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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.
1Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2033100
2Bells Black Note StoutBells Brewery826100
3Founders Backstage Series # 2: CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company702100
4Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2824100
5Surly DarknessSurly Brewing Company97899.9
6North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company36699.9
7Bells HopslamBells Brewery275899.9
8Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company315399.9
9Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)262899.9
10Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)18799.9
11Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery151599.9
12Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery224799.9
13Evil Twin Even More JesusEvil Twin Brewing52199.9
14Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)57999.9
15Barley Johns The Dark Knight (Returns)Barley Johns Brew Pub37899.9
16Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Bourbon BarrelEvil Twin Brewing12999.9
17Avery Uncle Jacob’s StoutAvery Brewing Company40399.9
18Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company189699.8
19Surly Darkness 2014 - BottledSurly Brewing Company14199.8
20Surly Abrasive AleSurly Brewing Company65099.8
21Great Divide Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company247299.8
22Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Brewing Company154199.8
23Ballast Point Victory at Sea Ballast Point Brewing Company124999.8
24Bells Two Hearted AleBells Brewery339699.8
25Barley Johns Rosies AleBarley Johns Brew Pub2499.8


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 Company97899.9
2Barley Johns The Dark Knight (Returns)Barley Johns Brew Pub37899.9
3Surly Abrasive AleSurly Brewing Company65099.8
4Surly Darkness 2014 - BottledSurly Brewing Company14199.8
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 Company127699.6
9Town Hall Masala Mama IPAMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery47299.5
10Surly / Amager Todd - The Axe Man (Surly Version)Surly Brewing Company4899.5
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 Company26199.2
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
18Town Hall Twisted JimMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery8698.7
19Surly FiveSurly Brewing Company23898.7
20Lift Bridge Silhouette Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial StoutLift Bridge Brewing Company2498.7
21Town Hall Manhattan Barrel 2013 & 2014Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery3198.6
22Town Hall Ol Jack FrostMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery3798.6
23Fitgers FramboiseFitgers Brewhouse3798.6
24Bent Paddle Double Shot Double BlackBent Paddle Brewing Co.1498.6
25Town Hall Cask IPAMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery4598.6

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 BVeryPlymouth 7891
 SkyviewPapoose Jct 5295


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
AHA Rally at Surly Brewing Company   Minneapolis  7/19/2015 
Tour and Taste of Golden Valley   Golden Valley  7/23/2015 
All Pints North   Duluth  7/25/2015 
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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