There are rare beer releases LITERALLY every single weekend (sometimes even during the weekdays, if you are talking uber whales!). People will line up INSOUCIANTLY just to obtain bottles of the sweet nectar, sometimes even to be trading them later for other beers that also can be rare or more rare but not in every case being less forthright(!)
Here are 21 pics that ONLY someone who went to a BEER RELEASE will understand, THESE ARE WAY TOO REAL!
THE FOLDING CHAIR: it becomes ur best friend LOL
That time there were NO folding chairs and you had to stand in front of the liquor store OMG
That time you were behind someone’s GIRLFRIEND when she got the last massive whale offshelf/distributed to countless states
Lining up in front of a huge retailer and neglecting friends and family for a bottle you intend to trade away at a premium AMIRITE?
Making friends4lyfe after passive aggressively complaining about line cutting for 4 hours.
Getting inside the bottle release only to realize that you are accidentally hanging out in an abandoned industrial park for no reason
Laying on the freezing concrete to drive up bottle values with tales of misfortune
Doing depression era bank runs on breweries to obtain bottles that will see distribution a few days later (FOR THE EXTRAS 2 TRADE!!!)
Having 2 many tasters in line then needing to sell bottles on MBC to make bail, LOL WHOOPS!
LITTERING: because fuck these places for making you wait in line in the first place AMIRITE
Giving yourself chondromalacia standing in line for a style of beer you don’t even enjoy or buy off the shelf. OUCH!
Forcibly listening to a 58 year old man in a Tommy Bahama shirt tell you about real ale and all the ESBs that he has logged into untappd. AWKWARDDD!!!
Standing in line for HOURS only to realize you are actually at a human rights protest LOL WHOOPS!
Taking pics of BARRELS while waiting in line, who cares what’s in them, THIS ONE IS GOING ON INSTAGRAM!
When the FUZZ shows up to hassle you for being redfaced, stumbling, with an open growler of barrel-aged barleywine at 10am. WHAT GIVES?!
When you show up and the line isn’t even that long and u kno u can DOUBLE DIP (aka that DUBBEL DIP!)
When they drop the bottle limits and you know your pre-trades are gonna fall through, so you start screaming out of entitlement, WE HAVE ALL BEEN THERE
Buying several disguises to get around the 1 per person limits. LOL THESE BREWERS ARE DUMB!
Trying to wash the X off your hand but it wont come off so you only get one allocation 😦
Getting ur SICK WHALES back home and then hand waxing them because you have no intention of drinking them for years, despite the fact that they are released every year. SCORE!
Logging all those 1oz pours into Untappd before losing consciousness on the pavement in the parking lot. CLASSIC
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