Marker 48 Brewing Launches 2018 Smallbatch Beer Program

Marker48SmallBatchAfter a successful inaugural year in 2017, Marker 48 Brewing (Weeki Wachee, Florida) has announced that the Smallbatch Beer Program has officially returned for another year of limited release brews and awesome prizes.

Back for its second year, the Smallbatch Beer Program is a 48-week-long promotion that allows Marker 48’s fans the chance to explore a vast array of beers for the remainder of 2018.  Committed to brewing one new beer every week, Marker 48’s brewers and select guest brewers will use this program as an opportunity to “explore creative and experimental brewing — everything from sours to barrel-aged beers, and many styles in between.”  One new small-batch beer will be tapped each Wednesday – beginning February 7 – in Marker 48’s taproom, and guests will have the option to purchase a Smallbatch Beer Book to track their craft beer journey with stamps collected throughout the year.  Depending on the amount accumulated, those stamps could ultimately lead to “a chance to win magnificent prizes at the end of the year.”

A limited number of Smallbatch Beer Books are available now at Marker 48 Brewing for the price of $100 each.  The cost of the passport grants its holder with “one FREE small-batch beer per week or half-off bomber bottles of the week’s small-batch beers (when available).”  In addition to the 48 free beers, book holders will receive a stamp for each Smallbatch Beer drank.

The amount of stamps a guest collects will determine what prizes he/she will qualify for at the end of the year.  The prize tiers are as follows:

10-25 stamps are qualified to win:

  • $100 Marker 48 gift certificate
  • Free passport book for 2019 ($100 value)
  • $25 BeckyJack’s Food Shack gift certificate
  • $25 Florida Cracker Kitchen gift certificate
  • ($250 value total)

26-35 stamps are qualified to win all of the above, PLUS:

  • The chance to brew a small-batch beer with Marker 48’s brewers in 2018

36-48 stamps are qualified to win all of the above, PLUS:

  • A one-night stay with one guest, hosted by Marker 48, on a private island on the Homosassa River and a half-day fishing inshore charter with a guide captain.

New this Year:

  • All books with 48 stamps will be entered to win two VIP tickets to a 2019 Tampa Bay area beer festival of Marker 48’s choice, accompanied by either the owners or brewers.

In addition to the chance to win the prizes above, passport holders “that have all 48 stamps will get an exclusive Marker 48 Smallbatch Beer shirt AND a special 20 oz. glass to be kept in the brewery to receive pours of core beers throughout 2019 for the same price as 16 oz. beers.”

The Smallbatch Beer Program officially started on Wednesday, February 7 when Marker 48 tapped Wallace Wee Heavy (8.2% ABV), a lightly smoked Scottish style ale with a nice meaty, malty backbone.  This is your chance to get into the Smallbatch Beer Program early, so do what you can to swing by the brewery this week, try the Wallace Wee Heavy, snag a Smallbatch Beer Book, and settle in for 48 weeks of good times and tasty brews with Marker 48 in 2018.  Prost!