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Best New Brewery

Barrel Theory

Barrel Theory’s rookie season is Wilt Chamberlain in ’60. Teemu Selänne in ’93. Ichiro Suzuki in ’01. After only one year in business, the St. Paul brewery owns four of the top 50 rated Minnesota beers on Beer Advocate, most notably the double dry-hopped version of their New England IPA, Rain Drops, which has become a must-try for beer tourists. But because founders Brett Splinter, Timmy Johnson, and Todd Tibesar believe in a consistent, balanced approach to greatness, Barrel Theory also boasts the best Berliner weisses in the state (such as Purple Lamborghini and Key Sublime) as well as an impressive run of stouts (including Maple Barrel Aged Threat Level Midnight, which was awarded Best Beer at this year’s Winterfest).

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