DeCicco's Family Markets
Taps: 12 / Bottles: 725
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 42 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by slander:
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.
06-27-2013 14:28:53 | More by slander
More User Reviews:
4.41/5 rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75 | $$
This review is of the Brewster New York store only. There are several more DiCicco's down the Hudson valley of the state.
A rather upscale food market featuring a huge selection of craft beer along the entire back width of the store, well over a hundred feet, in coolers, on racks and stacks. Good provision for mixing sixpacks, although the single bottle prices tend to be rather high.
During my fifteen minute perusal, a stock clerk who knew his beer was available for consultation.
Came back a second time a few days later, but they were closing (8:30 PM on a weekday) so I did not pick up the new issue of Evil Twin Biscotti Break that they had on sale for $15, and did not get to check the quality of their checkout service.
Definitely one of the better beer stores for selection in all of NY state, worth a stop anytime you are driving I-84 in the Brewster area. Easy off and on.
07-05-2014 17:29:56 | More by scotorum
4.89/5 rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$
Great service as they employee people that know beer and great selection that is ever changing. Can follow beermenus / facebook to know what there tap selection is / what events are upcoming. Certainly enjoy that a lot of their selection you can buy by the bottle, and also plenty of 6/12 packs available too in their huge selection at back of the store. Their growler fills are very reasonable priced from what I have seen, wish I could stop by here more often. I like the fact that I can get 32oz to take home for the night of some excellent beers
Great place to try and buy beer. Great pizza. Great tap takeover events (actually hope they don't get any busier but I can't blame the crowd) A whole lot of great.
06-05-2014 03:29:52 | More by mmmbeerNY
DeCicco's Family Markets in Brewster, NY
100 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.