Blue Max Liquors
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Reviews by zeledonia:
4.8/5 rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $
Great store; first visit, and I will for sure be back. It's open and well-lit, very friendly. Like many Minnesota liquor stores, it's in a strip-mall along a medium-sized highway.
The selection in this place is almost mind-blowing. I've been to most of the best-known beer stores around the Twin Cities, and their selection just doesn't even compare to this. Verticals of many beers (10+ years of JW Lees Harvest Ale!), many many things I haven't seen anywhere else, and an international section that completely overwhelmed me. And the big surprise, for a place with such variety, most beers are ~10% cheaper than they are at other places I've been. Fantastic.
Staff is super helpful, although there weren't any real beer specialists there when I was there. Almost everything is in coolers.
Two small downsides:
First, they have so much beer that it's kinda scattered around the store, which can make things hard to find. They have one big back wall full of coolers, one side of two other aisles also with coolers, and then there are boxes stacked up and things on a few neighboring shelves. Fortunately the international section has country labels on the coolers.
Second, they don't sell most six-pack beers as singles. Think I've gotten spoiled by Zipp's and the Ale Jail, where they'll pretty much break up any six-pack to sell singles.
To sum it up, I really just need to come back to the selection. They said they had some 1200 different beers, but I think it's more than that. So many things I've never seen or even heard of before, especially imports. I will for sure be back, and next time I'll make a list so I can familiarize myself with some of that tremendous variety
04-08-2011 00:10:11 | More by zeledonia
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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.