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The Four Firkins

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

78 Ratings
Ratings: 78
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 13.8%
[ Store ]

5630 W 36th St
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, 55416-2509
United States
phone: (952) 938-2847

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @fourfirkins

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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-29-2008)
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Reviews by MPLS:
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4.35/5  rDev -1.6%

This is a rather newer operation that used to be by my old place of employment.

The quality and service really shine with this place. The beer is laid out in a rather boutique sort of way and merchandized in an orderly fashion. The group of guys who work here are great and they have really embraced the web and are hands down the best beer store for advertising and promoting themselves on the web.

The sheer small nature of the place means that someone is just a shout away if you have a question.

The selection is pretty good and they someone get special Flat Earth offerings and a good range of imports. I won't say that they have the best selection, but it's certainly good.

The biggest drawback to this place is the price, overpriced in my opinion, but perhaps a necessary for such a small business.

MPLS, Feb 09, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of CMJudy
5/5  rDev +13.1%

CMJudy, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of pat61
4.9/5  rDev +10.9%

The staff is very knowledgeable about beer and they go out of their way to handle the beer well. They have a steady turnover of product. I find fewer beers past their best by date here than anywhere else in the Twin Cities. Unlike some retailers, they avoid stocking antique beer.

pat61, Sep 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Skunkyluvmuffin, Aug 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

jarrgal, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Alpar
3/5  rDev -32.1%

Nice selection. Small place. Beers are overpriced but staff is knowledgable. I don't shop here often as there are far better options in Minneapolis. Kind of a newbies bottle shop. Probably wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.

Alpar, Aug 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Stillyman11, Aug 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

BarrelAgedG, Jul 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -32.1%

mothman, Jun 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

VikingsFan1215, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

Powderhornphil, Jun 15, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -37.8%

MNBeer1017, Jun 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

greenspointexas, Apr 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

BDeibs, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of AmandaSchaefer
4.51/5  rDev +2%

They pack a ton of great beer into a small space. I love the look of it - the woodwork is beautiful. Staff is incredibly helpful and friendly. The selection is really great here, with a great variety of midwest/MN beers along with some nice imports. I will definitely go back!

AmandaSchaefer, Apr 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -37.8%

Beerlover, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of emquilxy
5/5  rDev +13.1%

Reviewed this spot a few years ago, now that they've moved into a new location it's only gotten better! They feature really good tasting events, the staff is the most helpful that I've found anywhere. I travel to Minneapolis once or twice a year (from Pennsylvania) and I always make a point to stop in.
BTW, if you make the drive, swing on over to Steel Toe Brewing at the same time for a quick pint and/or a growler fill. It makes for a lovely beer day double banger!

emquilxy, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of tylerstravis
5/5  rDev +13.1%

Man, I wish there were more stores like this in my neck of the woods. They were extremely knowledgable and most importantly, EVERY beer was available as a single! They had an incredible selection of beers across the world! Sure, it's a bit spendy, but I could live in this place :)

tylerstravis, Feb 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

Pug, Jan 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

mattmarka1, Jan 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

ddavison, Jan 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

mnphish, Dec 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

TubbyDullard, Nov 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

bigbeers84, Oct 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

HoistinBrews, Oct 17, 2013
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The Four Firkins in Saint Louis Park, MN
97 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.