Mount Pleasant’s Westbrook Brewing Co. quietly announced ticket sales earlier this week for the oft-desired barrel-aged variants of Mexican Cake (their annual cocoa nib, vanilla bean, cinnamon and habanero imperial stout), which will be released at the brewery on Saturday.
As opposed to previous BAMC releases, Westbrook didn’t announce in advance when tickets for the release would go on sale. (However, if you went down the rabbit hole of Internet beer forums, you may have caught wind of an imminent announcement.) Instead, a link was posted on the brewery’s Facebook page. Tickets sold out soon after.
This year’s variants of BAMC are Willett bourbon, Napa Valley Cabernet, tequila and maple bourbon. Tickets went for close to $300 a pop for eight bottles (four bourbon, two red wine and one each of tequila and maple bourbon).
If you weren’t able to purchase a ticket, release day is still a day worth attending. The brewery generally taps rare or one-off beers all visitors can enjoy, and Pigman Goods and Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts will be on site with food.