I'd say Minnesota has made a name for itself in the brewing world. We have Summit, Schell's, and Surly, just to name a couple massive ones. There are tons and tons of breweries around Minnesota and I love going to check them out. One that I visited last summer is actually the northernmost brewery in the state. However, it's just barely not the northernmost in the entire country - well, in the lower 48.

I was on vacation in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan last week, and we visited a few breweries along the way. One of them said they're the northernmost brewery in Michigan and I suddenly realized that I had also been to the northernmost brewery in Minnesota!

The brewery is called Lake of the Woods Brewing Company. It's way up in Warroad, Minnesota, which is basically a stone's throw from Canada. It's a nice brewery with good beer so if you happen to be up in that area of Minnesota definitely go and check it out!

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I thought for sure Lake of the Woods Brewing would take the cake for the northernmost in the lower 48 states. I mean the little piece of Minnesota that sticks into Canada makes us the furthest north state in the lower 48. But no. Washington had to swoop in and just barely take the spot for the northern-most brewery in the lower 48.

It's called Pastime Brewery in Oroville, WA and I couldn't tell which was further north by just looking at the map so I actually checked the latitude of both. Yep, I went there.

So Lake of the Woods Brewing Company's latitude is 48.90450.

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And Pastime Brewery's latitude is...

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It sounds so nerdy but seriously, I can't believe we were off by 0.03 degrees!

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