Jun 6, 2018

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Farwell to the Muddy Pig

Farwell to the Muddy Pig

In an unexpected turn of events, the Muddy Pig, Saint Pauls First craft beer bar suddendly closed last night.  They gave the notice on all of their socila media accounts that it was he end…in just a matter of hours from the notification!

I came home from work about 5:30 and saw they sent out the message only a half hour or so before and I was confused on what they were talking about. It wasnt April first and it was very late in the day, so it seemed odd to make the annoucnment right then. I had things going on last night so I couldnt make it down there for one last beer but I did see others I know in the beer scene down there having a final drink.

Local news stations were citing the reason for the closure was financial difficulties so Im wondering if the staff knew anout this before or they were just notifed midshift which wouldve been odd for those guys.

A quick history of the Muddy Pig, They opened in 2002 as bar/pub in which served not your standard mainstream beers like Miller, Coors, Bud etc. but instead served “smaller” lesser known beers. Summit of course was a mainstay at the Muddy Pig since they are right down the street, along with other local breweries like Surly that would join the Twin Cities scene a couple years later. They did also carry other national craft beer brands which also made them stand out as a unique bar for the time.

Back in the old days, when I lived on Grand Avenue, I would meet up with my locals beer people at the Muddy Pig and then we would make or way down to Ferns and then to Costellos to finish off the night during our youthful party weekends. Speaking of which,  I want to pour a little out to the other two lost bars of the area RIP.

So to finish, I just want to say thanks for the memories Muddy Pig and for introducing me to new beers and most of all, I will always keep my good (drinking) memories of being young and hanging out in your place alive!


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