I was in one of my regular shops Saturday and came across a stack of 12-beer cartons labeled "Great Brewers Variety Pack" promising a selection of "12 Great Craft Brews" with no indication what was inside. They were selling for $12.99 so I figured this was the definition of a low-risk, potentially high reward situation. Once outside, I didn't even wait til I got home, I opened it in the car, feeling like an 8-year-old ripping open a pack of Topps. There was no slab of pink bubblegum inside, but that was the only disappointment. For about a buck each, they gave me 1 each of the following: Six Point The Crisp; Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale; Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale; Sly Fox Oktoberfest Lager; Flying Dog Snake Dog IPA; Breckenridge Christmas Ale; Riverhorse Special ESB; Rogue Dead Guy; Fuller London Pride(???); Troeg's Java Head; Mission Dark Seas Russ. Imp Stout; and Boulder Never Summer Ale. Nothing remarkable, but nothing putrid, either. (Avg. BA rAvg of 3.80). Everything with a sell-by date was still within its shelf life (although a couple of the seasonals are getting close). These were obviously hand-packed, but the 4-color printed cartons make it clear this wasn't some spur-of-the-moment idea.I'll probably go back and grab another from deeper in the stack to see if they all have the same contents. Either way, it's a fun way to sample new beer at a very reasonable cost (at least five of these I've never tried before). I guess my only question is whether the brewers have been consulted about repackaging their beer blindly like this, or if once a distributor buys it, they can repackage however they please. So, is anyone else seeing these, or is it just a local NJ distributor clearing stock in a clever and fun way?