Liquor Store Brainerd MN

Local resource for liquor stores in Brainerd. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to liquor stores and wine and spirits that have a wide variety of rums, vodkas, whiskies, tequilas, wines and beers, as well as advice on mixed drinks and drink recipes.

Green Lantern
(218) 764-2323
13184 County Road 8
Brainerd, MN
Green Lantern - Dress up. Green Lantern isn't necessarily "formal," per se, but it's sexy and sleek; this is the kind of place where if you're dressed like a tool, you'll stick out like a sore thumb. (Probably more than a sore thumb, actually-those don't really stand out when you think about it). The point is: it's a solid place. Bring your A-game.

Blue Ox Bar
(218) 828-1862
608 Laurel St
Brainerd, MN
Blue Ox Bar - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Blue Ox Bar fits right in the middle of the bell curve - a place to hit with your buddies on the way to your ultimate destination. Not the ideal spot for fabulous, drunken debauchery, but it's a good as place as any to pre-drink.

Pit Stop Bar
(218) 829-9922
723 Laurel St
Brainerd, MN
Pit Stop Bar - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Pit Stop Bar is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

John's Tavern
(218) 829-5249
1107 Oak St
Brainerd, MN
John's Tavern - Happy hour never looked so good. John's Tavern, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Oak Lawn Tavern
(218) 829-7656
15483 State Highway 18
Brainerd, MN
Oak Lawn Tavern - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Oak Lawn Tavern, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Bird's Nest
(320) 692-4660
16750 Highway 18
Brainerd, MN
Bird's Nest - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Bird's Nest fits right in the middle of the bell curve - a place to hit with your buddies on the way to your ultimate destination. Not the ideal spot for fabulous, drunken debauchery, but it's a good as place as any to pre-drink.

Twisted Roses
(218) 829-9867
305 S 7th St
Brainerd, MN
Twisted Roses - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Twisted Roses will do the trick. Grab a seat at the welcoming bar and order one of the many brews on hand. The bartender will likely hook you up if you become a regular and then you'll really have your very own place where everyone knows your name.

Old Waterfall & Brainerd
(218) 828-4487
18512 Highway 371 N
Brainerd, MN
Old Waterfall & Brainerd - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Old Waterfall & Brainerd? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

J R's Junction Inc
(218) 764-2796
22974 County Road 2
Brainerd, MN
J R's Junction Inc - Beer, liquor and all other booze-it all ends up in the same place. If you're looking for a decent fueling station with moderate prices, [name] is right on the money.

Shep's On 6th
(218) 829-4835
315 S 6th St
Brainerd, MN
Shep's On 6Th - There's not much to be said about the cocktails at [name]. They're not necessarily cheap, but they're as tasty as they are potent...a delicious and dangerous combination.

How do they make beer, wine and liquor?

By Russ Cobbe

It's a good question and one you rarely think about on the way to the store to pick up a bottle or two of alcohol. They all involve some sort of fermenting process, which changes sugars in the ingredients into alcohol.


The basic ingredients are malted barley, yeast, water and sometimes other grains are added. Hops for example are used to make the resulting brew have a bitter flavor. Barley grain is turned into a malt by soaking it in water and allowing the grains to start germinating. The grains are then dried in a kiln, which stops the germination and voila you have malted barley. The malt is ground up and mashed with hot water, which is then boiled, the result is called wort. Next comes the fermentation process which starts with cooling down of the wort and the adding of yeast. The yeast turns the natural sugars that exist in the grain into alcohol over a period of time. The end result of course is beer.


The most important aspect of wine making is deciding when to pick the grapes from the vine. Conditions must be just right for the variety being used and the picking must be done quickly. Stems are removed from the grapes after picking and the skins are generally left on for at least 24 hours. The grapes are pressed to extract the juice from the grape. This juice is allowed to settle to remove any bits of skin. Yeast is added which turns the sugars in the grape juice to alcohol and carbon dioxide. There are specialized yeast cultures that act differently on the grape juice to provide different characteristics. The resulting wine is left so the yeast settles and the wine is drawn off, this can happen multiple times until the wine is clear. The wine is cold stabilized which precipitate white
crystals that are using in making tarter sauce. Finally the wine is filtered and bottled.


Spirits such as Rum, Vodka, Gin and Whiskey have a much higher alcohol percentage than wine o...

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