At last count, there were nearly 10,000 breweries up and running in the United States, which happens to be an all-time high.

I'm pretty sure that the vast majority of these craft brew establishments believe that on some level they are the best they can be.

But only a select few can actually lay claim to the fact that they've been singled out as the cream of the cop.

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A pair of Tri-State area brewers know the feeling.

Recently Vinepair consulted publicans, beverage directors, and buyers from some of the country’s top beer pubs to compile a list of the 30 Best Breweries in the Country Right Now.

One Iowa and one Minnesota establishment made the select cut.

Gezellig Brewing Co. - Newton IA
Gezellig Brewing Co./Facebook

In the Hawkeye State, Gezellig Brewing Company in Newton is in the Top 30.

This brewery first opened in 2019 and is 100 percent female-owned, by Pella residents Betsy Duffy and Mindi Vanden Bosch.

Gezellig, which is Dutch for 'that warm feeling you get with you are with your loved ones',

Gezellig is best known for Magic Carpet Ride, a dank, citrusy, and fruity double IPA, as well as their flagship beer, Liquid Hug, a lager that is consistently their best seller.

Forager Brewery - Rochester MN
Forager Brewery/Facebook

In the North Star State, Forager Brewery in Rochester is on the elite list.

It opened in April 2021 and has quickly developed a following for imperial stouts like Pudding Goggles, which features chocolate malt, coconut, and vanilla beans, as well as Sherpa's Survival Kit, with cocoa, baking chocolate, and nuts.

What sets Forager apart from a lot of other breweries is their on-site full kitchen which serves up apps, wood-fired pizzas, entrees, and desserts. They even have a cafe with coffee and tea and various breakfast items.

LOOK: Best Beers From Every State

To find the best beer in each state and Washington D.C., Stacker analyzed January 2020 data from BeerAdvocate, a website that gathers user scores for beer in real-time. BeerAdvocate makes its determinations by compiling consumer ratings for all 50 states and Washington D.C. and applying a weighted rank to each. The weighted rank pulls the beer toward the list's average based on the number of ratings it has and aims to allow lesser-known beers to increase in rank. Only beers with at least 10 rankings to be considered; we took it a step further to only include beers with at least 100 user rankings in our gallery. Keep reading to find out what the best beer is in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C.

Gallery Credit: Angela Underwood

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Best Bars in Sioux Falls

There is always something different to try when you visit a local Sioux Falls bar or brewery. There could be a specialty drink at one bar and a new beer recipe at the next. It's kind of like a smorgasbord of drinks to taste test. The only problem is deciding which bars are the best bars in Sioux Falls to explore with your family or friends?

This is a difficult decision just because there are so many great local options. Luckily, our friends at Yelp identified the top ten bars in Sioux Falls thanks to numerous reviews on each establishment.

The next time it's your turn to select a bar for a night out on the town, be sure to visit one of these ten bars highly reviewed by Yelp.

Gallery Credit: Christine Manika

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