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The best selection in stores of microbrewery beers

scharffenberger Oct 3, 2009 06:50 AM

Where is the best selection and prices?

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  1. LJNew RE: scharffenberger Oct 3, 2009 08:50 AM

    Where are you located? (Tri-state covers a large territory)

    In Mid Hudson Valley - Half Time in Poughkeepsie has by far best selection, their prices are OK.
    In Albany, Oliver's on Colvin Ave has very good selection and somewhat better prices.

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    1. re: LJNew
      scharffenberger RE: LJNew Dec 30, 2009 05:17 AM

      I am located in Southern Westchester County. I have discovered that Stop and Shop carries some, but not every store carries the same brands, as well as Whole Foods.

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      Solstice444 RE: scharffenberger Oct 5, 2009 03:32 AM

      Half Time is excellent! They not only have a great selection of microbrewery beers in bottles, but they also have about 10 beers on tap at any given time, from microbreweries mainly in the U.S. and sometimes also one or two overseas breweries.

      1. i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream RE: scharffenberger Dec 30, 2009 06:21 AM

        DeCicco's in Ardsley has an amazing array of beer!

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          i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream RE: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Dec 30, 2009 06:22 AM

          Also see this recent thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/656669

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            randomdude RE: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Jan 5, 2010 09:54 AM

            I second DeCicco's. The beer staff is very knowledgeable. I spent about a half hour talking about beer. And they fill growlers.

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              rieslinglover RE: randomdude Jan 8, 2010 10:31 AM


              I live in Pelham and have the Pelham & Chester Heights DeCicco's equidistant from my house. Which one are you referring to? I'm pretty sure neither of the ones I named fill growlers. Nonetheless, the Pelham store has a GREAT selection.

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                i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream RE: rieslinglover Jan 8, 2010 12:19 PM

                Ardsley!!! Who'd've thunk it-- but it's really amazing!

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                  randomdude RE: rieslinglover Jan 10, 2010 09:56 AM

                  DeCicco's in Ardsley.

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              LorenV RE: scharffenberger Jan 6, 2010 08:29 AM

              Don't overlook Port Chester Beer Distro. on Main St. up the road from the Tarry Lodge. Pretty amazing selection for a hole in the wall. No growler fills though...yet.

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                FreeWally RE: scharffenberger Jan 7, 2010 12:44 PM

                In Jersey City they just opened the State's largest liquor store. It is a BUY Rite located
                next to the Holland Tunnel. It has more beers than you can imagine.

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                  roro1831 RE: FreeWally Jan 8, 2010 11:24 AM

                  I was in there on NYE and I was quite impressed with the beer selection. Spoke to the beer purchaser there for a good bit to see if he could get a certain beer in for me from the Lagunitas Brewery in CA. They had a couple of varieties but not the one I have been searching for.

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                    scharffenberger RE: roro1831 Feb 10, 2010 09:29 PM

                    Thanks for all the new comments, I cant wait to explore DeCiccos!

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                  bob gaj RE: scharffenberger Feb 11, 2010 03:50 AM

                  i haven't found a better selection of beers in the northeast than at half time.

                  they have "more than 1800 beers" "more than 500 microbrews" "100 styles from 40 countries".

                  and you can buy bottles individually or by the 4/6 pack.

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                    surman RE: bob gaj Feb 12, 2010 01:57 PM

                    And where might this be?

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                      bob gaj RE: surman Feb 12, 2010 02:34 PM

                      sorry, route 9 in poughkeepsie, a couple miles south of the mid hudson bridge.

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