The Happy Gnome

Mayor: deyholla (6) | Taps: 89 | Bottles: 300+
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Beers At The Happy Gnome

NameABVEntered
New Holland Michigan Awesome Hatter5.8%7/10/2016
New Belgium / Avery Fat Wild Ale6.2%7/10/2016
Steel Toe Size 7 IPA7%6/24/2016
Indeed Wooden Soul #6: Wood-Aged Red Ale5.4%4/8/2016
Sweetland Orchard Perennial0%3/16/2016
Milk & Honey Ciders American Heirloom Cider 20136.9%3/15/2016
Sociable Coffee Cart Java Apple6.2%3/15/2016
Sociable Freewheeler Dry Apple Graff5.8%3/13/2016
Lakes & Legends Marigold Gold Strong5.9%3/13/2016
Lift Bridge Batch 1,300 Double IPA9%3/5/2016
Clown Shoes The Entertainer12%3/5/2016
Ballast Point Even Keel - Mango3.8%2/27/2016
Insight Battering Ram7%2/27/2016
Green Flash Passion Fruit Kicker (2016)5.5%2/27/2016
Clown Shoes Ride the Wendigo11%2/27/2016
Fargo None More Black Russian Imperial Stout0%2/13/2016
Voyageur Trailbreaker Belgian Wheat5%1/18/2016
Voyageur Moonshadow Mocha Stout5.2%1/17/2016
Wabasha Imperial Cave Stout9.8%1/17/2016
Fair State FSB Imperial Stout 20149.6%1/10/2016
McKenzieís Black Cherry 5%1/10/2016
Northgate Stronghold Robust Porter6%1/8/2016
Central Waters SlŠinte Scottish Style Ale5.2%1/8/2016
Off Color / Amager Dinoísmores10.5%1/8/2016
Door County Silurian Milk Stout5.7%1/7/2016
Bad Weather Ominous Midwest Warmer7.5%12/19/2015
Grand Teton Black Cauldron Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel7.85%12/19/2015
Bent Paddle Black Ale - Chocolate, Dates, Mint6%12/19/2015
Founders Breakfast Stout8.3%12/19/2015
Founders Backstage Series #14: Project Pam10.8%12/7/2015
Odell Russian Pirate13.3%12/7/2015
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hawaiian12%12/7/2015
Bells ‹beron10%12/5/2015
Goose Island Fulton St. Blend Coffee Ale5.5%11/25/2015
Boulevard Funky Pumpkin Spiced Sour Ale5.8%11/25/2015
Orkney Skull Splitter (Cask)8.5%11/25/2015
Alaskan Smoked Porter6.5%11/25/2015
Fargo Super Green0%11/7/2015
Lagunitas GravensTime5.8%10/22/2015
Green Flash Treasure Chest 20155.7%10/18/2015
Sierra Nevada Harvest Newly Developed Hop IPA6.5%10/11/2015
New Belgium Oscar Worthy Coffee6%10/11/2015
Summit Unchained 19 Make It So ESB5.3%8/30/2015
Verzet Oud Bruin6%8/25/2015
Rodenbach Grand Cru6%8/25/2015
De Proefbrouwerij / Left Hand Wekken Sour8.9%8/25/2015
Alpine Beer Company Nelson IPA7%8/25/2015
Indeed Derailed #12 - Blueberry Mosaic Pale Ale5%8/22/2015
Fulton Garage Series 5: Batch 3006.9%8/4/2015
Lift Bridge Farm Girl Belgian Saison6%8/4/2015
Grand Teton Sour Grand Saison7.5%8/4/2015
Boulevard Smokestack Series: The Calling IPA8.5%8/4/2015
Bent Paddle Bent Hop Golden IPA6.2%8/4/2015
Bent Paddle Lollygagger Pale Ale5.5%8/4/2015
Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine12.1%7/30/2015
Surly Simpsonís Scottish5.4%7/30/2015
Alpine Beer Company Hoppy Birthday5.25%7/24/2015


90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Travlr  (2467) Washington, Washington DC | March 13, 2016
Visited after the Northern Lights fest with jackl and Chris, and we plan on having Sunday brunch here as well. The gnomes are everywhere. Large corner bar, restaurant tables around the corner. Bustling late on a Saturday night, efficient and friendly staff. Very solid beer list. Delicious food. Great stop.
74
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
t0rin0  (1516) Do Not Resuscitate, California | August 21, 2013
Visited August 17, 2013.

Walked in while killing time before the grand tasting, so it was the middle of the day and not overly busy. Most of the tables were open and we went looking for some of the other Ratebeer people but the server followed us and told us there were no tables available (despite only half of them being used). We sat at the bar instead and ordered some flights. Since we were the only ones at the bar the service was prompt. 5 samples for $15. These were four oz samples too. It was unfortunate but it is what it is. Seems to be the best selection in St Paul by a decent margin (from what Iím told) but Iím not sure Iíd return unless it was for some ticks.
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK  (796) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | July 29, 2013
This place is located in an old building in what seems like a hip little neighborhood. Luckily the restaurant has a parking lot connected. High ceilings in the bar area area, the dining area to the left is more intimate. They had over 70 taps of cheryl solid craft with a some locals a clip,e of rarities peeking through. It was Sunday night so the vibe was pretty chill. I can imagine this place gets loud when full. The bartender seemed to know a lot about beer and made a couple of good suggestions. I think most people would be lucky to have a place of the quality in their neighborhood.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
jackl  (675) Minneapolis, Minnesota | November 16, 2014
A pretty cozy restaurant/bar in a very nice part of St Paul. The weirdly shaped bar goes around a corner, so itís impossible to see all the taps available from one seat. Luckily, the bar staff was pretty patient and happy to fill me in on what was available. The beer list is large and features a lot of Belgian stuff on tap. I was primarily interested in local beers, and found the tap list a bit lacking in that area. Still, what was available was of good quality. I had some awesome beers from Indeed and Steel Toe. The food I tried was definitely a cut above average. Definitely consider eating here. Prices werenít exactly cheap. Overall, worth a detour for a meal and a few beers.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Drake  (671) Free Union, Virginia | May 9, 2016
People have told me this is the best beer bar in the twin cities, and I believe them. Place was about halfway full on a rainy Monday afternoon. I had a bowl of beefy corn chowder that was excellent. Theyíre up to 89 taps with lots of rare selections. Any beer geek will find something new here unless they happen to live next door. Bartender was exceptionally helpful and was happy to give samples and advice. I asked him for a recommendation and the beer he recommended was excellent. 5 beer flight for $20 is a little steep. But, I got a flight of basically all sour ales so it didnít seem too bad. Yeah, the prices are steep as others have mentioned but you get what you pay for. Comfortable inside. Lots of corners and beer swag on the walls. Music just to my taste, they played The Who, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd while I was there. If I were a local this would be my regular stop.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Sammy  (645) Toronto, Ontario | August 4, 2015
Lots of good taps. wifi not great. Good service and ambiance.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
BVery  (609) Plymouth, Minnesota | January 12, 2009| Updated February 11, 2013
My favorite place to go for beers. Terrific selection of great beers, very knowledgable and helpful staff, great patio in the summer. A little pricey, but worth it. And flights are now available, but Fíing outrageously priced.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
PRBeer  (553) Parsippany, New Jersey | April 12, 2014
I was fortunate to visit this place a few weeks ago as a guest of some business associates who knew I liked craftbeer. Well the couldnít have picked a better place to introduce me to the MSP craft beer scene. With 76 taps this place is amazing...especially given all the local craft beer featured that I cannot access back in NJ/NY. The place is large on two floors with a dark wood theme. There are bars and taps on both floors (depending on what you order the server has to go to a different floor to get your beer). I found the staff extremely friendly (after 4 days in the MSP area I realize friendliness is a given in these parts!)...as well as helpful and informative. As others have said...the food here is great...I would say gastropub quality. Overall The Gnome is a must visit on any travels through the MSP area...and also a very enjoyable place for those who arenít necessarily into craft beers.
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
deyholla  (509) Minneapolis, Minnesota | January 11, 2015
This place is one of my absolute favorites! A very cool bar with a "roof" above it and lots of booths around the edges. Service is always great and they are very knowledgeable about the beers and willing to take time to explain things. One of the best selections in the city, if not the best in terms of quantity and quality. Samplers available. Food is delicious! Prices a touch high, but worth it for the quality! Love this place!
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
adnielsen  (420) Fort Collins, Colorado | April 8, 2011
Very cool atmosphere and an incredible beer list including many cellared beers. I tried Avery 14 which was over three years old as well as a couple of local beers. Easily one of the top five best beer bars Iíve ever visited.

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