United States > Minnesota > West St. Paul
daneroberts (1) Minneapolis, Minnesota | November 21, 2013
98 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Despite its suburban location, early closing time, and name, this place is a great craft beer store with cool, really knowledgeable staff!
ryanfolty (222) Bourbon County, Minnesota | March 23, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Was in the area, so checked this place out. Not a huge selection of craft by any means, but what they had was solid. A nice selection of singles as well, which was great. Seeing Founders All Day IPA sitting out while BMC was in the cooler was disturbing though. Service seemed friendly, but the store was not much to look at and cramped.
emeinz (47) Minnesota | November 19, 2011| Updated December 2, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Good store. A gentleman by the name of Mike was very helpful. They have a very good selection and there are definitely some gems here. The have slow turnover on some beers, but quick turnover on others. For the most part prices are awesome. There are a few things that are slightly more expensive, but well worth the stop
laymansbeerfan (16) Rosemount, Minnesota | July 6, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Pretty nice store as far as craft beer goes. You can basically walk around the storeís perimeter starting from either the right or left and peruse all craft brews. Nice selection, had the Black Butte XXIII in stock shortly after it was released. Most prices were reasonable. Staff was busy, but nice when approached. Quick to grab anything I needed or answer any questions. Will definitely return here again.
Guerde (8) Minneapolis, Minnesota | March 29, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Since I live relatively nearby this location, itís normally my regular stop to pick up a sixer for the week. Thereís a good selection here, but the store wonít always get the "latest and greatest" flash in the pan beer of the week, which doesnít bother me in the least. It does however have a steady selection of quality craft beer, the service is always good, and the staff are very easy to talk to. Granted itís not situated in the most ideal location, but the strong points more than make up for the location. Definitely worth a stop if youíre in the area.
sthlm (145) Duluth, Minnesota | February 14, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped by on a Friday afternoon. Situated in a little strip mall, the store really is not too much to look at. The staff were all very friendly, although two of the people had just started and admitted that they didnít know much about beer. The third person (possibly a manager?), seemed to be quite knowledgeable, and was also friendly. The selection is solid, and although you wonít find the gems that you see at Zipps, Heritage, etc., it still is fairly extensive. The singles area isnít huge, but they were fine with me breaking up 6 packs. Not a premier destination, but if you are in the area, it is definitely worth checking out.
barrelaged1 (10) Beertown, Minnesota | December 21, 2010
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 12/20
I was excited to visit this store after talking to other BAs last fall at the Autumn Beer Fest(hearing of an expansion). I vistited this store on a Monday early afternoon. Upon entering the door of this average looking "strip center", I was greeted by a young lady. Making my way into the store, and heading to the right towards the coolers, I was greeted by green, a full door of green...Heineken,Pils Urquell and other "green" bottles. After passing that up, I headed down the set of cooler doors that were more like billboards for the Miller,B&C companies, but that should not come as a surprise, being that the current owner use to own a Miller wholesale business in the Twin Cites. They do have a lot of beers, I would guess around 600, they have ALL the packages of M,B,C, including a couple of package sizes of Miller Chill. Making my way around the store I started to discover the more interesrting collection of craft and import beers I came for. They do have a fairly nice selection of items, but there is one thing that worries me, it seems like they, as do alot of the "new HOT beer stores" are just in it to make the "HOT" money. They get in to "IT" and order everything that is "craft" or "NEW", they order everything that their sales person offers. This is a bad way to run a "beer store". This might explain why they have beers out of date, and are still selling 5LTRs of Bells Oberon(not that this is bad, but this shows that the traffic flow is not there). Buyers need to know what they are buying, or just shop at the proven shops.
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