So where is the weirdest place you have found craft beer? I have mentioned mine a couple of times here, but thought it deserved its own post. I was coming back from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and really REALLY had to pee. I was only 10 miles from my house, but this wasn’t going to wait, as I had been in the car over 2 hours and I was staring down the barrel of stopping at a c-store or changing and showering immediately upon my arrival home. Not to mention scrubbing out my car, so I thought I should stop, and I did.
I pulled into a Jackson’s gas and grocery in the tiny little town of Wilder, Idaho. Now Wilder is known for two things, former Idaho Governor Phil Batt lives there on his family farm, and Onions. They grow lots of them. Actually if you are reading this and you are seated west of the Mississippi river, you have probably eaten onions from Wilder, Idaho.
Did I mention that this town was tiny? Only about 500 people here. So I went into the c-Store and took care of business first. Then I feel it is only polite if you use their facilities to make a small purchase. Most of the time for me that is a local paper or a pack of gum. However this time the beer case caught my eye. The reason it did was that it was an older case with no doors, and an open front, and I could see that they were selling single cans and bottles of beer. This isn’t that surprising as it seems that they always sell singles of Malt Liquor and 24 oz Coronas. But I saw something intriguing…brown bottles! Could it be? Yes! Craft beer singles!
They had some Sam Smiths, Sam Adams, and Ninkasi! Ninkasi from Eugene, Oregon at a tiny C-Store in tiny Wilder! Well I picked it up and drank it very happily that night. So that is the weirdest place I’ve ever come across craft beer. How about you? Where is the most surprising place you have found craft beer lurking around? Let us know in the comments.