The Wine Thief & Ale Jail

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Beers At The Wine Thief & Ale Jail

NameABVEntered
AleSmith X Extra Pale Ale - Orange5.25%9/8/2017
Victory Sour Monkey9.5%9/1/2017
21st Amendment Toaster Pastry7.6%9/1/2017
Avery Barrel-Aged Series 45 - Nuttiest Professor15.6%9/1/2017
Coronado CoastWise Session IPA5%9/1/2017
Goose Island Cooper Project No. 2: Doppelbock9.2%9/1/2017
Oliphant Crom!6%8/31/2017
Clown Shoes Vic Secret Space Cake9%8/31/2017
Ommegang Game of Thrones #8 - Bend the Knee9%7/17/2017
Anchor Blackberry Daze IPA6.5%7/7/2017
The Bruery White Chocolate16.6%7/4/2017
Victory Kirsch Gose4.7%7/3/2017
Lake Superior Kayak Kölsch5.1%7/2/2017
Schell Goosetown Gose4.7%6/30/2017
3 Sheeps Cashmere Hammer Nitro Rye Stout6.5%6/28/2017
Cosmos Double Black Hole Imperial IPA10.2%6/27/2017
Destihl Wild Sour Series: Blueberry Gose5.2%6/24/2017
Summit Keller Pils 5.1%6/23/2017
Evil Twin No Hero7%6/20/2017
Schell Stag Series #11 - Bananas Foster Weizenbock8.14%6/9/2017
Fair State Roselle5.7%5/29/2017
Badger Hill Foundation Stout6.3%5/29/2017
Central Waters Mud Puppy Porter5.5%5/29/2017
Indeed Midnight Ryder American Black Ale6.5%5/29/2017
Indeed B-Side Pils5.1%5/29/2017
Indeed Shenanigans Summer Ale4.6%5/28/2017
Bent Paddle Cold Press Black Ale6%5/28/2017
Central Waters Space Ghost12%10/31/2016
Surly Overrated West Coast Style IPA7.3%10/31/2016
Stone Enjoy By IPA - Tangerine9.4%10/30/2016
Badger Hill Traitor IPA7%10/30/2016
Steel Toe Size 7 IPA7%10/29/2016
Able First Light IPA6%10/29/2016
Bad Weather Hopcromancer IPA7%10/29/2016
Insight An Obstruction On The Troll Way Citrus IPA - Chapter XXIX6.8%10/29/2016
Surly Darkness 2014 - Bottled9.6%9/16/2016


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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye  (286) Steinbach, Manitoba | January 6, 2014
Definitely wins for ambience, but that’s not really why you go to beer store. Others are trashier but might have more beer. I liked the layout and it definitely has a solid selection of American craft beer, my impression, though was that it was weaker on Belgians.
78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
cards04  (163) Steinbach, Manitoba | January 3, 2014
Nice selection of local beers. Friendly service. Very nice selection of quality stuff. The prices would keep me coming back. Nice place.
94
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87  (92) Rockford, Illinois | October 31, 2013
Stopped here during RBSG. Awesome stop, one of the highlights of the trip for sure. Great selection and I would love to come back here again.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | August 21, 2013
Visited August 17, 2013 as part of RBSG.

These guys opened their cellar to us which was really cool. Naturally everyone grabbed the Cantillon gueuze bottles but they also had some other neat stuff like some vintage Black Ops, four years of Bourbon County, and some three or four year old Alaskan Barleywine. There was a lot of other stuff but I wasnt really looking to buy a ton of beer since I’d have to ship it home. Upstairs in the regular store are two rooms, one for beer and one for wine. The beer side has an interesting selection. The usual locals, the usual imports, and the usual nation wide brands but mixed in there were plenty of obscure brands that I hadn’t seen on shelves before. Pretty much everything is available in singles too. Cool place, would return.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
jcnielsen  (319) Charlotte, North Carolina | July 3, 2013
Really nice selection of single 12 oz bottles for making mix 6-pks, the best in the area that I’ve found. Also attached to a wine store. I will probably be visiting this place quite a bit over the next few months, to try all the locally available beers in the Twin Cities.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
fluffheady  (109) Chicago, Illinois | June 3, 2013| Updated November 24, 2013
We are from out of town and visited several beer stores in Minneapolis. This place is where we gladly dropped most of our budget, and the place that any BA reader should visit. There is a great collection of growlers. They had the original half acre growler AND the new one. Any time I see that, I’m SOLD (living on the north side of Chicago). And the Russian River growler, etc, etc, etc. The man working the beer side of the store was extremely knowledgeable, and another one of the customers was a certified beer tasting judge. It is a great place. Stop here if from out of town. Shop here if you live here. These places need to survive.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Ericular  (11) Minnesota | February 2, 2013| Updated July 17, 2013
Good selection of singles with fair prices, with not many past expiration that I noticed.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
camborne  (15) Hopkins, Minnesota | January 30, 2013
nice little store, helpfull staff
64
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
AstroAcks6  (1) Texas | January 15, 2013
I live out of town so I’m hitting all of the "essential" craft beer stores in the Twin cities. Have to say, Ale Jail was a let down. They have a good selection of everyday beers but I wasn’t blown away. Having been to some other places in the area, I’d rather go elsewhere. The one shining spot is the massive selection of singles to make your own six pack. Beyond that, no real reason to go out of your way to get here
56
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
bookman10  (41) Osseo, Minnesota | November 15, 2012
I’d read a lot about them and seen their website several times, so had pretty high expectations for the place. It was a bit of a let-down, to be honest. The wine and beer stores are crowded into rather smallish locations in two older, side-by-side neighborhood stores. The selection wasn’t bad, but things were crowded in there so much I felt like I might knock over a display if I turned too fast. Service wasn’t bad, but I knew what I was looking for (and largely found it, too). Price was maybe a bit higher than similar stores specializing in unique beers and local microbrews. Not sure it was really worth the extra effort to seek out.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
TheHOFF43  (169) Robbinsdale, Minnesota | September 20, 2012| Updated November 29, 2012
Very cool store that is well stocked and organized. Far pricing on a huge wall of singles and a great selection of locals and imports. Will definitely be checking this place out regularly.

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