I got the news on Facebook:
Growlers are ordered, kegs are coming in, 3 tap system is almost finished. Should be filling 32 and 64 oz growlers by next week. A few of our first drafts will be Dogfish Chicory Stout, Grimbergen Double, and Great Divide Fresh Hop.
That is the news from the Big M in Potsdam NY. You'll recall I visited there in late October and again in December. I have fallen in love with the place - and the idea of the place especially. But who wouldn't? The very idea that you can go to your local grocery store to buy a growler at that same grocery store is an unbelievable freedom to a Canadian. Me, I have a growler before me, a jug of Church-Key House Red. It's malty lovely that sort of almond-y cherry thing, black tea hopping barely imposing on the cloy, sticky sweetness and full of joy. But I have to drive a hour and an half to buy it at the brewery. We are not allowed such things being distributed locally around here. Because we live in Ontario. Not so in Potsdam, soon. You'll be going to the Big M if you are near Potsdam... or your nearest place where you live I suppose. Enjoy that freedom, please.
And while you are there, there in Potsdam, if the season is right and the hour is right, too, you'll have a chance to have BBQ from their own smoker trailer that is parked in the lot. That's it above. To review: growlers + home made BBQ = freedom. I like that math. I wonder if they do minor beer writer celebrity beer and BBQ weekend? I'll sign anything from a cast to a six pack to get in on that sort of Saturday afternoon.
Update: we now have the evidence as growlers have been filled since last Friday, the 21st: