The Four Firkins (St. Louis Park) | St. Louis Park, Minnesota
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The Four Firkins (St. Louis Park) (OUT OF BUSINESS)
Excellent based on 40 ratings
Type: Beer Store

5630 36th St.
St. Louis Park, Minnesota United States 55416 [ print map ]
952 938 2847 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10AM-9PM

Mayor: deyholla (16) | Bottles: 1000+

The Four Firkins (St. Louis Park)

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Beer Available At The Four Firkins (St. Louis Park) (arranged by most recent)
Bells Planet Series: Uranus - The Magician 99, Tallgrass Wooden Rooster 88, Bells Planet Series: Saturn - The Bringer Of Old Age 98, Alaskan Hopothermia Double IPA 92, Lagunitas Maximus 98, Schell Shocked Radler 12, Schell Stag Series #9 - Cave Aged Barrel Aged Lager 93, Tallgrass 16-Bit DPA 94, Schell Schmaltzs Alt 87, Schell Deer Brand 16, Fulton The Libertine Imperial Red Ale - Whiskey Barrel Aged (bottled) , Stone Old Guardian - Oak Smoked 96, Fulton Garage Series 3: Insurrection Double IPA 96, Fulton Worthy Adversary 96, Prost Pils 68, Ballast Point Dorado Double IPA 99, Ballast Point Even Keel 92, Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin 99, Badger Hill High Road Everyday Ale 58, Lucette Slow Hand Stout 83
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40 reviews for The Four Firkins (St. Louis Park) (OUT OF BUSINESS)
 Ambiance  90%
 Service  84%
 Selection  84%
 Food N/A 
 Value  59%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

theisti  (667) Kansas | August 12, 2010| Updated September 8, 2014
<<<<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.

82 = ★★★Ĺ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 18/20
BVery  (567) Plymouth, Minnesota | January 26, 2009| Updated October 18, 2011
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
deyholla  (444) Minneapolis, Minnesota | November 22, 2014
An amazing store the focuses just on beer (with some mead and cider). A pub like feel with shelves of beer surrounding a central register. A small area with beer books and beer memorabilia as well. A small bar called the convicts pint for special firkin tastings and samples. Great selection as I have found a few rarities here already! Service is great as everyone is very knowledgeable. Prices are not too shabby as well. What a great store!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 2/10   OVERALL 13/20
JK  (331) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | August 16, 2008
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho  (243) Minnetonka, Minnesota | July 15, 2013
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
ryanfolty  (226) Bourbon County, Minnesota | December 26, 2011| Updated February 10, 2012
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
Stine  (198) Minneapolis, Minnesota | August 25, 2014
Excellent store though the selection is not unmatched by other top quality places. The staff did their best to answer a very specific question I had. The glassware and small library section is especially cool, and the selection of brewery-produced spirits adds a small touch to set this place apart.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
csaso  (167) Missouri | December 11, 2013
Very nice little beer shop! Great selection of everything local to import. Huge area of make your own 6 pack. Great service by the staff. The prices seemed fair - not great, but fair/average. Certainly worth a stop if you are in the area.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
Dixonian  (150) Plano, Texas | April 5, 2012
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
sthlm  (145) Duluth, Minnesota | January 1, 2015
Pretty solid store, and I definitely appreciate their support for RBSG awhile ago. Small inside, but all beer, and much of it is good stuff. Pretty cool place too, particularly for how little the store is. Huge wall of singles to make your own six pack, which is nice. Service was basically nonexistent, but to be fair, they were all busy, so it wasnít as if they were just standing around. Prices seemed a little high, but not unreasonable. Selection is solid, but seemed lower than Blue Max, Zipps, or even Heritage. A very nice store, and definitely worth a stop if you are in the area. Not somewhere I would go way out of my way for though if I was closer to the aforementioned stores.

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