SAN MARCOS, Calif. — Duck Duck Gooze, The Lost Abbey’s much-anticipated blended oak-aged sour, returns to The Lost Abbey pond this August. A blend of 1, 2 and 3 year old beers aged in French Oak barrels, Duck Duck Gooze was first released in 2009 and has since remained one of the more sought after beers in The Lost Abbey portfolio.
“We never envisioned Duck Duck Gooze as being available each year, the plan was to have it released into the wild every three years or so. Last year we delayed it in order to produce The Lost Abbey’s Ultimate Box Set.” Said Tomme Arthur, Director of Brewery Operations at The Lost Abbey. “Duck Duck Gooze isn’t slated to be released next until 2016 so we expect this year’s version to sell out quickly”
Starting Thursday, August 8th at 10am PT, beer lovers everywhere will be able to purchase up to 6 (six) bottles of Duck Duck Gooze at $40 per bottle (plus CA sales tax and a $1 convenience charge per bottle). There will be a total of 7200 bottles available split between the four sessions (1800 bottles reserved per session).
After careful consideration and research, The Lost Abbey has decided to use a company that we have a great relationship with and an even better understanding of, Nexternal, for the online sale of Duck Duck Gooze. We were able to streamline the process of selling Duck Duck Gooze while also being able to keep the convenience charges to a minimum. Nexternal has a brilliant track record of handling extremely large releases without any server interruptions or failures.
Part of the new process of selling Duck Duck Gooze online will also come with a few restrictions. The main addition is the requirement of whoever purchases Duck Duck Gooze, must also be the individual to pick up the bottlesÔÇª NO EXCEPTIONS. Removing the option of proxies will help get the beer to as many people as possible and will allow a smoother pickup process. Consumers who do not pick up their bottles during their designated pick up time will surrender the bottles back to The Lost Abbey. A valid ID and confirmation email will be required to pick up the purchased bottles. Any duplicate sales to the same name, email or credit card will be rendered null and void.
The sessions for retrieving purchased Duck Duck Gooze will happen Labor Day weekend, a morning and afternoon session on Saturday, August 31st and Sunday, September 1st (8am — 11am & 12pm – 3pm). To reiterate – If beer is purchased and not picked up during the designated pick up session, the beer will be surrendered back to the brewery. NO PROXIES ALLOWED
About Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey
Founded in 2006, Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey produce an extensive line-up of continental and American- inspired ales and lagers. Under the direction of visionary brewmaster and co-founder Tomme Arthur, the brewery has garnered dozens of awards in its seven year history including the 2007 Great American Beer Festival Small Brewery of the Year, The 2008 world Beer Cup Champion Small Brewery and the 2013 Champion Brewery at the San Diego International Beer Festival. The company’s beers, many of which are aged in oak barrels for 12 months or longer, are universally recognized for their complexity, unique flavors and bold boundary-pushing styles.