I got 99 beers and a bud ain't one
August 25, 2014 11:48 AM   Subscribe

Award winning Texas brewery Austin Beerworks has announced a revolutionary new packaging option for their Peacemaker Anytime Ale - the 99 pack. It's real, and only $99.
posted by dirtdirt (33 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
But if I take one down and pass it around, there won't be any more beer left on the wall.
posted by Muddler at 11:58 AM on August 25, 2014 [20 favorites]


Just what this guy needs.
posted by Confess, Fletch at 11:59 AM on August 25, 2014


Swill for yer distended patsy belly.
posted by Invisible Green Time-Lapse Peloton at 12:02 PM on August 25, 2014


How much is shipping?
posted by cjorgensen at 12:07 PM on August 25, 2014


:) It looks like one of those giant packs of fireworks, and I'm guessing appeals at similar occasions, and to similar people.
posted by wormwood23 at 12:07 PM on August 25, 2014 [3 favorites]


Wow, they have a really nice website. I particularly like the brewing graphic.
posted by jeoc at 12:08 PM on August 25, 2014 [1 favorite]


It's a good beer, and you're all set if you need to cross a small chasm. Assuming you can lift 81 pounds, if you don't have friends around.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 12:11 PM on August 25, 2014 [1 favorite]


Andre the Giant is smiling down from Heaven.
posted by Etrigan at 12:19 PM on August 25, 2014 [1 favorite]


cjorgensen: "How much is shipping?"

$5, same as in town.
posted by chavenet at 12:19 PM on August 25, 2014 [4 favorites]


I hear they recently decided to add more hops to it.
posted by jimmythefish at 12:21 PM on August 25, 2014


So, about a flight and a half for Wade Boggs then?
posted by Ufez Jones at 12:23 PM on August 25, 2014 [3 favorites]


The word you're looking for is keg.
posted by goethean at 12:23 PM on August 25, 2014 [2 favorites]


I had a friend in high school whose nickname was "30 pack" after his love for super-sized cases of Stroh's. This would have killed him.
posted by mcstayinskool at 12:24 PM on August 25, 2014


Aw, I would totally get this if I lived in the area! It would be a great back-up in the fridge for game board nights/yard & house work stuff. Low ABV, sounds like it tastes decent, and pretty good value.
posted by Kitteh at 12:28 PM on August 25, 2014


I'm not sure if the Peacemaker Anytime Ale differs from the comparably venerable Peacemaker Extra Pale Ale, at least in any sense other than marketing. If it is the same it's pretty good beer. Pearl Snap, another of theirn, a sharp German style pils, is my jam though. I'd buy a 99 pack of that anytime. I've said it before and I'll say it again - it's delightful living in a world with so much great beer.

Also, how well would the 99 pack go with this.
posted by dirtdirt at 12:32 PM on August 25, 2014 [3 favorites]


I've got 99 bottles and a Bud ain't one.

I know they're cans hush.
posted by eriko at 12:37 PM on August 25, 2014 [1 favorite]


Austin has amazing breweries. These guys, Hops & Grains, and Live Oak are doing beautiful things. Pick up beers by any of those if you see them. I especially love the Hops & Grains Zoe these days. It's like a half IPA/half lager. Refreshing with a bite.
posted by OnTheLastCastle at 12:37 PM on August 25, 2014 [2 favorites]


I remember the early '90s, we used to buy Drummond Brothers in some moderate quantity, 12 or 24 cans, for a quarter a piece. Has inflation really been 4x since then? I feel old.
posted by straw at 12:38 PM on August 25, 2014


AND I just read the post title, I'll just be here in the corner with a mere six pack.
posted by eriko at 12:42 PM on August 25, 2014 [6 favorites]


Well, Drummond Brothers was a light lager intended for a younger audience and this is a brand that is at the forefront of the craft beer movement in Austin, so I think there is more going on here than just inflation.
posted by Seamus at 12:42 PM on August 25, 2014


Sounds good to me. I don't think it's possible to get a good craft beer for $1 apiece, in six pack form anyway, so the value is there.
posted by naju at 12:48 PM on August 25, 2014


The word you're looking for is keg.

This is the "individually wrapped slices" version of a keg.
posted by eriko at 12:49 PM on August 25, 2014 [7 favorites]


super-sized cases of Stroh's

A 30-rack is pretty much the standard of convenience these days.
posted by jsavimbi at 12:54 PM on August 25, 2014


That would go well with a plane ticket.
Beer packaging will not work well with Pronto Food Market coolers. :(
posted by buzzman at 12:57 PM on August 25, 2014


99 bottles of beer on the wall,
99 bottles of beer... etc.

They named their beer after a gun?
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 1:24 PM on August 25, 2014


They named their beer after a gun?

Did you miss the "Texas" part of the FPP?
posted by Etrigan at 1:34 PM on August 25, 2014 [5 favorites]


I don't need a 99-pack but I do want a six-pack now, so the ad worked.
posted by immlass at 1:38 PM on August 25, 2014 [1 favorite]


I think if I announced my intention to buy a 99 pack of beer, I would indeed have some friends ready and willing.

And, later, disappointed. What? WHAT?
posted by Devonian at 3:30 PM on August 25, 2014


A dollar a can for good microbrew? You're basically leaving money on the table by not buying it.
posted by backseatpilot at 7:00 PM on August 25, 2014 [1 favorite]


A dollar a can for good microbrew? You're basically leaving money on the table by not buying it.

More importantly, you're leaving beer on the table.

Unused beer.
posted by eriko at 8:40 PM on August 25, 2014


Eater reports they only made 20 99-packs. There's an instagram hunt involved.
posted by immlass at 11:29 AM on August 28, 2014


Rooster Teeth got one.
posted by the_artificer at 10:11 PM on August 28, 2014


Here's a lengthy writeup on another.
posted by dirtdirt at 8:24 AM on September 8, 2014


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