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On Tap in the Twin Cities - February Edition

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by DBijnagte, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. MNBeer1017

    MNBeer1017 Advocate (590) Minnesota Mar 27, 2013 Verified

    Red cow

    Darkness, bcbs, rum king, hopslam, sucks, abrasive, lolita, ten fidy, surly black ipa viking or whatever
     
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  2. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Champion (865) Minnesota Dec 7, 2007 Verified

    Bricks pub just posted they have BCBS, Lolita, Matilda Lambicus and Pere Jacques...while they last.
     
  3. McRyan

    McRyan Savant (265) Minnesota Jul 25, 2012

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  4. maximum12

    maximum12 Champion (860) Minnesota Jan 21, 2008 Verified

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  5. McRyan

    McRyan Savant (265) Minnesota Jul 25, 2012

    Rum King 2.0!
     
  6. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,165) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Verified

    was there on Tuesday great food service and the brews were great had 2 BCBS and A Rum king
     
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  7. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Advocate (540) Minnesota Jun 24, 2013 Verified

    Anyone know what the "secret rare keg " will be at the Uptown Tavern event. I literally live 2 blocks away, but walking and or calling seems like a lot of work on this snow day.
     
  8. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Advocate (540) Minnesota Jun 24, 2013 Verified

    Special founders is BoilerMaker. English pale ale aged in bourbon barrels
     
  9. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Champion (865) Minnesota Dec 7, 2007 Verified

    I hope that's just a diversion tactic...
     
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  10. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Advocate (540) Minnesota Jun 24, 2013 Verified

    Yeah... Didn't go, A little underwhelming
     
  11. McRyan

    McRyan Savant (265) Minnesota Jul 25, 2012

    Did anyone have "The Wild Rum King" it was on nitro at the TR. The nitro made the mouth feel a lot thinner than normal RK. I have have never had a barrel aged beer on nitro, definitely made for an interesting brew. The double barrel affect led me to only taste the Wild Turkey barrel as well..
     
  12. Dave2234

    Dave2234 Savant (340) Minnesota Aug 20, 2013 Verified

    Of the stouts, Rum King and BCBS are blown. Darkness still on as of early this evening.
     
  13. SipIt

    SipIt Savant (275) Minnesota Jul 18, 2013

    Went there for dinner on Friday night. First time I was quite happy to hear it would be an hour wait before being seated. Drank the $hit out of Rum King, Darkness and bcbs.
     
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  14. DrZeus10

    DrZeus10 Savant (340) Minnesota Jun 1, 2013 Verified

    Bummed I missed this. Any other BCBS sightings lately? I had it as part of a flight at Republic Calhoun and it seems really thin, almost watered down which didn't seem right to me so I'd like to give it another shot somewhere else.
     
  15. will1256

    will1256 Savant (435) Minnesota Dec 4, 2010 Verified

    Nova just posted that BA Silhouette is available for growler fills, a damn good deal at $25.99!
     
  16. SipIt

    SipIt Savant (275) Minnesota Jul 18, 2013

    Man, I wish they had it available in growlers last Tuesday when I was drinking it at the bar. I love this stuff.
     
  17. XmnwildX12

    XmnwildX12 Poobah (1,365) Minnesota Nov 12, 2010 Verified

    When's the tasting? :D
     
  18. opwog

    opwog Advocate (640) Minnesota Jun 16, 2008 Verified

    Although it would suck if this was the case, but do you think that it is possible that you received an incorrect pour? "Really thin" is definitely not words I would use to describe it.
     
  19. DrZeus10

    DrZeus10 Savant (340) Minnesota Jun 1, 2013 Verified

    Very possible. It was written down on my ticket as BCBS, but I'm sure that is easy to overlook or repour a duplicate.
     
  20. will1256

    will1256 Savant (435) Minnesota Dec 4, 2010 Verified

    Unfortunately, I'm out of town til tomorrow night or I'd grab one!
     
  21. MNPikey

    MNPikey Advocate (625) Minnesota Feb 27, 2011 Verified Subscriber

    Surly is the MN equivalent of New Glarus.
     
  22. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,165) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Verified

    yeah i was there tuesday and friday had plenty of the 3 you mention nice pours and great food
     
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  23. opwog

    opwog Advocate (640) Minnesota Jun 16, 2008 Verified

    I just thought of one other thing. Most places pour this way too cold. Beers like this always feel thinner when that cold. If you got it really cold and drank it right away, that could make the difference. If you are still looking for it, it is on at Republic Calhoun Square.
     
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  24. Seefeldt

    Seefeldt Savant (365) Minnesota May 15, 2008

    I'm wondering if it way maybe Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Stout. I couldn't believe how thin that was.
     
  25. Not tap but Zipp's has Bourbon County Brand Barleywine for $20.xx after tax. Still about a case left...GO!
     
  26. herman77

    herman77 Advocate (570) Minnesota Jan 24, 2010 Verified

    That's where he had it...o_O
     
  27. opwog

    opwog Advocate (640) Minnesota Jun 16, 2008 Verified

    Doh!

    Also in this neighborhood, Uptown Tavern has a great Founder's selection, with 2012 Curmudgeon being the highlight for me. Also 2012 Imperial Stout and Boilermaker (yikes).
     
  28. KarlHungus

    KarlHungus Champion (870) Minnesota Feb 19, 2005 Verified

    The Blue Door Pub St Paul has Rum King on right now.
     
  29. mothman

    mothman Poobah (1,030) United Kingdom (Wales) Jun 21, 2007 Verified

    Hoping boilermaker lasts a few more days. I'd like to try it.
     
  30. FYI this was completely kicked at 4pm yesterday.
     
  31. opwog

    opwog Advocate (640) Minnesota Jun 16, 2008 Verified

    Hammerheart's Olaf The Stout is on at the Hopkins Pizza Luce. First time that I have seen any Hammerheart in this area. Also, they are selling it as the BB aged version, but it obviously isn't.

    And in other Hopkins news... Lindee's has made the leap of faith to put on Surly Furious!
     
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  32. DBijnagte

    DBijnagte Savant (295) Minnesota Dec 7, 2012 Verified

    regular is oak aged I think, they may be confused.
     
  33. KarlHungus

    KarlHungus Champion (870) Minnesota Feb 19, 2005 Verified

    Harriet has SOUR barrel aged versions of Dark Abbey and their saison on right now at the tap room. I haven't had the saison yet, but the Sour Dark Abbey is quite yummy. It reminds me of Rodenbach Grand Cru, but with a little more dark malt in the background.
     
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  34. DrZeus10

    DrZeus10 Savant (340) Minnesota Jun 1, 2013 Verified

    I happened upon BCBS at Tavern 4&5 in Eden Prairie. WAY different (Better) than the pour I posted about earlier from Republic.
     
  35. Mplsmetro57

    Mplsmetro57 Savant (405) Minnesota Jan 30, 2013 Verified

    Lyndale Tap House's Hopocalypse DIPA takeover is tomorrow, February 28, starting at noon. Hopslam, Sucks, Item 9, Hop Craic, Hop Henge, GF Double Columbus, and Ruination all go on.
     
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  36. Just tapped Surly Blakkr Imperial Black Ale 9.9% ABV BA Score=90

    Oskar Blues tap take over on Tuesday, Will have some great collaborations from their taproom...more to come
     
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  37. Fulton Expat release at Smack Shack on Tuesday March 4th at 5pm.
     
  38. opwog

    opwog Advocate (640) Minnesota Jun 16, 2008 Verified

    Please do tell when you have that OB line up.
     
  39. JMN44

    JMN44 Aficionado (200) Minnesota Sep 19, 2013

    The OB tap take over at Red Cow is Tuesday March 4th beginning at 3:00.
     
  40. opwog

    opwog Advocate (640) Minnesota Jun 16, 2008 Verified

    The when and where, I got. I am really interested in what is behind this curtain: "Will have some great collaborations from their taproom...more to come." The only collaboration that I have heard of from OB was a barleywine with Brew Dog, but I thought that was brewed over at Brew Dog and not at Oskar Blues. This is that beer: http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/16315/104955/

    I would love to get my hands on that.