Premier Gourmet | Amherst, New York
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Premier Gourmet
Excellent based on 71 ratings
Type: Beer Store

3904 Maple Road
Amherst, New York United States 14226 [ print map ]
716 877 3574 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Mon.-Thrus. 9a.m.-9p.m. Fri.-Sat.9a.m-9:30p.m. Sun Noon- 6p.m.

Mayor: Sammy (23) | Affiliated user(s) here phhd, one4peace | Taps: 20 | Bottles: 1500

Premier Gourmet

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Beer Available At Premier Gourmet (arranged by most recent)
Dark Horse Reserve Special Black Ale 99, Sixpoint 4Beans 98, Stone 19th Anniversary Thunderstruck IPA 99, Anchorage Mosaic Saison 99, Dark Horse Smells Like A Safety Meeting IPA 95, He’Brew Hop Manna IPA 94, Smuttynose Zinneke 93, Anchorage / Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Boreal 99, Prairie Bomb! 100, Lavery Dulachan IPA 93, Prairie Brett C. 99, Stone Stochasticity Project HiFi+LoFi Mixtape 79, Dark Horse 4 Elf Winter Ale 91, Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin 84, Dark Horse Sapient Trip Ale 79, Dark Horse Amber Ale 43, Evil Twin Ron And The Beast Ryan 96, Crooked Stave St. Bretta (Winter) 97, To Øl/Mikkeller Ov-ral Wild Yeast IIPA 97, Southern Tier Live 95
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71 reviews for Premier Gourmet
 Ambiance  66%
 Service  75%
 Selection  88%
 Food  81%
 Value  72%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  95%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
cratez  (256) Toronto, Ontario | May 24, 2011
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
valgalder  (14) Buffalo, New York | April 22, 2011
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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee  (529) Toronto, ON, Ontario | February 17, 2011
Large warehouse with a great selection of coffee, cheese, deli meats and of course - beer. Good selection with a few things I hadn’t seen in NYC before. It’s a great spot - nice cheese selection as well.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
JB84  (6) Kitchener, Ontario | January 31, 2011
Great selection and friendly staff. However quite bright lighting and have bought quite a few old and off bottles. Careful selection here is required. But a pretty solid retailer overall.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
RayOhm  (32) Fergus, Ontario | January 10, 2011
freaking amazing beer selection. you pay a little bit of a premium for shopping here though
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Ontbeertaster  (159) Ontario | December 4, 2010| Updated February 26, 2011
Good place to go for beer. Compared to other store this is prob one of the biggest I have seen. Nice place, nice staff often ready to help out. Will continue to shop here
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 18/20
SlimEagan  (10) New York | October 21, 2010
An excellent place overall for your beer buying needs. Premier has a huge selection of beers including many local choices. Food is high quality as well. Prices can be high for some but they make up for it by offering options other places do not have. Service is helpful.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
pete4999  (4) Buffalo, New York | August 29, 2010
This is one of my local stores, and it’s pretty great. Ambiance: just average...not really much ambiance. It’s a big gourmet food store that just happens to have a huge beer selection. Service: pretty good, when you can find someone. Employees are always willing to go check the stockroom to see if they have something that isn’t on the shelf. Selection: superb...huge local selection, huge US selection, huge foreign selection. Best selection among local placed by far. Food: well, it isn’t a restaurant, but they have gourmet food, a nice deli with meats and cheeses, etc. Value: beer is average priced when compared to other local places. A great local place, overall.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
sthlm  (145) Duluth, Minnesota | August 24, 2010
A nondescript store in a strip mall, situated next to a different liquor store. At first I wondered if I was in the right place, but after passing by the party supplies, a very nice beer selection awaits in the back. Very nice American selection, solid stuff from Belgium, even had the Epic beers from New Zealand. Few things really stood out as being overly rare, but still impressive nonetheless. Service was the weak point at the store. I was asked if I needed any help, but otherwise the member of the staff that was near me acted as if talking with me for even a moment was a chore. Regardless, definitely worth stopping at.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
EithCubes  (245) New Jersey | July 13, 2010
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 I’d 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.

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