Twin Cities Beer Tasting

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  1. supercolter

    supercolter Crusader (781) Apr 19, 2006 Wisconsin
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    Hey all,

    I received a bit of feedback that my last post was rather ambiguous/somewhat dickish. Oops, let's try this again. Please let the other thread sink into oblivion.

    What: Tasting at my place with good people
    Who: 10 BAs including my normal group of 3-4.
    When: A Friday or Saturday in August (I'm not available the first weekend, but any other should work at this point.)
    Where: My townhouse in Woodbury, MN

    It would be cool if we could find some similar beers for side-by-sides, but all styles are welcome. There is a link to the beers in my cellar on my profile for some reference of things that I could potentially bring out. There are a couple of things set aside for a trade, which I'll highlight tonight. Other than that, I'm more than happy to share.

    If you are interested, please shoot me a convo with the following:
    Dates that work for you-
    Beers you'd like to contribute-

    Thanks all,

    Jeff
     
  2. hoeg0015

    hoeg0015 Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2008 Minnesota

    I was going to say you'll fit in well here, but you've probably gathered that in your six years on the site. Can't make it, but I'm sure you'll have a slew of takers.
     
  3. Mista

    Mista Initiate (140) Nov 10, 2011 Minnesota
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    I'd be down assuming i can find someone to car pool with from Mpls. Woodbury is far....:slight_frown:
     
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  4. supercolter

    supercolter Crusader (781) Apr 19, 2006 Wisconsin
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    Haha, yeah I've seen a few of them in the six years I've been on here... yikes.
     
  5. cmannes

    cmannes Disciple (355) Mar 15, 2009 Minnesota

    Why are all the good beer and events on the East Side? Some days I feel I live in a MN Beer Wasteland. :slight_smile: AKA Maple Grove.
     
  6. supercolter

    supercolter Crusader (781) Apr 19, 2006 Wisconsin
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    A couple more nibbles but still spots available... bumpity bump.
     
  7. minnesotaryan

    minnesotaryan Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2010 Minnesota

    if you nail down a date, I am in St Paul and could be coerced to come and share beer :wink:
     
  8. biglobo8971

    biglobo8971 Initiate (0) May 6, 2010 Minnesota

    August is a bad month for me, possibly in the future.
     
  9. mnbearsfan

    mnbearsfan Aspirant (253) Dec 25, 2009 Minnesota
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    The second part of August is bad, you are good for the first half
     
  10. doucmehu

    doucmehu Initiate (0) Mar 1, 2010 Oregon

    I am in, I am somehow open every Friday and Saturday in August. Possible beers, depending on what else will be there:
    Bitch's Brew
    CBS
    Churchill's Finest Hour
    Conflux 1
    CW Exodus
    Hangar 24 Hammerhead
    Marron Acidife
    MOAS
    Supplication
    Expedition Stout vertical 07-12
     
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  11. RKPStogie

    RKPStogie Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2011 Minnesota

    Could be worse, you could be in Rochester. I think there are 3-4 BAs in the whole town...
     
  12. supercolter

    supercolter Crusader (781) Apr 19, 2006 Wisconsin
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    One more bump for tonight's crowd and then I'll get back to everyone with a date. Seems like a good group of peeps... I'm also waiting on a couple of guys in my tasting group to confirm all dates that are available so that the highest percentage of people can make it. Thanks for you patience all! Looking forward to a fun tasting...
     
  13. doucmehu

    doucmehu Initiate (0) Mar 1, 2010 Oregon

    I will bring a foodstuff to share. I hear Charcuterie and other cured meats are the "in" thing for this type of gathering?
     
  14. supercolter

    supercolter Crusader (781) Apr 19, 2006 Wisconsin
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    Alright peeps,

    It looks like the weekend of the 17th/18th works the best for everyone... I'll send out an email to those that were interested/tenatively interested tomorrow night and pass along some more information. Please let me know if either or both these nights don't work for you, so we can firm up the details soon. If you are +1, let me know so I can plan the amount of beer/appetizers appropriately.

    We could probably squeeze a couple more people in if there is still interest.

    Peace, Jeff
     
  15. SourNotes

    SourNotes Initiate (0) Nov 10, 2010 Minnesota

    due to the choice of weekend, i might be in.
     
  16. supercolter

    supercolter Crusader (781) Apr 19, 2006 Wisconsin
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    Sounds good. I'll send you some additional info. I know "Mista" was hoping to carpool from S. Mpls, so hit him up if interested.
     
  17. jawzman

    jawzman Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2010 Minnesota

    Is there that many of us around? I thought it was just you and me...
     
  18. supercolter

    supercolter Crusader (781) Apr 19, 2006 Wisconsin
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    Hey guys,

    Thanks to all for contributing to a great tasting last night... the aftermath pictures are below.
    http://imgur.com/Jse7n,vpE5y#0
    http://imgur.com/Jse7n,vpE5y#1
    List:
    Upright Blend Love, Cantillon Fou' Foune, Upland Peach Lambic, Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break, Jackie-O's Evelyn, Logsdon Seizoen Bretta, Sournotes "Abner" clone :wink:, Ballast Point Dorado Double IPA, Hill Farmstead Jimmy, Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break, Eclipse Brandy Barrel 2011, Eclipse Elijah Craig 18 Year 2011, Eclipse Four Roses 2010, Olde Hickory Event Horizon, Churchill's Finest Hour 2012, Hunaphu's Imperial Stout, Hel & Verdomenis Wild Turkey...
    Cheers,

    Jeff
     
  19. Cyclone8

    Cyclone8 Disciple (369) Oct 19, 2011 Minnesota
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    Wow! I should have skipped my opening night and come:wink: Looks like quite the lineup! Glad it worked out.
     
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  20. motorhed

    motorhed Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2008 Minnesota

    Nonsense - i'm up in the MG area if you are bored and want to grab some brews. Up for meeting some locals anytime. :slight_smile:
     
  21. biniek13

    biniek13 Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2008 Minnesota

    Tell me about it, I live in Albertville...
     
  22. motorhed

    motorhed Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2008 Minnesota

    I'll agree on Albertville....at least MG has 3 Squares and Princeton's. =)
     
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  23. biniek13

    biniek13 Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2008 Minnesota

    Yeah, at least 3 Squares isn't that far for me... :slight_smile:
     
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  24. motorhed

    motorhed Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2008 Minnesota

    Word, it's a surprisingly good spot for being "so out in the country"....psshhhh
     
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  25. biniek13

    biniek13 Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2008 Minnesota

    Haha!! Yeah, according to some, we are the edge of the sticks!! :slight_smile:
     
  26. motorhed

    motorhed Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2008 Minnesota

    Only downside i can find is with the concept of driving all over creation to find limited releases....that part blows. Everything else about the burbs i dig.
     
  27. ObiWanKushnobi

    ObiWanKushnobi Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2011 Minnesota

    No, you guys are out in the sticks!:wink: I hear nothing but good things about Princeton's, I heard they still have Olde Blue Hair can any of you confirm this.
     
  28. biniek13

    biniek13 Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2008 Minnesota

    I was just in there and didn't see it, but then again I wasn't looking for it either... :slight_smile:
     
  29. motorhed

    motorhed Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2008 Minnesota

    I'll be stopping by there later today, i'll let you know.
     
  30. ObiWanKushnobi

    ObiWanKushnobi Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2011 Minnesota

    If your ever trying to hunt some limited release stuff down I know it might be a drive for you but MGM on 98th and Lyndale 2 blocks east of 35W here in Bloomington is still under the radar and has received some hard to find stuff that is gone at most places in a few hours and it will be there for a week(KBS 4-5 days FMB 7-10 days) and the owner Mike is constantly expanding the beer selection and has taken multiple requests for beers from me and has fulfilled the majority of them!! I know how it feels to call a liquor store and have them tell you they have"X" beer and by the time you drive across the ciities to get it and when you walk in and request it they reply " We just sold the last one". Hope this helps.
     
  31. ObiWanKushnobi

    ObiWanKushnobi Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2011 Minnesota

    Thanks and if you guys ever need some help locating some particular brews I can be your eyes in the southern burbs'. Just send me a message.
     
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  32. cmannes

    cmannes Disciple (355) Mar 15, 2009 Minnesota

    Byerly's in Maple Grove also has a surprisingly good beer selection. Plus it's walking distance from 3Sq.
     
  33. motorhed

    motorhed Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2008 Minnesota

    Yup yup, those are indeed the best places, the places that move enough to get the hard to find stuff but dont have a ton of traffic. Stopped by Princeton's tonight and was informed by Bill that they sold their case of BB24 within a few hours....Bummer. On a good note, i was able to find a couple completely unexpected items...

    PS - i used to live in Bloomington and know a couple of really good spots down there, it's just about trying to get to them now. =) Cheers off of 169 and Anderson Lakes Pkwy used to be my go-to place, they have a surprisingly good selection. I remember buying 8 bottles of Abyss from them a couple of years ago...i think they got 3 cases of it in....check them out if you get to the west side of Bloomington.
     
  34. motorhed

    motorhed Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2008 Minnesota

    Thanks man, ditto from the Norte! ;-)
     
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  35. motorhed

    motorhed Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2008 Minnesota

    So, talked to bill tonight, asked him about it. They didn't have any bottles out and asked to him about it, they dont have any left. Also learned they are cutting back on Mikkeller quite a bit as they just cant move the euro stuff.
     
  36. motorhed

    motorhed Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2008 Minnesota

    Nice to run into you at Princeton's Chris. Keep me in mind if you get together with anyone for tastings, etc. Last post from me on this thread tonight...hopefully. Sorry about all the posts....must be my internet ADD.
     
  37. ObiWanKushnobi

    ObiWanKushnobi Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2011 Minnesota

    Cheers is definitely a good spot and speaking of the west side the Cub foods of all places is actually a good spot as for the east side Cub goes it sucks. There is two Cellars locations near you that are really good spots I drive out to once in awhile the one on County Road 24 in Plymouth and the other is in Excelsior on Hwy 7. And if your ever in Saint Paul Petschen's Southview Liquor on Robert st. has a good selection they had some 2009 Bourbon Barrel Old Stock Ale a few months ago when I was last there I damn near feel over when I saw it.
     
  38. ObiWanKushnobi

    ObiWanKushnobi Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2011 Minnesota


    Thanks for asking I really appreciate it.

    Cheers!
     
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