Liquor Barrel

5 Ratings

Type: Store

1875 Main St
Centerville, Minnesota, 55038-9794
United States

(651) 762-0800 | map

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Added by LIQUORBARREL on 10-23-2010

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by OleJohnnieAle:
Photo of OleJohnnieAle
5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Even if I didn't live by this place, I would drive to it. The craft beer selection is great and always evolving. They are always getting new beers in including some of the hard to find limited release beers! The real reason I would drive is Mike, the owner, who is a fountain of knowlegde. He has turned me on to some great beers that I would have never tried had it not been for his recomendations. Matt (who I always see Friday nights) is a great person to sit and talk beers with as well. This place not only sells the beer, they can tell you the stories behind the breweries and beer. I learn something new everytime I walk in the store and you can find some real treats on the shelves! I can walk in and talk about what I just drank and what I liked and disliked and they can point me in something that will fit my liking.

Another great part about the store, the DEALS! Mike seems to always have a different 6 pack on sale and if craft beers are not your style (what are you doing on here!) he usually has a 24-16oz on sale. The service is great on too, how many other places carry your beer out for you? You walk into this place and are always welcomed. Too many other places I have walked into are staffed with people who are there to just ring you up, not the case here.

Whether you live near here or not, you need to check this place out and if there is a grey sedan out front, you are in for a real treat! Pick Mike's brain, you will not be disappointed with any of his recommendations.

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Photo of hardy008
4/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Ungertaker
4.6/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

This is one of the closest stores to my house that has a decent craft beer selection. If I lived further away, I would still frequent the shop, though. Mike runs a great business by trying to keep what his customers want on-hand. He is also a craft beer guy, so he knows what is best. Being more on the outskirts of the Twin Cities definitely benefits the customer at this store, as the bottles that tend to fly off the shelves elsewhere will sometimes linger around a little longer. The temperature of the store has been perfect every time I have been in there, so the beer that does stay longer is kept in a great environment. The prices are on-par (and sometimes below) with area averages. The selection is good. I would highly recommend taking a trip over to the store if you are passing through the north metro, or have some extra time on your hands. It is well worth the trip. Also, if Mike happens to be there when you go, pick his brain a little bit- he knows his stuff and can provide in-depth knowledge of what is out there.

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Photo of afksports
4.58/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I stopped by this shop on my latest travel to Minnesota, and was truly impressed. They carry all sorts of alcoholic beverages, but you can tell they pay a special attention to beer. The service was friendly and knowledgeable, and it turns out the owner has a pretty sweet cellar of craft going for himself!

As for the store, there's a beer cave where a lot of locals are stocked regularly, and they get just about every special release, including landing a couple from Wisconsin.

Prices were reasonable for the area, and I even got hooked up with a growler fill. Definitely a place to visit again in the future if I'm ever in the Centreville area.

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Photo of TheDudeRules
4.81/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

A great find. The selection is top notch and very reasonably priced. In fact if they don't have it they are more than willing to order it for you.

Service service service. I swear if you've only been their twice your name is remembered. The staff is incredibly helpful in finding what beer will suit your style. I've been taught a thing or two or five since going there. This is my go to store. Many many times they have things that nobody else gets.

It may be a drive for some but the experience makes it worth it. A true gem. This post saddens me because I am giving up my secret honey hole, but it needs to be said how wonderful it truly is.

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Liquor Barrel in Centerville, MN
Place rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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