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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 motorhed:
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4.72/5  rDev +6.8%

Overall, i love the Firkins. What they do in the community, the variety they offer, the e-mail newsletters, etc.

I've shopped here half a dozen times and have always walked out with something however the problem in the past has been variety - of which, they partially solved by moving to a new larger location off of Hwy 100 in SLP. My issue with the new location IMO carries too many belgians. I'm a big fan of the style however devoting nearly a 1/3 of the store to one particular style seems like overkill a bit. I also dont look to drink belgians in the winter time here, so that section of the store i tend to ignore for half the year. They do have a nice selection of coolers, i think 5 or 6 total and offer a great BYO6P setup. I was also very happy and pleased to see that local Minneapolis area breweries are giving the Four Firkins first choice at their beers. I found all of the Steel Toe bombers at Four Firkins last time i was in, which was great. I'm on their newsletter and really like that they inform the community about new releases and limited quantity brews that they obtain.

I'll always stop in if i'm driving by or in the area (to browse) but i'm not sure i would drive from my house to this location unless it was for something special that was in stock that they could get from a distributor that another store closer to me could not.

I think the pricing is also a tad high compared to others.

motorhed, Jan 14, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of CMJudy
5/5  rDev +13.1%

CMJudy, Sunday at 05:33 AM
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
Photo of Skunkyluvmuffin
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Skunkyluvmuffin, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of jarrgal
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
Photo of Stillyman11
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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The Four Firkins in Saint Louis Park, MN
97 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.