One of my favorite things about belonging to the Park Slope Food Coop (go ahead, make your jokes) is the abundance of inexpensive craft beer they have, and the fact that all packs can be bought whole or split up into singles. I’ve managed to easily find beers that others were scrambling over & clamoring for (Founders Bolt Cutter), get others dirt cheap ($2-and-change for a can of Deviant Dale’s, $2/can for Sixpoint).
But one thing that had eluded me until today was the in-house variety pack.
I don’t know what the scenario is that sees these made up, but I’ve heard that from time to time you can find mixed boxes that are only allowed to be bought whole. 24 bottles, $19.99.
Today, I walked into the Coop and found one box remaining, so I snagged it (and proceeded to roam the store lugging this thing around) before anyone else could.
When I got home, I found two each of 12 different beers. It’s a mixed bag: some I’m excited for, some I’ve had before and enjoy, some don’t interest me at all. But, here’s what was in the box:
- The Alchemist Celia Saison
- Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale
- Bayerischer Bahnhof Berliner Style Weisse
- Brasserie Dieu du Ciel Route des Epices
- Green Flash Hop Head Red
- Kentucky Ale
- Stoudts Revel Red
- Trappistes Rochefort 8
- Troegs Java Head
- Tusker Lager
- Weyerbacher Last Chance IPA
- Widmer Brothers Omission