Upcoming Events

The earliest discovery of beer dates back thousands of years - and it’s suggested that historically, beer was first enjoyed through straws in a group setting. Some things never change. The Craft Beer Tour originated as a way to continue to pay homage to beer’s roots and the celebratory way it connects people. At Leighton Events, community is a driving force behind our beer tasting events and we invite you to join us for one of our four flagship events in the great state of Minnesota.

St. Cloud Craft Beer & CiderFest

When: September 21, 2019
Where: Dick Putz Field, St. Cloud, MN

Core fans only! The St. Cloud Craft Beer & Ciderfest was created to appeal to the other side of craft fans - those who love hard cider and other beer alternatives. That’s not to say there aren’t some traditional breweries involved; we’re all about inclusivity and celebrating the craft community as a whole! Spend a day in the sunshine basking in apple goodness and sample local and national craft beverages from a wide range of brands.

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Grand Craft Beer Tour

When: October 05, 2019
Where: Up North Pizza Pub, East Grand Forks, MN

Go West, they said … so Leighton Events has! Now debuting The Grand Craft Beer Tour in Grand Forks, we’re proud to host an inaugural event celebrating beer, hard cider, and community with the great people of North Dakota and Minnesota alike! We’ll feature local craft and microbreweries from the robust craft industry and surprise attendees with well-loved and nationally-recognized brands, too. Help us establish The Grand Craft Beer Tour as a can’t-miss event of 2018 - and beyond.

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St. Cloud Craft Beer Tour

When: January 19, 2019
Where: River's Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud, MN

No matter your love level of all things craft, this event is for you and your crew. Going strong since 2011, the St. Cloud Craft Beer Tour has morphed into a craft experience unlike anything else. Converge on downtown St. Cloud to sample and dabble in the best craft beer and microbrew scene from the state of Minnesota - and nationwide.

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Winona Craft Beer Tour

When: June 29, 2019
Where: Levee Park, Winona, MN

Winona was built as a railway and steamboat transportation mecca and do you know that those industrious and pioneering folks were big fans of? Beer. Okay, that might be a stretch; we’re not historians. What we are is proud to announce the third annual Winona Craft Beer Tour taking place in the summer of 2019 at Levee Park. Nestled right up against the mighty Mississippi, it just might be a small nod to those early settlers of Winona … or not! We’ll drink to them regardless - you should, too.

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