Perennial Barrel-Aged 17 Reservations and Lottery
It’s back! Perennial Artisan Ales is ready to unleash the 2nd vintage of Barrel-Aged 17, an imperial stout brewed with cacao nibs and mint leaves aged in whiskey barrels. Instead of the typical first-come, first-served policy, Perennial is setting up something a bit different for the release this time around, beginning with early reservations for locals and followed by an online lottery.
Here’s the info from Perennial and STL Hops:
Option #1: EARLY RESERVATION
Our first priority was to make sure that our local supporters are given the first opportunity to purchase their bottles. So, this week (Wednesday, March 19th-Saturday, March 22nd), we will be taking reservations in the tasting room for 100 full allocations (2 bottles per person, $25/bottle. Bottles will be paid for at time of pickup, not at time of reservation).
When a reservation is made, you will need to present a valid ID along with an email address. Early reservation bottles will be available for pickup beginning Thursday, April 3rd at 4:00 PM. If your bottles are picked up on Thursday, April 3rd, you will be guaranteed a draft pour of BA 17 as well. This will be the only opportunity to have a guaranteed draft pour.
Although we will be tapping kegs on Friday and Saturday as well, this will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Bottles can be picked up anytime between Thursday, April 3rd and Saturday, April 12th during normal tasting room hours. Any bottles remaining after Saturday, April 12th will go on sale in our tasting room Wednesday, April 16th.
Option #2: LOTTERY
This year, we are also incorporating a lottery system into our barrel-aged releases. When the lottery becomes active, there will be a link on the homepage of our website (www.perennialbeer.com). You will be asked to provide your name and email address. Multiple entries will be discarded. One entry per person, please.
The lottery will be open from 12:00 AM Sunday, March 23rd-12:00 AM Sunday, March 30th. Names will be randomly selected on Sunday, March 30th and all entrants will be notified immediately. If your name is selected, you will have the ability to purchase a full two bottle allocation.
Bottles will be available for pick up/purchase Friday, April 4th-Saturday, April 12th during normal tasting room hours. An original, photocopied or mobile photo of valid state ID of the winner and a copy of the email announcing them as a winner will be required upon pickup and purchase of each bottle. Any unclaimed bottles will go on sale in our tasting room Wednesday, April 16th.
Even if you have reserved your bottles with option #1, you will still be allowed to enter the lottery!
As if that wasn’t enough, here’s two more tender little morsels for ya:
- Barrel-Aged Sump Coffee Stout will be released May 1st-3rd
- Barrel-Aged Abraxas will be released June 5th-7th
More details for both of those releases will come in April.
Perennial Artisan Ales is located at 8125 Michigan Ave in St Louis, MO.