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 Perfect Manhattan

The Perfect Manhattan

Being my first blog post, I feel I should introduce myself.  My name is Aaron and I grew up in Eagan, MN.  I come from the wine side of Zipps, but I had a brief experience in barte[...]
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Lakes & Legends

With all the breweries opening around the Twin Cities in the last couple of years, it’s easy to overlook some. One not to miss is Lakes & Legends. You might not expect a craft [...]
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Candemonium ensues!

This July marks the 5th anniversary of our massive month-long canned craft beer sale! In celebration, we’re hosting a canned (or non-perishable) food drive throughout the month to [...]
Bourbon By The Barrel

Bourbon By The Barrel

These days, it seems like you can’t throw a rock without hitting a new gin or bourbon. Everybody wants to build a brand, and now is the time to do it. But what about the absolutely[...]



Excelsior Brewery Sampling

August 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Is the drive out to Excelsior just a BIT too far for you? Fret not! Excelsior Brewery is coming to you. We'll be hosting them for a short stay in MPLS, so stop in to try their beers today!

Brooklyn Brewery Sampling

August 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 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!

Mini Wine Series: Chenin Blanc

September 1 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This summer we are going to have mini wine classes at the tasting bar two Thursdays a month. They will each feature four wines made from the same grape from different regions or countries. This will be a great way to compare and learn more in depth about a single variety. Come and taste side-by-side Chenin Blanc from France, South Continue Reading

Lionheart Cider Sampling

September 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lionheart is a young MN-company created by young people, and it tastes just as fresh as you might expect! It's not a carbon copy of all the other ciders available, so stop in to sample something different!

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