On tap in the Twin Cities Metro - June Edition

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by opwog, Jun 1, 2013.

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  1. jimmah120

    jimmah120 Champion (814) Feb 21, 2012 Minnesota

    it's danke
     
  2. Penguin3200

    Penguin3200 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2008 Minnesota

    Super floral. I like the LSD. Bottles for sale at France 44 yesterday $9.99.
     
  3. olympuszymurgus

    olympuszymurgus Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2009 California
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    It's the second best LSD I've ever tried.
     
  4. DBijnagte

    DBijnagte Initiate (107) Dec 7, 2012 Minnesota
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    Haven't had it on tap but out of the bottle it was delicious!
     
  5. MNBeerGeek

    MNBeerGeek Zealot (547) Jun 25, 2013 Minnesota
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    Cool, thanks. I have two bottles. Fell sucker to the concept and design. Glad to hear it's good.
     
  6. morimech

    morimech Poo-Bah (2,826) Nov 6, 2006 Minnesota

    You know, this was once a beer review website...
     
  7. PieOhMy

    PieOhMy Devotee (415) Feb 23, 2013 Minnesota

    And MTV was once a music channel. At least we're talking about beer and not pregnant teenagers and Jersey meatheads.

    You can still review too!
     
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  8. morimech

    morimech Poo-Bah (2,826) Nov 6, 2006 Minnesota

    Not the point I was making. Not willing to derail the thread. Carry on.
     
  9. evilgenius1917

    evilgenius1917 Initiate (158) Feb 16, 2009 Minnesota

    Must have just missed you.
     
  10. MNBeerGeek

    MNBeerGeek Zealot (547) Jun 25, 2013 Minnesota
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    Curious. Seems right on target to be asking opinions of locals then. Almost like a... review?
     
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  11. opwog

    opwog Defender (663) Jun 16, 2008 Minnesota

    I was just in and out of there on the way home in the late afternoon. I had some grilling to do!
     
  12. mnbearsfan

    mnbearsfan Aspirant (246) Dec 25, 2009 Minnesota
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    Anyone still got Seviin on tap?
     
  13. UMNbeerhunter

    UMNbeerhunter Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2010 Minnesota

    Pig and Fiddle had it on last night.
     
  14. MNBeerGeek

    MNBeerGeek Zealot (547) Jun 25, 2013 Minnesota
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    It may still be cheaper on tap, but Chicago Lake and Liquor Boy are supposed to get bottles in today. Best chance at a lower price.
     
  15. hamham

    hamham Initiate (0) Oct 26, 2011 Minnesota

    i, too, am curious where i can go get a seviin on tap this afternoon.
     
  16. MNBeerGeek

    MNBeerGeek Zealot (547) Jun 25, 2013 Minnesota
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    Aaaand I stand corrected. More expensive than I've seen it so far, but no bottle limit. Only more expensive by $1
     
  17. herman77

    herman77 Meyvn (1,055) Jan 24, 2010 Minnesota
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    I was gonna say, Pentagram was really spendy at Liquor Boy, they probably still have some left. They have a pretty average to mediocre beer selection, though their bourbon and scotch selection is impressive. Good prices on liquor, average and in some cases high for beer.
     
  18. MNBeerGeek

    MNBeerGeek Zealot (547) Jun 25, 2013 Minnesota
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    Yeah Liquor Boy isn't as good as Chi Lake. Which is strange since they are the same company. They are phenomenal for the booze that they carry. Their beer selection leaves one wanting, but what they do get in I find is typically a couple bucks (at least) cheaper than other places. Apparently not so with Surly.

    Not to derail the thread here. I may seek out some Seviin tonight if any is left on tap anywhere. Otherwise the Cacao Bender at Surly has me intrigued.
     
  19. opwog

    opwog Defender (663) Jun 16, 2008 Minnesota

    That has been my experience over at Liquor Boy, as well. Their beer prices have been on par with Four Firkins, but with only a fraction of the selection and none of the expertise of the employees. The only exception was about a month ago, I was gassing up at the Costco on the way for a weekend with friends at a lake cabin. I needed to get something that many people would like. I walked into Liquor Boy and found a stack of Hofbrau maibock there for $3.99 a six pack. That was a deal and a no brainer as far as what I was bringing up.

    On the other hand, their booze and wine are great deals, although all I have purchased there besides the maibock were bottles of wine.
     
  20. MNBeerGeek

    MNBeerGeek Zealot (547) Jun 25, 2013 Minnesota
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    Brooklyn beers also go on sale at both stores for absurdly low prices quite frequently. Not going to knock your socks off by any means, but they are usually more than passable (especially for the 3.99-4.99 price range).
     
  21. Mplsmetro57

    Mplsmetro57 Aspirant (280) Jan 30, 2013 Minnesota
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    Bryant Lake Bowl still has it on tap.
     
  22. Patmos

    Patmos Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2011 Minnesota

  23. opwog

    opwog Defender (663) Jun 16, 2008 Minnesota

    Cacao Bender at Surly taproom. Even better than you expect it to be.
     
  24. Shango42

    Shango42 Initiate (155) Dec 7, 2008 Minnesota

    Cherry infused Wee Jack at Town Hall last night.
     
  25. denali55421

    denali55421 Aspirant (252) Dec 30, 2010 Minnesota
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    Stanley's NE had Diminished Seviin and Black Note on last night
     
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  26. GeezLynn

    GeezLynn Champion (856) May 10, 2009 Colorado

    I had a glass of the Deschutes version yesterday at the Pig. The smoke was way less intense than the bottle I had a few weeks ago. Wondering if it was just me, or if anyone else had a similar experience with bottle vs tap? I'm now thinking that I will probably enjoy what the bottles will become.
     
  27. djschnabel

    djschnabel Initiate (115) Jan 30, 2010 Minnesota

    $5 for 10oz @ the taproom today. And Cacao Bender. Not busy between 12-2; @AZCanteen for food truck today.

    Like many have said (here, or other threads?) SeVIIn is less expensive on tap than in the bottle.
     
  28. PieOhMy

    PieOhMy Devotee (415) Feb 23, 2013 Minnesota

    Can't speak to the difference between bottles and taps, but the Great Lakes version was cartoonishly smokey. Quite terrible. If you like licking an ashtray that's the beer for you.
     
  29. herman77

    herman77 Meyvn (1,055) Jan 24, 2010 Minnesota
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    Couldn't disagree more. Found the Great Lakes version more enjoyable than the Deschutes version. Deschutes was bottle; Great Lakes tap.
     
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  30. opwog

    opwog Defender (663) Jun 16, 2008 Minnesota

    Sorry, but while I love the term "cartoonishly smokey," I can't say that it applies here. I had both side by side, twice at two different places on two different nights. While I definitely agree that the GL version is smokier, it doesn't even come close to some of the standards most thought of in regards to smoked beers, such as Aecht Schlenkerla. Personally, I would say that he Deschutes version was slightly under what I had expected on the smoke element, even though they are not too far different from each other in regards to smokiness. I think that this beer did a better job of hitting their mark (each release) than say something like the class of 88 barleywine.
     
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  31. jatut

    jatut Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 Minnesota
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    Seviin on anywhere today?
     
  32. PieOhMy

    PieOhMy Devotee (415) Feb 23, 2013 Minnesota

    Fair enough. To me, as I also had them side by side, I found the Great Lakes to be over the top smokey. Smokey to the point of unpleasantness. Maybe the smoke in the Deschutes version was subdued, therefore enhancing the Great Lakes in my mind. I don't know. But I did not care for it.
     
  33. PieOhMy

    PieOhMy Devotee (415) Feb 23, 2013 Minnesota

    Is Woden Weizen on anywhere?
     
  34. hoeg0015

    hoeg0015 Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2008 Minnesota

    Looking at it on the tap list at Blue Door Longfellow right now
     
  35. MNBeerGeek

    MNBeerGeek Zealot (547) Jun 25, 2013 Minnesota
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    Pat's Tap tapped a keg of Seviin when I was there for a late lunch yesterday. Had plenty left as of yesterday afternoon. They also have Southern Tier 2xIPA for $3.25 all month. A pretty solid IPA, but damn delicious at $3.25. Bonus: If you have a Chinook book you can get a buy one get one free lunch.
     
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  36. dinovis

    dinovis Initiate (0) Mar 1, 2013 Minnesota

    Next Thursday Uptown Tavern tapping the following:
    *some are currently on tap, but its like a mini festival of hops!
    BellsTwo Hearted
    Boulder Beer Co.Mojo Nitro IPA
    Deshutes Fresh Squeezed IPA
    Deshutes Chain Breaker White IPA
    Founders All Day IPA
    Founders Devil Dancer
    Founders Red's RyePA
    Fulton Sweet Child of Vine
    Fulton The Ringer Pale Ale
    Great Lakes Brewing Lake Erie Double IPA
    Indeed Brewing Day Tripper Pale Ale
    Lagunitas IPA
    Lagunitas Fusion 16
    Lagunitas Fusion 15 Black IPA
    Lagunitas Lucky 13
    Lagunitas Maximus
    Liftbridge Hop Dish
    Odell Myrcenary
    Stone RuinTen
    Summit Pale Ale
    Summit AIPA
    Surly Furious
    Victory Hop Devil

    Widmer Alchemy Ale
     
  37. dinovis

    dinovis Initiate (0) Mar 1, 2013 Minnesota

    On tap Today for all you hop heads:
    Bells Two Hearted Ale

    7% AmericanIPA,Kalamazoo,MI

    Boulder Brewing Co. Mojo Nitro

    7.2%, India Pale Ale, Boulder, Co.

    DeschutesChainbreaker
    5.6%, WhiteIPA,Bend,OR

    DeschutesFresh Squeezed
    6%, AmericanIPA,Bend,OR

    Founders Devil Dancer
    12%, TRIPLEIPA,Grand Rapids,MI
    10 oz. Pour

    Founders RedRyeP.A.
    6.6%,RyeBeer,Grand Rapids,MI

    Fulton Sweet Child of Vine

    6.4%,IPA,Mpls,MN

    Indeed Day Tripper
    5.4% American Pale Ale,Minneapolis,MN

    Lagunitas IPA

    6.2%,IndiaPale Ale,Petaluma,CA

    Lagunitas FUSION 16
    4.8%, American Pale Ale,Petaluma,CA

    Lagunitas FUSION 15
    7.4%, BlackIPA,Petaluma,CA

    Lagunitas MAXIMUS
    8.2%, American DoubleIPA,Petaluma,CA

    Odell Brewing Co. Myrcenary

    9.4%, Double India Pale Ale, Fort Collins, CO
    12 oz. Pour

    RushRiverDouble Bubble
    9.0% ImperialIPA,River Falls,WI

    Stone Brewing RUINTEN
    10.8%, DoubleIndiaPale Ale,San Diego,CA
    10 Year Anniversary Ale. 12 oz. Pour

    Summit AnotherIPA
    5.6%, English StyleIndiaPale Ale,St. Paul,MN

    Summit EPA
    5.2%, English Style Extra Pale Ale,St. Paul,MN

    Surly Furious

    6.5% American StyleIPA,Brooklyn Center,MN

    Victory Brewing Hop Devil
    6.7%,IndiaPale Ale,Downingtown,PA
     
  38. MCImes

    MCImes Disciple (353) Dec 31, 2010 Connecticut

    Stop bumping this thread, and all old 'on tap' threads. there are current ones for this purpose...

    (I appreciate the irony of this post)
     
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