Westmere Beverage Center | Albany, New York
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Westmere Beverage Center
Excellent based on 26 ratings
Type: Beer Store

1756 Western Avenue
Albany, New York United States 12203 [ print map ]
518 456 1100

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Mayor: Chad9976 (27) | Bottles: 1000 +


Westmere Beverage Center

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Beer Available At Westmere Beverage Center (arranged by most recent)
Spaten Optimator 96, Bitburger Premium Pils 30, Butternuts Porkslap Pale Ale 19, Stillwater Brontide 81, Wittekerke Rosť / Rosarda 14, Two Roads No Limits Hefewizen 49, Sixpoint Rad 29, Samuel Adams Rebel IPA 75, Westbrook Gose 98, Stillwater Classique 93, Nebraska EOS Hefeweizen 73, Evil Twin Bikini Beer 85, Saranac Every Day IPA 46, Saranac GPA: Ginger Pale Ale 40, Yuengling Summer Wheat 49, Saranac Cloud Splitter 53, Blue Point Mosaic Session IPA 90, Jackís Abby Sunny Ridge 74, Mikkeller Texas Ranger 99, Victory DirtWolf Double IPA 99
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26 reviews for Westmere Beverage Center
 Ambiance  58%
 Service  79%
 Selection  84%
 Food N/A 
 Value  74%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  87%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Michbeerlover  (4) , | March 12, 2013
I am from the Detroit area, but stop in here when I am in the Albany area. They have a great section of beers I can't get back home like Alesmith, Firestone Walker etc. The staff is very helpful also. Worth checking out....
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBeCue  (4) Montreal, Quebec | August 6, 2013
Probably the best place upstate NY for us Quebecers to get some outstanding US and import brews. Beats Winooski Beverage Warehouse in VT hands down. Some bottles had a layer of dust on them however so I avoided those just in case (unless they were really high abv). Staff is helpful, but I didnít ask many questions. They pulled out a Dogfish 120min from under the counter outta the blue and simply said: "We also have this, if you want" after I brought for about 200$ of brews at the cash register! I was happy to oblige! Definately worth checking out, donít let the outside of the building fool you.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
LadySusan  (104) Ste-Therese, Quebec | October 29, 2013
Visited in Sept.2012.The choice of beers in very good,from the U.S. and imported.well placed easy to find,good and friendly service,very helpfull.It does look old and O.K. clean, but that was not what I was looking for,I was looking for a good choice of beers and I found it.
78
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
basewars  (11) Sun Prairie, Wisconsin | September 14, 2009
Looks like a warehouse or garage. Thereís a wide selection which continues to improve, especially in the last few month. The staff has become more knowledgeable in my opinion. Also, they started selling growlers. They have a "New Releases" section for easy picking. In this area, it doesnít get any better.
78
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Quevillon  (226) Boisbriand, Quebec | September 25, 2012
Visited for the first time, September 18, 2012. Wow! That is an ugly place and a little dirty, even the shopping carts are crusted. At least the selection is very good, especially the U.S. products, although the selection of imported beer is not spit at. Well divided by state and by country, it is quite easy to find what you are looking for, or at least if you do not know what you want to buy. The staff is very friendly and they are willing to help you if you ever need them. I would go back if Iím in Albany again!
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT  (57) California | December 26, 2007
Westmere is finally in the database, nice. Very similar to Olivers, but I like the staff here better. In general the two stores get very similar stuff, but not the same. I think the American selection here is arguably better while the imports are worse, but thats a generalization. Westmere is very close to my house, I get a lot of freebies and discounts, whereas Olivers rarely offers them. Itís my local beer store when Iím in NY...
78
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Jow  (147) New York | December 26, 2011
My brother in law thoughtfully gave me $30 gift certificate here for christmas. Iíd never heard of before since i donít live in area but great choice. its a beverage center so no ambiance but staff was friendly and helpful. prices compared to city were great. i got a bunch of local to upstate brews which was nice and some belgians.
78
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
changeup45  (109) Mount Dora, Florida | July 14, 2012| Updated July 24, 2012
Iíve been to Oliverís before and this place is pretty much the same thing. Not much to look at inside or out with a mini warehouse setup but they make up for that with a pretty good beer selection. Theyíve got kegs and a growler station as well. The guy stocking the shelves offered me some assistance and the cashier was friendly too. My guess is this (or Oliverís) will have the best selection in the Albany area, probably getting most of whatís distributed in the area. They are starting to get Captain Lawrence on a more frequent basis, which is good. Singles are available of almost everything to purchase as well, a nice added bonus.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
mcox90  (48) Wilton, New Hampshire | February 14, 2010
Read about this place on the website and since I was in the area, thought Iíd check it out. From the outside it is pretty un appealing. Looks like an old service station. Inside it is a warehouse atmosphere, but the selection is great and the staff friendly and helpful. They seemed to be "beer guys". They allow singles and they fill growlers which is unheard of where I live(NH). Prices were in line with anyplace else Iíve been. If your in the area, itís woth a stop.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus  (233) Connecticut | January 5, 2009
This place stocks every good regional and has a decent selection of foreign beers. If looking for regionals, go here over Olivers. Overall, the staff is much more knowledgeable as well.

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