Minnesota State Fair vendors are tapping into the popularity of hard seltzers and slushies this year.
Driving the news: The fair on Tuesday announced a lineup of 56 new drinks exclusive to the Great Minnesota Get-Together.
- Six of them are slushies and four are hard seltzers. A couple are even slushies with hard seltzer. A sign of the times.
The big picture: Hard seltzers have been gaining in popularity, especially in Minnesota. But with a one-year state fair hiatus, vendors weren't able to concoct any crazy new drinks.
- This year, it looks like local breweries are going sweet. Look out for hard seltzers with flavors like caramel apple and cotton candy.
What we're eyeing: There's also a lineup of new beers, including the Clasico Salted Lime Cream Ale by Bent Paddle. Axios' Nick Halter wants to visit the Ball Park Cafe to try that one.
- Audrey Kennedy wants to try the Mango Sangria from Cannon Valley Winery at the Minnesota Wine Country stand.
- Torey Van Oot's interested in the Outboard Motor Ale, a citrusy blonde ale by Coronado Brewing Company at Giggles’ Campfire Grill.
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