Aman's Farm & Market
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Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
3.85/5 rDev -4%
I shall start by mentioning that this is not really a "beer store", it's a farmer's market that happens to have a good selection of craft beers.
I didn't notice any old/expired beers. Good so far. Nearly all of the beers are in a walk-in cooler. Even better.
The selection is focused on domestic craft brews. You'll find your typical DFH, Great Lakes, Rogue, Ommegang, etc... Not much in terms of imports though. Still, for a farmer's market, this is pretty good.
If I'm in the area and need some beers, this is the place to go. However, I don't think it's worth the drive from Greece when you have Wegmans down the road. Prices are cheaper than Beers of the World and comparable to Wegmans or maybe $0.25-0.50 cheaper.
11-03-2009 14:42:22 | More by DmanGTR
4.7/5 rDev +17.2%
Let me preface this by saying that the five point ratings are based on the fact that this is not, technically, a "beer store". Instead, this is actually a farmers market stuffed full of produce, landscaping and lawn care items, etc. Yet in the back is a massive beer selection, which an employee told me includes "over 300 different beers".
I didn't take the time to count, but it wouldn't surprise me if he was right. Green Flash, Oskar Blues, Ommegang, Stone...at a friggin' farmers market!
In theory, the newly designed Wegmans might have a slightly, and I mean slightly, larger selection. However, a huge plus to this place is that probably 90% of their selection is refrigerated, so if you need a last minute brew and you don't have time to chill it, you're pretty safe here.
Also, unlike Wegmans (last I checked), there's a rack in the walk in cooler with a large "make your own six pack sign", with bottles of Stone, Rogue, and all sorts of other tasty stuff sitting on it. It's not the largest selection in the world, but it's still great to have if you want a bottle of this and a bottle of that without buying the whole sixer.
An added bonus is that this is a local market. This isn't a chain or franchise or anything like that; this is just a large Mom & Pop operation.
Pricing is very reasonable here. $5.99 for local stuff like Dundee Oktoberfest, which is at least a dollar (maybe two) less than Beers of the World. $6.99 for Stone's Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout ($8.89 at BOTW).
This is a first-impression review; I was just there for the first time the day before writing this. But it definitely won't be my only visit.
09-06-2008 12:06:01 | More by pitweasel
4/5 rDev -0.2%
My friend had been telling me about this place for months but everytime we tried going there it was closed. Aman's is a traditional farm market that has typical farm market hours (which means they're not open that late).
I was very supprised by the beer selection. They have coolers full of the typical macro-brewery beers and malt beverages as any store does. Then they have a few of coolers full of micro-brewers. They also have a walk in cooler that has a full selection of growlers of local brewerys and 22oz bottles of beer and ciders.
Since it's a farm market they also have tons of non-beer related foods, fruits, vegetables, and other items. But all in all it's worth checking out their beer selection if you're in the area and don't feel like going to your typical grocery store.
09-21-2007 00:38:49 | More by iceball585
3.85/5 rDev -4%
After being recommended to check out Aman's Farm & Market for beer, I made the trip out 104 to scope out their selection. When you first walk in the place it looks like an ordinary farm market. As you make your way towards the back left corner of the store, you see the massive array of coolers filled with a wide selection of (mostly domestic) craft beers.
Among the selection were beers from Ommegang, Great Divide, Avery, Flying Dog, Sierra Nevada, Victory, Brooklyn, Middle Ages, Ithaca, Magic Hat, and Anchor, to name a few. There is also a walk-in cooler which carries growlers of Custom Brewcrafters and Rohrbach's beer. Also were some 750ml. bottles from Stone (IPA, Arrogant Bastard, etc.), Bear Republic, and others. I saw one or two British ales from Young's and Fullers as well.
The selection is definitely above average compared to what you will find at Wegmans and most other places in the area... especially for being a farm market. However, I feel some stores in the area, such as Hegadorns, offer a much better and more diverse selection of beer. Aman's focuses too much on domestic craft brews, to the point where it all seems a bit too samey. I was disappointed by their selection of quality imports. They could really stand to use some of their cooler space for more British, German and Belgian beers, while doing away with some of the domestics.
Overall, the selection was decent and the prices were a little bit better than Beers of the World. If I lived closer I'd probably be a regular customer. However, I don't know if it's worth driving all the way out to from Greece, when I can drive a few extra miles to Hegadorns, which has reasonable prices and a better selection.
For a farm market, you cannot go wrong with their selection, and their prices aren't too bad, either. I recommened Aman's to anyone living in the Irondequoit/East Ridge area, who like good beer.
02-24-2007 23:54:36 | More by TagoMago
4/5 rDev -0.2%
I went to High School next store for 6 years and thought it was just a place to buy pumpkins and cheep beer. Now that I'm older friends told me that they had expanded their beer cooler and were carrying craft beers.I didn't believe them. So for shits and giggles I decided to take a look. To my supprise there was a huge selection of Craft beer to taken. First you'll see 8 see thru cooler doors filled with American and European selections and on the side there is a door that will bring you inside the cooler where there is more Beer!!. Inside you'll find growlers, malt beverages and more selections.I couldn't be happier considering I live not to far from there and good beer is just a short drive away. The people are very friendly especially when they see my shopping cart filled with micro brews! You can also grab some snacks, fruits and vegetables and dairy while you're there. Please keep up the great work.
10-17-2006 00:23:20 | More by boulevard2
4.15/5 rDev +3.5%
Aman's market has always had a decent, above average selection of beer, especially for a farm market/garden center. Recently a fellow BA told me he picked up some Great Divide Titan IPA there, and being so close to my house, I thought it was worth a revisit. Aman's has really stepped it up. Stopped in today to find a brand spankin' new beer cooler loaded with some tasty American micros. Ready for this? Flying Dog, Southern Tier, Flying Bison, Lake Placid, Riverhorse, Anchor, Brooklyn, Weyerbacher, Otter Creek, Great Divide, Rogue, Lost Coast, Blue Point, Anderson Valley, Boulder Beer, Ithaca, Magic Hat, Harpoon, Victory, Middle Ages, Bear Republic, Long Trail, Erie Brewing, Stone, Ommegang, North Coast, Sierra Nevada, Red Hook, High Falls, Abita and Saranac. Other quality imports too like Fuller's, Carlow Brewing, Jever, DAB, Franziskaner, Spaten and more. Nice. The store owner/manager has been responsive in the past when I asked about carrying something I didn't find. Definitely a worthy beer store with good prices and for me, very convenient. When in Irondequoit or NE Rochester stop in, there's sure to be something to satisfy. Winter hours are limited 9a.m. - 6p.m. Mon - Sat. Summer hours are a bit more accommodating, 8a.m. - 8p.m. Mon - Sat and 8a.m. - 6p.m. Sunday.
03-18-2006 22:19:14 | More by John
Aman's Farm & Market in Rochester, NY
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.