|Porch drinking is a sacred ritual, and these 10 local beers deserve a spot at the altar|
There is something almost religious about the shared revelry of good beer and spring weather. Now that the thaw is well upon us, Minnesota beer lovers can officially move their drinking outdoors and begin the sacred ritual of porch drinking.
Spring in Minnesota is notoriously finicky. Sixty and sunny turns into three inches of snow overnight. Luckily, the 72 breweries and brewpubs of the North Star State churn out a bevy of light, easy-drinkin' brews for the days when the deck is habitable. The problem is regional suds come in a wide swath of styles -- everything from floral wheat beers to crisp pilsners -- and that makes choosing the right drink for the day difficult.
Every minute spent debating at the liquor store is a minute of spring dalliance that you're missing, so in an effort to cut down the decision time, the Hot Dish has surveyed the finest porch-friendly beers made within the state lines.
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