It has been a while since we have done a post for France 44, BeerPulse’s top pick for buying beer online. The shop is based in Minnesota so they are in a unique position to get beers from the Midwest and both coasts.
Some of you already know that you can buy Surly online from them. They currently have six different four-packs.
But how about those diamonds in the rough? Like the ciders from Domaine Dupont or a local brewery like Steel Toe? BeerPulse sifted through the entire selection of beers and ciders to pull out the top 25 offerings based on RateBeer.com ratings…
If you have want to view the full list of nearly 1,000 beers for yourself, here is Page 1.
UPDATED ON 8/30/12
|Rank||Top Beer||Buy beer from…||Ratebeer Score|
|25||Deschutes Hop in the Dark CDA||Deschutes||98/96|
|24||Goose Island Sofie||Goose Island||98/97|
|23||Nogne O Sunturnbrew||Nogne O||98/97|
|22||Southern Tier Gemini Imperial IPA||Southern Tier||99/96|
|21||Steel Toe Rainmaker Double Red Ale||Steel Toe||96/99|
|20||Crispin Stagger Lee Rye Cask Aged Cider||Crispin||96/99|
|18||Haandbryggeriet Norwegian Wood Smoked Ale||Haandbryggeriet"||97/99|
|17||North Coast Otsuchi Old Stock Ale||Crispin||99/97|
|16||Dieu du Ciel Rigor Mortis Abt/Quad||Dieu du Ciel||99/97|
|15||Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA||Weyerbacher||99/97|
|14||De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Imperial Stout||De Molen||100/97|
|13||Gouden Carolus Classic||Het Anker||99/98|
|12||Lagunitas Hop Stoopid||Lagunitas||100/98|
|11||Great Divide Yeti Oak Aged Espresso||Great Divide||100/98|
|10||Traquair Jacobite Ale||Traquair"||99/99|
|9||Olvisholt Lava Smoked Imperial Stout||Olvisholt"||99/99|
|8||Anchorage Galaxy White IPA||Anchorage||99/99|
|7||Mikkeller Beer Hop Breakfast||Mikkeller||99/100|
|6||Jolly Pumpkin Luciernaga The Firefly||Jolly Pumpkin||99/100|
|5||Domaine Dupont Cidre Reserve 2010 Harvest||Dupont||99/100|
|4||St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout||St Ambroise"||100/100|
|2||Bell's Two Hearted Ale||Bells||100/100|
Here is a link to the Shipping Policy and list of states to which France 44 can ship beer.
Fill up your cart and then click on “My Cart” in the upper right corner. On the next screen (order screen), punch in your zip code in the Destination Zip Code input field in the lower right part of the order screen and hit enter on the keyboard. It will then calculate your shipping (without having to sign up or enter a credit card).
The optimal order where shipping cost is most efficient is 24 beers (or 48 or multiples of 24 from there). If you order a 25th beer, they have to add a second box which is an extra charge.
No international shipping.
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A Quick Word:
I’ve said it before and I will say it again. As with all of the businesses I feature here, supporting them is a great way to support BeerPulse (in this case, while even getting yourself some beer in the process). Carin and the rest of the crew are big on delivering great service so give them a try if you haven’t already. Got questions about ordering? Ask for Carin when dialing 612.278.4416. Or send Carin an email at [email protected]