Bent Paddle Brewing. At Ball Park Cafe, located on the east side of Underwood Street between Dan Patch and Carnes avenues, outside The Garden

Raspberry Champow

White ale with red raspberries and grapes. 5.0% ABV. 25 IBUs. Brewed in Roseville, Minn., by Bent Brewstillery. At Ball Park Cafe, located on the east side of Underwood Street between Dan Patch and Carnes avenues, outside The Garden

The Shandlot Pink Lemon Shandy

Pink lemon beer with strawberries infused. 4.5% ABV. 15 IBUs. Brewed in Minneapolis, Minn., by Bauhaus Brew Labs. At Ball Park Cafe, located on the east side of Underwood Street between Dan Patch and Carnes avenues, outside The Garden

Slipstream Black Currant Apple

Apples and berries, need I say more for a summer drink? 5.9% ABV. Brewed in Minneapolis, Minn., by Sociable Cider Werks.
At LuLu’s Public House, located at West End Market, south of the Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater

Sociable Mimosa or Bellini

Who doesn’t love having a refreshing mimosa?  5.9% ABV. Brewed in Minneapolis, Minn., by Sociable Cider Werks. At LuLu’s Public House, located at West End Market, south of the Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater

Spumoni Tsunami

Strawberries and vanilla with a pistachio to top it off.  4.8% ABV. 10 IBUs. Brewed in St. Paul, Minn., by Bad Weather Brewing Company. At Mancini’s al Fresco, located on the north side of Carnes Avenue between Nelson and Underwood streets

St. Apple Malted Cider

Sweet apple pie flavor with this cider from Lakes & Legends Brewing. 4.9% ABV. Brewed in Minneapolis, Minn., by Lakes & Legends Brewing Company. At O’Gara’s at the Fair, located on the southwest corner of Dan Patch Avenue and Cosgrove Street

St. Pat’s Green Ale

Irish or not, green beer is acceptable in August and not just on a cold day in March.  4.6% ABV. 22 IBUs. Brewed in Minneapolis, Minn., by FINNEGANS Brew Co. At O’Gara’s at the Fair, located on the southwest corner of Dan Patch Avenue and Cosgrove Street

Strawberry Mint Fro-Lé

Frozen strawberry lemonade with mint. Perfect for when you need something really cold at the fair. 5.0% ABV. Made by The Blue Barn. At The Blue Barn, located at West End Market, south of the History & Heritage Center

Uffda Ale

Name alone this beer is a certified 10. An easy to drink ale that is not overly tart. You even get a lefse chip with your beer!  4.7% ABV. 21 IBUs. Brewed in St. Cloud, Minn., by Beaver Island Brewing Co. At Giggles’ Campfire Grill, located on the southeast corner of Lee Avenue and Cooper Street, at The North Woods