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Happy Gnome, Republic among America's best beer bars

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Draft Magazine, a publication dedicated to everything beer, has assembled its list of America's 100 best beer bars in 2013. It includes two pubs in the Twin Cities.

St. Paul's Happy Gnome -- a returning favorite -- was touted for its congenial vibe, wooden booths and a beer list that offers more than 75-plus taps.

Republic in Minneapolis is new to this year's list. It was recognized for its West Bank pub that offers a variety of local beers and more than 50 suds on tap.

The Muddy Pig in St. Paul got a nod last year for its selection of about 100 Belgian-leaning brews.

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