It’s almost game day, Minnesota! Top Ten Liquors stores are open 11-6 on Sunday, and this week we have some solid choices for your Big Game brewski. Whether you are heading to a party or kicking back and enjoying the game at home, these beers will provide excellent company.
Crankin’ Foamers | 4.5% ABV
If you’re looking for a beer that “tastes like beer”—as Minneapolis’s Fair State themselves aptly describe it—look no further than their absurdly poundable Crankin’ Foamers. Don’t be dissuaded by the lower-than-average ABV and corn lager style, this beauty is my new favorite easy-drinker. Brewed in collaboration with the fantastic Modern Times of San Diego, Crankin’ Foamers is sure to be a party pleaser, from your craft die-hards to your Coors and Mich Golden loyalists.
Local 755 | 6.8% ABV
Ahh, BlackStack. I don’t know if I could pick just one favorite brewery… but statistically, I drink the most from BlackStack for sure. In fact, I’m pretty sure I haven’t missed a single release from the hop-slinging St. Paul homies in at least a year (and they pump out quite a lot). BlackStack arguably makes the best NEIPAs in the Twin Cities, and their “foggy favorite,” Local 755, is the flagship. Loaded with Azacca, Amarillo, and everyone’s favorite Citra hops, this is everything you want in a hazy IPA: soft, juicy, and jam-packed with flavor.
-Reilly Patrick, Team Member Top Ten Liquors Saint Louis Park
21st Amendment Brew
Free! or Die Blood Orange IPA | 7% ABV
Hailing from the land of the Rams (California), 21st Amendment combines what everyone loves about IPAs and fruited beers into Brew Free! or Die. Clocking in at 70 IBUs, this is a hoppy brew sure to please IPA lovers with citrusy hops, orange peel and resin carrying through long after a sip. With that much personality and an ABV of 7%, it’s sure to make your Sunday Game Day more enjoyable no matter who you are cheering for, Rams partiality aside.
Remedy Brewing Company
Skolberry | 5.5% ABV
Remedy Brewing, from Sioux Falls, SD, has created a beer worthy of your game day traditions. It’s very light and crisp with a pale purple/ruby hue, nice clear blueberry notes on the finish, and an elevated, clean wheat body. Our neighbors to the West delivered a neat, slightly fruited beer celebrating our hometown team, brewed for the locals to watch on game day in their taproom. No Vikes in The Show this year, just a purple beer. But hey, maybe next year, ya know?
– Jack Fischer, Team Member Top Ten Liquors Roseville