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DeCicco's

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

31 Reviews
DeCicco'sDeCicco's
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Store

50 Independent Way
Brewster, New York, 10509-2360
United States

(845) 278-0836 | map
www.deciccoandsons.com

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-29-2010

PLACE STATS
Place Score:
98
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
72
Avg:
4.53
pDev:
4.19%
 
 
Taps:
12
Bottles/Cans:
725
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 31 | Ratings: 72
Reviews by tobelerone:
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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Photo of happyreefer
4.12/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Duffman79
4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

So, this place is actually a grocery store. They have an amazing selection of beers in the back of the store with about 40 cooler doors filled with great craft brews. The real secret of DeCicco's is the tap room located in the front of the store. They have a world-class tap list including Hill Farmstead and other legendary breweries. The bottle selection IN the tap room is where they carry the jems. Their prices are a little high ($13.99 for a 12oz Barrel Aged Bomb! and $32.99 for Barrel Aged Eclipse). But this place is not to be missed. I have unloaded close to $1,000 since I found this place two months ago.

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Photo of Rosso11
5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This is DeCicco's largest store and it shows! The entire back of the store is beer. They have 50 doors of cold beer along with about 30 feet of room temperature Belgium beers. This is the store that never lets me down when I am looking for something unique. The staff is great with Vinny, Andrew and Greg. They have a large craft beer bar in front with always a great selection. About every other week they have breweries that come in to do beer events. I've had the pleasure of meeting so many brewers here over the year it really makes it special. This is the best of the best!

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Photo of xtonytx
4.3/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of booradley63
4.61/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of hoppymcgee
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

V: Well-lit; relatively easy to navigate; friendly staff.

Q: They offer top-notch beers here.

S: They have a huge beer section and a bar area (where you can also fill growlers).

S: The selection is second to none.

F: The bar area does not offer food unfortunately, but the food in the store is good quality.

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Photo of Tbone2131
4.88/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
3.87/5  rDev -14.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of psweendogg
4.68/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of SenatorSpaceman
4.33/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of gfabeer
4.31/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 2.5

Photo of BeerTwigs
4.8/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of mikefury77
5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of MichaelLamb
4.66/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of rdilauro
4.74/5  rDev +4.6%
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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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of grahuba
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of KornWallace
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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