Grand Brewfest

November 22-24, 2024

Event Details

2023 Brewers

August Schell’s Brewing
Bemidji Brewing
Bent Paddle Brewing
Big Axe Brewing
BlackStack Brewing
Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill
Castle Danger Brewery
Copper Trail Brewing
Cuyuna Brewing
Drastic Measures Brewing
14 Lakes Brewery
Fulton Brewing
Indeed Brewing
Jack Pine Brewery
Lift Bridge Brewery
Lupulin Brewing
Portage Brewing
Roundhouse Brewery
Summit Brewing
Surly Brewing
Wild State Cider
Woodlore Cider

Grand Brewfest takes place at Grand View Lodge each November. This fun filled weekend started in 2010 when the rise in craft beer was gaining momentum. The event is Grand View’s craft beer and culinary weekend to pay homage all of our state’s finest breweries.

The weekend kicks off Friday evening with a party in the Norway Center. Saturday’s activities include everything from a one-mile beer run/walk to start the day to meeting the brewery masterminds. And of course, the night cap, the Grand Tasting. This tasting encompasses all shades of MN brews available for sampling plus includes different flavors to sample by Grand View’s culinary team. It is the perfect weekend to warm up before the winter!



6:00-11:30pm | Brewfest Kickoff Party

3:00pm-6:00pm | Check-in and Sign up for seminars (Front Desk)

6:00pm-11:30pm | Kick-off Party (Norway Center)

  • All package guests receive their mug and wristband
  • Brewfest shirts on sale
  • Sign up for seminars

6:00-8:00pm | Beer Poking (On the Rocks)

7:00-11:00pm | Live Music (Norway Center)

7:00pm | Beer Dinner (Heritage Room)


7:00am-10:30am | Breakfast (Heritage)

10:00am | Beer Run or Walk at The Pines

  • Choice of 1 mile and 5K
  • Brewery samples
  • Bonfires and cash bar

10:00am-1:00pm | Bloody Mary Bar (Freddy’s)

1:30pm-4:15pm | Seminars

3:30pm | Bean Bag Tournament (Gull Lake Center Parking Lot)

  • Max 32 teams
  • Single elimination

5:00-8:00pm | Grand Tasting (Gull Lake Center)

  • voting for best dressed guest, best decorated booth, best themed beer, and brewery of the year
  • 20+ Breweries + over 100 beers + culinary pairings
  • Brewer of the year award (Picked by a panel of judges)


7:00am-10:30am | Breakfast (Heritage)