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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.

Jackie Hess

Manager - WBL and MPLS

Jackie is the store manager in White Bear Lake and assistant buyer for both stores. Jackie is a recent graduate of The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology LCD. As someone with Celiac Disease, Jackie is an expert in all things Gluten Free and hard cider. Jackie is a Wisconsin girl and a die hard Green Bay Packers fan, she loves cooking, baking and spending time in the woods hunting with family. Some of Jackie's favorites are Sociable Cider Werks Hop-a-Wheelie and Seattle Cider Dry. 

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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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