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The Four Firkins

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

81 Ratings
Ratings: 81
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 13.57%
[ 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 mynie:
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

Very nice place, tucked away in a strip mall somewhat next to a Target and about 10 minutes from downtown Minny. The interior is woody and smells nice, the crowd is friendly as can be, and the beers are grouped together by style, instead of brand.

This last feature deserves commentary: it rocks. Why? Because more often than not, I'll be in the mood for a certain style of beer, not a certain brand. I don't think "gee I'd like some Rogue today," so much as I feel in the mood for an IPA or a porter. On top of this, more and more brewers have been getting cute with their beer styles, either refusing to list them on the bottle/can or else giving them some asinine name ("spunk lager" or "old timey ale"). I don't care for mysteries, especially when I'm shelling over 10+ bucks a sixer.

Local beers came in single servings, they had a very wide variety of affordable local bombers, and a decent Belgian selection. Overall, the selection wasn't world class spectacular, but it was plenty wide. The staff all knew their businesses, too. The only reason I say this place is "a bit pricey" is because that's how nearly every single beer store is nowadays, since things are so goddamn gentrified.

mynie, Jun 18, 2012
More User Reviews:
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

TooGood, Nov 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

s_wit, Oct 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

millelacsmark, Oct 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

CMJudy, Sep 14, 2014
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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
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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
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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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The Four Firkins in Saint Louis Park, MN
98 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.