Free weekend wine, beer, and spirits tastings

Our weekend tastings bring together everything we love – our neighbors and community, yummy things to sample, and our furry dog friends! We have three tasting bars – one for wine, another for spirits and a third one for beer. We personally select what we sample each weekend and serve our products in real glassware.

Wine Tastings

Friday 4-7pm & Saturday 1-6pm

  • Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne — France
  • Chateau Ducasse Bordeaux Blanc — France
  • Cantina Tramin Gewurztraminer — Italy
  • Stella Montepulciano — Italy
  • Argiolas ‘Costera’ Cannonau — Italy
  • J. Burrier Morgon ‘Grand Cras’ — France
  • Capiaux ‘Chimera’ Pinot Noir — California
  • Blandy’s 5 Year Verdelho Madeira — Portugal

Beer Tastings

Friday 4-7pm
Sweetland Orchard Cidery–local

We welcome back the gang from Sweetland Orchard this Friday evening for another great Local Cider tasting. Minnesota Hard Cider producers are popping up all over the place and Sweetland Orchard was one of the first to get us some delicious Minnesota made cider into the store.  They’ll be focusing on the 3 Ice Ciders (as well as pouring Far North Rye Whiskey) so it’s going a be a fun tasting.

We’ll be sampling the following:

  • Northern Spy
  • Wassail Spice
  • Borealis Ice Cider
  • Oak Aged Borealis Ice Cider
  • Far North Rye Barrel Aged Borealis Ice Cider
  • Far North Rye Whiskey


Saturday 3-6pm
Sociable CiderWerks–local 

We have the crew from Sociable Cider Werks coming in this Saturday for you.  We’re excited because Sociable Freewheeler is our #1 selling cider. Sociable Cider is like a lot of other small, local outfits, it all started in the garage in Nordeast Minneapolis. It didn’t take long for them to blow up the local market with a great alternative to the beer scene. Come try these refreshing, locally made products, including our exclusive Velo 44 Cider they made for our 60th Anniversary.

We’ll be sampling the following:

  • Velo 44
  • Selections from the Sociable Sampler 8pk

Spirit Tastings

Friday 4-7pm
Crooked Water Distilling

The Women behind Crooked Water Distilling will be stopping in from 4-7 Friday to show off their pre-made Negroni and Old Fashioned! Perfect for parties this holiday season, keeping things merry and bright and light on the workload, these cocktails are perfect crowd-pleasers!


Saturday 3-6pm

Bittercube will be swinging in Saturday from 3-6  to show off their Heirloom Liqueurs and notorious Pink Gin! Between their Pineapple Amaro, mysterious Alchermes, and warming pink gin, you’re sure to find something great for the winter!