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Stores that stock Italian craft beer

Shannon Mar 24, 2011 04:49 AM

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. agarnett100 RE: Shannon Mar 24, 2011 05:51 AM

    I would call Ace Beverage to see if they stock it



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      katecm RE: Shannon Mar 24, 2011 10:26 AM

      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
        agarnett100 RE: katecm Mar 24, 2011 10:57 AM

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

        3315 Connecticut Avenue NW, DC 20008

      2. Shannon RE: Shannon Mar 25, 2011 04:41 AM

        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. Smiles2008 RE: Shannon Mar 25, 2011 08:06 AM

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


          Italian Store
          3123 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22201

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            mcattrone RE: Smiles2008 Mar 26, 2011 11:38 AM

            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
              Shannon RE: mcattrone Apr 1, 2011 01:04 PM

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

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                chicken kabob RE: Shannon Apr 2, 2011 12:34 PM

                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.

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