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Historic Casanova Liquor

Historic Casanova LiquorHistoric Casanova Liquor
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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 emerge077:
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emerge077

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $

Ancient roadside building, set into a hillside with beer caves in the basement, with a bar and growler fills too?? Sign me up.

Big thanks to Howard for braving a severe thunderstorm to get us here right after 9am when they opened (every day apparently). Even though the bar was closed, they ran over and filled a couple growlers of Toppling Goliath Golden Nugget ($9.99 refill, awesome) and were generally super helpful and willing to chat about beer so early in the morning.

The vibe here is super cool if you're into historical buildings, vintage roadside americana and the like. Lots of dark wood with eclectic cool knick-knacks, A giant moosehead, an aquarium with colorful fish and a sunken growler among the rocks, old historical framed photos, and the occasional tin beer sign in the back. Beer shelves are in the back and crammed full. Got a mixed sixer here of a few NG Thumbprint series, and new local American Sky beers from Hudson Brewing Co. They had obscure imports from Birra Del Borgo, Hannsens, Vanberg & DeWulf and others. Craft coolers seemingly go on forever, wrapping along the back wall. Great prices and selection.

Overall a very cool and unique place, I hope to return and check out the Nova next time.

05-20-2013 15:50:48 | More by emerge077
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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.