Straight from Linus:
The main problem is that due to Tennessee’s archaic beer laws, we can’t sell high-gravity beer here (see my previous post from last year for the details of why).So here is how we plan to do it: We will open up the doors to the brewery at noon on Saturday, Feb 18th. From noon until 2 PM, everyone who comes in will get a free raffle ticket. Then at 2 PM, we will raffle off the 120 special certificates that will allow the holder to purchase up to four bottles of Fortuitous at a separate location (not far from the brewery). Whatever is not purchased on that Saturday will be available to the general public starting the following week. (Or maybe I’ll just keep it and drink it all myself – seriously, I’m considering it.)We don’t want people having to camp out or wait in lines outside to get this beer. As long as you get here in time to get a free raffle ticket, you will have a good shot at getting up to four bottles of Fortuitous. We want this to be fun, so feel free to bring something special to share with your fellow beer geeks (like us) while you wait for the raffle.
Fortuitous was previewed briefly at Nashville’s 12 South Winter Warmer Festival in December. It’s a smoked porter “Sue” that accidentally went sour, then was barrel aged in Corsair barrels. There are 800 bottles to be released. [Yazoo]