Did a forum search and saw there really hasn't been any discussion for about 3 years on this topic. Do any of you still like the 12 pack variety packs or is there nothing out there for you these days of note worth buying? Great Lakes just came into MD distribution, and although I've had most of their beers from out of state travel/purchases in the past, I decided to buy a mixed 12 pack from them for $18.99: 3 bottles each of Dortmunder Gold/ Elliot Fitzgerald Porter / Commodore Perry IPA and their Amber Ale. Have to say it was one of the most fulfilling 12 packs/$19 I've spent in quite some time on beer for at-home consumption. Great variety of styles /solid beers/great value. So not for this to turn into a Great Lakes fanboy thread, it got me wondering where other Beer Advocate members are at with buying habits as of late with 12pack variety packs. Me personally, I see them all the time in stores, but very rarely, if ever, buy them (maybe 2-3 times in past 12 months?) simply because the mix of beers being offered are either: 1) all in the same style/no variety offered (i.e. 3-4 different takes on IPAs, 3-4 different takes on Gose etc. 2) uninspiring beers offerred and/or lower craft quality If the variety pack options would get back to true variety (i.e. the Great Lakes example...4 different styles), I would probably buy them alot more often, simply because they are a great value overall. Most of my mixed 6'ers these days seem to hove around the $20 mark...about the same as most mixed 12 packs. Don't get me started on the 4pack 16oz can pricing. That has been well discussed. Please share your thoughts.