Boy, it’s hard to keep up with all the accolades for Minnesota beer by local ‘zines, this one by Minnesota Monthly.
Question the conventional wisdom. That’s the gist of Flat Earth Brewing Co., the state’s latest microbrewery, whose name conveys the almost heretical boundary-pushing behind its array of fine beers. What’s a little St. Paul brewery doing cooking up fancy Belgian-style ales with traces of orange, plum, and pear? Or others with hints of chocolate and honey? Making beer that matters, of course. These are strong brews in every sense—the Bermuda Triangle Belgian Triple clocks in at 9 percent alcohol—for savoring, not slamming. Available at the Happy Gnome and Pizza Lucé in St. Paul; Acadia Café and Grumpy’s in Minneapolis; and other locations. www.flatearthbrewing.com