United States > Minnesota > Saint Paul
Beer Available At The Wine Thief & Ale Jail (arranged by most recent)
Victory / Stone / Dogfish Head Saison du BUFF 91, Fulton Garage Series 5: Batch 300 92, Tallgrass Ethos IPA 96, Fish Tale The Hobbit: Gollum Precious Pils 55, Paradox Beer Skully Barrel No. 17 78, Bauhaus Brew Labs ‹ber DŁber Hoppy Bock 69, Oude (Gueuze Tilquin)≤ ŗ líAncienne 100, Clown Shoes Pecan Pie Porter (2014+) 95, Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Hoppy Lager 94, Sierra Nevada Nooner Pilsner 83, La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #8 99, 2 Towns Ginja Ninja 81, Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat 93, Saugatuck Pumpkin Chai 38, New Belgium Pumpkick 60
Trev (24) 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 (525) Plymouth, 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 (47) 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 (20) 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.
Guerde (8) Minneapolis, Minnesota | July 30, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped in to the Ale Jail side of this store and was pleasantly surprised by both the selection and value of the beers. Many of the six packs were priced .50 cents lower than anywhere else Iíve seen. Large amount of Surly, but of course I didnít shell out the cash for that. Great Lakes, Central Waters, Furthermore, and Deschutes were all in the cooler in the back. The two side shelves of the store were loaded with imports, 750s, and bombers. Some I had never seen before in the cities. I didnít see a singles wall, but I think the store would benefit from a make your own six pack deal. Service was good, talked to who I assume was the beer buyer and he seemed to know a lot about the domestic craft selections. Overall, Iíd say this store is worth a stop, particularly if youíre looking for great value and good service and selection.
WisconsinBeer (10) St. Paul, Minnesota | February 8, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Small little place, sharing an older building with a toy store next door and apartments upstairs. Selection is not vast, but they have a very solid amount of Belgian and eclectic European beers (have never seen a lobster flavored beer anywhere except here). Also a few local micros scattered in. If youíre in the area and looking for some beers youíre not likely to find elsewhere, stop by. They also have sake, if youíre so inclined, along with a decent wine selection.
Stine (185) Minneapolis, Minnesota | March 22, 2008
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.
sthlm (145) Minnesota | 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.
Tripplebrew (3) Saint Paul, Minnesota | December 29, 2007
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
This is a wine store but the owner enjoys his micro and Belgian beers. There is a small but great variety of Belgian and other lesser-known beers. It is a great place to pick up random selections of beers. The place is also known to have beer tastings, which always have a good selection. Check the website for upcoming events. And, if you are into wine (or sake) definitely stop by. Everything is good and well-priced!
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