BEST BREWPUB - 2010
While we admire any bar that attempts to make its own brew, many do so badly. Drinkers may be disappointed to find that overly ambitious pubs serve watery beer, and nothing else. That's not the case with Barley John's. Its list shifts seasonally, but notable brews include the hoppy Stockyard IPA and the chocolaty, weighty Old Eight Porter. And then there's the almondy Wild Brunette, which may be the most Minnesotan beer ever (it's made with wild rice). Looking for something more familiar? Barley John's serves non-house-made brews too.