Brown Derby International Wine Center
Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 34 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by karst:
4/5 rDev -9.9%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
I first visited International Wine Center week before Christmas 2004. The place was very crowded and I did not get to talk to the Manager, who I understand is very informed re. beer as well as wine. The beer isle is well stocked with a good selection (as usual limited by distributors). Store is fun to visit on the way to Bass Pro Shops (who ower got started by selling baits out of his dad's Brown Derby liquor stores) If your pulling a boat the parking lot will be a challenge on a busy day.
My son and I were intrigued about the selection, but as of now they do not break up 6 packs which is a big deal for me since I am trying to explore as many beers as possible to improve my understanding of styles and benefit my homebrewing.
A very meager supply of homebrewing kits was available but your better to consider another supplier for homebrew - nearby Home Brewery at Ozark, Mo.
Interesting website totally dedicated to wine with no mention of beer.
02-07-2005 05:34:31 | More by karst
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4.68/5 rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
The layout was pretty open with the food near the front of the store and the coolers extending across the back. The singles and 750s are separated and located in the back right corner.
I didn't see any dusty bottles or beers past date. I looks like they rotate their stock.
The employees were attentive and at least three different ones offefed to help me find something. They also loaded my purchase onto the dolly and took it to the car for me.
The selection was better than any other store in the region, they had plenty of Lagunitas, Bells, and Founders that you don't usually see in other stores. They even had a case of Boulevard Lovechild, but at $20 a piece.
The prices were noticeably higher on some items like Stone 4packs. They were $12 when the same 4pack at Macadoodles was $8.
I was overall pleased and will probably start shopping there when I am in town.
11-25-2013 03:04:10 | More by Carl_R
4.24/5 rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$$$
Great organization, very open & non cluttered
Spent $260 on beer, but got a couple of tired/stale beers. Next time I will check those labels closely
Service was friendly & helpful
Fantastic selection, best I've seem in Missouri, to include most of the upper echelon stores in the KC area. Tons of beers I've never seen Evil Twin, Urban Chestnut & Perenial just to name a few. There were a few breweries I didn't see, but only a few (Nebraska & Cantillion come to mind)
There was a ton of gourmet food, looked good, but was there for the beer
Prices were not good, my piddly stores in SW Mizzou soundly kick their butt. They did give me a mixed case discount, for which I am grateful. I will be back their selection eclipses any store within 200 miles
08-29-2013 14:05:31 | More by russpowell
4.97/5 rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
There are many Brown Derby Liquor stores around the city but as far as craft brew goes this one is a must visit. I was lucky enough to show up for a KBS tasting that they had on Friday when I was in town. They have beer tasting regularly so check their facebook. I met a guy who spent about thirty minutes with me walking me around the store and suggesting some great beers based on my liking. I even came out with some hard to find goodies. They had a great single beer selection although it was a bit pricey. Overall, great selection and great customer service.
05-28-2013 16:21:06 | More by Espo87
4.58/5 rDev +3.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This place is about a 30 minute drive from my home and well worth the drive! They have a large build-a-six-pack selection of small bottles (3-bottle minimum) and a large bomber section with beers from all over the world. I was told that they keep over 1,000 beers in rotation! Not only do they have a massive selection of beer, but they also have imported cheeses from around the world to pair with all that good import beer. They have a nice glassware selection as well. My wife and I have spent over two hours in a single visit just browsing! Beer tastings on Friday afternoons and wine tastings on Saturdays. They also do an awesome job with their facebook page by letting you know what’s new and what’s going on in the store. Awesome place!
01-03-2013 16:28:20 | More by kvnstfrd
4.95/5 rDev +11.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
This is a superb place to go for all sorts of brew selections. There is an outstanding assortment of beer and they are normally extremely current on recent items. You can get individual selections and can even create your own 6-pack, in which there is normally a superb variety to choose from.
As for non-beer related items, they have a great selection of wine and liquor and boast several shelves of hot sauces, relishes, cheeses, etc. They usually also have some very interesting gift items as well!!
10-21-2012 21:15:10 | More by MDLpaladino
4.72/5 rDev +6.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is the local store to go to if you want great, rare, or actually, any beer. From the most pricey, the $150 GIANT bottle of Samiclaus, to MilBest. There are numerous beers from all over the globe. Everytime I go I find at least three new beers to add to my shopping list.
The service is extremely knowlegable and there is usually at least one beer geek around who isn't a poser.
This is the top liquor store in the area and one of the best I've been to anywhere in my travels.
We people in the Ozarks are lucky to have this store.
09-24-2011 22:53:57 | More by TippySelenoid
4.94/5 rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Went here for the first time this past weekend. I am originally from Columbia, MO, and I had no idea that MO could get some of the beers they had. There was an incredible selection of great beer, and these guys do what they can to snatch limited releases from the breweries that distribute to them. This is probably one of the best liquor stores in MO; it beats many that I have visited in KC, mainly because of their selection of relatively rare beers. You can tell they do everything they can to seek out smaller distributers in the state that handle more obscure products so they can make the best out of what is available to them. Additionally, a staff member talked to me for about 20 mins about different craft beers in their selection and made recommendations based upon my favorite styles. He was the most knowledgable craft beer person I have ever talked to, bartenders included. When my wife and I got home to Norman, which is 4.5 hours away, we discovered that they had charged us for an extra beer. I called them and they credited it back to our card without any issue. The service and selection at this store is unrivaled in MO in my opinion.
07-18-2011 14:14:54 | More by sdmvd6
Brown Derby International Wine Center in Springfield, MO
97 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.