Build Your Own 6 Pack

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  1. REEK

    REEK Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2015 Massachusetts

    My local Kappy's Liquor store has a nice brew section available where consumers have the option from a variety of 6 packs and singles.

    You can also mix and match, choosing any 6 beers you want whether they are sold individually or in a 6.

    Build a 6, keep it reasonable based on your local availability.
  2. lambpasty

    lambpasty Initiate (0) May 3, 2013 New Hampshire

    Did this last weekend:

    Ithaca - Flower Power
    Stone - Ruination
    Sierra Nevada - Torpedo
    Victory - Dirt Wolf
    Founders - Double Trouble
    Tröegs - Perpetual
  3. zid

    zid Grand Pooh-Bah (3,036) Feb 15, 2010 New York
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    I'm guessing you're a bock kind of guy.
  4. Monkeyknife

    Monkeyknife Grand Pooh-Bah (4,697) Jan 8, 2007 Missouri
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    Bell's Two Hearted
    Schlafly Tasmanian IPA
    Boulevard Tank 7
    Oskar Blues Ten FIDY
    Founders Porter
    Founders Red's Rye
  5. EricLiPuma

    EricLiPuma Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2014 New Jersey

    Did a mix four yesterday which consisted of...
    Two 16oz Nugget Nectar
    SN Celebration
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  6. MakeMineADoubleJack

    MakeMineADoubleJack Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2014 North Carolina

    Hypothetical or Actual? Because I'm going hypothetical (and I hope 16.9oz bottles are allowed because I'm throwing a couple into my hypothetical mixed 6)

    Grey Sail - Captain's Daughter
    Maine Beer Co. - Another One
    Founders - Imperial Stout
    Jack's Abby - Kiwi Rising
    Dogfish Head - Palo Santo Marron
    De Dolle - Stille Nacht

    Yeah...that'd make for a delicious couple of days.
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  7. Kappakoosh

    Kappakoosh Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2013 Texas

    (1) Uinta Hop Nosh
    (1) Karbach Hopadillo
    (1) Prarie Bomb!
    (1) Sculpin Grapefruit
    (1) Southern Star Valkyrie
    (1) Lagu Sucks
  8. Brutaltruth

    Brutaltruth Grand Pooh-Bah (3,123) Mar 22, 2014 Ohio

    Used to do it a lot, a solid way of getting a good variety. Now the growler station keeps me pretty occupied, especially the ones with 18-24 plus tap handles.
  9. georgiaboy8686

    georgiaboy8686 Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2013 Maryland

    Firestone Walker - Double Jack
    Unibroue - La Fin Du Monde
    Dogfish Head - Burton Baton
    Oskar Blues - TenFidy
    Stone - Sublimely Self Righteous
    Miller - High Life (It's the champagne of beers)
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  10. zid

    zid Grand Pooh-Bah (3,036) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    I bought this one yesterday:
    Stone Ruination and Levitation
    Anchor Saison and California Lager
    Arcadia Sky High Rye
    Bell's Mercury
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  11. ONovoMexicano

    ONovoMexicano Initiate (0) Jun 14, 2012 New Mexico

    I could have done this locally yesterday:

    Lagunitas Brown Shugga
    SN Narwahl
    Uinta Baba
    La Cumbre Elevated
    Green Flash Double stout
    Santa Fe Imperial Java Stout
  12. ONovoMexicano

    ONovoMexicano Initiate (0) Jun 14, 2012 New Mexico

    Talk about taking advantage of the variety a mix a six offers.

    That's an excellent lineup.
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  13. georgiaboy8686

    georgiaboy8686 Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2013 Maryland

    I heard Mercury had a recall.
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  14. zid

    zid Grand Pooh-Bah (3,036) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    Recalled in Michigan, but thank you if you posted for my benefit.
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  15. BalancingBrooms

    BalancingBrooms Pooh-Bah (2,678) Aug 22, 2013 California
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    two brothers sidekick
    founders breakfast stout
    boulevards tank 7
    stone sublimely self righteous
    great lakes chillwave
  16. polloenfuego

    polloenfuego Pooh-Bah (2,310) Jan 26, 2013 Canada (NB)
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    Last time I hit hit NY state:

    Ithica Flower Power
    Hop Ranch
    Two Hearted
    Ommegang Three Philosophers
    Southern Tier 2xIPA
    Dirt Wolf
  17. puboflyons

    puboflyons Grand Pooh-Bah (4,153) Jul 26, 2008 New Hampshire

    Hey Reek! You should run over to One Stop Market in Haverhill. They let you do your own six packs. $9.99 including deposit.
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  18. kwakwhore

    kwakwhore Initiate (0) Nov 1, 2004 North Carolina

    This week:
    Hop Ranch (2)
    SN Hoppy Lager (2)
    Expedition Stout (2)
  19. BodiesLexus

    BodiesLexus Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2011 New York

    I'm still sort of wondering what the OP wanted, or what "reasonable based on local availability" means in his or my context. But anyway, I feel the need to chime in (natch). 2 kinds of mix-6 that I can easily get.
    Expensive kind: Go to great bottle shop that has over 100 rotating singles in their mix-6 area, but each bottle is individually priced -- you get 5% off the total for your 6. See stuff like 120 Minute, Pt5, etc. but you pay $15-$25 for the 6. Fun for experienced drinkers who are smart to test these as singles before delving into larger purchases, but not a "deal" by any other sense.
    Non-Expensive kind: Go to big market with almost 200 options in their mix-6 area, any 6 for a straight price of $9.99 where I live. Perfect for people newer to craft, explore your styles, save a buck here and there. Also good for experienced drinkers, as you want to peruse this every time you're in the store, and see if some higher-ABVs jumped into the rotation for a cheap grab. Of the 200 options 140 of them are swill or extremely dated, or stuff you've had a million times already. But you are like me, and you always look (and you scorn the a-holes who thieve bottles from the shelves and jam them into mix-6's just to scam the store -- and the store is stupid for not designating mix-6-eligible bottles with a sticker, but that's their problem, whereas the a-holes have to live with their consciences).
    My latest 9.99 mixer was:
    Left Hand Fade To Black
    Bell's Amber
    Ballast Point Big Eye
    AndersonValley Hop Ottin
    Uinta Dubhe
    Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous
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  20. The_Beer_Shark

    The_Beer_Shark Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2014 Illinois

    Expedition Stout
    Green Bullet
    Fresh Squeezed
    Zombie Dust
    Blood orange Gose
    Founders Breakfast Stout
  21. BourbonJersey

    BourbonJersey Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2014 New Jersey

    Founders Breakfast
    Founders Backwoods Bastard
    Ten Fidy
    Sixpoint Hi-Res
    Captain Lawrence Seeking Alpha
    Victory At Sea (now that it's in 12 ozers)

    Though, as soon as they bring back Sucks in 12 ozers, I replace Hi-Res with it... Hi-Res is a great beer, but Sucks blows my mind
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  22. 57md

    57md Pooh-Bah (2,587) Aug 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Nugget Nectar
    Palo Santo
  23. WillWillows

    WillWillows Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2013 Ohio

    At Kroger today: Lagunitas IPA, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Paulaner Oktoberfest Marzen, Deschutes Mirror Pond IPA, Sweetwater IPA, Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA. Had to put the Lagunitas and Sierra Nevada on opposite sides of the sixer. Lagunitas wouldn't behave. I said "Don't make me come in there" but it didn't work.
  24. bkov33

    bkov33 Zealot (630) Dec 5, 2007 New Jersey

    no stores around me do a mix 6 pack that I know of, but a number of them sell single 12oz bottles that you can make your own 6pack (or 1 pack, 2 pack, 3 pack, 4 pack, 5 pack) but they charge per bottle so the 6 pack is usually $15+
  25. Beerrito

    Beerrito Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2015 California

    Earlier this week at Total Wine:
    Firestone Union & Double Jack, Green Flash Palate Wrecker, Victory Hop Ranch, Hangar 24 Betty IPA & Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Hoppy Lager.
    All excellent beers, except for the Hoppy Lager which I haven't gotten to yet.
  26. Zetcha7x

    Zetcha7x Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2014 Pennsylvania

    This is way too broad of a question. So I'm going with a 6er of LOCAL, year round brews.

    1. Troegs-Perpetual
    2. Victory-Dirt Wolf
    3. Yards-Philadelphia Pale Ale
    4. Troegs-Troegenator Doublebock
    5. Sly Fox-Phoenix Pale Ale
    6. Round Guys-Fear of a Brett Planet
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  27. DrumKid003

    DrumKid003 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2013 Oklahoma

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  28. _--TAD--_

    _--TAD--_ Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2013 Texas

    1. Founders-Backwoods Bastard
    2. Founder- Dirty Bastard
    3. Sierra Nevada- Torpedo
    4. Session - Lager
    5. Rogue- Dead Guy Ale
    6. North Coast - Old Rasputin
  29. _--TAD--_

    _--TAD--_ Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2013 Texas

  30. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Grand Pooh-Bah (4,206) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    Red's Rye
    Short's Cup A Joe
    Fin du monde
    Dragonmead Final Absolution
    Atwater Decadent Dark Chocolate
    Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold
  31. doppletheGOAT

    doppletheGOAT Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2012 Texas

    Can we pick beers that come in 4 packs? I would probably go with some beers that I have not tried yet like.... as a matter of fact, these beers are pretty high up on my beers to try list.

    1. Unibroue Don De Dieu

    2. Boulevard Dark Truth

    3. Maui Coconut Porter

    4. Alaskan ESB

    5. Goose Island Sofie

    6. Grapefruit Sculpin
  32. Jirin

    Jirin Initiate (0) Apr 28, 2013 Massachusetts

    Founders Imperial Stout
    Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen
    Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
    Ayinger Celebrator
    St Bernardus Abt 12
    New Holland Dragon's Milk
  33. Buschyfor3

    Buschyfor3 Savant (1,083) Jan 4, 2009 Kentucky

    Ten FIDY
    Brooklyn BCS
    Peche Mortel
    Sam Smith Organic Chocolate Stout
    SN Narwhal

    I think there is a very distinct theme here
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  34. benloho

    benloho Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2011 Utah

    My recent mix 6 a couple of days ago:

    Sweetwater Happy Ending
    Sierra Nevada Narwhal
    Prairie Bomb!
    Wild Heaven Eschaton
    Westbrook IPA
    Stillwater Cellar Door
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  35. Pantalones

    Pantalones Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2014 Virginia

    Hmm... If my local Kroger suddenly decided to start offering mixed six-packs, I'd probably end up with something like this (pretty much just "a bunch of beers I've seen in the store and considered trying, but haven't gotten to yet.")

    1: New Belgium Portage
    2: New Belgium Slow Ride
    3: Something from Sierra Nevada, probably the Pale Ale since I haven't had one yet
    4: Something from Devil's Backbone... there's always at least a few from them available since I live so close to the brewery, but so far I've only gotten around to trying the Vienna Lager.
    5: Something from Highland Brewing... I see the Gaelic Ale, Oatmeal Porter and Mocha Stout every time I'm at the store but usually I don't have the money (or sometimes, the fridge space) for a new six-pack at the time so I haven't yet gotten around to any of them
    6: Finally, one of whatever other random thing stands out to me at the time! (There are a lot more than six beers on that Kroger's refrigerated shelf-thingies that I want to try, so it's hard to narrow it down. XD)

    I'm guessing the list would be a bit different if I made a six-pack at the local beer/wine store--they seem to have a wider (or at least drastically different--I don't think I recall seeing any Miller Lite or similar in there, for example) selection there, and I've seen beer in there from breweries like Bell's and Founders that I see mentioned on this site all the time, but have never seen in the grocery stores around here. Same goes for the imported beers--I noticed a good bit of stuff that I've heard of but just doesn't show up in the grocery stores, like fruit lambics.
  36. TylerKitchens

    TylerKitchens Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2014 Massachusetts

    Picked this one up bout a week ago:
    Chimay Blue
    Longtrail Limbo IPA
    Hop Ranch
    Captain's Daughter
    GF Hop Head Red
    Ballantine IPA
  37. REEK

    REEK Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2015 Massachusetts

    I grabbed a ballantine IPA yesterday, have you had it yet?
  38. TylerKitchens

    TylerKitchens Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2014 Massachusetts

    yeah i actually loved it!
  39. zeff80

    zeff80 Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,389) Feb 6, 2006 Missouri

    Schlafly T IPA
    North Coast Old Rasputin
    Boulevard Tank 7
    Oskar Blues Ten Fidy
    Stone IPA
    Tallgrass 8 Bit
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  40. REEK

    REEK Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2015 Massachusetts

    Awesome I can't wait.

    In the fridge currently:

    Ballantine IPA
    Flower Power IPA
    Sculpin IPA
    Nepenthe Hop-ful IPA
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