Seeing as we're getting a TJ's here in KC pretty soon, I thought this post that I stumbled upon today was particularly relevant. Trader Joe's, as I think most people know, repackages food made by brand-name producers (Annie's dressing, Stacy's pita chips, Hormel chili, etc). Including their beer.
Thanks to reddit, I came across a blog post that identified its beers. General impression is that we'll get their Firestone Walker made brewskies (especially since they'll soon distribute here), but I suppose we'll only know for sure when they open in the Ward Parkway shopping center later this year. Some examples of TJ beers & their producers:
- Trader Jose's Premium Lager: Gordon Biersch
- Stockyard Oatmeal Stout: Goose Island
- TJ's Vintage Ale: Unibroue
- Mission St Pale Ale: Firestone-Walker
Check out the full list at French Oak TV.