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Stillwater , MN

Population: 18,677
Lift Bridge Brewery

Directly across the St. Croix River from the state of Wisconsin is Stillwater, Minn., a picturesque community that is part of the Twin Cities Metro Area. Stillwater is a tourism destination thanks to antique stores, its riverfront, independent restaurants and historic sites, and the local brewery industry continues to grow. Often-visited establishments are Maple Island Brewing and Lift Bridge Brewing Co., which offers a highly-rated Lift Bridge Irish Coffee Stout.