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Beer Available At Surdykís Liquor Store and Gourmet Cheese Shop (arranged by most recent)
Amstel Light 2, Corona Extra 1, Finnegans Irish Amber 21, George Killianís Irish Red 20, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 100, Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break 100, Summit Winter Ale 82, Summit Great Northern Porter 90, Summit Extra Pale Ale 73, Miller Genuine Draft Light (MGD Light) n/a, Bud Light n/a, Coors Light n/a, Surly CynicAle 94, Surly Coffee Bender 98, Surly Bender 97, Surly Furious 100, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (Bottle/Can) 96, Schell Octoberfest 62, Schell Snowstorm (2013 - Belgian Golden Ale) 71, Schell Pilsner 49
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Travlr (1521) Washington, Washington DC | January 19, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
This place has a branch at MSP that has about half a dozen craft beers, including Flat Earth, Leftbridge and a bunch of Belgian stuff. Well worth a visit while you are transferring flights.
BVery (428) Burnsville, Minnesota | July 11, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Great joint - good beer selection, and an awesome cheese shop. Yeah, they do the heck out of wine, too, but whatever :)
auerbrau (305) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | February 2, 2007
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
The selection here wasnít as broad as at Cellars or BlueMax, but you canít beat the location of this place. Nicely posited downtown, with availability of Surly Cans and a good variety of beers in general. Cheeses were the highlight!
JK (283) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | January 21, 2004| Updated October 3, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Overall this is the best liquor store in the Twin Cities, but third for beer after Cellars and Blue Max. Great selection of wine, lots of liquor, and a very respectable beer selection. They do not have the selection of Cellars or Blue Max. Their beer guy, not the buyer but the one who works on the floor, is very friendly and helpful. Surdyks is better for wine, but if you want scotch go for Blue Max. Llots of clear and green bottles under the bright lights. Also has a nice deli. Walk in humidor with a few good things including Padron Anniversario and Ashton cabinet. If you are close stop in but Blue Max or Cellars are better for beer. Best cheese selection, that I am aware of, in the Twin Cities. Lots of other things in the deli including sandwiches, bread, and desserts.
muzzlehatch (255) Burlington, Vermont | December 7, 2004| Updated October 31, 2006
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
I really didnít find the selection here to be close to that of Blue Max, but itís certainly an above-average store, with a strong focus on cigars and other gourmet stuff (nice cheese selection) and quite a few ciders and sakes as well. I really have to complement them on their selections of Scotch, bourbon, etc -- in short, as the tour guide comments, you should check it out.
ElGaucho (224) Minnetonka, Minnesota | January 14, 2004
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
The beer guy at Surdyks is very knowledgeable, and by virtue of my running into him at the 2003 St. Paul Winterfest, a true aficionado of beer. Their selection is not as vast as that at Blue Max in Burnsville. However, for Ratebeerians who don't have the time to drive the extra half hour from downtown, there is plenty of variety here to choose from. They were the first among an increasing number of metro area liquor stores to stock Russian beers. Not that Russian beers are a huge draw, but it gives you an idea as to their commitment to providing a good international selection.
heemer77 (212) Urbandale, Iowa | September 22, 2008
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
I went on a Saturday night and this place was absolutely hopping. I assume that people were loading up for the dry Sunday and a Vikings game. A solid selection. Lots of stuff in coolers, but the much of the craft stuff was on shelves. I found that some items were out even though they had tags on the shelf. If I find myself in downtown Minneapolis again I will check it out.
northropfrye (184) Steinbach, Manitoba | January 6, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Some of the other stores have a larger selection of American craft beer, but this place has, I think, one of the better selections of Belgian, German and other European stuff. Worth a visit for sure.
Stine (162) Minneapolis, Minnesota | December 8, 2006
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Some interesting, by-the-wayside American micro selections that I havenít seen otherwise, with lots of bombers which I have a large tendency to buy. Sizeable shelves of Belgians and Eastern European brews. In the beer aisle there was a staff offering samples of British brews which was fun. Atmosphere is like an upscale Wal-Mart of liquor. Made me feel rushed to buy stuff with all the downtowners clamoring about to get in and out on time with the right bottle of burgundy. I was very tempted to spend much of the evening sampling cheese but I resisted.
drpimento (147) La Crosse, Wisconsin | October 3, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Went there again (after a very long time) a couple of weeks ago with a couple of friends. One friend has been a San Francisco chef for some years and was amazed at the quality and selection available at Surdykís. We primarily went for the beer, but they had a good wine and liquor selection too. However, they didnít have my two favorite bourbons. Beer selection was decent with a lot of single bottles and six pack of both local, regional, national, and international micro and macro beers on both sides of a decent sized aisle. Staff was pleasant and helpful. Iíll go again.
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