Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax
Beer Available At Premier Wine and Spirits Boutique (arranged by most recent)
Great Lakes Brewing Winter Ale 75, Great Lakes Brewing Lake Effect IPA 97, Rochefort Trappistes 6 98, Nøgne Ø / Bridge Road India Saison 98, Nøgne Ø Tiger Tripel 91, Nøgne Ø Imperial Brown Ale 98, Nøgne Ø Citrus Hystrix IPA 96, Nøgne Ø Imperial Stout 100, Nøgne Ø # 500 Imperial India Pale Ale (Batch 500) 99, Nøgne Ø # 100 (Batch 100) 99, Nøgne Ø Porter 99, Nøgne Ø India Pale Ale 99, Nøgne Ø Sunturnbrew 98, BrewDog IPA Is Dead - Dana 43, Oakham Citra 96, Chedabucto Bay Rare Bird Pale Ale , Boxing Rock Crafty Jack English Ale , Lagunitas New DogTown Pale Ale 96, Dieu du Ciel Dernière Volonté 97, Uncle Leo’s Red Ale
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JoeMcPhee (501) Toronto, ON, Ontario | September 10, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Revisited many times (but finally updating my rating which dates from a long time ago). They’ve done a hell of a lot to improve the selection in here. A nice selection of California, BrewDog and a bunch of stuff I’ve not seen anywhere else. Can be pricey for some of the more obscure stuff but you aren’t going to find it anywhere else. Friendly guys inside. Easily the best shop in the province.
Small store with what seems like an incredible amount of wasted space. Has a few things that you probably will not find anywhere else, but it doesnt really have a very broad selection at all.
danmalleck (16) Alberta | April 7, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
A nice surprise for this displaced Ontarian. Lagunitas IPA (my fave) and a random but decent selection of bottles from all over. So a 12oz bottle of Lagunitas is nearly $5, that’s ok because it’s a rare treat. Other good stuff--from USA, from Belgium, UK. As ever, the interprovincial trade barriers make the other Cdn provinces under-represented, but they can’t be responsible for our stupid prohibition era laws. Sadly the spirits selection was limited and nothing smaller than 750ml (I was travelling so wanted a little tipple). But this is rate BEER so ignore that :)
ipamonger (4) New Brunswick | September 12, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
best beer selection in the maritimes. Staff is knowledgeable, and appreciate the importance of offering stuff people in Halifax and around probably don’t see that often.
rejtable (90) Ontario | August 19, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 12/20
Great store, and great selection, especially in Atlantic Canada. Prices are sky high though, one real big downside from where I sit. Still, I give them credit for trying and I don’t mind paying extra for quality or different experirences.
HeistAlmighty (16) Saint John, New Brunswick | June 6, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
The name might be wines, but the whole section just inside the mall entrance is beer. Long hours, 10am to 8pm seven days a week.
This location pretty much completely lacks macros, but there’s really no need for them to be carried. Premier mostly carries craft brews, either local Propeller or Garrison and a wide variety from Quebec, with a small but varied selection of international brews. Most of their stock is either hard or impossible to find anywhere else in Atlantic Canada.
The staff did not seem surprised that I was stocking up on my way back to New Brunswick and helpfully gave me a wine box to carry all my finds back to my car.
Of note, they have an online catalog, but the catalog lists some selections as being sold only in 4, 6 or 12 packs. While this is the case for online orders, in the store, as far as I could tell, everything was available as singles. Buying larger packs was a better value, but if you want a wide variety or to try something before committing to 5 more this was very exciting.
ontbeermaker (158) Ontario | May 11, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Definitely worth the stop here for the local seen and other awesome canadian brews, not many imports, a few belgians. But its got a really nice selection of of cdn brews. nice staff, good stop, glad I when here, if your in there area and looking for a good selection of halifax brews, recommend a stop here
BuckeyeBoy (105) Boise, Idaho | July 5, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped in to fill my cart with Canada’s finest and I was not let down. The best selection of beer I hit while in Canada by a mile. A pretty good selection from all over.
TheCommodore (9) Ontario | May 20, 2010
48 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 13/20
The selection here is a decent selection, with some okay quality beer.
Staff not very knowledgeable or helpful. Location can be difficult to find if not local.
Atheist_Peace (23) Halifax, Nova Scotia | April 27, 2010| Updated January 31, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 18/20
Easily the go to place for beer in the Atlantic/Maritime provinces. These guys seem to have figured out that there’s nothing out there for the beer loving community and filled the niche well. A lot of the selection is currently from Quebec based brewers - DDC, Unibroue, Brasseurs de Montreal (which I hadn’t even heard of until these guys started selling them) - with a few American crafts, Belgians and locals. I have it on pretty good authority they’ll be getting some Scottish brews soon. The service is usually top notch most of the time. A few of the people that work here obviously really dig their beer but others don’t seem to know a thing about it.
Bendrixian (33) Halifax, Nova Scotia | April 9, 2010| Updated February 13, 2012
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
by nova scotia standards it is the bomb. rocheforts and westmalles are in. some central city beers, dieu du ciel in abundance, rogues, north coast. i hear lagunitas are coming in, as are some brew dog beers, as well as all the usual suspects from the east coast.
nova scotia is crazy expensive to buy alcohol in but as far as the selection goes it is great for non generic beers.
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