Visited early on a Thursday evening. Solid selection of Minnesota and national craft, bunch of singles available. A bit light on foreign beers, though what they have is well chosen. The beer is in several coolers, spread around a bit, so it takes a bit of hunting to find what you are looking for. I didn’t ask for or receive help. Nice store, good option on this side of town.
76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
visited here in June 2011 while in town for a wedding. nice clean store with easy access off of 494. stopped in with 3 friends of varying degrees of beer knowledge/geekdom and all of us walked away happy. staff was friendly, knowledgeable and offered help without being asked. worth a stop when on the west side of the Twin Cities.
Good sized store with a decent selection of craft beer. Maybe better than average selection of specialty imports, but much of the warm domestic craft shelves were taken up by singles of 4/6pk offerings. I don’t think any of the 3 people working - who stood at the counter the entire time I was there and talked to each other - ever even flinched to see if I needed help or had questions, though. More to choose from than many liquor stores, but I also know a few better places to go, too.
One of my two go to stores in the Twin Cities for beer.
Great selection, super friendly staff and overall fantastic beer buying experience.
I love being able to mix my own six pack of singles, very nice option when you want to try a bunch of beers without spending a lot of money.
If Bill’s there, make sure you ask him for recommendations. He knows his stuff and is a very cool dude.
eboats (32) Omaha, Nebraska | June 24, 2010| Updated June 29, 2010
A lot of good beers to be found here. Picked up a Hopsickle and Deschutes Hop In the Dark tonight. Will be returning to gather some of the many other brews I haven’t had. They have Great Lakes, Deschutes, Victory, Avery, and many other very good breweries. They also have some more rare finds and local stuff. Surly and Dark Horse can be found here as well.
Great place if you are out in the burbs and need to get your craft beer fix. I actually make the trip up to the store from Minneapolis to visit. Good assortment of beers. Bill is very knowledgeable about the craft scene and is always willing to talk beers if you got the time. They also host some good tastings and events. Prices are decent.
Finally I get to do some reviews tonight from my last trip to the Cities. I have wanted to get to Bill’s store for a while now. As from reading the boards I know he’s been building a craft beer store on the west side of the Cites. Bill has done a great job of collecting all the staple items and obtaining some of the hard to find items, that are always seen at the prime beer locations in MN (Dennis Bros, Blue Max and Zipps). His store is clean which means that things rotate. He has all the usually brew plus some surprise find that have already been sold out in the Cities. If I get back to the west side, this will be my drive to choice other that, US Wines or the The Four Firkins. I hope next time I come in, I can meet you Bill, till then keep up the good work.