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  1. Josh B.
    May 25, 2010 @ 1:02 pm

    Simpler Times is one of the best kept beer secrets. 3.99/6-pack for a great tasting strong lager.


  2. firesign3000
    May 25, 2010 @ 11:54 am

    I totally agree with this, and it’s not just Trader Joe’s. Hell, even my local megamarts keep the craft beers cold. However, if my local Trader Joe’s actually has Fat Tire in stock I will be a very very happy boy, since nobody else around Cincinnati seems to have it.


  3. Daniel
    May 25, 2010 @ 11:27 am

    While I admire your dedication, I’m not so sure anything will come of harassing them to keep their beers refrigerated or selling quickly enough to not need refrigeration.

    Honestly, if Trader Joe’s can’t keep the product moving quickly enough, I think they would be more likely to just drop those beers from their inventory rather than retrofit a store to include a refrigerated beer section. So while I certainly applaud you wanting to ensure the beers are at their best, I guess I’m just thankful that Trader Joe’s carries these beers in the first place.

    The Trader Joe’s I shop at in Charlotte, NC carries a couple Stone offerings (the Smoked Porter and Arrogant Bastard), in addition to Unibroue’s Maudite, Rogue’s Amber Ale, and my favorite, North Coast’s Old Rasputin.

    As for the Trader Joe’s private-label beers, I don’t think it gets much better than the Stockyard Stout (brewed by Goose Island, but soon to be discontinued).


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