We have been drinking beers together for almost a year and a half and in that span of time, I feel like we have gotten to know each other pretty well. I will be honest, you’ve gotten to know me a bit better but that’s only because I haven’t run into everyone at a brewery or festival – yet. It’s for that reason – our craft beer bond – that I feel I can share this wish I have and not fear any sort of persecution or judgment. In fact, I will go out on a limb and think you might all jump on board with this idea.
I need breweries to embrace the two-pack. Yes, that’s right I want this wonderful beer wonderland to embrace two-packs of 16 oz cans. This isn’t because I can’t or don’t want to drink a four-pack of their beer – it’s because there are so many wonderful releases that I find myself running out of room in my refrigerator every two to three weeks.
I want to drink everything so what I am asking for is for someone (preferably all of them) to make it easier for me. I can’t be the only one. I see you all out there – snagging every pastry stout and hazy IPA you can find. Wouldn’t it just be easier if we could acquire them two at a time? I promise each one of you breweries this – you will still sell out everything.
I should also clarify I am not asking for the entire release to be two-packs – just set aside an allotment for us certain people. The people that don’t have a spouse who wants or likes to drink delicious craft beer (it happens) – it’s for those of us who want to catch them all.
If not a two-pack will breweries please start considering selling mixed four-packs? If you have a release of more than two beers, particularly if it’s more than four different beers – mix it up.
I know this probably isn’t possible – I am sure there is a legitimate logistical reason my dream might get crushed but I have always been told you never know if you don’t ask. Here’s my final plea – my last resort. Dearest beer friends – if the breweries won’t do it – can we all set it up? Who here would be interested in setting up a beer release partner program to facilitate everyone getting two of everything? I am definitely down – now I’ve just got to find some willing partners.
If this is you – shoot me a message – it’s time to try them all.
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