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Mar 24, 2011 04:49 AM

Stores that stock Italian craft beer

Hi.... I am visiting D.C. for a few days and I need to find some Italian craft beer for a tasting. I've seen some on menus at beer bars/restaurants, but this time I need to buy it to consume elsewhere.

Has anyone seen any Italian craft brews (not Moretti, and not Peroni, which is what many store clerks have suggested when I ask for these) on the shelves of any beer/wine stores around town?

I am staying in Cleveland Park if that helps.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

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  1. I would call Ace Beverage to see if they stock it



    1. Call Vace, the Italian market in Cleveland Park, and see what they have. They may have a few good options, plus they'll be convenient.

      3315 Connecticut Avenue NW, DC 20008

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      1. re: katecm

        Totally forgot about Vace they also make some good pizza as well

        3315 Connecticut Avenue NW, DC 20008

      2. Thanks for the tips. Vace does not carry any (I love that store though, go there everytime I am here) and neither does Ace but Schneider's does have a few so I'll be heading down there tomorrow....

        7601 Airpark Rd Ste A, Gaithersburg, MD 20879

        1. You could check with the Italian Store or A. Litteris...

          Italian Store
          3123 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22201

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          1. re: Smiles2008

            Legends Distributing is responsible for all the Italian Craft Beer Distribution in Maryland, DC and VA. I would call them and ask for some help - I particularly like Nuova Mattina by Birrificio Del Ducato and Dolii Raptor by Birrificio Montegioco.

            I live in Baltimore and can source a lot of Italian beers at The Wine Source in Hampden.

            Good luck

            Hampden Cafe
            4800 Hampden Ln Ste 103, Bethesda, MD 20814

            1. re: mcattrone

              thanks for the info! I love Birrificio Montegioco's Rex Grue - try it if you have not already...

              1. re: Shannon

                Have u tried Geste Wine on the corner of that same little street going to. Betesda Metro? Also, excellent pizza is sold there. It is a brand new place.