Yesterday, I drove down to Ithaca New York to hit Finger Lake Beverages and hit it hard with all that good sponsorship funding the good people to the left forwarded recently. I hope that the direct relationship between that and this makes sense. Anyway, I fought through the lake effect to get this done and in the end was gone from about 8:30 am to 7:15 pm including lunch with our correspondent Gary. And as ever the staff and prices and handling at FLB were top-notch.
It was highly successful with $77.00 paid in GST, PST, excise and LCBO mark-up, many a good snag for future posts here and some duplicates for Christmas merriment. A real bonus was picking up the latest issue of Great Lakes Brewing News as I have an article in it about quirks of Canadian regulation of micro-brewing, my first papery beer article.