For the first time, two of the most popular beers in the world will go on sale at the same time, with an online lottery system deciding who will get them.
The two beers are both from Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.: Assassin, a 12 percent ABV imperial stout aged in whiskey barrels that was first released in 2012, and Kentucky Brunch Brand Stout, a 12 percent ABV imperial stout brewed with coffee aged in bourbon barrels that also debuted in 2012. While Assassin was released last year, Kentucky Brunch Brand Stout was last seen in 2014.
According the brewery, 1,000 winners of an online lottery will be invited to the the Toppling Goliath taproom in Decorah, Iowa to pick up the beers. The price of $200 will include:
- Two 22-ounce bottles Toppling Goliath Assassin 2016
- One custom Assassin glass
- One 12-ounce bottle of Kentucky Brunch Brand Stout 2016
- One custom Kentucky Brunch Brand Stout glass
Both Assassin and Kentucky Brunch Brand Stout will be released at an event at the brewery on Jan. 13 with bottles being awarded via an online lottery which is running through Dec. 5 at 9 p.m.via this link. No proxies will be allowed.
Update (Dec. 2, 2016) — This post was updated to include details on the online lottery and package details. It was originally published on Nov. 11, 2016.