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About Us

A Little Bit about Us!

It was in 1978 that the Pilney family first opened the doors of Blue Max. To this day, it is still owned and operated by them. Not content with being a generic neighborhood liquor store, they decided to turn the Blue Max into a destination for beer, liquor, and wine enthusiasts.

The Largest Selection of Beers

As it stands today, the Blue Max carries the largest selection of craft, micro, and import beers in the state. Other stores often imitate, but can never duplicate, the over 1300 varieties of beers on hand on any given day. Simply put—if we don’t have it, you can’t get it in the greater Twin Cities area.

A Huge Number of Single Malts and Bourbons

Our Single Malt Scotch selection also encompasses over 450 varieties of whisky. We don't mean to brag, but that is also the largest selection in Minnesota. Our focus is to have things you will not find anywhere else.

Hand-Selected Fine Wines

Not to be ignored is our substantial selection of wines. We comb through our distributors’ portfolios in order to find you great wines at a great value. Some may be national brands you have tried before, while others may be unfamiliar. We are confident that whichever wine you choose, you will discover that it was hand selected by our staff because of its own merit and worth.

So make the trip to Blue Max Liquors near Minneapolis, and let our friendly and educated staff answer any questions you have. We’ll help you find the perfect beverage for any occasion.