Some beers are for swigging in the beer garden, some are for contemplating a log fire at home, and some are for sharing with friends on special occasions. Brewers often save their best beers for the sharing bottle, the 750ml Champagne-style bottles that can be as handsomely presented as anything from Côte des Blancs, and hold just as much prestige.
The beers in these sharing bottles are often the barrel-aged masterpieces, the sour beauties, the beers that have enjoyed the most love and attention from the brewer. As our Beer Sommelier wrote recently: "It's time to let beer, beautiful beer, take the place of honour." These smart sharing bottles are perfect for the middle of the table.