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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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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[...]
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 [...]



MN Spirits Sale

March 4 @ 9:00 am - April 1 @ 10:00 pm
Twice a year, we throw all of our Minnesota made spirits on an amazing sale.  We got tastings galore from your favorite producers: Tattersall, Far North, Du Nord, Panther, and more!  The sale ends April 1st, don't be a fool and wait til the end!

Spring Wine Sale!

March 17 - April 8
All wines will be on sale! 10% off any bottle, 15% off when you buy 6 or more bottles, and 20% off 12 or more bottles!! This is the perfect time to stock up!

Odell Brewing Tasting

March 20 @ 4:00 pm - April 14 @ 6:00 pm
One of the top dogs from Fort Collins, CO will be in store sampling out their beers. They consistently make delicious, fun and exciting products, so come experience all those things!

45th Parallel Sampling

March 31 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Our good buddy Shafer from 45th Parallel Distillery will be in store sampling our their wide variety of delicious products to bridge the gap between local spirits month and whisk(e)y month!  Try both bourbon and rye, vodka, gin, and limoncello!

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