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Premier Gourmet

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BA SCORE
97
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80 Reviews
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
97
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
102
Avg:
4.43
pDev:
6.09%
Premier GourmetPremier Gourmet
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

3904 Maple Rd
Amherst, New York, 14226-1044
United States

(716) 877-3574 | map
www.premiergourmet.com

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Reviews by mgbickel:
Photo of mgbickel
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Decided to stop in here on my way through Buffalo. Man...what a good choice!

The place is split into two stores...one seems to be dedicated to wine and hard alcohol and the other is beer and specialty foods.

The beer section is nestled in the rear corner. Tall shelves are organized by country and state (from what I could tell). They have a very wide selection of imports, domestic craft and a huge selection of NY locals. There are also coolers running along the back wall that house singles and sixers.

This place ranks right up there with some of the best bottle shops...a must stop if you are in the area!

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Photo of dochook
4.78/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Dankenstein716
4.03/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

Find it a bit overpriced. The customer service is pretty good. But when I do decide to go, it's for the selection and hopes of finding something I haven't tried.

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Photo of fscottkey
4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

This is my go to beer store. I have been going here for over a year. They have a nice selection broken down by state and country. I haven't even started on any of their beers from outside North America (and there are a lot). Their web site does a decent job listing what is available. They Tweet out when new beers arrive, or when there are tastings. They have a state of the art growler system with a really good selection. The "vibe" is not as great as a store that just sells beer (with a bunch of neck beard guys to help you). They sell gourmet food, coffee, cheese, etc. And they sell beer. They still sport a huge selection and you can buy singles (which is what I usually do).

Nothing in the area really competes in terms of selection, rotation and notification of new beers.

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Photo of cozmo
4.87/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of mlockman
4.01/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Not the best selection I've ever seen, and in fact seemed like somewhat of an afterthought to their wine-and-spirits selection, but the best I saw in town nonetheless. They list what's available in-store with prices online, so I would highly reccomend checking out the website before making a special trip, as there weren't too many limited release or hard-to-find beers. If you find yourself in the area, or don't know what you want and seek options, this place is great.

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Photo of Whatup14
4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of fredmugs
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.96/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of cincysig
5/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

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Photo of KATCanada
4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

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Photo of JoelAK
4.76/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of spark3148857
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of WunderLlama
4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
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?

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Photo of Draven11
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of AugustusRex
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Moels
5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of generallee
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Moc513
5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of ZEB89
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of pottergator
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of HoppyBastard2
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of nodder
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Iamjeff6
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of timmy2b
4.86/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

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Premier Gourmet in Amherst, NY
97 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.