From time to time, I make the drive down to go shopping in New York. Groceries are usually cheaper in New York and there are a few things that I haven’t been able to find here in Canada, though admittedly many U.S. grocery products are available here.
However, I had not been able to find Shiner beer in Watertown or Ogdensburg, NY, the two towns where I tend to shop. After checking several places in both towns not too long after I got here and not having any luck, I did some research and discovered that Shiner didn’t have a distributor in New York. Alas! Then, I saw news that Shiner was coming to New York and got all excited. However, disappointment struck again when I learned that their distributor only operated in New York City and surrounding areas. So, imagine my surprise when I wandered in to a grocery store just across the border and saw this glorious sight:
It was amazing. I am not a huge beer drinker, but Shiner is just one of those things that reminds me of home and is nice to have available when I get a craving every now and then. It’s nice to know that I don’t have to stock up when I drive further south in to Shiner-land or to hoard it and ration it when I bring it back since it’s now easily accessible.
Happy Shiner Day to me!