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Beer Available At Premier Wine and Spirits Boutique (arranged by most recent)
Gťants Urchon Brune 78, Simeon Jones River Valley Amber Ale 23, Picaroons Plaid To The Bone 37, Chedabucto Bay Pumpkin Ale , Garrison Test Batch #3447 IPA , Nickel Brook Green Apple Pilsner 12, Dupont La BiŤre de Beloeil 95, Les Trois Mousquetaires S.S. Sticke Alt 94, Hell Bay Wee Heavy , Chedabucto Bay Rare Bird Full Steam Stout , Boxing Rock U-889 Russian Imperial Stout , Le Trou du Diable Grivoise de NoŽl 92, Piraat 10.5% 95, Orval 99, Hell Bay Dark Cream Ale , BrewDog 5 A.M. Saint 96, Anchor Brekleís Brown 88, Simple Malt Scottish Spťciale 66, Great Lakes Brewing Winter Ale 74, Great Lakes Brewing Lake Effect IPA 98
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Bendrixian (36) 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.
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 thereís 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 hadnít even heard of until these guys started selling them) - with a few American crafts, Belgians and locals. I have it on pretty good authority theyíll 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 donít seem to know a thing about it.
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, thatís ok because itís 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 canít 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 :)
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 thereís 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.
Ontbeertaster (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
Mandrake (14) Chester, Nova Scotia | February 13, 2007
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Currently the best location for bottled beer in the province, their selection is unparalleled. Friendly staff who tend to know their stuff, and beer is almost always well-handled. Theyíve got a cooler in the back now for some of their storage.
OKBeer (33) Halifax, Nova Scotia | January 10, 2005| Updated March 8, 2007
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Now in their permanent location, lighting is much better than before and have gradually built up the best beer selection of the 4 private stores in Halifax, carrying almost 20 different Rogue beers, some Unibroue, Flying Dog and micros from BC, Alberta, Newfoundland, and here. Staff is friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. Now located in downtown Halifax, in addition to having the best selection, also very convenient for visitors to the city.
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 donít see that often.
Lubiere (447) Ottawa, Ontario | October 19, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
This is probably the best bottle shop in Halifax. Excellent serive with beer knowledgeable staff, DDC available, good selection of NS and NB beers, ciders...gives the NSLC a run for its money. Its located in City Centre, right next to Peteís Frootique (toodeloo).
muzzlehatch (255) Burlington, Vermont | May 22, 2007
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
This is a really pleasant, rather highbrow establishment in an upscale downtown mall, reminiscent of some of the nicer-looking stores in Montreal. As porterhouse mentions, it has a boutique feel to it and when I visited for about 1/2 hour I was the only customer so I got great service. The selection is the best I saw in the Atlantic provinces -- which isnít saying much -- I managed to find about a dozen products from Garrison, Picaroonís, Propeller etc and they even had some Rogue. Nice little wine and whisky selection including Cape Bretonís Glen Breton single malt (though that is at a much higher price than I saw it elsewhere). Iíd say itís a must if youíre in Halifax.
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