For the second year in a row, fans of Jester King Brewery will have a chance to purchase a much larger bottle of its most popular fruited sour beer.
Jester King Brewery has opened an online lottery for 1.5 liter bottles of 2018 Atrial Rubicite, a 5.5 percent ABV barrel-aged sour beer brewed with malted wheat and pilsner malts as well as golding hops before being refermented with raspberries in oak barrels for about six weeks.
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2018 ATRIAL RUBICITE MAGNUM BOTTLE LOTTERY · We are excited to announce that we are now opening the lottery for this year’s Atrial Rubicite Magnums! We decided last year to move to a lottery system for super-limited releases such as this. Starting today, Wednesday, August 8th at 7pm, you may enter the lottery for the chance to purchase an Atrial Rubicite magnum (1.5L). Please note that entering the lottery does not guarantee you a bottle. · Submissions open today at 7pm and close at 4pm (CDT) on Saturday, August 11th. Winners will be contacted by 10pm (CDT) on Wednesday, August 15th. Bottles must be purchased through the ticketing site by 4pm (CDT) on Friday, August 17th. Winners may pick up their bottles only on the weekends designated in the detailed description. · Please make sure to read through the rules before entering your name. You can find the link in the bio.
The lottery system was announced in July 2017 after the first release of Atrial Rubicite magnums consisting of 150 bottles were distributed on a first come, first serve basis, with 50 bottles each released on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Jester King asked customers to not show up at the brewery until after sunrise, but there were reports and social media posts indicating that people were on the property as early as 2:00 a.m. on each of the days the bottles were being sold.
Customers are able to enter their names once at this link for the chance to be able to purchase one of the bottles, and the lottery will end Aug. 11 at 4 p.m. CDT. Winners will be notified by Aug. 15 at 10 p.m. CDT and will have until Aug. 17 at 4 p.m. CDT to pay for the bottle via a link that will be sent via email. Finally, winners will have to pick up their bottles during the brewery’s regular business hours between Aug. 17 and Sept. 2, or the purchase price will be refunded and the bottle will be sold to another person or held for future events.
According to Jester King, there are 120 1.5 liter magnums of 2018 Atrial Rubicite available priced at $75 each with a one bottle per person purchase limit and there will be no proxies allowed.