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Beer Available At Village Beer Merchant (arranged by most recent)
Horseheads Domination Ale , Dogfish Head Kvasir 88, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Coffee 100, Bells Special Double Cream Stout 99, Glazen Toren Cuvťe Angťlique 96, Bells Winter White 85, B. Nektar Black Fang 93, Emelisse Espresso Stout 98, Carnegie Stark Porter 96, Jolly Pumpkin Fuego del Otono (Autumn Fire) 98, Caldera Kettle Series Rose Petal 63, Marble Decadence 99, Uinta Crooked Line Cockeyed Cooper 98, Heather Ales Ebulum 90, North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout 100, Affligem Blonde 82, Middle Ages Wailing Wench 95, Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout 96, Lindemans Kriek 89, Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout 99
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MrBeerFanatic (12) Buffalo, New York | April 12, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Small but packs a decent selection of rare and hard to find beers. The prices are a tad bit high but its a smaller buisness. Worker seemed pretty intelligable about beer. All in all a valuable store for beer geeks everywhere close.
Radek Kliber (200) 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.
rob6239 (40) Ontario | December 3, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Several taps for growlers here and a large selection of non-alcoholic sodas as well.
jercraigs (259) 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.
cratez (185) 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.
valgalder (14) Buffalo, New York | April 22, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Good beer section, although most of the time slightly more expensive than other outlets. Good tap selection for growlers. Belgian bottles leave some to be desired for. Barely any lambics are stocked. Overall itís worth a stop in to check it out, the staff is generally very helpful and friendly.
JoeMcPhee (502) 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.
JB84 (6) Kitchener, Ontario | January 31, 2011| Updated March 24, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great layout with low lit store. Helpful friendly staff. Good growler selection and walk in fridge. A tad on the pricey side vs premier. Bottles all seemed fresh. Selection is decent but not the best. Overall pretty solid.
RyanBflo (20) New York | January 17, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Shop here often just wish they had a larger selection. A little expensive but I look at as paying for the convenience.
pete4999 (4) Buffalo, New York | October 3, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
I donít really get the love for this place, to be honest. Itís good, but I prefer Premier and Consumers over VBM. Ambiance: average - quiet, fairly spacious given their small space, somewhat "quirky" feel. Service: pretty good - usually not a ton of people in here, so the workers are attentive and answer questions; certain employees arenít as knowledgeable (not trying to be a jerk, but this has been my experience) as others. Selection: average when compared to the other places - pretty good selection of certain "large microbrew" breweries, but pales in comparison to, say Premier. Food: not sure - they sell gourmet cheese and such, but Iíve never tried it. Value: slightly overpriced, IMO. Ever so slightly pricier than Premier or Consumers. Overall: not bad, but I donít think it deserves as high a rating as it gets. Parking there is always a bitch, too. I live a mere 5 minute drive away, but I still make the 15-minute drive to Premier when I need beer. I notice that a review just a few below here has the exact opposite thoughts than I have. Oh well, just my opinion.
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