The Happy Gnome

Mayor: deyholla (17) | Taps: 76 | Bottles: 300+
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Beer entered at The Happy Gnome

NameABV
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
Steel Toe Size 7 IPA7%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
Destihl Amra Mango IPA6.5%6/19/2015
Ballast Point Victory at Sea 10%6/19/2015
Oskar Blues Different Stiles10%6/6/2015
Rush River Scenic Pale Ale5%6/6/2015
Stone Stochasticity Project Hibiscusicity 7.4%5/25/2015
Alpine Beer Company Captain Stout6%5/25/2015
Crazy Mountain Blue Ox7.5%5/17/2015
Pryes Miraculum6.4%5/11/2015
Big Sky Pygmy Owl Itty Bitty IPA4.2%5/11/2015
Ommegang Joemmegang7.5%5/9/2015
Elgoods Coolship Lambic #26%5/9/2015
Ballast Point Indra Kunindra7%5/3/2015
Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA - Idaho 76.5%5/2/2015
Square Mile Spur & Vine Hopped Apple Cider6.7%5/2/2015
Clown Shoes Itasca Loonidragon14.5%5/2/2015
Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Chai Spiced10.6%4/25/2015
3 Sheeps Hello My Name is Joe7.7%4/25/2015
Door County Biere De Seigle Rye Farmhouse Ale7%4/18/2015
Indeed Wooden Soul #2 - Sour Blond0%4/18/2015
Badger Hill Traitor IPA7%4/12/2015
Fulton The Expat Saison6.3%4/12/2015
Deschutes Black Butte Porter - Cherry Bark & Vanilla Bean5.2%3/28/2015
Bad Weather Belgian Abbey Ominous7.5%3/25/2015
Bad Weather Ominous - Coffee7.5%3/25/2015
Rush River Nevermore Chocolate Oatmeal Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged8.5%3/21/2015
Alaskan Pilot Series: Imperial Rye8.5%3/20/2015
Virtue Lapinette6.8%3/20/2015
Empyrean Carpe Brewem Nibbed in the Barrel Oatmeal Stout7.4%3/20/2015
Summit Unchained 18 Hop Silo Double IPA 8.3%3/20/2015
Third Street Spotlight India Pale Ale7.3%3/14/2015
Baird / Ishii / Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA 10.1% (2015)10.1%3/7/2015
Sonoma Cider The Pitchfork6%2/14/2015
Crazy Mountain Hitcherís Ginger5.5%2/14/2015
White Birch Raspberry Berliner Weisse5.5%2/14/2015
Backpocket Kazaam7.1%2/8/2015
Summit Frost Line Rye5.8%2/8/2015
Lagunitas ScareCity #2: Rye Cocoa Porter10.2%2/8/2015
Founders Backstage Series # 2: CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)10.6%2/4/2015
Third Street Cool Beans Imperial Coffee Porter9.1%2/4/2015
Green Flash 12th Anniversary American Sour Pale Ale5.9%2/4/2015
Odell Footprint RegionAle (2014)9.5%2/4/2015
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
CheersMate  (181) Fremont (Seattle), Washington | 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  (1512) 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  (773) 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  (167) 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
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho  (245) Minnetonka, Minnesota | January 14, 2013
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
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
cards04  (155) Steinbach, Manitoba | January 6, 2013
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.

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