Barley Johns Brew Pub | New Brighton, Minnesota
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Barley Johns Brew Pub
Excellent based on 87 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

781 Old Highway 8 SW
New Brighton, Minnesota United States 55112 [ print map ]
651 636 4670 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Open: Mon-Sat 11am-1am

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Barley Johns Brew Pub

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Beer Available At Barley Johns Brew Pub (arranged by most recent)
Barley Johns Anniversary Ale 79, Barley Johns Rosies Ale 99, Barley Johns Bourbon Aged Imperial Brown Ale , Barley Johns Double Decocted Double IPA (DDDIPA) , Barley Johns Unaged Rosieís Old Ale , Barley Johns Barley Legal , Barley Johns P.O.P. , Barley Johns Wretched Red Ale , Barley Johns Taranise , Barley Johns Dirty German Hipster Ale , De Proefbrouwerij Flanders Fred 99, Barley Johns Belgian Golden Strong Ale , Barley Johns Reverend Red 65, Barley Johns Warriors Passage IIPA , Barley Johns The Dark Knight (Returns) 100, Barley Johns Belgian Brune , Barley Johns Barrel-Aged Rosies Ale (Batch 3) 90, Barley Johns Old Eight Porter 98, Barley Johns Wild Brunette 92, Barley Johns Stockyard IPA 68
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87 reviews for Barley Johns Brew Pub
 Ambiance  76%
 Service  81%
 Selection  74%
 Food  74%
 Value  79%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  90%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1180) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 16, 2013
Visited November, 2011.

The first thing I noticed was that there people sitting outside in the cold wind around a fire pit while the rest of the happy drunks were inside. More power to them, but I wasnít about to join. Inside was warmer and more comfortable. The table had a bunch of small holes drilled in it. I learned how to play cribbage, or at least I think I did.

Lots of beers to pick from and they do flights in 6oz glasses. Some were good, some were alright. Service was friendly and the place is enjoyable.

Looking forward to stopping in again for RBSG in a month.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK  (720) Pennsylvania | July 29, 2013
It doesnít look like much from the outside but itís very cozy and intimate inside. They have 9 of their own on tap as well as 6 guest taps. The beers I sampled were solid but they didnít blow me away which kind of sums my experience. There wasnít anything off about the place. It just wasnít reeking of awesomeness.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy  (517) Toronto, Ontario | November 27, 2008
A very small bar/restaurant north of the city and Town Hall, but worth a visit and a cab fair if they have one of their top-rated seasonals on. Very friendly bartender, and Minniseota-friendly customers. I had everything, and the Bourbon barrel Dark Knight Returns is the sipper that kept us an extra hour. The Wild Brunette, as a brown ale, is a standout made with substantial brown rice. A second brewpub and bottling out-of-state is planned. The hope is for more, as so little beer can be made physically here, and the demand from word-of-mouth is just growing exponentially.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
BVery  (388) Burnsville, Minnesota | March 7, 2009
Small brewpub & restaurant with big beers. Our bartender was entertaining, and we had a great selection of house brews (including the Dark Knight Returns - the reason for the trip) and guest beers (Ommegang 3 Philosophers, Tripel Karmeliet). Prices are very reasonable - most beers between $3.50 - $5.50, less than weíd spend at most Twin Cities beer joints.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
jrallen34  (377) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011
Our first night in Minne for Darkness Day and we headed here for dinner. Super small inside with a big outside patio. As you walk in you get a total feeling of a small town place, way more small town than Minneapolis, think 700 miles from a major city West Texas. Inside is quaint but weird. Plain brown walls with painted on hop plants dancing around the ceiling. A selection of 4 regulars and 2 seasonals. The taps were all pretty good, with some super unique tastings. You should order a sampler because it comes with the coolest sampler holder ever. Overall, a very cool experience that you must visit. However, I was SUPER disappointed that did not have dark night or ba rosie. Come on guys, its Darkness weekend people from all over he country are coming and you canít have your heavy hitters on, weak!!!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis  (324) Sunnyvale, California | October 30, 2012| Updated October 31, 2012
A bit of a dive, but in a cool kind of way. Food (pizza) was quite good and they had reasonably priced samplers of their current taps. Missed Dark Knight Returns by two days :(. The beers I did try were quite mediocre, unfortunately.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
nbutler11  (316) Phoenix, Arizona | January 4, 2009
This place cracks me up. The directions I got from Google were completely incorrect. I called and they were happy to help vector me in, but once I got there it was dead. The pub looks like a converted double-wide trailer or something. Its small, but they certainly make up for it in beer. Having The Dark Knight Returns on tap is reason enough to seek this place out.
auerbrau  (300) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | December 4, 2005
This has got be my favorite brew pub, of all the ones Iíve been too and rated. Funky, small, and comfortable. The bartend was friendly and made a great conversationalist. The earthy approach of the bar and the use of proper glassware on the most amazing brews were most appreciated. BUT! There was no Dark Knight! I did get Alfreds Porter, but missed the coveted DK. Next time I guess...
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
PorterPounder  (289) Tallahassee, Florida | May 2, 2006
Great little brewpub in the Twin Cities íburbs. Visited here in late April í06 on a cold and rainy Friday lunch. Warmed up quickly in the small but cozy environs. Had about seven or eight on tap with a good selection of guest taps such as Hair of the Dog. All were above average. Good stick to your ribs food and prompt service. A bit out of the way - but worth the trip.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
esjaygee  (262) Oak Creek, Wisconsin | October 18, 2011
Small brewpub on the northern end of town recommended to us by our waiter at Town Hall. Everything was wooden with hops hanging everywhere. The seating outside was probably five times larger than the seating inside and it was packed when we arrived. They offer four samplers for $6 and the had seven beers on tap having just run out of one. The beer was solid and the bartender did a good job juggling the patrons both inside and outside. Several groups were playing games in back so we dug the cribbage board out of the car and I lost to my wife by one point. No TVs and did not have any food. I echo the statement about missing this place, I think I missed it twice before I finally pulled into the right driveway but well worth my efforts!

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