Best of Minnesota 2016 Lists Include Several Breweries

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Best of Minnesota 2016 Lists Include Several Breweries

Star Tribune and City Pages just released their Best of 2016 lists, filled with people to know, places to go and things to try . Several craft breweries are highlighted; see which ones below.

Star Tribune

Best Metro Brewery : Steel Toe Brewing “Size 7 is arguably Minnesota’s finest IPA.”

Best Outstate Brewery: Bent Paddle Brewing  “Flagship beers include a first-class pilsner, an award-winning amber ale, a delightfully juicy IPA and a smooth, chocolatey black ale. Quality across the board.”

Best new brewery: Able Seedhouse + Brewery “The northeast Minneapolis brewery has partnered with the University of Minnesota and local farmers to grow new barley strains developed for flavor over yield.”

Best sour beers: Fair State Brewing Cooperative “Tart and funky wild-fermented beers are a rapidly rising trend, and Fair State in northeast Minneapolis has been cranking out a steady stream of well-made brews to bring a pucker to your lips.”

Best barrel-aged beers: Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery “With selections ranging from a vinous, strong saison to black and boozy imperial stouts, the brewery’s annual Barrel-Aged Week in February is an event not to be missed.”

City Pages

Best Brewery: Steel Toe Brewing ” In the land of 10,000 IPAs, Steel Toe’s citrus-bursting Size 7 is arguably the best and goes for workingman prices at $13 a growler.”

Best Local Beer: Dangerous Man Peanut Butter Porter “The porter’s roasty, toast-like body meshes cleanly with the peanut butter, bolstering a hint of salt without the oiliness of other PB-infused beers.”

Best Taproom: Surly Brewing Co  “No other “taproom” in town can boast of a sprawling beer garden and two restaurants led by raved-about in-house chef Jorge Guzman.”

Best Suburban Taproom: HammerHeart Brewing Company “The big Norwegian-inspired beers out of HammerHeart are as unique as they come in Minnesota, either with barrel-aged booziness, a dense smoke flavor, or the juniper-jumping tastes of the Norse. ”

Best Beer Trend: Crowlers “At roughly two pints, it’s half the size of a growler and the perfect amount of beer.”

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