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 Kick-Off Party. Multiple bars, craft beer, food, dancing, and live music!

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
starting at $185
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
per person
collectible Brewfest tasting glass
Grand Tasting (paired beer and food stations)
entertainment in pub


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Schedule subject to change without notice.


6:00pm-10:00pm | Kick-Off Party
Multiple bars, craft beer, food, dancing, and live music!

  • 8:00pm-12:00am Fred Savage and the Unbeatables (Norway Center)
  • 9:00pm-1:00am Live Music  (Northwoods Pub)


8:00am–10:30am | BREAKFAST

12:00pm | GRAND BREW MILE Sponsored by Castle Danger and Bent Paddle
Join the fun! Run, walk or crawl. Electric guitar start, bonfires, beer, and give-a-ways from the Breweries. (The Pines Golf Course)

1:30pm2:15pm | SEMINARS

  • Hops and Beer: Might 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)

2:45pm3:30pm | SEMINARS

  • Food and Beer: Cooking Demonstration with Chef Michael Manders Sponsored by Jack Pine (Norway Center)
  • All About Cider: Sociable Cider Werks (Birch Room – Norway Center)

4:00pm–4:45pm | SEMINARS

  • Hops and Beer: Might Axe Hops (Norway Center)
  • MN Beer History: Roundhouse Brewery (Norway Center)
  • Malt & Beer: Bent Paddle Brewing (Birch Room – Norway Center)

5:00pm8:00pm | GRAND TASTING
Taste over 100 beers, 23 breweries, and delicious culinary pairings! (Gull Lake Center)

9:00pm–1:00am | LIVE MUSIC
 In the Northwoods Pub


7:00am–10:30am | Breakfast (Heritage Room)

8:00am–10:30am | Bloody Mary Bar (Included for packaged guests – Main Lodge Lobby)