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77 Reviews
Reviews: 77
Visits: 96
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: n/a
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3904 Maple Rd
Amherst, New York, 14226-1044
United States
phone: (716) 877-3574

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Reviews: 77 | Visits: 96
Reviews by NODAK:
Photo of NODAK
4.88/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

There isn't really much I can say that hasn't been said already, but the selection here is flat out amazing. When I came here, I spent more in a single beer trip than I have ever spent anywhere else. I bought my fill of Ithaca, Lagunitas, Bear Republic, Troegs, and Redhook. Of course, they had tons more than that. If I had unlimited funds and unlimited time to drink them, I could have bought 10 times what I did. I also loved all the sampler packs they had on the lower parts of the racks; a great way to sample beers.

My main complaint would be that I didn't see the ability to mix 6 packs. It's a small complaint, because I've sort of gotten away from buying a lot of singles. I'd rather have a full 6 pack to really think about a beer and enjoy the beer rather than just one 12 ounce serving. A few years ago though, I'd have considered this a big deal.

Definitely worth a stop if you have the time while in Buffalo. You won't be disappointed. (951 characters)

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Photo of fredmugs
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.96/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of cincysig
5/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Outstanding beer shop (and much, much more) with a knowledgable and helpful staff. My first stop and frequent stop every time I'm in Buffalo. (141 characters)

Photo of KATCanada
4.24/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Good visit in Dec 2014. About 25 min from drive Niagara falls border crossing and maybe 20 from Peace bridge for my Canuck brothers and sisters. In my opinion the best selection in the area although the furthest of the majors from the borders. Great selection of Belgians, Mikkeller, Evil Twin and very nice USA regional representation. Staff I met were friendly but clearly not as knowledgeable as Village Beer market. Still way more selection. If you only have time for one stop this would be it for me. (505 characters)

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4.76/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7%

Photo of WunderLlama
4.51/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Great rotating selection, growler fills, can buy singles, broad assortment with a variety of styles, very knowledgeable staff...what's there not to like? (154 characters)

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4.75/5  rDev +7%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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5/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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5/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +7%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +7%

Photo of timmy2b
4.86/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great selection of beers to choose from and the stock seems to rotate very quickly. I have only once got a beer that was well past its prime, but that was a Mkkeller single hop and I should have known better. The staff is very helpful and they are quick with suggestions based on others that you have enjoyed. They have a good number of rare beers come through the store, but they tend to dissapear quickly. I follow them on twitter and make a point of trying to stop the day I see a post of something I want. The selection is very diverse which allows for a lot of single bottle purchasing for things I may or may not enjoy. The single bottles are on the higher end of the price scale, but six packs and the rare beers are reasonably priced. I shop here about once a month unless something rare that I must have pops up. Only downside to me is the parking lot is a disaster and the location makes it difficult at times to get in and out. (938 characters)

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.26/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

One of the best beer stores in Western New York. A gem for sure.

The section with beer in it is also alongside some great snacks and interesting kitchen equipment. The other section of the store (not connected, I'm guessing because of NYS law regarding liquor stores and beer) had a very extensive wine and liquor store.

There were 4 aisles or so dedicated to beer. Great international selection, and always a ton of Evil Twin stuff. All of the typical selections you'd suggest, with no major gaps noticeable. Aisles divided by state, with an extra containing various countries, most notably Britain and Belgium. The best, limited stuff is on the top shelf behind the growler station. Didn't get any growlers, so can't comment on the pour quality, but it seemed like there was a nice selection. No bottles seem to be hidden, but you have to ask to get the "good stuff" off the back shelf. Picked up a good bottle of Golden Delicious this way. There's a walk in cooler in the back of the store too, with cold six packs of New York craft standards. (1,048 characters)

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4.75/5  rDev +7%

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5/5  rDev +12.6%

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5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of TerrySandee
4.61/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

This place is amazing! When we travel I look for places to find beer not distributd near me. I have never been to a place this awesome. 20 quality taps and the largest selection of beer that I have seen.

Found many locals as well as west coast stuff like Ballast Point and Ale Smith. I scored a Speedway Stout that I have been excited try. Great selection of imports too.

Staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. Notfar off the intersate either. If you have no reason to visit Buffalo, you do now. (502 characters)

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Premier Gourmet in Amherst, NY
97 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.