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Beer Available At The Happy Gnome (arranged by most recent)
Flat Earth Red Cape Ale 55, Odell Footprint RegionAle (2014) 85, Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Hoppy Lager 96, Evil Twin Turkish Delight 85, Tyranena BGW Carnal Knowledge In The Wood 95, Widmer Brothers Reserve Chocolate Russian Imperial Stout 94, Off Color Dinoísmores 98, Sierra Nevada Harvest Wild Hop IPA - Neomexicanus 97, Indeed Wooden Soul #1 - Saison with Brett , Central Waters / Prearis Dubbel Dewilde , Finchís Nuclear Winter 67, Prťaris Quadrupel 95, Boulevard / Odell Silver Anniversary Ale 82, Coedo Shikkoku 86, Tin Whiskers Barrel Shifter , Mankato Holiday Mint Stout 68, Rogue HazelNut Brown Nectar 98, Steel Toe Wee Heavy 88, Steel Toe Dissent Dark Ale 96, Keweenaw Reefd Main Pale Ale
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t0rin0 (1456) Do Not Resuscitate, California | August 21, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 14/20
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.
DiarmaidBHK (739) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | July 29, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
fluffheady (100) Chicago, Illinois | June 3, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
jezebel (1) , | March 16, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
csaso (160) Missouri | January 31, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
camborne (15) Hopkins, Minnesota | January 30, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Most Craft taps in Mn. Good food always helps
ElGaucho (232) Minnetonka, Minnesota | January 14, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Re-rate: Two of my original gripes have been rectified; I wonít take credit this time, no more smoking and an awesome outdoor patio. The tap selection is also expanded and dirty tap line issues that plagued them early on are a distant memory. Food menu is fit for foodies, and is unique. Bar seating is limited so during the Winter when the patio is shut down good luck finding a place to sit unless you plan to eat in the dining room. One of the top 5 tap lists in the Twin Cities, and perhaps even top 1-2. Original: This place is brand new, having opened in early December. It is owned by the same folks that own the Muddy Pig, just down the street. The decision to start another beer bar so close to another one you own is a little strange, but it makes for a very convenient 1-2 punch for good beer lovers and of course expands the variety that can be served between the two places. The one big negative is that smoking is allowed. Hopefully they have an outdoor patio planned so that those of us that want to live past our 60ís can enjoy beer safely. The draft and bottle selections are staggering and appear to be fluid. They were out of the Hair of the Dog Doggy Claws (which I later that evening had at Barley Johnís) but they did have Hair of the Dog Fred on tap, which was exquisite. Nice interior other than the smoke haze. A few of the offerings that were available, Tap: Bellís Two Hearted, Rogue Brutal Bitter, Sierra Nevada Celebration, Val Dieu Winter, Delirium Tremens, Rush River Winter Warmer, etc.; Bottle: Bellís Wheat series, Victory Hop Wallop & Prima Pils, Rogue Shakespeare Stout, Orval, Duvel, Chimay trio, Great Divide Hercules Double IPA, Yeti Imperial Stout & Fresh Hop Pale Ale, Rockies Mojo, Avery Hog Heaven, etc. 4,8,14,8,n/a,17
cards04 (133) Steinbach, Manitoba | January 6, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
Easily the best beer bar Iíve ever been to. Tonnes of great taps, good food, what more can I say that hasnít been said already. Canít wait to go back.
MarinEvelyn (3) Wisconsin | December 29, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Cool building and atmosphere. Super nice bartenders. Wings were pretty good. Nice beer selection.
beerbaaron (118) Arizona | December 25, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Big beer menu, impossible to not find something you would like/want. I was impressed with the selection. Quick service. Dry rubbed wings were excellent.
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