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May 28, 2012


Isn't Whole Foods pretty SWPL?

It's sort of an indirect house brand. A California company known as Winery Exchange contracts with Genesee to brew Copper Bell, and Winery Exchange then distributes the beer exclusively through Whole Foods.

According to a news report I found online, Winery Exchange will be changing Copper Bell's name later this year, to settle a trademark lawsuit with a Michigan brewery named Bell's.

If you want to me more SWPL and drink very rich, flavorful beer, but don't want to go bankrupt, check this out:


It's Trader Joe's Stockyard Oatmeal Stout. It's actually one of the best beers I've had (and I went onto a pilgrimage to Santa Rosa to drink a Pliny the Elder at the Russian River Brewing Company. That means: I'm elite among my beer drinking friends) and costs about as much as the industrial lagers. I was shocked, because I figured that since it was only at Trader Joe's and was fairly cheap, that it would be cheap and nasty.

Of course, I don't know how common Trader Joe's is in NY.

Did you see the thing on Drudge about the 340 lb. woman shoplifting, among other things, Coors Light? It seems like one of the things about being that fat is being able to just let go, and drink real beer.

Support your own state: No. 21 Brewing Co. aka Moe's Back Room, makes good ale.

Upstate New York has the finest concentration of breweries.

It may be brewed by Genny, but it ain't Genny.

As a connoisseur of bad beers, I speak with aw-thoro-tay here. They don't sell Genny or my other favorite, Utica Club, out here in Chicago, we get Old Style and maybe Pabst if we're lucky. I miss those beers (and shopping at Wegmans).

I find that you really can't go wrong with the Champagne of Beers, especially now that the weather is heating up. Nothing better than an alcohol enhanced nap in the shade on the back deck in 95 degree weather, listening to baseball on the radio, as I did yesterday afternoon. The trendy like Corona, but High Life tastes the same to me. Water is water. ;)

"There is speculation on the internet that it's re-branded Genesee. "

The Taste of the Great Outdoors in a Glass.

"pilgrimage to Santa Rosa to drink a Pliny the Elder at the Russian River Brewing Company."

Santa Rosa is an amazingly prole place.

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