Published August 21, 2012
Like the Milkman, but for Beer
We’re lovers. You know that. But every now and again, something comes across our
desks that just seems... suspicious. Because of the tremendous material upside to all our lives if these
claims pan out, we at times put ourselves in harm’s way to investigate. Albeit skeptically.
We call it: Skeptical Investigation. (Trademark pending.)
That you can visit this site (Booze Carriage
), click some buttons
and have beer or liquor arrive anywhere from the Battery to 116th Street in an hour or less. And because
they’re sourcing from local shops, beer delivery is available 24 hours a day.
Our steadfast UD lab technicians are parched after a hard day’s labors. They jump on the site and fill a
virtual liquor cart with 18-year scotch, añejo and a brut champagne (it was a triumphant day in the lab).
Then they fill a beer cart—a case of Sixpoint Righteous Ale, a bottle of Rogue Juniper Pale Ale, some
ping-pong balls and playing cards, and four five-pound bags of ice, just to make ’em sweat.
Beer and liquor orders have to be separate because of state law (not much
of an inconvenience since they weren’t really doing
anything). And the selection right now is
wanting a little. But both orders arrived in 30 to 40 minutes, balls and ice included. Survey says: success.