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Out of the 10,000 breweries in the US, there are 30 being called the best of the best. There's only ONE Minnesota brewery that made the top 30. In fact, it's only one of two in the entire Midwest.

Earlier this week, we celebrated a Rochester brewery for receiving the title of best beer in Minnesota. Today, we praise them for being named one of the best in the country!

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This is huge!

In case you missed it, VinePair published an article on America's favorite beers and they say Forager's Nillerzzzzz is the highest-rated in Minnesota... for the third consecutive year. Click here to see a beer map naming the best in each state. 

That's just the icing on the cake. They're back with another article and this time calling Forager one of the best in the country!

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How did they decide? According to their website, they consulted publicans, beverage directors, and buyers from some of the country’s top beer pubs. Here's what they had to say about Forager:

“Austin Jevne and the entire Forager crew are not only some of the best beer makers in the U.S., they are also some of the nicest people. Obviously they are known for massive imperial stouts. But that is not the only style they excel in. Lagers, IPAs, wild ales, and even fruited sours, it’s all awesome. They also seem to be a favorite among all the great guests at Peders, as they of course should be. Not all hop juice, not all BA stouts, not all funky wild ales. Pretty much all of the above.”

—Jonas Kobberø, owner, Peders Craft Beer, Copenhagen

Way to go, Forager!! I'm one of your many local fans.

The other Midwest brewery in the top 30 is Gezellig Brewing Company out of Newton, Iowa. To see what other breweries made the list, click here. 

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Gallery Credit: Carly Ross


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