Your chance to enjoy exclusive, small-batch sour beers

We began brewing sour beer back in 2006, trading eight cases of Upland beer for four 265L white oak barrels from Oliver Winery. Due to overwhelming and humbling response we received about these bottles, we realized that using a lottery system was the only fair way for sour lovers to get their hands on them. The opening of the Wood Shop—our dedicated wood-aged sour ale brewery— in 2016 has allowed our brewers to continue innovating with new blends and ingredients in these exclusive small batch sour beers that we release four times a year.

Spring Release begins April 16 – 22

This release features Pawpaw, Cavendish & Boysenberry. The reservation is currently closed. Any bottles not reserved will be available for public sales at a later date.

Key Dates:
April 16 -22 —Reserve bottles online
April 25 – May 9—Bottle pick up period

How it works: During the public lottery entry period, you can enter the lottery at Entering is free, and winners are chosen at random via a number generator. The lottery will remain open for 1 week. Please do not enter more than once, as your entries will be canceled. Bottle amounts will be specified for each style. Please specify at the time of entry on the site and your preferred pick up location: the Wood Shop (Bloomington) or the Indianapolis Tasting Room. CONFIRMATION AND E-TICKETS FROM EVENTBRITE DO NOT CONFIRM YOU HAVE WON THE LOTTERY.

Lottery winners will be notified via email. At that time, you’ll be sent a link to reserve bottles for pick-up.

Pick Ups: Bottles may be picked up during the specified pickup period at the Wood Shop 4pm-9pm Thursday and Friday, and 1:00pm-9:00pm Saturday and Sunday,
or at the Indianapolis Tasting Room 4pm-10pm Monday-Thursday and 12pm-Midnight Friday and Saturday. Please note the Indianapolis Tasting Room cannot sell carryout on Sunday, in accordance with Indiana State Law. Each purchaser must be 21+ and present a government-issued ID.

Pick up by proxy: We realize that some of our sour fans do not live around the corner, and for that reason, we allow for proxies to pick up bottles. The proxy must be 21+ and bring their own government-issued ID and the original or photocopied ID of the winner (an image of the photo ID on your smart phone will also be accepted). The name on the ID must match the name in our records.

Each bottle will cost $25 plus applicable sales tax.

For you avid sour beer fans, consider joining our Secret Barrel Society for guaranteed sour lottery reservations and invitations to exclusive events.

Questions? Email


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