1. VISIt OUr partner taprooms

Present your copy of the guide to the bartender.


Receive the custom taproom stamp to redeem a buy-one get-one free beer. Limit one stamp per brewery.

2016 Edition valid through December 31st, 2016.

2017 Edition valid through December 31st, 2017


When you’ve collected all 40+ stamps, send your passport to us and we’ll send it back with a t-shirt.


Check us out on Instagram and Twitter and tag us in your taproom photos. We’ll repost your pictures and keep you updated about events in the craft beer community. 

5. stay connected with events

Get updates on the craft beer community at #exploreMNbeer

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Northern Ale Guide?
The Northern Ale Guide is a passport-sized book designed to help you grow your love for Minnesota craft beer.
What is included in the Northern Ale Guide?

The guide includes information on everything you need to know about craft brewing in Minnesota, including maps that lay out where each Minnesota craft brewery is located.
Most importantly, the guide includes detailed information on 40+ Minnesota breweries that will give you a buy-one-get-one-free beer when you show your guide. The guide adds up to over $200 worth of free beer!
How do I redeem my free beers?
Simply go to any of our partner breweries and show them their page in the guide. The first time that the page is stamped you will receive a buy-one-get-one-free beer. It’s like a passport, but cooler!

How long do the deals last? 
The first edition of the Northern Ale Guide is valid through December 31, 2016. The 2017 edition of the Northern Ale Guide is valid through December 31, 2017.

What happens when I collect a stamp from each brewery?
If you explore enough to collect every stamp, send in your guide and we’ll send you an official beer pioneer t-shirt and a certificate, so everyone will know you are the king of craft beer.
P.S. we will send your guide back to you.
Why did you create the Northern Ale Guide?
We are a group of University of Minnesota students that are passionate about our state and its craft beer. We want to spread that passion and help grow the already awesome Minnesota craft brewing industry. Our goal is to show everyone the great beer that our state has to offer, and eventually make Minnesota a national destination for craft beer.