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Ryan Widuch is co-owner and President of Elevated. Ryan oversees all aspects of the store but specializes in buying for all beer, wine and spirits. A Certified Beer Server in the Cicerone Program, Ryan is studying towards level 2.  Ryan is a Chicago sports fan, and in the summer you can find him in local tap rooms and/or throwing a mean bean bag.  He hates picking favorite beers but always enjoys an Indeed Midnight Ryder.

Tom Boland is co-owner and Vice President of Elevated. Tom comes from a business analysis and HR background, and focuses on technology and operations for the store. A Certified Beer Server, Tom is hoping to beat Ryan's score when they take the level 2 test. An avid "gamer" Tom enoys board games, Magic the Gathering and spending time with his wife and two sons. Tom enjoys a huge variety of beers but Belgian quads like St Bernardus Abt 12 hold a special place in his heart.

Minneapolis General Manager Jim Paterson brings both small business experience and a love for craft beer and wine to Elevated. Jim is a level 1 Certified Beer Server in the Cicerone Program. An avid dog lover, Jim enjoys working with rescue dogs and conversing with any furry friends that come into the shop. Some of Jim's favorites are Deschutes Red Chair NWPA and Castillo de Jumilla Monastrell.

Eric Long

Assistant Manager - MPLS

Eric is an assistant manager working at both our locations, but you'll find him greeting you with high-five's and a smile primarily in Minneapolis. A complete hop head when it comes to his brews, he is a huge fan of Indeed's "Let it Roll" & "Let it Ride" series. While IPA's are his go to brew, he enjoys Insight's "Sunken City" Saison and "Calhoun Claw" Pilsner from Lake Monster Brewing. He loves to cook and eat at local hot spots. A sucker for chicken wings, he's been on a quest to find ones as good as his mom's, few have come close so if you have a suggestion let him know! He also loves being an uncle to some amazing kids!

During his off time, he volunteers as a board member for The Amerian Foundation for Suicide Prevention -- Greater MN Chapter. Providing hope and education for those affected by suicide. 

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MPLS: Monday to Saturday from 10am to 10pm, Sunday 11am-6pm

WBL: Monday to Saturday from 10am to 10pm, Sunday 11am-6pm

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MPLS: 612-208-0973

WBL: 651-207-4415


4135 Hiawatha Avenue
Minneapolis MN 55406

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2141 4th St White Bear Lake, MN 55110



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Posted May 3, 2016 @ 3:41pm by Jackie

ELEVATE WBL "Elevate White Bear Lake" is the tag line of the non-profit wing of Elevated Beer Wine & Spirits, created to progress initiatives aimed at community engagement and environmental stewardship. As friends and neighbors in the area, we understand the importance the lakes and... MORE



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