Questions regarding Stamford CT area

Discussion in 'New England' started by Phillyz, Nov 21, 2013.

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  1. Phillyz

    Phillyz Initiate (0) May 20, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Hey all. I'll be in Stamford for thanksgiving. I was wondering what the best beer shops within a 30 minute drive are. I'm looking for NEBCO, Jackie o's and other nice brews. Also, will there be any goose island black Friday events or bourbon county released in the area? Wondering if I should just go to NYC for that. Cheers!
  2. naloxone

    naloxone Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 Connecticut

    Total Wine just off Rt15 in Norwalk has a pretty solid bottle selection. If you can punch out to 35-40min, you can get to the NEB brewery, it's within spitting distance of Rt15 as well. Be sure to check their facebook or call to verify they will be open, I don't know what they are doing for holiday hours.
  3. garylite

    garylite Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2010 Connecticut

    Bev Max in Stamford has good selection. If you want some G Not I could trade you. PM me if you want.
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  4. audioserf

    audioserf Aspirant (253) Sep 3, 2010 Connecticut

    In addition to Total Wines in Norwalk and BevMax (both in Stamford and in Norwalk), I recall seeing a TON of BCBS at Stew Leonard's Wine + Liquor (Norwalk) last year. It's like nobody thought to look there for it, so it just sat. It was awesome.

    Also, 99 Bottles in Norwalk (off exit 14, in South Norwalk, not hard to find) is a small shop that gets some nice goodies on a regular basis, worth checking in there if you have the time.
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  5. AaronF

    AaronF Initiate (182) Jun 23, 2012 Connecticut
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    Looks like DeCiccos in Armonk is doing a Black Friday Bourbon County event. It's about 30 mins from Stamford if not a little less.
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  6. Phillyz

    Phillyz Initiate (0) May 20, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Where did you see this?
  7. AaronF

    AaronF Initiate (182) Jun 23, 2012 Connecticut
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    EDNOSE Aspirant (233) Oct 27, 2007 Connecticut

    I would also visit Coalhouse Pizza one lunch or dinner. Excellent pizza (and other stuff) as well as 52 beers on tap all but 2 or 3 of which will be micros / good imports.

    +1 to DeCiccos with or without the event ...

    Could see what Half Full's hours are (they are a micro in Stamford). Beer is ok, sometimes good, definitely not worth searching out.

    +1 to NEBCO if you feel like driving. I drove there in 45 minutes on Monday from Stamford midday.
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  9. sandman3479

    sandman3479 Devotee (410) Dec 8, 2006 Connecticut
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    No Jackie O's in CT
  10. Phillyz

    Phillyz Initiate (0) May 20, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    I love that pizza joint!
  11. beace

    beace Initiate (96) Jan 18, 2007 Ohio

    only OH
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  12. unclejazz

    unclejazz Defender (612) Oct 24, 2011 New York
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    Hope you enjoy the holiday, if you can make it to NEBCO before Thursday I strongly urge you to pick up a few growlers for the meal. Gandhi and SeaHag go great with Turkey. Deciccos is a great spot Armonk or Brewster are good bets. The events at Brewster tend to be the biggest events(tap takeovers) and might be worth the slightly longer drive.
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  13. Phillyz

    Phillyz Initiate (0) May 20, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Thank you uncle!
  14. TRFD803

    TRFD803 Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2012 Connecticut

    Fairway Wines in Stamford has some good beers, last year the BCBS and variants sat there for a while. Coalhouse is fantastic for food and beers and the Half Full Brewery in Stamford is always fun. Total Wine, Stews and 99 Bottles in Norwalk are also great shops.
  15. CharlatanSin

    CharlatanSin Zealot (513) May 28, 2009 Connecticut
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    Yeah, I was going to ask if I'd missed something monumental.
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  16. Bizoneill

    Bizoneill Aspirant (277) Apr 19, 2012 Connecticut
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    Port Chester Beer right over the CT border is also another nice honey hole for the beer geek.
  17. evilpumpkinbomb

    evilpumpkinbomb Initiate (0) Mar 11, 2011 Connecticut

    If you're up for the drive try Ancona's in Ridgefield. About 20 minutes from Norwalk and has a great walk in cooler
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