Village Beer Merchant | Buffalo, New York
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Village Beer Merchant
Excellent based on 33 ratings
Type: Beer Store

547 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, New York United States 14222 [ print map ]
716 881 1080

villagebeer.com

Hours: Mon-Thu 11am-9pm Fri/Sat 11am-11pm Sun 11am-5pm


Mayor: generallee08 (20) | Taps: 20 | Bottles: 1200


Village Beer Merchant

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Beer Available At Village Beer Merchant (arranged by most recent)
Southern Tier Buffalo Local (2013) , Lavery Imperial French Ale 87, Ayinger Bräu-Weisse 97, Peak Organic Fresh Cut Pilsner 92, Sierra Nevada Bigfoot 99, Nøgne Ø / Dugges Sahti 86, Kenya Tusker Lager 6, Kenya Tusker Premium / Malt Lager 10, Arcadia Imperial Stout 98, La Trappe Quadrupel 99, Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock 99, Southern Tier Krampus 96, Brooklyn Local 2 97, Brooklyn Local 1 97, Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Réserve 100, Chimay (Red / Rouge / Ale / Première) 99, Chimay Triple / Blanche (White) / Cinq Cents 99, Rogue HazelNut Brown Nectar 98, Beck’s Oktoberfest 27, Weihenstephaner Vitus 98
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33 reviews for Village Beer Merchant
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  80%
 Selection  78%
 Food  64%
 Value  64%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  87%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
IPFreely  (143) Sanborn, New York | February 11, 2008
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.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
mds  (100) Toronto, Ontario | February 10, 2008
Cool shop. I’m not sure if they have anything unique between Consumer’s and Premier but it’s definitely a convenient location if you’re hitting up Cole’s. Prices can be prohibitive for some beers but you can also find some savings - though it’s not always obvious. In general Consumer’s quite cheaper but they don’t have some of the things that this place has in terms of imports. The singles are plentiful as is the regional representation. Growler fills are a big plus too, though I didn’t indulge this time around. They appeared to have a pretty nice selection of quality food but that’s also something I didn’t really experiment with this time. Really there is no reason to not stop by here and they will likely only get better.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf  (104) Buffalo, New York | February 10, 2008
Finally a good beer store in the Elmwood Village area. They’ve only been open a few weeks but I’ve been quite happy the 3 times I’ve stopped in. A great selection, not as deep as Premier but they’re 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 haven’t had one yet. Very helpful and excited staff. This is a great addition to the neighborhood.

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