The beer department at Thomas Liquor has been craft-focused since “before it was cool.” Our beer manager, Joe”Fitty” Fitzpatrick, has been in the industry for over 20 years.  We offer the best of all of the local and regional breweries with a focus on the latest and greatest of what Minnesota has to offer. We have not forgotten the roots of beer with our range of Belgian, German, English and  other imported offerings.  Not surprisingly, we love to taste the beer ourselves, and we love to share it with our customers even more. "Fitty's First Friday" is our beer-tasting event the first Friday of ever month that features a particular craft brewery. Most other Fridays we have beer on the tasting bar, as well. Our well-curated beer selection features quality over quantity, including an extensive cellar collection of rare and hard-to-find beers. Fitty and the rest of our knowledgeable staff will be happy to talk beer with you and find just the beer you’re looking for.  And if Thomas doesn’t have it in stock, we are more than happy to special order it for you.



The Minnesota beer scene has experienced a mercurial rise in recent years and there are no signs of it letting up. It is growing and evolving almost daily, and we have a commitment here at Thomas to always have the best and the newest local beers available. Our enthusiasm for the local craft beer is evident on the shelf. 


America produces some of the best beer in the world, but it didn't start here. Great beer has been produced in Europe and elsewhere for centuries and the folks at Thomas haven't forgotten that. The myriad styles from Belgium - including sours - are well represented, as well as the classics from Germany and the U.K.  It doesn't matter where in the world it's from. If it's good, we'll have it here.




In addition to the beer, the staff here are quite keen on our large selection of craft ciders from around the world as well as local offerings. We take pride in our diverse selection of ciders, ranging from sweet to dry to bone-dry to funky to exotic. At Thomas, we believe that there is a cider to please just about any palate!