Frequently Asked Questions Update 05/07/2023
Please feel free to email if your question isn't answered here. If you haven't purchased bottles from us before the last question is a quick guide on how things work to help demystify the process (it's pretty easy)
+ - How do I contact you?
+ - Where can I find your beer?
+ - Do you ship?
+ - Where am I on the Oakworks wait list?
+ - How can I check to make sure I'm on the sale list?
+ - When was this beer bottled/released?
+ - How to buy bottles from us!
You can email info at floodlandbrewing dot com with questions and if it isn't answered here we'll do our best to respond. We don't see DMs on instagram.
Floodland doesn't have a taproom, our focus is on bottle conditioned beers. Bottles are availabe from us every other month via online sales for in person pick up in Seattle... Sign up for the sales list by registering at http://floodlandbrewing.com and please see the last question in this list for a little primer on how to buy bottles!
IF YOU ARE COMING INTO TOWN AND WANT TO TRY SOME FLOODLAND... your best bet is to grab dinner at TOMO in white center, which is in South Seattle. They have a rotating selection of bottles available for on-site consumption and the food is phenomenal and is worth the trip. You can get a reservation on their site, and check their instagram but they also often have walk-in spots available at the bar or on the patio. https://tomoseattle.com/
As of May 2023 we have begun a small in-state shipping program. We currently have a wait list if you are located in Washington State and aren't within 45 minutes-ish of Seattle. Please see the email at the URL below for more details, including the link for the wait list. We aren't legally allowed to ship out of state. We won't ship to proxies and we give preference to those who have made it to the brewery to pick-up in person. If you are Canadian and have a Blaine shipping address please email us, we're happy to ship to you.
The wait list became so long that it became prohibitive, so we now focus entirely on adding Oakworks members via charity raffles that we send to the sales list when the situations arise.
If you have a login here you are all set (unless you have unsubscribed, in which case please just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll send you a resubscribe link) http://floodlandbrewing.com
The old bottles.txt now exists as a google document at bit.ly/bottlestxt
We mark fruit and honey refermentations as well as foraged/botanical beers based on the harvest year and saisons based on the bottling year (some of the early beers were labeled by release year).
If you are within easy travel distance of Seattle then buying bottles from Floodland is pretty easy. We go to great lengths to send lots of information in our emails. If this is intimidating, don't sweat it too much. The information is there to help you out.
While we run a bottle club called Oakworks, there is no wait list for that and we only add members now via occasional charity raffles. If you are interested in that please just stay on the mailing list and one will eventually come up. We are focused on doing public bottle sales every other month. This will be a set of usually 3-4 bottles.
We're a small operation and we aren't open to the public. We do our online sales for in-person pick up. For each sale we have 7 pick up days over the following month.
When it's time for a sale we send out two emails. The second is the actual sale email saying the sale is live, but first we send an Advance Notice email that tells everyone when the pick up days will be for the upcoming sale. It also lets you know what the general guidelines of the sale are. We send this ahead of time so that anyone who wants to take the time to read it can do so without worrying they are going to miss out on the sale.
We generally don't allow someone else to pick up for you (proxies). We do pick ups in Seattle and we use a scheduling site for you to make an appointment and we currently still kindly request that everyone wear a mask when picking up. Occasionally we do charitable benefits to allow proxies, if you are interested in that just stay on the email list and keep an eye out.
Sales do sell out the same day but often it takes an hour or more, so if you don't notice the email at first it is worth checking as often the sales are still available. During the early years it's true that the unannounced sales would sell out within minutes. We've focused on putting all of our production efforts towards growing the public sales so that they last a bit longer.
So while the beer is in high demand, it's not impossible to purchase and most people who purchase end up doing it again. If you miss a sale, no big deal, just catch the next one.