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Town Hall Brewery Grand Re-Opening 4/11

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

  1. elliott1184

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

    Welcome back Town Hall!
     
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    Wonder if the open house will involve beer?
     
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    I suspect not.
     
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    Really excited to hear this...because it means barrel-aged week can't be far behind.
     
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    Figured as much, but a man can dream.
     
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    I was just kidding. You would think they would have beer even if it was from a keg brewed before they closed.
     
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    According the the Town Hall Facebook page, there will be a couple of guest beer available for a "steep discount".
     
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    I think they got back to brewing a couple of weeks ago. Should be plenty of TH beer on hand.
     
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    So excited!!!! I am ready to get back to drink Mama on a regular basis. Any word on the BA release plans?
     
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    A big FYI for all those original TH geeks like myself:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1419239001666417/?ref=22

    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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    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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    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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    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. :)
     
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    Could be, they usually have 4 or 5 on tap at Town Hall Tap and the Lanes
     
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    That is 9 taps too many devoted to ciders. I do like the increase number of taps overall though!
     
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    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.
     
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    Anyone know whats on tap now?
     
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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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    Blue Nile tapped Surly 3 (a braggot) for their anniversary back in 2009 I believe. Quite unique but an acquired taste.
    http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/13014/47396/
     
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    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:

    http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/16866/49570/

    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Dunkel.
     
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    Sometimes Redstone Meadery will find their way on taps around town. Only one I've seen.
     
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    Town Hall had a grand re-opening with no Masala Mama??? Blasphemy!
     
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    Was debuted at Blue Nile. Sorry you missed it.
     
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    Geez Al....do you braggot all?
     
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    What's the deal with this? They didn't have it on at Town Hall Lanes either..
     
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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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    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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    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.
     
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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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    Dumb question, but is there anywhere to park around the area besides the ramp at the hotel?
     
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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
     
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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.
     
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    Perfect, thanks guys!
     
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