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Fargnoli Distributing (Sam The Beer Man)

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Fargnoli Distributing (Sam The Beer Man)Fargnoli Distributing (Sam The Beer Man)

33 Ratings
Ratings: 33
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.05%
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1164 Upper Front Street
Binghamton, New York, 13905-1119
United States
phone: (607) 724-5225

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Reviews by WesWes:
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

I've been shopping these guys for ten years now and they have only gotten better with age. Short of selling singles (which I have been working on for years) they have the complete package. They offer a great selection of macros and an even better selection of micros. They have just about everything available to this mid sized market.

The help there is outstanding especially since Dustin, the son of the owner, has taken a more authoritative role. He orders most, if not all, of the specialty beers and can offer his personal opinion on most. He's hands on like everyone there. No one is a spectator here. Even Mrs. Fargnoli rolls up her sleeves and helps out. It's a family affair and they care very much about customer service. The prices are some of the best in the upstate area. They also take good care of return customers. They now have a growler wall which is starting to catch on.

I worry about Wegmans' new craft beer section hurting these guys in the long run, but I'll remain loyal to the little guys who actually know what the hell their selling.

WesWes, Oct 07, 2008
More User Reviews:
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

randysthomas, Jul 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

AMCimpi, Jun 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

jmasc, Jun 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

BillKuhnel, May 06, 2014
Photo of nh2032
4.14/5  rDev -1%

Updated: They do now offer a mixed six/singles section in the back of the store. Also have had some interesting growler options lately too. 4 taps are listed on a board in the back.

Not sure how I haven't reviewed StBM yet.

Good selection for the Binghamton area, but not even close to what you can find in Ithaca. It also seems this area gets releases about a week later than Ithaca too.

A lot of space devoted to macros, but the standard selection of Belgian and craft bombers and 6 packs. Some of the harder to find options I noticed on my last visit included Founders, Horseheads, Hoppin Frog, and Ballast Point.

The two things that really stand out are the service and the prices. The guys working the register really know their stuff, make good recommendations, and are knowledgeable about upcoming releases. Prices are low - typically the same or even lower than Wegmans.

Worth a stop if you are limited to Binghamton. Best option I have found in the area.

nh2032, Mar 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.2%

TheBeerdedCharmer, Mar 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

nyyfanatic213, Feb 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

ArchiCait, Feb 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

JohneHoodlum, Jan 08, 2014
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Fargnoli Distributing (Sam The Beer Man) in Binghamton, NY
93 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.