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Beer Available At The Wine Thief & Ale Jail (arranged by most recent)
Rochefort Trappistes 10 100, Stone Espresso Imperial Russian Stout 100, Flat Earth Ovni Ale 64, Atwater Summer Time Ale , Goose Island Sofie 98, Lakefront Fixed Gear 89, Odell Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA 96, Flat Earth Belgian Style Pale Ale 65, Two Brothers 16th Anniversary Ale 77, Stone Old Guardian Oak-Smoked 96, Brash Hot Fuzz , New Belgium Lips of Faith - Pluot , New Belgium Lips of Faith - Paardebloem , Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale 96, Founders Porter 100, Big Wood Bad Axe Imperial IPA 65, Arrogant Bastard Ale 99, 1809 Berliner Style Weisse 97, Lift Bridge Chestnut Hill 89, Ommegang Three Philosophers 99
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BVery (323) Burnsville, Minnesota | October 2, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Tremendous store! Huge selection, and nearly all of it is available in singles. And lots of oddball / off-the-wall beers as well. Staff was extremely helpful and knowledgable. Might be my new favorite beer store in the Twin Cities.
ElGaucho (207) Minnetonka, Minnesota | January 30, 2012
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Why is it that this place has been around since at least 2007 and Iím just hearing of it now? The only reason I heard about it was that I did a random search for one of my favorite beers that was retired a few years ago, Capital Eisphyre, and saw that it was no longer retired. The distribution page said that someone had gotten it at the WTAJ, and then I heard that another beer Iíve been searching for that just came out of retirement, Odell Saboteur, would be having a special tasting there last Friday. So I was able to get the two beers that have been eluding me at the same place. Really nice beer store; the beer side has a much larger selection of beer than the wine side has of wine. The beer side has everything you want in a great beer store: large selection, hard-to-find beers, singles, AND a pretty good selection of refrigerated beers in 6 and 12 packs. For all of those qualities, Iím not sure it has an equal in the Twin Cities other than Blue Max. Firkins lacks the packaged variety and is higher priced.
JK (205) Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota | July 30, 2007| Updated June 6, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
A small but high quality selection. I saw a few Belgian beers here that I have seen no where else. I spoke with the owner who enjoys beer very much and stated he prefers beer to wine, although wine is the focus of the store. There were also White Winter meads, and the best sake selection I have ever seen, including sake drinking vessels. The selection isnít very big, but this is a very nice, upscale store with an owner who appreciates beer. He buys from Brad, aka "Brad the beer guy" so he is able to get his hands on some of the best beer coming into Minnesota. 6/6/11 selection, huge build your own six pack wall, and friendly service make this easily the best store in St. Paul.
ryanfolty (154) Minneapolis, Minnesota | December 21, 2011| Updated June 6, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Completely forgot to rate this place, but was here back in October 2011. Great selection including singles. Staff was friendly and helpful.
sthlm (133) Iowa | January 11, 2008| Updated August 7, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 16/20
This definitely is a wine store, as the beer section seems like an afterthought tucked away in the corner. The beer that was there was pretty good stuff, and the prices were reasonable, but when comparing this to Blue Max, Zipps or the Lex/Larp Cellars the selection really just isnít there. Staff seemed fairly friendly, but not overly sothen again there was a wine tasting going on when I was there so maybe they were just distracted. Overall would be a decent place if you lived in the area, otherwise it would pay to drive elsewhere. Old rating: 62 (01/11/08)
Re-rate: The selection has improved drastically since I was last here, but the prices are very high. Not one of the best places in the cities, but certainly has solid selection, and is worth a stop.
Nuffield (103) Roseville, Minnesota | August 7, 2012| Updated August 7, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
This is my local shop now--right around the corner from work, and a great place to shop. I find the organization somewhat difficult to navigate when hunting for new beers (esp. in the singles shelf, where it is by style rather than brewer), but the selection is great. Best of all, they post new beers on facebook and make it first come first serve--unlike some local places that hold rare beers for favorite customers, such that you never even see some beers on the shelf. Good sampling and annual backyard tasting festival, too.
jmikolich (84) North Ridgeville, Ohio | August 22, 2012| Updated August 7, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
stopped here off a tip from BVery, thanks! a well laid out store with wine on one side, beer on the other, all beers are arranged by style, some in coolers some on shelves, some on tables. Some truly unique beers I had not seen on my travels around the MSP area, including Mikkeller 1000 IBU, staff asked if I needed help but then gave their distance when i had said no.. prices were fair for the market and would be a great store to have in the area.
Stine (74) Minneapolis, Minnesota | March 22, 2008| Updated August 7, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
A pleasant specialty wine store. Cozy and small. Staff were of the at-your-beckon-call variety very helpful and eager to please. Small, solid selection of generally uncommon european imports including several of the new italian items and a few very hard to find bottles of la bavaisienne blonde. Prices were on par with the larger stores, which is surprising. Definitely a reason to give this place some business once in a while. Because this is in my neighborhood and seems likely to provide some surprises, Iíll stop back here every so often.
khoffman43 (70) Bloomington, Minnesota | September 20, 2012| Updated November 29, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Very cool store that is well stocked and organized. Far pricing on a huge wall of singles and a great selection of locals and imports. Will definitely be checking this place out regularly.
tyler_mn (67) SLP, Minnesota | August 6, 2012| Updated November 29, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Mark has done a hell of a job taking over after Adam left about a year and a half ago. Selection is outstanding. No BMC at all (you canít count PBR pounders). Has all the local bases covered, plenty of US crafts and boatlaods of imports. The selection isnít the biggest, but itís certainly one of the best in the entire metro area. The wall of singles is enormous. Staff is incredibly knowledgable with plenty of tastings to boot. Iíd put the Ale Jail easily in the top 5 beer stores in the state.
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