The Wine Thief & Ale Jail

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Beers At The Wine Thief & Ale Jail

NameABVEntered
Victory Sour Monkey9.5%7/19/2017
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 Kölsch0%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 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.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
jmikolich  (112) North Ridgeville, Ohio | August 22, 2012
stopped here off a tip from BVery, thanks! a well laid out store with wine on one side, beer on the other, all beers are arranged by style, some in coolers some on shelves, some on tables. Some truly unique beers I had not seen on my travels around the MSP area, including Mikkeller 1000 IBU, staff asked if I needed help but then gave their distance when i had said no.. prices were fair for the market and would be a great store to have in the area.
88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Nuffield  (112) Roseville, Minnesota | August 7, 2012
This is my local shop now--right around the corner from work, and a great place to shop. I find the organization somewhat difficult to navigate when hunting for new beers (esp. in the singles shelf, where it is by style rather than brewer), but the selection is great. Best of all, they post new beers on facebook and make it first come first serve--unlike some local places that hold rare beers for favorite customers, such that you never even see some beers on the shelf. Good sampling and annual backyard tasting festival, too.
88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
tyler_mn  (67) SLP, Minnesota | August 6, 2012
Mark has done a hell of a job taking over after Adam left about a year and a half ago. Selection is outstanding. No BMC at all (you can’t count PBR pounders). Has all the local bases covered, plenty of US crafts and boatlaods of imports. The selection isn’t the biggest, but it’s certainly one of the best in the entire metro area. The wall of singles is enormous. Staff is incredibly knowledgable with plenty of tastings to boot. I’d put the Ale Jail easily in the top 5 beer stores in the state.
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
ElGaucho  (286) Minnetonka, Minnesota | January 30, 2012
Why is it that this place has been around since at least 2007 and I’m just hearing of it now? The only reason I heard about it was that I did a random search for one of my favorite beers that was retired a few years ago, Capital Eisphyre, and saw that it was no longer retired. The distribution page said that someone had gotten it at the WTAJ, and then I heard that another beer I’ve been searching for that just came out of retirement, Odell Saboteur, would be having a special tasting there last Friday. So I was able to get the two beers that have been eluding me at the same place. Really nice beer store; the beer side has a much larger selection of beer than the wine side has of wine. The beer side has everything you want in a great beer store: large selection, hard-to-find beers, singles, AND a pretty good selection of refrigerated beers in 6 and 12 packs. For all of those qualities, I’m not sure it has an equal in the Twin Cities other than Blue Max. Firkins lacks the packaged variety and is higher priced.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial  (126) Twin Cities, Minnesota | January 5, 2012
I always end up spending WAY too much money here. Good advice on beers, very nice selection for a small store. Pretty regular tweets regarding new/cool inventory (@alejail)
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty  (239) Bourbon County, Minnesota | December 21, 2011
Completely forgot to rate this place, but was here back in October 2011. Great selection including singles. Staff was friendly and helpful.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Trev  (24) Lakeville, Minnesota | October 28, 2011
Nice store setup. Nice variety of selection. Excellent selection of single bottles. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
BVery  (653) Plymouth, Minnesota | October 2, 2011
Tremendous store! Huge selection, and nearly all of it is available in singles. And lots of oddball / off-the-wall beers as well. Staff was extremely helpful and knowledgable. Might be my new favorite beer store in the Twin Cities.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
emeinz  (47) Minnesota | June 6, 2011
Fantastic selection. Amazing service as well. This has become my go to location for beer in the twin cities. The staff will go out of their way to provide the service you need. Prices are on par with the market and they offer specials often. I highly recommend shopping here
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
bobbypaulson  (37) Fergus Falls, Minnesota | March 25, 2011
this is the best liquor store in St. Paul. Everytime I go to the cities I have three places to stop (ale jail, blue max, and the four firkins). The last time I was there I found a bottle of Mikkeller beer greek brunch weasel. Thank goodness I live 3 hours away from the cities or else I would never be able to pay my bills. The staff is great and always willing to lend a hand. Great imports as well.

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