Wednesday, 06 March, 2002
Hops Restaurant is a microbrewery restaurant chain that features reasonably good food, and good beer brewed on the premises. I was fortunate to stay at the Hampton Inn in Maple Grove, MN just three blocks from Hops. I made the mistake of walking the three blocks in the cold, wind, and snow last night, but that didn't spoil the experience. I tried all of their beers (no, I didn't have a full glass of each). I especially liked their Alligator Ale (mahogany colored, rich, and smooth) and their Big Skeeter Pale Ale. The meatloaf and mashed potatoes was excellent, too. Give Hops a try if you run across one.