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Beer Available At The Wine Thief & Ale Jail (arranged by most recent)
Mankato Organ Grinder Amber Ale 37, Bent Paddle Bent Hop Golden IPA 94, Mankato Haymaker IPA 49, Mankato Original 46, Schell FireBrick 48, Lake Superior Kayak KŲlsch 27, Ommegang Game Of Thrones #2 - Take the Black Stout 95, Rogue Mocha Porter 95, Flat Earth Angry Planet 62, Cisco Island Reserve Russian Imperial Stout 96, Odell Bourbon Barrel Stout 97, Great Divide Fresh Hop Pale Ale 98, Bad Weather Storm Cellar Series #01 - SCHOKO-WEIZEN 79, Lagunitas Imperial Stout 92, Saranac Irish Red Ale 31, Magic Hat Sťance 40, Bells Wheat Love Ale 95, Ballast Point Yellowtail Pale Ale 41, Bells Oarsman Ale 50, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Pluot 48
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Nuffield (105) Roseville, Minnesota | August 7, 2012
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.
tyler_mn (67) SLP, Minnesota | August 6, 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.
ElGaucho (220) 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.
Bacterial (11) Twin Cities, Minnesota | January 5, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
I always end up spending WAY too much money here. Good advice on beers, very nice selection for a small store. Pretty regular tweets regarding new/cool inventory (@alejail)
ryanfolty (177) Bourbon County, Minnesota | December 21, 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.
Trev (16) Lakeville, Minnesota | October 28, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice store setup.
Nice variety of selection.
Excellent selection of single bottles.
Friendly and knowledgeable staff.
BVery (370) 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.
emeinz (45) Minnesota | June 6, 2011
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Fantastic selection. Amazing service as well. This has become my go to location for beer in the twin cities. The staff will go out of their way to provide the service you need. Prices are on par with the market and they offer specials often. I highly recommend shopping here
bobbypaulson (37) Fergus Falls, Minnesota | March 25, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
this is the best liquor store in St. Paul. Everytime I go to the cities I have three places to stop (ale jail, blue max, and the four firkins). The last time I was there I found a bottle of Mikkeller beer greek brunch weasel. Thank goodness I live 3 hours away from the cities or else I would never be able to pay my bills. The staff is great and always willing to lend a hand. Great imports as well.
mattyb83 (19) Minnesota | March 6, 2011| Updated July 3, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Iíve been here on a couple of occasions, and have been fairly impressed. Selection is solid, and prices are comparable to many other local stores. A bit out of the way for me, so I donít make it out here very often. A very attractive employee named Mark helped me, and provided me with some excellent advice on what to get. I would recommend this store to anyone who lives in the area. Rumor has it that the beer buyer sits on ratebeer all day... Just sayiní.
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