The Happy Gnome

Mayor: deyholla (10) | Taps: 89 | Bottles: 300+
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Beers At The Happy Gnome

NameABVEntered
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
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


96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Smudge  (13) St. Paul, Minnesota | February 4, 2011
I love this place. They always have Great Divide on tap which I LOVE. Itís also awesome that they do beer dinners upstairs. When I have friends come to town I always take them to The Happy Gnome and they are always in aww of the amazing selection of beer there.
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
deyholla  (497) 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!
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Strebs  (213) St. Louis, Missouri | July 10, 2014
Food was great, beer was great, and the service was great. That it was all made available in an exceedingly comfortable and casual setting made visiting The Happy Gnome a very enjoyable experience. Highly recommended.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
BVery  (582) 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.
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.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Drake  (667) 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.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Keil  (1) Denver, Colorado | November 24, 2010
Incredible food. Incredible taps. They had three years of Three Philo on tap. I went on Sunday and they had $3 10oz pours of Great Divide Hercules. Not to mention the others. They clean their lines EVERY Monday so on Sunday they discount beers to move it while itís fresh and maintain their actual lines. These are the people you want owning a bar.
94
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
ryanfolty  (229) Bourbon County, Minnesota | July 8, 2011| Updated July 19, 2012
Great selection, got the pizza which was good but not great, knowledgeable staff. They always have hard to find beers, though sometimes it can get a bit pricey.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
conciergeman  (2) Minnesota | July 11, 2010
Great place. A go-to for a good night out to try something new. Check out the patio on a nice summer day, gorgeous
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
porlopp  (13) Minneapolis, Minnesota | December 9, 2011
The first "splurge" I made after coming here was to take a trip here. Their beer and whiskey list is (for a restaurant) pretty outstanding. The food is QUITE delish, and it has a great patio area. I have had nothing but nice, earnest servers, and on the one occasion that I had the chance to visit the upstairs area I was pretty impressed by the swankiness. This place has got swag, Sir.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
BitterPoet  (5) Minneapolis, Minnesota | January 4, 2006
Finally got around to checking this place out. I went on a Monday afternoon, having the day off. As I was one of only a few people there, the service was great. I would have to re-rate on a busier night. The selection is everythng a beer geek, I mean enthusiast, would want. For me, on a day like this, the ability to enjoy a fine cigar is a big plus. They seem to have installed some nice ionizers, so even with other smokers, it wasnít a problem. I will go there again, at an off time, to enjoy another fine beer (in proper glassware) and another fine cigar.

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