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Which Twin Cities stadium has the best craft beer selection?

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Yesterday, U.S. Bank Stadium, the yet-to-be-minted home of the Minnesota Vikings, announced its craft beer menu — a program of local suds to compete with the four other largest sports arenas in the Twin Cities.

While the folks at the stadium and partner Aramark were quick to pat themselves on the back for their collaboration with the Northeast Brewers and Distillers Association, there's still a question of how much the MillerCoors-funded field will allow local craft brewers to move in on their — excuse the pun — turf.

The Twin Cities are blessed with both a glut of good breweries and a glut of big-ass stadiums. More than any other metro in the United States. Being able to get a decent microbrew is a way of life at these houses of hedonism.

Here's how U.S. Bank measures up to the Target Center, Target Field, the Xcel Energy Center, and TCF Bank Stadium when it comes to craft beer. Note that the lineups below are based solely on the venue's listed concessions online.

U.S. Bank Stadium

56 Brewing

612 Brew

Bauhaus Brew Labs

Fair State Co-op

Finnegans

Fulton Beer

Insight Brewery

Lake Monster Brewing

Lift Bridge Brewing

NorthGate Brewing

Sociable Cider Werks

Summit Brewing

Surly Brewing

Target Center

August Schell Brewing

Finnegans

Fulton Beer

Indeed Brewing

Lift Bridge Brewing

Summit Brewing

Surly Brewing

Third Street Brewhouse

Target Field

August Schell Brewing

Bauhaus Brew Labs

Finnegans

Fulton Beer

Indeed Brewing

Lift Bridge Brewing

Summit Brewing

Surly Brewing

TCF Bank Stadium

August Schell Brewing

Summit Brewing

Xcel Energy Center

August Schell Brewing

Summit Brewing

Surly Brewing

At a quick glance, U.S. Bank's selection far outshines the competition by sheer numbers alone. With 13 local breweries represented (14 if you assume they'll have Grain Belt, which is a safe assumption), they embarrass TCF Bank and Xcel, which only stick to the most basic of offerings. But even the Targets, which both have formidable menus in the professional sports world, look inadequate next to U.S. Bank's Nordeast-curated list.

The influence of the NBDA is obvious in the selections of 56, 612, Fair State, Insight, NorthGate, and Sociable — all of whom call NE their home — but St. Paul's Lake Monster also gets in on the action somehow. Overall, it's an extremely eclectic run of accessions, one that's nearly worth all the tax money it took to get the tap handles pouring.

Skol to that.