7venth Sun Brewery Speaks Out Against Domestic Violence with Break the Silence Event

7venthSunLogoBothOn Sunday, October 7 from noon to 11 p.m., both locations of 7venth Sun Brewery (Tampa & Dunedin, Florida) will host Break the Silence, a 7venth Sunraiser Event meant to raise funds and increase awareness about domestic violence.

If you are local to the Tampa area, a fan of craft beer and pay attention to the news, it is safe to assume that you have already heard about how domestic violence has affected 7venth Sun Brewery.  When you consider how difficult and sensitive this subject is, it would have been really easy for the crew at 7venth Sun to put their heads down, stay quiet and work their way through to the other side . . . but the heart of 7venth Sun has decided to take a much different approach.

The remaining members of the 7venth Sun team have decided to show their strength, raise their voices, and speak out against domestic violence by hosting Break the Silence, a 7venth Sunraiser Event.  Taking place simultaneously at both 7venth Sun locations on October 7, this event will raise funds/donations and increase awareness about domestic violence through a donation drive, silent auction, fundraising efforts, and the sale of limited/rare beers that have been donated by breweries from around the area. Most importantly, the hope is that the collective show of strength displayed at this event will help other victims of domestic violence realize that they too have a voice and can get the help they need to get out of a dangerous situation.

There is quite a bit to go over when it comes to this event, so we are just going to break the whole thing down to ensure that we cover all the details.  Let’s get to it.

The Basics

What – Break the Silence, a 7venth Sunraiser Event
When – Sunday, October 7 from Noon to 11 p.m.
Where – 7venth Sun Brewery – Tampa |6809 N Nebraska Ave | Tampa, Florida AND 7venth Sun Brewery – Dunedin | 1012 E Broadway Ave | Dunedin, Florida

The Cause

“Domestic Violence is something that many women live with in silence. Often because they are too afraid or embarrassed to reach out to friends or family members, or ties have been cut to their support systems.

Domestic Violence can be happening to the strongest person you know, sitting right next to you, and you are completely unaware. It doesn’t always take the form of obvious physical bruises and often the victim is terrified and trying to hide it.

Domestic Violence is an epidemic and it’s hardly discussed in US society. Three women are murdered a day in the US and 38,028,000 have experienced physical intimate partner violence in their lifetimes.

Domestic Violence has directly impacted 7venth Sun and it is for this reason we are hosting a fundraiser called Break the Silence.

This event will raise money, collect supplies and promote education and awareness about Domestic Violence. If we can even help just one person escape the cycle of abuse, then we consider this a success, but we hope to free many more than that.

Fundraising proceeds will be given to The Spring of Tampa Bay and CASA St. Pete. They provide shelter, resources, counseling and support for victims who have nowhere to turn, are in search of a safe-haven, or are trying to process the mental, physical and emotional trauma they have sustained.

Break the Cycle. Break the Chains. Break the Silence.”

The Beer

100% of funds raised from the beers on the following tap list will be donated to the selected domestic violence organizations:

  • Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, Florida) – Maple Bourbon Barrel-Aged Hunahpu’s: Maple Bourbon BA Imperial Stout (15% ABV)
  • Angry Chair Brewing (Tampa, Florida) – Unrepentant Transgression: Imperial Milk Stout aged in Bourbon barrels with cinnamon, toasted walnuts, cacao and vanilla bean (11.5% ABV)
  • Garagiste Meadery (Tampa, Florida) – She Showed Me a Beach, Gave Me a Peach: Locally produced honey, California peaches, apricots from Spain and fermented on bourbon staves (14% ABV)
  • Arkane Aleworks (Largo, Florida) – Chocolate Starscream: Blackberry, raspberry dark sour with cocoa nibs (6.2% ABV)
  • Calusa Brewing (Sarasota, Florida) – Battle Canoe Hazy IIPA: Double Dry-Hopped with Denali, Simcoe and Citra (8.3% ABV)
  • Green Bench Brewing Co. (St. Petersburg, Florida) – Alice: Barrel Aged Golden Sour (6% ABV)
  • Green Bench Brewing Co. (St. Petersburg, Florida) – Turbid 12: NE IPA Triple Dry Hopped with Hallertau Blanc, Huell Melon, and Grungeist (6.5% ABV)
  • B. Nektar Meadery (Ferndale, Michigan) – Funky Monky: Belgian inspired imperial melomel with Balaton Cherry Juice and Styrian Goldings hops (12% ABV)
  • Coppertail Brewing Co. (Tampa, Florida) – Raspberry Lychee Foeder Beer
  • Escape Brewing Company (Trinity, Florida) – Overnight Sensation: Brett Barrel Aged Saison w/ Raspberries (7% ABV)
  • Hidden Springs Ale Works (Tampa, Florida) – Pretty In Pink: Raspberry Lemon Gose (5% ABV)
  • 7venth Sun Brewery (Tampa & Dunedin, Florida) – Vultures From the Past: Barrel Aged Barley Wine (12% ABV)
  • 7venth Sun Brewery (Tampa & Dunedin, Florida) – Drinks with Chocolate: Chocolate Coconut Imperial Sweet Stout (10% ABV)
  • 7venth Sun Brewery (Tampa & Dunedin, Florida) – Berry White: Raspberry, Blueberry, Blackberry Berliner with Lactose (5% ABV)
  • Overflow Brewing Company (St. Petersburg, Florida) – TBA
  • Late Start Brewing (Tampa, Florida) – TBA

In addition to the beers listed above, Special Hoperations will be at the Tampa location pouring some awesome homebrewed beer for donation. The Dunedin Brewers Guild and the New World Celts will be doing the same at the brewery’s Dunedin location.

Fundraising

If you would like to make a direct financial donation to the cause, you can click here to do so.  All proceeds will be donated to The Spring of Tampa Bay and CASA St. Pete.  There will be collection areas for cash donations at both 7venth Sun locations during the event, but the brewery does ask that you use the fundraising link for any/all credit card donations.

Donation Drive

The Break the Silence event will also act as a donation drive to supply The Spring of Tampa Bay and CASA St. Pete with personal care items, kitchen essentials, and all the other necessities that they so desperately need to function.  You can view a list of the most needed items by clicking here.  Donated items can be dropped off at either 7venth Sun location during the event or on the days leading up to the event.

Silent Auction

Both 7venth Sun locations will hold a silent auction (or possibly a raffle) during the event as another means of raising funds for The Spring of Tampa Bay and CASA St. Pete. These auctions will include items such as rare/”super fancy” beers, gift cards from local businesses, artwork, etc.  If you would like to donate an item for the silent auction/raffle, you can email Devon Kreps at info@7venthsun.com to set that up.

Other Info

  • LOKO Cuisine will be at the Tampa location of 7venth Sun to dish out some grub from its new pop-up concept, LOKO-Q Florida-Style Barbecue. Those wishing to experience these tasty eats will need to buy a food ticket in advance from LOKO Cuisine. If you would like to see the menu and/or secure food tickets, you can do so by clicking here. A portion of the proceeds raised from food ticket sales will be donated to the cause.
  • The Dunedin location of 7venth Sun will have a spread of awesome smoked foods available as a dining option.  100% of proceeds raised will go to donation.  Menu to be announced soon.
  • Shuffle will set up a pop-up shuffle court at 7venth Sun’s Tampa location. There will be a suggested minimum donation of $5 to play – 100% of proceeds to be donated.
  • Arielle Stevenson will be spinnin’ some records at the brewery’s Tampa location.

That should just about cover all the information currently available concerning 7venth Sun’s Break the Silence event.  If more info surfaces between now and the event, we will be sure to update you here with those details.

This is an event that we should all attend because this is a subject that we should all talk about. If you are in the Tampa area and free on October 7, just go ahead and block that date out on your calendar, extend an invite to your friends, pick up a few items for the donation drive, and join us at one of the 7venth Sun Brewery locations so that we can all band together to “Break the Cycle. Break the Chains. Break the Silence.” We hope to see you all then.  Prost!

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7venth Sun Brewery & IchiLOKO Join Forces for Freak Your Tiki Beer Dinner & Can Release

LOKOlargeOn Sunday, June 3, LOKO Cuisine and Ichicoro Ramen will team up once again with 7venth Sun Brewery – Tampa (6809 N Nebraska Ave | Tampa, Florida) to host a very special IchiLOKO: Freak Your Tiki Can Release and Beer Dinner.

The creative culinary minds from LOKO Cuisine and Ichicoro (a.k.a. IchiLOKO) will welcome the approaching summer by going tiki and island-inspired for the latest installment in their collaboration series.  Kicking off at 5 p.m. on June 3, the IchiLOKO: Freak Your Tiki Beer Dinner will be an all-you-can-eat, self-serve feast featuring a spread of delicious tropical island dishes that have been given that signature IchiLOKO flair.  As an added bonus, The Revolution Ice Cream Company will get in on the action by “creating boozy treats to cool you off” during the dessert portion of the meal.  The menu speaks for itself and we will allow it to do just that:

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To cover the beer portion of the dinner, 7venth Sun Brewery will be pouring up seven different tiki cocktail-inspired beers AND a Tart Wheat Brett Beer with Pineapple and Orange Zest brewed in collaboration with Overflow Brewing Company.

Tickets for the Freak Your Tiki Beer Dinner are available now for $32.10 each, and you can purchase yours by clicking here. Ticket cost includes the all-you-can-eat dinner and one pour of beer (pint or snifter of equal value). Physical tickets will not be issued, but your name will be added to a paid list once the purchase process is completed. FYI: Everyone in your party will have to check in under the purchaser’s name at the door.

In addition to the beer dinner, 7venth Sun will also be doing a Limited Release of a Tiki Beer in cans.  The can release will begin at noon on June 3 and the cost of the cans are not included in the beer dinner’s ticket cost.  You do not have to attend the beer dinner to participate in the can release.  Also, if things work out, there may be a special bottle release as well.  We will be sure to update you here just as soon as any further information surfaces on the can release and that possible bottle release.  Stay tuned.

If you are free on June 3 and interested in enjoying a Sunday full of awesome in the Seminole Heights area of Tampa, it sounds like the IchiLOKO: Freak Your Tiki festivities at 7venth Sun have you covered.  Just keep in mind that IchiLOKO events tend to sell out quickly, so you should probably just go ahead and lock down your tickets ASAP.  Prost!

Craft Brewers Nationwide Collaborate on Epic Bottle Auction For ‘We Are Stoneman Douglas’ Charity Event

50 vintage and rare signed bottles from over two dozen breweries will auction online to raise funds for victims’ families and survivors of the tragic Parkland, FL shooting.

 

OAKLAND PARK, FL (April 5, 2018) – Following the horrific events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida this past February, brewers from across the country are coming together to offer assistance and support to those affected most. Over two dozen brewers nationwide have donated rare and vintage bottles of beer — many of which are signed by owners, founders, and head brewers from companies such as Stone Brewing, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, and more — in what has become an epic and unique lot of craft beer for the ages.

This lot is being auctioned online via the We Are Stoneman Douglas site (https://one.bidpal.net/wearemsd, click “Auction Items” on menu) with proceeds benefiting the Broward Education Foundation’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas fund. One hundred percent of all funds generated by this project will directly benefit the families of victims, survivors, and those affected by this tragedy. A second lot of signed barrel-aged and vintage beers from Funky Buddha Brewery, and a private dinner for 30, will also be auctioned.

This online auction (with over 50 other incredible auction items) is being organized by the Parkland Golf & Country Club located in Parkland, FL with assistance from Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park, Florida. Individuals can bid on the online auctions through Sunday, April 8th. Due to regulations, these bottle lots will be available for local pickup only.

“This has been an amazing show of support and solidarity from brewers around the country, most of whom signed on and contributed unbelievable beers within minutes,” says Ryan Sentz, co-founder of Funky Buddha Brewery and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School graduate. “Although this tragedy was horrific beyond words, we can take heart in the incredible response from the community and others that shows we have the strength and bravery to rise above it and make a true difference in people’s lives.”
 
Bottles include (pictured above):
Funky Buddha Lot:
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**Editor’s Note: The writers at Mashing In typically prefer to write their own content, but we all decided it was best to immediately post this press release verbatim due to its important subject matter and the timely nature of this auction.**

LOKO Cuisine to host Stanger Things Easter Brunch at 7venth Sun Brewery

lokocuisinelogoOn Sunday, April 1 at 11 a.m., LOKO Cuisine and 7venth Sun Brewery – Tampa (6809 N Nebraska Ave | Tampa, Florida) will team up to turn your Easter feast upside down with a special Stanger Things Brunch event.

In recognition of the “first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox” (a.k.a. Easter and April Fool’s Day), LOKO Cuisine will set up shop at 7venth Sun Brewery’s Tampa location to serve the following “4-course menu inspired by characters, predatory creatures and alternative dimensions from the science-fiction horror series Stranger Things”:

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Since this event is also a play on the name of one of 7venth Sun’s co-founders, Justin Stange, the brewery will be offering his Stange Beer “along with The Pineapple Upside Down Kolsch and D’Artagnan 3 Musketeers Milk Stout” as perfect pairing options for the menu listed above.  One pint or snifter of equal value is included in the cost of the meal, but you will have the option to purchase additional pours à la carte if you wish to do so.

In addition to the beer and brunch pairing, Lowry Parcade will also be on-site with some retro arcade games and the event’s ambiance will be properly set with a soundtrack of killer 80’s tunes.  Nitro infused cold brew coffee options from Ginger Beard Coffee will also be available for an additional cost.

Tickets for the Stanger Things Brunch are available now for $32.10 each, and you can purchase yours by clicking here. Ticket cost includes the four-course brunch and one pour of beer (pint or snifter of equal value). Physical tickets will not be issued, but your name will be added to a paid list once the purchase process is completed. FYI: Everyone in your party will have to check in under the purchaser’s name at the door.

Fair Warning: LOKO Cuisine events tend to sell out quickly.  If you are free on April 1 and wish to relive the awesomeness that was the 80’s while you get your grub on, be sure to lock down your tickets for the Stanger Things Brunch as soon as possible.  Prost!

7venth Sun Brewery Announces Plans for 6th Anniversary Party

7venthSunlogo7venth Sun Brewery (Dunedin & Tampa, Florida) will celebrate its 6th Anniversary on Sunday, January 7 with parties to be held at both brewery locations.

Devon Kreps and Justin Stange established 7venth Sun Brewery in Dunedin back in 2012.  Although they originally intended to open a large production facility at that time, the country’s housing and economic problems made it nearly impossible for them to secure funding.  The two ultimately decided to start small, and this “proved serendipitous as it allowed the creation of a wide variety of styles” and an opportunity to be at the forefront of the “Florida Weisse” movement.  This approach quickly endeared them to the area’s craft beer community and gave the brewery the chance to grow at its own pace.  And grow it did.  In August of 2017, Kreps and Stange opened a beautiful facility in the Seminole Heights area of Tampa to give 7venth Sun two locations that each have their own independent charm and personality.  They have since installed and refurbished some foeders, shifted focus to barrel-aged beers (both sour and spirit-aged), started canning, and remain dedicated to “[pushing] the limits of style descriptions and categories” through innovation and creativity.

With all of that said, it is obvious that everything leading up to the brewery’s 6th anniversary has given the folks at 7venth Sun Brewery plenty to celebrate with their fans.  Since this 6th Anniversary Party will take place simultaneously at two locations, we have a good amount of details to go over.  So . . . let’s break it all down:

The Basics

What – 7venth Sun Brewery 6th Anniversary Party
Where – 7venth Sun Brewery – Dunedin: 1012 Broadway, Dunedin, Florida; and 7venth Sun Brewery – Tampa: 6809 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, Florida
When – Sunday, January 7 from noon to 10 p.m. at 7venth Sun Brewery – Dunedin; noon to 11 p.m. at 7venth Sun Brewery – Tampa

The Beer

You simply cannot have a brewery anniversary party without a killer tap list, and it is quite clear that the good people at 7venth Sun are more than aware of this requirement.  Here’s what they have in store for those attending the festivities:

  • Real Men Wear Skirts Scotch Ale, collaboration with Terrapin Beer Co.
  • Partners In Crime: Pineapple Mango Foedre Aged Beer
  • Bank’s Closed: Saison fermented with Chardonnay grape must
  • Just A Phase: Foedre Aged Farmhouse Saison blend
  • I’ll Show you Mine Belgian Quadruple, collaboration with Hidden Springs Ale Works
  • Sakura Obscura: Pomegranate Cherry Berliner
  • Electric Wizard: Strawberry Citra IPA
  • First Date: Salted Caramel and Espresso Imperial Sweet Stout
  • Welcome to the Galaxy: Citrus Session IPA
  • Tropical Chronical: Mango, Passionfruit, Guava, Coconut Berliner
  • Barrel Aged Farmhouse Blend #2: Blended Barrel Aged Farmhouse
  • Chain Mail Dessert: Peanut Butter Fudge Imperial Sweet Stout
  • Saison in Paradise: Saison brewed with Grains of Paradise
  • I’m Positively Loopy IPL
  • Ocean Front Property: Hoppy Amarillo Wheat
  • Vanilla Wizard: Vanilla Strawberry Citra IPA
  • Made in the 7un: Barleywine aged on whole bean coffee by Made
  • Pseudo Basic: Coffee Vanilla Imperial Sweet Stout
  • Saison Caribe: Brett Saison brewed with Hibiscus and Lime zest
  • Intergalactic: Galaxy Session IPA
  • Stange Beer: Kolsch
  • Brewers Lager
  • Pandora’s Punch: Lemon, lime, pineapple Berliner
  • Under the Lights: Guava Saison
  • Vultures from the Past Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine
  • The Klaw Imperial Stout
  • Barrel Aged Farmhouse Blend #1: Blended Barrel Aged Farmhouse
  • Sugar Britches Imperial Sweet Stout
  • Graffiti Orange Creamsicle Wheat
  • Headbanger IPA
  • Time Bomb Session IPA with Citra and Nelson
  • Mangrove Double IPA

Other Fun Stuff

  • The party at the Tampa location will also have food trucks on site throughout the day and feature live musical entertainment from Ramblegrass Band (2 p.m. to 6 p.m.).
  • The party at the Dunedin location will be focused more on the tap list and serving as a chance to have a “Sunday Funday” with all those in attendance.

Admission

The 7venth Sun 6th Anniversary Party is free to attend at both locations.  This is a come as you are and pay as you go event.

That should just about cover all the information that is currently available.  More details are sure to surface as we get closer to Sunday’s 7venth Sun 6th Anniversary Party, and we will be sure to update this post with that information just as soon as we have it.  Stay tuned.

We hope to see you all on Sunday as we raise a glass with crew at 7venth Sun to six great years and the many more ahead.  Prost!

7venth Sun Brewery Gears Up for Grand Opening of Tampa Facility

7venthSunTampaPosterAt 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 12, 7venth Sun Brewery (Dunedin & Tampa, Florida) will officially open their new brewery and taproom in Tampa with a Grand Opening celebration comprised of collaboration beers, tasty grub, live music and plenty of good times.

Since first opening their doors in Dunedin in 2012, Devon Kreps and Justin Stange, founders of 7venth Sun Brewery, have firmly established themselves in the Central Florida craft beer scene.  Their lineup of Belgian-style brews, IPAs, barrel-aged beers, and oak-aged sours has earned 7venth Sun a stellar reputation that has craft beer lovers across the country eager to try anything coming out of the brewery.  Business has been good, and now Devon and Justin are ready to bring the 7venth Sun vibe to Tampa proper by opening a new brewery and taproom at 6809 North Nebraska Avenue.  It goes without saying that they have quite a bit planned for their Grand Opening Party on August 12, so let’s break it all down.

The Basics

What – Grand Opening of 7venth Sun Brewery – Tampa
When – Saturday, August 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Where – 6809 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, Florida

The Beer

In addition to a full lineup of awesome 7venth Sun brews, this Grand Opening is going next level by featuring special collaborations with the following EIGHT breweries:

**UPDATE 8/11/17**  Here’s the full taplist for the event:

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The Food

7venth Sun has arranged for Ramen and Waffles Food Truck and Buddy Brew Coffee and Food to be on site to handle any grub and/or coffee needs you may encounter during the event.

The Entertainment

To keep the party going, Lowry Parcade will be onsite with a Pop Up setup of games, and live music will be provided by The Heavy Pets at 7 p.m.

This Grand Opening event is free to attend and pay as you go.  This is going be a hell of a good time so get your friends together, make a day out of it, and give 7venth Sun Brewery a proper welcome to Tampa on August 12.  Prost!