Friday, July 11, 2008

Notes from The Cellars

I stayed away as long as I could but on this warm Friday afternoon I could no longer resist. It was time to see what goodies were waiting for me at The Cellars in Eagan. In addition to goodies, I found out a few things I feel compelled to pass along.

  1. There is still some Surly Bitter Brewer to be found although Cellars is down to their last two cases.
  2. Dark Horse is pulling out of the local market. This is both good and bad news. Bad because we won't be able to get it any more but good because the reason is the demand for their products is more than they can handle. Let's hope that demand continues so they can expand and return to the Twin Cities in the future. For now, if you see it.
  3. The new Flat Earth labels are cool! (yes, I know, it's been a while since I've been to the store)
  4. The Cellars is carrying five of the Southern Tier brews- Cherry Saison (also to be found on tap at Town Hall), Heavy Weizen (Imperial unfiltered wheat), a barleywine, Unearthly (an Imperial IPA) and an Imperial EPA (which I picked up).

Ok, now that I've done my good deed for the day, it's time to start the weekend...with a Bitter Brewer!


  1. I've heard that the reason Dark Horse is pulling out is because their local distributor got bought up by JJ Taylor. Word on the street is that they felt that JJ Taylor was too big of a company to distribute their product and give it the attention it deserves...

  2. You know, Chris from Furthermore kind of alluded to the same thing. They moved from JJ Taylor to Hauensteins.