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Beer Available At Historic Casanova Liquors (arranged by most recent)
To ōl Liquid Confidence (Aged in Wine Barrels) , Bos HIbiscus & Ginger Mead , Central Waters Space Ghost 96, To ōl By Udder Means (aged in Muscatel barrels) 97, Toppling Goliath Dorothyís New World Lager 76, Ballast Point Tongue Buckler Imperial Red Ale 98, HaandBryggeriet Krekling (2013-) 58, Mikkeller SpontanDoubleElderflower 90, AleSmith Old Numbskull 100, Toppling Goliath ZeeLander 99, Toppling Goliath Tsunami Pale Ale 88, To ōl Liquid Confidence / Confidential 100, Coronado 18th Anniversary Imperial IPA 98, Oso Lupulin Maximus IPA 96, Anderson Valley Heelch Oí Hops 96, Guineu No Sucks 45, Lervig / Surly 1349 Black Ale 95, Toppling Goliath Tsunami Surf , Mikkeller Spontansourcherry 91, 8 Wired Bumaye 98
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sthlm (138) Minnesota | March 7, 2008| Updated October 9, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Casanovaís has most of the beers that are available at Chiconeís, but with a much better atmosphere and generally friendlier staff. The singles selection is also much better than Chiconeís and prices seem comparable. It is worth checking out both stores if you are from the cities and want to get all the domestics that arenít available in Minnesota. One bad thing is that the foreign beer selection is not very good here. Old Rating: 74
Wow, this place seems to improve every time that I visit it. Great selection, and lots of singles to choose from. Prices are a little high, but otherwise it is outstanding. Oh yeah, they also apparently do growler fills on a number of the beers that they carry!
buckybeer (11) Eau Claire, Wisconsin | March 4, 2008
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I love this place. Very friendly atmosphere. Staff is always eager to help. Sometimes there is even a dog walking around to pet. Nice selection of New Glarus, Tyranena etc. Southern Tier, Dogfish, Founders and a nice mix of imports. They just started doing a singles section which is pretty nice.
Syd (26) Minneapolis, Minnesota | February 19, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
While I was over the border to go to another store, I decided to check this place out. The ambiance canít be beat for a liquor store. The service is very good. I had two very nice employees ask me if I needed help finding things. They have similar offerings to the other store in town, but not as much. However, I usually go across the border to get New Glarus - they have it all. They donít seem to have as many Sconni craft brewers as the other place, but the service and the store itself more than make up for it.
KAF (100) Coralville, Iowa | January 19, 2008| Updated February 27, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Good selection of Dogfish Head as well as some Founders. The selection is not huge but if they do have things that you cannot find in Minnesota and it is right on the border of the state so the convenience is nice.
Re - rate on 2/27/09
After frequenting this store monthly for a couple of years it has really taken off and separated itself as the premier store in Hudson. The selection of craft beer is single bottles continues to grow and the service is always friendly.
tyler_mn (67) SLP, Minnesota | January 6, 2008| Updated May 22, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Much better service than Chiconeís. Selections is different. Found some Two Brothers and Southern Tier, Big Eddy, Founders that Chicones didnít have. Building had a nice rustic feel to it. Decent spirits selection as well. A nice alternative to Chiconeís. Update: 5/22/08. Domestic singles selection is fantastic! Probably 80+ different mix-n-match domestic (and a few import) 12 oz singles. They do still lack, however, in import bottles.
WallyWalrus (11) Minneapolis, Minnesota | November 5, 2007
68 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
For Minneapolis dwellers, this is pretty much an indispensable resource. Excellent selection of New Glarus and Dogfish Head along with a few other tantalizing oddities I canít recall seeing in the Twin Cities. Nothing to write home about when it comes to foreign brews (Samuel Smith and Chimay was about it) or singles (few and far between), but the strong selection of four-pack, six-pack, and full-form American micros and macros is pretty much why youíd be stopping by anyway. That and being open Sundays.
Oh, and the icing on the cake for me was coming across a bottle of Russian Standard vodka sitting on the shelf for a neat twenty-five bucks. Iíve been hoping and wishing and praying for someone in Minneapolis to start importing it and never in a hundred years wouldíve thought Iíd find it in Hudson, WI.
muzzlehatch (255) Burlington, Vermont | June 27, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Nice looking, sort of cozy old store, with so much "Wisconsin" feel to it that I felt immediately at home. Selection didnít really seem any smaller than Chiconesí and the service was much, much friendlier and even just a little helpful, which is probably all you can ask for in such a situation. Parking lot/traffic situation was a challenge at the busy time I visited.
BDR (61) Roseville, Minnesota | June 27, 2007| Updated September 22, 2009
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Not as good a selection their prices were generally lower than Chicones. Service was much better and a very nice look to the place.
Stine (173) Minneapolis, Minnesota | April 18, 2007| Updated September 9, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
This is an excellent store that now outpaces all other options in Hudson by a wide margin. Broad selection of WI distribution and they take full advantage of their ability to pour growlers. Most everything is available in singles. While I had come to feel that this drive was not entirely worth it in recent years, the availability of Toppling Goliath combined with the ever-expanding selection WI provides has changed that.
JK (305) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | March 30, 2007| Updated August 23, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Update 5/20/07: Still a good store, but the selection has not expanded and might even be a little smaller. NG six packs are now more expensive than Chicones, and it is unclear if they are serious about more single bottles. Also, the beer list in the restaurant has none of the quality beers sold only feet away in the liquor store. -This is a great store. The service couldnít be friendlier. They definitely care about craft beer and say they are increasing their selecition. Lots of random things we canít get in the cities, and quite a few from Dogfish head. There is a nice, romantic restaurant attached, so bring the wife for dinner. The manager or owner, Iím not sure which, said they offer around 30 beers in the restaurant. Stop here when you go to Chicones. I estimate around 250-300 beers. Some sold as singles, and they seem open to the possibility of expanding the singles selection. My entree with sprimp and pasta was creative and delicious, but the bread served on the side was simple grocery-store French bread.
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