Nicholas Aschbrenner

How to bottle swap … with the MHBA

June 3, 2020

Don’t miss out! This is a reminder that the MHBA virtual bottle swap starts tomorrow. It’s a great way to get feedback on your beer, cider, and mead and have fun! Don’t know how? It’s easy!


Step 1: Make a back alley deal

When: THIS Thursday (June 4) from 5 – 7 pm

Where: The alley behind Al’s house (3208 Edgewood Ave S, Saint Louis Park, MN 55426)

What: Drop off 6-12 labeled bottles of a single variety of your own beer, cider, or mead in six pack holders. Each bottle MUST have a label attached with a rubber band. Please have this done before arriving.


Step 2: Get hooch

When: THIS Friday (June 5) from 5- 7 pm

Where: The alley behind Al’s house (3208 Edgewood Ave S, Saint Louis Park, MN 55426)

What: Come back to Al’s house on Friday, June 5, between 5 and 7 pm and Al will hand you your new beers through your car window or to your opened trunk, and you can drive home to sort through your spoils! DON’T DRINK THEM YET! The FUN part is yet to come! Chill your stash overnight!


Step 3: Share the spoils together

When: THIS Saturday (June 6) from 7- 9 pm

Where: Club Zoom link

What: Log into Zoom to drink and discuss the beers together


Directions to Al’s house:
3208 Edgewood Ave S., St. Louis Park, MN 55426
(drive NORTH in alley between Edgewood & Dakota)

From Highway 100 –
• Exit on Minnetonka Boulevard and go west for about 0.5 miles
• Turn south (left) at the light on Dakota Ave S. for about 0.4 miles
• Turn west (right) 33rd St west
• Pass Edgewood Ave south, and turn right into the alley between Edgewood and Dakota
• Stop at Al’s white garage, 3 garages south of 32nd Ave S, white picket fence

Al will be sitting in his driveway with your hooch!

Note: do NOT take the Wooddale exit off of Hwy 7! There is Light Rail construction going on, and the intersection is shut down.

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