Saturday, July 31, 2010

Beer news in brief: More draft to go, rewards and thanks

Here are a few things we think you'll find interesting.

1. Western Supermarket on Highland Ave. has joined the draft to go club. They're a little late to the game, but they're wasting no time catching up to the other guys. Not only do they have two Good People offerings, but they already have custom-printed glass growlers available for $4. That means their growlers are cheaper but so is their beer. HiPS charges $10.99 for a half gallon of GP Brown, Dee's charges $9.99. Western is asking $8.49 for theirs. Do we have a price war on our hands? We'll see. We've added a tab at the top of the page for their list of beers. It's incomplete for now, but will be updated soon.

2. While HiPS doesn't have the cheapest draft, they're trying to attract your business another way. Last week they started their rewards program. Buy eight half gallons of draft, and your ninth one is half price. Be sure to ask for your card at the checkout.

3. And finally, the Beermingham editorial staff offers a big ole firkin of Thank You IPA to all our readers. On July 10th, Beermingham turned one year old. We've had a lot of good beer and a lot of good times. With your support we hope to have lots more of both. So drink up, there's more where that came from.


  1. Wonderful news! They need to change the color of their 1/2 gal prices though - impossible to read.

  2. Will Western accept Dee's growlers and vice versa?