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Vote for Minnesota Beers

This was in my inbox this afternoon and I feel obligated to pass it on to all of you:



Zymurgy magazine is doing a poll for Best Beers in America! Let’s show them that MINNESOTA has some fine beers! Rank and select 20 from the list below, and send to:

or to

Jill Redding,
Brewers Association,
PO Box 1679,
Boulder, CO 80306-1679.

Here’s the list:


__Backwater Brewing
__Bandana St. Peter Red
__Bandana Hop Harvest Pale Ale
__Bandana Eagle Lake Pale Ale
__Bandana Weizenbock
__Bandana Mankato Gold
__Bandana Rapidan Brown
__Bandana Preston Wee Heavy
__Bandana Doppelbock
__Barley John’s Winter Ale
__Barley John’s Altbier
__Barley John’s Little Barley Bitter
__Barley John’s Stockyard IPA
__Barley John’s Wild Brunette
__Barley John’s Old Eight Porter
__Barley John’s Dark Knight
__Finnegan’s Irish Amber
__Fitger’s Brewhouse Lighthouse Golden
__Fitger’s Brewhouse Witchtree ESB
__Fitger’s Brewhouse Big Boat Oatmeal Stout
__Fitger’s Brewhouse El Nino Double-Hopped IPA
__Fitger’s Brewhouse Starfire Pale Ale
__Fitger’s Brewhouse Edmund Imperial Stout
__Fitger’s Brewhouse 1100 Wheatwine
__Fitger’s Brewhouse Ole Redbeard Barleywine
__Fitger’s Brewhouse El Diablo Belgian Golden
__Fitger’s Brewhouse Jodocus Weizenbock
__Fitger’s Brewhouse Gandvik Maple Porter
__Fitger’s Brewhouse Dr Spock Eisbock
__Granite City Broadaxe Stout
__Granite City Duke of Wellington
__Granite City Brother Benedict’s Maibock
__Granite City Northern Light Lager
__Great Waters House Ale
__Great Waters Winter Carnival Ale
__Great Waters Pot Hole Porter
__Great Waters Slapshot IPA
__Great Waters Black Watch Oak Stout
__Green Mill
__Herkimer Handy’s Lager
__Herkimer Daily Pils
__Herkimer Oktoberfest
__Herkimer Red Flyer Marzen
__Herkimer Tooler’s Weiss
__Herkimer High Point Dunkel
__Lake Superior Special Ale
__Lake Superior Kayak Kolsch
__Lake Superior Oatmeal Stout
__Lake Superior Mesabi Red
__Lake Superior Split Rock Bock
__Lake Superior Windward Wheat
__Lake Superior St. Louis Bay IPA
__Lake Superior Old Man Winter Warmer
__Lake Superior 7 Bridges Brown
__Lake Superior Oktoberfest
__Mantorville Stagecoach Ale
__Mantorville Smoked Porter
__O’Gara’s ESB
__O’Gara’s Sligo Red
__O’Gara’s Cork Brown Ale
__O’Gara’s Light Amber Ale
__O’Gara’s Sassy Sandy Belgian Wheat
__O’Gara’s Premium Lite
__O’Hara’s Quarry Rock Red
__O’Hara’s Golden Honey Wheat
__O’Hara’s Pantown Pale Ale
__O’Hara’s Sid’s Irish Stout
__Rock Bottom North Star Premium Lager
__Rock Bottom Itasca Extra Pale Ale
__Rock Bottom Erik the Red
__Rock Bottom Bighorn Nut Brown Ale
__Rock Bottom Stillwater Stout
__Schell’s Firebrick
__Schell’s Pilsner
__Schell’s Pale Ale
__Schell’s Caramel Bock
__Schell’s Doppel Bock
__Schell’s Maifest
__Schell’s Hefeweizen
__Schell’s Zommerfest
__Schell’s Octoberfest
__Schell’s Snowstorm
__Schell’s Schmalz’s Alt
__Schell’s Original
__Schell’s Light
__Schell’s Dark
__Summit Extra Pale Ale
__Summit Great Northern Porter
__Summit Amber
__Summit India Pale Ale
__Summit Grand Pilsner
__Summit Winter Ale
__Summit Maibock
__Summit Hefeweizen
__Surly Bender
__Surly Furious
__Town Hall Bright Spot Golden Ale
__Town Hall West Bank Pub Ale
__Town Hall Masala Mama India Pale Ale
__Town Hall Black H2O Oatmeal Stout
__Town Hall Hope & King Scotch Ale
__Union Station