Friday, July 2, 2010
God Bless America
In celebration of the Fourth of July, the local Carrefour is once again promoting an odd selection of American products. In addition to buying a couple of boxes of Banana Nut Crunch and Trail Mix Crunch cereals, I picked up four bottles of Saranac craft beer, put out by the Matt Brewing Company of Utica, NY http://www.saranac.com/ - an Adirondack Lager, a Black Forest black beer, a Pale Ale and a Pomegranate Wheat. Combined with the beers I bought last night at a 7-Eleven (see previous entry http://kaminoge.livejournal.com/157439.html), it's going to a craft beer fest 地ビール祭り at the Kaminoge household for the next week!
Last year at this time Carrefour had a selection of microbrews put out the North Coast Brewing Company of Fort Bragg, CA http://www.northcoastbrewing.com/. One year on, there are still bottles on the shelves. This means I'll probably be able to enjoy the Saranacs for some time to come. Let the Taike 台客 and their Western wannabes keep their Taiwan Beer 台湾ビール - their loss is my gain!