Here's where you can find all the beer at the Minnesota State Fair

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If you're looking for something to wet your whistle at the Minnesota State Fair, here's a rundown of all the different boozy beverages you can get at this year's Get-Together.

There are dozens of breweries (including at least 75 Minnesota craft breweries) selling beer at roughly 20 locations throughout the fairgrounds, according to a release from the Minnesota State Fair.

Prices will range from $3.50-$6 for a 12-ounce beer, and $6-$8 for a 20-ounce beer, Lara Hughes, communications supervisor with the Minnesota State Fair, told BringMeTheNews.

There are also a bunch of beers that are made just for the fair. Here they are, and where you can buy them (and a State Fair map can be found here).

New to the State Fair this year

Bent Brewstillery's Sweat Together IPA

This refreshing West Coast Style IPA by Roseville-based Bent Brewstillery has notes of dank pine and citrus – 7.3 ABV, 80 IBUs. It's brewed in collaboration with Jeff Taylor, the 2015 State Fair gold medal-winning brewer.

You can find it at the Ball Park Cafe, on the east side of Underwood Street, between Dan Patch and Carnes avenues.

Hopmosa

Bent Paddle's Hopmosa is a twist on a mimosa. It combines the Bent Hop Golden IPA with a "huge burst" or orange aroma and flavor – 6.2 percent ABV, 68 IBUs.

You can find it at the Ball Park Cafe, on the east side of Underwood Street, between Dan Patch and Carnes avenues.

Cannon River Hard Cider

This crisp cider by Cannon River Winery has an off-dry finish, and is made from apples from Fireside Apple Orchard in Northfield – 6 percent ABV.

You can find it at Hildebrand Concessions, in the Grandstand concert venue.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Beer

White Bear Lake's Big Wood Brewery combined chocolate chip cookies and craft beer for this sweet beer, which features hints of chocolate and vanilla. Each pint is rimmed with semi-sweet chocolate – 5.2 percent ABV, 25 IBUs.

You can find it at Andy's Grille, located on the south side of Carnes Avenue between Liggett and Nelson streets.

Frontier Amarillo IPA

This crisp and hoppy IPA by Minneapolis-based Fulton Brewery isn't overly bitter, but instead is light and approachable – 5.5 percent ABV.

You can find it at Frontier Bar, located on the south side of Carnes Avenue between Liggett and Nelson streets.

Funnel Cloud

This funnel cake-inspired ale by St. Paul's Bad Weather Brewing is not too sweet, with notes of lightly toasted bread, caramel and vanilla – 5.2 percent ABV, 15 IBUs.

You can find it at Mancini's Al Fresco, located on the north side of Carnes Avenue, between Nelson and Underwood streets.

Hop Merger White IPA

This hazy, light golden IPA by Summit Brewing has a "heavy dose" of hops with floral aromas of apricot, melon and peach, as well as tones of dank pine, grapefruit and citrus – 6.5 percent ABV, 65 IBUs.

You can find it at Shanghaied Henri's, on the north wall of the International Bazaar.

Red Citrus Sangria lager and Frozen Red Citrus Sangria beer

Schell's Brewing Company is bring this light and refreshing citrus lager to this year's fair – it can be served by itself or as frozen foam floated on top of another beer – 4.8 percent ABV.

You can find it at Schell's Pavilion and LuLu's Public House, located at the West End Market, south of Schilling Amphitheater.

Sociable Caramel Apple Cider

Minneapolis-based Sociable Cider Werks' hard cider features Honeycrips, Haralson and Sweetango apples, blended with brewed can sorghum and Willamette hops, then fermented using a fruit-forward wine yeast that's eventually sweetened using wet caramel and carbonated – 6 percent ABV. Each pint is garnished with a caramel-drizzled apple slice.

You can find it at Giggles' Campfire Grill, located on the east side of Cooper Street between Lee and Randall avenues, at The North Woods.

Sweet Corn Summer Ale

This light summer beer by Lakes & Legends Brewing Company in Minneapolis features fresh-picked corn from Untiedt's Vegetable Farm in Monticello. There's a hit of sweetness and noticeable corn flavor – 5.1 percent ABV, 31 IBUs.

You can find it at O'Gara's at the Fair, located on the southwest corner of Dan Patch Avenue and Cosgrove Street.

Sweetland Orchard Minnesota Mule Cider

Webster-based Sweetland Orchard has blended Minnesota-grown apples with lime and ginger to create a pint that resembles a Moscow Mule cocktail that's a little spicy, citrusy and refreshing – 7 percent ABV.

You can find it at the Ball Park Cafe, on the east side of Underwood Street, between Dan Patch and Carnes avenues.

Returning (and exclusive) to the State Fair

Caramel Apple Pi Beer

The Freehouse is bringing back its Caramel Apple Pi Beer this year. This cider-beer blends apple cider with barley malts, which makes it taste like caramel apple pie – 5.4 percent ABV.

You can find it at The Blue Barn in the West End Market.

Frozen Blu

Grain Belt is bringing back its summery Radler-style beer that's a twist on the brewery's Premium lager. The Blu is blended with freshly juiced blueberries, then frozen into a Grain Belt Blue foam and floated on top of any Schell's beer – 4.6 ABV.

You can find it at LuLu's Public House at the West End Market, south of the Schilling Amphitheater.

Mini Donut Beer

Stillwater's Lift Bridge Brewing Co. is bringing back its mini donut-inspired beer, rimmed with cinnamon sugar to enhance the aroma of the sweet, rich flavor – 5 percent ABV.

You can find it at the Ball Park Cafe, on the east side of Underwood Street, between Dan Patch and Carnes avenues.

Maple Bacon Brown

Excelsior Brewing Company's brown ale is back again. It's brewed with Minnesota craft maple syrup, and each pint is paired with a slice of crispy smoked bacon – 5 ABV.

You can find it at Giggles' Campfire Grill, located on the east side of Cooper Street between Lee and Randall avenues, at The North Woods.

Minnesota Iceberg

Summit Brewing's Saaz hop pilsner (4.5 percent ABV) is back again. The beer has spicy floral aromas and crisp malt backbone, that's topped with frozen Bud Light Lime-A-Rita foam (8 percent ABV).

You can find it at LuLu's Public House, at the West End Market south of the Schilling Amphitheater.

Original Beergarita

This refreshing and light beer by Wisconsin-based Leinenkugel Brewing features the brewery's Honey Weiss beer blended with frozen Tejas Margarita Mix. It's available in strawberry and mojito flavors, and can also be made gluten-free.

You can find it at Tejas Express, located in The Garden on the north wall.

S'More Beer

St. Paul's Flat Earth Brewing Company's S'More Beer is back. The chocolate-infused beer features Cygnus X-1 Porter and is rimmed with chocolate, dipped in crushed graham crackers and topped with marshmallow.

You can find it at Giggles' Campfire Grill, located on the east side of Cooper Street, between Lee and Randall avenues, at The North Woods.

Sweet Dreams Pineapple Wheat

Hopkins-based LTD Brewing Company's warm-weather ale is a full-force wheat beer with hints of pineapple and citrus – 4 percent ABV, 15 IBUs.

You can find it at the Ball Park Cafe, on the east side of Underwood Street, between Dan Patch and Carnes avenues.

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