Best Brewpub Minneapolis 2009 - The Happy Gnome
This is beyond stupid and makes me wonder if more than 2 people reviewed these choices...how could this win the award for best BREW PUB? I now will question the credibility of your entire "Best of" section, for this is one royal f*** up.
While the description of the Gnome is right on, and they deserve praise for their commitment to high quality beer, they do not brew beer, so are not a brew pub. It's too bad City Pages didn't actually give the award to a brew pub, as there are some good ones around town.
The Happy Gnome is great no doubt. But beer snobs would never refer to it as a brewpub. It is a beer bar. A great bar with a great beer selection on tap and bottle. BREWPUBS actually BREW their own beer on site. big mistake peeps. I'm sure you'll be hearing from more beer dorks about this one.
I'm with everyone else - how exactly is the Happy Gnome a brew pub if they don't brew their own beer? what a joke!
A great bar with an impressive array of beers, but not a brewpub (as far as I know, they don't brew their own beer).
Wonderful bar. Great food. Spectacular beer selection. Would support it for 'Best Neighborhood Bar'...but it's definitely *not* a brewpub. I'd say Town Hall deserves this award.