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Video: We tried the 16 new adult drinks that are exclusive to the Minnesota State Fair

We did it to help you decide which ones are worth your money ... and because why not?
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There are 16 new, State Fair exclusive adult beverages this year, and we tried them all. On opening day. Starting at 9 a.m.

Ever since Lift Bridge Brewery introduced us to Mini Donut Beer a few years ago, gimmicky, State Fair-inspired beers have become an annual tradition.

We gave each of this year's new, exclusive drinks a rating (see our rating scale here) to help you decide which ones are worth your money. 

Here's what we thought of them: 

Summit's Lazy Sipper 

Summit Lazy Sipper. 

Summit Lazy Sipper. 

This blonde ale is perfect for day drinking, especially while walking around the State Fair. It's light, easy to sip on and super refreshing.

1-5 rating: Melissa gave it a 3, Josette a 3.

Where to get it: Shanghaied Henri's and the Summit Booth, located at the International Bazaar (and really close to the GoMN booth). It's $5 for a 12-ounce, and $8.50 for a 20-ounce. 

Coasters Beer Malt

Coasters Beer Malt

Coasters Beer Malt

We got the first Coasters Beer Malt served at the Minnesota State Fair (at 9:40 a.m.). It tastes just like a Wendy's frosty, with a hint of beer. 

It's made with vanilla ice cream, malt powder and vanilla bean flavor, and is blended with Boulder Beer's Shake Chocolate Porter.

1-5 rating: Melissa gave it a 4, Josette a 4.

Where to get it: Coasters, located on the southeast corner of Carnes Avenue and Liggett Street. It's $7. 

612's Lingonberry Lager 

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612's lager is pink, tart (similar to a cranberry) delicious, and not too sweet. 

1-5 rating: Melissa gave it a 4, Josette a 4. 

Where to get it: Coasters, located on the southeast corner of Carnes Avenue and Liggett Street. It's $5 for a small, $8.50 for a large. 

Adult Red Bull Slushie

The Adult Red Bull Slushie (left), Ordinary Mary (middle) and the Duke of Cuke (right). All available at LuLu's Public House. 

The Adult Red Bull Slushie (left), Ordinary Mary (middle) and the Duke of Cuke (right). All available at LuLu's Public House. 

This is Red Bull mixed in a slushie machine with non-carbonated beer from Insight Brewing. It was a little too intense with the tangerine flavor, but the guys at LuLu's Public House told us they're still perfecting the recipe. So even though it wasn't our favorite, if you're a Red Bull fan it's probably worth a shot. 

It also comes in blueberry and original Red Bull flavors.

1-5 rating: Melissa gave it a 1, Josette a 1. 

Where to get it: LuLu's Public House in the West End Market. It's $8. 

Ordinary Mary

A delicious bloody Mary, but made with non-carbonated beer by Insight Brewing instead of vodka (there's no hard alcohol at the fair). The salted rim is great too. Yum. 

1-5 rating: Melissa gave it a 5, Josette a 3. 

Where to get it: LuLu's Public House in the West End Market. It's $8.25.

Insight's Duke of Cuke

It's a lager with a strong flavor of cucumber (who knew that was possible?) and a surprising amount of bitterness. It's super refreshing, though.

1-5 rating: Melissa gave it a 3, Josette a 1. 

Where to get it: LuLu's Public House in the West End Market. It's $5.25 for a 12-ounce, $8.50 for a 20-ounce. 

Schell's Red, Light and Blu lager

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It's Schell's red citrus sangria beer layered with Grain Belt Frozen Blu and Grain Belt Premium Light. It tastes like a toned down version of red sangria that's not too sweet. It's delicious and very refreshing, especially because it's in slushie form.

1-5 rating: Melissa gave it a 5, Josette a 5. 

Where to get it: The Schell’s Pavilion, located at West End Market. It's $5.25 for a 12-ounce. 

Cotton Candy Bubble Trouble 

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This not-too-sweet and deliciously bubbly beverage involves Cannon River Winery's Sparkle Edelweiss being poured over a handful of cotton candy. Plus, it's in a champagne flute, so you can feel fancy at the State Fair.

1-5 rating: Melissa gave it a 5, Josette a 4. 

Where to get it: The Hideaway Speakeasy, located in the Veranda on the upper level of the Grandstand. It's $9. 

Castle Danger's Grapefruit Ode IPA

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This IPA is strong on the grapefruit flavor and is a little bitter (not as bitter as the Duke of Cuke). 

1-5 rating: Melissa gave it a 4, Josette a 2. 

Where to get it: O'Gara's at the Fair, located on the southwest corner of Dan Patch Avenue and Cosgrove Street. It's $5.25 for a 12-ounce, $8.50 for a 20-ounce. 

Sociable Cider Werks' Raspberry Hard Cider

Sociable Cider Werks' Raspberry Hard Cider (left) and Barley John's Brew Pub's Dill Pickle Beer. They're both available at Giggles' Campfire Grill. 

Sociable Cider Werks' Raspberry Hard Cider (left) and Barley John's Brew Pub's Dill Pickle Beer. They're both available at Giggles' Campfire Grill. 

This semi-tart cider tastes a lot more like beer than cider. It has a confusing flavor that's kind of hard to describe, but is refreshing in the long run. 

1-5 rating: Melissa gave it a 1, Josette a 3.

Where to get it: Giggles' Campfire Grill, located on the southeast corner of Lee Avenue and Cooper Street, at The North Woods. It's $8.50 for a 20-ounce, $5 for a 12-ounce. 

Barley John's Brew Pub's Dill Pickle Beer

This lager smells and tastes a lot like a pickle – so if you like dill pickles like we do, this is a perfect beer for you. Plus, it comes with a snack (it's garnished with a dill pickle and havarti dill cheese). 

1-5 rating: Melissa gave it a 4, Josette a 4.

Where to get it: Giggles' Campfire Grill, located on the southeast corner of Lee Avenue and Cooper Street, at The North Woods. It's $5 for a 12-ounce, $8.50 for a 20-ounce. 

 Bad Weather Brewing's Lemon Sunshine

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This limoncello-inspired pilsner smells more lemony than it tastes. It's bright, light, citrusy and refreshing – perfect for sipping while walking around the State Fair. 

1-5 rating: Melissa gave it a 3, Josette a 3.

Where to get it: Mancini's al Fresco, located on the north side of Carnes Avenue between Nelson and Underwood streets. It's $8. (Mancini's also has a beer gelato that's worth trying.)

Bent Paddle's Mosaic Kanu

Bent Paddle's Mosaic Kanu (left) and Bauhaus Brew Labs' Shandlot. Both are available at the Ball Park Cafe. 

Bent Paddle's Mosaic Kanu (left) and Bauhaus Brew Labs' Shandlot. Both are available at the Ball Park Cafe. 

This session pale ale is made with Mosaic hops, giving it a hoppy aroma and a bitter aftertaste. It's refreshing and fruity. 

1-5 rating: Melissa gave it a 4, Josette a 2.

Where to get it: The Ball Park Cafe, located on the east side of Underwood Street between Dan Patch and Carnes avenues. It's $5.25 for a 12-ounce, $8.50 for a 20-ounce.

Bauhaus Brew Labs' Shandlot

If you like a shandy, this beer is for you. It's like an adult lemonade – it's super lemony, juicy and refreshing, making it a perfect beer to day drink with at the State Fair. 

1-5 rating: Melissa gave it a 3, Josette a 3.

Where to get it: The Ball Park Cafe, located on the east side of Underwood Street between Dan Patch and Carnes avenues. It's $5.25 for a 12-ounce, $8.50 for a 20-ounce. 

East Lake's Kirby Pucker

East Lake's Kirby Pucker (left) and Bent Brewstillery's Hungarian Cherry Wheat Ale (right). Both available at the Ball Park Cafe. 

East Lake's Kirby Pucker (left) and Bent Brewstillery's Hungarian Cherry Wheat Ale (right). Both available at the Ball Park Cafe. 

If you like sour beers, this one is good – it's refreshing, citrusy and will make you pucker. 

1-5 rating: Melissa gave it a 4, Josette a 4.

Where to get it: The Ball Park Cafe, located on the east side of Underwood Street between Dan Patch and Carnes avenues. It's $5.25 for a 12-ounce, $8.50 for a 20-ounce. 

Bent Brewstillery's Hungarian Cherry Wheat Ale

This ale is red in color with a hint of cherry flavors. This beer surprised both of us – it tasted better than we thought it would. 

1-5 rating: Melissa gave it a 3, Josette a 5.

Where to get it: The Ball Park Cafe, located on the east side of Underwood Street between Dan Patch and Carnes avenues. It's $5.25 for a 12-ounce, $8.50 for a 20-ounce. 

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