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Maggie19 Aug 3, 2013 07:10 PM

Craft beer lovers know about this IPA from Fulton in Minneapolis. I found it at The New Scenic Cafe on the North Shore last weekend. Very nice surprise. Also, had a Danger Ale from Castle Danger Brewery - excellent, excellent. Hope these small shops can make it long-term. With the growth of craft beer in the state, can these small shops last long-term? Hope so, as both make great tasting products.

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  1. mitch cumstein RE: Maggie19 Aug 3, 2013 07:18 PM

    what exactly is being asked/told here? What shops are we talking about the breweries or the cafe's. Are you currently, maggie, under the influence of these beers? Ha.

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      Maggie19 RE: Maggie19 Aug 3, 2013 07:31 PM

      Ha - back at you! No, just wanted to start (hopefully) a discussion regarding some fine local beers .. and IF they can make it long-term...

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        autumm RE: Maggie19 Aug 3, 2013 07:46 PM

        Check out Bent Paddle out of Duluth. Newer brewery, just started distributing in cans. Very limited release to MSP, but my hubby described their IPA as the most "balanced" and "smooth" he's had in a long time. We are now hoarding 10 cans in the booze locker.

        I think the MN craft beer scene is pretty overlooked by those on the coasts, but I read somewhere that Bell's sells more 2 hearted in MN than they do locally in MI.

        1. Tripeler RE: Maggie19 Aug 3, 2013 08:07 PM

          I was wondering, does Castle Danger have a beer called "Carlos?"

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            justalex RE: Tripeler Aug 3, 2013 08:36 PM

            LOL! That would be a Weiner Bock. :)

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              Maggie19 RE: justalex Aug 3, 2013 08:51 PM

              Or a slab of smoked whitefish at Russ Kendall's .. with a Danger Ale.

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            Maggie19 RE: Maggie19 Aug 3, 2013 08:21 PM

            Was at the Castle Danger Brewery and didn't see anything by the name of Carlos.... It's also not listed on their website. Maybe from Blaine :)

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              Maggie19 RE: Maggie19 Aug 3, 2013 08:33 PM

              I believe that about Bells - very good. Having said that, the Castle Danger Ale was as good as anything that I've tasted in the past couple of years. Out in Montana - the Red Lodge Ales - are very good. But this was better. Blew me away actually.

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