MONDAY UPDATE: Check here for info on ticket sales TODAY at 1:00 p.m.
SUNDAY UPDATE: The Floyds have Tweeted that tickets at the brewpub are now sold out.
Three Floyds Brewing Co. has announced on its blog that tickets will go on sale Sunday, October 9 at their brewpub for their 15th Anniversary Party in November. Online ticket sales will begin Monday, October 10 (Columbus Day).
The Floyds has previously announce that they would be having their 15th Anniversary party on Saturday, November 12, at the brewpub, 9750 Indiana Parkway, Munster, Indiana. The announcement, again from their blog, read:
It will be a ticket only event, $25. 2500 tickets will be sold.
Tickets will be sold on the internet at a Date To be Announced
700 tickets will be sold at the brewery at a Date To be Announced
Pub investors will be given VIP tickets for the event and have a private area to chill in.
Our XV beer is going to be a collaboration between us (USA), Surly (USA), Mikkeller (Denmark), and Struise (Belgium). We are brewing Surly Darkness, Mikkeller’s Beer Geek Brunch, De Struise’s Black Albert, and our Dark Lord Imperial Stout. All these beers will be blended to create our XV beer for maximum ass kickery.
The XV beer will be bottled and sold for $30 per bottle to all those in attendance. The Bottle allotment will be determined when the beer is packaged.
All of the breweries will be represented with their beer and their entourages
There is going to be a live entertainment as well. The line up is yet to be announced, but it will be something special.
There will be 5 world renown chefs from all over the 7 kingdoms. Jonathan Sawyer from The Greenhouse Tavern in Ohio, Paul Kahan and Justin Large from Big Star in Chicago, Mindy Segal from Hot Chocolate in Chicago and our own Mike Sheerin as well as a special guest from Denmark.
All updates will come through the website and subsequently be cross posted to twitter and facebook.
This Wednesday, October 5, Floyds announced that internet sales would begun Monday, possibly using an online lottery system similar to the way the last Dark Lord Day tickets were sold:
Tickets will be $25 each with a limit of two per person. This is a 21+ event.
We are setting aside a portion of tickets to be sold on site. Details about these tickets will be announced soon.
Then Saturday night, the Sunday brewpub sales were announced:
In an effort to give our pub regulars an opportunity to buy tickets to our anniversary party, we will be selling a limited number of tickets at the brewery tomorrow (Sunday, October 9) at 10am.
There will be a 2 ticket per person limit (ID required) and the sales will be cash only (an ATM will be available).
Absolutely no access to the property is allowed before 10am and the parking lot will be closed to vehicles until the pub opens at noon. Please respect our neighbor’s property and do not park on their lawns.
Case beer carry out sales will be available at the same time (cash only)
Craft beer geeks may find themselves facing a dilemma, as the party takes place the same day as the Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer. The ninth annual edition of this event, sponsored by the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, brings together thousands of craft beer lovers to the Chicago Journeyman Plumbers' Local Union 130, Stephen M. Bailey Auditorium, 1340 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, to sample barrel aged beers in many styles from dozens of brewers, represented from across the country. Tickets for this event sold out in September, though. Will that lessen demand enough that more people will get a chance to pay $25 for a chance to buy some $30 beers? Well, I'd go too, if I could.