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Reviews by Buebie:
5/5 rDev +8%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I like this store because I'm not ignored and the staff takes the time to talk with you, not ignore you.
I have been shopping at Heritage for almost a year now. There is two things you should know. Its not the store by the bowling alley and the girls in the bakery are kinda hot.
Where to start?
Well it doesnt look like much from the outside, but right away you should notice the windows. They are all mostly covered up...awsome no uv spoilage on the brews. Walk in, and that store that didnt look like much has now turned into a haven. I'm 6'6'' and the shelves are taller then me. As you walk in you will be greated with a smile and somtimes a handshake.
The coolers dont have any lights in them on the craft side, another reason to shop here. I dont think I've ever been to a beer store that didnt have lighted coolers for the craft section. Less light will be spoiling my beer.
Its small, but the selection is big. A very large singles selection that also indicates these are available in 6'ers and 12's in the back room. Loads of bombers, belgians, 2007 collectables etc.
Tasting events are big with nice giveaways and great brews.
Now back to customer service. Who gets along well enough with their entire family that can employ their family to work for them? I dont know of too many, but the friendly family atmosphere is great. Joe knows his shit. Any question I've had or recommendation has been spot on.
Ed is jolly guy, very friendly and helpfull.
I had a bad day at work, came in for some brews, Ed hands me a beer to cheer up with. I end up staying for 30 minutes just talking to him. Thats the kinda place this is, they care.
With reasonable prices, quality product and a friendly warm atmosphere I cant really shop anywhere else. Its to impersonal anywhere else. People dont seem to love their jobs at other stores as they do here.
It also helps this is 2 miles from my house.
These guys are badass! They will hook you up with what you need. Theres no reason not to seek this place out.
12-22-2008 02:54:17 | More by Buebie
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4.61/5 rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$
I had to make a trip to Maplewood this weekend, so I figured I might as well make it worthwhile. After navigating numerous road closures due to the storm/flooding, I finally made it into Heritage, albeit very wet. The place didn't look like much on the outside, but I expected that after checking some reviews on here.
Inside, I discovered nearly half of the place was dedicated to beer. There was one row of coolers with macros, but the rest was dominated by craft. The selection was excellent and consisted of hundreds of brands of excellent American and imported beers. They had a "Bomber of the Week" section marked down, although it didn't particularly catch my interest. There was also a large selection of bombers and single smaller bottles/cans, which is great for anyone looking to try several new beers. I'm not even going to bother listing individual brands they carried, but I'm pretty sure if it's American craft distributed in the Metro, they probably have it or at least can get it for you. They also had a large (but not quite as comprehensive) selection of British, German, and Belgian imports, among others.
Service was attentive and friendly, but unobtrusive. I walked in with no particular brewery or style in mind, and after about two minutes of random browsing someone asked if I could be helped, to which I replied that I was just looking. They left me alone until check-out, during which the clerk started up a casual beer-related conversation which I was more than willing to participate in since I was procrastinating on going swimming back to my car through the rain.
Thankfully I had given myself a fairly limited budget, because I could have spent a lot of money at this location. Prices seemed pretty standard for the Metro area when it came to most of the imports and non-local domestic craft, but some of the local stuff seemed a buck or so pricier than a lot of other retailers in the area.
Overall, I was very happy with my experience here. My only concern was with freshness on some of the products, which is a concern I have with most places with a selection this size. I saw Surly Blakkr, for instance; a hoppy February release on the shelves in late June raises eyebrows. With that said, even as much as I despise being in the suburbs, I will definitely be back there again.
06-30-2014 16:24:01 | More by Phocion
4.49/5 rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Drove by wondering if this was the right location. Old and worn building, in a little wood-shingled strip retail building next to an old bakery and a vacant space for lease. Nothing on the outside really clued us in to the amazing selection inside.
Once inside and past all the non-beer stuff, there is a huge wall of assorted bombers/750s/etc. Some things had "NEW" tags which was great to see, and some bottles were vintage dated by the store, which was also great. Noticed some limited stuff from Olvalde Farm (Rhubarb Saison), Odell (Imp. Peach IPA), and Boulevard (RIS). Many imports, some traditional lambics like Lambickx, Lambrucha, Cuvee Rene, and Hanssens (I think). Locals from Olvalde, Surly, Life Bridge, Indeed, Lucid, and more. Even 40's of Evil Eye, if that's your bag.
Counter guy directed us to the Surly cans in a small cooler facing the register side.
Surly cans were a couple bucks more than Blue Max, our only other beerstore stop in MN, which is the only thing I can knock, but he did give a case discount, which was cool. The clerk knew his beer well, and chatted about the local scene, as well as Pipeworks in Chicago.
05-20-2013 16:20:31 | More by emerge077
Heritage Liquor in Maplewood, MN
100 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.