Thursday night Mag and I checked out Common Roots CafÃ© on Lyndale with some friends. Although some recent reviews of the place in general sparked my interest it was really their beer that drew us in. Their selection is small, but mighty: Surly Bender, Surly CynicAle, Flat Earth Angry Planet Pale Ale (organic) and Lakefront (Milwaukee, WI) Organic ESB on tap. In addition, last night Omar from Surly brought over a pin of Bitter Brewer. Not surprisingly, we ran into more of our beer friends who had come out for the same reason, some of which are lucky enough to live within walking distance. The menu is limited and our evaluation of the food we ordered varied but if youâ€™re looking for a nice, local place to drink some great, local beer this is a place you should check out. And as an added bonus, the original Bulldog is just across the street.