Beer packaging has just gotten a lot bigger in Texas, where a
small brewery is launching a 99-pack of its "Peacemaker" ale.
The 2.13m-long pack consists of three rows of 33 cans that
tip the scales at 37kg and is likely to have a retail price
of about $US99.
Austin Beerworks plans to put its first 99-pack on store
shelves this week.
"We made it at first as a joke," said Michael Graham,
co-founder of the Austin-based craft brewery.
But it seems a lot of people are taking it seriously.
Despite not being an easy fit for store shelves, interest has
been high among retailers for the 99-packs, which are too big
for home refrigerators but designed so that once a pack is
opened, the beer can be covered in ice.
The company plans to ship about 20 of the massive packs a
"You might want to share this with about 33 of your friends,"