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DeCicco's

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DeCicco'sDeCicco's
BA SCORE
100
world-class

57 Ratings
Ratings: 57
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.69
pDev: 6.4%
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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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-29-2010)
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Photo of potownbill
3.75/5  rDev -20%

DeCicco's is a very nice, upscale semi-supermarket located next to the Kohl's in the Kohl's/Home Depot Shopping area right off Rt 84 in Brewster. The refrigerated beer case is in the back right of the store, and contains a lot of Micro six's. It did not look like you can break up the 6 packs. There were also a good amount of Bombers in the case, consisting of Belgians, Local micros (Cap't Lawrence, etc) and more famous micros. There is a shelf further back to the right that holds some treasures. Mikkeller, Nogne, British Ales, and a few I haven't seen in NY before: Baird's (Japanese brewery), Cigar City (2 varieties), and a few Belgians. Selection is excellent. As it is a supermarket, there wasn't any beer knowledgeable staff around, but the regular staff is very friendly. Definately worth a trip.

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.08/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

I'm a huge supporter of Decicco's and I think Chris and his brother run a fantastic operation wherever they decide to spring up. Stopped in at this latest Decicco's outlet for their Founders night.

The first thing that hits me about Decicco's Brewster is the sheer size of the operation. A gigantic place that has its own beer bar in the middle of a supermarket. A very innovative and obviously successful idea. Really spacious place that just left me with a comfortable feeling. It helps that the brothers know their beer too.

Beer is served at the correct temperature and in the proper glassware. Extra points for the outstanding cleanliness of the place and the way it's laid out as well as the refridgeration of almost all of their bottle offerings.

Service was average. The bar was packed when I got there but there were 4 people working the area and I always got served promptly and they took care of everyone very quickly. Impressive.

Selection is really nice. Decicco's gets some of the rarest kegs in New York and in order to promote the Brewster branch, they send a lot of their rare kegs here. The beer selection is also really good. Lies somewhere between the Ardsley branch and the Pelham branch. Struck me as heavy towards the imports for some reason though... not that I'm complaining.

Food was average. I got the hot dogs which weren't very good, and the pulled pork sandwich which was very good.

Prices are pretty standard for Decicco's as is expected since this is a chain. $9 for a Canadian Breakfast Stout is pricey but its hard to put a price on a "almost tap only" rare offering.

Overall, this is quickly becoming the crown jewel of the Decicco's chains. Its an enormous place and the fact that they have a beer bar in the establishment gives it a leg up on its counterparts. The selection is not quite there yet but that's only really compared to the Ardsley branch which is the best in the state in my opinion.

Well worth a visit and I'm glad I made the hour drive out to this one.

Photo of Jlabs
4.25/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Bierman9
4.25/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Visited here twice; first on 25AUG11 on my way to the Greenwood Lake Airshow, and again on my return on 26AUG11.

The front is your typical, big-ass, mega-grocery store. Entering, I proceeded to the far back, right corner (having read previous reviews) to find the bier area. The back, right aisle is THE place. The left side of the aisle has a huge cooler with loads and loads of biers from here and 'yon. The back right of the aisle has shelves with warm stuff, and there are more coolers along the back of the building. There is an extremely healthy selection of biers, from Belgium, Germany, England, as well as local offerings plus your typical US microbrews. Prices were decent, all in all. I bought 6 bottles of bier, 1x 750ml, 4x 500ml, and 1x 330ml, for a total of $38 (incl. tax/dep). Not bad at all... But, there's more! Head to the front and pay, then proceed to your right for your very own in-store bar! Woo-hoo!! The bar is along the back wall, with about 10 seats there. In front are 8-10 tables to sit and 'lax. There was no music playing, but two large, hi-def TVs hang from the walls for your entertainment pleasure. There's a cool, tin-type ceiling, though it, oddly, depicts vines and grapes. The furniture is polished, light-colored wood, and the walls have a number of great, old-style metal bier placards. They have 3 towers of 4 taps each; do the math. Upon my first visit they were all taken by Harpoon brews, as there was a 'Poon fest the night before. On visit two there was some Ithaca stuff, Capt. Lawrence, Sixpoint, and.. and... who knows... Good stuff, though. Prices were decent, from $5 for 14oz to $7 for 10-12oz of higher ABV stuff. My 'tender, Andrew (mentioned prominently in previous reviews) was there to handle my bier needs, from answering Qs to dishing out samples of new offerings. They also have a fine selection of vintage biers, like Thomas Hardy or aged Bigfoot. I grabbed a dish of food from the hot-bar, paid up in the grocery store, then chowed in the bar with a bier. Nice set up!!! I'd definitely stop by again when in the area. Zum Wohl!!

4.25 rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

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Photo of Billolick
4.3/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Being a big fan and frequent visitor to the Ardsley DeCiccos location, it was a no brainer to do a slight detour and check this location out on a recent trip to Massachusetts. It's just a few minutes off of Rt. 84, up a hill in a typical big box shopping mall.

Large store, tons of quality cheese, meats, fish, veggies, everything you would expect. Think almost Whole Foods through an Italian, gourmet lense.

O.K. but you want to know about the BEER...it's to the rear, right corner. First in a huge cooler and then more on shelving further back and along the right wall. Extensive selection of bombers, sixers, locals (Captain Lawrence, of course), regionals and national good stuff. Plus Belgians, Brit, German imports. They basically have all the quality beer that's available in the area. You will find plenty of options and combined with the quality and plentiful food available, this is a very worthy stop for beer focused foodies.

Taps and growler fills are said to be in future plans.

Photo of OatmattStout
4.35/5  rDev -7.2%

brand new big super market with high ceilings.

it has a huge 40 foot (approx) wall of glass door coolers full of beer. also a un-refrigerated bomber and single shelf that is about 15 long.

selection is great and coming from CT they had a number of brews like troegs, bear republic, green flash, full sail to name a few that i can't get in CT. Although they didn't have great lakes or cigar city which i often travel to ny for. Ardsley Dicicco had both as I recall and may be a matter of time or availability.

It is by far the best beer selection in Brewster wide area. I stopped by a few beer/soda stores locally and all felt a bit run down and dirty.

the only place to go in the area imho.

Photo of xanok
4.41/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Went here while I was in the area.

Store has a very large selection. They also have a sweet bar area where you can drink and have growlers filled while your wife shops. Off the top of my head, I know ST Mokah was on tap. Don't recall the others as I was in there for bottles, not for a pint.

The aisle was huge and full of stuff I don't see regularly, as I live in MA. A large refridgerated section as well. Quite a few gems. Cantillon, Bruery 2010 Coton, GI Big John and Nighstalker come to mind. Good selection of Cigar City as well, which is where the problem arose.

My CC Jai Alai was far past its prime, despite being in the fridge. No bottle date, and word from CC is that they've been bottle dating that beer for at least 3 months. Alas, I don't live in the area, and I can't return it. Waste of $12.99. I ended up with a Cantillon Classic Gueuze, and the gf bought a few singles.

Prices overall seemed reasonable. From the stuff I knew, it was priced similarly to MA. Service overall was very good. Too bad when I think of this store, I'm going to think of the one lousy sixer of Jai Alai I bought, and will be hesitant to buy any other non-dated IPA there.

Edit: Two months later, I've received a fresh sixer of jai-alai after courtesy of Drew, who works there, He went out of his way to mail me a package that included not only the Jai-Alai, but a Captain Lawrence/Decicco's collaboration beer.

This may not change the fact that you may get an old sixer of IPA there, but that's true for a lot of places. But this shows their clearly doing their best not to let it happen.

Photo of scotorum
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.

Photo of Adrianized
4.44/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

I travel here once a week from across the line in Danbury, CT, which is a 15 minute ride. You can munch on all the free cheese samples while you pick through the huge beer selection, which seems just as large (if not larger) than the one in Ardsley. Awesome selection of micro and craft beer, freindly staff, and a nice place to do some grocery shopping as well (although the groceries are expensive when compared to say, Stop N Shop). Expect to see Troegs, Goose Island, The Bruery, Cigar City, Founders, Bear Republic, lots of Mikkeller, and a nice Belgian and English selection. There's a growler filling/wine bar/appetizer station opening any day now as well.

Photo of jeffress
4.44/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Vinnie who was behind the bar on the day of my visit was excellent. Knowledgeable about beer and enthusiastic as well. The selection is limited to 11 or 12 but all excellent choices across a variety of styles. They rinse the glasses before pouring and there are two Filling Stations for growlers that provide a Co2 environ during the pour making the beer "shelf stable" for a few months. All beers on tap are available by quarts or half gallons. Additionally the beer selection in the adjoining store is enough to make one spend a paycheck. Maine Brewing Company Peeper and Lunch, Great Divide (no longer available in CT), and many many more hard to find beers make this a destination.

Photo of zoolzoo
4.45/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This place is a grocery store / market with a shit load of great beer. The selection is truly excellent (there may or may not be Cantillon selections hoarded in back, shhhh), the staff who are involved with beer are friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive.

DeCicco's has a beer bar and growler fill station right inside. The bar includes tables and bar seating. The tap selections are top notch, and there is a bottle list which includes some vintages as well. Today I had a Cigar City Maduro Oatmeal Brown, conveniently after doing some grocery shopping. Fresh food can be purchased in the market and brought into the bar.

Photo of BrianJ48
4.5/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

First try. Bartender (Andrew) knowlegeable and extremely helpful. Well worth a visit. An unusual venue, but a great experience. Excellent selection, rotating beers on a regular basis. Flights available.

This is the first bar I've ever heard of in a supermarket. It works. Growlers both 32 oz. and 64 oz. available at very reasonable prices.

You can purchase food in market and bring into bar. Relaxed atmosphere. Staff is attentive, but not intrusive.

Stop in market for excellent selection of craft beer. (80% of shelf space is devoted to craft beer)

Photo of Mikexw
4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of tobelerone
4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of KornWallace
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.

Photo of ColdOne
4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
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%

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4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Hautacam
4.53/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I've visited twice since the opening to buy beer.
I live in CT, so there's always some great beers that I can buy there: Cigar City,Troegs,Founders,Pretty Things,Goose Island and others. Lot of the high end Italians and a really nice selection of Belgians. I always buy more beer than I think I will.

Also, the store itself is awesome. The cheese, salumi, olive selection blows me away....lots of good prepared meals, and my main source for farro at a reasonable price. Quality produce....Ok, I'm off topic...beer, right ?

Last night, we also stopped into the new bar for beers and a growler. We were able to grab some food from the store and bring it into the bar to have with our beer. Nice lineup for glasses and growlers. A few from our visit: Gnommegang, My Antonia, Sixpoint Sweet, Bigfoot, Espresso-Oak Yeti... and others.
Really nice space... prices on glasses and growlers were about right for the area. Wine is also available by the glass and there are some food options, beside what you bring in...cheese plates, duck...will have to try something next visit. Nice glassware used for each selection. Wide screen TV's on either wall. You could easily settle in and spend some time here.

Growlers are filled with a counter pressure filler. Also besides the normal 64 oz. , you can get all beers in a 32oz swingtop. Nice option !

Andrew, behind the bar, has a lot beer knowledge,a real passion for beer; and he treated us really well. He made helpful suggestions and talked with us about upcoming events and plans for the bar area...all of which sounded good....and beer in general. It makes a big difference for a place to have good, beer-smart people to run a place that beer geeks will flock too.

I am really happy that it's only a 35 minute drive from where I am and plan on making frequent trips to DeCicco's.

Photo of 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.

Photo of HUXC
4.7/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

When they were building this place I thought it was going to be just another gourmet market. I must confess for a long time after they opened I hadn't gone in and still took it for a high end grocery store. My parents told me that they had one of the largest selections of beer in the county. Being skeptical about what I had heard I went to the store with a friend not expecting too much. When I got into the store I have to say I was impressed with how it was set up. Along the outer walls they have a little village theme set up with all the bells and whistles of a fully functioning marketplace. Now, on to the beer. I have to say I was very impressed with the large array of beers to choose from. I must have spent about 45 minutes going through their spectacular selection. A few months later I returned to DeCicco's to find that they had recently opened a fully functioning bar in the store. I met up with a fellow Beer Advocater who I also went to high school with who happened to be the bar tender there. He explained to me that soon DeCicco's might be selling beer making supplies which I got very excited about. The taps at the bar are rotating every week with excellent craft beers. They also have growlers available to fill up upon request. Needless to say I will definitely be recommending and returning to DeCicco's often.

Photo of drewd0g
4.7/5  rDev +0.2%

The newest edition to the DeCicco's Marketplace family. Real happy with this one because it's a lot closer than the Ardsley Location (which is awesome too). Brewster did not disappoint at all. Theres a really big cooler full of all sorts of beers and a big shelf full of some really special stuff. Locals like Southern Tier, Captain Lawrence, Brooklyn, just to name a few. As well as Cigar City, Troegs, Cantillon, Boon, Nogne O, Mikkeller, Avery, and a whole lot more. Really awesome selection and the employees are very helpful. They are constructing a Bar area that, to my knowledge, will have Multiple taps for Growler fills with a counter pressure filler, as well as a licence to serve beer on location. Food Shopping + Pints = Good Idea. The product in these stores is excellent quality. The cheese selection is very good, as well as every other aspect of this store. Loaded with locally sourced products and the best of the best in almost every section. Really worth checking out.

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DeCicco's in Brewster, NY
100 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.