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Beer Available At The Four Firkins (arranged by most recent)
Schell Star of the North #2 - Framboise Du Nord 79, Badger Hill Wanderlust Series #02: Cherry Double Dunkel , Indeed Stir Crazy Winter Ale 89, Southern Tier Un*Earthly 99, Bent Paddle Black Ale 84, Bent Paddle Bent Hop Golden IPA 94, Bad Weather Storm Cellar Series #01 - SCHOKO-WEIZEN 79, Mankato Holiday Mint Stout , Two Brothers Revelry Imperial Red Ale 96, 21st Amendment Fireside Chat 52, Goose Island Juliet 99, Steel Toe Douglas CDA 93, Bent Paddle Venture Pils , North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout 100, Leffe Brune 92, Victory Storm King Imperial Stout 100, New Holland el Mole Ocho 84, Samuel Smiths Winter Welcome Ale 72, Full Sail Wreck the Halls 93, Lagunitas Brown Shugga 97
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theisti (410) Leawood, Kansas | August 12, 2010| Updated June 28, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
<<<<UPDATED RATING 25 November 2011>>>>
New location, and my goodness, what a change it has made. The selection is still is solid and beer centric as it previously was. Still focused on singles, and local brews. Only now, it is all housed in a tastefully decorated, beautiful store. Service was attentive, knowledgeable and not over-bearing. An improved shopping experience is the upside - the downside is that prices (particularly 12 oz singles) seem to have gone up.
<<<<ORIGINAL RATING 12 August 2010.>>>>
Tiny little shop in a ratty strip mall in St Louis Park. Like a lot of these small beer only shops, the service was friendly and helpful. The guy stated it was his first day working at the shop, but it most certainly was not his first day around craft beer, he knew his stuff. They have a nice selection of local beers singled out, and a decent array of craft beers from around the world. I think this would be a great place to shop if you were local. If you are visiting from out of town, some of the bigger shops in Minneapolis may have more of interest for you. I grew up near this area, so it was good to see something of quality popping up around here.
BVery (370) Burnsville, Minnesota | January 26, 2009| Updated October 18, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 18/20
Just got to the new location - absolutely beautiful. Well done, Alvey! Tons of beer signage & memorabilia, a tasting booth, very nice selection of singles for mix-and-match, LED lit coolers, and a great checkout counter. Huge overall selection. The store is done up in a dark wooden theme, and its stunning. Definitely a beer experience you donít want to miss. You will pay a little more than some other places, but the ambiance and service (all staff seem extremely knowledgable) helps close that gap.
JK (238) Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota | August 16, 2008
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 13/20
A very nice store. Lots of beery decoration throughout. Maybe the best glassware selection in Minnesota. Very small, but good selection. You can build your own six pack for $10, which isnít a bargain considering what they have to choose from on the singles table. Prices are high, probably the highest I have seen in the Twin Cities. This make some sense considering the location, but this shopper very often buys the beer that is a bargain. Staff or owner, Iím not sure which, was very friendly and offered me fresh Furious from his growler. Good selection, a few things I havenít seen in MN, or havenít seen for a long time. I will be back.
ElGaucho (220) Minnetonka, Minnesota | July 15, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
After having frequented the original location, Iíve been to the new place a number of times. I recently purchased two-5 gallong kegs and worked with a very helpful employee, Mike, who was able to give me the run down on what they could get. The selection has improved measurably even since the new location opened. Although Iím still not convinced they are competing with Blue Max for the truly hard to find beers, they do a very nice job. Beers are organized on shelves by style, which is generally better than by brewer, although if youíre trying to find a number of beers by a particular brewer you may need some assistance. Everything in the store is available in a single bottle, which is very nice. Definitely a beer geek destination.
ryanfolty (177) Bourbon County, Minnesota | December 26, 2011| Updated February 10, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
Finally made it over here earlier today and wow. I was lucky to get a parking spot out front, it was limited; however there was parking in back according to a sign. This was a great craft beer store that was done up right. Empty bottles of rare beers along the walls, decor was very pleasant, and glassware accompanied some of the beers. Only downside was prices, I noticed some that were $1 more per single than other places in town. I will come here for the harder to find items, but not regular shopping because of that. Overall, one of best stores in the Twin Cities.
Dixonian (129) Plano, Texas | April 5, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Very cool vibe in this place - wooden shelves line the walls filled with brews. They are seperated by style which is nice. The manager was knowledgable and friendly. He even pointed me in the direction of a restuarant with a good tap list.
kbutler1 (82) Minnesota | June 7, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Alvey runs a pretty cool place but it is tiny and I mean TINY. Staff really knows their stuff and are always around to talk about beer. Pretty good selection of singles if you want to create your own 6 pack. Prices are higher than most places. A fun place to stop and look around but I donít buy too much here anymore.
TheHOFF43 (81) Bloomington, Minnesota | April 3, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome beer selection with hundreds of bottles, mixed 6 packs and great service. One of the best beer stores in the state for sure.
Also, awesome history of MN beer stuff with cool breweriana and other collectibles!
emeinz (45) Minnesota | October 30, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice store. Great ambiance. Service is very good. The staff is helpful, but not pushy. Selection is also very good. They get almost everything available. The problem is though that they get so much traffic that popular seasonals and special releases run out quickly. Prices are the weak point here. They are much higher than most place in the area. I donít stop here often because of that. If the prices were on par with the market, Iíd come here more often.
planbee (38) North Carolina | July 4, 2011| Updated April 12, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 17/20
Review updated 3/17/13 - The long and short of it - you are going to want to go here if you are in Minneapolis. Hit this place and another suburban store and then go drink draft.
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