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Town Hall Barrel-Aged Week

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by Ungertaker, Dec 21, 2012.

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  1. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    it was amazing. overall, this year's beers kills last year's.
  2. MattyG85

    MattyG85 Aug 31, 2010 Minnesota

    I really liked it too. Wasn't overwhelmingly tart like some are saying.
  3. motorhed

    motorhed Oct 27, 2008 Minnesota

    Thanks for the play-by-play guys. I'll be down there around 4:30 tonight for the lineup. I've been foaming at the mouth reading the reviews coming in......:D
  4. hamham

    hamham Oct 26, 2011 Minnesota

    does anyone know if they're still pouring manhattan? i'm stopping in later on tonight and am really hoping for a pour.
  5. morimech

    morimech Nov 6, 2006 Minnesota

    All were still on when I was there for lunch today.

    I had Double Barrel, Manhatten Barrel, and Twisted Trace. Twisted was my favorite although I was not blown away by any of them. Double Barrel is certainly interesting and some will say complex, if intentially souring stouts becomes a thing, Town Hall has a good head start. Do not know what to think of Manhatten Barrel yet. Never had the base beer. But it did not seem acidic or cherry enough but both were present. I would of liked the barrels to come through Twisted Trace a lot more. I was told it was in barrels 10 months so not sure any more time would of helped, just seemed the barrels underperformed in this one.
  6. MBrausen

    MBrausen May 24, 2011 Minnesota

    Twisted Trace took my top of the year. It is so much better this year than last. Not nearly as hot which elt a lot of flavors come out.

    Manhattan was fantastic also. It's based on the Grand Cru, which it tastes nothing like. It really does taste like a manhattan! Sweet, a little sour, nice cherries, a light grape flavor. I assume some of the wild yeast from the barrels got into it. It had a perfect carbonation level. I had 3 glasses last night.

    I will be skipping tonight and Friday and going on Saturday. Everything will likely be there then.
  7. morimech

    morimech Nov 6, 2006 Minnesota

    I was planning on going back Friday, but the weather is going to scare me away from Minneapolis. I really wanted to try Buffalo Bock.
  8. herman77

    herman77 Jan 24, 2010 Minnesota

    It was twisted Jim last year. Jim Beam barrels which did taste mor hot last year. Buffalo trace barrels this year.
  9. hoeg0015

    hoeg0015 Jul 15, 2008 Minnesota

    Anyone know when and if any of these will show up at Town Hall Tap? I know, I could just call, but I figure you guys are just as likely to know as half the people who might answer the phone
  10. motorhed

    motorhed Oct 27, 2008 Minnesota

    I'll ask the bar tending staff for you and post the info.

    PS - for anyone coming down tonight, I'll be the tool on the iPad rocking beeradvocate.com. Say hi.
  11. Shag

    Shag Jun 27, 2007 Minnesota
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    Could have just stopped at "tool"... ;)
  12. motorhed

    motorhed Oct 27, 2008 Minnesota

    Suck it Shag! Where you at man? Tell your manager your HIV is flaring up and you have to roll out. :)
  13. motorhed

    motorhed Oct 27, 2008 Minnesota

    No kegs are going to the TH Tap location. If they have any left, they will rotate them back on and off occasionally on the lines at the brewery location only. Just what the guy said behind the bar.
  14. maximum12

    maximum12 Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    Per the Town Hall Tap Facebook page:

    "Barrel Age Week is fast approaching. Advanced tickets for growlers go on sale at the Brewery (on the Washington Ave) this Sunday the 10th at 11am. The beers will tapped the week of the 18th and you can pick up your growlers on the release nights. Get in line early to buy your tickets. The Tap will be getting a few kegs later this month."

    Take that for what's it's worth, but sounds like the Tap will be getting...something.
  15. hoeg0015

    hoeg0015 Jul 15, 2008 Minnesota

    I was able to score some random barrel action at the tap sporadically last year, so I'm hopeful, but it was real unpredictable and mostly unannounced as I recall.
  16. Penguin3200

    Penguin3200 Dec 28, 2008 Minnesota

    When I talked to Scott he said likely Czar and Twisted, not sure about the others.
  17. MinnesotaMoon

    MinnesotaMoon Jan 15, 2013 Minnesota

    had the first three last night...all were fantastic and I was very happy to walk out with a growler of each. can't wait to get back on saturday to taste the next three. Gotta love the minneapolis/st.paul beer scene.
  18. mnbearsfan

    mnbearsfan Dec 25, 2009 Minnesota
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    Put the kids to bed and head down there!

    All were still on as of 8 tonight. The Manhattan should be the first to blow. They said they had lots of Twisted.
  19. biglobo8971

    biglobo8971 May 6, 2010 Minnesota
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    Manhatten blew before I left, was a fantastic brew. Really ejoyed the Bock and the Jim. Very happy some douche sole me his growler of Buffalo cuz "it didn't taste what Iwanted it to tast like". Apparently, he doesn
    t like awesome.
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  20. olympuszymurgus

    olympuszymurgus Nov 24, 2009 California
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    Go to bed lobo, you're drunk :)
  21. Steasy66

    Steasy66 Feb 23, 2012 Minnesota
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    I apparently just missed Manhatten, Bock was alright.
  22. loudmouth

    loudmouth May 24, 2010 Wisconsin

    Not sure why all the hate on DB Frost, interesting beer but served too cold. Got tasty as it warmed. I knew I would like it after "The Dude Rules" ripped it.

    Twisted Trace was worth the trip down there.

    Do they have some new initiative at TH for their servers to ask you if you need anything every 5 fricking minutes?
  23. Sinatra716

    Sinatra716 May 27, 2006 Minnesota
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    I truly could not believe how well balanced the Manhattan barrel was. Really, really impressed with that beer!
  24. olympuszymurgus

    olympuszymurgus Nov 24, 2009 California
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    It was nice to meet you, if you want to grab a beer shoot me a message.
  25. motorhed

    motorhed Oct 27, 2008 Minnesota

    Last night i was lucky enough to get Manhattan before it blew, also had a couple Twisted Trace, and the Buffalo Bock. All were fantastic but Twisted Trace left the best impression on me though Manhattan was more complex and ridiculously smooth. Great job Town Hall on the lineup this year!
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  26. Sinatra716

    Sinatra716 May 27, 2006 Minnesota
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    I'm thinking of cracking open my twisted trace growler tonight and pouring a pint. If I reseal it tightly, how long will it still be good for?
  27. TheDudeRules

    TheDudeRules Nov 18, 2010 Minnesota
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    You look like a street bum. It was their way of asking you to leave. Also... You would drink liquid cat poop and like it as long as it said " barrel aged beer" on the label.
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  28. herman77

    herman77 Jan 24, 2010 Minnesota

    The less air space in the growler the longer it will stay carbed. Once you crack it though, I would drink it within 36-48 hours.
  29. pdoran10

    pdoran10 Jun 30, 2009 Minnesota

    I hear the only REAL way to go to Town Hall is to wear a suit and ignore everyone.
  30. TheDudeRules

    TheDudeRules Nov 18, 2010 Minnesota
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    I was told it is rude to interrupt men while they are on man-dates.

    Also I didn't realize it was you till you were leaving. So you saw me first!
  31. loudmouth

    loudmouth May 24, 2010 Wisconsin

    Fixed yer post
  32. XmnwildX12

    XmnwildX12 Nov 12, 2010 Minnesota
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    I headed down there last night to try the Double Barrel Jack Frost, Tumaltuous Rare and Buffalo Bock. Jack Frost was definitely my favorite, went in thinking it was going to be bad but enjoyed it. The glass was ice cold, still cold after about an hour. I really loved all the barrel notes, but they seemed to battle each other a bit. I am headed back down tonight for Czar Jack and will probably get another Jack Frost if I can keep my hands off that Twisted Trace.... mmmmmm
  33. hoeg0015

    hoeg0015 Jul 15, 2008 Minnesota

    Throw me in the minority camp who like the double barrel. no denying the power of the wine barrel, but it has a nutty factor I'm digging. but that's just, like, what do they say? My opinion, man.
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  34. motorhed

    motorhed Oct 27, 2008 Minnesota

    You said nutty factor.
  35. XmnwildX12

    XmnwildX12 Nov 12, 2010 Minnesota
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    On my way down for some Czar Jack, wearing my Boogaard jersey... :(
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  36. Cyclone8

    Cyclone8 Oct 19, 2011 Minnesota
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    I liked how chocolatey it tasted after it warmed up.
  37. will1256

    will1256 Dec 4, 2010 Minnesota
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    Anyone here now? I'm in the blue striped button-up at the bar, having my first-ever Twisted Trace.
  38. yamar68

    yamar68 Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    Double Barrel was by far my favorite this year. It seems to me that the wine barrel is sort of a curveball but I think they knocked it out of the park.

    Which reminds me... ISO Double Barrel Damon.
  39. Sinatra716

    Sinatra716 May 27, 2006 Minnesota
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    Just finished my growler of Twisted Trace that I brought to an Oscar party. I seriously can't believe that it was the last barrel aged beer to sell out of tickets. I bought my ticket three days after it went on sale, and it was absolutely tremendous, and a huge hit with everyone that had some. I was hoping it would be good, but it far exceeded my expectations! I have to believe it will sell out quicker next year if they make it again.
  40. dougofthefuture

    dougofthefuture Oct 15, 2009 Minnesota
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    Good times at Town Hall on Saturday. Surprising to only see 2 bartenders, which translated to 20 minutes of waiting for a drink, but table service was fine.

    Twisted Trace was the best by a mile. Definitely no infection in the Double Barrel, but that's a lot of wine and not a lot of bourbon. Mixed 60/40 or even 50/50 with Czar Jack made it pretty damn tasty.
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