Homer Simpson said it best – “Beer… Yuuuum.” Oh yes. Who doesn’t love a well crafted brew? It’s the perfect way to unwind after a long, hard day at the office. And as of recently, I’ve discovered that I’m becoming somewhat of a beer snob.

I was once content with drinking strictly big-name beers like Guinness (still a solid beverage in my opinion) but as a seasoned veteran at the ripe old age of 26, I’m beginning to pick up on the subtle nuances of every new beer that I try. Personally, I’m a fan of dark beers. There’s more flavor in them, and a nicely brewed dark beverage strikes me as being a meal in itself.

Through my investigations, I’ve discovered that craft beer companies and local breweries tend to provide a larger selection of the darker brews, which is perfect for me. In honor of Minnesota's awesome selection of beer, today we're going to take a look at the some of the best breweries in the state. They are listed below.

- Surly Brewing (My current favorite)

- Beaver Island Brewing

- Lupulin Brewing

- Goat Ridge Brewing Company

- Summit Brewing Company

- 10K Brewing

- Jack Pine Brewery

- Bad Habit Brewing Company

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