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world-class

63 Ratings
Ratings: 63
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 9.29%
$$ - reasonable
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1347 Frost Ave
Maplewood, Minnesota, 55109-4419
United States
phone: (651) 777-7455

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(Place added by: josephhaugen on 06-29-2008)
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emerge077

Illinois

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.

Highly recommended!

05-20-2013 16:20:31 | More by emerge077
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Phocion

Minnesota

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
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-28-2014 04:15:16 | More by mothman
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JJWIGHT

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-17-2014 15:14:48 | More by JJWIGHT
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greenspointexas

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-30-2014 03:08:16 | More by greenspointexas
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SlightlyGrey

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-28-2014 19:45:12 | More by SlightlyGrey
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TGanyone

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-25-2014 16:37:44 | More by TGanyone
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MykeJ

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

03-13-2014 02:39:03 | More by MykeJ
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Hopstout

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +8%

03-10-2014 00:51:21 | More by Hopstout
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nmann08

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

My wife is from MN, so any time I am in the twin cities, I make it a point to stop at Heritage. I have visited Heritage 8 times now and my last visit was no different from the first 7. Being from the DC/MD/VA area, I am spoiled by different state distribution channels that in one way or another provide me with a great selection. However, Heritage blows me away with the amount of options they have every time I am in there. They are always stocked full of Surly, which is a plus in my book. More than likely if its available in MN, Heritage has it and everything is always reasonably priced.

The service is incredible. Ed and the other staff members know their stuff, are really nice and happy to make recommendations of local brews. They aren't pushy in any way and only look to help you find what you want. Honestly, some of the best service I have encountered in beer stores.

10-09-2012 01:32:28 | More by nmann08
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Heritage Liquor in Maplewood, MN
100 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.