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Beer Available At Village Beer Merchant (arranged by most recent)
Mikkeller Sort Gul 98, Dieu du Ciel Rosťe dHibiscus 91, Elysian Dragonstooth Stout 99, Evil Twin The Cowboy 87, Great Lakes Rye of the Tiger 97, Maine Beer Mean Old Tom 98, Oude Gueuze Tilquin ŗ líAncienne 100, Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) 100, TrŲegs Nugget Nectar Ale 100, Ommegang Barrier Relief 83, TUM Weihenstephaner Fresh Hops Finest 54, Mikkeller I Beat yoU 99, Founders All Day IPA 96, Lagunitas Sucks 99, Goose Island Fleur 96, Ellicottville Chocolate Cherry Bomb 93, Evil Twin Disco Beer 97, AleSmith Old Numbskull 100, Elysian Avatar Jasmine IPA 87, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 100
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JoeMcPhee (465) 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 itís well chosen. Coolers at the back and a lot of gourmet food items throughout. Itís a good spot - but the selection is better up the road at Premiere Gourmet. Itís a good store - just not the best store in the area.
Sammy (464) 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 Coleís bar and therefore right off the Peace Bridge. This allows a new option for Canadians to shop for bottles if they canít 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.
DYCSoccer17 (275) 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 (234) 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 donít 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.
bytemesis (214) 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.
SudsMcDuff (174) .....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!!
Radek Kliber (165) 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.
cratez (151) 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 FantŰme 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 Bellís 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| Updated May 30, 2011
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 theyíll only get better. This area of town definitely needed something like this store.
rudolf (100) Buffalo, New York | February 10, 2008| Updated May 30, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Finally a good beer store in the Elmwood Village area. Theyíve only been open a few weeks but Iíve been quite happy the 3 times Iíve stopped in. A great selection, not as deep as Premier but theyíre limited by space. Prices for most bottles are on-par with Premier or consumers, some cheaper (north bridge extreme) and some more expensive (Jolly Pumpkin & Cantillon.) They do sandwiches to go which look good but I havenít had one yet. Very helpful and excited staff. This is a great addition to the neighborhood.
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