Yeah so, I stepped out on my front porch this morning to find a wonderful surprise awaiting me. No, it wasn’t (SPOILER ALERT) Gwenyth Paltrow’s head.
IT WAS BEER.
First, you want to know someone in another part of the country who access to beer you don’t. There are some craft breweries who pretty much distribute all over, like Dogfish Head. And then there’s 3 Floyds and Cigar City, which you pretty much can’t get anywhere else.
Next, that someone you know in another state better be trustworthy. The last thing you want is to ship 30 bucks worth of beer across the country only to have that person be like, “HA! SUCKER.”
You also want that person to know their shit. It’d be a shame if you packaged up some really fine craft beers only to have your tradee send you some cans of Coors Light.
Rob used egg cartons to hold the beers vertical and wrapped each one individually in bubble wrap and then sealed it in a ziplock bag. That way, if one beer breaks you don’t have sticky beer mess all over all your other beers.
But if you’re doing it right, no beers will break.
And if you’re careful, you can re-use the same packing.
I really got a great selection of beers and I can’t wait to try them out. And I’ve got some big shoes to fill — he’s already made a couple of requests, but maybe you Indy/Illinois beer geeks can give me some recommendations of what to send out to Florida.
And now I’ve got some running and some yoga-ing to do before I start drinking.