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!

Lodging Package
per person for 2 nights
2 nights deluxe lodging with breakfast daily
complimentary annual Brewfest mug
pub crawl
Brewfest seminars and events
Grand Tasting (paired food and beer stations)
entertainment in pub
Grand Tasting Tickets
Coming Soon
collectible Brewfest tasting glass
Grand Tasting (paired beer and food stations)
entertainment in pub


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Schedule subject to change without notice.


6:30pm-10:00pm | PUB CRAWL
Join us for Craft Beer, Bourbon, Food, and Live Music!

  • 7:00-10:00pm Live Music Big Wave Dave & the Ripples (Norway Center)
  • 6:00-9:00pm Live Music with Matthew Fox (Cru)
  • 9:00pm-1:00am Live Music with Joel Edwin (Northwoods Pub)


8:00am–11:00am | BREAKFAST

12:00pm | GRAND BREW MILE Sponsored by Castle Danger and Bent Paddle
Join the fun! Run, walk or crawl on the beautiful garden course. Electric guitar start, bonfires, beer, and give-a-ways from the Breweries.

1:30pm2:15pm | SEMINARS

  • Beer & Cheese Pairing with Michael Agnew and Kate Milliron
  • In Depth: Barrel Aged Beer with Bent Paddle
  • Experiencing Beer: Taste, Aroma, and Mouthfeel with Jack Pine

2:45pm3:30pm | SEMINARS

  • Cooking with Beer with Executive Chef Michael Manders
  • In Depth: Farmhouse Ales and MN Grown Ingredients with Lakes & Legends
  • Experiencing Beer: Taste, Aroma, and Mouthfeel with Jack Pine

4:00pm–4:45pm | SEMINARS

  • Beer & Cheese Pairing with Michael Agnew and Kate Milliron
  • In Depth: Lagers with Bauhaus
  • Experiencing Beer: Taste, Aroma, and Mouthfeel with Jack Pine

5:00pm8:00pm | GRAND TASTING
Taste over 100 beers, 18 breweries, and 16 culinary pairings!

9:00pm | LIVE MUSIC
Amy Cougar Roggencamp in the Northwoods Pub


9:00am–11:00am | SOUR SUNDAY SAMPLING with BREAKFAST Sponsored by Indeed and Big Axe