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.
Good beer store - lots of singles, 10% discount on 6 or more, lots of MN beers, and they get their share of tougher releases as well. Very helpful service.
JK (421) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | August 28, 2007| Updated May 13, 2011
I was skeptical by an entry like this, especially as number of beers were not listed. But they do in fact have some beers like Fish Tale and Plank that are kind of rare for the Twin Cities. It is a very nice store just off the Bass Lake rd. exit on 494. Not a very large selection, but there is enough if you are in the area. I saw a sign saying they have tastings. Employees were friendly and several offered to help. It seems to be a family business. The selection of craft beers is maybe 75-100, if you include the Summits and Sierra Nevadas.
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.
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.
bookman10 (41) Osseo, Minnesota | September 30, 2008| Updated May 25, 2013
Very nice, small, family-owned store. They’re trying to develop a craft beer operation, with tastings and a newsletter, etc., and though it’s starting out small, they’re sticking with it. Excellent service. The selection is rather on the small side, though not bad for the north metro area. Definitely worth checking out.**Updated 1/20/2010: Selection is getting bigger and better all the time--starting to rival the Four Firkins for sheer variety.
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.
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.