Last October, the Bruery released a special, high-alcohol brew called Black Tuesday. Expecting perhaps a couple of hundred people from OC, LA and the 909, they opened the doors at 4:30 p.m. Hundreds and hundreds of people drove in from hundreds and hundreds of miles away; the line was absolutely epic.
This year, they've taken steps to avert the chaos.
This year, the Bruery will be hosting a ticketed party at their Tasting Room in Placentia on Tuesday, October 26th. There will be two sessions: one from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and one from 8 to 10 p.m. Your entrance will get you tickets for 5 beer samples, 3 “special” beer samples (any combination of Black Tuesday, Chocolate Rain and Cherry Chocolate Rain), cheese and chocolate pairing, a Bruery tulip glass, and the freedom from oppressive lines.
Tickets go on sale September 1, and they're nearly guaranteed to sell out the same day. To buy tickets (which cost $50, $80 or $110, depending on whether you want one, two or three bottles of Black Tuesday), log on to the Bruery Provisions website. Take a look at the full rules: they're going to be strict about ID checking, so no re-gifting tickets you can't use.