The next bottle release is the return of our Blackberry Lavender, available for online reservation on October 30th at noon! This bottle-conditioned sour ale was brewed without hops and bittered and flavored with Southern Illinois-grown blackberries and lavender. It was fermented with our wild mixed house culture and cellared for several months before the release. This beautiful beer is ruby red with flavors of tart blackberry, cinnamon, vanilla, and flowers. It's packaged in a 500 ml bottle at 5.5% alcohol by volume and is ready for your enjoyment now or can be kept in your home cellar for several years.
Tickets to reserve the beer are $1 per bottle and you may reserve up to 6 bottles (or a 1/2 case) for $6. The bottles themselves will be $15 each when you come to pick them up at the brewery with a reservation, or $17 without. Tickets go on sale Monday, October 30th at noon and will be available for reservation online until Wednesday November 1st, or until the reservations are filled. After that bottles will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the brewery until Sunday, December 3rd. To secure a bottle (or a 1/2 case!) make sure you reserve ahead of time. Our reservation fees are donated to a great cause and we'll be donating to the Murphysboro Food Pantry this time.
You may pick up your bottle during our normal business hours starting November 2nd through December 3rd. We have very limited space so any bottles not claimed by December 3rd must be forfeited. As always, you will be asked to show ID and your ticket when you come to purchase your bottle. THANK YOU!