Q. DO WE SHIP OUT OF TOWN.
The following email was mistakenly sent to Mike at Stlhops.com. Mike is a champion of beer in St. Louis and his web-site is the go to source for up to date tap information, St. Louis micro-brewery news and is also a great forum for the St. Louis Beer Community.
Email 1. From Tim to Mike
My name is Tim, I had the pleasure of drinking your Munich Dunkel brew the other day, which I enjoyed very much. I have a question please, I noticed from your web site Civil has a few different brews, but noticed there is no option to purchase,and ship your brews. Being a beer drinker from out of state what are my option of purchasing your brews? Please reply.
Email 2. From Mike to Tim
I don't work for Civil Life. But, I'll happily put you in touch with the owner, Jake.
Email 3. From Me to Mike
Mike unbeknownst to you I made you director of consumption for the Civil Life during the holiday party!
I'll reach out to Tim.
Cheers and thanks,
Email 4: From Mike to Me
That is an awesome title and I will do my job most diligently.
THIS DID NOT HAPPEN AND THIS EMAIL IS NON EXISTENT. WHAT I SHOULD HAVE SAID TO MIKE:
WELL HOW ‘BOUT NOT SKIRTING YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES AND RESPOND TO TIM’S EMAIL.
Instead Email 4: From Me to Tim
First of all thanks for your email about our Dunkel. It mistakenly went to Mike Sweeney at Stlhops.com and that is entirely okay as I have deemed him our new "Director of Consumption."
We unfortunately do not have in our possession one of those bottling thingys to package our beer and our only option right now is draft. I suppose I could put a few stamps on a keg and see if the the post office would take it but it is unfortunately unlikely as I have heard there are some regulations about shipping beer. I also probably would have to ship with a lot of those styrofoam peanuts and that would go against our environmental policy here. I suppose I could invest in some of the biodegradable foam peanuts instead however they do not work as well and it may be cost prohibitive as we would have to ship in a much larger container and we would end up with a huge box to contain both the keg and all those biodegradable peanuts.
So I am sorry to report, that the best way to have our beers will be in the St. Louis area and that will likely remain that way for the next several years (or as long as we can stay in business). Please make yourself known next time you are in town and we'll direct some products towards your liver. Perhaps, our beers will become good friends with you over the years and even though you may not be able to invite them over to your house, you won't mind making a special trip to St. Louis to say hello.
On behalf of the dunkel and all three of us here....Cheers!
The Civil Life Brewing Company
Q & A
The following are a list of questions that pop up in my email box and I thought it would be good to show our responses to everyone in case there are more of you out there in the internets that have questions but maybe don’t feel like sending an email. All last names have been omitted, even mine and as always we appreciate your emails and for taking the time to reach out to us.