Red Stripe Beer at IA State Fair
If any of you are desparate to find Jamaica's Red Stripe beer - it can be found at the Iowa State Fair (runs through Sunday, 8/23). There's a booth near the giant slide that states "Beer From Around the World" so I just had to see - and they did have it. If you go,the beef kabobs next door in Beattie's Melon Patch (resturant) are wonderful!
Red Stripe and the Iowa State Fair
Hi Beach Bum (Iowa Mon)-
Just saw your post. I didn't get to the State Fair this year. We just got back from England - 3 weeks, and what a trip! We saw Red Stripe in the bottle over there, and I see several packages in the stores here.
Our Red Stripe distributor (my old boss) used to carry Red Stripe in 1/6 BBLS - about 5.16 gallons, shaped more cylindrical (like the Pepsi cylinders). It's handled by Guinness USA, and the distributor must purchase it by the pallet - 15 to a pallet if I remember right. It's got a short shelf life, so if your market can't handle a minimum of 15 a month, it's not worth carrying. We were struggling keeping it fresh.
I don't know if they still carry it here in Waterloo (I retired), but keep after your distributor if you can. Things can change fast in that business.
I've never heard of Red Stripe Light being imported into the US at all.
We'll be back to CN for 10 days in December - you?.