By now, you have probably heard of Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale.
Tallgrass’ slick packaging and creative use of a retro video game theme in its branding efforts for 8-Bit have earned it a fair amount of attention here on BeerPulse. Though the sentiment in the craft beer community seems to be that there is some kind of inverse relationship between attention to branding and attention to beer, nothing could be farther from the truth, at least in this case.
According to RateBeer, 8-Bit Pale Ale has a score of 89 out of 100 and is in the 90th percentile for all pale ales. Tallgrass Oasis Ale rates in the 86th percentile among all IPAs and Tallgrass Halcyon Wheat rates in the 91st percentile for all Wheat beers.
Best of all, the beers are all available in cans.
So how does one get a hold of 8-Bit Pale Ale and these others if he or she is outside of Tallgrass’ 12-state area of distribution?
Only one way: ORDER FROM FRANCE 44.
The best part about 8-Bit is that truly is a collector’s item to some people. Single cans with the bottom cut out have gone for several bucks on eBay so it looks like you may be able to get your money back after drinking the beer.
In addition to 8-Bit, Oasis and Halcyon, you can get Velvet Rooster (one of the most affordable Belgian-style Tripels on the market), Buffalo Sweat and the brewery’s other IPA.
Fill up your cart and then click on “My Cart” in the upper right corner. On the next screen (order screen), punch in your zip code in the Destination Zip Code input field in the lower right part of the order screen and hit enter on the keyboard. It will then calculate your shipping (without having to sign up or enter a credit card).
Shipping increases incrementally with each package you add to the cart (but less each time) and the largest shipping box they have holds 24 items (bottles or cans). It doesn’t make sense to order 25 bottles because you will pay an extra box fee as part of the shipping cost for just that one box.
Order smart! If you don’t want a full case, buy with friends. A case of 24 8-Bit Pale cans shipped to NYC will cost $51 for the beer and $27 for shipping or about $3.25 per can. A single 4-pack would cost $8.49 for the beer and $16.25 or just over $6 per can.
No international shipping.
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