Blue Max Liquors
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Reviews by Riccymon:
4.15/5 rDev -7.4%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I made a stop at Blue Max on the way to Hudson this week, and I came away fairly impressed with the store. I was mainly in the market for Surly, and I quickly found Coffee Bender, Bitter Brewer, and CynicAle with the help of a younger-looking employee. I mentioned I was interested in checking out Minnesota/WI locals, and the employee was very helpful for the next 15+ minutes, showing me Flat Earth bombers, Brau Brothers, Furthermore, etc., plus beer I can't get in Texas such as Southern Tier, Great Lakes, Founders, and Bell's. Good service, overall.
Import selection also seemed pretty good, with more Cantillon and Rodenbach than I've seen anywhere (though I've only seen Cantillon at a grand total of 3 stores). However, I was hoping for a more comprehensive selection of 12 oz. singles. The store has a small shelf of singles that the employee said was mostly random, but after seeing the singles selection at other stores, I wanted far more. I would have made a much bigger purchase had I been able to get singles of the different locals rather than having to commit to full six-packs.
I'll definitely make a stop back when/if I'm next near the Twin Cities.
06-03-2010 18:40:27 | More by Riccymon
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District of Columbia
4.26/5 rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Blue Max Liquors Minneapolis MN
Visited on during a business trip on a Tuesday around noon. Well worth the time I spent before I had to jump on a plane for home. If you are out by the airport you are probably only fifteen minutes away. Easy to get to you of South 35E.
Vibe – Clean and well lit, but a typical liquor store vibe. Signs tout themselves as best beer selection in Minneapolis. Most beers in coolers. Signs indicating countries. 3.75
Quality – Most beer in coolers. Did not find out dated beer. 4
Service – I was asked twice for if I needed help. Everyone was friendly giving me the time I needed to look around. 4
Selection – Excellent selection. Local breweries well represented. A tremendous variety of foreign brews. I was particularly impressed with their selection of English beers. They had all four varieties of the J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (regular and three barrel aged varieties) in at least four different vintages. Purchased some Surly Furious and Pentagram, Fulton War & Peace and Jolly Pumpkin Bam Noire 4.5
Food – N/A
Price – $$$ - average to slightly above on the pricing.
07-22-2014 19:01:45 | More by Sludgeman
Blue Max Liquors in Burnsville, MN
98 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.