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Town Hall Brewery Grand Re-Opening 4/11

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by elliott1184, Mar 24, 2014.

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  1. elliott1184

    elliott1184 Devotee (420) Mar 31, 2011 Minnesota
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  2. MCImes

    MCImes Disciple (353) Dec 31, 2010 Connecticut

    Awesome! I've been missing my semi weekly growler of Masala Mama.

    Welcome back Town Hall!
  3. HawkEye19

    HawkEye19 Initiate (141) Jun 15, 2006 Minnesota

    Wonder if the open house will involve beer?
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  4. TheBeerDrinker

    TheBeerDrinker Initiate (0) Jan 29, 2014 Minnesota

    I suspect not.
  5. DrZeus10

    DrZeus10 Aspirant (270) Jun 1, 2013 Minnesota
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    Really excited to hear this...because it means barrel-aged week can't be far behind.
  6. HawkEye19

    HawkEye19 Initiate (141) Jun 15, 2006 Minnesota

    Figured as much, but a man can dream.
  7. TheBeerDrinker

    TheBeerDrinker Initiate (0) Jan 29, 2014 Minnesota

    I was just kidding. You would think they would have beer even if it was from a keg brewed before they closed.
  8. HawkEye19

    HawkEye19 Initiate (141) Jun 15, 2006 Minnesota

    According the the Town Hall Facebook page, there will be a couple of guest beer available for a "steep discount".
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  9. mjryan

    mjryan Zealot (578) Dec 22, 2007 Minnesota

    I think they got back to brewing a couple of weeks ago. Should be plenty of TH beer on hand.
  10. bitterbeerguy

    bitterbeerguy Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2011 Minnesota

    So excited!!!! I am ready to get back to drink Mama on a regular basis. Any word on the BA release plans?
  11. oner0002

    oner0002 Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2007 Minnesota

    A big FYI for all those original TH geeks like myself:


    no word on which Town Hall beers will actually be available. I think they ran out of most of their beers in the last month and only started brewing 2 weeks ago. What is the turn around on MM IPA?
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  12. SipIt

    SipIt Aspirant (233) Jul 18, 2013 Minnesota
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    Don't know about the turnaround on MM IPA, but their barrel aged week starts the Monday right after they reopen. These guys were at the Northern Lights festival on Sat and I had multiple glasses of the double barrel Jack Frost. I can hold off on drinking MM IPA as long as that's around...
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  13. cmannes

    cmannes Disciple (379) Mar 15, 2009 Minnesota
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  14. psychotia

    psychotia Disciple (318) Jun 27, 2009 Minnesota

  15. Buebie

    Buebie Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2007 Minnesota

    I too am looking forward to the new restrooms. Been completely bypassing this area as there is no Masala to stop for.
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  16. elliott1184

    elliott1184 Devotee (420) Mar 31, 2011 Minnesota
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    Soft opening happening right now. Dortmunder, Hope & King, and Dunkel on tap; $3. All entrees (excluding filet mignon) are $5; all apps are $3. Just in case you can't wait until tomorrow. :slight_smile:
  17. opwog

    opwog Defender (663) Jun 16, 2008 Minnesota

  18. billhelm

    billhelm Aspirant (255) Feb 9, 2011 Minnesota
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    Could be, they usually have 4 or 5 on tap at Town Hall Tap and the Lanes
  19. josephwa

    josephwa Devotee (467) Jun 4, 2012 Minnesota
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    That is 9 taps too many devoted to ciders. I do like the increase number of taps overall though!
  20. opwog

    opwog Defender (663) Jun 16, 2008 Minnesota

    Might be interesting if they mixed it up with some meads, but I don't know if very many meads are kegged. I have only had one on tap and that was at the Bruery and I think that they only every had it once and then used mead only in some blends.
  21. HoudiniRN

    HoudiniRN Aspirant (255) Feb 28, 2014 Minnesota
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    Anyone know whats on tap now?
  22. mothman

    mothman Poo-Bah (5,938) Jun 21, 2007 Minnesota
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    Probably dropping by later this evening. I'll update with tap list if no one else does.
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  23. Mplsmetro57

    Mplsmetro57 Aspirant (280) Jan 30, 2013 Minnesota
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    Blue Nile tapped Surly 3 (a braggot) for their anniversary back in 2009 I believe. Quite unique but an acquired taste.
  24. opwog

    opwog Defender (663) Jun 16, 2008 Minnesota

    Braggots can be all over the place, but I don't think that most that I have had are truly braggots (beer + mead + spices), as much as they are beer + honey + spices. I don't think that many breweries releasing braggots are actually creating a batch of mead first.

    And now that I think about it, the one that they had on tap was actually kind of a braggot, in that it was a blend of mead (made by one of the early Bruery fanboys) with White Oak Sap, but none of the herbal character of traditional braggots. It was like having bourbon and a cake donut all in one delicious beverage. They also had the mead on separately (all at their 1 year anniversary) that was actually being poured out of some separate tube on the side. I can see that people reviewed both as the same under this listing:


    So given that the one on tap was actually a mead/beer blend, that still leaves me wondering if any straight meads are available on tap.
  25. HawkEye19

    HawkEye19 Initiate (141) Jun 15, 2006 Minnesota

    When I was there on Friday, they had Hope & King, Dortmunder, Rise of the Phoenix (hoppy red ale on nitro) and a fourth that is escaping me.
  26. BuckettOfBeer

    BuckettOfBeer Initiate (125) Mar 19, 2010 Minnesota
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  27. Elsinore64

    Elsinore64 Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2007 Minnesota

    Sometimes Redstone Meadery will find their way on taps around town. Only one I've seen.
  28. HomeBrewed

    HomeBrewed Initiate (186) Dec 10, 2006 Minnesota
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    Town Hall had a grand re-opening with no Masala Mama??? Blasphemy!
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  29. feloniousmonk

    feloniousmonk Poo-Bah (4,887) Nov 14, 2002 Minnesota

    Was debuted at Blue Nile. Sorry you missed it.
  30. brewseum

    brewseum Initiate (91) Nov 11, 2004 Minnesota
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    Geez Al....do you braggot all?
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  31. McRyan

    McRyan Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2012 Minnesota

    What's the deal with this? They didn't have it on at Town Hall Lanes either..
  32. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (3,548) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    The bartender at Town Hall yesterday said they tried to stockpile Masala before the shut down, but just couldn't make enough. Said the best guess was another two weeks. Sad face.
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  33. HomeBrewed

    HomeBrewed Initiate (186) Dec 10, 2006 Minnesota
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    Stockpiling in hopes of serving 4 month old kegs of Masala? Why wouldn't they just brew a new batch in time for the grand re-opening? Seems like they dropped the ball with their bread and butter.
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  34. will1256

    will1256 Disciple (371) Dec 4, 2010 Minnesota
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    I'm sure construction dumpsters make great mash tuns, but they probably didn't brew some before the reopening because there was no brewery to brew in until the reopening.

    It seems to me the options were they could reopen now and we could wait a few weeks for Masala Mama, or they could reopen in a few weeks and people could wait for all of their beers, barrel-aged week, etc. Personally, I'm glad they went with option one.
  35. BuckettOfBeer

    BuckettOfBeer Initiate (125) Mar 19, 2010 Minnesota
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    I heard they were phasing out Masala Mama and replacing it with a year round guest tap of Saga. (am I trying too hard??)
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  36. Guffy

    Guffy Aspirant (253) Jan 17, 2012 Minnesota

    Dumb question, but is there anywhere to park around the area besides the ramp at the hotel?
  37. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Zealot (520) Jun 24, 2013 Minnesota
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    There is on street parking around, some paid, some free (15th street turns into 3rd which has a dead end). However, the ramp would most likely be your best bet if the streets are full
  38. seangibbs60

    seangibbs60 Disciple (382) Oct 25, 2013 Minnesota
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    There is a lot across from whee the 400 bar was on 4th street (it was either 3 or 5 dollars the last time I was there). It would be about a 3 block walk.
  39. Guffy

    Guffy Aspirant (253) Jan 17, 2012 Minnesota

    Perfect, thanks guys!
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