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The Four Firkins

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

65 Ratings
Ratings: 65
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 11.75%
$$$ - a bit pricey


[ 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 bucko:
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bucko

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +10.9%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

The Four Firkins is a relatively small beer store located in a quiet strip mall on Minnetonka Boulevard in St. Louis Park. Given the size of the store, parking is ample and they have a bike rack for those of us traveling on two wheels. They're located kitty corner from one of the best Asian restaurants in the area, ThanhDo, so that's a bonus as well.

What they lack in size they more than make up with in quality and selection. You won't find liquor or macros at the Four Firkins and you'll only find a small amount of special wines. Beer, however, is plentiful and includes a good representation of locals (Summit, Surly, Flat Earth, Brau Brothers, Cold Spring...), imports and micros. There are a lot of beers in this little space that I haven't seen in other places. Since they're small, inventory has turned fast and on every visit, I've seen something new.

Lots of 750s and singles and a pick-six to be reckoned with. I like that they've organized the place by style as well. It's a little different than some, but it's a cool way to explore particular styles. On top of that, Alvey is a super nice guy and always ready to make a solid recommendation.

Prices are fair and fairly comparable for most things. You'll find better deals on 12 packs of Summit at the bigger places, but by and large, the prices are comparable.

I'll be back... weekly. A bright new addition to an already great beer scene!

07-01-2008 22:52:16 | More by bucko
More User Reviews:
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AmandaSchaefer

Wisconsin

4.51/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$

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!

04-20-2014 22:58:25 | More by AmandaSchaefer
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Beerlover

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

04-05-2014 02:48:21 | More by Beerlover
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emquilxy

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

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!

03-10-2014 14:23:37 | More by emquilxy
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tylerstravis

Colorado

5/5  rDev +10.9%

02-24-2014 01:36:38 | More by tylerstravis
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Pug

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +10.9%

01-27-2014 20:27:05 | More by Pug
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

01-18-2014 01:15:35 | More by mattmarka1
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ddavison

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +10.9%

01-15-2014 17:01:27 | More by ddavison
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mnphish

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +10.9%

12-14-2013 10:07:40 | More by mnphish
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TubbyDullard

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -11.3%

11-12-2013 02:31:14 | More by TubbyDullard
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The Four Firkins in Saint Louis Park, MN
99 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.