Grand Brewfest

November 2023

Event Details

2022 Brewers

Big Axe • Fulton • Roundhouse • Spilled Grain • Lupulin • 14 Lakes
Fair State • Jack Pine • Bent Paddle • Indeed • Summit • Portage
River Siren • Surly • Finnegans • Copper Trail • August Schell’s
Bemidji Brewing • Castle Danger • Warpigs • Lift Bridge
Wild State Cider • Woodlore Cider • Wild Terra Cider • Sociable 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!

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

Friday

6:00-11:30pm | BREWFEST KICK-OFF PARTY

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

6:00pm-8:00pm | Check-in and pre-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, Norway Fire Pits)

7:00-11:00pm | Live Music by Fred Savage and the Unbeatables (Norway Center)

7:00pm | BEER DINNER

Saturday

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

10:00am | BEER RUN at The Pines
  • Choice of 1 mile and 5K
  • Beer Vendors at the start and finish lines
  • Bonfires and cash bar

11:00am-2:00pm | BLOODY MARY BAR (Freddy’s)

1:30pm-4:15pm | SEMINARS
5:00-8:00pm | GRAND TASTING
  • People’s choice voting best dressed guest, best decorated booth, best themed beer, and brewery of the year
  • 20+ MN Breweries + over 100 beers + culinary pairings
  • Brewer of the year award (Picked by a panel of judges)
  • Check out the Speakeasy (Password Required - Cru)

Sunday

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