Trench Day 2017 will be Saturday, January 21st 2017 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. in the Due South Brewing Co. taproom. To make this day as special as the gold medal winning beer it celebrates, the event will feature unlimited samples of exceptional, hard to find beers in an intimate setting.
Ticket sales will begin December 9th at noon for Due South Club members, and December 16th at noon for the general public. Only 300 total tickets will be sold. A link to the Eventbrite ticketing page will be shared here when available to the general public.
Your $50 ticket will include admission to the event, a commemorative tasting glass, one (1) bottle of 2017 Mariana Trench Imperial Stout, and unlimited beer samples, including many rare releases, from Due South and other Florida breweries.
Be sure that you bring a physical printout or the digital copy of the ticket. If you are purchasing for multiple people be sure they have a physical printout or are together with you upon entry.
Attending Trench Day is the only way to guarantee a bottle of Mariana Trench. You will also be able to purchase some vintage bottles of Trench during the event:
— 2016 Mariana Trench – $16, no bottle limit, while quantities last.
— 2016 Barrel Aged Mariana Trench – $19, no bottle limit, while quantities last.
— 2017 Mariana Trench – $15, no bottle limit, while quantities last.
Food trucks will be onsite for food options at an additional cost.
Attendees must be at least 21 years old. No pets please.
Details subject to change.
What is so special about Mariana Trench?
Due South’s Mariana Trench is an imperial stout brewed with cocoa nibs and vanilla beans that comes in at 9.8% alcohol by volume. Released annually in January, it won the Gold Medal at the 2014 Best Florida Beer competition in the Imperial Stout category.
What if I don’t get a ticket for Trench Day?
Due South will be closed to the public all day Saturday 1/21/17 and will only be open 3 to 6pm for Trench Day ticket holders. Only Trench Day ticket holders, not the general public, can purchase Mariana Trench bottles on 1/21/17.
Will I be able to buy a bottle of Mariana Trench but not attend Trench Day on 1/21/17?
Only Trench Day ticket holders can buy bottles on the release day of 1/21/17. We may have a very small number of bottles left on January 22nd (after festival attendees, volunteers, and employees get theirs). Bottles are $15 each + tax.
Can I volunteer to help on Trench Day and what do I get?
Currently, volunteer positions are open for Club members.
Can my wife/husband/designated driver/friend come in without a ticket if they aren’t drinking?
Unfortunately no. You must have a ticket to enter the event. We must do this to control the number of people present. We do encourage everyone to be safe and use public transportation like Uber or you can utilize the Tri-Rail.
Are you sending any Mariana Trench into distribution?
Yes & No. A limited number of kegs will be released so you will be able to find it on tap at some select FL locations. Bottles will only be sold in the Due South tasting room.
Can you send some to Oregon/Texas/Botswana/
While we are flattered that you would want our beer, Mariana Trench bottles are only available at the taproom.
Will there be food?
We will have food trucks here 3 to 6 p.m. Price of food from the trucks is NOT included in your ticket cost.
Where should I park?
We will have some parking at the brewery, but we still encourage people to use the Tri-Rail system. The station is about a 10 minute walk from the brewery.
Can I bring my kids?
No one under 21 will be allowed to come to the brewery for Trench Day. This includes babies and small children.
Can I bring my dog, cat, etc?
No animals are permitted. We love our four legged friends as much as you but we cannot allow them at the event or in the taproom.
Can I bring my own beers to trade/share?
No. We will have plenty of special offerings for Trench Day. No outside beverages are allowed at the brewery.
Will any growlers/crowlers be filled and will any beer be available to go?
There will be no growler/crowler fills at all during Trench Day. Fills will continue on Sunday, January 22nd. Due South beers in cans and bottles will be available for sale to go.
Will there be any tours?
There will not be any tours during Trench Day. We will resume tours on Sunday, January 22nd.