(Portsmouth, NH) – Peter Egelston, Owner of Portsmouth Brewery, just transmitted the brewery’s latest newsletter in the last hour. It appears that Egelston is well aware of the risks involving the Portsmouth Kate the Great release. He proposed that the beer community decide how the beer will be released (thereby relieving him of any responsibility for release day shenanigans) by sending the brewery an e-mail at news @ smuttynose [dot] com.
Here are the options (Putting the Option number in the subject line will be enough):
- Option One: Let ‘er rip. Make Milton Friedman proud – don’t place any limits at all. Greed is good. Put all forty-five cases in the store on the first day and let the free market reign.
- Option Two: Make this a regulated market, but don’t overdo it. Maximum purchase of six bottles per person per day till the beer is all gone, even if it runs out on the very first day.
- Option Three: A little more regulation, please. Put ten cases in the store on each of the first two days, then five a day thereafter. Limit purchases to six bottles apiece, or the equivalent of two growlers.
- Option Four: The Famous Diner Pie Policy. Two Bottles Per Person Per Day, and don’t think you can get your friends to sneak in and buy more pie – I mean beer – on your behalf. We know who you are and you’ll never get away with it.
[Ed: Percent chance that a few eBay people band together and mass email Egelston with option one? All the more reason to vote!!]