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Drink of the week: Goose Island's Fleur at The Happy Gnome

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Goose Island's Fleur $8.00 The Happy Gnome 498 Selby Ave., St. Paul 651.287.2018 website

The Happy Gnome, one of our favorite beer havens, is again tapping a choice keg -- this time the latest summer brew from Chicago's Goose Island Brewery, Fleur.

A foamy Belgian ale, Fleur is infused with hibiscus giving it a floral flavor and rosy hue, yet the beer is also nice and strong (7% ABV). An excellent choice for sitting out on The Happy Gnome's patio and sippin' with holiday lights- a-twinkling, and the moon shining through the trees.

The staff at The Happy Gnome are not sure how long Fleur will be around, although our server assured me that they ordered as many kegs as possible. Since now is the time to get into maximum-patio-overdrive, this little beer/venue scenario is highly recommended.