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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)

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