The last time I bought a 750 was the chimay blue label. My wife & I took a whileto drink all that. Now that we found she's a type 1 diabetic,that's a bit much for me to finish before it goes flat. I stick with 12 ouncers now. Def a more managable amount.
Everything works if ya let it-Roady(meatloaf)
I'd definitely rather get some of the lost abby stuff in 12-16oz bottles rather than 750ml. I normally only open one these days when I'm going to be sitting outside for an hour or two with a cigar, otherwise it's just too much beer to drink and it never tastes as good the next day.
I'm on the opposite side of the fence. I love the big bottles as they promote sharing. I'm all about having a nice 75cl bottle with dinner. Usually just two of us, but three works just as well.
It's also always a pain trying to split up 12 oz bottles at a bottle share of 8-10 people.
My philosophy is bigger bottles bring people together.
And regarding 'getting too big' -- we're just reverting to how it used to be. Look at really old geuze from the early 1800's. Or those bottles just brought up from shipwreck. All 75cl sized.
Funny you say this because I'm currently looking for as many magnum, 3 liter, and 6 liter bottles that I can find.
I started out bottling my beers in 22's, but at some poin I realized I'd much rather spend a little more time cleaning and filling and be able to pour my beers in one shot and have the option of drinking a second one rather than taking so long to drink a 22. However, there are some commercial beers that I love polishing off 22oz or 750ml bottles of.
What is more American than the idea that bigger is better. Just as the craft ber world is seems to love big beers they seem to love big bottles. While their is nothing wrong with a large ottle of a good IIPA their is also nothing wrong with a small bottle a good session beer also. The craft beer world is big enough for botha nd everything else in them middle.