On Tap In The Twin Cities - January Edition 2018

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  1. MonDak_Joe1953

    MonDak_Joe1953 Meyvn (1,299) Aug 4, 2017 Minnesota
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    Ansari's in Eagan has these on tap or available in bottles:
    • Bourbon Paradise
    • Christmas Bomb (2017)
    • Nightmare On Brett (Aged in Leopold Bros Whiskey Barrels) Crooked Stave
    • Origins (Burgundy Sour) (Batch 5) Crooked Stave
    • Key Sublime Barrel Theory
    • Ectogasm Drekker
    • Rain Drops Barrel Theory
     
  2. MonDak_Joe1953

    MonDak_Joe1953 Meyvn (1,299) Aug 4, 2017 Minnesota
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  3. MonDak_Joe1953

    MonDak_Joe1953 Meyvn (1,299) Aug 4, 2017 Minnesota
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    Uptown Red Cow current beer list includes:
    • Fair State Co-Op FSB Russian Imperial Stout
    • Indeed Rum King
    • Surly Darkness 2016
    • St. Bernardus Abt 12
    • Lupine Murder of Cranberries Oatmeal Stout
     
  4. MonDak_Joe1953

    MonDak_Joe1953 Meyvn (1,299) Aug 4, 2017 Minnesota
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    Republic, for Sour:
    CASCADE BREWING BARREL HOUSE Cranberry
    Portland, OR
    CASCADE BREWING BARREL HOUSE Vitus Noble
    Portland, OR
    OMMEGANG Rosetta Sour Cherry Kriek
    Cooperstown, NY
    FAIR STATE Roselle Hibiscus Sour
    Minneapolis, MN
    FAIR STATE Autumnal Lactobac
    Minneapolis
    SCHELL'S Galactic Collision Berlinerweisse
    New Ulm, MN
     
  5. MonDak_Joe1953

    MonDak_Joe1953 Meyvn (1,299) Aug 4, 2017 Minnesota
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  6. Cibsie

    Cibsie Aspirant (233) Jan 10, 2015 Minnesota
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    I'd love to finally try Five and get another BA 15 Darkness, but I get the feeling this will be the most packed beer event in MN history. Not because of the list specifically, but the Superbowl crowd even a week early.
     
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  7. JakeJohnson

    JakeJohnson Initiate (152) Jan 30, 2015 Minnesota
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    I’m not sure if this this Barrel-Aged Silhouette or regular. The tweet is confusing.
     
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  8. Chrispy_Creams

    Chrispy_Creams Aspirant (242) Jan 16, 2015 Minnesota
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    CBS on tap @ Junction 70 in Cottage Grove, they also have Lagunitas Willettized Coffee Stout & a lot of other great beers on tap. Food isn't too shabby either.
     
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  9. Crazytrain83

    Crazytrain83 Initiate (129) Feb 19, 2017 Minnesota

    That is fantastic news. When they opened I was hopefully for a place in town with some fun stuff on tap.
     
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  10. Cibsie

    Cibsie Aspirant (233) Jan 10, 2015 Minnesota
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    Modist has a Mango Milkshake IPA on tap right now that I couldn't recommend more. I picked up 2 crowlers and wish I got 6. They're sold out now, but it's worth the drive for a pour. Probably the best IPA I've ever had.
     
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  11. Dave2234

    Dave2234 Devotee (412) Aug 20, 2013 Minnesota

    CBS is still on at Republic
     
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  12. MonDak_Joe1953

    MonDak_Joe1953 Meyvn (1,299) Aug 4, 2017 Minnesota
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    'Dawn Juan' on tap at Steel Toe Brewing. This was last brewed three years ago. Listed here as an American Barleywine, but my tasting, and Steel Toe's description puts the beer more in the style of American Strong Ale. More sweet than I expected, with chocolate, coffee, and marshmallow/vanilla as taste components. Backbone of darker roasted malts. Recommended for a winter comfort beer choice.
     
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  13. nograz

    nograz Defender (627) Oct 30, 2013 Minnesota
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    I thought Dawn Juan was basically Before the Dawn with a coffee treatment?
     
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  14. MonDak_Joe1953

    MonDak_Joe1953 Meyvn (1,299) Aug 4, 2017 Minnesota
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    I did not get any barrel aging from 'Dawn Juan', but the two beers share the word 'Dawn'.
     
  15. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (3,774) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    Grumpy's Northeast

    We are celebrating 20 years of great beer, people, and community in NE Mpls. Join us for daily rare and special beer tappings, food pairings, brewery meet & greets, and general merriment. Details below!

    SATURDAY JAN 13
    Russian New Year's Eve. 8pm Polka Party. A special tribute to Andy Zurbey. Tapping a keg of DESTIHL Dosvidanya Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. $2 Hamm's on Tap.

    SUNDAY JAN 14
    Summit Sunday. $3 pints of Summit EPA and High Stike ALT. All day long.

    MONDAY JAN 15
    Indeed Brewing! Featuring Daytripper, Mexican Cousin, Stir Crazy Nitro Porter, and Whiskey Queen.

    Chris Reimenschneider from the Star Tribune will be on hand selling and signing copies of his new book First Avenue: Minnesota's Mainroom. 6pm.

    Anchor Fish and Chips will be serving up their delicious Shepard's Pie.

    TUESDAY JAN 16
    Sir Lanny Hoff (Artisinal Imports) and renowned Chef Jorge Guzman (ex Surly) will be cooking up Pozole on the patio. Pair with Tripel Karmeliet, Latrappe Quad, or have a Pils from Grevensteier or Veltins

    WEDNESDAY JAN 17
    HOLY SURLY!
    2009 Darkness tapped at 4PM sharp.
    2017 Darkness
    Barrel Aged Ten
    Todd The Axeman
    Furious

    Surly is bringing dinner. Fun food from the taproom will be on hand.

    At 10 pm, DJ's Tony Zaccardi and Billy Morrisette will be spinning their favorite hair metal and hard rock records. You know, so you can bang your head.

    Berni's Trailer Park Trivia 7:30.

    THURSDAY JAN 18
    Fair State!

    Tapping kegs of Mirror Universe, Raspberry Roselle, and Pils. Vienna Lager tall boys may be on hand too. They'll be bringing pretzels from Aki's Breadhaus. Pat's ridiculous world famous mustard collection will be available for pictures.

    FRIDAY JAN 19
    Fulton Friday!
    On tap:
    2013 Patience Barlewine
    Copper & Kings Barrel Aged Libertine
    Lonely Blonde
    Standard Lager

    Fulton will be bringing slider sized versions of their now legendary Meatloaf Burger straight off their shiny new airstream food truck.


    EDITORIAL: Most of this sounds great, & if you haven't had 2009 Darkness, hie thy ass hither, because it's (still) one of the best years. But I will make a point of getting there on Friday for the 2013 Patience. One of the most underrated beers in the Twin Cities, & I'm eager to see how it's aged.
     
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  16. Vidblain

    Vidblain Savant (953) Feb 17, 2017 Minnesota
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    I stopped reading there - SOLD!

    And that Patience sure is tempting... see you there!
     
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  17. Verbl

    Verbl Initiate (150) Feb 7, 2009 Minnesota

    Abraxas at Maple Tavern. $12 for 10oz
     
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  18. MonDak_Joe1953

    MonDak_Joe1953 Meyvn (1,299) Aug 4, 2017 Minnesota
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    1/16/2018
    I noticed that the current tap list at Ansari's in Eagan includes 'Stupid Good' from Disgruntled. It's likely this keg was filled in late October or early November of 2017. Will this keg age have a noticeable effect on the taste of the beer?
     
  19. mnhopfiend

    mnhopfiend Initiate (131) Feb 5, 2016 Minnesota
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    most likely.
     
  20. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (3,774) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    I had a glass on Saturday night & it was much better than I recall. If it's that old, it's an IPA I'd suggest aging!
     
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  21. Bruno415

    Bruno415 Initiate (155) Dec 18, 2016 Minnesota
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    Anyone happen to know when Bricks is doing their Vert of Butboun County? Heard it would be around now sometime.
     
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  22. eggsurplus

    eggsurplus Initiate (161) Nov 30, 2015 Minnesota
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    Hoping I misheard it last year, but this year was going to be skipped and then picked back up next year due to missing a keg for a year. Can anyone confirm one way or the other?
     
  23. Bruno415

    Bruno415 Initiate (155) Dec 18, 2016 Minnesota
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    When I was in there a month or so aago the bartender told me it would be mid to late January.....but who knows he was just a bartender.
     
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  24. brbe6

    brbe6 Initiate (149) Nov 26, 2012 Minnesota
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    Really hope Bricks does that again, could not believe the size of the pours they were handing out and how long the entire flight hung around on tap last year.
     
  25. eggsurplus

    eggsurplus Initiate (161) Nov 30, 2015 Minnesota
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    Got word that they do plan on having it. Just waiting for time to pass from all the other bars having BCBS. My guess is late Feb to Mar.
     
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  26. JMN44

    JMN44 Aspirant (232) Sep 19, 2013 Minnesota
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    I can't wait to be drinking Mango Axeman this summer at Lord Fletchers. I live close by so I'll have to check it out soon.

    [​IMG]
     
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  27. Waskman

    Waskman Initiate (146) Apr 24, 2015 Minnesota
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    Abraxas is on at butcher and the boar
     
  28. dbhammel

    dbhammel Initiate (67) Oct 24, 2016 Minnesota
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    Venn has a breakfast stout (coco nibs and vanilla) and pomegranate/guava sour on tap. Anyone try them yet and have a report?
     
  29. TapsNRaz

    TapsNRaz Initiate (141) Jan 4, 2017 Minnesota
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    I had both on Sunday -

    The stout is very sweet, but very good. Comparing to Founders Breakfast stout

    The Sour wasn't bad, but I preferred the raspberry they had on prior. Not very "tart" on the finish.
     
  30. benjoh

    benjoh Initiate (125) Oct 25, 2015 Minnesota
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    The raspberry sour they had tasted like a carbonated wine cooler to me. I dug the other stuff, but I'll be interested to hear if their sour game improves.

    Had my first Kernza beer, Fair State's, at Marvel Bar. The bartender didn't know much about the non-Kernza parts of the beer, but I'm assuming it was the Kernza that lent it a pleasant, almost whole-grainy taste. Looking forward to trying it again sometime.

    (Kernza: perennial grain under development. https://landinstitute.org/our-work/perennial-crops/kernza/)
     
  31. dbhammel

    dbhammel Initiate (67) Oct 24, 2016 Minnesota
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    Hmmm, I thought it was quite good, if not a touch sweet for my taste. It's currently Venn's 3rd highest rated beer and the highest of the beers they opened with. Certainly you are entitled to your opinion but I thought they did a pretty nice job with their initial sour offering. FWIW the new sour and new stout are currently their top 2 rated beers, so perhaps they are heading in a good direction with their new stuff.
     
  32. benjoh

    benjoh Initiate (125) Oct 25, 2015 Minnesota
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    Maybe "wine cooler" is a bit harsh -- it wasn't offensive, but tasted much closer to a Mike's Hard Raspberry than a Pretentious Brewing's Wild Fermented Raspberry Lambic. The sweetness went beyond a "touch" for me, but there was also a distinct lack of sourness. One (positive) reviewer compared it to kombucha, which might be apt, but I feel like even the 'booch hootch I'm accustomed to has less sugar and more funk.

    Re: the rankings, I'm sure it would be a crowd pleaser with a certain segment of the market, I just wouldn't recommend the sours to any fans of the genre who are of ye ole message board's ilk. :slight_smile: But considering how good some of the other beers they had were I'm sure it could just be me!
     
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  33. Boldbrew

    Boldbrew Aspirant (220) Jun 26, 2017 Minnesota
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    Keegan's Irish Pub. 15',16', and 17' BCBS on tap. 10oz pours = $14 each....
     
  34. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,877) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    [​IMG]Its February 1st. Went to this last year nice pours , great service and good barfood actually.
     
  35. Jtrigowski

    Jtrigowski Initiate (121) Dec 21, 2016 Minnesota
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    Spirit Foul on tap at Ansaris
     
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  36. mingo

    mingo Initiate (194) Mar 24, 2013 Arizona
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    BA Silhouette 2015 - 2018 on tap at New Bohemia Golden Valley

     
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  37. Bruno415

    Bruno415 Initiate (155) Dec 18, 2016 Minnesota
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    Big fan of the Vanilla 2018
     
  38. SipIt

    SipIt Aspirant (241) Jul 18, 2013 Minnesota
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    I wonder why the vanilla was at their release party? Or was that just some other miscommunication and I didn’t see it
     
  39. jdubbs13

    jdubbs13 Initiate (23) Dec 10, 2015 Minnesota
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    BCBCS and CBS (along with Tweak) on tap at Butcher & the Boar

     
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  40. Cibsie

    Cibsie Aspirant (233) Jan 10, 2015 Minnesota
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    The Nova in Hudson tapped a keg of Mornin Delight
     
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