United States > Minnesota > Rochester
theisti (507) Leawood, Kansas | October 24, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Visited midday on a Tuesday. They have about 11 cooler doors of craft beer, as well as 3-4 long shelves of foreign craft, US Bombers and US craft sixpacks. The selection was really good. Particularly the US bomber selection, there were a few beers I haven’t seen on the shelves for awhile. I was able to find over $100 in beer. Also, I liked to brown bags of mystery six packs on the floor for $3.99. Drawbacks were a lack of singles, small amount of Wisconsin craft, and not that much of the Minnesota beers. Certainly worth the visit if you are in Rochester, and a decent detour off of I-90 if you are driving across Minnesota.
footbalm (68) Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota | June 18, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
I was very impressed with the beer selection.The beer guy has done a great job and he is still building as they just over part of the wine area.A great selection for a non-metro bottle store.they have a lot of Belgians and domestics.
tennisjoel (32) Rochester, Minnesota | May 18, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Easily the best selection in Rochester, if you’re talking the Crossroads location south of town. The NE location is not nearly as good. There is enough of a selection to keep me happy. They carry some brewers recently added to the state distribution including Great Lakes, Central Waters, and Deschutes. Good selection of Belgians, full lineup of Rogue, Nogne, New Holland, Pretty Things, Founders, Jolly Pumpkin, Bells, Mikkeller, New Belgium, locals such as Surly, Lift Bridge, and many more. From where I moved in the twin cities, this store belong in the upper echelon as far as selection, which IMO, is probably the most important.
The service is good and they usually offer to bring your beer out to your vehicle, which is something I’m not used to in the big city.
This will be my go-to place and luckily is just over a mile from where I’ll be living in the future.
TechButton (1) Rochester, Minnesota | June 23, 2008
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
This place has my favorite beer, New Holland and many others unlike other places in town. I give this a thumbs up.
howie (18) DeForest, Wisconsin | October 10, 2005
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Best beer selection in Rochester. Lots of MN and WI stuff, several Belgians. Good prices.
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