Good People Brewing Releases Plans for ¡Dia del Gordo! Festival

elgordoGood People Brewing Company (Birmingham, Alabama) recently announced that they will host their first ¡Dia del Gordo! Festival & Bottle Release at the brewery on Saturday, December 10 at 1 p.m.

El Gordo is Good People Brewing’s rarely released, super-sized Imperial Stout that weighs in at a crushing 13.9% ABV (the legal ABV limit for beer in the state of Alabama).  Proving that it is much more than just reputation and hype, this bad boy was named the Best Non-Barrel Aged Imperial Stout in a 2015 blind taste test by Paste Magazine.

A beer of such size and infamy is truly worthy of its own day, and that day will be December 10.  ¡Dia del Gordo!, a.k.a. El Gordo Day, will be held at the brewery and act as the exclusive bottle release event for El Gordo in 2016.  A limited number of 750 ml bottles will be released, and the following vintages and variants of El Gordo will be available for purchase on ¡Dia del Gordo!:

Special Release 750 ml Bottles Available For Purchase

  • 2014 El Gordo Una Stout Imperial
  • 2015 El Gordo Una Stout Imperial 
  • 2016 El Gordo Una Stout Imperial
  • 2016 Barrel-Aged El Gordo Una Stout Imperial
  • 2016 El Gordo Mole
  • a “handful” of other, yet-to-be-determined bottles will also be available

**All bottles will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.**

Special Drafts Available During the Event 

  • 2016 El Gordo Una Stout Imperial 
  • 2016 El Gordo Mole
  • Fatso Russian Imperial Stout
  • and more to be named at a later date

**Draft beer will be available in the taproom to enjoy as a full pour or sample.**  


“Y’all! Here’s the DRAFT LIST for Saturday:

2014 Sour Stout (only one 1/2 barrel keg)
-2015 Fatso
-2015 El Gordo
-2016 El Gordo
-2016 Barrel Aged El Gordo (only one 1/2 barrel keg)
-2016 El Gordo Mole
-2016 Fatso
-2016 Fatso Nitro
-2016 El Gordo Nitro
-Coffee Oatmeal Stout*
-Coffee Oatmeal Stout Nitro
-Bearded Lady*
-Snake Handler*
-Buffalo Rider*
-Session 9*
-Belgian SMASH*

*Grolwer and Crowler fills will be available for these styles” **UPDATE 12/08/16**

In addition to the plethora of El Gordo goodness and rare draft options available for your enjoyment, this event will also feature live music, food trucks, and other entertainment throughout the day.

¡Dia del Gordo! is still in the planning stages and much more information will be released as we near Saturday, December 10.

**UPDATE 12/08/16** – FROM THE BREWERY:  

“It’s the week of El Gordo Day 2016, y’all!  Here’s a rundown of what to expect:

  • Doors open at 1pm. Street parking only. Please respect/be aware of other businesses in the area that have put up “no parking” signs. You will get towed.
  • We’ll have 2014, 2015, and 2016 El Gordo, 2016 Barrel-Aged El Gordo, and 2016 El Gordo Olé Mole available in bottles. Funk Farm Sour Blonde and Funk Farm Farmhouse will also be available for sale.
  • The 2016 El Gordo will be $20 and everything else will be $25.
  • The state of Alabama limits each person to purchase 288oz per day for off-premise (at home) consumption. This equals to about 11 bottles per person for El Gordo Day. However, that does NOT include beers you drink on premise (at the brewery).
  • The Hot Tag and Taco Morro Loco will be here to feed everyone.
  • Bottle shares are not allowed in the taproom. We do not expect incredibly long lines to get into the brewery on Saturday, so waiting-line-bottle-shares are discouraged.
  • We will have a variety of special brews on draft on Saturday. These are only for samples or full pours. We will not be filling growlers or crowlers with these drafts.
  • The official hashtag of the event is #ElGordoDay

Can’t wait to see y’all on Saturday! Be Good People. Drink Great Beer.” **UPDATE 12/08/16**

Be sure to give Good People Brewing Company a like/follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay in the know, and you can always check back here for any and all updates as they surface.  ¡Viva El Gordo!  Prost!

Vital Information on El Gordo Una Stout Imperial from Good People Brewing Company

Release – Rare/Limited
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 13.9%
IBUs – 78.8
Malts – 2-Row, Chocolate Malt, Black Patent, & 4 other Specialty Malts
Hops – Centennial, Columbus, Liberty & Crystal
Yeast – British Ale
Availability – 750 ml bottles sold exclusively at the brewery during ¡Dia del Gordo! on Saturday, December 10; limited draft