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The Rube
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The rooms do look nice, and yes, Drekker-themed, and they offer to stock your fridge with Drekker beer at retail prices (4pks). Nice touch, but if I want beer in the fridge, I'll just stop at a liquor store, I don't mind. 😉 

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For all of you beer aficionados.

https://twitter.com/StarTribune/status/1811128331380679035

Here's a list of all the Minnesota winners:

  • Spilled Grain Brewhouse: gold in the old/strong ale category (Bearded Man); silver for root beer; bronze for white wine barrel age (Batch 1000).
  • Lupulin: silver for strong bock (Doppelbock); silver for barrel-aged german lager (Barrel-Aged Doppelbock); bronze for breakfast stout (Church Basement Pancake Breakfast Stout).
  • Haggard Barrel: gold for sour smoothie (Glonky).
  • Forgotten Star: gold for Belgian strong blonde ale (Starstryker).
  • Venn: silver among peanut/peanut butter beers (Choconut); silver for German-style heller bock/Maibock (Maibock).
  • Hackamore: silver for oatmeal stout (Potbelly); bronze for breakfast stout (Saturday Morning Cartoons).

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Go Annandale! 


   
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Haggard Barrel might want to work on their marketing. I can see that building from my office and had no idea they are there. 


   
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The only issue I have is that it's the best who entered the competition.  LTD in Hopkins have won a couple awards, but they don't really enter anything on any regular basis. Of course, the secondary question is how relevant is the competition? For example, you win at The Great American Beer Festival in Denver? Booyah. That's the gold standard. 

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The only issue I have is that it's the best who entered the competition.  LTD in Hopkins have won a couple awards, but they don't really enter anything on any regular basis. Of course, the secondary question is how relevant is the competition? For example, you win at The Great American Beer Festival in Denver? Booyah. That's the gold standard. 

 

well in that case I could be an Olympic champion then.  I just never bothered to enter.  

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Posted by: @the-rube

The only issue I have is that it's the best who entered the competition.  LTD in Hopkins have won a couple awards, but they don't really enter anything on any regular basis. Of course, the secondary question is how relevant is the competition? For example, you win at The Great American Beer Festival in Denver? Booyah. That's the gold standard. 

 

well in that case I could be an Olympic champion then.  I just never bothered to enter.  

😂

 

Honestly, find the right competition, you can be a gold medalist. 😉 

 

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I like Lupulin, but they seemingly enter nearly every competition so they’ve really racked up awards. That being said it is cool to see them winning for things that aren’t IPAs. 


   
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In Minnesota we'll even discount winning a beer award. 🤣 


   
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@the-rube I'm just glad they're brewing dopplebocks. I haven't seen Bell's Consecrator much the last few years, but Lupulin does make a good one.

I also wish there were more Rye IPA options out there. Modist's Wastelan, Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye, Two Brothers Cane and Ebel were some of my favs.


   
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Brewhalla (Drekker hotel/brewery) is friggin' awesome. The rooms are themed after the different Drekker beers, there's a full marketplace in the brewery, monstrous taproom area(s), etc.

Weird thing: when you check in, you get a 4 digit code, that is your personal code, to use the elevator/get in your room/etc. There are no keys, just the code. 

 

We also stopped by the new Junkyard taproom in West Fargo, and that also is rather large, and very nice.

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