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Barley John's: New Brighton, MN

michael | Nov 11, 200410:44 AM

This non-smoking brewpub now carries eight beers crafted by the owner Barley John. Four are outstanding.
1. An Octoberfest, which reminds me of Spaten Optimator.
2. A Belgian Porter.
3. A roasty Old Eight Porter, named after Old Highway Eight which runs by the brewpub.
4. And for dessert, a Dark Knight Ale, highly alcoholic and served in a small glass.

I've ordered their beer brats and burgers, and they've blended well with the beers. Growler jugs are available for home consumption.

I'm surprised that chowhounders have rarely mentioned this place; on the other hand, it is in a forlorn corner of our metro region- at 37th Ave. and Old Highway Eight near where New Brighton, Roseville and St. Anthony Village all converge.

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