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Beer Available At Friar Tuck - Springfield (arranged by most recent)
Unibroue La Fin du Monde 99, Cains Dark Mild (Keg/Can) 52, Unibroue Maudite 99, Unibroue Trois Pistoles 100, Liefmans Cuvťe Brut (was: Kriekbier) 97, Liefmans Goudenband 98, Tripel Karmeliet 99, Ommegang Hennepin 97, Ommegang Rare Vos 95, Unibroue La Terrible 99, Cains Finest Export Lager (Bottle/Keg) 22, Great River 483 Pale Ale 81, Great River Roller Dam Red Ale 39, Great River Organic Farmer Brown Ale 64, Troubadour Magma 97, Great River Redband Stout 96, Great River Bix Street Fest Copper Ale 40, Troubadour Magma Special Edition 2011 Cascade Hop 96, Ommegang Art of Darkness 98, Troubadour Westkust 96
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edgallow (22) nashville, Tennessee | February 9, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Was passing through and wanted to pick up a few beers. They had a decent selection, thought the layout didn't make sense. Nice selection of pick a six.
msante79 (335) Mount Prospect, Illinois | January 26, 2012| Updated January 28, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Nice sized store with good selection for area. Decent selection for mixed six, but lots and swill mixed in. Prices seemed a little high. Nothing rare or hard to find, but I feel they did the best they could for what is available to them. Only place worth a stop in the area. Kind of like the Binnyís of central IL.
JoePeesie (68) Long Lake, Illinois | August 31, 2011| Updated January 28, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Hit this shop in February when I was in town for a convention. Very nice clean store in a safe part of town. They had a great selection of staples, and seasonalís. Being in a smaller market they also had a number of breweries that are to small to support the Chicago market.
Might have been the best part of the trip to Springfield.
tjern16 (11) Alabama | July 8, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Warehouse of booze. Not very friendly. Not a great selection. The prices are reasonable.
Dogbrick (561) Columbus, Ohio | April 23, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
(Visited 05/2010): Visited this Friar Tuck on every visit to Springfield thus far. It is located on the southwest side of Springfield off Veterans Parkway and I-72. There is a fairly large lot out front.
The interior is segmented by type of drink, with beer being in the rear of the store. There are coolers all along the back wall, and along the left side are singles, 4 and 6-packs, bombers etc. The store layout kind of reminds me of a smaller Bevmo.
The beer selection is solid regardless. Lots of beers from the western part of the US including Lost Abbey, Stone, Rogue, Port, Ballast Point etc. In addition there are a lot of beers from closer to home (for me) like Three Floyds, Bellís, Hoppiní Frog etc. Imports from Belgium, Germany, Finland, UK etc are fairly abundant as well. The mix and match singles are pretty extensive and there is a good amount of cold beer available.
FriarTuck also carries some homebrew supplies.
Service has been pretty good on my visits. Someone will typically stop by and see if you need anything, and the people working the checkout are friendly.
Overall having this place in walking distance of my hotel means I am always going to have something good on future visits and will need to remember to bring bubble wrap for goodies to share back home that I canít find there.
phaleslu (314) Cincinnati, Ohio | October 19, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stopped in the Springfield Friar Tuck on the back from Chicago, and unsurprisingly, it looked exactly like the other Friar Tuck stores Iíve been to so far. The beer aisle made up the long aisle along the left wall, and the whole back cooler, with some end displays as well. So quantity is not an issue, nor is selection- I found a couple nice bottles I didnít see in STL or Chicago- but inventory turnover is questionable. I can only wonder how long some of the beers have been on shelves here. As long as youíre not buying IPAs or other particularly time-sensitive beers, you should be able to find some unexpected things here. If nothing else, Friar Tuck is consistent in selection, service, and atmosphere in all of its stores.
edwardbass (15) Illinois | October 9, 2010
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
I discovered Friar Tuck about a year ago....why did it take so long? The selection is extremely impressive, especially when you consider that youíre in Springfield. Prices are in line. Iíve found the service to be very good. Iím in Springfield a few times a year since I have family in town. Problem is, with EVERY shopping visit, Iíve gotten at least one thing thatís gone bad (seems to be a risk with IPAs and the like, sure, but every time??). One especially bad experience - paying (ignorantly - I thought it was a super-top-end beer), paying nearly $20 for a four pack of Arcadia Hop Rocket (couldnít find it anywhere else and a friend recommended it), and it was bad. Ouch.
troyc (147) Oklahoma | July 26, 2010
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
I alway enjoy stopping by a Friar Tucks if I am close to one. The place has a nice selection of singles for a decent price. I found some good beers for a good price. I also like the fact they carry homebrew stuff. Unfortunately the people that work here are idiots though. The two guys I talked to knew nothing about beer, or what they carried. Would stop by again though if I was nearby.
wwwdottom (10) Breese, Illinois | August 19, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited over the weekend while in town for a wedding - I am always on the look out for two things, a nice mix a six seleciton and FFF. While not as great as Corral in Granite City with regard to the mix a six, they had approximately 60ish beers to choose from @ $10 a six and $35 per case - Their import and bomber selection was extensive as well - Most important I was able to get a bomber of FFFís Dreadnaught which is not carried at the stores I frequent in Southern IL. Very nice store and I am going to be sure to stop there whenever I am in Springfield
grobeen (10) , Illinois | June 15, 2009
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
The beer selection is fairly extensive, perhaps one of the best in Springfield. Got some good finds (some micro-brews and imports), but did not feel the beer was the main focus of the store.
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