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Beer Available At Village Beer Merchant (arranged by most recent)
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Coffee 100, Bells Special Double Cream Stout 99, Glazen Toren Cuvée Angélique 96, Bells Winter White 86, B. Nektar Black Fang 89, Emelisse Espresso Stout 98, Carnegie Stark Porter 96, Jolly Pumpkin Fuego del Otono (Autumn Fire) 98, Caldera Kettle Series Rose Petal 62, Marble Decadence 99, Uinta Crooked Line Cockeyed Cooper 98, Heather Ales Ebulum 90, North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout 100, Affligem Blonde 83, Middle Ages Wailing Wench 95, Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout 96, Lindemans Kriek 89, Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout 99, Bear Republic Black Racer 97, Evil Twin / Westbrook / Local Option Plastic Man 86
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JoeMcPhee (501) Toronto, ON, Ontario | February 17, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Smallish beer section but it’s well chosen. Coolers at the back and a lot of gourmet food items throughout. It’s a good spot - but the selection is better up the road at Premiere Gourmet. It’s a good store - just not the best store in the area.
Sammy (497) Toronto, Ontario | August 1, 2008
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
A very classy shop, near Cole’s bar and therefore right off the Peace Bridge. This allows a new option for Canadians to shop for bottles if they can’t get far enough to Premiere. The comparisons start. Premiere has more selection, particularly with their very liberal singles policy, much spottier service,more food and soda with your beers, more parking, and closer to the main though more expensive Buffalo shopping haunts. Village is more navigatable aisles, slightly better pricing, and of course a different part of town.
bytemesis (294) Sunnyvale, California | December 10, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Unfortunately for them I stopped in after Prestige. Pretty good selection, ton of Great Divide stuff, but nothing truly exceptional, and essentially all of their stock was also sitting on the shelves at Prestige. Great place to go if you are in the area and need a beer fix, however. Also had a 20 tap growler fill station.
DYCSoccer17 (288) Woodland, California | October 8, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
This place rules. A nice spacy, unassuming store on Elmwood. This place has a bigger, and better selection that Premier Gourmet as of this rating. Service was friendly and helpful. Prices seemed fair. Tidy, clean store. I wish this place was around when I lived on Elmwood 5 years ago. Save the drive to Premier Gourmet, and check this place out!
jercraigs (256) Toronto, Ontario | July 12, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Atmosphere has more character than say Premier or Consumers, but the primary reason for going here is location. SItuated betwen Coles and Blue Monk it is your most convenient bottle stop if you are planning to hit either of those places. Decent selection with some imports that the other shops don’t have, but they are typically priced accordingly (e.g. $$$) Growler fills are a nice option, and generally a solid selection of US micros. Bit less selection than Premier most of the time, but well worth a look if you have time.
Radek Kliber (194) Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), Poland | March 8, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Bit small place. Beer set up is not as well designed as one might hope. Pleasant service was provided. Prices are on higher end. Solid selection but Premier is much better.
SudsMcDuff (181) .....Manchester United.........., Texas | January 26, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
stopped in for a quick look .. some really interesting brews for sale .. prices were good for the area .. really nice guys working there. . right down the street from the blue monk so stop here!!
cratez (174) Toronto, Ontario | May 24, 2011| Updated May 30, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Second best beer store in Buffalo with a beautiful, clean, and open layout and countless specialities items like gourmet meats and cheeses. Hundreds of bottles to choose from with 20 taps for growler fills. Expansive selection of American and Belgian micros with some impressive UK (Samuel Smith) and German (Ayinger) offerings as well. I grabbed a case of beer that included Fantôme Hiver, Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye and Red Rocket, Great Divide 17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA, Victory Hop Wallop, Mikkeller IBeatU, and Ithaca Flower Power IPA, among others. The service on my visit was excellent as the clerk chatted to me the entire time I was shopping. He suggested a handful of noteworthy beers (particularly the new arrivals) and gave me a Bell’s HopSlam as I was checking out. Unbelievable! Overall, this is a must-visit when shopping for beer in Buffalo, although Premier has a slightly larger, cheaper, and in some cases fresher selection than Village. Still, I will undoubtedly be returning here when I find myself back in the city. An outstanding beer store.
IPFreely (143) Sanborn, New York | February 11, 2008
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Nice interior and they make the most out of the space with lots of beer and plenty of gourmet/deli foods. Friendly and helpful staff. Solid selection with plenty of micros and a fair representation of Belgian beers. The ability to buy singles of most is very nice. The growler fills are also very nice, looked like there were some pretty decent beers on tap. Plenty of glassware for sale, too. For a place to start out at this level is very encouraging, and hopefully they’ll only get better. This area of town definitely needed something like this store.
solidfunk (122) Ottawa, Ontario | November 30, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Decent selection. Comparable to Consumer Beverages in Niagara, but a little more expensive. Better selection of singles though which is great for tickers - lots of $2 beers to choose from. The girl even said she’d break up sixers if she had a lot of them. Saw a few good bottles of top beers, some Alesmiths and Great Divide especially. A decent amount of Belgian imports as well - some stuff I’ve never seen before. They also have a lot of Evil Twin and Mikkeller. I’ll be going back here for sure.
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