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On Tap in the Twin Cities - March edition

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by MCImes, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. MCImes

    MCImes Savant (395) Connecticut Dec 31, 2010

    ...new month, more beer...Good times!
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2014
  2. HoudiniRN

    HoudiniRN Savant (360) Minnesota Feb 28, 2014 Beer Trader

    Looking forward to some KBS this month!

    If anyone sees anymore BCBS on tap around the area (besides AV) please let me know!
    Also if anything good in the Rochester area would be appreciated...
  3. Seefeldt

    Seefeldt Savant (375) Minnesota May 15, 2008

    According to their website Butcher and the Boar has BCBS
  4. McRyan

    McRyan Savant (265) Minnesota Jul 25, 2012

    Anyone going to Hudson today to go to Pitchfork for Vanilla Rose Imperial Bourbon Porter?

    Vanilla Rose Imperial Bourbon Porter
    A small batch porter brewed with whole vanilla beans, local honey, and aged in a Four Roses bourbon barrel, this beer will be available in limited quantities this week. It will be sold in the tap room in 10 oz. pours for $5 starting Wednesday 2/26 and will be available in 22 oz. bottles for $8 on Saturday, 3/1.
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  5. Nico's Tacos and Tequila in Uptown has very affordable pints of Central Waters BB Stout.
  6. terabin

    terabin Aficionado (190) Oregon Oct 9, 2009

    Not only affordable @ nico's: ridiculously cheap. $4 pints of cw bb stout during brunch (until 3) today.
  7. McRyan

    McRyan Savant (265) Minnesota Jul 25, 2012

    But then you will be at Nico's and in Uptown.
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  8. doner24

    doner24 Savant (280) Minnesota Apr 16, 2013 Beer Trader

    Republic in Uptown had BCBS on tap yesterday and let me include it in the 4 for $12 sampler.
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  9. opwog

    opwog Advocate (665) Minnesota Jun 16, 2008

    I just saw that Red Cow/Oskar Blues event for tomorrow, being promoted with a segment on the Fox 9 morning show. The chef was on talking about the special burger that they are doing for this event and then discussed the Oskar Blues launch. That burger looks awesome!
  10. Took a trip to visit Pitchfork on Sunday. They were already sold out of the Vanilla Rose Imperial Bourbon Porter bottles (staff said they went in 45 min). Luckily they still had some on tap. It was fantastic!
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  11. opwog

    opwog Advocate (665) Minnesota Jun 16, 2008

    I noticed that it was also discounted at happy hour when I was there, but I don't recall exactly what the pricing was, but I remember thinking that it was about the best deal that I had seen given the price to pour size.
  12. Cyclone8

    Cyclone8 Advocate (510) Minnesota Oct 19, 2011 Beer Trader

    Has anyone tried this? Is it as good as it sounds?
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  13. McRyan

    McRyan Savant (265) Minnesota Jul 25, 2012

  14. Bunuelian

    Bunuelian Advocate (645) Minnesota Mar 22, 2013 Beer Trader

    I didn't make it in time for bottles on Saturday but I did try it on tap and liked it quite a lot. Lower barrel presence and lover abv than most bourbon barreled stuff coming out lately but it worked for me with the subtle vanilla flavor especially as it warmed up. Very good beer. I had a great conversation with the head brewer, Mike, as well. It sounds like they've secured another Four Roses barrel so we'll be seeing this one again in the future and they're considering reusing barrels for other beers, too.
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  15. SuperFriends

    SuperFriends Aficionado (180) Wisconsin Mar 14, 2011 Beer Trader

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  16. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Champion (875) Minnesota Dec 7, 2007 Beer Trader

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  17. KarlHungus

    KarlHungus Champion (930) Minnesota Feb 19, 2005 Beer Trader

    Sour Barrel Aged Luv Jus just went on tap at the Harriet Taproom. For all those waiting for a Minnesota brewery to start rocking sours you need not wait any longer. I think I can accurately describe Harriet's sours as on par with those of Jolly Pumpkin.
  18. opwog

    opwog Advocate (665) Minnesota Jun 16, 2008

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  19. BierVogel

    BierVogel Savant (345) Minnesota Oct 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    RePUBlic has BCBS on the menu like it ain't no thang. If it's on the menu, I can't imagine it's going anywhere anytime soon, so they must have a stash of kegs of the stuff.
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  20. MCImes

    MCImes Savant (395) Connecticut Dec 31, 2010

    Im not a huge fan of the BB IPA's ive had in the past, but the OB Breckenridge Gubna ROCKS. Glad I got to try it last night. I suggest you all go get some if you can (although its $9 for 10oz).

    Also, another thought I realized last night at red cow:
    Summit rebellion stout is almost the same as Ten Fidy to me, but I like Rebellion a little more. I've decided that the malt in Fidy is roasted slightly darker than I prefer. Still extra tasty, but I like it more as it ages. I had a can of 11' a couple weeks ago and it was delicious. 2 different beers I know, but after having Fidy and Rebellion back to back, they were surprisingly close to me.
  21. will1256

    will1256 Advocate (505) Minnesota Dec 4, 2010 Beer Trader

    As of last night, Rum King and Sweet Repute both still on at the Gnome. Rum King was $8/10oz, a surprisingly good deal by Gnome standards, but Sweet Repute was $12/10 oz.
  22. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Champion (875) Minnesota Dec 7, 2007 Beer Trader

    3 Squares is tapping Blakkr tonight at 5.
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  23. solace

    solace Aficionado (110) Minnesota Aug 23, 2007

    really solid Fulton tap lineup at the Butcher & The Boar 2nd b-day party on Sunday, March 16th:



    • Lonely Blonde
    • The Ringer
    • The Expat- Rye Saison, spring seasonal
    • The Libertine
    • Sweet Child of Vine
    • Worthy Adversary- randallized with oak chips, vanilla bean and cacao nibs.
    • Patience
    • War & Peace
    • 3711 Rue Bourbon- aged in a Buffalo Trace Bourbon barrel (only 1 barrel made)
    • Imperial Golden Farmhouse- newest garage series sneak preview (not released to public till April)
    • annnnnnd last but not least- Fulton Citrus Ginger Ale cocktails made with B&TB Knob Creek Single Barrel
  24. Mplsmetro57

    Mplsmetro57 Savant (415) Minnesota Jan 30, 2013 Beer Trader

    Great Divide tap invasion tonight @ Republic Uptown @ 6 pm. Grand Cru, Oak Aged Yeti, Lasso IPA, and Old Ruffian.
  25. opwog

    opwog Advocate (665) Minnesota Jun 16, 2008

    Just curious; who's randall? Does B&B have one or does Fulton have one that they are bringing?
  26. SudsSavant

    SudsSavant Savant (335) Minnesota Jan 9, 2007 Beer Trader

    FYI: Red Cow still has all but one of their special Oskar Blues kegs release still on tap as of late Thursday. Apologies, I don't remember which keg was out, maybe @ShannonRedCow can fill in the details?

    They blew through their keg of Blakkr already though.
  27. McRyan

    McRyan Savant (265) Minnesota Jul 25, 2012

    What's still on at Mackenzie's?
  28. Tonight 5pm Destihl beers on tap at Stub and Herbs, Tenebrous black rye IPA, Vertex IPA, 120 Schilling Scotch Ale
  29. theCoder

    theCoder Savant (400) Minnesota Oct 24, 2011 Beer Trader

    I love the one I've seen Fulton use at beer fests (not sure if they upgraded but they said it worked great and I agree it did) and I will be getting the same one once I get my keg system setup. A whole house water filter system minus the filter :)
  30. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Champion (875) Minnesota Dec 7, 2007 Beer Trader

    You should really just...

    Not gonna say it...lol
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  31. Cyclone8

    Cyclone8 Advocate (510) Minnesota Oct 19, 2011 Beer Trader

    Yes, I'm a teacher. Forgive me, but this made me chuckle. I really thought you were confused and were asking who this Randall guy is. [Who's (who is) Randall? Randall is a great guy and a lousy poker player.]

    Then I realized you meant, "Whose (possessive) randall is it?"

    Back to class, students:)
  32. SipIt

    SipIt Savant (300) Minnesota Jul 18, 2013 Beer Trader

    Haha, I didn't realize what he was asking either until this post.
  33. opwog

    opwog Advocate (665) Minnesota Jun 16, 2008

    I am laughing so hard after rereading that sentence the way that I wrote it. I definitely know "what" a randall is, I just didn't know which party had one. I can't even put that one on auto correct. That was all me.
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  34. Hopslam firkin at Grumpys NE today at 4pm.
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  35. igor

    igor Aficionado (240) Minnesota Nov 7, 2009

    This sounds great!

    @DangerousMan7: Hey all you #hopheads out there, we are tapping our Batch 100 Triple IPA today at 3pm. 12.4% ABV and 160 IBUs! Stop by and give it a try!
  36. igor

    igor Aficionado (240) Minnesota Nov 7, 2009

    One update!

    @DangerousMan7: Not 160 IBU rather 138. Come smash some #almostbalanced
  37. Douggo

    Douggo Savant (330) Minnesota Oct 24, 2009

    Well, forget it, then.
  38. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,285) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Beer Trader

    Tea Bagged cask of Furious At Grumpys Downtown tapped at noon
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  39. hoeg0015

    hoeg0015 Savant (350) Minnesota Jul 15, 2008

    Nothing spectacular, but a $7 flight of Abrasive, Myrcenary, Hopslam, and Hot Box was well worth it at The Lowry for me this afternoon. No restrictions on flights, though each of those was $7 or above for 10 oz on its own. Tender also gave me a free Summit Unchained glass for good measure.
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  40. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Champion (875) Minnesota Dec 7, 2007 Beer Trader

    Thanks for the grammar lesson teach...
    I can't wait for the next lesson; it's been a while since your last one. :rolleyes: