Stopped in on Beer Geek Christmas 2012 and didn’t get a single rare bottle (my fault, I was late for the opening) and loved it. Great staff, selection and prices. Got a free pour of Surly Five and some nice snacks while browsing. Will definitely be going back.
Small place that packs a big punch. Singles are cramped in a tiny section, but for an out-of-towner, this place really delivers. Great to see that there’s a discount, I believe 10% for mixing a six pack of beer. Seems like they get quite a gew rarities, but that’s just mere speculation. Had a mixer of Surly for me, which I didn’t see anywhere else. When my girlfriend and I pulled up to the establishment, as it’s pictured, I wasn’t expecting much, but they did surprise me. They had some older beers on hand, too, albeit, they were all mainly from 2011. Had a nice selection of European craft, but there was so much local stuff to be purchased, I didn’t bother. Great store. Not prententious, and definitely, relatively good prices. It’s good to have family in this neck of the U.S. Friendly folks working the register. Just remember that it’s a small space that packs a punch.
Couldnt even find the place becuase the sign on the front of the building was gone, I walked in and was immediately greeted by staff,who kept their distance and offered help timely but not annoyingly. Their selection is cramped in space but vast in quantity, lots of singles lining two big racks, with signs indicating new arrivals, and seasonals. Marked down beers which had sat for a while, offerings from Overseas including obscure beers I’ve never seen before. Surly cans kept in the cooler, picked up a BA Quad i’ve never seen before and chatted a bit with the help, was willing to offer suggestions. Really cool place, but tend to prefer a different store in the twin cities, would definitely come back though.
The guys working here are excellent, and if you can get there for a tasting in the dingy downstairs area, that’s worth it. The selection is truly excellent, with particularly good singles shelving. I find the place a little cramped and I’m sometimes less thrilled with their non-U.S. selection than their American selection. This is one of the two or three places in the top league of Twin Cities beer stops.
Tremendous store - stopped in on Dec. 8, 2011 for the Beer Geek Christmas party. Tons and tons of beers, and a lot of harder to find beers. Lots of 12 oz beers available in singles, which is always nice. Smaller shop, but terrific selection. Good glassware available as well.
ryanfolty (244) Bourbon County, Minnesota | December 8, 2011| Updated January 17, 2012
Stopped in for Beer Geek Christmas 12/8/11 and wow!!!! This place rocks and Ed is the man. Amazing selection of beer and the prices were great as well, noticeably lower than Blue Max. One of the top beer stores in town, just a tad on the small side.
My favorite bottle shop in the twin cities was recommended to me by Skyview. Pretty much everything is available as a single at reasonable prices and there’s a huge selection of bombers and 750ml bottles along the back wall. I was able to load up my trunk with plenty of stuff I can’t find in Wisconsin. A nice selection of glassware is hanging above the singles. Service was excellent!
Phenomenal place. Had most everything I wanted/needed in stock (ones they didn’t weren’t available this time of year anyway) and the staff was willing to help with anything I had questions about. Definitely reasonable prices; on par with the area. Will be returning here for my next beer run.
Made my way to Heritage before going to the Muddy Pig. This is an older store located in a suburb of St.Paul. I wasn’t really looking for anything specific, so I entered the store more on a "just looking" mission than one "looking" for something mission. They do have a lot of beers here, a lot of which are found at other stores. The one thing I thought was nice was that they had a large selection of singles. Prices were fair, and the store looked clean. As far as the service...I didn’t take advantage of any do to the fact that I didn’t need any. If I make it back there I’ll try to chat with the beer guy. Over all a nice stop if you live in that part of town.