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Ratings: 65 | Reviews: 56 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by smm:
4.7/5 rDev +1.3%
Great store in a very unexpected place. Everyone is extremely helpful and willing to chat brew while you peruse the aisles.
Pretty good selection of Belgian stuff and high end domestics. Good place to snag a mixer 4-pack of Surly too or a mixer sixer as well at a reasonable price.
Best place I've been as far as communication goes, always ready at the email helm to answer any questions as well as sending out big updates on new releases (big heads up on the Darkness release).
Funny to find one of the best liquor stores in the metro in seemingly the middle of nowhere, but you can't argue with it.
11-02-2009 15:47:46 | More by smm
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4.61/5 rDev -0.6%
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
Heritage Liquor in Maplewood, MN
100 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.