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The Four Firkins

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

76 Ratings
Ratings: 76
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 13.83%
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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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mynie

Indiana

4/5  rDev -9.3%

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.

06-18-2012 17:41:47 | More by mynie
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Skunkyluvmuffin

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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Alpar

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -32%

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.

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The Four Firkins in Saint Louis Park, MN
97 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.