The RateBeer 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.

1Bell’s Expedition StoutBell’s Brewery3132100
2Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2412100
3AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2861100
4Surly DarknessSurly Brewing Company1049100
5AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company299100
6Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing3165100
7Epic Big Bad BaptistaEpic Brewing Company (UT/CO)68100
8North Coast Old Rasputin (Bourbon Barrel)North Coast Brewing Company1124100
9Omnipollo Noa Pecan Mud Cake Omnipollo431100
10Prairie Apple Brandy Barrel NoirPrairie Artisan Ales292100
11Oskar Blues Ten FIDY - Barrel AgedOskar Blues Brewery160100
12Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company3437100
13Barley Johns The Dark Knight (Returns)Barley Johns Brew Pub388100
14Prairie Bomb!Prairie Artisan Ales1051100
15AleSmith IPAAleSmith Brewing Company2314100
16Evil Twin Even More JesusEvil Twin Brewing791100
17Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company2098100
18Surly Darkness 2014 - BottledSurly Brewing Company216100
19North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company4173100
20Surly Abrasive AleSurly Brewing Company711100
21AleSmith Double IPAAleSmith Brewing Company1423100
22Perennial AbraxasPerennial Artisan Ales381100
23Toppling Goliath pseudoSueToppling Goliath622100
24Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Regal Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)163100
25Prairie Birthday Bomb!Prairie Artisan Ales186100


1Surly DarknessSurly Brewing Company1049100
2Barley Johns The Dark Knight (Returns)Barley Johns Brew Pub388100
3Surly Darkness 2014 - BottledSurly Brewing Company216100
4Surly Abrasive AleSurly Brewing Company711100
5Barley Johns Rosies AleBarley Johns Brew Pub29100
6Town Hall Czar Jack Imperial StoutMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery265100
7Town Hall Russian RouletteMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery52100
8Surly / Amager Todd - The Axe Man (Surly Version)Surly Brewing Company297100
9Surly FourSurly Brewing Company187100
10Steel Toe Before the DawnSteel Toe Brewing Company6399
11Surly FuriousSurly Brewing Company136499
12Town Hall Masala Mama IPAMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery48499
13Town Hall Wee HeavyMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery8899
14Dangerous Man Peanut Butter PorterDangerous Man Brewing Company4099
15Fitgers Edmund Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel)Fitgers Brewhouse11899
16Lift Bridge Silhouette Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial StoutLift Bridge Brewing Company4299
17Bent Paddle Double Shot Double BlackBent Paddle Brewing Co.2699
18Surly Wet 2012 & 2015Surly Brewing Company10699
19Town Hall Coconut Milk StoutMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery7999
20Schell Noble Star - Starkeller PeachAugust Schell Brewing Company4699
21Surly BlakkrSurly Brewing Company31699
22Town Hall Twisted TraceMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery3999
23Indeed D.I.D.D.C.W.Q.M.SIndeed Brewing Company1299
24Brau Brothers Rye Wyne Ale 2011Brau Brothers Brewing Company11599
25Town Hall Ol Jack FrostMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery3899

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Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
8th Annual Winter Beer Dabbler
St. Paul 2/4/2017
Winterfest 2017
Minneapolis 2/24/2017
Minnesota Craft Beer Festival
Minneapolis 4/1/2017

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Looking for great beer near you? Check out these stores recommended by other beer enthusiasts like you.
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
St. Paul (651) 651 287-2018
Birch’s on the Lake Brewhouse & Supperclub
Long Lake () 952 473-7373