I had heard this morning that Allagash was pulling out of both Washington and Texas. This contracting thing is getting chic. Pretty soon everyone will want to do it. So I wasn’t too concerned about it, because afterall I live in Idaho, and what the heck if Allagash pulls out of Washington, well boo hoo for a few million Washingtonians, but us good guys here in Idaho, we’re safe…right? WRONG!
I had forgotten that Rick over at Brewforia, Boise’s premiere bottle shop, had a pipeline into the Gem state (Idaho, for those of you back east). See if no distributer carried a particular beer here in Idaho, Rick was free to go out of state to get some and “import” it to Idaho. I’m not completely clear on all the legal particulars, but suffice it to say there are several goodies we get here in the treasure valley through Ricks slight of hand with local distributors.
That said, all the Allagash offerings we had here in Boise were through this exploited loophole. Just glad I got a chance to try White before they pulled out for good. Nothing left to say here. Wow, another One bites the dust!