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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!



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Fun With Orgeat!

Fun With Orgeat!

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Big Fall Wine Tasting Wine List!

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Minnesota Aquavit

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Last week we introduced the month long Minnesota Spirits Sale by surveying the Minnesota whiskey landscape.  This week we look to our Nordic roots with aquavit from Skaalvenn, Vikr[...]
The State of Minnesota Whiskey

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Since the change in law that took the cost to operate a distillery down to a fraction, tons of Minnesota distilleries have popped up and we have dozens of their products on our she[...]



Surly Brewing Sampling (WITH OMAR!)

October 28 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Whether you've had them a million times or are a late-comer to the party, stop by and sample some of Surly's ever-delightful beverages! Surly's Founder and President, Omar Ansari will be in store for this very special event, so we're going to pull out all the stops! Expect the unexpected and come thirsty.

New Belgium Brewery Sampling

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The big little guys from Fort Collins are here to show you all the new stuff they've been up to! Whether you've had their beer once, twice, a hundred times or never, now is the time to stop by. You'll notice a familiar face at the tasting bar, as our old beer buyer Shaughn will be here repping his new Continue Reading

Lakes & Legends Brewing Sampling

October 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Newcomers to the craft scene Lakes & Legends is brewing Belgian-style beer with a Trappist influence. Seriously good, very nuanced and not what the guy down the street is making! Stop in to give their beer a whirl.

Fall Whisk(e)y Sale

November 1 - November 15
You know it, you love it, it's the biannual Zipps Whisk(e)y Sale! 10% off all whiskies in the store! Bourbon, rye, single malt, Irish, we'll be discounting it all! Save big even on our "Every-Day Low Price" items, guaranteed to be the cheapest you'll see all year! We'll basically be putting money in your pocket when you pick some up!

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