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Westmere Beverage

Not Rated.
Westmere BeverageWestmere Beverage
BA SCORE
95
world-class

31 Ratings
Ratings: 31
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.17%
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]

1756 Western Ave
Albany, New York, 12203-4414
United States
phone: (518) 456-1100

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Notes:
Growler fills available

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 9pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm

(Place added by: aerozeppl on 06-29-2008)
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Troy518

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

06-18-2014 15:24:58 | More by Troy518
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wisegreensoul

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-10-2014 04:22:19 | More by wisegreensoul
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tubeman

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

06-08-2014 22:47:29 | More by tubeman
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

06-08-2014 17:41:46 | More by NJBeer265
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

05-26-2014 13:54:25 | More by Latarnik
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JKV96

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-31-2014 22:16:54 | More by JKV96
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.07/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | $$

The sister store to Oliver's- part of the Brew Crew group of stores in Albany. The selection is very similar to Oliver's, but a few bottles missing at Westmere that were at Oliver's, with a few bottles missing at Oliver's that were at Westmere. Picked up some Pretty Things for the first time, haven't seen it on the shelf in Rochester yet. The place is kind of dirty, a bit grimy. A warehouse sort of feel to it, much like Oliver's. Friendly employees though, offered help even when I didn't need it.

01-27-2014 21:27:54 | More by GreesyFizeek
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ChristopherCA

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

10-29-2013 13:44:12 | More by ChristopherCA
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mctizzz

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

10-14-2013 05:58:30 | More by mctizzz
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vonnegut21

New York

3.42/5  rDev -21.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$$$

I used to be a fan of Westmere Beverage. In fact, I did 95% of my beer shopping here. They have one of the best selections in the area and would generally let people know on facebook when special releases were coming out. But over time, prices have continued to creep higher and higher, making them consistently a more expensive option than many other local stores. On top of that, it seems that when they get special release beer, they stash half of it in the cellar to sell for 2x retail after it's been "aged" a year. They regularly try to sell "vintage" at a huge markup, even things that aren't that hard to find in the first place. The worst is the recent display of 2012 Parabola marked up to $50 a bottle. It seems like their new business model has become make as much profit as possible at our regular customers' expense. I used to really like coming here. But not anymore. I'm going to have to find a new regular store. Wouldn't recommend coming here unless you're desperate for a special release beer.

06-24-2013 16:02:38 | More by vonnegut21
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Westmere Beverage in Albany, NY
95 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.