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Grand Brewfest

November 19-21, 2021

Call 866.801.2951 to purchase your weekend pass!

Event Details

2021 Brewers

Tin Whiskers • Big Axe • Roundhouse • Bemidji Brewing • Jack Pine
Beaver Island • Schells • Spilled Grain • Lupulin • Portage
Bent Paddle • 14 Lakes • Lift Bridge • Summit • Wild State Cider
Sociable Cider • Fulton • Surly • Outstate • Indeed


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!

Friday, November 19th

6:00-8:00pm | Brewfest Kick-off Party (Norway Center)

  • All package guests receive their mug and wristband
  • Brewfest shirts on sale

6:00-8:00pm | Beer Poking sponsored by Bent Paddle (On the Rocks)

6:00-7:45pm | Live music by Fourteen Stories (Norway Center)

8:00-11:30pm | Live music by Fred Savage and the Unbeatables (Norway Center)


Saturday, November 20th

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

10:00am | Beer Run sponsored by Bent Paddle, Beaver Island, Spilled Grain, and Lupulin (The Pines)

  • Choice of 1 mile and 5K
  • Beer Vendors at the start and finish lines
  • Bonfires and cash bar

11:00am | Bloody Mary Bar (Northwoods Pub)

  • $13/beverage

1:30pm-4:00pm | Seminars (Heritage, Norway, Oak)

  • Cheese and Beer with Bent Paddle and Prairie Farms (Heritage)
  • Desserts and Beer with Spilled Grain (Norway)
  • All About Malts with Maltwerks (Oak)

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

  • Hawaiian Theme – People’s Choice Voting (Best Dressed Guest ~ Best Decorated Booth ~ Best Themed Beer)
  • Brewer of the Year Award (picked by a panel of judges)

Sunday, November 21st

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

8:00am-10:00am | Cider Tasting sponsored by Wild State Cider (Heritage)

  • Sip a Beer Mimosa or Cider with Wild State Cider. $6.50 12 oz. pour. $7.00 12oz. Beer Mimosa