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.
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.
JK (420) 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.