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

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[...]
Bauchant Old Fashioned

Bauchant Old Fashioned

Bauchant is an orange liqueur from the Cognac region in France.  It’s made by macerating sweet and bitter orange peels in neutral alcohol, then distilled three times, blended with [...]
Some Hot Drinks!

Some Hot Drinks!

Every day it's bitterly cold in Minnesota, we need hot things to balance it out.  In the cocktail world, we have plenty to keep us occupied: hot toddies, hot buttered rum, and iris[...]



Brooklyn Tasting

February 23 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The little guys from the big city are here to sample some beer! Brooklyn Brewery have been on the forefront of the craft movement for years now. For over 20 years, Garrett Oliver has been making great beer and simultaneously educating and elevating drinking culture. Truly a heady brew!

Insight Tasting

February 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Local brewers/storysmiths Insight Brewing will be in store sampling out their beverages and spinning yarns. Stop by to try out some of their superbly fermented and named beer! All their great brews will be on sale this month, so it's the perfect time to come and taste.

Bourget Wine Tasting

February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bourget's Dale is a consummate connoisseur and we are glad to have the pleasure of hosting him at our tasting bar! Stop in to sample some of his tremendous wines!

Ballast Point Tasting

February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ballast Point is in from the left coast with their lineup of definitive brews. They'll have some old classics and some new signature experiments for you to try!

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