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Brown Derby International Wine Center

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Brown Derby International Wine CenterBrown Derby International Wine Center
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Brown Derby International Wine CenterBrown Derby International Wine Center

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2023 S Glenstone Ave
Springfield, Missouri, 65804-2427
United States

(417) 883-4066 | map

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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 37
Reviews by Tone:
Photo of Tone
3.55/5  rDev -21.1%

The place was very nice overall. Mostly centered on wine, but a pretty big beer selection. Both in coolers, mix-a-six pack, and shelf beer. The service was friendly and helpful, but not very informative other than on their inventory. Large store with aisle upon aisle of liquor. Well lit, clean, wood flooring. I was impressed mostly with the grandeur of the store. The major downfall was the price of the beer. I mean holy cow! They had individual bottle up to $18 a pop and they were only 12 ounce domestics. The six packs were all 10-30% higher than the average price all throughout Missouri. None of the beer was out of date and there was a good selection of beer. Not as big a selection as I've come across (pales in comparison to Arena in Columbia, MO and Corral Liquor in Granite City, IL).

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Photo of 98green
4.28/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Wingnut417
4.74/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of barleywin
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of aratcliffe
4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Nuggetz
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Random_Lizzie
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

A customer at my work recommended coming here the next time I headed to MO, and I was not disappointed to say the least! At my local store, we have a variety that surpasses others in the LR area. Brown Derby was... Disneyland for the craft beer lover! They had a few of the regulars I've seen but for the most part, I did not recognize anything there. My boyfriend and I easily spent an hour there, trying to decide on what to get. Eric was extremely helpful and informative. It was fun to go to a store and completely geek out with an employee about beer. We left with some gems and I can't wait to make another trip there.

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of sssence
4.83/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Craft beer geeks should know this is the #1 place for selection in Springfield, from domestic to import. This has been my local bottle shop for many years.
From 4 & 6 packs to 750's, mix 6's to bombers, the selection of domestic and import bottles is vast. Eric, the beer manager, is as knowledgeable as anyone you'll talk to, and once you get to know him he's funny and generous.
The Derb, as I like to call it, just started serving draft beer, and the selection has been incredible from day one. They have eight handles, and in the 5 short months they've been active, they have run through beers such as: Hopslam, BCBS, KBS, Imperial Doughnut Break, Imperial Biscotti Break Pretty Please w/a Cherry, BOMB!, Ron and the Beast Ryan, Calabaza Boreal, and many more. Among the current selections are: Brew Cocky, Calabaza Blanca, Oarsman, and 1000 IBU.
They have also recently started offering food, which its deliciousness I can't even begin to explain. My favorite is the Deluxe BLT. Take your standard BLT, put it on Rye, add a fried egg, sriracha aioli, and avocado. Pair that with their homemade red cabbage slaw and you'll want to shit yourself. They also do small pizzas with bacon infused crust, stromboli, reubens, meat and cheese plates, and more.
Oh, they also have the largest wine and spirits selection in the region.
If you're in Springfield and you like good food and beer, then this place should be on your list.

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Photo of Bsetz
5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Euphoria69
4.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of c-rum
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of hairylikeapeman
5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of mattfreeman
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

If you LOVE beer, This is the place to be!! their staff is the most knowledgeable bunch of people around. Eric was willing to go above and beond to help me find the hardest to find IPA style of beer that i could get in my area! then he BLEW MY MIND when he took me to the warehouse to try Samuel Adams UTOPIAS!!! Love this store, and LOVE ERIC!!!

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Photo of evilcatfish
3/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of ubenumber2
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of Carl_R
4.68/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

The layout was pretty open with the food near the front of the store and the coolers extending across the back. The singles and 750s are separated and located in the back right corner.

I didn't see any dusty bottles or beers past date. I looks like they rotate their stock.

The employees were attentive and at least three different ones offefed to help me find something. They also loaded my purchase onto the dolly and took it to the car for me.

The selection was better than any other store in the region, they had plenty of Lagunitas, Bells, and Founders that you don't usually see in other stores. They even had a case of Boulevard Lovechild, but at $20 a piece.

The prices were noticeably higher on some items like Stone 4packs. They were $12 when the same 4pack at Macadoodles was $8.

I was overall pleased and will probably start shopping there when I am in town.

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Photo of russpowell
4.18/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Great organization, very open & non cluttered

Spent $260 on beer, but got a couple of tired/stale beers. Next time I will check those labels closely

Service was friendly & helpful

Fantastic selection, best I've seem in Missouri, to include most of the upper echelon stores in the KC area. Tons of beers I've never seen Evil Twin, Urban Chestnut & Perenial just to name a few. There were a few breweries I didn't see, but only a few (Nebraska & Cantillion come to mind)

There was a ton of gourmet food, looked good, but was there for the beer

Prices were not good, my piddly stores in SW Mizzou soundly kick their butt. They did give me a mixed case discount, for which I am grateful. I will be back their selection eclipses any store within 200 miles

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Photo of Espo87
4.97/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

There are many Brown Derby Liquor stores around the city but as far as craft brew goes this one is a must visit. I was lucky enough to show up for a KBS tasting that they had on Friday when I was in town. They have beer tasting regularly so check their facebook. I met a guy who spent about thirty minutes with me walking me around the store and suggesting some great beers based on my liking. I even came out with some hard to find goodies. They had a great single beer selection although it was a bit pricey. Overall, great selection and great customer service.

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Photo of kvnstfrd
4.58/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This place is about a 30 minute drive from my home and well worth the drive! They have a large build-a-six-pack selection of small bottles (3-bottle minimum) and a large bomber section with beers from all over the world. I was told that they keep over 1,000 beers in rotation! Not only do they have a massive selection of beer, but they also have imported cheeses from around the world to pair with all that good import beer. They have a nice glassware selection as well. My wife and I have spent over two hours in a single visit just browsing! Beer tastings on Friday afternoons and wine tastings on Saturdays. They also do an awesome job with their facebook page by letting you know what’s new and what’s going on in the store. Awesome place!

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Photo of MDLpaladino
4.95/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This is a superb place to go for all sorts of brew selections. There is an outstanding assortment of beer and they are normally extremely current on recent items. You can get individual selections and can even create your own 6-pack, in which there is normally a superb variety to choose from.

As for non-beer related items, they have a great selection of wine and liquor and boast several shelves of hot sauces, relishes, cheeses, etc. They usually also have some very interesting gift items as well!!

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Photo of TippySelenoid
4.72/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This is the local store to go to if you want great, rare, or actually, any beer. From the most pricey, the $150 GIANT bottle of Samiclaus, to MilBest. There are numerous beers from all over the globe. Everytime I go I find at least three new beers to add to my shopping list.
The service is extremely knowlegable and there is usually at least one beer geek around who isn't a poser.
This is the top liquor store in the area and one of the best I've been to anywhere in my travels.
We people in the Ozarks are lucky to have this store.

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Photo of sdmvd6
4.94/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Went here for the first time this past weekend. I am originally from Columbia, MO, and I had no idea that MO could get some of the beers they had. There was an incredible selection of great beer, and these guys do what they can to snatch limited releases from the breweries that distribute to them. This is probably one of the best liquor stores in MO; it beats many that I have visited in KC, mainly because of their selection of relatively rare beers. You can tell they do everything they can to seek out smaller distributers in the state that handle more obscure products so they can make the best out of what is available to them. Additionally, a staff member talked to me for about 20 mins about different craft beers in their selection and made recommendations based upon my favorite styles. He was the most knowledgable craft beer person I have ever talked to, bartenders included. When my wife and I got home to Norman, which is 4.5 hours away, we discovered that they had charged us for an extra beer. I called them and they credited it back to our card without any issue. The service and selection at this store is unrivaled in MO in my opinion.

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Brown Derby International Wine Center in Springfield, MO
Place rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 51 ratings
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