On Tap in the Twin Cities - March edition

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  1. hoeg0015

    hoeg0015 Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2008 Minnesota

    Wow! Being from Hutchinson, I've driven past this place...1000? times. I can tell you that tap list is definitely the best list for a 25 mile radius, and the best tap list between the edge of the metro and south dakota. many of those brands just hit distribution for that area
     
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  2. Mnmaverick

    Mnmaverick Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2013 Minnesota

    Spasso in Minnetonka has Cuvée des Jacobins Rouge on. $10/ glass but well worth it IMO. Had never tried it before but reminds me a lot of NG Wild Sour.
     
  3. josephwa

    josephwa Devotee (448) Jun 4, 2012 Minnesota
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    Definitely agree that this is a gem! You can buy this one for $5+/bottle at many stores.
     
  4. jera1350

    jera1350 Poo-Bah (2,165) Dec 15, 2007 Minnesota

    The guy drives to pick up the kegs like I said earlier which is why they have such a good list. They had Founders on tap and they are definitely not distributed anywhere around there.
     
  5. PieOhMy

    PieOhMy Devotee (410) Feb 23, 2013 Minnesota

    Shit. That may be the best tap list between the edge of the metro and Colorado.
     
  6. morimech

    morimech Poo-Bah (2,707) Nov 6, 2006 Minnesota

    This is true. He stops by the local breweries and picks up the newest stuff. I think he had the latest Enki brew on before they put it on at the taproom.
     
  7. opwog

    opwog Zealot (548) Jun 16, 2008 Minnesota

    Lift Bridge 500 DIPA on at Northbound.
     
  8. feloniousmonk

    feloniousmonk Poo-Bah (4,843) Nov 14, 2002 Minnesota

    I tapped Hammerheart Olaf the Stout the other day at the Blue Nile. Come by and drink some, won't you?
     
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  9. HoudiniRN

    HoudiniRN Aspirant (252) Feb 28, 2014 Minnesota
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    Lone Oak Grill in Eagan will be tapping a new barrel aged keg every Friday for the next 3 weeks...

    First in line was a BA Class of '88 Belgian Ale
     
  10. KarlHungus

    KarlHungus Poo-Bah (2,744) Feb 19, 2005 Minnesota
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    Day Block Brewing currently has an all centennial IPA, a coffee porter, and a rye bock on tap.
     
  11. MNMike

    MNMike Initiate (188) Dec 3, 2013 Minnesota
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    Fig & Fiddle 3/14: Hopslam, Destihl DIPA & IPA, Dark Horse Blueberry Stout, the 4 Schell Pilsners from the 12 pack.
     
  12. evilgenius1917

    evilgenius1917 Initiate (158) Feb 16, 2009 Minnesota

    (St.) Pat's Tap has Bell's Black Note, Expedition, Java Stout, and Double Cream Stout ($10 flights).
     
  13. opwog

    opwog Zealot (548) Jun 16, 2008 Minnesota

    You are killing me!
     
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  14. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Zealot (511) Jun 24, 2013 Minnesota
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    Can I get my whole flight in Black Note?
     
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  15. GopherPharmer

    GopherPharmer Disciple (337) Feb 19, 2013 Minnesota
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    Unfortunately no, I tried
     
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  16. evilgenius1917

    evilgenius1917 Initiate (158) Feb 16, 2009 Minnesota

    I posted that just for you. It should last a couple of days at least, I would guess. And, in the words of Yoda, "there is another."
     
  17. GabbyTapped

    GabbyTapped Initiate (0) Apr 19, 2012 Minnesota

    This Friday (3/21) 5pm at Bulldog NE, Bells night, featuring Bells Consecrator Dopplebock, Bells Smitten, Bells Third Coast, and a Firkin of Hopslam.
     
  18. qthompso

    qthompso Aspirant (230) Apr 24, 2010 Oregon
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    I swung by Yardhouse on Saturday night and they had Abyss as one of their chalkboard series beers. The place was packed and the beer list is crazy long (140 taps). I can safely say that they'll have something for just about everyone... if you're willing to wait an hour for dinner on a Saturday while there's still lots of buzz about them opening.
     
  19. HoudiniRN

    HoudiniRN Aspirant (252) Feb 28, 2014 Minnesota
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    Just left Gold Nugget in Minnetonka.... They have BCBS on tap and a few bottles of BCB Coffee Stout left... Damn good.
     
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  20. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Devotee (429) Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
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    Thanks for the post!
    We celebrated my friend Pat's birthday tonight out there tonight.
    We skipped the flights, and went straight for the 10 oz pours:D
    Would've never known.
    They still had 2 bottles of 2009 Mirror Mirror as well:cool:

    [​IMG]
     
  21. MCImes

    MCImes Disciple (353) Dec 31, 2010 Connecticut

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  22. hoeg0015

    hoeg0015 Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2008 Minnesota

    all still on, and flights are $8 during happy hour.
     
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  23. MCImes

    MCImes Disciple (353) Dec 31, 2010 Connecticut

    Acadia has a pretty killer lineup right now
    rodenbach grand cru, st bernardus 12 (never see this on tap and its delicious), Burr grinder, Blakkr, 10-50, + more im probably forgetting
     
  24. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Devotee (429) Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
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    What, you?
    Forget things?
    I can't believe that...lol
     
  25. dinovis

    dinovis Initiate (0) Mar 1, 2013 Minnesota

    Dinner was awesome. Casks we solid and food pairings were tasty business. Really great evening! Thanks to Bulldog and Surly!! Mike represented on beer, and chefs at bulldog really stepped up their game.
     
  26. Mnmaverick

    Mnmaverick Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2013 Minnesota

    BCBS still on at Gold nugget in Minnetonka. They also have a few bottles of BCBCS left for $15 each.
     
  27. McRyan

    McRyan Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2012 Minnesota

    LB Irish Coffee Stout on at Republic Seven Corners!
     
  28. elliott1184

    elliott1184 Devotee (409) Mar 31, 2011 Minnesota
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    I know this is a ways out, but Pat's Tap will have Rum King on April 1. For those of us who can't wait, anyone seen it anywhere lately?
     
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  29. McRyan

    McRyan Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2012 Minnesota

    Nah, that's legit! This beer is one of my favorite barrel aged beers out of MN.
     
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  30. nograz

    nograz Disciple (307) Oct 30, 2013 Minnesota
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    Anyone seen Surly Cacao Bender recently? Was looking to stop some where for lunch and try some.
     
  31. shadetree67

    shadetree67 Disciple (378) Sep 11, 2013 Minnesota
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    Pizza luce in Hopkins had it on tap on Friday
     
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  32. will1256

    will1256 Disciple (365) Dec 4, 2010 Minnesota
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    Was on at the taproom on Thursday
     
  33. nograz

    nograz Disciple (307) Oct 30, 2013 Minnesota
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    Awesome thanks. Will have to hit that on my way back from Casanova.
     
  34. McRyan

    McRyan Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2012 Minnesota

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  35. gopher44

    gopher44 Initiate (125) Nov 16, 2007 Minnesota

    Stubs has Bourbon County BarleyWine on tap $5 10oz
     
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  36. MCImes

    MCImes Disciple (353) Dec 31, 2010 Connecticut

    I love stub's. They have the most reasonable prices ever on special/rare beer. Anyone remember the $3 happy hour pints of Lagunitas BA Rye Cappuccino stout? I sure do. And it was awesome. ...if it were the Gnome it would have been $13 :rolleyes:
     
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  37. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (3,282) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    Black Note is still on at Pat's Tap as of last night. Didn't see another glass of dark beer in the entire place.
     
  38. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Zealot (511) Jun 24, 2013 Minnesota
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    I wonder what size of kegs Bells gives of Black Note.. Our bells rep has been doing a great job, Uptown Tavern takeover was great. I think this is the 5th keg of black note to be here since ABR
     
  39. KarlHungus

    KarlHungus Poo-Bah (2,744) Feb 19, 2005 Minnesota
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    Chocolate Coconut Jack Frost is on at Town Hall Tap.
     
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