The Great Minnesota Get Together is now just a few weeks away and there's now another reason to get excited.
The Minnesota State Fair on Tuesday released its list of 27 new alcoholic drinks that will debut at this year's festival.
Given the State Fair's ability to bring out the best in the state's food and drink makers, there will be some truly weird and wacky concoctions available to sample.
This includes a collaboration between Surly Brewing and former Twins pitcher Glen Perkins for an IPA called "The Kloser" based off Perkins' own beer creation.
Other intriguing prospects include a Funnel Cake Cream Ale by Lakefront Brewing, and an Orange Cream Ale from the North Shore's Castle Danger Brewery.
Outside of beer, Sociable Cider Werks is mixing orange juice with its Freewheeler Cider to make a Mimosa while Cannon River Winery is making a twist on the Moscow Mule using Edelweiss Wine, ginger beer and lime.
Here's the full list of new drinks:
Brewzo Lager – inspired by Greek Ouzo, it's a pilsner with a touch of licorice and served with a sugar spiced rim. (Dino's Gyros, Carnes Avenue).
Cake’d Up Celebration Beer – deep-fried cake-flavored ale from Mankato Brewery. (The Hangar – Murphy Avenue and Underwood Street).
Caramel Corn Cream Ale – A beer with tones of hops and light and toasty caramel malts by Finnegans Brew Co. (Hildebrand Concessions, the Grandstand concert venue).
Frontier Summer IPA – full-bodied crisp and hoppy IPA that's not overly bitter, by Fulton Brewing. (Frontier Bar, Carnes Avenue).
Funnel Cake Cream Ale – lightly hopped, Lakefront Brewing cream ale has flavors of "crispy crust, apple pie filling and a dusting of powdered sugar." By Lakefront Brewing. (Coasters, Carnes Avenue and Liggett Street).
Gaelic Dark & Stormy – Deep golden ale brewed with tones of lime and ginger, served with a lime wedge garnish. By Surly Brewing. (O'Garas, Dan Patch and Cosgrove).
Helles Ya, You Betcha – This Helles-style lager from Summit Brewing has flavors of tangerine and blood orange. (Shanghaied Henri's and Summit Booth, International Bazaar).
Horse Apple Ale – A beer brewed with pressed apple cider from Excelsior Brewing Company. (Various locations in Warner Coliseum).
It Takes 2 to Tango and 3 to Mango – Berliner Weisse beer aged in cypress wood for a year, and then aged for 3 months with mangoes. By Starkeller Brewing. (Schell's Pavilion, West End Market).
This beer is a traditionally brewed, mixed culture
Juicy LuLuLucy – Northeastern-style IPA with orange and grapefruit flavors. By Surly Brewing. (Lulu's Public House, West End Market).
Key Lime Pie – A squeeze of key lime in a biscuity golden ale, sweetened with lactose and rimmed with sugar, by Lift Bridge Brewing. (Cafe Caribe, Carnes Avenue).
Kirby Pucker #34 – This concoction undergoes a second fermentation with lactobacillus, and is brewed with the "classic Minnesota combination" of strawberries and rhubarb. By Eastlake Craft Brewery. (Ball Park Cafe, Underwood Street).
The Kloser IPA – The Glen Perkins-Surly collaboration is a hop-heavy, citrusy IPA based off one of his own homebrew recipes. (Ball Park Cafe, Underwood Street).
LimeLight – Has a slight agave sweetness partnered with a punch of lime and sea salt. By the Freehouse. (Blue Barn, West End Market).
Margarita-Style Kettle Sour Ale – Ale that's a blend of soured and clean beer brewed with lime zest and salt, aged in tequila-soaked barrel stoves. By 612Brew. (Coasters, Carnes Avenue and Liggett).
Mobster Mule Bubble Trouble – Twist on the Moscow Mule made from sparkling Edelweiss wine, ginger beer and sweet lime. By Cannon River Winery. (Hideaway Speakeasy, the Veranda, Grandstand upper level).
Orange Cream Ale – Deep gold with a soft malty aroma, infused with orange flavors and finished with a slightly sweet, creamy texture. By Castle Danger Brewery. (O'Gara's at the Fair, Dan Patch Avenue and Cosgrove Street).
Passion Fruit Pils – Bent Paddle's Venture Pils infused with passion fruit for a "tart and tropical" experience. (Ball Park Cafe, Underwood Street).
Raspberry Champow – Bent Brewstillery's collaboration with State Fair Homebrew Gold-Medal winner Mike Spores is a white ale with red raspberries and champagne-variety grapes. (Ball Park Cafe, Underwood Street).
The Shandlot Pink Lemon Shandy – A pink, lemony concoction infused with strawberries and hibiscus. By Bauhaus Brew Labs. (Ball Park Cafe, Underwood Street).
Slipstream Black Currant Apple – Midwestern apples fermented and sweetened with floral and blackcurrant berries. By Sociable Cider Werks. (Lulu's Public House, West End Market).
Sociable Mimosa or Bellini – Orange juice mixed with Freewheeler cider. Sociable Cider Werks. (Lulu's Public House, West End Market).
Spumoni Tsunami – Lager infused with strawberries and vanilla, finished with a pistachio garnish. By Bad Weather Brewing Company. (Mancini's al Fresco, Carnes Avenue).
St. Apple Malted Cider – Malted cider brewed with apple and pie spices from Minneapple Pie. (O'Gara's at the Fair, Dan Patch and Cosgrove).
St. Pat's Green Ale – A green, light-bodied ale with a fruity and floral aroma. By Finnegans Brew Co. (O'Gara's at the Fair, Dan Patch and Cosgrove).
Strawberry Mint Fro-Lé – A summer sipper featuring frozen strawberry lemonade with a hint of fresh mint. (Blue Barn, West End Market).
Uffda Ale – Norwegian-inspired session beer with flavors of honey, lefse and lingonberry aromas, garnished with fresh lingonberries and a lefse chip. By Beaver Island Brewing Co. (Giggles' Campfire Grill, Lee and Cooper Street).