Beer Quotes & Wisdom

You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline-it

helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear

weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. -- Frank Zappa

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Beer Gem

Let me take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Erik Markov, and my first club meeting was in September. I've talked to some of you but probably haven't met everyone yet. Larry invited me to attend because I enjoy good beer, despite the fact that I don't actually brew beer. -1 for not brewing, but I'm a photojournalist for the Kokomo Tribune and know how to take creative photos of beer, so I figure that's a plus +2.

I thought I would let everyone know about the little beer gem I found today, in Rossville of all places. Rossville is located about 15 miles east of Lafayette on State Road 26. I was on my way back from spending Thanksgiving in Chicago (after already buying more beer than I need right now) and saw a sign outside the small liquor store in Rossville, stating the store had 50 beers available and the beer sale was still going on. Whaaa? After making a quick U-turn I pulled into the lot.

The store is on the west side of Rossville in a little strip mall with an IGA grocery store and a hardware store. There was a nice display of 12 packs of Christmas/winter beers near the cash register. Saranac, Brooklyn, Harpoon, fairly impressive for a small store. Towards the back there are two coolers that hold single bottles for sale. Singles. Amazing.

Don't know what the prices were exactly, probably $1.75-$2 I would guess. They might have had 50 beers total I guess, I think that might be an overestimate some. And some of those beers were Bud, Bud Light, Shock Top etc. So after eliminating those of course, they still had a nice selection. Three Floyd's Gumballhead, Upland's Rad Red, Bell's Christmas Ale, a couple from Barley Island, some Magic Hat.

The beer on sale was a cooler with bottles on ice. Some Shock Top, Pacifico, Bud, Sam Adams Octoberfest. Nothing too exciting there, but that could change with time, who knows?

I ended up buying a Bell's Christmas Ale and a Barley Island Brass Knuckles Oatmeal Stout. It's been a while since I had the Christmas Ale and the Brass Knuckles was a new one for me.

Anyway, just thought I would let everyone about this little diamond in the rough. Not the selection of Indy stores, and if you were in Lafayette I think there are a couple stores that have decent selections of singles. But for anyone who remembers at the last minute they need a couple singles of some interesting beers for dinner maybe, this is a convenient spot to check out. And I don't think the beers will sit very long. Many of the offerings are the breweries typical beers they make, but there are several seasonal selections, such as the Christmas Ale. Should turn over fairly regularly I think.

1 comment:

  1. Nice read, good post! This is good to know as my daughter lives in Lafayette and I travel through Rossville when I visit her and her husband. I get thirsty sometimes on the way over there!


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