DeCicco's

BA SCORE
99
world-class

74 Ratings
DeCicco'sDeCicco's
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(845) 278-0836 | map
deciccoandsons.com

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-29-2010

PLACE STATS
Score:
99
Ratings:
74
Reviews:
31
Avg:
4.54
pDev:
4.19%
 
 
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Photo of potownbill
3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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.

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Photo of Sammy
3.87/5  rDev -14.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

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4/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.08/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

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Photo of happyreefer
4.12/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Jlabs
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Bierman9
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%
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 Uconnelmo
4.26/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of xtonytx
4.3/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Billolick
4.3/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

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Photo of gfabeer
4.31/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 2.5

Photo of SenatorSpaceman
4.33/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of OatmattStout
4.35/5  rDev -4.2%

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.

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Photo of xanok
4.41/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

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Photo of scotorum
4.41/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

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Photo of Adrianized
4.44/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Photo of jeffress
4.44/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Photo of zoolzoo
4.45/5  rDev -2%
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.

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Photo of BrianJ48
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
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)

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of KornWallace
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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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Photo of ColdOne
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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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DeCicco's in Brewster, NY
4.54 out of 5 based on 74 ratings.
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