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Best places to buy (interesting) beer in mid-westchester?

i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Oct 2, 2009 06:47 PM

We're looking for some out-of-the-ordinary beer to bring to a party tomorrow night. The Stop and Shop in Ossining isn't doing it for us. Where's a good place to go? We'll be going down to Queens so anything further south on the way would work too. Thanks!

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    Elisa515 Oct 2, 2009 09:26 PM

    Whole Foods in WP has a good selection.

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      i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Oct 3, 2009 04:37 AM

      Thanks! I looked on Beer Advocate, which is a pretty neat website, and they suggested, among others, Whole Foods and DeCicco's in Ardsley. Think we'll try for one of those later. I'll report back!

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      DGresh Oct 3, 2009 05:27 AM

      Montrose Beer and Soda just north of Croton on 9A has quite a few different beers.

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        CTeater Oct 3, 2009 05:34 AM

        I will make this very easy for you -- De Cicco's in Ardsley. They will fill grwolers for you. They have an outstanding selection of beers you only read about. The prices are fair. And the staff is quite knowledgeable. What's keeping you!

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          i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Oct 3, 2009 05:45 AM

          Sounds great. I'm glad I asked because in a million years I never would have considered DeCicco's. I can't wait to see what they have!

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            CTeater Oct 4, 2009 06:15 PM

            You will not be disappointed. And they usually have a Captain Lawrence beer on tap, to purchase by the 1/4, 1/2 and full growler.

        2. Sra. Swanky Oct 3, 2009 12:11 PM

          Ice cream - if I'm not too late and you're still in upper/mid Westchester, Captain Lawrence Brewery in Pleasantville - on Castleton St. has some great stuff - plus - there's beer tastings on Saturdays!

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            domestikate Oct 3, 2009 02:25 PM

            Ditto Captain Lawrence. Great beers-

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            rich51 Oct 4, 2009 12:21 PM

            decicco in pelham also has a large selection and most are kept chilled at all times

            1. surman Oct 6, 2009 08:42 AM

              Definitely DiCicco's in Ardsley; they recently expanded the already prodigious beer section to include several taps as well as hundreds of bottled varieties. It's not uncommon to find a microbrewer there offering tastings on weekends.

              You might also check out Bavarian Bavarian Beverage Center (645 Saw Mill River Rd., Ardsley) and Leewood Beverage Center (351 Central Ave., White Plains).

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                VFresser Oct 6, 2009 12:29 PM

                I live close by Leewood -- it has a nice selection of unusual brews in the back aisle.

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                  i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Apr 24, 2010 06:14 AM

                  Just to update this-- drove by recently and Bavarian in Ardsley has closed.

                2. i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Oct 6, 2009 04:04 PM

                  Have to agree with the raves here and on Beer Advocate for DeCicco's in Ardsley. We were really excited about the selection, and I've never even seen a place with growlers before. What sealed the deal is that they had the Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence, which I've been looking for since I was in Cooperstown last fall, and it was just as great as I remembered. We also picked up some Southern Tier Brewing Company beer (IPA and "pumking"), which I never even knew existed, and I spent my college years in the Southern Tier. Selection was awesome, wish we had more time to browse. The gentleman staffing the area seemed to be full of suggestions and was manning the taps, which had a bunch of unique beers. Can't wait to return!

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                    GIOny Oct 8, 2009 07:18 PM

                    Glad to hear you found what you were looking for but I'll just throw this out there, I was looking in a local publication and saw an add for the Croton Deli and Pastry shop and they were advertising their large selection of imported beer. The address is 123 Grand Street Croton on Hudson. I can't vouch for it since I've never been there but I thought it may be worth mentioning.

                  2. i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream May 8, 2010 11:19 AM

                    I just want to add that the new Fairway has a pretty great selection of beer, both refrigerated and not!

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