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.
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.