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RateBeer's Guide to the Best Beer in Minnesota, USA

The following are the regional highlights -- best beers available here, best beers brewed here, events and local RateBeerian info -- for Minnesota, USA. This site is interactive, so we encourage you to take part in the rating, addition and correction of the site.



These are the best beers you can find in this region's stores and restaurants based on the availability information provided by RateBeerians in this area. A beer has to have 5 or more ratings to be listed here.
1Bells Black Note StoutBells Brewery829100
2Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2831100
3Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2052100
4Founders Backstage Series # 2: CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company710100
5Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery151999.9
6Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)88599.9
7Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company316699.9
8Surly DarknessSurly Brewing Company98499.9
9Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)263499.9
10North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company36799.9
11Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)19699.9
12Bells HopslamBells Brewery276099.9
13Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)58499.9
14Avery Uncle Jacob’s StoutAvery Brewing Company41199.9
15Barley Johns The Dark Knight (Returns)Barley Johns Brew Pub37899.9
16Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery225499.9
17Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Bourbon BarrelEvil Twin Brewing12999.9
18Evil Twin Even More JesusEvil Twin Brewing52599.9
19Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company190999.8
20Great Divide Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company248699.8
21Surly Abrasive AleSurly Brewing Company65199.8
22Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Brewing Company155199.8
23Surly Darkness 2014 - BottledSurly Brewing Company14799.8
24Ballast Point Victory at Sea Ballast Point Brewing Company126299.8
25Stone Ruination IPAStone Brewing Company363699.8


These are the best beers, as rated by RateBeerians everywhere, that are brewed by the brewers of this area. A beer has to have 5 or more ratings to be listed here.
1Surly DarknessSurly Brewing Company98499.9
2Barley Johns The Dark Knight (Returns)Barley Johns Brew Pub37899.9
3Surly Abrasive AleSurly Brewing Company65199.8
4Surly Darkness 2014 - BottledSurly Brewing Company14799.8
5Barley Johns Rosies AleBarley Johns Brew Pub2499.8
6Town Hall Czar Jack Imperial StoutMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery26299.7
7Town Hall Russian RouletteMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery5099.7
8Surly FuriousSurly Brewing Company128699.6
9Town Hall Masala Mama IPAMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery47499.5
10Surly / Amager Todd - The Axe Man (Surly Version)Surly Brewing Company5099.5
11Town Hall Wee HeavyMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery8899.4
12Fitgers Edmund Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel)Fitgers Brewhouse11799.3
13Steel Toe Before the DawnSteel Toe Brewing Company5199.2
14Surly BlakkrSurly Brewing Company26899.2
15Town Hall Coconut Milk StoutMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery7699
16Brau Brothers Rye Wyne Ale 2011Brau Brothers Brewing Company11498.8
17Town Hall Twisted TraceMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery3798.7
18Lift Bridge Silhouette Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial StoutLift Bridge Brewing Company2498.7
19Town Hall Twisted JimMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery8698.7
20Surly FiveSurly Brewing Company23898.7
21Bent Paddle Double Shot Double BlackBent Paddle Brewing Co.1498.6
22Town Hall Manhattan Barrel 2013 & 2014Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery3198.6
23Town Hall Ol Jack FrostMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery3798.6
24Dangerous Man Peanut Butter PorterDangerous Man Brewing Company1298.6
25Town Hall Cask IPAMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery4598.6

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 deyhollaMinneapolis 8124
 BVeryPlymouth 7961
 SkyviewPapoose Jct 5310


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
Tasting at BVery’s III   Plymouth  8/22/2015 
AHA Rally at Bent Paddle Brewing Co.   Duluth  8/23/2015 
Harvest Moon Brew Fest 2015   Aitkin  9/12/2015 
Autumn Brew Review   Minneapolis  9/19/2015 

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Looking for great beer near you? Check out these stores recommended by other beer enthusiasts like you.
  Place  City  Phone 
Beehive Offsale Liquor   Bemidji  (218) 218 333-3767 
Heritage Liquor   Maplewood  (651) 651 777-7455 
Northern Brewer Homebrew Supply   Saint Paul  (800) 800 681-2739 
The Happy Gnome   Saint Paul  (651) 651 287-2018 
The Boulder Tap House   Mankato  () 507 344-1643 

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