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Beer Available At Zipp’s Liquors (arranged by most recent)
Great Divide Hibernation Ale 98, Boulevard Pale Ale 68, Prost Weißbier 84, Odell Runoff Red IPA 96, Surly Overrated West Coast Style IPA 98, Southern Tier Tier de Garde 96, Third Street Cool Beans Imperial Coffee Porter , Two Brothers Engine No. 1 Kolsch 46, Surly Bender 97, Schwaben Bräu Heller Bock 25, Widmer Brothers 30th Anniversary Collaboration #3: Fizz 48, Moonlight Meadery Desire 95, Paradox Beer Dunk Your Face - Maduro Robusto , Schell Snowstorm (2014 - Grand Cru) 45, Stone Ruination IPA 100, Batemans Rosey Nosey (Bottle) 4.7% 43, Bent Paddle Venture Pils 65, Bent Paddle 14° ESB 78, Ballast Point Even Keel 93, Stillwater Artisanal Even Less Jesus (Remix) 98
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tennisjoel (32) Rochester, Minnesota | June 8, 2008| Updated January 17, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Zipps. I finally made it into tytoanderso’s store. What I find is a good selection of micros. Many sold in singles which is a mega plus to ratebeerians. An eclectic group of employees and individuals make this a very interesting store. Not far from the Blue Nile in location. A good find for sure. I will be back.
Guerde (7) St. Paul, Minnesota | June 4, 2008
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
I’ve been to Zipp’s several times throughout the past year, and every time I go, the beer selection grows and improves in quality and rarity. The store itself is rather large, and there is now a significant beer section in the coolers and on the shelves. Pretty much all of these upgrades in selection and size of the beer section can be credited to Tyler (aka tytoanderso) who has really devoted a lot of time and effort into resurrecting Zipp’s as a great place to buy craft beer. Most of the limited releases to Minnesota are now seen on the shelves, and there are plenty of singles to choose from. The service is great, and Zipp’s is a must stop if you’re in the metro area. Also I must add that the tastings, (altough infrequent) are just great, and I would highly recommend attending one.
theisti (580) Leawood, Kansas | May 8, 2008| Updated September 8, 2014
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Great selection most of what you would want in singles. Great availability of others I have not seen at other places in the Twin Cities. No help really, though I really wasn’t looking for any. Decent layout, a bit stinky and dusty. Right there with Blue Max in terms of selection. Blue max wins on Belgian and Eastern European, I prefer Zipps for domestics, particularly in selection in singles. Bonus points for being right by where my Grandmother lived. Brought back memories driving past the earth apartments again. UPDATED - In further visits and pick ups by family, Tyler has been incredibly helpful.
94 = ★★★★½ (World class)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
BottleNeck (5) Minneapolis, Minnesota | April 7, 2008
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Zipps doesn’t have the greatest selection, but they do try to get some good stuff. For a small place, their beer selection is slightly above average and there wine selection is pretty good. The staff doesn’t have a lot of experts, but they’re happy to help and friendly. You can count on finding something you want, and occasionally something a bit obscure (they were one of the first stores in town to carry Flying Dog for instance). Mostly they’re just a really great for a neighborhood liquor store.
Syd (26) Minneapolis, Minnesota | February 19, 2008| Updated May 3, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I stopped by here on my way back from my trip to Sconni. The selection is pretty good. They seem to have some Belgians and some US craft brewers I don’t normally see around the TC’s, but they also carry fewer beers overall. I did get help from somebody, but I had to seek him out. Not a bad place... Update 5/1/2008 - now on my regular two state tour of bottle shops as selection improves daily and service is great.
grimreeser (14) Minnesota | February 5, 2008
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
I usually stop here before or after visitng the Blue Nile, which is right down the street. Nice place for singles. Service is decent overall. The floor staff is very good, but the cashiers seem indifferent at best.
BDR (61) Roseville, Minnesota | January 25, 2008| Updated February 5, 2008
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I can’t believe I didn’t rate this place yet. Tyler and the guys have put together nice selection, particularly singles. Not a lot of cooler space, but that’s not a big deal. I usually speak with Tyler or one of the other managers, so the service is top notch. Excellent selection of Scotch and Sake as well.
KAF (100) Coralville, Iowa | January 19, 2008| Updated October 10, 2008
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
I have met two of the guys that work here and thought I would check the place out. Unfortunately neither of them were working and the guy who checked me and my wife out insisted on looking at our I.D.’s and then proceeded to look them up in a book and then tossed them back (Dick). The selection was pretty good. They have quite a few singles and a barrel of sale items that appear to not have been touched in years. They had some imports that I haven’t seen anywhere else as well as 12 oz. bottles of various Jolly Pumpkin ales. Aside from the moron at the check out this place was nice.
1/25/08 Follow up
As a follow up, after my berating of the service, I was contacted by an employee here who apologized to me about the service I received. To go out of your way to make a customer feel better is outstanding!
Tyler keeps improving this store and the tastings that he hosts are over the top.
badgerben (96) Blaine, Minnesota | October 2, 2007| Updated February 12, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Yeah, finally had to re-rate this place. It was solid when I first went a few years ago. Now it’s just awesome. Solid single selection of locals, tons of Belgian, Scandinavian and German brews. A lot of random US micros I don’t see at other shops. Staff is always helpful and knows what they are doing.
Thure (10) , Denmark | September 12, 2007
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
The place looks like any other small liquorstore with lots of neon signs and stuff crowding the windows and when you come in the place seems a bit crowded and small. They have a nice selection in the coolers, but its the Singles section you want to go for. Here they have a huge variety of both forign and domestic beers and quit a few from almost unknown microbreweries. Only thing I can critisise them for is not to have more of the local Minnesotian craft and microbrew, even though they have some.
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