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


78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
dresden  (109) Saskatchewan | June 11, 2014
Nice little restaurant, family friendly with a pub side as well. Lots of stuff on tap, not a lot of crazy crazy stuff, but who cares this is a well thought out list. Food was good.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
PRBeer  (566) 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 2/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
maekchu  (130) Hirakata, Japan | March 11, 2014| Updated March 12, 2014
Visited on a Monday evening. First of all, the tap list here is really quite astounding. It features some rather rare or limited brews. All served in excellent condition. However, I was disappointed that four of the five beers I really wanted to sample (from their web site beer menu) were not available -- the online tap list menu hadnít been updated for about one week. Even the printed beer list was from the previous day. The server was a bit snotty when I asked about that -- "Hey, we change about ten taps a day." In addition, the beer prices are way out of line ($12 for a 10oz. Founderís??? or $20 for a sampler flight of five 4oz. glasses???) Second, the food is pretty good here. But, like the beer, it is not very reasonably priced. The cheese plate and charcuterie prices are absurd. Even bread, which should be free with the high-priced items here, costs $2. A friend mentioned that she thought that this place is undergoing an identity crisis -- whether to be the premier beer bar in the Twin Cities or to be an upscale gastropub. The atmosphere is fine. The clientele seems predominantly middle-aged yuppie. Lotsa suits and ties. Service was okay, and they must have topped up our water glasses at least ten times.They do have many special beer events. So, overall, Iíd say go here to find some brews you havenít had before. But be prepared for sticker shock. This is the priciest beer bar Iíve visited in this region.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
CheersMate  (186) Portland (Sellhood), Oregon | October 14, 2013
This place has an awesome selection of brews. The surprise at this establishment is that the food doesnít suck. Not only does it not suck, but itís very good, too. With that I was extremely elated due to the aforementioned. The service is great and the vibe is nice. There are some yuppies that go here, and bring their kids, which I absolutely hate, but the kids werenít too terrible. However, I still donít like kids at establishments like this where a premise is lots of beer to drink. Anyways, I canít say anything that hasnít been said before -- great place, great service, and a must stop while in St. Paul.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
ManvsCity  (25) Redmond, Washington | September 1, 2013
My new benchmark for gastro pub type restaurants. Sat at the bar on a busy August Saturday night. Bartender was prompt and knowledgable about the food menu for the night, and about the many styles of beer on tap. I focused on Belgian and sour beers to accompany a salad and the chefís charcuterie platter (delicious!), and had many options to choose from: Rodenbock Grand Cru, a Bellís sour mash, and Duvel all on tap. Big windows onto a quiet street of shops. Lots of wood on the interior. Bustling kitchen. The place has the ambiance of a very popular neighborhood treasure - all tables were full and noisy, inside and outside - and there was a wedding party going on upstairs.
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.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
fluffheady  (109) Chicago, Illinois | June 3, 2013
Donít you love it when a place has the highest rating in the area, and you go there and it actually lives up to it? We went here for brunch. It was great. There were two guys playing live music. The beer list was really amazing. The service was nice and knowledgeable but not overbearing. If you like beer and are in the Minneapolis/St Paul area, this is a MUST visit.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
jezebel  (1) , | March 16, 2013
A bit more sophisticated and much care given to the customer. I was impressed with the beer selection on tap and in the bottle and was much more impressed with the whiskey menu. The food was amazing, much better than I expected. The menu was modern and a nice variety without being afraid to do daring things. I went to heaven while eating my short rib dinner and beet salad. The bartender even let us pick our own 5 beers for a custom flight. My favorite of the night was the Somersby cider.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
csaso  (168) Missouri | January 31, 2013
Great cozy little place with a great beer selection. Lots of MN and WI beers plus other top quality ones from around the country and Belgium. Food is also awesome, having the Wild Boar Meatloaf now. Definitely will be back next time I'm in the area.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
camborne  (15) Hopkins, Minnesota | January 30, 2013
Most Craft taps in Mn. Good food always helps

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