News

From Texas, where everything is bigger, the 99-pack of beer

From Texas, where everything is bigger, the 99-pack of beer

99 BOTTLES OF BEER ON THE WALL: A 99-pack of "Peacemaker" ale should keep your party going for a while. Photo: Reuters

By Jon Herskovitz

AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) – Beer packaging has just gotten a lot bigger in Texas, where a small brewery is launching a 99-pack of its “Peacemaker” ale.

The 7-foot-long pack consists of three rows of 33 cans that tip the scales at 82 pounds and will likely have a retail price of about $99. Austin Beerworks plans to put its first 99-pack on store shelves this week.

“We made it at first as a joke,” said Michael Graham, co-founder of the Austin-based craft brewery. But it seems a lot of people are taking it seriously.

Despite not being an easy fit for store shelves, interest has been high among retailers for the 99-packs, which are too big for home refrigerators but designed so that once a pack is opened, the beer can be covered in ice.

The company plans to ship about 20 of the massive packs a week.

“You might want to share this with about 33 of your friends,” Graham said.

(Editing by Eric Walsh)

Recent Headlines

23 hours ago in National

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia dead at 79

scalia

Scalia, appointed to the top U.S. court in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, was known for his strident conservative views and theatrical flair in the courtroom.

1 day ago in Music

This week’s top country tracks

lukebryan

LISTEN: This week's top country tracks, according to the latest Billboard chart.

2 days ago in Sports

The week’s best sports shots

Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning holds up the trophy after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos won 24-10. (AP Photo/Matt York)

A look back at some of the best plays and biggest moments in sports this week.