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A delivery service for beer geeks

At Bloomberg Business, Dina Bass reports about Tavour, a beer delivery and discovery service that sounds pretty cool:

Customers reply to the daily e-mails if they want the beers on offer, and Tavour stockpiles the orders for a monthly delivery. Recent prices range from $2.50 to $20 a beer. Regardless of how many it’s sending you, the company charges $15 shipping to any of the seven states it covers so far: Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, and Washington.

Back in April I complained about how beer shopping was one of the areas that hadn’t been dramatically disrupted by the likes of Amazon. A lot of people responded by explaining that with limited and diffuse supply, it was impossible to offer an Amazon-like experience for beer purchases. Tavour sounds like an interesting attempt to solve some of these problems. I’ll have to check it out.

(For the record, my drink of choice at the Thanksgiving dinner table yesterday was a Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Milk Stout.)