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Premier Gourmet

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

81 Ratings
Ratings: 81
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.16%
$$ - reasonable


[ Store ]

3904 Maple Rd
Amherst, New York, 14226-1044
United States
phone: (716) 877-3574

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Reviews by heebes:
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heebes

Ontario (Canada)

4.65/5  rDev +4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$

Made the trek into the great USA via Canada on a craft beer run and this was the main destination. Heard alot about it and was excited to visit.
The first impression was that this is alot more than a place to grab quality craft beer. Next time i'll browse the rest of the store a little more as theres cheese, coffee a bakery and more to explore.
The quality was pretty overwealming for a Ontario resident who's used to pretty bland offerings at the local LCBOs. ALOT to choose from and almost everything you could want.
(No luck on Bell's or Founders unfortunately yet, but thats the breweries distribution not PG). I got carried away with what to choose from and am looking forward to more visits.
Help was very friendly if you needed it and otherwise left you to browse at your leisure.
Premier Gourmet was a great visit, and I plan to revisit as often as i can. Go out of your way to stop in.

10-11-2010 19:18:38 | More by heebes
More User Reviews:
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nodder

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

04-12-2014 18:25:47 | More by nodder
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Iamjeff6

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

03-20-2014 13:25:30 | More by Iamjeff6
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timmy2b

New York

4.86/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

03-06-2014 16:06:29 | More by timmy2b
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.26/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

01-24-2014 21:16:38 | More by GreesyFizeek
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scaredsheep

New York

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

12-24-2013 04:36:33 | More by scaredsheep
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toronto_beermaven

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-11-2013 20:44:46 | More by toronto_beermaven
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Wompus

New York

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

12-11-2013 20:30:37 | More by Wompus
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Bnjmnlws

New York

5/5  rDev +11.9%

10-15-2013 14:35:39 | More by Bnjmnlws
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TerrySandee

Wisconsin

4.61/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

08-05-2013 02:17:44 | More by TerrySandee
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Premier Gourmet in Amherst, NY
98 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.