Minnesota breweries: a breakdown
Copper kettle at New Glarus brewery. mindfrieze/Flickr
According to the Brewers Association, Minnesota has 22 breweries. This seemed like kind of a high number, so we did a little digging. Turns out, brewpubs count as breweries (guess that makes sense?) and they make up more than half of our 22, so there you go. The list also apparently counts all Granite City brewpubs separately, and there are five of those in the state. I'm not trying to dis on Minnesota's proud beer heritage but I'll just leave it to you if you want to check on the competition. I won't mention how many Wisconsin has. Hell, even Iowa beat us out. On a trying-to-be-positive note, Minnesota has three breweries currently in the works.