Craft breweries are extremely popular right now and it doesn't appear they'll be going anywhere. Which I'm very happy about because I love breweries! There are so many breweries just right here in southeast Minnesota, 22 within just an hour of Rochester, Minnesota.

I'm a big beer fan (maybe even a beer snob) and breweries are my kind of place. I love the vibe, the people, and obviously the beer. Actually, I've joked with my husband about wanting to open our own brewery someday because it seems so fun, plus my husband has his own beer-making set up at our place (and his beers are good!) so he already has brewing experience under his belt.

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While my dream to open a brewery might be super far down the road, there are already plenty of great breweries all within an hour of Rochester that we can hang out at! 22 in total and counting. A Wisconsin brewery, Hop and Barrel, is working on opening a second location in Spring Valley later this year.

Which southeast Minnesota brewery is your favorite? Chat with me on our free app! Also, after looking at all of the breweries nearby, if you keep scrolling you can take a look at the best small town bars in southern Minnesota.

Delicious Beers Await at These 22 Breweries Within an Hour of Rochester

Craft breweries are incredibly popular right now and it doesn't seem like they'll be going anywhere. Right here in southeast Minnesota, there are 22 breweries all within an hour for Rochester and more are being added!

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