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Beer Available At Premier Gourmet (arranged by most recent)
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, Smuttynose Noonan 94, Heavy Seas Big DIPA (2013 -) 87, Weyerbacher Heresy 99, Victory Swing Session Saison 83, Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter 99, Left Hand Milk Stout 96, Maine Beer Peeper Ale 97, Ichtegems Grand Cru 88, Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti 100, Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA 99, Great Lakes Alchemy Hour Double IPA 99, Sierra Nevada Hoptimum 100, Peak Organic King Crimson 86
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jakentbc (5) New York | June 21, 2007
94 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
stupendous selection of all your gourmet needs...wether it be food or beer. bring your credit card, seems like the owner is trying to make a quick fortune. BUT, the selection can’t be beat.
valgalder (14) Buffalo, New York | April 22, 2011
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Great store, and some of the best Lambic and Belgian selections around. The manager who runs the beer selection is also very knowledgeable and helpful. Some beers are cheaper elsewhere (like Consumers) but overall they are fair and they get a lot of stuff other stores don’t. I primarily go there when I need to stock up on some beer I can’t find anywhere else, but they also have great baked goods (Cannolis, Tiramisu for instance are outstanding) Lots of other meats, cheeses, dry gormet foods, etc.
cratez (151) Toronto, Ontario | May 24, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
This specialty food and liquor store has an extensive range of beers from around the world, all of which are sorted by their country and, in the case of U.S. beers, state of origin. Walk through the doors, turn left, and head to the back where you’ll find hundreds of high quality craft brews. I grabbed a Tröegs Nugget Nectar, Anchor Old Foghorn Barley Wine, Oskar Blues G’Knight Imperial Red and Ten FIDY, St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition, Hitachino Nest XH and Commemorative Ale, Kona Pipeline Porter, and Duvel Triple Hop, among many others. Compared to Village Beer Merchant, the prices are cheaper (certain beers are $3-4 less per bottle), the selection is larger, and some of the stock - like the Oskar Blues stuff - is fresher here. Service was very good as the clerks seem to know a lot about the products they’re selling (coffee, meats, bulk food) and the cashier jammed all of my bombers into a single case in order to avoid problems at the border. We also stayed for lunch since the deli sells various gourmet soups, sandwiches, and entrees. Overall, Premier offers a pleasant and sophisticated shopping experience with the best beer selection in the city. A mandatory stop when you come to Buffalo.
ClarkVV (90) Allston, Massachusetts | January 12, 2004
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Beer quite neatly arranged. Very good vintage selection and good regular selection. Tons of other gourmet quality foods. Clean, friendly, moderately expensive. Good customer service.
IPFreely (143) Sanborn, New York | January 10, 2004
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Awesome store. Great selection of micros, Trappistes, vintages, lambics, you name it. Very helpful staff, all beer geeks themselves. Free tastings on most Saturdays. Reasonably priced, and you can buy singles. I've spoken to people that have come from hundreds of miles away just for this store.
joeycapps (7) Waterdown, Ontario | August 24, 2005
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Premier Gourmet is a brilliant bottle store: great selection with lots of interesting, sometimes hard- to-find Belgian, English and U.S. micro beers. The service is excellent, and the salespeople, especially "the beer guys," know beer. However, Premier Gourmet is more than just a beer store. It is also a gourmet food store that has a capricious array of cheeses, coffee, hot sauces, meats, mustards, pastries, spices, and so much more. Next to the food and beer store (separate but in the same building) is Premier Liquor, a warehouse-size store that has an impressive selection of wines & liquors. All-in-all, a fantastic experience. I could literally spend a day in this store. Now, if Buffalo can support such a place, why can’t Toronto?
AGAquino (50) San Juan, Puerto Rico | September 1, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Visited their new store. Excellent inventory, even go to go into their cold storage room. The addition of the growler filling station is a plus. Some sort of pressurized contraption for hands free filling of several growlers simultaneously. Prices and selection of taps is great; from $10 Founders IPA’s to $20 Celebrator doppelbocks to $33 Mikkelers.
I even joined their growler club.
austinpowers (152) New York, New York | January 27, 2004| Updated November 2, 2004
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Massive selection - truly impressive. Lots of obscure US micros, particularly stuff like Cooperstown Brewing and other NE brews. Service made an impression on me as a beer salesperson came over to me and offered me friendly advice and suggestions. It is possible that this store’s selection is better than Hi-Time’s, making Premier the best beer store in the U.S.
UDBeernut (91) Near Buffalo, New York | June 5, 2012| Updated November 18, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
Update: got a growler today $3.50 for the vessel, 20 beers to choose from including 120 min and oak aged yeit. Selction gets huge bump. Large store with two sides. One totally dedicated to wine and booze. The other is dedicated to beer, some gourmet food, and cooking impliments. this review focus just on beer selection. Everything I would expect of a quality beer store. Nothing terribly out of this world. Beers on tap. I did pick up a bomber of southern tier oak aged cuvee series 1. It has the selection of half time (look it up) but about 1/4 of the size. Prices were reasonable, even down right cheap. Maybe I am just used to the eastern NY BS.
beerlord (11) tonawanda, New York | February 28, 2007| Updated November 18, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Great beers, great cheeses, great coffee, great deserts, nice staff, I spend way too much money here.
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