Thirsty Thieves Steal 78K Bottles of Beer

The beer was worth about $90K
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 23, 2016 12:40 PM CDT
Thirsty Thieves Steal 78K Bottles of Beer
The stolen packs might look like this.   (SweetWater Brewing)

Maybe they were planning an epic party? Police in Atlanta say thieves stole two refrigerated trucks carrying 3,272 cases of beer—or about 78,500 bottles worth $90,000—from a craft brewery on Tuesday. By the time officers tracked down the trucks, both were empty, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. About a quarter of the stolen cases were later found at a warehouse, but will be destroyed over storage concerns. Police say to keep a look out for SweetWater Brewing's Summer Variety Cases, which are only to be sold at Costco, per CBS46. (This could be the world's oldest beer.)

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