since 1961

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Craft Beer HQ
One of the Twin Cities' best craft beer destinations! We've got an immense selection of great craft brews!


Professional Palates
From domestic to eccentric, red, white and sparkling, we've got a great selection of delicious wine! .


We mix well!
Whether it's new, old or overlooked, we have a well-stocked selection of spirits. Stop in for a distillation of knowledge!


King of Kegs
MN's largest keg retailer with hundreds of kegs on hand! Tons of options, with a huge local selection!



Special Recent Posts

Beer and Spirit List for Huge Spring Tasting 5/13/17
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Wine List for Big Spring Wine Tasting 04.01.17

Spring Sale Tasting 4.01.17 Mix & match 6 or 12 bottles for larger discounts!                     Regular Sale 6 Bottle 12 Bottle[...]
The Daiquiri

The Daiquiri

When most people hear “daiquiri,” what may come to mind are fruity, blended, pre-mixed drinks served in tall, plastic, novelty glass and a twisted straw.  Fortunately, a true daiqu[...]
How to Cellar Beer

How to Cellar Beer

While we do have a super-secret Zipps Cellar of beer (we bring them out for cellar sales), it can be a fun hobby to have your own cellar of beer! What’s important for your cellar i[...]



Sensory Series: Red Wine

May 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Describing what you smell and taste in a wine can be pretty daunting. How can the descriptors like cherry, roses, leather, earth, and tar all describe the smell of one wine?  Dry vs. Fruity, low acid vs high acid, light bodied vs. heavy bodied all go along with all of these descriptors to help you describe what you like or Continue Reading

Dogfish Head Tasting

May 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pop in to taste some fantastic ales from Milton Delaware.

Skaalvenn Spirits Tasting

May 26 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Skaalvenn Distillery of Brooklyn Park, has clear ties to Minnesota’s Scandinavian heritage. Skaalvenn translates to, “Cheers, friends,” in Norwegian. Started by Tyson and Mary Schnitker in the spring of 2015, they have a vodka, aquavit, clear rum, and habanero rum. Meet Mary and try their fun local spirits!

Odell Brewing Tasting

May 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fort Collins Brewery, Odell will be in store tasting out all Odell beers, including the Saint Lupulin.


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