7venth Sun Brewery’s Tampa Location is Turning Two & It’s Time for a Party

7venthSunLogoBW7venth Sun Brewery (Dunedin | Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of its Tampa location on Thursday, August 15 with a party featuring a lengthy list of specialty taps and a couple bottle releases.

Another year has come and gone, and it was another amazing year that has allowed Tampa’s craft beer community the opportunity to enjoy the stellar beers and good vibes pouring from 7venth Sun Brewery – Tampa. Whether it is with a bottle release, a theme party, a beer and food pairing, an inclusion event or a block party, 7venth Sun is consistently there to offer all their fans a tasty beverage, a well-thought-out event and an incredible experience on the regular.  Now, as the 7venth Sun crew looks toward Year 3 in their absolutely gorgeous Tampa taproom and brewery, they are inviting everyone to the brewery on August 15 to raise one more glass to Year 2 with an Anniversary Party. There is a good amount of information to cover when it comes to this shindig, so let’s just go ahead and break it all down.

The Basics

What – 7venth Sun Tampa is Turning Two
When – Noon to Midnight on Thursday, August 15
Where – 7venth Sun Brewery – Tampa |6809 N Nebraska Ave | Tampa, Florida

Anniversary Party Tap List

You simply cannot have a party at 7venth Sun without a tap list filled with inventive/imaginative takes on various beer styles, and this one is keeping that trend alive. The tap wall is guaranteed to be full, but the following offerings are the featured taps for the 2nd Anniversary Party:

  • Ridin’ the Wake – Red Dragonfruit, Passionfruit Berliner
  • Warheads Sour AF – Blue Raspberry Warheads Berliner
  • Giraffes in the Attic – Guava Mango Berliner
  • Montana Orange – Orange Creamsicle Milkshake IPA
  • Andean Blackberry Mojito Berliner – Andean Blackberries, Mint and Lime
  • Triple C Imperial Sweet Stout – Coffee, Cacao and Toasted Coconut
Bottle Release

To make sure that this party has a dessert worthy enough for the occasion, 7venth Sun teamed up with the crew at Angry Chair Brewing (Tampa, Florida) to create the following Pastry Stouts:

  • Candid Photo – Imperial Sweet Stout with Maple, Toasted Walnuts and Pecans
  • Family Portrait – Imperial Sweet Stout with Peanut Butter and Coconut

Candid Photo and Family Portrait will be available for purchase by the bottle during this event.  There is no information concerning bottle size, bottle limit or price available at this time, but we will be sure to update you with that info just as soon as we have it.

Other Info
  • 7venth Sun will be breaking out the slushy machine for this party! The specialty slushy has yet to be determined but will be announced soon. Update to come!
  • Xtreme Tacos will be on-site at 5 p.m. to handle any taco/burrito cravings you happen to encounter during this event.

The 7venth Sun Tampa is Turning Two Party does not require a ticket, is free to attend, and is a pay as you go event.  All you have to do is get your craft brew-lovin’ crew together, head to Seminole Heights on Thursday, and just settle in for another amazing day/evening celebrating beer and life with the incredible people at 7venth Sun Brewery – Tampa.  We hope to see you all there. Prost!

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7venth Sun Brewery Schedules Bottle Release for Disputed Origins Imperial Stout

7venthCultivation7venth Sun Brewery (Dunedin & Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Bottle Release of Disputed Origins, a Piña Colada Imperial Stout brewed in collaboration with Cultivation Brewing Company (Sarasota, Florida), on June 14.

Named in reference to the many origin stories surrounding the Piña Colada cocktail, Disputed Origins is a Piña Colada-inspired Imperial Stout that boasts additions of pineapple, coconut and vanilla.  Although marrying these ingredients with an Imperial Stout may seem “odd” on paper, the 7venth Sun/Cultivation Brewing tag team brew crew assures that Disputed Origins (11.7% ABV) is just “as delicious as the frosty tropical beverage” itself.

Disputed Origins will officially release in 7venth Sun’s Dunedin and Tampa tasting rooms at noon on Friday, June 14.  This Limited Release will be available for purchase in bottles to-go and on draft during the event.  Disputed Origins is a tasting room exclusive release and is not expected to see distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for Disputed Origins from 7venth Sun Brewery & Cultivation Brewing Company

Release – Limited; June 14, 2019
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 11.7%
Added Ingredients – Pineapple, coconut & vanilla
Fun Fact – On the history of the Piña Colada: “Puerto Rico is the birthplace of the Piña Colada (strained pineapple in Spanish). The creator of one of the most popular frozen cocktails (it even has its own national holiday – July 10th), is still hotly disputed. It may have been in the early 1800’s by a pirate known as El Pirata Cofresí; he stole from rich merchants and gave the spoils to the poor in Puerto Rico, but the recipe was lost when he was caught and executed. It didn’t resurface again until the 1950’s and there are three other different people and places that claim to have invented it.

Availability – Bottles & draft
Distribution – None. Tasting Room exclusive release

LOKO Cuisine Brings Game of Scones: Eggs & Kegs Brunch to 7venth Sun Brewery

lokocuisinelogoOn Easter Sunday, April 21 at 11 a.m., LOKO Cuisine will celebrate the long-awaited return of Game of Thrones by hosting a Game of Scones: Eggs & Kegs event at the Tampa location of 7venth Sun Brewery (6809 N Nebraska Ave| Tampa, Florida).

Brunch is coming, and this time LOKO Cuisine has teamed up with Heights Meat Market and Bake n’ Babes to serve the ultimate Game-of-Thrones-inspired brunch at 7venth Sun Brewery.  This special Eggs & Kegs event will feature the following four-course menu that will be served buffet-style alongside a spread of delicious mini scones from Bake n’ Babes:

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7venth Sun will offer LOKO Raspberry Lemonade Gose and a lineup of limited-edition GoT-inspired beers as the perfect pairings for this brunch.  As an added bonus, this event will also serve as a can release for LOKO Raspberry Lemonade Gose.  If you find yourself in need of a caffeine fix while at this event, Ginger Beard Coffee will be on-site serving up their nitro infused coffee and tea (for an additional cost).

Tickets for Game of Scones are available now for $32.55 each, and you can purchase yours by clicking here. Ticket cost includes the four-course brunch and “one horn of ale or goblet of wine.” 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.

If you have been on the hunt for a spot that will satisfy your needs for both Easter brunch AND all the Game of Thrones conversation your Sci-Fi/Fantasy-lovin’ heart can handle, look no further than Game of Scones: Eggs & Kegs.  Just be sure to lock down your tickets as soon as possible because LOKO Cuisine events tend to sell out with a quickness.  Prost!

TBBW 2019 Event: Hangover Day – Donuts & Dessert at 7venth Sun Brewery

7venthSunLogoBoth7venth Sun Brewery (Dunedin & Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will put the finishing touches on Tampa Bay Beer Week (TBBW) by hosting its 7th Annual Hangover Day: Donuts & Dessert on Sunday, March 10 at the brewery’s Tampa and Dunedin locations.

Organized to give Tampa Bay Beer Week attendees one last hurrah before they have to return to reality, 7venth Sun’s Hangover Day 2019 will end things on sweet note by taking on the theme of “Donuts and Dessert”.  Considering that this event is jam-packed with a plethora of donut and/or dessert-themed beers, guest brewers, and even a special bottle release, we think the best move here is to just break the whole thing down and give you all the details in a format that is both easy to read and navigate.  So . . . let’s get to it!

The Basics

What – Hangover Day 2019: Donuts & Dessert
When – Noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday, March 10
Where – 7venth Sun Brewery – Tampa |6809 N Nebraska Ave | Tampa, Florida AND 7venth Sun Brewery – Dunedin | 1012 E Broadway Ave | Dunedin, Florida

Guest Breweries

It is not a proper Hangover Day unless you get to suffer/celebrate with your friends, so 7venth Sun has invited representatives from the following breweries to hangout during the event:

The Tap Lists

The Hangover Day tap lists at both 7venth Sun locations will be absolutely massive and loaded down with a ridiculous amount of rare, tasty treats from 7venth Sun and those guest breweries mentioned above.  Here’s how the tap lists are looking at this time (all beers are 7venth Sun offering unless otherwise indicated):

Beers Available at Both 7venth Sun Locations

  • Cigar City Brewing | Donut Hunahpu’s
  • My Everything – Berliner with Blueberry, Blackberry, Raspberry, Lactose & Vanilla
  • Infinity & Jelly Donuts Berliner – Raspberry, Donuts & Vanilla
  • After School Special – Rice Krispy Treat Berliner
  • Skittlez – Berliner with Skittles Candy
  • Strawberry Shortcake Berliner
  • D’Artagnan – Milk Stout with 3 Musketeers Candy
  • Blackberry Lime Puff Berliner
  • Sour Patch Adults – Berliner with Sour Patch Kids Candy
  • Sprinkelz Donut Imperial Sweet Stout
  • Eat Your Cocoa Nibs – Bourbon Barrel -aged Imperial Stout with Cacao and Toasted Coconut
  • Double Chocolate Chip Flapjack – Imperial Sweet Stout with Cacao, Maple, Vanilla, Lactose and aged on Cypress Wood
  • Loco for the Coco – Imperial Sweet Stout with Cacao, Toasted Coconut and Lactose
  • Pecan Cheesecake Berliner
  • Bun Bar Stout – Imperial Sweet Stout with Pecan, Vanilla & Maple
  • Public Love – Mango Key-Lime Pie Wheat
  • Carrot Cake Belgian Seasonal with Carrot Cake, Allspice, Nutmeg & Brown Sugar
  • Chocolate Covered Orange Milk Stout
  • Mole con Cacahuetes – Imperial Sweet Stout with Peanut, Cacao, Chilies, Allspice, Cinnamon & Lactose
  • Raspberry Pistachio Imperial Sweet Stout
  • Guava, Key-lime Pie Berliner
  • The Upside Down – Belgian Golden Ale with Pineapple, Cherry & Vanilla
  • Chocolate Covered Strawberry Berliner
  • Monkey Wrecked – Bananas Foster Berliner
  • XOXOXOXO – Tequila Barrel Aged Imperial Sweet Stout with Coffee and Vanilla. 

Beers Available at 7venth Sun’s Tampa Location Only 

  • Calusa Brewing | Rollin’ Out – Cinnamon Roll Imperial Sweet Stout (Collaboration with Hidden Springs Ale Works)
  • Free Will Brewing Co. | Chocolate Coconut Ralphius – Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout
  • Reve Brewing | What the French Toast – Imperial Stout with Coffee, Cinnamon, Maple & Vanilla
  • Central State Brewing | Raspberry – Raspberry Lactose Sour
  • Late Start Brewing | TBA
  • B. Nektar Meadery | Believe – Apple Mead with Orange Blossom Honey

Beers Available at 7venth Sun’s Dunedin Location Only

  • B. Nektar MeaderyWildberry Pyment

 

Bottle Release

Hangover Day 2019 will also act as the bottle release for XOXOXOXO, a Tequila Barrel-aged Sweet Stout with Vanilla and Coffee.  Bottles of XOXOXOXO will be available for purchase at both 7venth Sun locations.  More info to come on pricing and bottle limits.

Alright, that should cover all the information currently available for Hangover Day 2019 at 7venth Sun Brewery.  If any more details surface before the event, we will be sure to update this post with that info just as soon as we get it.

If you are still in town on Sunday, be sure to swing by a 7venth Sun location and end your TBBW experience properly at Hangover Day.  This is a come as you are/pay-as-you-go event, so no tickets are needed to attend. All you need to bring is your ID, a way to pay for your beers, and the hangover that you will most definitely be nursing by Sunday.  See you all then. Prost!

 

 

7venth Sun Brewery & LOKO Cuisine Team Up for Valentine’s-Themed Triple Bottle Release

7venthSunLOKO_edited7venth Sun Brewery (Dunedin & Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will host “For the Love of Chocolate!”, a special bottle release event featuring three chocolate-centric beers brewed in collaboration with LOKO Cuisine, on Thursday, February 14.

To bring the appropriate amount of chocolaty goodness to your Valentine’s Day this year, 7venth Sun Brewery recently brought in John LoScalzo of LOKO Cuisine to “put his creative, wonderful and talented chef brain to work on some delicious beer ideas” that all feature cacao nibs from Pinellas Chocolate.  As usual, LoScalzo came through to produce some amazing flavor combinations that he and the brewery translated into the following three culinary-inspired Imperial Sweet Stouts that will be featured at the “For the Love of Chocolate!” Bottle Release (descriptions sourced directly from 7venth Sun’s event page on Facebook):

  • LOKO for the Coco – Chocolate & toasted coconut Imperial Sweet Stout (a distant relative of Eat Your Coco Nibs, for those who are acquainted)
  • Mole con Cacahuetes – Mole is typically made with a plethora of ingredients from the pantry like chili, spices, chocolate and nuts. We chose peanuts to blend with the complex flavors of this Imperial Sweet Stout with guajillo and ancho chilies, cacao nibs, roasted peanuts, cinnamon, allspice and lactose.
  • Double Chocolate Chip Flapjack Stack – If you don’t know, brunch is pretty much LOKO Cuisine’s jam – so we couldn’t neglect a brunch-inspired beer. Gossip with your friends over this Imperial Sweet Stout with cacao nibs, maple, vanilla and lactose aged on cypress wood. (seriously it tastes like chocolate chip pancakes)

All three beers above are priced at $17 per bottle and will go on sale at both 7venth Sun locations at noon on Valentine’s Day.  These beers will be available as long as supplies last and there will be no bottle limits.

In addition to the triple bottle release, “For the Love of Chocolate!” will also feature a few special beer tappings at both 7venth Sun locations.  As far as food goes, Xtreme Tacos will be at the Tampa location at 6 p.m. to collaborate with LOKO Cuisine on “a mole chicken Valentine’s dinner special” that will pair beautifully with the featured beers.  Guests attending in Dunedin are encouraged to venture next door to HopScotch Cafe to experience their “charcuterie and cheese boards in addition to their delicious salads and sandwiches.”

For those keeping score at home, this event features indulgent levels of chocolate, decadent adult beverages, and delicious food options.  So . . . it pretty much sounds like 7venth Sun and LOKO Cuisine just handled all your Valentine’s Day needs in one sweet package.  Whether you are in Dunedin or Tampa, do the right thing, swing by a 7venth Sun location and treat yourself (and anyone you feel inclined to bring along) to everything this “For the Love of Chocolate!” event has to offer.  Prost!

Tasting Notes: Mangrove Double IPA from 7venth Sun Brewery

7venthmangrovepour_editedFor our first installment of Tasting Notes in 2019, we are recognizing the 7venth Anniversary of 7venth Sun Brewery (Dunedin & Tampa, Florida) in our own little way by taking a look at one of their long-standing Core offerings, Mangrove Double IPA.

Crafted to be nothing more than a massive, old school, in-your-face representation of the style, Mangrove is a Double India Pale Ale loaded with Amarillo, Simcoe and Columbus hops.  Palate bruising in nature, Mangrove weighs in at a crushing 10% ABV.

Mangrove is typically available Year-Round on draft at both 7venth Sun locations and occasionally available in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans.

With that sparse amount of background information now out of the way, I do believe it is finally time to test the waters and explore this Mangrove with some Tasting Notes!

Tasting Notes for Mangrove Double IPA from 7venth Sun Brewery

Appearance: This Double IPA is a bright burnt orange to amber in color and is wearing right at a finger of frothy, pure white foam.  When held to direct light, vibrancy grows to produce more sunburst orange tones surrounding a darker amber core.  The beer is more dark and blurry than hazy, but light is still allowed to easily pass through to offer a semblance of clarity.  Retention is fair, but the remaining chunky ring puts in some nice work as it notches the glass after each sip.

Aroma:  The hops have certainly come to play as this thing opens with a punchy burst of citrus (grapefruit, orange and lemon mostly), pine, light spice, and a whisper of earthiness.  Pale malts and a touch of clean grain are present, but they translate as less sweet and more supportive of that hop-sourced spice and earthiness.

Taste:  Not much unlike the nose, the flavor is beautifully hop-driven with fruity notes of sweet orange, a bright bracing bite of grapefruit, freshly zested lemons, and just a sliver of pineapple.  Pine then surfaces to add some attention-seeking resiny goodness, but it is nicely tempered by a caramel malt presence that gently and oh so carefully embraces the profile to smooth everything right out.

Mouthfeel:  Medium in body with a medium carbonation level, this brew is rich with hop oils that pleasantly saturate and coat the palate.  Although it is nice and sticky, it still has the ability to – in due time – dry out nicely.  The malts might bring some sweetness near the finish, but this beer is not at all shy about the fact that it leans heavily toward the bitter/hoppy side.  Without even a hint of heat or burn, the 10% ABV is incredibly well-hidden and deceiving.  The aftertaste is a good mix of citrus and resinous pine.

Final Thoughts: Without a doubt, the greatest thing about Mangrove Double IPA is that it is always there – at either 7venth Sun location – to remind the grizzled old hopheads like myself of why we fell in love with hops long before hype blurred the lines with New England/Hazy/Juicy/Milkshake/etc. IPAs.  With a statement like that, I realize that I should probably ask that you please excuse my “get off my lawn” moment. You see, I honestly do believe those shiny new IPA thingies have a place in the craft beer community.  Hell, I have enjoyed more than my share, but I also quite often find myself missing bitterness in my IPAs/DIPAs . . . and that is when I turn to a beer like Mangrove.

This DIPA explores all aspects of the hops utilized in its recipe by showcasing their juicy qualities (not to mention piney, floral, earthy and spicy notes as well) alongside that intensely exhilarating hoppy bite.  With that said, expert craftsmanship keeps things from getting out of hand by finding a sweet – but not too sweet – spot of contrasting maltiness. Not just present to supply body, these malts also impart flavor and balance so that the finished beer will remain dynamic but still easy-drinking. Perfection is damn near a requirement to pull off a beer like Mangrove, and that is why it demands your respect and still carries a torch for those hoppy beers of old.  Steadfast in its mission, Mangrove Double IPA is patiently waiting for you.  Be sure to check it out if you get the chance.  Prost!

 

7venth Sun Brewery Plans to Celebrate 7venth Anniversary with Weekend of Events

7venthSunLogoBoth7venth Sun Brewery (Dunedin & Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will observe its 7venth Anniversary with a weekend of customer-appreciation-themed events that will span from Friday, January 4 to Monday, January 7.

Since a seventh anniversary is widely referred to as the “copper anniversary”, the crew at 7venth Sun Brewery has decided to recognize their 7venth Anniversary by treating their fans to a weekend-long, copper-themed celebration jam-packed with opportunities for them to spread more than a little love to their dedicated fans.  The 7venth Anniversary events and releases are many, so it is probably best if we just break the whole weekend down for ease of use and to ensure that we do not miss any of the important details.

The Basics

What – 7venth Sun 7venth Anniversary Celebration
When – Friday, January 4 to Monday, January 7
Where – 7venth Sun Brewery – Tampa |6809 N Nebraska Ave | Tampa, Florida AND 7venth Sun Brewery – Dunedin | 1012 E Broadway Ave | Dunedin, Florida

The Events

  • 7venth Annversary Swag Debut | Friday, January 4 – Get your limited edition 7venth Anniversary etched copper mugs along with the anniversary t-shirts. Copper mugs are 17oz and cost $17, tee-shirts are $20.Special TappingsCool as a Cuke, Cucumber, Blueberry, Ginger Mule Inspired Berliner; Java, Eh?, Maple Coffee Milk Stout; 7venth Anniversary Brett IPA
  • 7venth Anniversary Brett IPA Bottle Release | Saturday, January 5 – Since nothing is more quintessentially 7venth Sun than Brett + IPA, the brewery’s 7venth Anniversary beer is an India Pale Ale that was hopped with 7 different varieties of hops and inoculated with brettanomyces. This will be a very limited bottle run.
  • T-Shirt Shop Appreciation Day | Saturday, January 5 – Wear a 7venth Sun T-shirt or hat on T-Shirt Shop Appreciation Day and get $1 off all draft beers. Buy a t-shirt or hat and get a free draft beer.  Since a 7venth Anniversary wouldn’t be complete without updating the T-Shirt Shop, limited edition 7venth Anniversary t-shirts will be available while supplies last.
    Special TappingsRedheaded Dragon, Red Dragonfruit and Ginger Mule Inspired Berliner; Purple Saurus Rex, Lemon and Grape Berliner; In Essence, Brut IPA with Passion Fruit and Honey
  • Local’s Appreciation Day | Sunday, January 6 – Swing by either 7venth Sun location with a local ID and get 25% off draft beers & growler fills on Sunday January 6th. Further details TBA.
    Special TappingsHomme de Fleur, Elderflower, Lavender and Ginger Mule Inspired Berliner; Galaxy Glitter, Grapefruit and Orange Berliner
  • 7venth Mule Can Release | Monday, January 7 – Moscow Mule-inspired Berliner Weisse with lime and ginger.  You get it? Moscow Mules come in copper mugs . . . Copper Anniversary. Correlation!
    Special TappingsOur Favorite Ginger, Strawberry, Mint, Lime and Ginger Mule Inspired Beer; Some More Lovin’, Smore Milk Stout, Craft Billionaire, Guava Raspberry Berliner
  • 7venth Sun Bottle Share | Monday, January 7 at DUNEDIN LOCATION ONLY – Participate in a bottle share of 7venth Sun beers over the years. You must bring a 7venth bottle to participate in the share. This is happening in DUNEDIN ONLY.
    Did we mention . . . BOTTLE SHARE IS DUNEDIN ONLY!
  • In addition to the scheduled events and releases, 7venth Sun plans to tap a wealth of special beers – including other Moscow Mule-inspired beers – at both locations throughout the weekend.

That covers all the information currently available for the 7venth Anniversary weekend, but make sure you check back because we plan to update this post with exact details on the 7venth Mule can release and the 7venth Anniversary Brett IPA bottle release just as soon we get our hands on that info.

If you are free this weekend and plan to be anywhere near Tampa or Dunedin, make a point to swing by a 7venth Sun location and raise a glass with the folks at the brewery to seven amazing years and the many more ahead of them.  Prost!

 

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!

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.**