Caffrey's Irish Ale
Anyone know how to get Caffrey's Irish Ale without paying $80 in shipping from an online UK store? It is a centimental favorite of mine from when I lived in London and since the US distribution disappeared, I haven't enjoyed one in quite some time.
Isn't Caffrey's the one that's still exported to Canada? (Sorry, but I get all those widget-canned ales confused- Kilkenny, Smithwicks, Boddingtons- all sort of nitro-bland).
A quick seach at the Ontario beer monopoly- finds http://www.thebeerstore.ca/Beers/bran...
Depending on where you are in the US, road trip (or take the "fireboat"!) to Canada...(or, you might find a beer trader in Canada who, I'm sure, would be more than happy to trade you all the Caffrey's you'd like in exchange for some US beers they can't get).
(PS- "Centimental favorite" is that some sort of Metric System thing ?)
Thanks for the info; I’ll check it out. I didn't think Caffrey's had a widget, but I haven't had it in canned form for many years (pre-widget, I would think).
By the way, centimental is similar to sentimental, just that it only happens every hundred years =). One would think that four years of college would be spell-check enough, but obviously some of us need a bit more help.
Coors owns distro rights to Caffrey's in the US, and stopped distribution in the US sometime in 2001. Some cans lingered in shops into 2002, but that was the last time I saw it. It has a decent following in the Netherlands. Perhaps try a Denmark based supplier to get around the import cost from UK.
Here's a good page on this topic: http://www.briansbelly.com/beerbelly/...
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