On Tap in the Twin Cities - March edition

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

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  1. Cyclone8

    Cyclone8 Devotee (415) Oct 19, 2011 Minnesota
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    Happy to help.
     
  2. psychotia

    psychotia Disciple (317) Jun 27, 2009 Minnesota

    Who's happy to help whom? I'm lost.
     
  3. Chumley22

    Chumley22 Initiate (133) Sep 28, 2013 Minnesota

    The Julu Bru is a pretty damn decent sour as well! All of their other beers are drinking great also especially liked The Elevator dopplebock and East Side was making a rare appearance as well. Harriet has been a favorite of mine since they opened, really turned me on to the belgian style!
     
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  4. FurnaceCowgirl

    FurnaceCowgirl Initiate (115) Jan 26, 2014 Minnesota


    I don't know who Randall is, but I can tell you, *this* particular Randall is one of two that Fulton built and uses at events.
     
  5. evilgenius1917

    evilgenius1917 Initiate (158) Feb 16, 2009 Minnesota

    Ever have something stuck in your teeth that drives you nuts but when you get it out you kind of miss it? That just happened to me trying to figure out who Furnace Cowgirl is.
     
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  6. Elsinore64

    Elsinore64 Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2007 Minnesota

  7. mothman

    mothman Poo-Bah (5,629) Jun 21, 2007 Minnesota
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    I may have missed it back in late Feb, but does anyone know if Founder's Smoked Porter is on anywhere or will be on anywhere soon? Thanks!
     
  8. evilgenius1917

    evilgenius1917 Initiate (158) Feb 16, 2009 Minnesota

    Lowry next Thursday.
     
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  9. mothman

    mothman Poo-Bah (5,629) Jun 21, 2007 Minnesota
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    Awesome! Thank you for sharing!
     
  10. Mnmaverick

    Mnmaverick Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2013 Minnesota

    It's very good. I lucked out and had a work trip to Grand Rapids the week they released it. I'm not a huge smoked porter fan but really liked this one.
     
  11. McRyan

    McRyan Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2012 Minnesota

    Anyone else feel Mirror Mirror is underrated?
     
  12. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,198) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Bryant Lake has Cask conditioned Sweet Child on Citra war and peace and Patience
     
  13. millah

    millah Initiate (152) Nov 22, 2008 Minnesota
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    Was on at the gnome last weekend.
     
  14. McRyan

    McRyan Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2012 Minnesota

    What a waste of Citra.
     
  15. evilgenius1917

    evilgenius1917 Initiate (158) Feb 16, 2009 Minnesota

    Was the citra personally wasted on you or is this an effort at conjecture?
     
  16. McRyan

    McRyan Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2012 Minnesota

    I was just being a jerk. haven't even tried it.
     
  17. opwog

    opwog Defender (663) Jun 16, 2008 Minnesota

    It has a 93 on here, which is already considered outstanding. There isn't much further to go in ratings. Personally, I think that beer suffers a little identity crisis by not aligning itself with American barleywine characteristics, but also not committing itself enough to really be any type of English style barleywine.
     
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  18. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Zealot (561) Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
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    Since when is being unique such a bad thing?
    Take Doom, for instance. Nothing out there like it, that I knew of anyway; and I loved it.
    Another example is Baby Maker by Jack's Abby; a Lager Wine that's amazing.

    Edit: Crap. Thought this was the Mirror Mirror thread. Oh well, I can't wait to try it.
     
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  19. opwog

    opwog Defender (663) Jun 16, 2008 Minnesota

    Being unique is certainly not an issue. That is what the catch all term of strong ale is for. And I am not trying to make any point of it being mis-categorized or anything like that, as they can market it anyway that they want. Also, I didn't say that I didn't like it. I was just saying that at 93 and "outstanding" (by the BA rating standards), the beer certainly isn't underrated (the post that I was responding to). It just isn't anything like a beer that would make the highest category of "world class" (which it is only two points from, again by BA rating system). It is just a big strong ale that is definitely less interesting than most other barleywines with the same overall rating). In fact I have a bottle of the original batch that I am going to open next year at 10 years (1 theirs, 9 mine) aging on it, hoping that somehow it develops more character, even if that character comes from some oxidation. Obviously, all just my opinion here, but fresh or even aged 2 or 3 years that I have tried, it seems like a very one dimensional beer.
     
  20. Chumley22

    Chumley22 Initiate (133) Sep 28, 2013 Minnesota

    Surly tap room- Cynic and Overrated which I almost never see on tap along with Misanthrope, Abrasive and Blakkar- that is a nice offering!
     
  21. ShannonRedCow

    ShannonRedCow Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2013 Minnesota

    Sorry guys I was in Florida....
    We have the Deviant Dales, Breckenridge Gubna, Oskar The G'Rauch, and Ten Fidy on tap still!
     
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  22. McRyan

    McRyan Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2012 Minnesota

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  23. shadetree67

    shadetree67 Disciple (380) Sep 11, 2013 Minnesota
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  24. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,198) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Wait whoa your posting about a Citra brew .. are you sure?
     
  25. theCoder

    theCoder Disciple (393) Oct 24, 2011 Minnesota
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    Yes, fuck yes.

    I remember the last release right when Deschuttes hit MN. I could find it on shelves for months (HAHAHAHAHAH not gonna happen now...) and man I stocked up. Drank my last bottle this past June and loved the shit out of it.
     
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  26. McRyan

    McRyan Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2012 Minnesota

    One knows how to properly use the hop the other doesn't. Whoa.
     
  27. gopher44

    gopher44 Initiate (125) Nov 16, 2007 Minnesota

    Stubs has Leprechaun Flute and Wolf Picker from Odell on tap
     
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  28. GabbyTapped

    GabbyTapped Initiate (0) Apr 19, 2012 Minnesota

    Fulton Expat Firkin at Grumpys DT today (now) and one at 3pm at Grumpys NE!
     
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  29. ShannonRedCow

    ShannonRedCow Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2013 Minnesota

    St Paddys Irish and Irish style beers going on today at Red Cow:
    Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale
    Guinness
    O'Hara's Irish Red
    Smithwick's
    Harp
    Odell Leprechaun Flute
    Lift Bridge Irish Oatmeal Stout
    Magner's Irish Cider


    Perfect if you pair with one of our specials below!
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  30. leezy

    leezy Initiate (64) Sep 13, 2009 Minnesota
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    Blue Door St Paul has a Summit tap takeover with Frostline, Rebellion Stout and Unchained #15
     
  31. McRyan

    McRyan Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2012 Minnesota

    I love that Hams is still on!
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  32. KarlHungus

    KarlHungus Poo-Bah (2,889) Feb 19, 2005 Minnesota
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    There seems to be a lot of talking, and not a lot of beer finding on the thread this month. Well, to go against the trend, I saw Central Waters BBS, and Folton Patience on tap at Bryant Lake Bowl yesterday.
     
  33. shadetree67

    shadetree67 Disciple (380) Sep 11, 2013 Minnesota
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    Brau Brothers Bancreagie Sour Scotch Ale and Ten Fidy on tap at the prairie tap house in Eden Prairie
     
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  34. brydeen

    brydeen Aspirant (201) Dec 18, 2009 Minnesota
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    Nothing overly noteworthy, but Crooked Pint Ale House just opened a second location, down in Apple Valley. 32 craft taps, including Abrasive, Blakker, and Unchained #15. Solid bar food too
     
  35. McRyan

    McRyan Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2012 Minnesota

    Mackenzie's still has BA Ten Fidy on!
     
  36. jera1350

    jera1350 Poo-Bah (2,192) Dec 15, 2007 Minnesota

    Thanks for sharing, I was curious as to what they were going to have. Mind sharing what else they have on?

    They don't have a website or a Facebook page yet, which is surprising if you want to get the word out.
     
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  37. brydeen

    brydeen Aspirant (201) Dec 18, 2009 Minnesota
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    Beer menu is a little frustrating. The have the majority of the menu listed as "rotator" or "seasonal" or sometimes both, depending on the brewery. Heavy on locals, with 4 Surly (Furious, Bender, Abrasive, Blakkr) 4 Summit ( EPA, Saga, Unchained #15, Oatmeal) and 2 regular Indeed. The rest were basically seasonal offerings that will change, but not sure on regularity. Some that they had were:

    Founders Red Rye IPA
    Goose Island IPA
    Odell 90 Schilling
    Lift Bridge ? (Didn't ask)
    Fulton Lonely Blonde
    Lagunitas Pils
    Deschutes Chainbreaker
    Deschutes ?

    I also found a list here. Seemed to match up pretty well.

    http://crookedpint.com/applevalley/drinks
     
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  38. morimech

    morimech Poo-Bah (2,809) Nov 6, 2006 Minnesota

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  39. jera1350

    jera1350 Poo-Bah (2,192) Dec 15, 2007 Minnesota

    My brother talked to the owner when he was there and the guy told him that he drives to pick up his own kegs which is how they get stuff like Abrasive, Blakkr and Founders Breakfast Stout.
     
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