The France 44 tasting bars are the most exciting places to be on the weekends! Join us every Friday and Saturday and sample through a wide range of selected wines, beers and spirits. Our tasting bars are always free of charge, and are the perfect way to explore new products and expand your beverage horizons.


Friday 4-7pm & Saturday 1-6pm

  • Terre di Marca Millesimato – Italy
  • Boundary Break Riesling –New York
  • Pacificana Chardonnay –California
  • Terre di Marca Ramato – Italy
  • Folly of the Beast Pinot Noir – California
  • Chop Shop Cabernet Sauvignon – California
  • Degani Valpolicella – Italy
  • Penley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon – Australia


Friday 4-7pm
Founders Brewery

We welcome Founders Brewing back to the store this Friday evening. As you know, Founders is one of our favorite National breweries. Everything they do is sooooo darn tasty! Year after year, they simply produce some of the best, highest quality beer out there.

We'll be sampling the following:

  • All Day Session IPA
  • Mosaic Promise Pale Ale
  • Rubaeus Fruit Ale
  • Blushing Monk Fruited Sour
  • Backwoods Bastard

Saturday 3-6pm
Utepils Brewing

We welcome back Utepils to the tasting bar this Saturday afternoon. Utepils has a beautiful brewery in the Byrn Mawr neighborhood. They specialize in traditional European-style Ales and Lagers. Come see why we’re excited to have Utepils back at the tasting bar.

We'll be sampling the following:

  • Czech-style Pils
  • Copacetic Kolsch (Skol Edition!!)
  • Alt 1848
  • Ewald Golden Hefeweizen
  • Receptional Festbier


Come on in Saturday from 3-6 to meet Alex Zweber, founder of the Sharab Shrub company! Alex makes artisanal shrubs, vinegar based cocktail mixers, right here in Minneapolis. With flavors like strawberry, apple rosemary, and pear ginger cinnamon, you're bound to find a great cocktail for your next party!

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