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Nice surprise in a barleywine

Get a couple of bottles of Clown Shoes Billionaire, drink one now and age one. It's aged in cognac barrels and matches your description to a tee.

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Search for Everyday-Drinking Pale Ales

Saga is now my daily drinker. Great IPA and $10.99/12 pack in my area.

Apr 07, 2014
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Pabst Blue Ribbon........quality vs. quantity Question for Beer Drinkers

We get Moosehead and many of the Canadian brands in Minneapolis (we also get their weather - high today might make it all the way up to 0). Luckily, we have Surly and several other fine brews to keep us warm.

Feb 27, 2014
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Singapore (S. MPLS) Closed?

Really going to miss that place. We usually got up there 4 or 5 times a year and got to know the family. Always good fresh food and friendly service. I hope that she opens or runs a kitchen somewhere else.

Singapore and Puerta Azul were two of our favorite spots.

Feb 13, 2014
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Rarity: A "great" Porter... Deschutes Black Butte annual series

If they're available in your area, Founders and Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald are pretty good porters. Alaskan does a really good Baltic Porter in their Pilot Series.

Jan 27, 2014
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Dangerous Man Tap Room

Another one that you may want to try is Hammerheart in Lino Lakes (short run up 35W). My two favorites are the Smoked IPA and the Barrel Aged Dublin's Raid. Need to check their FB page to see what's on tap that may interest you.

Dec 17, 2013
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Dangerous Man Tap Room

I've been twice and have yet to try their Chocolate Milk Stout. You must have hit them at the right time. Indeed can be really good - all depends on what they have on tap. Their Rum King is outstanding! Take a short drive over to Roseville and visit Pour Decisions. Those guys are doing some great things.

Dec 14, 2013
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Bells! NYC! Finally!

Think of a combination of Cream Stout and Expedition mixed together and then bourbon barrel aged. Close as I can get. Similar to Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, but tastes a little sweeter and smoother to me.

Nov 27, 2013
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Bells! NYC! Finally!

+1 on the Expedition. I buy a case every year and cellar it. The '11 is drinking really good right now. Also, grab some Black Note when it comes out - dynamite stuff!

Nov 27, 2013
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need a lunch place we can easily drive to from downtown st. paul

I'd probably give the food a 7-8 - my favorites are the sausages. If you stick with what they do best (stay away from the burgers or deep fried fish) you'll be fine.

Nov 08, 2013
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need a lunch place we can easily drive to from downtown st. paul

The Glockenspiel on W. 7th for German food. Small parking lot on the side and usually easy street parking.

Nov 07, 2013
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Breakfast in Southern Burbs?

The Windmill in Savage - not pretty from the outside, but good food.

Sep 16, 2013
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St. Paul Restaurant before Concert

Right down W. 7th: Eagle St. Grill, The Liffey, Cosetta's, Burger Moe's, Downtowner Woodfire Grill, Patrick McGoverns. If the weather is nice, the patio at The Liffey would be my choice.

Sep 06, 2013
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Best cannoli?

Broders has them on their take out menu - never tried, so I won't comment on their authenticity.

Jun 12, 2013
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Nice crisp and refreshing but not flat beer for summer

Hefeweizens are my summer go to beers. Sierra Nevada Kellerweis and Paulaner are two of my favorites.

Jun 03, 2013
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Liver and Onions

FWIW Glockenspiel has them on their menu.

May 31, 2013
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Anniversary dinner

I've been to both - stick with Broder's.

May 15, 2013
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Anniversary dinner

My go to is W. A. Frost - should be able to stay under $100. If you haven't been, the patio is one of the best in the Twin Cities.

May 14, 2013
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The 8 Best Beer Towns in America

May 07, 2013
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Chinese Restaurant in Minneapolis

Which I believe is still on the menu at Singapore in South Minneapolis.

May 06, 2013
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Minneapolis-St. Paul Dish of the Month May 2013 -- Voting

Tacos

May 01, 2013
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Noise Level - Twin Cities Restaurants

W.A. Frost and Blue Point in Bloomington aren't too bad.

Apr 24, 2013
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Local Beer of the Month April 2013 (Tie): Surly Furious vs. Steel toe size 7

Ashamed to say that I had not tried Size 7 until now, but I live in the south Metro and they don't get down here. I made the trek to Zipps and picked up a bottle. First the numbers: Size 7 - $4.99 - 1/22 oz, Furious - $9.95 - 4/16 oz (one of the local stores down here is selling it on special for $8.75). Size 7: 77 IBU, 7%, Furious: 99 IBU, 6.2%.

I have to agree with Brad in saying that it is apples to oranges, they are both IPA's, but that's where the similarity ends. Furious is sweeter with a more citrusy smell and taste, whereas Size 7 has less of a malt presence and is more hop forward. They're both good, just different.

For me, Furious is the beer that I will always buy when there isn't anything else that interests me - kind of a comfort thing. I know that many craft brewers are going to the bombers and 750's, but my preference is the 16 oz. container. Sometimes 12 ounces is not enough, and 22 is too much.

Now I have to get out to St. Louis Park to see how Size 11 compares to Abrasive.

Apr 14, 2013
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Local Beer of the Month April 2013 (Nominations)

Furious

Apr 03, 2013
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Beer Pairings with Easter Dinner

Ended up having a bottle of Epic Smoked and Oaked Belgian that had been sitting in the cellar for the past year - went well with dinner. Dessert was cheesecake and I thought that Darkness might be a little much, so I went with Peruvian Morning. No complaints from anyone.

I know that hefeweizen is year round, but I just couldn't do it with snow on the ground, just seemed wrong!

Thanks for the input.

Apr 01, 2013
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Beer Pairings with Easter Dinner

Planning on the traditional ham dinner for Easter - thinking of a Belgian with dinner although part of me says Hefeweizen, and Darkness with dessert. Thoughts?

Mar 28, 2013
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What Was Your Superbowl Beer?

Surly Darkness

Feb 04, 2013
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Finally acquired a taste for beer - what's next

Please tell us your approximate location so that we may make some recommendations based on what is available in your area. Many of the craft beers are not available in all areas of the country.
Check with some of the local liqour stores - they may offer beer tastings. Also, some bars may offer beer flights allowing you to taste several beer styles without having to buy a glass of something that you don't really like.

Feb 02, 2013
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Nelson hops

Toppling Goliath ZeeLander - only in Iowa and Wisconsin

Jan 25, 2013
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Budvar beer

Zipps would be another one to try.

Jan 12, 2013
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