Minnesota Beers Shine at Great American Beer Festival

great american beer festivalEvery fall the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) takes place in Denver.  This event is on my bucket list as a beer lover.  In its 32nd year, the festival represents the largest and longest-running gathering of American brewers.  This year’s event featured more than 700 breweries sampling nearly 3,500 beers.  The festival’s 49,000 tickets sold out in just 32 minutes.  This year 222 judges from 10 countries evaluated 5,507 entries.  Six of the state’s breweries took home medals — three bronze, one silver and two gold.  Local breweries are exploding in the state and we have an excellent selection of local brews.  A few that won medals are listed below.

Summit Extra Pale Ale
Located in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Awarded the bronze in the classic English pale ale category, adding to a string of recent competition wins that includes two World Beer Cup medals.  Summit’s Extra Pale Ale is characterized with caramel, biscuity malts and is superbly balanced with an earthy hop bite and juicy citrus.  Available in 6 Pack Cans and Bottles ($7.99) and 12 Pack Bottles ($13.99).

Indeed Brewing Co.
Located in Northeast, Minneapolis.  Awarded the silver with their limited-release Mexican HoneyMexican Honey is an Imperial Lager brewed with Mexican Orange Blossom honey and Amarillo hops, offering a citrus and floral fiesta for your palate.  Refreshing and dangerously smooth, expect notes of orange nectar, graham cracker, biscuits, and honeycomb. Mexican Honey is a seasonal beer and not available now, but look for it to return next July.  Indeed also has many other excellent beers and is releasing their Winter seasonals soon.

Badger Hill Brewing
Located in Shakopee, Minnesota.  Awarded a gold-medal with their White IPA a blend of Belgian-style wheat beer and American IPA.  The White IPA is a hoppy Belgian Wit beer with Orange Zest and Coriander.  We carry 3 types of beer from Badger Hill, MSB, Stout and High Road all in 6 pack bottles ($9.99).

Come in and grab a few of these award winning local gems!

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Tana Wold, Purchasing and Event Manager

October Food Drive Results

foodI would like to thank every Eden Prairie Liquor customer that donated food, supplies and money for the October MMBA Food Drive.  I delivered our donations to PROP today and we donated 136 pounds of food/supplies and $250!

PROP is such an awesome organization and I am glad we could help them with their mission.  PROP‘s mission is to compassionately provide comprehensive support to neighbors in our community in need that creates a path towards self-sufficiency.  They help people in Eden Prairie and Chanhassen, Minnesota who are facing financial hardship or crisis.  Primary services include  food shelf, short-term financial help, support for low-income families with children and teens, and support for seniors and individuals with disabilities.

Thank you again for your generosity!

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Tana Wold, Purchasing and Event Manager

Lucid Brewery Turns 3 Years Old

Lucid-Brewing-stamp-black-150x150Did you know that we have a brewery right down the street from Eden Prairie?  Lucid Brewery is around the corner in Minnetonka.  Lucid has been brewing beer for 3 years.  They offer tours of their brewery and let you sample some of their awesome beers.  Tours are limited and can be reserved online at http://www.lucidbrewing.com/tours/.  They are throwing a 3rd Birthday celebration at the brewery on November 15th from Noon-6:00 p.m.  The directions of how to RSVP are listed below or you can click on this RSVP link.  Lucid’s events are always a lot of fun and they love to share their passion of brewing beer.

From the Lucid Website:

We’re having a Birthday and you get the Present!  We’ve designed a special commemorative glass and it’s yours FREE when you RSVP and share the event on Facebook!

Plus, with your RSVP we’ll reserve a bottle of our Limited Release of HALUCIDATION!

Enjoy a pint of beer, Food Truck eats, live music and hanging out with friends!

Start Halucidating in 3 Easy Steps! 1.) JOIN the event on Facebook http://tinyurl.com/njpa79t 2.) SHARE on your page – Don’t forget this step!! 3.) PARTY with us on November 15th and we’ll have your reserved bottle of HALUCIDATION plus give you a free special 3rd Birthday glass!


The address to Lucid Brewing is:

Lucid Brewing
LLC, 6020 Culligan Way, Minnetonka, MN


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Tana Wold, Purchasing and Event Manager

Wine Club Educational Event

shapeimage_2Last week we held an Eden Prairie Wine Club educational event.  Ken Amdahl from St. Croix Vineyards visited with us for the evening! Founded in 1992, Saint Croix Vineyards has grown to become one of Minnesota’s premier wineries. The vineyard is open to the public from mid-April until December 31st and is located just west of Stillwater, Minnesota.

If you would like to be invited to events such as these you may want to sign up for the Eden Prairie Wine Club. The Wine Club has many benefits for customers. For a $25 annual fee you will recieve 15% off of all non-discounted wine purchases, invites to exclusive Wine Club events, and one free ticket to our Spring Wine Tasting. Sign up at any of the three Eden Prairie Liquor Stores.

This is the best deal in town!

Spring Wine Tasting 2009 - Tana Wold

Tana Wold, Purchasing and Events Manager

Twin Cities Liquor Store Survey

ProLiquor - smallEden Prairie Liquor is participating in a Twin Cities Liquor Store Survey. If you would like to participate in this survey please click on the following link www.surveymonkey.com/s/tcliquor. If you complete the entire survey, which takes around 10 minutes to complete, you will receive a valuable coupon. We would love for our customers to share their input in this Twin Cities Liquor Store Survey.


Spring Wine Tasting 2009 - Tana Wold






Tana Wold, Purchasing and Event Manager