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

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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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  1. Whole Foods in WP has a good selection.

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    1. re: Elisa515

      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!

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

      1. 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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        1. re: CTeater

          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!

          1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

            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. 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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          1. re: Sra. Swanky

            Ditto Captain Lawrence. Great beers-

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

            1. 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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              1. re: surman

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

                1. re: surman

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

                2. 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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                  1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

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