Did I mention I love crossing the border? Have I ever mentioned that. I know I go on and on about somethings but I am sure I have never mentioned crossing the border. Things noted today include:
- • The Brazilian overlords who now rule 98% of the global beer market have set up displays of "Keith's Nova Scotian Lager" in NNY grocery stores. I could not be bothered to take a photo even though the land up my upbringing spits at this latest insult to a long insulted brand.
- • The Big M in Potsdam is now the Potsdam IGA and continues to sell great beer at great prices. Grabbed the last two of these gems re-establishing that $10.99 plus 27% duty is a good ceiling for the price of a 750 ml bottle of beer.
- • Worked a bit on the concept of a beer and food event for a very good cause. I am thinking about the Chef making fantastic pairings and I will just be abusive about the concept of pairings from a stage as I stand in a white spotlight in a black unitard. Performance art.
- • Last of all, there is a new beer store on highway 11 just west of the Watertown, Jefferson Co., city limits. Called Bear World... for unclear reasons. A good selection for a new store and - best of all - every single bottle of the good beer is kept in a walk in cooler. Prices a notch higher than at Potsdam but these things level out.
A useful day. The advance of beer as a norm found in grocery stores at affordable prices goes on. Little chance that Keith's will fool anyone in this form. Maybe the grand old man will be given a rest even if not a dignified end.