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The Village Beer Merchant

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The Village Beer MerchantThe Village Beer Merchant

27 Ratings
Ratings: 27
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.29%
[ Store ]

547 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, New York, 14222-1815
United States
phone: (716) 881-1080

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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-12-2008)
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Reviews by cratez:
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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Second best beer store in Buffalo with a beautiful, clean, and open layout and countless speciality items like gourmet meats and cheeses.

Hundreds of bottles to choose from with 20 taps for growler fills. Expansive selection of American and Belgian micros with some impressive UK (Samuel Smith) and German (Ayinger) offerings as well.

I grabbed a case of beer that included Fantôme Hiver, Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye and Red Rocket, Great Divide 17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA, Victory Hop Wallop, Mikkeller IBeatU, and Ithaca Flower Power IPA, among others.

The service on my visit was excellent as the clerk chatted to me the entire time I was shopping. He suggested a handful of noteworthy beers (particularly the new arrivals) and gave me a Bell’s HopSlam as I was checking out. Unbelievable!

Overall, this is a must-visit when shopping for beer in Buffalo, although Premier has a slightly larger, cheaper, and in some cases fresher selection than Village. Still, I will undoubtedly be returning here when I find myself back in the city. An outstanding beer store.

05-24-2011 19:40:30 | More by cratez
More User Reviews:
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-29-2014 00:44:52 | More by Bnjmnlws
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-24-2014 07:05:04 | More by bgeisel
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-15-2014 17:16:09 | More by truthcontortion
Photo of Tiberianray

New York

5/5  rDev +15.2%

06-17-2014 00:13:44 | More by Tiberianray
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New York

4/5  rDev -7.8%

06-16-2014 16:18:04 | More by hailgob
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Ontario (Canada)

3.84/5  rDev -11.5%

A very classy shop, near Cole's bar and therefore right off the Peace Bridge. This allows a new option for Canadians to shop for bottles if they can't get far enough to Premiere. The comparisons start. Premiere has more selection, particularly with their very liberal singles policy, much spottier service,more food and soda with your beers, more parking, and closer to the main though more expensive Buffalo shopping haunts. Village is more navigatable aisles, slightly better pricing, and of course a different part of town.

06-09-2014 13:18:02 | More by Sammy
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-08-2014 11:25:00 | More by HoppyBastard2
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New York

3.64/5  rDev -16.1%

A bit disappointed. Nothing here that I couldn't find elsewhere. The selection would be good for somebody who hadn't tried as much beer. Still a good selection nonetheless, just nothing crazy when I went.

They have a good looking growler area that I didn't patronize. Glassware available for purchase as well.

01-24-2014 21:08:48 | More by GreesyFizeek
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-11-2013 20:34:31 | More by Wompus
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The Village Beer Merchant in Buffalo, NY
95 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.