Would you attempt a jalapeño cream ale? Perhaps a fairy floss milkshake IPA? If your response is yes, you must head to Minnesota. The North Star State has a growing craft beer market. However that wasn’t constantly the case.

Recently, craft beer wasn’t almost as extensively readily available in the U.S. as it is today. In Between 2002 and 2007, work at breweries throughout the nation decreased as big corporations like Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors combined. In 2012, these 2 business managed almost 90 percent of beer production in the nation.

However in between 2008 and 2016, the variety of brewery facilities– a number of them small companies sextupled The variety of brewery employees grew by 120 percent In the very same duration, deliveries from the 5 significant makers (Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors, Heineken, Pabst and Diageo) fell by 14 percent.

Minnesota was no exception to the pattern. In 2011, the state was house to 35 craft breweries Today there are more than 170 breweries running in the state. Those breweries drain almost 650,000 barrels of beer a year.

At the Minnesota State Fair, regional breweries flaunt their traditional brews along with their more speculative ones, which include a goofy range of tastes, consisting of dreamsicle, elderflower, lavender, dragon fruit, push pop, pumpkin seed, cake, chocolate chip cookie, dill pickle, funnel cake, maple bacon and s’mores.

Will not you attempt a few of them with us? We take a seat and drink at the Minnesota State Fair to talk and taste with the state’s craft beer experts.

Produced by Avery Kleinman.