MN State Fair Announces 53 New Specialty Beers & Drinks
The Minnesota State Fair is fast approaching, and as if we weren't excited enough, they've just announced 53 new beverages set to premiere or be found only at the State Fair.
Some highlights include:
This thirst-quenching elixir starts with a lightly hopped brew, blended with Utepils’ housemade lemonade and a splash of puréed raspberries. 4.1% ABV. Brewed in Minneapolis, Minn., by Utepils Brewing. At Dino’s Gyros, located on the north side of Carnes Avenue between Nelson and Underwood streets
Cherry Firework Hard Seltzer
This gluten-free hard seltzer is crafted with all-natural cherries. It’s light, refreshing and full of ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs.’ 5.0% ABV. Brewed in Stillwater, Minn., by Lift Bridge Brewing Company. At Ball Park Cafe, located on the east side of Underwood Street between Dan Patch and Carnes avenues, outside The Garden
Cotton Candy Cream Ale
A fun and refreshing take on a State Fair classic fare, this cream ale is infused with the flavors of fresh-spun cotton candy. 5.0% ABV. 10 IBUs. Brewed in Big Lake, Minn., by Lupulin Brewing Company. At Hildebrand Concessions, located in the Grandstand concert venue. Please note: Only served in the Grandstand concert venue; concert ticket required (with the exception of the Amateur Talent Contest Finals on Sept. 1 when admission is free).
Honey Bee Lavender Honey Mead
This mead features sparkling honey with a touch of lavender, fermented to a semi-sweet effervescent finish. 6.0% 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
Northstar Frosé Blanc
A refreshing frozen blend of guava purée; lemon, orange and passion fruit juices; and Round Lake Winery’s Skinny Dipping Tropical Passion white wine. 5.3% ABV. Wine made in Round Lake, Minn., by Round Lake Winery. At Giggles’ Campfire Grill, located on the southeast corner of Lee Avenue and Cooper Street, at The North Woods
Cake’d Up Celebration Beer
This deep-fried cake-flavored beer is a lightly hopped ale featuring a distinct vanilla aroma with a sweet cake-like finish. 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 at the North End
In case you missed it last year, the Uff-da Ale from St. Cloud's Beaver Island Brewing --named the "Most Minnesotan Beer" last year -- is also set to return. Check out a full list of the new and returning State Fair specialty beverages here.
The 2019 Minnesota State Fair runs August 22-Labor Day.