Highest rated beer in Minnesota

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October 28, 2022
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Highest rated beer in Minnesota

If you drink beer—any beer—you've likely heard of the craft beer revolution, and you likely fall into one of two camps: IPA warrior or lager loyalist. The great thing about a beer-related revolution is that there is no wrong side. Whatever your preference, cheers to you.

The burgeoning brewery business is indeed a revolution by many counts. According to the Brewers Association, the number of breweries in the United States grew 390% from 2010 to 2020—all while beer consumption, on average, was declining.

Like all revolutions, this, too, began as a desire for change—as an overthrow of the old and the monopolistic. In 2010, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Molson Coors (formerly MillerCoors), two of the largest beer companies in the world, comprised roughly 77% of total beer sales in the U.S. In 2020, that share was 60%, with smaller brewers claiming a larger share toward the end of the decade.

With a taste of the innovations and variety coming out of craft breweries, consumers are demanding a higher quality product, and are willing to pay more for it. Over the last decade, beer prices have increased by 33%.

If you've ever been curious about which beers are most popular in your home state, we have the answer. Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated beer in Minnesota using ratings from BeerAdvocate. A maximum of 5 beers per brewery were included.

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#30. Future Pixels

- Rating: 4.27 (29 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.00%
- Brewery: Modist Brewing Co.
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#29. Double Universe

- Rating: 4.26 (34 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.60%
- Brewery: Fair State Brewing Cooperative
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#28. Loud Pack

- Rating: 4.27 (32 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.00%
- Brewery: BlackStack Brewing
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#27. DDH Jurassic Park

- Rating: 4.48 (10 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 10.10%
- Brewery: BlackStack Brewing
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#26. War And Peace

- Rating: 4.19 (410 ratings)
- Type: Russian Imperial Stout
- ABV: 9.50%
- Brewery: Fulton Beer
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#25. The Queen

- Rating: 4.24 (65 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 10.50%
- Brewery: Indeed Brewing Company - Minneapolis
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#24. Thor's Smoked Hot Pepper Imperial Porter

- Rating: 4.25 (54 ratings)
- Type: Smoked Porter
- ABV: 9.50%
- Brewery: HammerHeart Brewing Company
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#23. Insurrection

- Rating: 4.24 (157 ratings)
- Type: Imperial IPA
- ABV: 9.00%
- Brewery: Fulton Beer
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#22. Blissful Ignorance

- Rating: 4.24 (177 ratings)
- Type: Imperial IPA
- ABV: 9.00%
- Brewery: Lupulin Brewing
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#21. DDH Shooter McGavin

- Rating: 4.48 (15 ratings)
- Type: Imperial IPA
- ABV: 8.30%
- Brewery: Barrel Theory Beer Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate

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#20. Hooey

- Rating: 4.26 (204 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 6.20%
- Brewery: Lupulin Brewing
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#19. Jurassic Park

- Rating: 4.54 (13 ratings)
- Type: Imperial IPA
- ABV: 10.10%
- Brewery: BlackStack Brewing
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#18. Double Dreamyard

- Rating: 4.38 (40 ratings)
- Type: Imperial IPA
- ABV: 8.50%
- Brewery: Modist Brewing Co.
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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#17. Magic Man

- Rating: 4.37 (47 ratings)
- Type: American IPA
- ABV: 7.10%
- Brewery: Barrel Theory Beer Company
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#16. Wet

- Rating: 4.29 (1,611 ratings)
- Type: American IPA
- ABV: 6.10%
- Brewery: Surly Brewing Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate

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#15. Double False Pattern

- Rating: 4.45 (25 ratings)
- Type: American Pale Ale
- ABV: 7.50%
- Brewery: Modist Brewing Co.
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#14. Spirit Føul

- Rating: 4.35 (104 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 6.30%
- Brewery: Fair State Brewing Cooperative
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#13. Sticker Fight

- Rating: 4.34 (143 ratings)
- Type: Imperial IPA
- ABV: 8.50%
- Brewery: Steel Toe Brewing
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#12. Rum King

- Rating: 4.33 (524 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 10.50%
- Brewery: Indeed Brewing Company - Minneapolis
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#11. Czar Jack Imperial Stout

- Rating: 4.34 (436 ratings)
- Type: Russian Imperial Stout
- ABV: 9.30%
- Brewery: Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
- Read more on BeerAdvocate

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#10. Rain Drops

- Rating: 4.42 (115 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 7.50%
- Brewery: Barrel Theory Beer Company
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#9. Pudding Dribbles

- Rating: 4.53 (37 ratings)
- Type: Imperial Porter
- ABV: 11.30%
- Brewery: Forager Brewing Company
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#8. Noble Star Collection: Starkeller Peach

- Rating: 4.43 (274 ratings)
- Type: Berliner Weisse
- ABV: 7.20%
- Brewery: August Schell Brewing Company
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#7. Axe Man

- Rating: 4.43 (3,023 ratings)
- Type: American IPA
- ABV: 7.20%
- Brewery: Surly Brewing Company
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#6. Barrel Aged Double Shot Double Black

- Rating: 4.46 (340 ratings)
- Type: Black IPA
- ABV: 11.20%
- Brewery: Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
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#5. Darkness - Bourbon Barrel-Aged

- Rating: 4.46 (342 ratings)
- Type: Russian Imperial Stout
- ABV: 12.00%
- Brewery: Surly Brewing Company
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#4. Darkness

- Rating: 4.48 (4,223 ratings)
- Type: Russian Imperial Stout
- ABV: 12.00%
- Brewery: Surly Brewing Company
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#3. Barrel-Aged Silhouette

- Rating: 4.5 (549 ratings)
- Type: Russian Imperial Stout
- ABV: 11.00%
- Brewery: Lift Bridge Brewery
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#2. Abrasive Ale

- Rating: 4.5 (4,819 ratings)
- Type: Imperial IPA
- ABV: 9.20%
- Brewery: Surly Brewing Company
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#1. Nillerzzzzz

- Rating: 4.59 (132 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 14.00%
- Brewery: Forager Brewing Company
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