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Time to test your luck, beer lovers. Tickets to snag one of Iowa’s most sought-after craft brews go on sale in the coming weeks.

Brewers at Decorah-based Toppling Goliath this spring unveiled plans to release Mornin’ Delight, an imperial stout, on Aug. 25.

Demand for this beer outweighs supply — 80,000 tried to score one of 500 tickets in a 2016 lottery. This year, fans must buy a ticket in advance of the late summer release date.  

How it works:

  • Tickets go on sale July 10 via tgbrews.com.
  • For $100, you get two 22-ounce bottles of Mornin’ Delight, one piece of specialty glassware, an on-site pour of the beer and access to the release event. 
  • Toppling Goliath is allowing for the first time patrons to buy an additional ticket for a guest.
  • The taproom will serve ticketed guests from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., prior to opening to the public.

Released about once a year, Mornin’ Delight holds the third highest rating on user-generated craft beer RateBeer. It’s the 10th highest rated on Beer Advocate — a 4.7 out of five stars from 1,361 reviews. Dining publication the Daily Meal this week called Mornin’ Delight one of the 101 “best beers” in America.

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The beer’s description, per the Toppling Goliath website: “A huge Imperial Stout with an explosive espresso aroma followed by strong notes of maple syrup and coffee.”

Toppling Goliath opened doors in early 2018 to a new taproom and brewery, a 9,000 square foot building with a taproom capacity of about 1,300 people. Brewers at Toppling Goliath plan to produce 30,000 to 35,000 barrels of beer in 2018.

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The brewery served about 1,300 ticketed guests at a release earlier this year, CEO Clark Lewey said, in addition to about 1,000 visitors when doors opened to the public.

The brewery estimates beer releases bring $1 million in economic impact to Decorah.

Find more information at tgbrews.com.

 

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