It was big news in Manhattan when markets like Whole Foods Market and Eataly installed beer taps; it meant that craft brew drinkers could fill their “growlers” at super-select grocery stores. Growlers (in case you’re not part of the craft beer cult) are half-gallon jugs that can be filled at the brewery or select stores. Their benefit is that the beer is cheaper by volume than from a six-pack (plus, by filling it yourself, it cuts all the big carbon-footprint middlemen in bottling, shipping, etc). The great news for Westchester is that we don’t have to schlepp into Manhattan to fill our jugs. DeCicco’s in Ardsley has 12 live taps devoted to cult brews.
Best Growler Fill Station (2012)
Oh, we love those DeCicco boys for turning their personal obsession into an honest-to-goodness county amenity. Their 12-keg system in Ardsley outdoes even the new Yonkers Whole Foods Market to offer just-tapped freshness and excellent, world-spanning variety. The next time that you pick up your groceries and an overpriced six-pack, smack your head and think, “I coulda got a growler.”
Best of Year: Best of Westchester 2011 Best of Westchester 2012