As they do every year, Duckworth’s will be holding release parties for Event Horizon, Olde Hickory’s popular bourbon barrel-aged stout. There will be two separate releases — one at the Park Rd. location, and one at the Duckworth’s in Huntersville — but both will kick off at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 22.
While one of the biggest draws of the release is the ability to grab some bottles of the beer, Duckworth’s always adds to the occasion by tapping various vintages of the beer and allowing for a bottle share — and this year is no exception. They will sell bottles of this year’s Event Horizon as well as last year’s (with a six-bottle limit per person). They will also be selling vertical packages that have 2012, 2013 and 2014 vintages (this is the only way to purchase a 2012 bottle). In addition to all of this, they will also be selling 2014 Lindley Park (two bottles per person).
Both Huntersville and Park Rd. will be pouring 2013 and 2014 Event Horizon, and both will have a cask of 2014 Event Horizon with vanilla beans and Intelligentsia coffee. In addition, each location will have their own unique cask as well: for Huntersville, it’s a cask of 2014 Event Horizon with only vanilla beans; for Park Rd., it means a cask of 2014 Event Horizon with vanilla beans plus cinnamon.
As mentioned before, they are also encouraging people to bring bottles to share as well.