Breweries with the most highly ranked beers in Minnesota

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November 9, 2022
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Breweries with the most highly ranked beers in Minnesota

In a world where just a small number of massive companies dominate the beer market, sipping on a brew created close to home can be all the more satisfying.

The last decade has seen an explosion of breweries that operate on a smaller scale and offer a wider, and sometimes more experimental, selection of beer. While craft beer often has a higher price tag than your average domestic beer, consumers are clearly willing to pay more: In 2020, craft beer accounted for almost a quarter of the U.S. retail beer market.

Stacker compiled a list of the breweries with the most beers ranked in the top 100 in Minnesota using data from BeerAdvocate. Any ties were broken by the highest-ranking beer. Continue reading to find out which Minnesota breweries have the tastiest offerings.

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#25. Bad Weather Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in Minnesota: 1
- Highest ranked beers in Minnesota:
--- #91. Calamity (Russian Imperial Stout)
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#24. Wild Mind Ales

- Number of top beers in Minnesota: 1
- Highest ranked beers in Minnesota:
--- #80. Pash Bash (Wild Ale)
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#23. Third Street Brewhouse

- Number of top beers in Minnesota: 1
- Highest ranked beers in Minnesota:
--- #76. Cool Beans Imperial Coffee Porter (Imperial Porter)
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#22. Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

- Number of top beers in Minnesota: 1
- Highest ranked beers in Minnesota:
--- #71. Rye Wyne Ale (Rye Beer)
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#21. Drastic Measures Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in Minnesota: 1
- Highest ranked beers in Minnesota:
--- #63. Ill Intent (Imperial IPA)

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#20. Junkyard Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in Minnesota: 1
- Highest ranked beers in Minnesota:
--- #60. Simcoe DIPA (Imperial IPA)
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#19. Fitger's Brewhouse

- Number of top beers in Minnesota: 1
- Highest ranked beers in Minnesota:
--- #44. Hoppelujah (American IPA)
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#18. Castle Danger Brewery

- Number of top beers in Minnesota: 1
- Highest ranked beers in Minnesota:
--- #21. Fresh Hop Mosaic IPA (American IPA)
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#17. August Schell Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in Minnesota: 1
- Highest ranked beers in Minnesota:
--- #9. Noble Star Collection: Starkeller Peach (Berliner Weisse)
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#16. Lift Bridge Brewery

- Number of top beers in Minnesota: 1
- Highest ranked beers in Minnesota:
--- #3. Barrel-Aged Silhouette (Russian Imperial Stout)

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#15. Summit Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in Minnesota: 2
- Highest ranked beers in Minnesota:
--- #37. Dark Infusion (Sweet / Milk Stout)
--- #81. Keller Pils (Kellerbier / Zwickelbier)
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#14. Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

- Number of top beers in Minnesota: 2
- Highest ranked beers in Minnesota:
--- #6. Barrel Aged Double Shot Double Black (Black IPA)
--- #58. Cold Press Black Ale (Black IPA)
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#13. HammerHeart Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in Minnesota: 3
- Highest ranked beers in Minnesota:
--- #45. Thor's Smoked Hot Pepper Imperial Porter (Smoked Porter)
--- #97. Olaf The Stout (American Imperial Stout)
--- #98. Stjørdal (Smoked Beer)
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#12. Fulton Beer

- Number of top beers in Minnesota: 3
- Highest ranked beers in Minnesota:
--- #41. Insurrection (Imperial IPA)
--- #47. War And Peace (Russian Imperial Stout)
--- #84. 300 Mosaic India Pale Ale (American IPA)
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#11. Dangerous Man Brewing

- Number of top beers in Minnesota: 3
- Highest ranked beers in Minnesota:
--- #34. Chocolate Milk Stout (Sweet / Milk Stout)
--- #59. Peanut Butter Porter (American Porter)
--- #100. Coconut Milk Stout (Sweet / Milk Stout)

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#10. Steel Toe Brewing

- Number of top beers in Minnesota: 3
- Highest ranked beers in Minnesota:
--- #17. Sticker Fight (Imperial IPA)
--- #82. Size 11 (Imperial IPA)
--- #95. Size 7 (American IPA)
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#9. Indeed Brewing Company - Minneapolis

- Number of top beers in Minnesota: 4
- Highest ranked beers in Minnesota:
--- #15. Rum King (American Imperial Stout)
--- #46. The Queen (American Imperial Stout)
--- #79. Wooden Soul: In The Thicket (Wild Ale)
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#8. Modist Brewing Co.

- Number of top beers in Minnesota: 6
- Highest ranked beers in Minnesota:
--- #23. Double False Pattern (American Pale Ale)
--- #29. Double Dreamyard (Imperial IPA)
--- #52. Future Pixels (New England IPA)
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#7. Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

- Number of top beers in Minnesota: 6
- Highest ranked beers in Minnesota:
--- #7. Russian Roulette (Russian Imperial Stout)
--- #12. Twisted Trace (American Barleywine)
--- #14. Czar Jack Imperial Stout (Russian Imperial Stout)
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#6. Forager Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in Minnesota: 6
- Highest ranked beers in Minnesota:
--- #1. Nillerzzzzz (American Imperial Stout)
--- #10. Pudding Dribbles (Imperial Porter)
--- #26. Millerzzzz (American Imperial Stout)

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#5. Fair State Brewing Cooperative

- Number of top beers in Minnesota: 7
- Highest ranked beers in Minnesota:
--- #18. Spirit Føul (New England IPA)
--- #51. Double Universe (New England IPA)
--- #56. Mirror Universe (New England IPA)
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#4. Lupulin Brewing

- Number of top beers in Minnesota: 10
- Highest ranked beers in Minnesota:
--- #35. Hooey (New England IPA)
--- #38. Barrel God (American Imperial Stout)
--- #40. Blissful Ignorance (Imperial IPA)
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#3. Barrel Theory Beer Company

- Number of top beers in Minnesota: 11
- Highest ranked beers in Minnesota:
--- #11. Rain Drops (New England IPA)
--- #13. Shooter McGavin (Imperial IPA)
--- #16. Threat Level Midnight (American Imperial Stout)
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#2. BlackStack Brewing

- Number of top beers in Minnesota: 12
- Highest ranked beers in Minnesota:
--- #33. Jurassic Park (Imperial IPA)
--- #48. DDH Jurassic Park (New England IPA)
--- #49. Loud Pack (New England IPA)
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#1. Surly Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in Minnesota: 12
- Highest ranked beers in Minnesota:
--- #2. Abrasive Ale (Imperial IPA)
--- #4. Darkness (Russian Imperial Stout)
--- #5. Darkness - Bourbon Barrel-Aged (Russian Imperial Stout)

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