With so much Minnesota-made craft beer out there today, it’s no wonder the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild (MCBG) sets aside 10,000 minutes each year to celebrate it.
10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer begins today, Monday, May 9 and runs through Sunday, May 15, with more than 175 special events and tappings taking place throughout the week (check back for daily rundowns of the events on growlermag.com).
With “10,000 Minutes” this week, more than 100 breweries in the state (and counting), and the knowledge that beer and math make such a perfect pairing (wait, what?), we thought we’d take a look at Minnesota craft beer by the numbers.
5: The number of gallons of craft beer the average 21+ adult consumes in Minnesota per year (11th highest in the nation)
6: The number of beers that have been released in Indeed’s Wooden Soul series
12: The number of barrel-aged beers Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery released for their 2016 Barrel Aged Week
59: The percentage of Minnesota bars/restaurants that serve Summit
70: The number of craft breweries that have opened since 2011
104: The number of draft lines that Republic Seven Corners dedicates to craft beer
105: The number of craft breweries operating in Minnesota at the end of 2015 (16th in the nation)
155: The number of years that Schell’s has been brewing beer in New Ulm
250: The number of barrels of Peanut Butter Porter brewed by Dangerous Man in 2015
— DangerousMan (@DangerousMan7) April 5, 2016