No luck finding Sixpoint Resin or the new Dogfish Head beers, but I did pick up a 2012 bottle of Smuttynose Baltic Porter for a reasonable $6.49. Some of the highlights from the shops below.
Jolly Farmer (Waverly, NY) - Still had Firestone Walker XV ($21), Great Lakes Blackout Stout, Brooklyn Black Ops ($22?), a couple different Great Divide Yeti variants. Apparently they’ve had a recent shipment from Horseheads as well as the recent release of the IPA was on the shelves along with the regulars. A couple bottles of Horseheads Christmas were still there too.
On the downside I noticed some very old (6+ months) bottles of Troegs Perpetual IPA still around, which is one of the downfalls of the out of the way places.
Lewis Bros Market (Horseheads, NY) - Like usual the main highlight is the older Ithaca Excelsior bottles. Since the last time I visited they’ve finally sold the remaining Ithaca Eleven, but there’s still a decent amount of Twelve and Thirteen left. I debated picking up a final bottle of Thirteen, but I had it on draft at Ithaca Ale House when we were there about a month ago. Other surprises still on the shelves included Great Lakes Blackout Stout and at least one 6 pack of Great Lakes Christmas Ale.
So not a great trip from the beer perspective, but we were going through the area anyway and I got to bring home Callear’s BBQ.