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On tap in the Twin Cities Metro - July Edition

Discussion in 'US - Midwest' started by mothman, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. Djsaturn1

    Djsaturn1 Savant (390) Minnesota Dec 12, 2012

    Not that special but galactica on at sweeneys and it is delicious
     
  2. Sounds like it is not for everyone but I still think I will have to head over and try it. We need more sours/wilds to be made by MN brewers!
     
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  3. Stone RuinTen just tapped at New Bohemia
     
  4. MNBeerGeek

    MNBeerGeek Advocate (510) Minnesota Jun 25, 2013

    Just had some Urine Trouble and Cacao Bender at Surly. Both damn delicious and highly recommended.
     
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  5. PieOhMy

    PieOhMy Advocate (505) Minnesota Feb 23, 2013

    What does RuinTen have going for it in comparison to Enjoy By? Just curious because I drank the shit out of Enjoy By when it was here but I'm just not that jacked about RuinTen, for some reason. It's way down my list of current seasonals that I want to try. Help me out here.
     
  6. MCImes

    MCImes Savant (360) Minnesota Dec 31, 2010

    I had some Urine Trouble and have to say is awesome. We need more Brett IPA's. It adds some very complimentary flavors to their hops. Another home run for Surly. I asked and they said they would have it on for a week or 2, so thats good news.
     
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  7. runfoodrun

    runfoodrun Savant (325) Minnesota Jun 18, 2008

    Had some Urine Trouble today as well, wonderful and unique.
     
  8. opwog

    opwog Advocate (580) Minnesota Jun 16, 2008

    I am sure that whoever named the beer is loving the idea of how all of this sounds.
     
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  9. Muddy Waters just tapped a Seviin.
     
  10. Mplsmetro57

    Mplsmetro57 Savant (320) Minnesota Jan 30, 2013

    Stub & Herb's just tapped SeVIIn.
     
  11. opwog

    opwog Advocate (580) Minnesota Jun 16, 2008

    First I have seen it, although I am sure that it is/will be popping up around, but had a glass of the Lips Of Faith Paardebloem tonight at Bryant Lake Bowl. Personally, I think that is far better than the 80 that it is getting as the overall rating so far on here.
     
  12. Sofie Paradisi at New Bohemia Tuesday at 6:30. That follows $0.10 beers from Goose Island at 5:00 until 5:30.
     
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  13. MNBeerGeek

    MNBeerGeek Advocate (510) Minnesota Jun 25, 2013

    Anyone know if Muddy Waters still has XXV? Wasn't able to make it last night but was hoping to tonight.
     
  14. Yep
     
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  15. Jack shit on tap in Roch...in case anyone's wondering:)
     
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  16. grantcty

    grantcty Aficionado (235) Minnesota Feb 17, 2008

    Is that barrel aged?
     
  17. Chaz

    Chaz Champion (840) Minnesota Feb 3, 2002

    Hey now! It's only six days since their last update -- not too shabby :p
    http://taphousemn.com/beers-on-tap/
     
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  18. Mplsmetro57

    Mplsmetro57 Savant (320) Minnesota Jan 30, 2013

    RuinTen tapping @ Red Cow @ 5 pm today. Devil Dancer (with dinner combo) on at 5 pm today @ Pizzeria Lola.
     
  19. Mplsmetro57

    Mplsmetro57 Savant (320) Minnesota Jan 30, 2013

    Devil Dancer and Rubaeus tapped @ 5 pm today @ Butcher and the Boar.
     
  20. Sofie Paradisi just tapped at New Bohemia in NE. First tapping in the city.
    RuinTen still on too.
     
  21. opwog

    opwog Advocate (580) Minnesota Jun 16, 2008

     
  22. opwog

    opwog Advocate (580) Minnesota Jun 16, 2008

    Still on at 8:45!
     
  23. This has been on for a while at Lyndale Tap House (they also had 7 as of Saturday). I had some and thought it was awful (my buddy gave me his glass after he didn't like it).
     
  24. I agree. I thought it was a great dandelion beer. It is unique and refreshing.
     
  25. MNBeerGeek

    MNBeerGeek Advocate (510) Minnesota Jun 25, 2013

    Muddy Waters still had plenty of XXV as of later on last night. Was pleasantly surprised to see they had tapped some Seviin as well.
     
  26. PieOhMy

    PieOhMy Advocate (505) Minnesota Feb 23, 2013

    Pleasently surprised to find Lake Erie Monster (full pint pours) at 3 Squares. Their lineups have been kinda weak recently. May just be that time of year though.
     
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  27. Was just going to post the same - lately I've been lucky if they have one beer that even barely excites me.

    Wish we had the options like Mpls does. It seems you only have to drive/walk only a couple blocks/miles between kick ass tap lineups.

    Drinking a 21st Amendment Hop Crisis right now (at home).
    Pretty tasty.
    I would like to try this one on tap, if anyone has seen it around anywhere.
     
  28. I think nomad was tapping it today
     
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  29. MNBeerGeek

    MNBeerGeek Advocate (510) Minnesota Jun 25, 2013

    Considering how cheap their happy hour is, Longfellow Grill had a couple decent selections yesterday. I believe $3 for a Crooked Tree (may have been $4) pint.
     
  30. opwog

    opwog Advocate (580) Minnesota Jun 16, 2008

    Speaking of happy hours, you can't beat a place that has 2 for 1 deals and some decent taps. Last night, I had to go to Hopkin's Tavern to meet up with somebody who was in town for one night. We were only going in for one and I ordered an Odells IPA. When she put through 2 pints, I thought that she had heard me wrong until she pointed out the special. 2 pints of Odel's IPA for $5! Not bad at all.
     
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  31. dc55110

    dc55110 Advocate (515) Minnesota Oct 24, 2010

    That place has more handles devoted to BMC & American adjunct lagers than any place I've ever been. I remember seeing their billboard on 169, "32 taps!" It needed a asterisk stating it was only 12 craft taps.
    In their defense there are always two or three good to damn good beers on tap.
     
  32. opwog

    opwog Advocate (580) Minnesota Jun 16, 2008


    The worst thing is that they have duplicates of all those taps on both sides of the bar, which doesn't make much sense for many of the adjunct lagers or the craft. They are never going to be cranking out that much Summit Oatmeal Stout or Old Style lager. What they should do is have some duplicates of their most popular, which I assume has to be things like bud light, but then have a different focus for each side and expand the selection within each category. So one side of the bar has a focus on craft/decent imports (and the couple of the top selling adjuncts, just so the bartenders don't have to keep switching sides) and the other side is focused on BMC and then they also add on more things that appeal to those taste buds, like Heineken, etc. The amount of taps in that place that are all duplicated for a not very large place, is a complete waste. But like you said, there are always a handful of goodies, no matter what. For a place like that, for me to be able to still have the choice of three awesome IPAs (Two Hearted, Odells and Saga), is really great.
     
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  33. Sofie paradisi was still on at New Bohemia last night. It is fantastic.
     
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  34. Mplsmetro57

    Mplsmetro57 Savant (320) Minnesota Jan 30, 2013

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  35. Double crooked tree, citra crooked tree and FF crooked tree still on tap in Rochester at Tap House. Snuck away from the hospital for a few hours today and had one of each.
     
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  36. maximum12

    maximum12 Champion (755) Minnesota Jan 21, 2008

    SeVIIn still on at Stubs last night. Muddy Waters is out.

    Amazing that Stubs has gone from beer mecca to barely-on-the-radar beer backwater over the last few years.
     
  37. I think that has something to do with Jon not being there. He always posted stuff on here to let people know what was going on. Now he posts on Summits behalf. I don't think it's a surprise that I have found myself at more Summit events as of lately.
     
  38. opwog

    opwog Advocate (580) Minnesota Jun 16, 2008


    I noticed the same thing from how big S&H was when I used to visit the area for years and when I finally moved here a few months ago, I noticed that they never get mentioned at all. I have gone there once since I moved here and had a good time; solid selection when I was there and met some good beer guys. I remember there was some drama there a few years back, where the manager(?) was laying down the rules on only pouring local and got a little vocal on sites like this with some hard love that many didn't appreciate and then he was gone (left? let go?). It seems like from that point on, S&H became less and less relevant. Did people get a bad taste in their mouths because of the drama? Or was he the one doing everything that was making it relevant and nobody picked up the slack? Or was it all just a natural part of the evolution of the local beer scene where S&H seemed a lot better when there wasn't much competition, but with more and more places showing up, S&H just fell into the background? Certainly, for me, it is mainly a parking issue that keeps me from visiting more often, but I don't think that is anything new over the past few years.
     
  39. Ragnarok88

    Ragnarok88 Initiate (0) Minnesota May 30, 2013

    SeVIIn tapping at 3 Squares on Monday night at 6 pm.
     
  40. MooseBoose

    MooseBoose Savant (470) Wisconsin Jun 6, 2007

    Going to be staying in Maple Grove this weekend. I wonder if the Lake Erie Monster will run out before tomorrow night. One of my favs!!
     

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