On Tap in the Twin Cities - February Edition

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

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  1. ShannonRedCow

    ShannonRedCow Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2013 Minnesota

  2. hoeg0015

    hoeg0015 Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2008 Minnesota

    Ready? BCBS on at Billy's on Grand, $8 for 12 oz. Tender said it was "last year's," whatever she thinks or has been told that means.
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  3. opwog

    opwog Defender (663) Jun 16, 2008 Minnesota

    Harriet' Divine Resolution is on at Blue Nile. The spicing on this hits a perfect balance.
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  4. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Zealot (520) Jun 24, 2013 Minnesota
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    Anyone know if anything happened at Indeed Recently. Went there around 3pm today and they were "at capacity". Didn't appear busy at all, there was a lot of standing room, had a waiting list to get into the taproom. Haven't seen anything like it
  5. SlightlyGrey

    SlightlyGrey Zealot (515) Apr 4, 2011 Minnesota

    I've seen it happen at Indeed and Dangerous Man. They can only have so many people in at a time to be within fire code limits.
  6. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Zealot (520) Jun 24, 2013 Minnesota
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    I understand Fire code, but it didn't appear very busy, also, if you are at capacity at 3pm on a Saturday , things must get rough 8-close
  7. opwog

    opwog Defender (663) Jun 16, 2008 Minnesota

    Holy cow, I didn't mean to be a dick, but I belted right by, while she was talking to a party of four. I saw the hall full, as well. I just thought that they started something for people who wanted a table. I walked right in and there was a stool at the bar. I have put on concerts in clubs and there is no way that room was anywhere near capacity for it's size, but there may be special rules for tap rooms. I only stayed for a short one, but until this post, it never even crossed my mind that there could be a capacity issue. In fact the bartenders practically looked bored with how slow the orders were coming in.
  8. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Zealot (520) Jun 24, 2013 Minnesota
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    I totally walked by her and she called me back. I was so confused
  9. rarapacz

    rarapacz Aspirant (255) Mar 2, 2011 Minnesota
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    I just got back from Billy's on Grand, and they confirmed it was 2012. They also had Founders Breakfast Stout, ST Choklat, and a few other notables. The bartender said BCBS has been on for about three weeks. From what I observed, their patrons were mostly consuming Red Bull and Vodka or Mich Golden Light. It should be around for a bit longer. At $8 for 12 oz., it is worth a trip.
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  10. Chumley22

    Chumley22 Initiate (138) Sep 28, 2013 Minnesota

    This sounds great! You should offer a shuttle from one of the local church parking lots- if you know what I mean! :slight_smile: either way, I will be there!
  11. MCImes

    MCImes Disciple (353) Dec 31, 2010 Connecticut

    This is at muddy waters at lake and lyndale (today) right?
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  12. Hopsiam14

    Hopsiam14 Devotee (456) Jan 23, 2013 Minnesota
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    Anyone have a Happy Gnome report?
  13. McRyan

    McRyan Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2012 Minnesota

  14. Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky

    Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky Aspirant (275) Feb 13, 2013 Minnesota
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    Yep, sorry it didn't occur to me that the location isn't mentioned at all on that poster...

    I was there earlier for lunch. Great lineup!
  15. DBijnagte

    DBijnagte Initiate (107) Dec 7, 2012 Minnesota
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    Tomorrow they tap CW BBBW and CW BBS. I'm guessing it will be pricey but delicious
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  16. JMN44

    JMN44 Aspirant (226) Sep 19, 2013 Minnesota
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    Buffalo tap has Founders Imp Stout ($8.25 for 12 oz and $10.50 for 16 oz) and Ten Fidy ($1 per oz!). I stuck with Lag Sucks in bottles.
  17. wuuin

    wuuin Initiate (149) May 16, 2007 Minnesota

    Was at Groveland Tap on Saturday, balked at the prices for Stout Week and had a couple Sucks for $4 each instead.
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  18. Atoneworks

    Atoneworks Initiate (137) Aug 24, 2013 Wisconsin
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    The Nova in Hudson is tapping a BA Lift Bridge Silhouette tonight at 4

    Yes, Please...
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  19. McRyan

    McRyan Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2012 Minnesota

    Just posted on FB!

    The Town Hall Tap
    Just tapped Town Hall Raspberry Chocolate Jack Frost!
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  20. opwog

    opwog Defender (663) Jun 16, 2008 Minnesota

    There were some CO2 issues earlier, but everything is pouring fine at the red Cow anniversary. Had Surly's Viking, BCBS, and Indeed's Rum King.
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  21. nograz

    nograz Disciple (352) Oct 30, 2013 Minnesota
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    Just got home from there, so happy I got to try Rum King. We missed just missed it Saturday at Indeed. Wish I had gotten some bottles now.
  22. MattyG85

    MattyG85 Poo-Bah (3,107) Aug 31, 2010 Minnesota

    Anyone know of any Founders Smoked Porter tappings?
  23. DBijnagte

    DBijnagte Initiate (107) Dec 7, 2012 Minnesota
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    It was at MacKenzie's. It's tapping along with Sweet Repute next Tuesday at Happy Gnome. Currently CW BBBW pours are 7$/10oz at the Gnome.
  24. evilgenius1917

    evilgenius1917 Initiate (158) Feb 16, 2009 Minnesota

    Lowry Thusday March 20th at 5pm.
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  25. McRyan

    McRyan Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2012 Minnesota

    Did i miss the boat on Plead the 5th tappings??
  26. GabbyTapped

    GabbyTapped Initiate (0) Apr 19, 2012 Minnesota

    There are a couple of Destihl tappings coming up. Midweek Beer Geek at The Nomad next Wednesday at 6pm is Destihl Abbey's single. March 6th at 4pm Pig and Fiddle Ambassador, Vertex IPA, Hoperation Double IPA, and Antiquity Barrel Aged Rye Wine, March 7th 5pm Stub and Herbs Vertex IPA, Tenebrous Black Rye IPA, 120 Schilling Scotch Ale.
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  27. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (3,610) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    Or bottles? Saw this was out in Michigan but haven't seen it around here yet, though I have tried to stay out of liquor stores for the past week or so.
  28. KarlHungus

    KarlHungus Poo-Bah (2,930) Feb 19, 2005 Minnesota
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    The bartender told me they only have a couple gallons left so get there soon.
  29. McRyan

    McRyan Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2012 Minnesota

    I haven't seen anything. I rarely hear any rumblings from them anymore around here..
  30. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (3,610) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    Anybody who hasn't had Rosie's Old Ale from Barley John's, hie your ass hither. The best beer made in Minnesota since '07 Darkness.
  31. KingCharles

    KingCharles Initiate (194) Nov 26, 2012 Minnesota
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    Yeah that stuff is amazing!! I was so impressed with it that I spent the insane amount they were asking for a growler. I'm actually drinking a glass of it right now at home and watching the U.S. hockey team dominate. Couldn't get any better.
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  32. secondtoughest

    secondtoughest Aspirant (216) Oct 27, 2013 Minnesota
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    Darkness on tap at the Timberwolves game tonight! Crazy.
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  33. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Zealot (520) Jun 24, 2013 Minnesota
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    Stopped at barley johns tonight. Rosie's was phenomenal. However, that glass made me so nervous
  34. HoistinBrews

    HoistinBrews Devotee (484) Mar 26, 2011 Minnesota

    For real?!?
    If so, that is quite an upgrade from the last time I was at 600 First Avenue.
  35. secondtoughest

    secondtoughest Aspirant (216) Oct 27, 2013 Minnesota
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    Yep! 12oz. pours for $10. Not bad for a sporting event. Talked to someone who does their marketing at the game. Sounds like they're going to have a "beer of the game" in 8 more games this season. Cocao Bender and Abrasive were mentioned for future games.
  36. bedell

    bedell Initiate (0) Nov 10, 2008 Minnesota

    The Happy Gnome is tapping Smoked Porter & Sweet Repute on Tuesday, Feb. 25th @ 5pm
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  37. Pug

    Pug Disciple (385) Jun 6, 2012 Minnesota

    I'm hoping it will stick around for another two weeks since I'm going up there for my birthday.
  38. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (3,610) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    It well might. When I stopped in Monday, one of the employees said they made 200 gallons & about half of it was left. That's a lot of beer at 6 oz. a crack.
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  39. nogophers

    nogophers Aspirant (256) Jun 28, 2011 Minnesota

    Might make me attend my first TWolves game in 8 or 9 years. Twins okay with their offerings and the Wild have Summit EPA, so pro sporting events have definitely stepped up their game.
  40. KV12482

    KV12482 Initiate (154) Oct 24, 2010 Minnesota
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    You can buy cans of Surly at Wild games now. They have some other decent taps on the lower and club levels too. Unfortunately theirs not much to be had on the upper level other than Summit EPA bottles and the occasional random craft beer at the beer carts (ex. Lucid Foto, misc Flat Earth offerings, etc.)
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