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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.
1Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2591100
2Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company1880100
3Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4632100
4Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2798100
5Bells Black Note StoutBells Brewery787100
6Founders Backstage Series # 2: CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company667100
7St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij395599.9
8Bells HopslamBells Brewery273199.9
9North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company36399.9
10North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout North Coast Brewing Company104299.9
11Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company309699.9
12Surly DarknessSurly Brewing Company95899.9
13Barley Johns The Dark Knight (Returns)Barley Johns Brew Pub37799.9
14Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)14299.9
15Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company224199.9
16Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery147999.9
17Evil Twin Even More JesusEvil Twin Brewing50799.9
18Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Bourbon BarrelEvil Twin Brewing11699.9
19Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company183199.9
20Great Divide Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company243699.9
21North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company384799.9
22Rochefort Trappistes 8Brasserie Rochefort328399.9
23Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Brewing Company146999.9
24Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)55899.9
25Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Brewing65299.9


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.
1Barley Johns The Dark Knight (Returns)Barley Johns Brew Pub37799.9
2Surly DarknessSurly Brewing Company95899.9
3Surly Abrasive AleSurly Brewing Company64199.8
4Town Hall Czar Jack Imperial StoutMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery26199.7
5Surly Darkness 2014 - BottledSurly Brewing Company9099.7
6Surly FuriousSurly Brewing Company125099.6
7Town Hall Masala Mama IPAMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery46899.6
8Town Hall Russian RouletteMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery5099.6
9Barley Johns Rosies AleBarley Johns Brew Pub2499.5
10Town Hall Wee HeavyMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery8599.4
11Fitgers Edmund Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel)Fitgers Brewhouse11799.3
12Surly BlakkrSurly Brewing Company23299.3
13Steel Toe Before the DawnSteel Toe Brewing Company5099.2
14Town Hall Coconut Milk StoutMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery7699
15Surly / Amager Todd - The Axe Man (Surly Version)Surly Brewing Company3398.8
16Surly FiveSurly Brewing Company23798.8
17Brau Brothers Rye Wyne Ale 2011Brau Brothers Brewing Company11498.8
18Town Hall Twisted TraceMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery3798.7
19Surly Smoke LagerSurly Brewing Company46598.7
20Town Hall Twisted JimMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery8698.7
21Town Hall Ol Jack FrostMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery3798.6
22Town Hall Cask IPAMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery4598.6
23Barley Johns Alfreds PorterBarley Johns Brew Pub3098.5
24Surly Cacao BenderSurly Brewing Company9198.2
25Town Hall Manhattan Barrel 2013 & 2014Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery2698.1

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A list of the RateBeerians from this area with the most beer ratings. These are great people to contact to better get to know beer in this area.
 deyhollaMinneapolis 7449
 BVeryBurnsville 7367
 arminjewellMinneapolis 7270


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
Northern Lights Rare Beer Fest   St Paul  3/28/2015 
Northern Lights Rare Beer Festival   Minneapolis  3/28/2015 
Summit Hopvale   St. Paul  4/9/2015 
Summit Hopvale   Bloomington  4/9/2015 
Harvest Moon Brew Fest 2015   Aitkin  9/12/2015 

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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 
Blue Max Liquors   Burnsville  (952) 952 432-3350 

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