In 2009, Astoria Wine and Spirits made its home in Astoria as a full-service boutique wine and spirits store. We focused on providing the best, most interesting and affordable wines to our lovely Astorian customers. But there were two questions we were asked a lot: Where can I get good cheeses nearby? and Where can I find craft beers around here? After a little research, I found that there wasn’t a full-service cheese shop in Astoria, nor was there a shop dedicated only to craft beers. In early 2010, the idea of Astoria Bier and Cheese was born.
The location hunt proved to be much harder than we anticipated. I spent the next two years searching for just the right location. Finally after looking at dozens of storefronts, my nice landlord (the nicest in Astoria) decided to give up her office space adjacent to the wine shop and Astoria Bier and Cheese officially had a place to call home. At about the same time, I met Rick White who would assist me in developing the Astoria Bier and Cheese concept. We opened our doors in October 2012, and it was off to the races! The positive response was so overwhelming that in the fall of 2013 Rick and I partnered to open Astoria Bier and Cheese-Ditmars which opened it’s doors in March of 2014.
Here at Astoria Bier and Cheese, we source the best cheeses and charcuterie from around the world, whether from importers and distributors or directly from the farms that make them. We want to source products from people who enjoy making them as much as we enjoy introducing them to our customers. At Astoria Bier and Cheese we treat our products as if they were our children. Happy or Sad are often used to assess the state the cheeses are in. Happy cows (and goats and sheep!) = happy cheeses = happy ABC = happy YOU.
What can you find at ABC? We currently sell well over 100 different cheeses, 40 different types of charcuterie, a large selection of special goods and a world-class selection of craft beer that includes literally hundreds of bottles and cans from around the world. We also have a terrific rotating draft lineup of some of the tastiest suds around that you can pair with the delicious food that we serve. We even sell growlers so you can take that newly found favorite IPA home with you…and don’t forget that we offer catering for every event.
Feel free to ask any questions–we will do our best to answer them for you. Yang, Rick and our team are all here to assist you in any way possible. We thank you for allowing us to become a part of this wonderful, growing community and are here to serve you. Thanks neighbor!