I went to the homebrew store today for the first time in several months. While I was there getting my ingredients, I got to talking with the owner and he told me some distressing news about one of my favorite New England breweries. It seems that Smuttynose is going to stop bottling their Big Beers in 22 oz bottles, and sell four packs of 12 oz bottles instead. The reasoning for this is that the retail market for the really large bottles is smaller than the market for packs of the smaller ones.
Unfortunately for me, I love these bigger bottles. They're exactly the same as the bottles I get at the homebrew store, which means I can add them to my rotation after drinking their contents. While a $3.50 bottle isn't a cost-effective way to increase my bottle capacity, it's still a really good price for that much delicious beer and it comes with a free bottle. I guess I had better stock up while they're still available. Also, I suppose this could just be a rumor.