Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax
Beer Available At Premier Wine and Spirits Boutique (arranged by most recent)
Hell Bay English Ale 44, Garrison Honey Lavender Ale 44, Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Meine Hopfen-Weisse 99, Rochefort Trappistes 8 100, Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen 97, Muskoka Twice As Mad Tom IPA 98, Unibroue Maudite 99, Boxing Rock Crafty Jack English Ale 61, Orval 99, Westmalle Dubbel 99, Boxing Rock Sessionista , Chimay Triple / Blanche (White) / Cinq Cents 99, Géants Urchon Brune 77, Buxton Tsar 99, Muskoka Hefe Weissbier 70, Buxton Axe Edge 99, Schneider Aventinus 100, Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout 100, Uncle Leo’s IPA 45, North Gus’ 65-metre Ale
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Bendrixian (57) Canadiana, 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.
Lubiere (450) 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 Pete’s Frootique (toodeloo).
Spab (51) Toronto, Ontario | August 19, 2009
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Popped in while in Halifax on a trip out east. Some good unique stuff available especially east coast (Garrison, Propeller and Pump House), DDC beers and a smattering of interesting US stuff. Certainly a number of things one’s not finding in the LCBO. Thought the layout was a little odd - no apparent logic to the beer layout. Really good value on Canadian beers, less so on the US ones. Glad I stopped in.
mabel (211) Toronto, Ontario | April 25, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited on a Sunday after in November, I picked up most of my return-trip items here. It’s surprising how crappy some of the beers are, next to ones that absolutely amazing. The goods included tons of Nova Scotia brews (Propellor, Garrison), many Rogue bombers, and there were a couple nasty ’finds’ but overall a great place to stock up. The staff was especially surprised at our haul, asking if ALL of them were different?! -- and then bugged out at our final total (~$100, mostly reasonable). Guess they’re used to students coming by filling up on cases.
Oakes (667) Vancouver, British Columbia | September 26, 2008
56 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 10/20
Small store with a small selection, but most notable for having lineups from a few breweries not normally seen in NS. Great prices on the DDC line.
DuffMan (279) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | October 30, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
I’d forgetten that I hadn’t rated this place until recently, when I phoned them to check on their inventory of Propeller Pumpkin Ale prior to my parents coming out for a visit to Calgary. The service is among the very best I’ve had in any beer store. The selection, if kept in the context of the Canadian maritimes, is excellent, but by most other larger centre’s standards would be considered modest. A good representation of East Coast micros, including some from Newfoundland depending on your timing. There is a smattering of quality American offerings (Rogue in particular), as well as some good UK (Sam Smith’s Broughton) and Belgian offerings.
Gethinbeer (120) Nova Scotia | October 13, 2007| Updated January 7, 2011
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 8/20
Probably the best place to go for the widest selection in Nova Scotia. Not only the Maritimes, but until you get to Quebec or across the border to Bangor atleast.
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 isn’t saying much -- I managed to find about a dozen products from Garrison, Picaroon’s, Propeller etc and they even had some Rogue. Nice little wine and whisky selection including Cape Breton’s Glen Breton single malt (though that is at a much higher price than I saw it elsewhere). I’d say it’s a must if you’re in Halifax.
porterhouse (68) Boothbay , Maine | May 17, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Located in a small shopping center in the city. I was there on a Monday when the hours were 10-5. Different than most beer stores I am used to in the States, in that this actually is more like, as the name says, a boutique. More wine than beer. Bottles are all nicely displayed on nice shelves in smallish quantities. Amount of inventory and selection certainly won’t overwhelm you but they had what I wanted so I was happy. Will probably find all the local stuff you’d want. Person working there was very pleasant and willing to help.
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. They’ve got a cooler in the back now for some of their storage.
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