Stopped by on our way to Captain Lawrence today and was surprised to find this top rated spot in a far back corner of an upscale suburban market. But jeez, well worth the small detour. They have a different selection from what you normally see in the city. There are more rarities and better representation from notable breweries. The "beer guy" was present and was obviously a beer lover. Go prepared to spend a lot even though the prices are pretty good. It will be very easy with their choices.
Supermarket feel in suburban New York. Beer in the back, groceries everywhere else, cheese stand right there. Awesome selection, on tap locals plus bottles from all over, some secrets still tucked way near the back of a shelf, turnover isn’t the fastest. Help from the beer guy,very fair prices on some stuff (Belgian standards), prices higher on others. Will stop here whenever in the area.
This is a supermarket, complete w/ deli, bakery, grocery and a ’beer section’ that has several draft options which they will fill in 32oz and 64oz gorwlers. They do not counter-pressure fill. You can not sample the beers.
The ’value’ would be higher if they would have the same prices at this location as they do at the Pelham location of DeCicco’s (where there is a much smaller selection and no growler fill option).
They have most everything that becomes available in the area.
Had my second visit to De Cicco’s yesterday to pick up some Sixpoint and Narragansett cans while we’re up in the area. The first thing I went to was the growler station. I’d gotten a few of these in trades in the past, but never actually seen the selection myself. There were a few different beers from Captain Lawrence as well as an interesting hoppy beer from Sixpoint.
The setup is pretty nice, with a guy sitting behind the counter ready to fill growlers. He was extremely fast filling the growler and while I didn’t have any questions about their beers available for growler fills or anything else in the shop, I get the feeling that I would have had available help if that were the case.
Selection was pretty nice. If it weren’t for the growler station, I’d have this at more of a 4.0, but having that number of available (and often relatively obscure) beers right there for either 32oz or 64oz growler fills was very, very nice. Other than that, pretty good import selection with a nice selection of Belgian stuff. Quite a few available lambics and gueuzes, which is always a plus.
Overall, definitely a place that I will frequent whenever I am up in the area.
Tons of bottles (the biggest selection in NY actually), a few taps (which are all properly and regularly maintained) and tons of cheese, with many varieties available to sample. The dude who orders the beer is a certified beer geek. He knows whats up, and that’s why every ipa in the store is ordered as fresh as possible and are always refrigerated. Also, all the beers are tucked away in the back of the market so no sunlight will ever strike these bottles. The shitty macro lagers are not on display as are the rarities and micros. You can buy growlers and sample everything on tap. Be warned, you’ll spend a lot of money here.
Chalsk (41) North Caldwell, New Jersey | October 18, 2010
A great spot in Westchester County. Stopped by to grab some Cigar City. Lucked out and found some 2010 Bigfoot left over and some Alesmith Speedway stout. Its a grocery store that has a suprising strong selection.
One of the best places to buy beer I have ever seen. Beautiful supermarket, akin to Whole Foods but nicer. Awesome selection. They pack a lot into what seems like a small space. Lots of hard to find stuff. Prices were reasonable, on par or maybe a little lower than many other places. Some items were overpriced, though. The growler station is excellent, about 10 taps, nice and clean, like the rest of the store. Good place to get something to eat also. I wish Iived nearer to this place.
Flat out rocks. You have zero excuse to skip out on this place if you’re anywhere nearby. Selection of great locals and hard to find domestic and imported craft stuff, check. Growler fills of great brews with free samples, check. A bounty of outstanding quality shelved and prepared foods of all types, check. But above all is the service and attention paid to their customers. Chris and Joe were both very hospitable and gracious in every way. These guys went way above and beyond to exceed my ( and my boys who were there) expectations and they have earned a loyal customer for a long time. Hats off to the DeCicco family for this gem. And by the way, the prices on most things are very competitive. I have full confidence that I’m getting value for my dollar at this benchmark of a beer store. These guys should train others on the craft.
Stopped in here on the way to NJ after a release at Captain Lawrence. Interestingly, the first thing I saw when I walked in was the CL Birra DeCicco. First impression is that this is like a smaller Whole Foods, complete with the hot food bar. Made my way to what looked like a small area full of beer, but man was it full. They cram more variety into that area than some stores do in their whole space. 8 things on tap, including some one-off locals. Prices seem a touch high, but there’s a lot of stuff here that can’t be found very easily. The fact that there was a blue cheese tasting while I was there? Excellent. Out of the way for my normal travels, but next time I go CL to NJ, I’ll probably stop in again.
A beer lovers Utopia! This place has a great selection of brew! The best in the area! The store was a little tricky to find but my beergut led the way! Great food selection also. Lots of Cheese! And they will sell you a growler of Captain Lawrence Imperial if you need that fix and it’s not Friday or Saturday. Friendly service and the prices are not that bad. My new party supply outlet! Bewwwwwp!