Remember that Big M Mart in Potsdam New York that I helped stock better beer? Well, that is over in St. Lawrence County, down stream from us here in central Easlakia near where the big lake meets the big river. Click on the map. It will make more sense. Other near neighbours have good supply, too. Oswego County to the south has C's Farm Market so they hold their own in fine style. But Jefferson County and its county seat Watertown an hour from here down I-81 have historically been less well served and I have never understood why - especially given the economic powerhouse that is Fort Drum.
So, it was much joy that I got a heads up in some meetings I was in today that there was a Big M in Watertown and that it was showing the same signs of beery life that have noticed taking off in Potsdam. Nothing as big in range as can be found to the north east but Ommegang for $6.49, Arrogant Bastard for $4.99 and plenty of craft beer sixes. Think I am going to send Rick who runs the Potsdam store an email and recommend he passes on my advice and contacts. If he's making a better buck why not help your cousin in the next county to do the same. By the way, Rick announced on Facebook that his new growler taps should be in place before New Year's Eve. It's all working out.