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Cigar City Is Releasing Brandy Barrel Hunahpu. Here’s How You Get One

When you make a rare offering, releasing it (when there is high demand) is complicated. There are countless breweries that have tried various methods to make it far to everyone. Cigar City’s Brandy Barrel Hunahpu (their imperial stout aged with cacao nibs, vanilla beans, cinnamon, and chilies, aged in brandy barrels) is no exception. So you want a bottle if this badass offering from sweaty Tampa, Florida? Here’s how Cigar City is doing it.

We’ve received a lot of feedback regarding our methodology behind the release of Brandy Barrel-aged Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout.We’ve tried several different ways with different levels of success with each one.

Now one of the last methods we’re going to employ is random chance! We will randomly draw names from a hat for the opportunity to purchase ONE bottle of Brandy Barrel-aged Hunahpu’s Imperial Stoutat our Spruce Street brewery’s tasting room. We have set aside NINE cases (108 bottles) just for this. We will have SIX total drawings over the next week or so, with 18 winners from each drawing.

To get your name into that hat for the first drawing taking place TOMORROW, you must follow these steps:

– Send an email to [email protected] TODAY between 5:30pm EST and 6:00pm EST. Any emails sent before or after will be disqualified. We use for our timestamp so you better as well if you want to get it right!
– In the subject line, include your full name AS IT APPEARS ON YOUR IDENTIFICATION.
– The body of the email should remain blank.

Tomorrow we will perform the drawing. We will also film the drawing and upload it to YouTube. 

If you are selected you will also receive an email notifying you as such. 

Some of the six drawings will happen with lots of notice, some will happen with virtually no notice. Better keep an eye on our Facebook for now!

You are only allowed ONE entry per drawing period. If you are lucky enough to win this time around, you will not be eligible to win future drawings. Whatever name you enter in the drawing MUST be the name of the person that is present to purchase the bottle at the brewery. The bottle must then be purchased from the brewery no later than 28 days from the date the drawing takes place. Photo ID is required. 21 and up only.

Good luck!