United States > New York > Amherst
Beer Available At Premier Gourmet (arranged by most recent)
Goose Island 25th Anniversary ESB 69, Captain Lawrence Xtra Gold 98, Ename Tripel 68, New England Gandhi-Bot Double IPA 98, Firestone Walker Double Jack IPA 100, Carnegie Stark Porter 96, Maine Beer Lunch 100, Founders Breakfast Stout 100, Stone Imperial Russian Stout 100, North Coast Brother Thelonious 97, Weyerbacher Insanity 98, New England 668 Neighbor of the Beast 89, Firestone Walker Parabola 100, Maine Beer King Titus 99, Ithaca Ground Break Saison 93, Green Flash Double Stout 99, Ommegang Fleur De Houblon 93, Blue Point Toxic Sludge 92, Stillwater Stateside Saison 97, Evil Twin Even More Jesus 100
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Oakes (612) Savusavu, Fiji Islands | January 3, 2004| Updated January 9, 2004
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
The best service I've ever seen in a beer store. They are great with geeks and newbies alike, and always bend over backwards to make folks from Toronto feel welcome when we come by. Wonderful selection of quality products, with a little crap thrown in for fun. The gourmet food store is just a nice bonus.
Sammy (466) Toronto, Ontario | June 12, 2005| Updated July 17, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
In a word, selection. Organized by Country or State are a half dozen aisles. Buying a bottle rather than a six-pack make it great for sampling. Gaining a profile for Canadians travelling through the USA from Niagra Falls/Toronto as its near the border. European selection.
Update summer 2012: New store, more stock, easier to traverse the aisles, 20 taps of the latest coming into town.
JoeMcPhee (465) Toronto, ON, Ontario | February 17, 2011| Updated July 17, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Large warehouse with a great selection of coffee, cheese, deli meats and of course - beer. Good selection with a few things I hadnít seen in NYC before. Itís a great spot - nice cheese selection as well.
Glouglouburp (345) Montreal, Quebec | September 23, 2009| Updated July 17, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Parking friendly store well located in an ugly commercial part Buffalo. The beer section is actually rather small in square foot but is tightly packed and uses high shelves. You really get a surprisingly large selection for so few square foot. Not really pleasant to shop at because it is so tightly packed. Standard NY state selection but it doesnít compare to the best eastern NY state stores like Half-Time and New Beer in NYC. Even Albany has a better selection. Itís unfortunate that the eastern NY state breweries (Captain Lawrence and friends) do not make it there. Solid American selection (no rarities), medium Belgian selection, non-belgian import selection (English, German, etc.) is sub-par but who cares. Probably the best western NY state beer store by default.
illinismitty (279) Nashville, Tennessee | May 3, 2006| Updated July 12, 2006
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Donít be a dumbass like me and walk into the wine store, thereís no beer there. Walk into the Deli and go all the way back. I was expecting a bigger selection, but what they do have is good. You can get singles and they carry lots of regional beers. Belgian selection was respectable also. I was able to pick up some Southern Tier Java, Middle Ages, Lost Cost, etc. Definitely worth a visit. Plus the store is cool. Lots of cheese, sauces, gourmet cookware and ingredients. Since I donít live in Buffalo, it was all about the beer for me!
DYCSoccer17 (275) Woodland, California | January 29, 2004| Updated July 12, 2006
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Nice relaxing music, staff there to ask you if you need help, but not badgering, staff, especially Josh is extremely knowledgeable. Great selection of everything. Wish they had a little more of the west-coast stuff, though.
jercraigs (234) Toronto, Ontario | August 23, 2012| Updated July 12, 2006
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
New location is bigger and a bit nicer than the old one, though more out of the way from the other Buffalo beer sites. Solid selection of American and European beers. We rarely leave here without spending more than originally planned. With some of the imports it would be nice if they started date stamping them upon arrival, particularly the hoppy stuff. Growler fill station is pretty cool, and I like that they will fill 1L growlers as well since full sized ones can be a but much. Prices are generally reasonable, though six packs and cases of more widely available stuff can sometimes be found cheaper at Consumers, or Wegmans.
bytemesis (223) Sunnyvale, California | December 10, 2012| Updated July 12, 2006
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
My first stop after landing at Buffalo airport. Well worth the 15 minute drive. This place is clearly world class in many ways. Great selection of domestic and international beers, including several right from my wants list. Plus, although I did not really check it out, they fill growlers! Pretty impressive.
EithCubes (215) New Jersey | July 13, 2010| Updated July 12, 2006
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
A little unsure of how I feel about this place - good coverage of the region, some goodies from PA and the PNW, and some excellent imports, but prices are only average and the store is somewhat cavernous and under-utilized. Though it loses to some of my favorite stores on mind-boggling quality and selection, it also maintains a very high standard and Iíd be downright proud to have it as my local - so a big score. Next door does bring the mind-boggling selection on wine and spirits.
mabel (211) Toronto, Ontario | July 6, 2007
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Been here a couple times in the past year and am impressed each time. A seemingly big old dirty store with its harsh white walls and lights, thereís more here than meets the eye -- many beer treasures live on huge shelves in the back corner, organized according to country. Factor in these hundreds of bottles of imports and North American treats, all the meats and cheeses and teas you have to walk by to get to the beer, and the cavernous wine store next door, and youíve got a bunch of envious Canadians drooling across the border. Service is usually indifferent, but whatever: this place should definitely be on your list if youíre in town.
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