We have known for months when one of Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.’s most popular stouts is being released, but now we know how to get tickets to the event.
That beer is Mornin’ Delight 2019, a 12 percent ABV imperial stout brewed with coffee and maple syrup. According to a post on the brewery’s Twitter page, interested parties must enter an online lottery at this website any time between now and July 9 at 11:59pm CST. People whose names are randomly chosen will then be given the opportunity to purchase a $10 ticket to the release event on Aug. 17 at the brewery in Decorah, Iowa.
This year’s Mornin’ Delight package will be $100 and will include two 22-ounce bottles of Mornin’ Delight 2019, a custom Mornin’ Delight 2019 glass and one pour of Mornin’ Delight 2019 during the event. Each lottery winner will be able to purchase one ticket to the event, and there will be no proxies allowed.
The imperial stout was first released as a draft-only option in 2011 and was packaged in 12-ounce bottles in 2013, while the 2015 and 2016 incarnations were sold in 22-ounce bottles. However, the 2017 incarnation was packaged in a set priced at $100 that included one four-pack of waxed 12-ounce bottles, two glasses and one pour of the stout with only 2,000 sets available and the 2018 release was priced at $100 and included a two-pack of 22-ounce bottles, one branded glass and one pour of the stout. In addition, purchasers of tickets to last year’s event were able to buy a “guest ticket” to the release event that allowed each guest to also purchase a $100 package of their own.