Barley Johns Brew Pub | New Brighton, Minnesota
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Barley Johns Brew Pub
Excellent based on 92 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

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

Hours: Mon-Sat: 11am-1am

Mayor: BVery (3) | Taps: 12 |

Barley Johns Brew Pub

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Beer Available At Barley Johns Brew Pub (arranged by most recent)
Barley Johns Pils the Void , Barley Johns Bruegel de Blonde , Barley Johnís Little Barley Session Ale 48, Barley Johns Brown Ale! , Barley Johns Goodbye Holland , Barley Johns Warriors Passage IIPA 3.0 , Barley Johns First Flight , Barley Johns Imperial Brown Ale , Barley Johns Belgian Tripel 79, Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale 98, Barley Johns Maibock 87, Barley Johns Common to the Light , Barley Johns Imperial Chocolate Rye Stout , Barley Johns The Dark Knight (Returns) 100, Barley Johns Alfreds Porter 99, Barley Johnís Old 8 Porter 98, Barley Johnís Wild Brunette Wild Rice Brown Ale 91, Barley Johns Winter Ale (2011-2014) , Barley Johns Jump Start , Barley Johns Odacer Faustins White IIPA
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92 reviews for Barley Johns Brew Pub
 Ambiance  76%
 Service  81%
 Selection  74%
 Food  74%
 Value  78%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  90%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
grimreeser  (14) Minnesota | June 6, 2006
Rather small inside, sat outside. Nice selection of beers that are very well done. Not a large selection, but something to suit any taste. Was disappointed that they were out of the Wild Brunette. Good food and service.
Lumpy  (50) Carrollton, Texas | May 28, 2006
Has a good set of samplers and several very solid beers. Not every beer is a homerun, but none of the beers that I tried were bad. Definitely a skilled brewer at work here. Highly recommended.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
PorterPounder  (376) 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 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
MoreHead  (14) Minnetonka, Minnesota | April 23, 2006
first visit and couldnít get over small size. sat outside since indoor seating was limited, tried all the brews, and had a pizza. beers were nice and food was tasty. worth it if youíre in the area but not sure how far of a drive it can justify.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
JudgeDread  (6) Minnesota | January 11, 2006
Enjoyed this small bar. Bar area is very tight good for meeting people and enjoying conversations. Food is excellent with a nice selection of foods, including Ostrich. Bartenders have great knowledge of the beers on tap. Best to buy a growler and keep comming back for more!!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
MilkmanDan  (20) Eagan, Minnesota | January 10, 2006
Tiny little place in a very non-brewpubby location. Like the hop vines growing outside. Places is very small, so go in odd times if you want to sit down. Wait staff is friendly and have had decent food on my visits there. Beer has wandered between excellent to average, would say consistency may be an issue? The Little Barley Bitter, when on, is a wonderful small beer, and Iím a big Wild Brunette fan. Certainly worth a visit if youíre on the north side of the cities.
auerbrau  (305) 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 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
Philip  (64) Illinois | September 19, 2005| Updated June 11, 2007
Iíve visited here a few times, and it always surprises me that such a quality brewer is located in such a small, lackluster place. My first time here (Nov 2004) I picked up a growler of Dark Knight and sampled the Rosieís Ale. Both were quality, but I have no idea why one would charge roughly 75 bucks for one and 90 something for the other in a growler. Why the expense? FOOD UPDATE: Veggie burger was very good, and the waffle fries were solid. Other food items on the table looked good as well.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
njklebs  (1) | September 5, 2005
Small in size to focus the pub dwellers focus on the great beer and excelent food. Very warming and intimate; whether your focus is on your date, your burger, your shoes, and hopefully your beer. Food is available for the serious dinner consumer, or the" lets grab a beer and a (fill in the blank)" drinker. Always a good selection of guest beers and Barley John brews.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi  (104) Glendale, Wisconsin | August 28, 2005
I thought this place was a great way to waste away a Saturday afternoon. John was there and allowed a special sample of an extra special beer. It wasnít finished brewing yet but was PHENOMINAL. OMFG! Rosies ale even when not "complete" kicks ass! The bartender was nice.

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