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 Brewery3184100
2Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2873100
3AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2959100
4Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing3227100
5Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company3515100
6Bell’s HopslamBell’s Brewery2907100
7Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company2384100
8Surly DarknessSurly Brewing Company1068100
9Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery1674100
10Toppling Goliath King SueToppling Goliath191100
11Prairie Apple Brandy Barrel NoirPrairie Artisan Ales336100
12Prairie / Evil Twin Bible Belt - Barrel AgedPrairie Artisan Ales208100
13Barley Johns The Dark Knight (Returns)Barley Johns Brew Pub392100
14North Coast Old Rasputin (Bourbon Barrel)North Coast Brewing Company1137100
15Prairie Bomb!Prairie Artisan Ales1107100
16Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged DORIS The DestroyerHoppin’ Frog Brewery268100
17Oskar Blues Ten FIDY - Barrel AgedOskar Blues Brewery278100
18Epic Big Bad BaptistaEpic Brewing Company (UT/CO)121100
19North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company4227100
20Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company2154100
21AleSmith IPAAleSmith Brewing Company2374100
22Great Divide Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company2713100
23Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery2561100
24Perennial AbraxasPerennial Artisan Ales436100
25Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Brewing1035100


1Surly DarknessSurly Brewing Company1068100
2Barley Johns The Dark Knight (Returns)Barley Johns Brew Pub392100
3Surly Darkness 2014 - BottledSurly Brewing Company232100
4Surly Abrasive AleSurly Brewing Company718100
5Town Hall Russian RouletteMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery52100
6Town Hall Czar Jack Imperial StoutMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery266100
7Barley Johns Rosies AleBarley Johns Brew Pub31100
8Surly / Amager Todd - The Axe Man (Surly Version)Surly Brewing Company321100
9Surly FourSurly Brewing Company188100
10Steel Toe Before the DawnSteel Toe Brewing Company6599
11Surly FuriousSurly Brewing Company138799
12Dangerous Man Peanut Butter PorterDangerous Man Brewing Company4499
13Town Hall Masala Mama IPAMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery48599
14Town Hall Wee HeavyMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery8899
15Fitgers Edmund Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel)Fitgers Brewhouse11899
16Bent Paddle Double Shot Double BlackBent Paddle Brewing Co.2999
17Lift Bridge Silhouette Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial StoutLift Bridge Brewing Company4499
18Town Hall Coconut Milk StoutMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery7999
19Schell Noble Star - Starkeller PeachAugust Schell Brewing Company4899
20Town Hall Twisted TraceMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery3999
21Indeed D.I.D.D.C.W.Q.M.SIndeed Brewing Company1299
22Town Hall Ol Jack FrostMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery3899
23Fitgers FramboiseFitgers Brewhouse4199
24Brau Brothers Rye Wyne Ale 2011Brau Brothers Brewing Company11699
25Town Hall Twisted Reality BarleywineMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery3599

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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
Northern Brewer Homebrew Supply
Saint Paul (800) 800 681-2739
Heritage Liquor
Maplewood (651) 651 777-7455
The Boulder Tap House
Mankato () 507 344-1643
The Happy Gnome
St. Paul (651) 651 287-2018