A pretty big place located along a very busy stretch of commercial units and strip malls on the outskirts of Springfield. There were maybe 400 unique beers available, and it took me a good while to peruse everything. Most stuff’s sitting out on shelves, but it seems like they were making an effort to keep the hoppy beers in the bank of coolers they have. Noted and appreciated. Not much stuff local to MO was available. The most interesting stuff by far came from overseas. Plenty of random things from Spain, Italy, and Belgium were available. No less than 3 different Xyauyu variants were on sale at decent prices, which just seems strange. Springfield’s a depressed rural outpost along I-44 without much of a beer scene, how long are those Xyauyu’s going to sit on the shelf before they’re purchased? Anyway, this place is worth a visit.
Indeed this is the best place to shop for beer in Springfield. It’s mainly a wine shop, but someone there has recently made admirable efforts to expand the beer aisle. Lots of top regional beers, some rare US micros, and an impressive array of Belgians. Besides the main beer aisle, be sure to check the cooler shelves that offer some treats of their own. At least one guy there was very helpful and knowledgeable.
Great place to purchase beer in the Springfield area. Living in Kansas City, we get the majority of the beers that are at Brown Derby, but they have a great selection of single bottles. It seemed like pretty much any beer they had, they also sold by the single bottle. I also found a couple of Boulevard Smokestacks here that sold out in Kansas City a month earlier.
Visited on a Sunday afternoon while passing through Springfield. Wine is the focus here. Decent selection of Missouri beers. Nothing rare, but you should find something to purchase. Staff was most helpful. Very clean and modern.
This was my second trip, and was amazed by all the hard to find beers that they stocked. The staff was very friendly and knowledgable. No better beer store in Springfield. The prices are very competitive. The selection of both aisle and cooler items was awesome. Plus, the make your own six pack selection had a lot of great beers to choose from.
I went to a couple of the Brown Derby’s in Springfield. They had a small selection of singles, but at least they were quality beers. The overall selection was not great, but as good as I have seen outside of KC, StL and Columbia while in MO. The shelves held a lot more of the craft brews than the coolers. I found a few new ones and the prices were decent. Certainly worth a look if you find yourself in Springfield.
Very nice/fancy liquour store. Has cheese, meats, and assorted grocieries too (oils, dips, etc). As far as the beer selection goes, it was a slightly above average, but to be honest, I was expecting a little more. They did have a nice big selection of build your own 6 pack beers to choose from. Staff seemed very friendly and helpful. Prices were fair, at best, but not great. Defintiely seems like the place to go for beer in Springfield, though. Just malke sure you hit this main store, and not their other little hole in the wall shacks around town - doubt they have the same selection.
Stopped in Springfield to visit Mothers to get MILF on tap, but they were closed. So, stopped by the Brown Derby (the main location). And they had MILF on tap, along with few other really great beers (a Prairie that I had not yet had - and I’m from NW Arkansas). They had a great selection of beers, both local and international. A limited pick six, though many bottles were pricy - 6-7 a piece. But I picked up some really good things that aren’t available in AR. And they have a large selection of cheeses and deli meats and a small eating area. I was wonderfully surprised and impressed with this place. Well worth a visit. Though, I needed help finding something and an employee just stood there chatting with a friend - I think the employee was their beer guy. Sort of disappointing, but overall a good experience. Very pricy, though.
As near as I can tell, this is the top place to buy beer in Springfield. They have a small shelf of "build your own sixer", but the selection is of very good quality high end beers that they sell, not just a medley of the macros. I found interesting Bells and Shlafly special editions. Arcadia barleywine. Super heavy on the wine, but I was told by the good people at Hickok’s brewpub that this was the place for take home beer. Note that there are MANY Brown Derby Liquor stores in Springfield, but the International Wine Center on Glenstone is the only site with the high end beer selection.
Stopped in during a drive through MO on a Friday and was very, very blown away. Not only does this place carry just about every beer made in the South and Southwest, they also have a really good quality restaurant and wine bar inside (and some awesome wines). Yes, most of the beer is sitting on the shelves, but with this massive of a selection, that’s just how it goes. As said, they do have ALOT of cooler space as well. Not going to find anything rare here, but they have a lot of mid-tier stuff on the rarity scale. Looks like the Perennial selection was pretty well picked over, but they still had 6-7 different beers from Perennial. Saw a bunch of different Bells, including Expedition and Oracle. Anyways, I was quite impressed and I spent 3 years with Julio’s as my local, so I feel like I have a decent perspective. I also was asked about 4 times if I needed help, so no complaints there.