can be found in the strip mall next to the grocery store behind the fairfield inn. came to hudson on business, played my usual game of driving aimlessly (up and down carmichael) in vain trying to find a bottle shop, then stumbled upon this one just behind my hotel. two large open coolers of strict (wisconsin mostly) craft brews. rogue, rush river, central waters and even some belgians (trappists even). had new glarus pint glasses for $2 personalized with the store name and number on back. staff was very nice and ready to joke around and have a good time, great great store.
The store is located just off I-94, in a strip center, very easy to get to. I have been to this store many times in the last few years. Each time I go there, treats are to be found. DFH and FFF are the top prizes. As far as variety you’ll find... New Glarus Unplugged, Viking, Oskar Blues and hopefully soon Stone. The store is always clean and for the most part well stocked. The service is OK, but not great, it’s not for the lack of people working there (plenty on duty). All in all a nice place to shop and for shearch for some great treats.
This store is located in a strip center just off of Hwy 94. The store is clean and well layed out. Selection is good, but it seems that it not as good as it once was. Still worth the stop if your in Hudson.
Very nice selection, but lacking in the very obscure breweries that Casanova liquors has. Overall, the quantity and availability seemed pretty solid as nothing was really out of stock. On a good day, one should go to both stores-- that’s what I did tonight :)
if you live in Minnesota this is a good place to have real chose to the cities. there are some brews (DFH, FFF) that you can’t get in MN. I have three places in the twin cities that are my go to places and what I can’t find there I go to chicones or casanova. Chincone’s has a good selection of american micro brews. The staff is knowledgable and will order you things from there distributor if they can.
Occassionally you find some limited release beers. Customer service is a hit and miss depending who is working. If you are just looking for some Wisconsin only beers and price is what you are looking for then this is the place. Otherwise, for the size of the store selection is not comparable to Casanova or Devine.
This was a nice clean store with an apparently helpful staff. There is a large cooler section in the back with most of the easy-to find macro’s. There is another cooler opposite those containing shelves stocked full of micros. Many US beers with a good selection coming from Belgium and the rest of Europe. I of course stopped for some New Glarus beer. There was lots of Viking, some Thrree Floyd’s, and some Bell’s I haven’t been able to find in MN. Considering how close this is, I might make it a more regular trip.
Service is essentialy non existent....nice selection but definitely the lesser of the two stores in the area. Will stop back and try again in the future though...
ElGaucho (286) Minnetonka, Minnesota | February 27, 2005| Updated July 5, 2005
July 5, 2005: Stopped in on the way to Eau Claire. No DFH 60, 90 or 120 minute but they had the Indian Brown and Chicory Stout as well as again having the 3F’s Alpha King and Robert. Feb 27, 2005: Although this place has a good selection (I’m guessing 100+ beers not including BMC, it’s the beers you can’t get just across the border that is the attraction. I was there today and saw six packs of DFH 60 minute and Raison D’Etre 2000 as well as 3Fs Alpha King and Robert the Bruce. A shelf label also suggested they also carry DFH 90 minute but it was out. Echoing some other comments, a good selection of New Glaurus, Viking, South Shore and Log Jam (among others) is also available. A great stop for DFH and 3Fs starved Minnesotans or for those in the Twin Cities who forgot to do their Sunday football beer shopping on Saturday.