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Aug 10, 2011 07:13 PM

Getting a six-pack delivered to a home in Buffalo

Ok, I know that this is kind of random, but I lost a bet and I like to keep my word.
So: how could I get a six-pack of beer delivered to someone's home in Buffalo? Is this doable? Legal? I'm down in the Philadelphia area now, so I can't drop it off. IIt doesn't have to be the finest of local microbrews, although something at the Sam Adams level would be nice.

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  1. You could probably use a grocery delivery service like Peapod or Freshdirect. I know that Peapod definitely delivers beer.

    1. Apple, for grins, I tried a zipcode in both Peapod and Freshdirect, but they don't serve Buffalo. Bummer.

      Bob, I have used online liquor stores successfully for unusual items. Sure, it'll cost ya, ship/handling will probably be twice cost of the sixer. But you made the bet......

      I can't recommend any particular online store since state laws are such a hodgepodge (and shipping into TX is the WORST! raaarrr!). Google search for "online liquor store" or "buy beer online", etc., and read shipping policies before you shop (no surprises then).

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      1. re: DuchessNukem

        NYS liquor stores can deliver, but they can't sell beer.

      2. Give the Village Beer Merchant a call ( ); they are a friendly shop with lots of good beer. Other good beer places in Buffalo are Premier Gourmet on Delaware Ave. or Consumer's Beverages (various locations).

        The Village Beer Merchant
        547 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222

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        1. re: jmoryl

          Thanks to all who've responded.
          I'm going to give Village Beer a call, and hoping for the best.
          As for shipping and handling - it's not that big a deal. a) I made the bet. b) it's a one-time thing.

          1. re: Bob Loblaw

            As far as I know there's no grocery delivery service in the Buffalo area. I think the suggestion to call someone like the Village Beer Merchant is a good one. Sounds crazy, but I wonder if it would work to just have the beer shop put the beer in a cab and send it over? I guess the fear would be that the cab driver might keep the beer and not follow through, but maybe we need not be so cynical. You also might look into those services that run errands for people. I don't know of one offhand, but I'm sure there is at least one and googling would probably find it.

            If you call a store in the recipient's neighborhood, you might even be lucky enough to find a nice storeowner or clerk who would drop it off for you--you never know!

            The Village Beer Merchant
            547 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222

        2. Or call a local pizza delivery place. They will probably do it if the recipient has ID.