We here in Minnesota love our beer, it helps us get through the cold winters. So when it comes to beer made right here in the land of 10,000 lakes, what beer takes the crown?

Beeradvocate.com is a beer resource website that was founded in 1996 with the intent of providing beer enthusiasts with a database for beer reviews and such. You can sort the beers by many different categories, with one being top rated beers by state.



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    Barrel Aged Double Shot Double Black

    Well look at that! Duluth's own Bent Paddle Brewing gets a beer in the top 5. The Barrel Aged Double Shot Double Black has a 11.2% ABV and has a rating of 4.51/5.

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    Todd The Axe Man India Pale Ale

    What a name. This IPA from Surly Bewing has a 7.2% ABV and is in "rotating" availability according to Beer Advocate. It currently has a 4.46/5 rating.

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    Barrel-Aged Silhouette

    Barrel-Aged Silhouette has been given the 3rd best beer ranking from Beer Advocate. Lift Bridge Brewery out of Stillwater is where this Russian Imperial Stout is made. It has a 10% ABV and a currant rating of 4.45/5.

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    Surly gets another beer into the top 5! This Russian Imperial Stout is available in the fall and has a 10.3% ABV. The name fits well for fall when the days are getting shorter.

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    Abrasive Ale

    And coming in at number one is another Surly Brewing Company beer! Abrasive Ale takes the crown for top rated beer in Minnesota. This American Double/Imperial IPA has a 9% ABV and is in rotating availability.

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