Twin Cities Bottle Hunt - 2018

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by JakeJohnson, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. brbe6

    brbe6 Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2012 Minnesota

    Princeton's MG got Junkyard Wicked Awesome Slurry iipa and Poncho Goddess chocolate stout in this morning and had a BA King Size crowler open they were giving customers samples of, nice way to start the week.
  2. Petcha

    Petcha Aspirant (275) Jul 30, 2012 Minnesota

    Thanks for the heads up on this one! They also had a bunch of different Pipeworks, which I haven't seen there before, but maybe I haven't been paying enough attention.
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  3. nograz

    nograz Initiate (0) Oct 30, 2013 Minnesota

    Pipeworks is brand new, today is the first drop in the state.
  4. chucknorris101

    chucknorris101 Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2015 Minnesota

    Yall stay away from my lizard king
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  5. wisconsinbeer1

    wisconsinbeer1 Initiate (186) Nov 11, 2004 Wisconsin

    Any Pipeworks in the eastern burbs?
  6. NickMpls

    NickMpls Initiate (74) Feb 13, 2016 Minnesota

    Anyone seen Sump coffee stout around? Thx!
  7. JakeJohnson

    JakeJohnson Initiate (159) Jan 30, 2015 Minnesota

    Wild Mind is releasing 2 barrel-aged Imperial stouts in Crowlers on Saturday. This is from Facebook:

    “CROWLER RELEASE // Double Depth Charge and DDC: Whiskey Bean

    Double Depth Charge returns this weekend with a tweaked recipe to provide an even richer, more full-bodied stout with a creamy, decadent finish. And this time we have an extra special variant.

    DDC is an imperial stout that was barrel aged on Cameroonian coffee beans and offers notes of brown sugar, pecans and chocolate to accompany a very heavy malt bill and a pleasantly warming ABV of 11.5 percent.

    We’ll also have crowlers of DDC: Whiskey Bean — a bigger, bolder version with an abundance of whiskey and coffee flavors. Aged on whiskey barrel-aged coffee beans, DDC: Whiskey Bean is a blend of DDC and a stout that was aged in Knob Creek whiskey barrels for more than a year, resulting in whiskey, whiskey, and more whiskey to accompany a burst of roasty malt and coffee.

    A limited amount of each will be available on tap starting Saturday, February 17, along with plenty of crowlers to get you through the latest cold streak. We’ll also have some new coffee mugs for you to help you enjoy Wild Mind at any time of day.”
  8. sjccmd

    sjccmd Zealot (544) Feb 11, 2008 Minnesota

    At Scott’s and likely other St Paul places tomorrow!
  9. Vidblain

    Vidblain Crusader (724) Feb 17, 2017 Minnesota
    Premium Trader

    See you there, Jake?
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  10. nograz

    nograz Initiate (0) Oct 30, 2013 Minnesota

    Pick some up for me bro?
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  11. NickMpls

    NickMpls Initiate (74) Feb 13, 2016 Minnesota

    Just polished one off, wow delicious! This ninja vs scorpion is also great!
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  12. MonDak_Joe1953

    MonDak_Joe1953 Meyvn (1,157) Aug 4, 2017 Minnesota

    Put in your order, I am a member of the Forgotten Barrel Society and I get the discount.
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  13. MonDak_Joe1953

    MonDak_Joe1953 Meyvn (1,157) Aug 4, 2017 Minnesota

    And I can be at Wild Mind shortly before opening at 12 noon on Saturday.
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  14. Dakiman

    Dakiman Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2015 Minnesota

    Im from Rochester and Im just wondering what everyone's opinion is on the best liquor store in the Twin Cities.
  15. drunk_gnome

    drunk_gnome Initiate (41) Sep 20, 2014 Minnesota

    I’m partial to Elevated and Zipps myself.
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  16. TCOlson

    TCOlson Initiate (83) Feb 19, 2017 Minnesota

    France 44 and Stinson, too
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  17. NickMpls

    NickMpls Initiate (74) Feb 13, 2016 Minnesota

    Elevated and zipps.
  18. MonDak_Joe1953

    MonDak_Joe1953 Meyvn (1,157) Aug 4, 2017 Minnesota

    It's complicated. I like France 44 for the rep rapport and the walk in cooler, but also consider South Lyndale Liquor, Zipps, Heritage Liquor and Ale Jail to be worthy vendors. Elevated also is very good, as are the various locations of Total Wine.
    #338 MonDak_Joe1953, Feb 14, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2018
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  19. Rajaholick

    Rajaholick Initiate (132) Jan 9, 2011 Minnesota

    Zipps consistently has the best prices and best single selection of beer imho.
    Although their liquor (bourbon/scotch for me) isn't as expansive as SLL or France 44.
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  20. Rajaholick

    Rajaholick Initiate (132) Jan 9, 2011 Minnesota

    Also anyone heard any rumblings regarding prairie pirate bomb/noir?
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  21. islay

    islay Initiate (185) Jan 6, 2008 Minnesota

    I'll say South Lyndale Liquors in Minneapolis, especially if you care about spirits (but it has a great beer selection too).
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  22. RichardMckeever6

    RichardMckeever6 Initiate (45) Jan 18, 2018 Kansas

    Don’t know if anyone posted about Modist’s release on Saturday yet...

    “ ALERT Our first barrel aged beer releases Saturday 2/17. We took Lord Humungus, our one-of-a-kind Imperial Rye Stout that’s forged from 53% Rye, and then aged it IN RYE WHISKEY BARRELS WITH TOASTED MARSHMALLOWS AND VANILLA BEANS!!! It's a Valhalla-worthy black fuel that's dominated by rich chocolate, vanilla, and sweet rye spice - and enriched with rye whiskey barrel depth and smooth complexity. It’s guaranteed to satisfy your Dogs of War, and it’s all tricked out with a SHINY AND CHROME label and wax

    600 bottles available at noon, limit 3/person, $20 each. We’ll also have a limited run of Lord Humungus signature glassware available”
  23. JakeJohnson

    JakeJohnson Initiate (159) Jan 30, 2015 Minnesota

    I’ll hopefully be there when they open.
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  24. gudbrande

    gudbrande Disciple (368) Jul 10, 2009 Minnesota

    Princeton's (Maple Grove) is in the mix as well.
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  25. nograz

    nograz Initiate (0) Oct 30, 2013 Minnesota

    Still looking for non-infected Baptista. TW Minnetonka is out and I haven't tried TW Chan as it is kind of out of the way (40 min detour, got to draw the line some where on being a beer nerd).

    Does anyone else know of a store that has non-infected Baptista in the loop from about 35E through the west?
  26. JakeJohnson

    JakeJohnson Initiate (159) Jan 30, 2015 Minnesota

    Harbor Wine & Spirits in Mound had a bunch of Baptista on Saturday, but I didn’t look at the batch number. They might check for you if you call.
    They also had this stuff, which was interesting. BA Ten and BA Darkness was at the front of the store.
  27. jjbehren

    jjbehren Initiate (30) Apr 23, 2009 Minnesota

    Sorry if I lead you astray. Hope you didn't waste too much time.
  28. nograz

    nograz Initiate (0) Oct 30, 2013 Minnesota

    No big deal, I didn't get there until Monday, so was prepared for it not being there.
  29. EddieB23

    EddieB23 Initiate (99) Nov 26, 2008 Minnesota

    Soon, keep your eyes open, possibly this week even......
  30. JakeJohnson

    JakeJohnson Initiate (159) Jan 30, 2015 Minnesota

  31. Boldbrew

    Boldbrew Initiate (125) Jun 26, 2017 Minnesota

    Ugh now I definitely have to leave work early...
  32. mkhartnett

    mkhartnett Aspirant (298) Oct 27, 2010 Minnesota

    I have to double check to really make sure, but the one I got at TW Burnsville was a non-infected bottle I believe.
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  33. JCS79

    JCS79 Initiate (32) Apr 7, 2017 Minnesota

    Top Valu on Central: Pirate Bomb & Noir. Fresh Blackstack 755 & Loud Pack, The Brew Projekt DMT, DMT El Dorado & Terminal too!
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  34. Eggman20

    Eggman20 Initiate (48) Feb 14, 2017 Minnesota

    Total Wine Roseville has Pirate Noir listed on their site but not Bomb. Seems unlikely they would only get one and not the other though. May stop in an hour and check it out.
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  35. macgroveguy

    macgroveguy Initiate (45) Jan 22, 2015 Minnesota

    CBS $24.99 Limit 1 Hudson Liquor
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  36. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (4,001) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota

    Ale Jail
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  37. Bruno415

    Bruno415 Initiate (61) Dec 18, 2016 Minnesota

    If anyone is still looking 2 bottles of Double Shot Double Black at GWills BP
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  38. Victory_Sabre1973

    Victory_Sabre1973 Meyvn (1,304) Sep 15, 2015 Minnesota
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    I know for some it's a total drain pour here, but, Haskell's in Maple Grove, still had about 15 bottles of BA Darkness left.
  39. SudsSavant

    SudsSavant Aspirant (205) Jan 9, 2007 Minnesota

    Any sightings west of the Mississippi yet or is it still to come?
  40. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (4,001) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota

    Have not seen it yet. I would suppose Thursday & Friday. Thats the side i live on also.
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