Cigar City Golden Ticket Vouchers for Hunahpu's Imperial Stout: Where to Get 'Em
Missing out on getting a bottle of Cigar City's Brandy Barrel-Aged Hunahpu's Imperial Stout means you have to wait at least a year until Hunahpu Day strikes again, unless a buddy stashed one for you. But Cigar City brewery has gone the way of Willy Wonka with a "golden ticket" voucher to claim two bottles of Hunahpu at their brewery in Tampa.
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Cigar City is setting aside roughly 700 bottles of the special release brew and they are releasing uber-rare tickets to its distribution account holders across the state. Get one and you'll be dancing around like ol' Charlie Bucket.
Brandy Barrel-Aged Hunahpu's Imperial Stout is a special release beer made available once each year beginning on Hunahpu Day, which is celebrated on the second Saturday in March. It is brewed with a medley of ingredients, including chocolate, espresso, vanilla, cinnamon, tobacco and chilis and aged in brandy barrels. It is one of the most sought-after craft beers in Florida. According to myth, Hunahpu brought cocoa to the Mayans.
The voucher program is for fans who were not able to purchase a bottle from the Cigar City brewery. Here is how it works: vouchers are handed out to locations that hold distribution accounts for Cigar City beer. Each location will employ their own unique method of handing out the vouchers. For example, Bash American Bistro in Sunrise handed out vouchers to the first three people to walk into the restaurant wearing a turban while uttering the words, "mecka lecka high mecka Hunahpu ho."
At Bx Beer Depot in Lake Worth, buy a 22-ounce beer or 6-pack this Sunday to receive a raffle ticket. Tickets will be drawn Tuesday night and winners will be notified via phone; they have 24 hours to claim their vouchers.
The vouchers do not get you a free bottle of Hunahpu, but give you the opportunity to purchase a maximum of two bottles, which go for $20 per 22-ounce bottle, at the Cigar City brewery. Winners of the vouchers will have 30 days to purchase their bottles, beginning on June 14.
Here is a list of locations across Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties where the vouchers will be available. Be sure to check in with them to find out how to win.