Breweries with the most highly ranked beers in Minnesota

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February 16, 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 top 100 ranked beers 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.

#20. Drastic Measures Brewing Company
- Top 100 beers in Minnesota: 1
- Highest ranked beer:
--- #83. Ill Intent (IPA - Imperial)

#19. Fitger's Brewhouse
- Top 100 beers in Minnesota: 1
- Highest ranked beer:
--- #56. Hoppelujah (IPA - American)

#18. Summit Brewing Company
- Top 100 beers in Minnesota: 1
- Highest ranked beer:
--- #43. Dark Infusion (Stout - Sweet / Milk)

#17. Castle Danger Brewery
- Top 100 beers in Minnesota: 1
- Highest ranked beer:
--- #26. Fresh Hop Mosaic IPA (IPA - American)

#16. August Schell Brewing Company
- Top 100 beers in Minnesota: 1
- Highest ranked beer:
--- #10. Noble Star Collection: Starkeller Peach (Sour - Berliner Weisse)

#15. Lift Bridge Brewery
- Top 100 beers in Minnesota: 1
- Highest ranked beer:
--- #3. Barrel-Aged Silhouette (Stout - Russian Imperial)

#14. Junkyard Brewing Company
- Top 100 beers in Minnesota: 2
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #66. King Size (Stout - American Imperial)
--- #69. Simcoe DIPA (IPA - Imperial)

#13. Fulton Beer
- Top 100 beers in Minnesota: 2
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #48. Insurrection (IPA - Imperial)
--- #60. War And Peace (Stout - Russian Imperial)

#12. Dangerous Man Brewing
- Top 100 beers in Minnesota: 2
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #40. Chocolate Milk Stout (Stout - Sweet / Milk)
--- #71. Peanut Butter Porter (Porter - American)

#11. Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
- Top 100 beers in Minnesota: 2
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #6. Barrel Aged Double Shot Double Black (IPA - Black / Cascadian Dark Ale)
--- #70. Cold Press Black Ale (IPA - Black / Cascadian Dark Ale)

#10. Indeed Brewing Company - Minneapolis
- Top 100 beers in Minnesota: 3
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #19. Rum King (Stout - American Imperial)
--- #61. The Queen (Stout - American Imperial)
--- #96. Wooden Soul: In The Thicket (Wild Ale)

#9. Modist Brewing Co.
- Top 100 beers in Minnesota: 4
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #25. Double Dreamyard (IPA - Imperial)
--- #42. Double False Pattern (Pale Ale - American)
--- #79. Double Ghost Vision (IPA - New England)

#8. Steel Toe Brewing
- Top 100 beers in Minnesota: 4
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #18. Before The Dawn (Barleywine - American)
--- #22. Sticker Fight (IPA - Imperial)
--- #37. Lunker (Barleywine - English)

#7. Lupulin Brewing
- Top 100 beers in Minnesota: 5
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #39. Hooey (IPA - New England)
--- #45. Barrel God (Stout - American Imperial)
--- #47. Blissful Ignorance (IPA - Imperial)

#6. BlackStack Brewing
- Top 100 beers in Minnesota: 6
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #38. Jurassic Park (IPA - Imperial)
--- #64. Loud Pack (IPA - New England)
--- #76. Wavy (IPA - New England)

#5. Fair State Brewing Cooperative
- Top 100 beers in Minnesota: 7
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #23. Spirit Føul (IPA - New England)
--- #65. Mirror Universe (IPA - New England)
--- #73. Mister Falcon (IPA - New England)

#4. Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
- Top 100 beers in Minnesota: 8
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #8. Russian Roulette (Stout - Russian Imperial)
--- #14. Ol' Jack Frost Imperial Stout (Stout - Russian Imperial)
--- #17. Czar Jack Imperial Stout (Stout - Russian Imperial)

#3. Forager Brewing Company
- Top 100 beers in Minnesota: 8
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #1. Nillerzzzzz (Stout - American Imperial)
--- #5. Breakfast Nook (Porter - Imperial)
--- #12. Pudding Dribbles (Porter - Imperial)

#2. Surly Brewing Company
- Top 100 beers in Minnesota: 12
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #2. Abrasive Ale (IPA - Imperial)
--- #4. Darkness (Stout - Russian Imperial)
--- #7. Darkness - Bourbon Barrel-Aged (Stout - Russian Imperial)

#1. Barrel Theory Beer Company
- Top 100 beers in Minnesota: 26
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #13. Rain Drops (IPA - New England)
--- #15. Shooter McGavin (IPA - Imperial)
--- #16. Rain Drops - Double Dry-Hopped With Citra And Vic Secret (IPA - New England)

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