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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.
1Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4415100
2Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2711100
3Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2445100
4Bells Black Note StoutBells Brewery754100
5St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij376999.9
6Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company288199.9
7Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company290799.9
8Bells HopslamBells Brewery261899.9
9Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout Great Divide Brewing Company217299.9
10Surly DarknessSurly Brewing Company93199.9
11Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery140099.9
12Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)77999.9
13North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company32799.9
14Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller143099.9
15North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company372799.9
16Rochefort Trappistes 8Brasserie Rochefort312899.9
17Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company167999.9
18Great Divide Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company233499.9
19Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery206299.9
20North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout North Coast Brewing Company100099.9
21Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company124199.9
22Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Brewing59699.9
23Evil Twin Even More JesusEvil Twin Brewing46999.9
24Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)46899.9
25Bells Two Hearted AleBells Brewery321099.8


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 Company93199.9
2Barley Johns The Dark Knight (Returns)Barley Johns Brew Pub36699.9
3Surly Abrasive AleSurly Brewing Company60499.8
4Town Hall Czar Jack Imperial StoutMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery25699.7
5Surly Barrel Aged DarknessSurly Brewing Company5999.7
6Surly FuriousSurly Brewing Company121099.6
7Town Hall Masala Mama IPAMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery46299.6
8Town Hall Russian RouletteMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery4999.6
9Barley Johns Rosies AleBarley Johns Brew Pub2399.5
10Town Hall Wee HeavyMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery8599.4
11Surly BlakkrSurly Brewing Company22199.3
12Fitgers Edmund Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel)Fitgers Brewhouse11399.3
13Town Hall Coconut Milk StoutMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery6998.9
14Brau Brothers Rye Wyne Ale 2011Brau Brothers Brewing Company11198.8
15Surly FiveSurly Brewing Company23498.8
16Surly Smoke LagerSurly Brewing Company45898.7
17Steel Toe Before the DawnSteel Toe Brewing Company3898.7
18Town Hall Twisted JimMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery8498.7
19Town Hall Twisted TraceMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery2898.6
20Town Hall Cask IPAMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery4598.6
21Town Hall Ol Jack FrostMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery3598.6
22Surly Cacao BenderSurly Brewing Company6498.4
23Indeed Haywire Double American Black Ale - 2013Indeed Brewing Company2098.1
24Fitgers FramboiseFitgers Brewhouse3698
25Barley Johns Old Eight PorterBarley Johns Brew Pub12898

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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.
 BVeryBurnsville 6298
 arminjewellMinneapolis 6176
Skyview SkyviewPapoose Jct 5209


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
Autumn Brew Review   Minneapolis  9/27/2014 
Where the Wild Beers Are   Minneapolis  10/18/2014 
Nordeast Big River Brew Fest   Minneapolis  10/18/2014 
Surly Darkness Day 2014   Brooklyn Center  10/25/2014 
Wings & Brew Fest   Welch  3/21/2015 

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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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