Located in the heart of Northeast Minneapolis, we create and provide non-alcoholic cocktail mixers, syrups, tonics, and garnishes to professional bartenders and home bartenders alike.


  • Small-batch ginger beer
  • Acidified cocktail elixirs
  • Hand-crafted cocktail syrups
  • Wide variety beverage garnishes

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Coming Soon to
1325 Quincy St. N.E

Earl Giles Distillery, an all-in-one distillery, cocktail and dining experience in the heart of Northeast Minneapolis.


  • A distillery and production center where signature spirits, syrups and ginger beer will be crafted, bottled and canned.
  • A chef-driven kitchen serving wood-fired pizzas for all dietary needs, salads, sandwiches and oven-roasted small plates.
  • A 165-seat cocktail lounge with intimate, semi-private lounges and clear views of the adjacent distillery and production area.
  • Multiple private event spaces perfect for any type of social or business occasion.

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“At Earl Giles Distillery, our guests will be treated to an unforgettable experience combining upscale cocktails, delicious cuisine and the distilling process, with every experience being handcrafted and produced in house,” said Held, the ‘Earl’ of Earl Giles. “It’s a dream come true for my business partner, Jeff, and I to bring this vision to life and continue to elevate the Twin Cities hospitality industry.” -Jesse Held

Who We Are

In 2015, Jesse Held and Jeff Erkkila founded Earl Giles Bottling Company LLC that focused on non-alcoholic cocktail syrups, cordials, elixirs and ginger beer. Named after each co-founder, Earl is Jesse’s middle name and Giles (pronounced j-iles) is Jeff’s middle name. The company was started to supply other bars with flavoring agents for their respective bar programs. Running the business in a small apartment above Borough restaurant, they quickly realized there was potential to do more. After scraping together some funding in 2019 to make their first run of ginger beer and bringing it to market shelves, they sold out in 2 months. From there, Earl Giles consulting kicked into action working most recently with Graze Provisions & Libations, Thr3 Jack and Brickhouse. 

The Earl Giles brand continues to expand with the Earl Giles Distillery that will include a restaurant, distillery, cocktail lounge, and private event space.