I got to spend a long Labor Day weekend in the Minneapolis area visiting friends and checking out local breweries and the Minnesota State Fair.
If you’ve never had a chance to go to it, I highly recommend checking it out at some point. They had over 200,000 people attend the Fair on 9/1, and when I went (9/2) there was over 100,000 people that attended.
For food: the egg roll on a stick was the best egg roll I’ve ever had, and the cheese curds from Mouth Trap are the best cheese curds…EVER.
As for the beer I tried, my favorite was a Mini Donut Beer from Lift Bridge Brewery, but it was only available at the Minnesota State Fair (the cup they served it in had a glaze of cinnamon & sugar on it). I also really liked the “I Scream” beer from Maple Island Brewing. They used actual ice cream when the brewed it–here’s their description: “Not a scoop or two, but more like 60-pounds of chocolate, peanut butter and caramel ice cream in this crazy batch followed up by caramel, carabrown, and chocolate malts! ”
Here are some pictures of all the food & beer I enjoyed: