Tonight: Rogue Dead Guy Ale
Here you can usually find better beers at specialty shops or at a good bar that has a wide selection. I also have had luck in finding little shops, groceries or even conveinence stores that carry anything from a huge microbrew/specialty section to a dozen or so very good beers.
When I lived in Columbus Ohio I had a small place called Dairy Family that looked like a total dump right down the street. It was a shop ran by an indian family. When I first moved there I never thought to get anything but cigarettes there. One day I was wandering through the store and I looked at the large beer cooler and realized that they had well over 100 microbrews of very high quality, some of such small production numbers that they came in unmarked white 6-pack carrying cases with hand pasted labels. They had the full selection of Bells (kalamazoo brewing company), Rogue, and even Unibrou. They also had a selection of around 75 imports of high quality. I could get Corsendonk or Chimay, even some Lindemans Lambic. I became VERY good friends with those people very quickly.
Now that I live in a small town where the cows outnumber the people I have found that my local independent grocery has a selection of about 30 high quality microbrews and another 20 imports of good quality. I found beers that I would never expect to see in such a small town. I guess I've just been lucky.
Edited by Matsusaka Ushi, 28 April 2005 - 02:28 PM.