Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Happiness is....Redbridge at King Kullen

Here in Staten Island, there was only two places for me to pick up some of my favorite beer, Redbridge. It wasn't cheap (not even reasonable) or convenient. Plus, I was always annoyed that Ant could pick up a six pack on a whim at the supermarket. After a Christmas and New Years of just wine, I knew I had to do something. So, I wrote emails to all of my local Staten island supermarkets - King Kullen, Stop & Shop, Pathmark, Shop-Rite, and Walbaum's.

I only received return emails from King Kullen and Stop & Shop. This is the email I received from Stop & Shop:

"Thank you for contacting us with your request for us to carry Redbridge beer at your local Stop & Shop stores.Because of the number of product inquiries we receive for the many thousands of available products, we regret that we cannot research each request we receive. We wish we could carry all available products, but that is not possible. So, we rely on market research, information provided by our suppliers, and, of course, what our customers are asking for. We make every effort to carry those products our customers want, and constantly review product selection and monitor customer requests. Decisions are based on product availability, customer requests, and the selection of similar products in the same category.Please know, however, that we will forward your request to the appropriate buyer for their information and consideration.Thanks, again, for contacting us. We appreciate hearing from you.
Sincerely, Jxxxx Wxxxxx Customer Care Representative Ref: 539494"

And then this is the email I received from King Kullen:

"The vendor will be delivering this item late in the week. I'd say by Friday.
Sxxxxx Gxxxxx King Kullen Grocery Co., Inc."

I went to King Kullen today. I picked up some Boar's Head (lovin' gf cold cuts) and then I went to the beer section. And what did I spy? REDBRIDGE. So, I bought two six packs. It made my night. And now my Super Bowl!

Also, another fun fact about the beer section of my King Kullen...they sell ping pong balls there. Yep. You can get your beer pong fix at King Kullen. I love King Kullen.


Sister Cooks said...

I love redbridge- I buy it all the time at whole foods... I am just always so excited to be able to drink a beer with everyone else. I find it is more like an ale then a stout though....