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DeCicco's

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DeCicco'sDeCicco's
BA SCORE
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world-class

63 Ratings
Ratings: 63
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.69
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: 725
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]

50 Independent Way
Brewster, New York, 10509-2360
United States
phone: (845) 278-0836

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4.54/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Been a few times, never in a scribblenote place (including now); probably always due to Hudson Valley shenanigans prior to, but I might as well jump in. If you saw their rear wall of coolers, you’d better understand the definition of the word ‘supermarket’. 40 cooler doors, literally running end to end of this former Linens & Things box store, with beer ev-ery-thing! Singles & sixes, all sorts of things I will have (Oh yes, they will be mine). I want to tell you, but I don’t want to tell you ‘cause then you’ll know, and you’re a chatty little bitch and will tell everyone else…

So, it's a large gourmet grocery store with an extensive and well manicured beer selection. And if that wasn't enough, they’ve got a bar off the side of the front. The first time I was here, I struggled stupidly with how to get into it (because I’m stupid). It’s a single spacious room with a straight black laminate topped bar with a wood lip, panel base, & brass foot rail on the far wall; seating for 10 on hightop wood chairs. Wines countered on one end of the bar; espresso on the other end. The barback is a wood framed unit with shelved bottles displayed, growlers, glassware, Westie flats (friggin’ show offs), and some provisions, too; pickled things from Brooklyn Brine, and mustard & sauces from DogFishHead & Stone. Glassware shelved below most of the length. A cool DFH gear clock over the barback center, and an ornamental ‘10 Penny Ale’ sword mounted below for crowd control (although I think if you get unruly, they just spill beer on you. That’s what happened when I was there and I didn’t think I was that poorly behaved).

Clusters of taps behind the bar; 6 for the vine project, and then it looks like a pair of upright cylinder 2’s, and another pair, and another pair with a 3rd tap stuck on one of them. Looks like a dozen and a half and one; 13 taps for beer and 6 for wine, and a pair of Star Trek ‘genesis project’ growler filling apparati tucked in there, too. Lots of baby plastic cups stacked for the sampler. The printed beer menu provides brewery, beer, state, style, ABV, serving size, $, and 32/64 oz growler $.

Beigey walls stucco-ey, flats on opposite ends with brewer tins, placards, mirrors, & framed ad and other pieces. Drop pressed tin paneled ceiling. Bar counter space to one end and some sill space in the nook on the other end, if I recall correctly, maybe not. 10 square tables in 2 rows of 5 across the room, some pushed together for the show that is, and another 6 or so penned through the cut into the supermarket proper. Drop buttercup lamps tracing the bar with strung blue & white snowflake baby lighting, recesses in the barback unit, 3 large lamps across the floor, and wall mounted lanterns. Display 3L bottles and potted plants riddled about, and a giant Sam Adams Octoberfest stein.

Seems they do a few events a month. I’ve been out for a few of them now and they’ve always brought in a good crowd. I hit ‘Peekskill night’; they had 9 PB’s on (Skills Pils, Hop Common, Amaze Balls, Eastern Standard, Simple Sour, Shotgun Willie, Double Standard, World’s End, and Dream of the 90’s on cask), plus Newburgh Peat Smoked Stout and Rushing Duck Nimptopsical Scotch Ale & Beanhead Coffee Porter, on the heels of last week’s Hudson Valley night. I also hit the Evil Twin night with special guest star Jeppe. Did not suck.

Brewster is a bit of a pain in the ass to get to (unless you live in the HV or stupid western Connecticut), but it’s well worth the drive up, and that’s where the beer be (until the time that Chris & Joe do the long overdue hostile takeover of the New City store. That’s right guys, I went there). Good server peoples, they’re on their game. Light foodings available on the bar side, or your lazy ass will just have to walk all the way out into the supermarket and find yourself something to eat. I know; it’s a hardship. I could talk about the beer scene that is this store, but suffice to say “I’m playing plastic pay, and will need a box, please”. Sick store.

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4.33/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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4.31/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 2.5

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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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4.74/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

I am the wine manager at a package store in Brookfield CT. Over the past couple of years, I have turned my energy to small batched spirits and small batch beers

We have a problem bringing in some of the quality beer to CT. I wont go into the politics behind this.
With any retail organization, customer service always sticks out.

In this store, VINNY the beer man stands far above most retailers. Besides his knowledge, he always demonstrates his compassion for beer and can help someone who is a novice to beer, as well as someone who is a ciceron

VINNY is a super person. Top me, he makes the difference. Even if DeCiccos carried only 4 different beers, he would be abl to discuss all the pros/cons about the beer. HE makes the difference!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

The Holy Trinity of beer in Westchester- DeCicco’s Armonk, Ardsley and Brewster. I’ve been to Armonk and Ardsley several times but never to Brewster… on my first visit there, I got lost a couple of times. The massive mall location sure doesn’t help!

This DeCicco’s is rather gigantic, bigger than the other two locations. The bar is right upfront as you enter, to the left after the checkout registers. It opens at 11am and it is a fine place to grab a beer and chill, no pressure. They typically have some rare brews on tap; not as rare as Armonk but good stuff nonetheless. I had Goose Bourbon County (regular and barleywine) during my second visit there…

The beer section is at the very end of the store, can’t miss it. It is truly massive. They have a mile-long cooler with all sorts of beers, and tons of cases with bombers and singles haphazardly open on the floor by the cooler wall.

Aside from all the big-name stuff from Stone, Dogfish, Allagash and every other beer name in America, I saw North Coast Old Stock 2009, the Midnight Sun imperial and barrel-aged releases and possibly the best selection of Mikkeller and Evil Twin on earth. Also Aventinus 2004-2009 vintages for your pleasure.

They have one or two beer guys here working the floor- once he asked me if I needed help, the second time I had to reach for them to get a pack of Bourbon County (which they kept on the back, sorry I got the last one).

Needless to say, this is a beer must in Westchester.

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4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

This is the largest selection of any of the DeCiccos and one of the largest selections in the area. 40 coolers worth of beer as well as many shelves and a bar with 10 taps and a nice bottle list.

At the bar I had my first ever crack at Cantillon, a 375ml bottle for 20 bucks. A solid deal in my mind because I've seen places charge as much as $50 for a 375 ml kriek. (I'm looking at you Eagle provisions).

The staff is incredibly friendly and can be found making rounds between the coolers and the bar. They are extremely knowledgable and friendly.

All and all one of the best beer buying experiences a guy could have.

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Dynamite ! These guys know and are on top of their stuff. Bring the wife. Let her do the food shopping and get lost in the beer section

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