Another cold night in the city lead me to spend the night home again instead of venturing out to Decatur to hear Freddie Eaglesmith, or to Kirkwood to attend the CocoaHeads Atlanta meet up.
Instead I loaded the trailer hitch into the Mazda (I really need to decide on a catchy name for this vehicle), learning how to fold down the backseat since the box was too long to fit into trunk without doing so. I have to thank ITP-Reader Bob for letting me know about eTrailer, who did an amazing job with this order. Considering I made the purchase late Tuesday (or was it Monday?) and a heavy package (35 pounds of steel) was delivered to my office by Thursday morning is amazing to me.
Last night’s traffic allowed me to take a route that led me to My Friend’s Growler Shop. I pulled into the parking strip, the store is located in the same small strip of shops containing Tin Lizzy’s, and entered with my two 64-ounce growlers and on 32-ounce growler. Once inside I chatted with the owners, Cam and Hunter, who gave me a rundown of what they had on tap (it’s a long list), and even offered me a swig of a New Belgium La Folie sour, which proved to be too sour for my palete.
Filling the three bottles, all of which I paid for separately the first time I had them filled, cost me $39. Note: I declined a receipt so I don’t know the individual prices of the beers I purchased.
Let’s do some math together, don’t worry this won’t be difficult.
These days a normal fancy-pants six-pack of beer costs me $11. I know, I have expensive taste.
A six-pack of beer contains 72 ounces of beer. (duh, 6 x 12 = 72).
Therefore my six-pack purchases cost me roughly: $11 / 72 ounces = $0.15 per ounce
Let’s say that one of my large growler refills (bottle purchase not included) cost me $12.
A growler of beer contains 64 ounces of beer.
Therefore my growler refill purchase cost me roughly: $12 / 64 ounces = $0.1875 per ounce
Honest Question: Why are growler refills more expensive? The beer dispensed in growlers is nothing more than keg beer, which since I’m not buying the — bottles, caps, labels, and cartons — should be cheaper, not more expensive. Am I crazy? (in general, yes, but I am specifically referring to this subject)
Note: This pricing is not limited to My Friend’s Growler Shop, and to their credit they gave me a frequent-purchaser card so after ten refills I get a free one.
I’m All Caught Up On Top Chef
With my precious cargo I returned home to struggle with my AppleTV in order to watch the latest Top Chef while drinking a Second Self Brewery Mole Porter. Because the past two Wednesdays were “holidays” (Christmas and New Year’s Eves, geez that seems so long ago…) Bravo chose not to show new episodes on those nights. Honestly, a three-week hiatus forced me to relearn the names of some of the cheftestants! Well, my advanced age of 49.5 might also be at work here.
It’s 12° F Warmer, But I’m Still Going In Later
Because it was so goddamn cold yesterday I experimented with having a leisurely morning at home before going into work. My toast and hot chocolate for breakfast were tasty and I waited out traffic so my commute wasn’t incredibly annoying. I enjoyed the result so much I decided to do it again today!
As I type this post from the comfort of my bed, having already eaten breakfast but not showered, I am getting prepared for my final “Calm Before the Storm” day at work. The bosses have been in Las Vegas for CES this week and I am certain that when they return the screws will be tightened and I will be under much pressure to deliver a release-worthy version of my app.
Sunday, Hockey, Sunday
Trick, we on? At what time should we meet up? I’ll bring a growler of beer to share. 🙂
Have a great weekend all!