Five favorite Minnesota beers
Think globally, drink locally, right? Minnesota's recent craft brew revolution has given us tons of options.
New brews: five local beers we love.
Here are five of our favorite Minnesota beers that have found their way to local taps in the past few years:
5. Lift Bridge Farm Girl
During the summer months, we like to drink a Belgian saison, and Lift Bridge's Farm Girl is especially good at bringing depth of flavor (hints of fruit and spice) to a light, easy-sipping beer. Watch yourself, though, as this innocuous-seeming brew isn't really a post-lawn-mowing thirst-quencher--it packs a substantial 6% alcohol punch.
Seasonal variants include the lemongrass-infused Kimono Girl and the Indian-influenced, cinnamon-y Chai Girl.
4. Brau Brothers Moo Joos
Consider Moo Juice an upgrade of Brau's original Cream Stout: a smooth, dark brew rich with flavors of chocolate, coffee, and malt. As any good oatmeal milk stout should be, Moo Juice has a slight sweetness and pleasant, creamy mouthfeel.
3. Flat Earth Belgian Style Pale Ale
Our favorite Flat Earth is the seasonal-only funky, sour beer, Rode Haring Flanders Ale, but if we're limiting our picks to year-rounders, the Belgian Style Pale Ale also deserves a shout-out. It starts out slightly sweet and fruity, while just enough hops give it a crisp, slightly bitter finish. The seasonal, apricot-infused version is even tastier.