It has been brutal recently. Having little kids around can really trip up your plans to get some fine beer shopping in while traveling to foreign countries. It's hard on me not to have a foolish amount of corked bottles in the stash. You know how it is. Fortunately, the stars have aligned and we are hitting Ithaca soon. It's not like I get to go too nutty when we hit the road on this sort of thing. The nuttiest time will likely be had on a crazy carpet as opposed to a bar stool. Just imagine the tobogganing around Ithaca. Also fortunately, Lew finished 2009 with a five part series on Ithaca in which he drops a few hints and gives a new perspective to one of my favorite places to go for a weekend. So in addition to a trip to Finger Lake Beverages to load up, I may also find a way to stop at the Ithaca Ale House or even find a bottle of Ithaca Beer Co's Double Honey Bitter, Alphalpha.
But have you any hints? What should I be looking for on a north-east US beer run this mid-winter?