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Historic Casanova Liquor

Historic Casanova LiquorHistoric Casanova Liquor
BA SCORE
95
world-class

55 Ratings
Ratings: 55
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.22%
$$ - reasonable


[ Store ]

236 Coulee Rd
Hudson, Wisconsin, 54016-2219
United States
phone: (715) 386-2545

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @casanovaliquor

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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-19-2006)
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Reviews by Riccymon:
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Riccymon

Texas

4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$

Casanova's was very easy to find when driving into Hudson, and it quickly became the highlight of my beer trek through Kansas, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Inside, the store is a little murky and crowded, but the beer room at the back of the store quickly made me lose track of all else. I grabbed a case box from the cashier and quickly filled it with New Glarus from the shelves (especially happy to find Enigma and Cherry Stout). I moved onto singles next, which is where the store really shines. I'd guess that nearly every beer represented in six-packs is also available in singles, with prices clearly marked-- wonderful. There's a decent amount of six-packs and bombers refrigerated, too, but the readily available New Glarus and Central Waters blinded me from noticing too much about the selection as a whole (did spot Gumballhead, Alpha King, and Robert the Bruce from FFF).

Service wasn't really there-- only one employee was in the store at the time, and he was manning the register-- but in this case, I knew what I was looking for and it was okay.

This store is a must-visit if you want to sample a ton of what the Midwest has to offer-- Dark Horse, New Glarus, Central Waters, Tyranena, Bell's, Founders, and more. Now that I've left, I wish I'd taken the opportunity to buy more!

06-03-2010 18:55:51 | More by Riccymon
More User Reviews:
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einman

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-03-2014 21:31:04 | More by einman
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OMBeer

North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$

After appealing to locals for a trip to Hudson, WI my wife and I made the stop on a dreary Thursday. Parking was tough with all the snow and ice, but managed to get a vacated spot as soon as I turned in. Walked thru the door and immediately knew I was in the right spot. Wandered around a while before asking for help, couldn't understand the layout. Store help was confused at first as well, seems recent restock? Picked up a few lagers to take back tothe hotel and the wife found her favorite Zombie Killer beer. A few were warm, but were quickly cooled in the "chiller".
Coming from the land of "state store" systems, I yearn for a Casanova down the street where "everybody knows your name". Worth the stop if you cross the St. Claire river entering Wisconsin.

03-09-2014 17:53:39 | More by OMBeer
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Norseman

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

02-03-2014 18:26:01 | More by Norseman
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SuperFriends

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +15.2%

01-29-2014 01:38:00 | More by SuperFriends
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-15-2014 23:24:52 | More by Stevedore
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vince4953529

California

4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$

A little jaunt here on Thanksgiving day as just about all the MN stores are closed.
Loved the selections, tons of stuff CA natives could only dreamed about. I saw tons of stuff from New Glarus, Ale Asylum, Lucid, August Schell, Summit, Tyranena, Flat Earth, etc. They break 6-packs only on selected items, which was a bit inconvenient for me.
The other plus is that they do growler fills for superb beers. I brought my Bootleggers & Beachwood growlers & filled them up with Toppling Goliath Golden Nugget & CW Coffee Stout with insane reasonable prices without getting absurb interrogations. The service is straightforward & helpful. They will help you find the beers & answer questions without tapping into your life history.
Overall, I had a good experience here.

12-31-2013 20:33:58 | More by vince4953529
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1FatJ

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-22-2013 15:12:56 | More by 1FatJ
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

11-12-2013 16:23:11 | More by mmulebarn
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.96/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | $$

Visited on a Monday after work.

A – An old crowded liquor store. Can't beat the location – right across the state line from MN and thus an easy opportunity to pick up beers not distributed to MN (e.g. FFF and New Glarus)

Q - No reason to believe otherwise. Almost everything available cold.

S – Nice, friendly, helpful.

S – Very good selection bordering on great. Lots of singles available on imports and bombers. Less so for 12 oz bottles.

09-25-2013 19:38:05 | More by Sludgeman
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Historic Casanova Liquor in Hudson, WI
95 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.