Grand Brewfest

NOVEMBER 22-24, 2019

Event Details

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 our on-site Pub crawl. Hop on our shuttle and tour three of our bars; Northwoods Pub, Freddy’s Grill and Cru. Each location will be have a different theme, live music, correlating beer and a full bar. Travel through different cultures with music and beer before the Saturday activities kick off.

Saturday’s activities include everything from a one-mile beer run/walk to start the day to meeting the brewery masterminds. In the afternoon we have demos and classes to engage in. You can attend the classes of your choice, ask the brew masters questions and learn everything you need to know about craft beer. 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!



3:00pm-8:00pm Packet Pickup and Brewfest Check-in (Norway Center) – Pick up your Brewfest package items after you check-in at the Main Lodge.

6:00pm-10:00pm Kick-Off Party - Multiple bars, craft beer, food, dancing, and live music by Brendan Flynn (Norway Center)

8:00pm-12:00am Live Music - Fred Savage and the Unbeatables (Norway Center)

9:00pm-1:00am Live Music (Northwoods Pub)


7:00am-10:30am Breakfast (Heritage Room - Main Lodge)

12:00pm Grand Beer Run or Walk – 1 Mile Join the fun! Electric Guitar Start, Bonfires, Beer, and Giveaways from the Breweries | Sponsored by Castle Danger and Bent Paddle (The Pines Golf Course)

1:30pm-2:15pm Seminars

  • HOPS & BEER: Mighty Axe Hops (Oak Room - Norway Center)
  • HISTORY OF IPA: Hoppy Beers #1 Most Popular | Style in the U.S. with Michael Agnew (Birch Room - Norway Center)
  • LADIES IN THE INDUSTRY: featuring women of Summit, Bent Paddle, Jack Pine, and Roundhouse (Main - Norway Center)

2:45pm-3:30pm Seminars

  • FOOD & BEER: Cooking Demonstration with Chef Michael Manders | Sponsored by Jack Pine (Main - Norway Center)
  • ALL ABOUT CIDER: Sociable Cider Werks (Birch Room - Norway Center)

4:00pm-4:45pm Seminars

  • HOPS & BEER: Mighty Axe Hops (Oak Room - Norway Center)
  • MN BEER HISTORY & BEER: Roundhouse Brewery (Main - Norway Center)
  • MALT & BEER: Bent Paddle Brewing (Birch Room - Norway Center)

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

  • Over 100 beers, 20 breweries, and 16 culinary pairings.
  • Winner of Home Brewer’s Contest
  • ‘Best of Show’ will be announced at 6:30pm

9:00pm Live Music (Northwoods Pub)


7:00am-10:30am Breakfast (Heritage Room - Main Lodge)

8:30am-10:30am Bloody Mary Bar (Northwoods Pub)

Schedule subject to change without notice.