Eclipse futures: Counting down the days…
TRUCKEE, Calif. – The highly anticipated release of FiftyFifty Brewing Company’s Eclipse “Futures” program is just days away. A one-of-a-kind opportunity in the craft beer world, FiftyFifty allows beer fans to reserve bottles of their coveted Eclipse Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout before the release, which often sells out within days.
Barrel-Aged Imperial Stouts are noted for being very rich, substantial, and complex beers. FiftyFifty’s Eclipse does not disappoint. Eclipse is the result of taking the award-winning Totality Imperial Stout and aging it in oak bourbon barrels for six months, and the accolades for both Eclipse and Totality keep racking up. Totality Imperial Stout has taken home two international medals and three national medals, including medals at the Great American Beer Festival three of the last four years. Eclipse also has numerous awards of its own, including most recently a Silver Medal at the prestigious 2011 European Beer Star Awards. Eclipse was also named by Draft Magazine as one of the top 25 beers in the world in 2009.
Because of the extensive brewing and aging process, Eclipse is only released once a year in December. This year’s batch will feature six different barrel types, one of which will not be distributed beyond the pub in Truckee, except through futures reservations.
“Every year we age in a different variety of barrel types to make the Eclipse experience unique,” said Brewmaster Todd Ashman. “This year’s batch looks to be truly exceptional.”
Futures sales go live online Monday, April 16, 8 a.m. and allow purchasers to reserve their favorite styles. Orders will only be taken on the website and are on a first come, first served basis. Last year, several styles sold out on the first day.
“We are really excited about this year’s futures program,” said owner and Futures manager Alicia Barr. “The response we get from the beer community is fantastic, and we love to share our passion of beer with everyone.”
Visit http://www.fiftyfiftybrewing.com for details.
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