RELEASE IS NOW CLOSED AS OF 5/13 AT 12PM
VI BOTTLES: HOW IT WORKS
After spending years experimenting with different systems and methods for releasing limited-edition bottled beers in the fairest and most convenient way possible, the topsy-turvy world we’re now living in demands yet another new approach.
This year, VI – our sixth anniversary Russian imperial stout aged in French oak barrels that previously held both red wine and bourbon – will be released via a lottery system using the same online form used for ordering crowlers.
Here’s how it’ll work:
Fill out the form before Wednesday, May 13th at noon (one entry, per person).
Check “yes” on the form to be entered for the chance to purchase bottles of VI.
We’ll let you know by email if you’ve been randomly selected.
Submitting the form enters you into the lottery for the chance to be randomly selected to purchase bottles. It does not guarantee the opportunity to purchase bottles.
Lottery entries will be accepted until Wednesday, May 13th at noon.
Lottery winners will be notified on Wednesday, May 13th via email.
BOTTLE AND CROWLER PICKUP
Anniversary bottles and crowler orders will be available for contactless pickup on Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 3pm to 7pm. Remember, we won’t be open for orders next week (May 18th-24th). So, place your crowler order with that in mind!
Updated: Wednesday, May 13th at 11:22pm
We’ve received a number of inquiries regarding specifics on proxy pickups for our sixth anniversary beer, and would like to provide the further clarification.
Our goal is to make bottle releases as fair and convenient as possible at large and also to prioritize our local regulars. In each release we host, we do our best to accommodate special requests related to pickup.
Proxy requests can be broadly sorted into two categories:
A. You intend to purchase and pick up the beer personally, but extenuating circumstances arise that affect the time or date of pickup. In this case, email us in advance at , and we’ll do our best to accommodate your request by rescheduling your pickup.
B. You have no intention of picking the beer up personally (usually due to living farther away), and would like to have someone else pick it up for you. We are not accommodating for this.
If you are unable to personally travel to Braddock to pick up bottles, we ask that you not submit an entry into the bottle lottery. To arrange for someone else to pick up bottles for you, that person needs to make the entry, purchase the bottles, and pick up.
If you already submitted an entry, are a recipient, and are unable to personally pick up bottles, they will be released to the next randomly selected entry.
We appreciate the overwhelming demand for our limited-release beers, and still, we want to do what we can to make sure that hordes of out-of-town proxy purchasers don't box out the customers who have supported us year after year.