Historic Casanova Liquor
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Reviews by Riccymon:
4.55/5 rDev +4.8%
quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Casanova's was very easy to find when driving into Hudson, and it quickly became the highlight of my beer trek through Kansas, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Inside, the store is a little murky and crowded, but the beer room at the back of the store quickly made me lose track of all else. I grabbed a case box from the cashier and quickly filled it with New Glarus from the shelves (especially happy to find Enigma and Cherry Stout). I moved onto singles next, which is where the store really shines. I'd guess that nearly every beer represented in six-packs is also available in singles, with prices clearly marked-- wonderful. There's a decent amount of six-packs and bombers refrigerated, too, but the readily available New Glarus and Central Waters blinded me from noticing too much about the selection as a whole (did spot Gumballhead, Alpha King, and Robert the Bruce from FFF).
Service wasn't really there-- only one employee was in the store at the time, and he was manning the register-- but in this case, I knew what I was looking for and it was okay.
This store is a must-visit if you want to sample a ton of what the Midwest has to offer-- Dark Horse, New Glarus, Central Waters, Tyranena, Bell's, Founders, and more. Now that I've left, I wish I'd taken the opportunity to buy more!
06-03-2010 18:55:51 | More by Riccymon
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4.4/5 rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$
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
4.65/5 rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
A little jaunt here on Thanksgiving day as just about all the MN stores are closed.
Loved the selections, tons of stuff CA natives could only dreamed about. I saw tons of stuff from New Glarus, Ale Asylum, Lucid, August Schell, Summit, Tyranena, Flat Earth, etc. They break 6-packs only on selected items, which was a bit inconvenient for me.
The other plus is that they do growler fills for superb beers. I brought my Bootleggers & Beachwood growlers & filled them up with Toppling Goliath Golden Nugget & CW Coffee Stout with insane reasonable prices without getting absurb interrogations. The service is straightforward & helpful. They will help you find the beers & answer questions without tapping into your life history.
Overall, I had a good experience here.
12-31-2013 20:33:58 | More by vince4953529
District of Columbia
3.96/5 rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | $$
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
Historic Casanova Liquor in Hudson, WI
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