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 Tour

When: January 21, 2023
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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Detroit Lakes Craft Beer Tour

When: March 31, 2023
Where: Kent Freeman Arena, Detroit lakes, MN

Country music and tourism may have put Detroit Lakes, MN on the map, but we’re about to take it up a notch with the addition of the Detroit Lakes Craft Beer Tour. Our newest tour will combine all the things the Lakes Area is known for: hearty revelers, sociable crowds, and a good time. Oh! And an affinity for craft beer, cider, and supporting Minnesota’s best brands too. Ain’t no party like a Lakes party.

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Craft Beer Tour

When: April 22, 2023
Where: East Grand Forks Civic Center, East Grand Forks, MN

Go West, they said … so Leighton Events has! We’re proud to host an 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. The Craft Beer Tour is a can’t-miss event.

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Fergus Falls Craft Beer Tour

When: May 20, 2023
Where: Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center (RTC) Complex, Fergus Falls, MN

Our team had a brilliant idea when determining the next markets to establish a Craft Beer Tour in - after adding Grand Forks to the lineup. What if, we asked ourselves, there was a halfway point between St. Cloud and Grand Forks? Enter Fergus Falls. The mileage math is so close but that’s not really the reason it’s the scene for our newest CBT. The community itself is even better - warm, welcoming, and ready to host a craft beer and cider event with open arms. And beer glasses.

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Winona Craft Beer Tour

When: June 24, 2023
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 fourth annual Winona Craft Beer Tour taking place in the summer of 2021 at Levee Park.

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Alexandria Craft Beer Tour

When: July 22, 2023
Where: Knute Nelson Field, Alexandria, MN

As our team headed Northwest on sampling tours in Fergus Falls, Detroit Lakes and Grand Forks last summer, we found ourselves stopping...to stretch, at some of the fine breweries in Alexandria, MN. Then one day, we thought - why not stay awhile?

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St. Cloud Craft Beer & CiderFest

When: September 09, 2023
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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