Marker 48 Brewing Kicks Off 2020 Small Batch Beer Passport Program

Marker 48 logo (1)Marker 48 Brewing (Weeki Wachee, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the 2020 iteration of its popular Small Batch Beer Passport program on Wednesday, February 12.

Established to be a fun way to celebrate innovation, imagination and experimentation at the brewery, Marker 48’s Small Batch Beer Passport is an annual promotion that allows their fans to enjoy 48 weeks of “unique one-off beers” for the chance to win one of three prizes at the end of the year.  Developed by Marker 48’s brewers and select guest brewers, new small-batch beers will release each week (beginning February 12) and the offerings will include “everything from sours to barrel-aged beers, and many styles in between.”

“It’s allowed our brewers to experiment with brewing all while exposing our beer fans to new styles that they may not have otherwise tried,” said Tina Ryman, Marker 48 co-founder and co-owner, and “Happiness Bestower in Charge.”

Anyone visiting the brewery can order and enjoy these small batch brews, but you must purchase a Small Batch Beer Passport to participate in the promotion.  A very limited amount of passport books is available to purchase in Marker 48 Brewing’s taproom.  Each Small Batch Beer Passport costs $100 and includes “one FREE small-batch beer per passport holder per week, while supplies last.”  Passport holders will receive a stamp in their book for each unique small batch beer enjoyed for the chance to win one of these amazing prizes (winners will be notified when the program ends in early 2021):

Grand prize: (One winner with all 48 stamps, over $1,000 value)

  • One passport book for 2020
  • One $100 Marker 48 gift card
  • A two-night stay for two people in a Homosassa vacation rental house. (Dates subject to availability)
  • A half-day inshore fishing in Homosassa for one person with Marker 48 owner Maurice Ryman (Dates subject to availability)
  • The chance to brew a small batch beer with brewers
  • One 64-quart RTIC cooler (or equivalent) wrapped with Marker 48 logo and filled with Marker 48 beer

Second place: (One winner with 25-48 stamps. Over $400 value)

  • One passport book for 2020
  • One $50 Marker 48 gift card
  • One 25-quart Ozark (or equivalent) Marker 48-wrapped cooler filled with beer
  • A Marker 48 flag
  • A Marker 48 tin tacker

Third place: One winner with 10-48 stamps (Over $100 value)

  • One passport book for 2020
  • One $25 Marker 48 gift card
  • Three 4-packs or equivalent of Marker 48 beer
  • A Marker 48 flag
  • A Marker 48 tin tacker

In addition to being entered into the contest, passport holder who collect all 48 stamps will receive “an exclusive Marker 48 Small Batch Beer shirt AND a special 20 oz. glass to be kept in the brewery to receive pours of core beers for the same price as 16 oz. beers.”

Small Batch Beer Passports are available now at Marker 48 Brewing and the first beer of the program will be tapped on February 12.  The fact that you get 48 beers throughout the year for just $100 should be reason enough for you to consider participating in the 2020 Small Batch Beer Program. Throw in the chance to win one of the three great prizes listed above, and then this promotion becomes a cannot miss opportunity for beer lovers living anywhere near Marker 48 Brewing. Just make sure you secure you Small Batch Beer Passport before they sell out.  Prost!