TBBW 2019 Event: Magnanimous Brewing Spotlight at Angry Chair Brewing

MagnanimousLogoFor its only on-site event during Tampa Bay Beer Week (TBBW), Angry Chair Brewing (Tampa, Florida) will host Magnanimous Brewing (Tampa, Florida) for a special brewery spotlight and tap takeover at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5.

Although the taproom over at the soon-to-be-opened Magnanimous Brewing is not yet ready to accommodate guests, the Magnanimous brewers have still been hard at work concocting some seriously intriguing brews in hopes of sharing them with the beer-loving masses that will be in town for TBBW. Not wanting to see those hopes dashed, the folks at Angry Chair have offered to turn their taps over to their Magnanimous friends for a brewery spotlight on March 5.  This event will showcase the following tap list of Magnanimous brews:

  • Skull Reaper International Light Lager
  • Death To All But Citra IPA
  • Doom Swagger Strawberry Coco Nut Sweet Stout
  • Progeny Lager w/ Ella Hops
  • Vorel Table Saison w/ Helga Hops
  • Phony Tough Imperial Brown Porter
  • Glazed Donut Porter
  • #Snacks Imperial Porter w/ Peanut Butter & Raspberries

In addition to the Magnanimous beers above, Angry Chair will be tapping a few undisclosed goodies as well.  You will just have to attend to find out what they have in store for the evening.

The Magnanimous Brewing tap takeover at Angry Chair is a free to attend, pay-as-you-go event.  Although this event is not ticketed, it is possible that the limited capacity at Angry Chair could lead to some delays when it comes to getting in or ordering a beer.  Keep that in mind just in case there happens to be a line . . . at Angry Chair . . . during TBBW. Just be patient, take a breath and have a fantastic time welcoming Magnanimous Brewing to the Tampa beer scene during TBBW 2019.  Prost!

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TBBW 2019 Event: Angry Chair Brewing Super Rad Rare Beer Event & Bottle Release

angrychairlogoAngry Chair Brewing (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will recognize Tampa Bay Beer Week 2019 by celebrating its annual Super Rad Rare Beer Event and Bottle Release off-site at The Orpheum on Thursday, March 7.

During last year’s Tampa Bay Beer Week, one thing was made incredibly clear: just about everyone who was in town for the event was motivated to get a hold of some Angry Chair Brewing at one point or another.  Day after day, hordes of beer fans descended upon the brewery at all hours for their week of bottle releases.  Although the folks at Angry Chair were pleasantly surprised by the turnout and stoked to receive such support, their neighbors were not so happy with the situation.  Since the brewery is pretty small, lacks parking and is located at the edge of a neighborhood, this influx of humanity led to numerous logistical issues that made life difficult for the people who call that area home.

In order to keep that from happening again during Tampa Bay Beer Week 2019, Angry Chair Brewing has decided to make this year’s bottle releases a part of its annual Super Rad Rare Beer Event and move the whole thing off-site to The Orpheum in Ybor City.  This decision was made to not only respect the wishes of their neighbors, but to also provide their patrons with a better experience.  Obviously, this means that there WILL NOT be any bottle releases at Angry Chair Brewing at ANY POINT during Tampa Bay Beer Week 2019.  

Since this information will prove valuable to many, we are just going to breakdown all the details for the 2019 Super Rad Rare Beer Event and Bottle Release in effort to avoid any confusion.  Let’s get to it:

The Basics

What – Angry Chair Brewing’s Super Rad Rare Beer Event & Bottle Release
When – Thursday, March 7 – 1st Session: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. | 2nd Session: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where – The Orpheum | 1915 East 7th Ave | Ybor City, Florida

Ticket Information

General Admission tickets for the Super Rad Rare Beer Event are $300 each (+ tax).  Ticket cost gets you unlimited pours of rare beers during the event, a commemorative beer glass, a bottle bag and one of each of the following bottles:

  • Rye Whiskey Barrel-aged Popinski with Vanilla Beans | Rye Whiskey Barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout with Vanilla Beans
  • Cognac Barrel-aged Unrepentant Transgression | Cognac Barrel-aged Imperial Sweet Stout with Cacao, Cinnamon, Toasted Walnuts & Vanilla Beans
  • Barrel-aged Russian Interference | Bourbon Barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout with Toasted Pecans, Vanilla Beans & Cinnamon brewed in collaboration with Westbrook Brewing Co.
  • Barrel-aged Adjunct Trail | Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Sweet Stout with Hazelnut, Coffee & Coconut brewed in collaboration with Prairie Artisan Ales
  • Barrel-aged Imperial German Chocolate Cupcake Stout | Bourbon Barrel-aged Sweet Stout with Cacao, Vanilla Beans & Coconut
  • Guava & Vanilla Bean Sour Ale | Collaboration with The Orpheum

**Bottles are subject to change if any issues arise**

VIP Tickets will be available via raffle for the cost $500 each (+ tax).  VIP ticket cost gets you everything included with General Admission plus admittance into the event 20 minutes early and a second set of bottles.  This is how the raffle will work:

To enter the VIP RAFFLE – While purchasing your ticket you will provide your name, email, and phone number. At the time of purchase, inform the Angry Chair staff member that you want to be a part of the VIP raffle and you will be added to the raffle list.  Names will be drawn randomly, 30 per session, and winners will be contacted. If you are contacted, you will have 24 hours to pay the additional $200 to bump your ticket up. Once 24 hours pass, anyone who has not paid will forfeit their VIP selection and additional names will be drawn. (You will have already purchased the GA ticket, so you will not lose your chance to attend, just the additional perks).

In-person ticket sales will take place at Angry Chair Brewing beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, January 26.  There will be 200 General Admission tickets per session and 30 VIP tickets per session available for in-person purchase.  **UPDATE 1.26.19** In-person ticket sales are officially SOLD OUT. **UPDATE 1.26.19**

Online ticket sales will take place at 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Monday, January 28.  70 General Admission tickets per session will be available for online purchase.  We will post the link for online sales here just as soon the brewery makes it available. **UPDATE 1.26.19** The ticket link is now live. You can click here to go to the ticket page. **UPDATE 1.26.19****UPDATE 1.29.19** Online ticket sales are officially SOLD OUT. **UPDATE 1.29.19**

Tickets are limited to ONE per person and you can only attend one session.  Plus ones WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE.

Your ID will be required at the time of purchase.  You will be issued a physical ticket.  The name on the ID will be added to the list and your ticket will match the name on that list.  This means that YOU must show up with YOUR ticket.  Tickets are NON-TRANSFERABLE.

The Draft List

Attendees of The Super Rad Rare Beer Event will have access to unlimited pours of the following . . . you know . . . rare beers:

  • Barrel-aged Imperial German Chocolate Cupcake Stout | Bourbon Barrel-aged Sweet Stout with Cacao, Vanilla Beans & Coconut
  • Rye Whiskey Barrel-aged Popinski with Vanilla Beans | Rye Whiskey Barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout with Vanilla Beans 
  • Barrel-aged Russian Interference | Bourbon Barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout with Toasted Pecans, Vanilla Beans & Cinnamon brewed in collaboration with Westbrook Brewing Co.
  • Barrel-aged Adjunct Trail | Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Sweet Stout with Hazelnut, Coffee & Coconut brewed in collaboration with Prairie Artisan Ales
  • Cognac Barrel-aged Unrepentant Transgression | Cognac Barrel-aged Imperial Sweet Stout with Cacao, Cinnamon, Toasted Walnuts & Vanilla Beans
  • Wilfred | Sweet Stout with Cacao, Vanilla Beans, Coconut & Maple
  • Imperial German Chocolate Cupcake Stout | Sweet Stout with Cacao, Vanilla Beans & Coconut
  • Barrel-aged Rocky Road | Barrel-aged Imperial Sweet Stout with Lactose, Cacao, Vanilla Beans & Walnuts
  • Rainbow Sherbet Berliner Weisse | Berliner with Lactose & Rainbows
  • Barrel-aged French Toast | Barrel-aged Imperial Porter with Lactose, Cinnamon, Vanilla Beans & Maple
  • Vodnik Czech-style Pilsner
  • Spacegrass IPA | India Pale Ale with Simcoe, Azacca & El Dorado hops
  • Imperial Moon Butter Sweet Stout | Imperial Sweet Stout with Cacao & Peanut Butter
  • Guava & Vanilla Bean Sour Ale | Collaboration with The Orpheum
  • Barrel-aged Ultra Violence | Bourbon Barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout with Copious Amounts of Vanilla Beans

**The list above is subject to change and will definitely grow as the date of the event draws closer. Stay tuned for updates!**

Other Useful Information

  • Make sure that you have your ID with you when you attend the Super Rad Rare Beer Event.  If you do not bring your ID, your name cannot be verified against the list.  If you cannot be verified, you cannot attend.
  • Things that will not be permitted at the event: bottles, coolers, chairs, children & pets
  • You will receive a wristband upon entry.  DO NOT remove this wristband.  Not only will it prove that you belong at the event and grant you access to the beer being poured, it is also your only link to your bottles and schwag. When you leave, the Angry Chair crew will cut your band and then hand over your bottles, bottle bag and glass.  No wristband = NO BEER, NO BOTTLES, NO NOTHIN’.
  • Once you leave the event, please leave the area and do not linger outside of The Orpheum.
  • Unfortunately, there will be no food available at the venue during the event.  Angry Chair suggests that you check out one (or more) of Ybor’s amazing restaurants, bars or breweries before and/or after the event to handle all your grubbin’ needs.
  • The beers at this event will be massive, so please plan accordingly.  Arrange for a designated driver to pick you up or secure an Uber/Lyft/taxi to get you home safely.
  • Once again . . . There WILL NOT be any bottle releases at Angry Chair Brewing at ANY POINT during Tampa Bay Beer Week 2019.  

Alright, that should just about cover all the details currently available for the Super Rad Rare Beer Event and Bottle Release.  If any new information surfaces or anything changes, we will be sure to update this post with that information just as soon as we have it.

After what happened last year, it kind of goes without saying that this event will sell out quickly.  If you wish to attend Angry Chair’s Super Rad Rare Beer Event, make sure that plan you accordingly and do whatever you can to hit those ticket sale options as early as possible.  Best of luck to all of you.  Prost!

 

 

Angry Chair Brewing Extends Distribution Reach into Central Florida

angrychairlogoAngry Chair Brewing (Tampa, Florida) has officially partnered with Sunshine State Distributing so that it can immediately begin distribution in the following Central Florida counties: Orange, Osceola, Polk, Brevard, Lake, and Seminole.

A brewery that does not really require an introduction, Angry Chair Brewing is one of the most lauded, respected and sought-after brewers of decadent pastry stouts in the world.  After years of insanely long wait lines for bottle releases, a plethora of sold out events and countless high ratings on beer-related sites, Thrillist finally confirmed what all Tampa-based craft beer lovers already knew when they named Angry Chair Brewing “The Best Craft Brewery in Florida” in an article published in November 2018.  Distribution expansion is inevitable when it comes to a brewery as highly praised as this one, and it only seems fitting that Angry Chair is starting small and keeping it local by sending some love out to its neighbors in Central Florida.

“We are excited for the opportunity to partner with Angry Chair Brewing,” said Chris Larue, president and founder of Sunshine State Distributing. “Their beer will be a welcome addition to shelves and taps around Central Florida—we can’t wait to get it into the hands of craft beer lovers in the area.”

 

“We’re known for our stouts, but we have the flexibility to be creative and change up our beer. To have a distributor be okay with that and encourage it makes this partnership a no-brainer for us,” said Ryan Dowdle, co-founder of Angry Chair Brewing. “We’ve had a lot of requests for our beer in Central Florida and Orlando specifically. We’re excited to have that support and be able to send some beer their way.”

With Sunshine State Distributing handling all distribution responsibilities, Angry Chair Brewing will launch in its new Central Florida territory in late December with a “regular line-up” of offerings that includes “Nexus Sour IPA, Vodnik Czech Style Pils, Two Pump Chump Porter, and others. Additional rotating beers will be distributed throughout the year based on availability.”  You can expect to find Angry Chair Brewing offerings at select at craft beer-friendly bars, restaurants and retailers located throughout Orange, Osceola, Polk, Brevard, Lake, and Seminole counties.  Prost!

Angry Chair Brewing Sets Date for 4th Anniversary Party

AngryChairlogo2Angry Chair Brewing (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will close its doors to the public on Saturday, December 8 so that it can celebrate its birthday with a ticketed 4 Year Anniversary Party that will take place in two sessions.

Another year has passed, and Angry Chair Brewing has come out the other side even stronger and more powerful.  The last 52 weeks have allowed the brewery’s spell to set further, enthralling craft beer fans in Tampa – and throughout the country/world – to the extent that they eagerly endure long lines and a lack of parking just for the chance to frenzy over the brewery’s latest, decadent treat.  This power is very real, intriguingly volatile and absolutely gravitational.

Realizing that this level of influence should be celebrated, Angry Chair will lure in 200 of its most dedicated supporters on December 8 so that they can all recognize the last four years of accomplishments by entering into a pact that can only be sealed in the darkest of pastry stouts.  Gaining entrance into the 4 Year Anniversary Party at Angry Chair Brewing will not be easy, but here is all the information that we can provide you so that you at least have a chance.

The Basics

What – Angry Chair Brewing’s 4 Year Anniversary Party
When – Saturday, December 8 – 1st Session: Noon to 3 p.m. | 2nd Session: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where – Angry Chair Brewing | 6401 N Florida Ave | Tampa, Florida

Ticket Info

Tickets are $40 each and include a bottle of Angry Chair’s Anniversary Grand Cru and a commemorative anniversary glass.

Ticket sales are CASH ONLY.

Tickets will be available for purchase on the following two dates:

  • Saturday, November 10 at Noon (100 tickets available -50 for the AM session & 50 for the PM session)
  • Saturday, November 24 at Noon (100 tickets available -50 for the AM session & 50 for the PM session)

Tickets can only be purchased in person on one of the two dates designated for ticket sales. There will be NO ONLINE SALES.  Each person is allowed to purchase TWO tickets – One for yourself and one for a plus one.  The brewery will need the name of your plus one at the time of purchase and their name must match their ID on the day of the event. Tickets are NON-TRANSFERRABLE, and no changes will be made once the sale is final.

The Draft List

The folks at Angry Chair are still compiling the final tap list for the 4th Anniversary Party, but here is what they have come up with so far:

  • Barrel-aged Fionn | Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Porter with Lactose, Hazelnuts & Coffee
  • Barrel-aged No Promises | Bourbon Barrel-aged Dessert Ale with Coconut & Vanilla Beans
  • Barrel-aged Fudge Bucket | Barrel-aged Sweet Stout Loaded with Fudge
  • Barrel-aged Imperial Awakening | Barrel-aged Sweet Stout with Coffee, Vanilla Beans, Cinnamon & Lactose
  • Barrel-aged French Toast | Barrel-aged Imperial Porter with Lactose, Cinnamon, Vanilla Beans & Maple
  • Barrel-aged Rocky Road | Barrel-aged Imperial Sweet Stout with Lactose, Cacao, Vanilla Beans & Walnuts
  • Barrel-aged Imperial German Chocolate Cupcake Stout | Bourbon Barrel-aged Sweet Stout with Cacao, Vanilla Beans & Coconut
  • Imperial German Chocolate Cupcake Stout | Sweet Stout with Cacao, Vanilla Beans & Coconut
  • Burkitshi (collaboration with Horus Aged Ales)| Imperial Sweet Stout with Cacao, Japanese Sea Salt & Toasted Coconut 
  • Sloth Loves Coffee | Imperial Sweet Stout with Lactose, Cacao, Vanilla Beans, Walnuts & Coffee
  • Wilfred | Sweet Stout with Cacao, Vanilla Beans, Coconut & Maple
  • Purple Puffs | Berliner Weisse with Blackberries, Black Currants & Marshmallows
  • Rocky Road | Imperial Sweet Stout with Lactose, Cacao, Vanilla Beans & Walnuts
  • Coconut Fionn | Imperial Porter with Lactose, Hazelnuts, Coffee & Coconut
  • Unrepentant Transgression | Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Sweet Stout with Cacao, Cinnamon, Toasted Walnuts & Vanilla Beans

Other Useful Info

  • Mouthhole BBQ and Create Bakery & Gifts will be on-site for both sessions to cover any grubbin’ needs you may encounter during the party
  • Parking is extremely limited and Angry Chair asks that you please be mindful of the situation.  It is highly encouraged that you carpool, Uber/Lyft, grab a taxi, or have a designated driver drop you off/pick you up.
  • If you decide to drive, make sure that you follow the parking map and are respectful of the brewery’s neighbors (both business and residential).  Also, be aware of the fact that the brewery will need these parking spaces open for the second session as well, so please do not leave your car after the first session of the party.
  • Angry Chair will be closed to the public all day on Saturday, December 8.  The only way in is during one of the timed sessions and with a ticket.

Alright, that should just about cover all the information that is currently available for the 4 Year Anniversary Party at Angry Chair. We will update this post with any and all additional info as it surfaces, so make sure you check back often. Beyond that, all you have to do is get in line for tickets, hope for the best (because this thing will sell out quickly), and fully embrace the dark art of the pastry stout on December 8 as you celebrate four amazing years with Angry Chair Brewing.  Prost!

Westbrook Brewing Co. to Take Over the Taps at Angry Chair Brewing

WestbrooklogoOn Thursday, November 8 from 3 p.m. to close, the folks at Angry Chair Brewing (Tampa, Florida) will turn their taproom over to their friends from Westbrook Brewing Co. (Mount Pleasant, South Carolina) for a very special Tap Takeover that will honor the breweries’ most recent collaboration, ZOOSE JOOSE.

Not too long ago, a contingent of the Angry Chair crew ventured up to South Carolina to brew a collaboration beer with Westbrook Brewing, ZOOSE JOOSE – an Ambrosia Salad-inspired Berliner with lactose, pineapple, tangerine, tart and sweet cherry, and marshmallow.  Since a beer fit for the gods can only be produced in small batches, this collaboration only experienced a limited release in Westbrook’s distribution area.

Realizing that the Angry Chair faithful would most likely want to get their hands on some ZOOSE JOOSE, Westbrook Brewing set aside some of this collaboration brew and quite a few other special kegs so that it can descend upon Angry Chair Brewing on November 8 and unleash a full-scale Tap Takeover.  This event will feature the following beers from Westbrook Brewing Co.:

Beers Tapped at 3 p.m.

  • Key Lime Gose
  • Festbrook
  • Lemon Cucumber Gose
  • Piña Colada Gose
  • Triple Double Kriek
  • Mexican Cake (2018)
  • Russian Interference – The first collaboration beer from Angry Chair & Westbrook

Beers Tapped at 7 p.m. and Beyond

  • 2018 Laphroiag Barrel-aged Siberian Black Magic Panther
  • Willet Barrel-aged Kentucky Coffee Stout
  • Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake (Spicy Nacho Edition)
  • 2017 Mexican Coffee Cake
  • 2017 Cabernet Barrel-aged 6th Anniversary Stout (Chocolate & Hazelnut)
  • Leopold (Sauternes Barrel-aged Apricot & Peach Sour)
  • Can Can Cerise (3+year Red Wine Barrel-aged Belgian Dark Sour with Cherries)
  • ZOOSE JOOSE (draft only; Angry Chair WILL NOT have cans of ZOOSE JOOSE available for purchase)

Angry Chair will have a few of their beers on tap as well during this Tap Takeover, but the focus of this event is to showcase the delicious Westbrook offerings listed above.  There will be NO GROWLER/CROWLER FILLS during this event.

The Westbrook Brewing Co. Tap Takeover at Angry Chair is come as you are and pay as you go. An event of this magnitude is sure to draw some serious interest from Tampa area beer lovers, so plan accordingly (carpool or Uber/Lyft and don’t park on Fern) and expect this Tap Takeover to be mostly standing-room only.  Prost!

 

TBBW 2018 Event: Coppertail Brewing Co. to Host Nine Tampa Bay Beer Week Events

coppertaillogoCoppertail Brewing Co. (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will celebrate Tampa Bay Beer Week with nine events in ten days running from Friday, March 2 to Sunday, March 11.

If you are looking for a Tampa Bay Beer Week base camp that can offer you a ridiculous amount of options over a ten-day period, you do not have to look much further than Coppertail Brewing Co.  Their list of unique and creative events is extensive, so let’s just go ahead break down all that Coppertail will be offering during Tampa Bay Beer Week:

  • Friday, March 2: Brew’s Banner Imperial IPA Release – Why wait until Beer Week begins? Coppertail will get a jump on the celebration with their un-official start to Beer Week by releasing Brew’s Banner when doors open at 11 am. Brew’s Banner, an American Imperial IPA (ABV 10%), will be on tap, and on sale in four packs in the tasting room only. There will be limited distribution of draft in taprooms across the state.
  • 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, March 3: Late Start Brewing Tap Takeover – It’s the official start of Tampa Bay Beer Week and Coppertail is hosting Late Start Brewing for a tap takeover. Late Start is one of Tampa’s up and coming breweries. Their soon-to-be open brewery will be located in Channelside at the Pour House bar.
  • 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, March 4: Aardwolf Brewing Tap Takeover – Coppertail is hosting Aardwolf Brewing Company from Jacksonville for a tap takeover. Aardwolf’s beer will be featured on all six taps in the loft space.
  • 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Monday, March 5: Walking Tree Brewery Tap Takeover – Coppertail is hosting Walking Tree Brewery from Vero Beach for a tap takeover. Walking Tree won Best Small Brewery and Best Beer in Florida at the Best Florida Beer Competition in 2017. Their beer will be featured on all six taps in the loft space.
  • 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7: 2nd Annual Wood Car Race & Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Tap Takeover – Coppertail’s 2nd annual Wood Car Race will bring out the scout in you. Buy a wood car-making kit in the taproom while they last for making a car to enter in the race. A limit of 30 cars will be able to enter the race.  Click here to see the rules of the road on Coppertail’s Facebook page. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. The race will be held at 6 pm. Craft brewers from Richmond, Virginia, Hardywood Park, will be on hand with guest tap selections.
  • 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 8: Coppertail’s VIP Beer Week Dinner with Sahtipaja – A limited number of tickets will be available for this special four-course dinner to be served in Coppertail’s upstairs loft. Food by the S&V Kitchen at Coppertail will be served with beer and mead pairings from Swedish guest brewery, Sahtipaja. Tickets will be $60 per person (click here to purchase) and will sell out quickly. Click here to see Coppertail’s Facebook page for the full menu and more details.
  • 6 p.m. on Friday, March 9: Half-Pipes with Half Acre and Pipeworks – This skateboard event benefits Coppertail’s Helping with Hops non-profit of the month, Boards for Bros. With the help of Skatepark of Tampa, a 16-foot half pipe will be set up in the front lot. Local pros will be on hand and there will be a best trick contest, cash prizes and giveaways. Friends from Chicago, Half Acre Beer Company and Pipeworks Brewing Co., are sending 12 kegs of their killer beer to put on tap during the event. This will be the first time you can taste their beer in Florida. No fee for spectators.
  • 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 10: Tampa Bay Beer Week Night of Metal –  Tickets are on sale now (click here to purchase) to hear four metal bands play on Coppertail’s back dock: Black Tusk, Royal Thunder, Leviathan Cross and Mutilated Grist. Five breweries are sending kegs for the event: TRVE Brewing Co. from Denver, CO; Phantom Carriage Brewery from Gardena, CA; Oxbow Brewing Company from Newcastle, ME; Angry Chair Brewing from Tampa; and Red Cypress Brewery from Winter Springs, FL. $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 11: Beer Week Wrap-up Brunch – A special Beer Week menu will be offered by the S&V Kitchen at Coppertail. Enjoy a coffee infused beer with your meal to celebrate another great Beer Week.

All of the events above will take place at Coppertail Brewing Co. | 2601 East 2nd Ave. | Tampa, Florida.  If any changes arise for the events above, we will do our best to update you with that info here.  You can also keep an eye on Coppertail’s Facebook page for more details, additions and changes to the events. 

From gourmet beer dinners to beer-fueled metal concerts, there is certainly something for everyone on the event list above.  Whether you pick and choose events or ambitiously plan to attend them all, just make sure that you plan accordingly, secure tickets in advance when needed, and just have a hell of a time with the Coppertail Brewing Co. crew during Tampa Bay Beer Week.  Prost!

TBBW 2018 Event: Angry Chair Brewing Announces Beer Week Bottle Releases

AngryChairBAFionnAngry Chair Brewing (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will hit Tampa Bay Beer Week 2018 with four days of bottle releases spanning from Monday, March 5 to Thursday, March 8.

The crew at Angry Chair Brewing is breaking out the big guns for Tampa Bay Beer Week and they will come in the form of four extremely limited, barrel-aged bottle releases: Barrel-Aged Fionn, Barrel-Aged Rocky Road, Double Barrel Popinski and Barrel-Aged Imperial German Chocolate Cupcake Stout.  Each of these beers will have its own dedicated bottle release, and with that – like all Angry Chair happenings – comes with a lot to go over.  Let’s break it all down so that you are armed with all the information necessary to secure these brews.

Date, Time & Beer

  • Monday, March 5 at Noon: Barrel-Aged Fionn, an Imperial Hazelnut & Coffee Porter aged in Bourbon Barrels (10% ABV).  $30 per bottle
    UPDATE – Monday will also see the release of CLN LVN (a.k.a. Clean Living) – An Imperial Sweet Stout with Pistachio & Vaniila Beans brewed in collaboration with Late Start Brewing (10% ABV). $22 per bottle **UPDATE**
  • Tuesday, March 6 at Noon  (UPDATE 03.06.18 – Due to an early forming line that has disrupted daily activity in the neighborhood, Angry Chair moved this release up to just after 9 a.m. There WILL NOT be a release at Noon. The release has already taken place.) : Barrel-Aged Rocky Road, an Imperial Sweet Stout with Cacao Nibs, Marshmallow & Walnuts aged in Bourbon Barrels (10% ABV).  $35 per bottle
  • Wednesday, March 7 at 9 a.m.**: Double Barrel Popinski, a Russian Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels & then Maple Rum Barrels (10% ABV).  $35 per bottle
  • Thursday, March 8 at 9 a.m.** (**UPDATE 03.08.18 – Yet again, due to an early forming line, the release was moved up so that the brewery could clear the crowd out of the neighborhood before it further impacted daily activity.  There WILL NOT be a release at 9 a.m.  The release has already taken place): Barrel Aged Imperial German Chocolate Cupcake Stout, an Imperial Sweet Stout with Cacao Nibs, Coconut & Vanilla Beans aged in Bourbon Barrels (11% ABV). $35 per bottle

**UPDATE 03.06.18** Due to a massive line that formed incredibly early for Tuesday’s release, Angry Chair has moved the Wednesday and Thursday releases to 9 a.m. out of respect for their neighbors.  **UPDATE 03.06.18**

Useful Info for ALL Releases

  • All of the bottle releases above will be held at Angry Chair Brewing | 6401 N Florida Ave | Tampa, Florida
  • The bottle releases will be for BOTTLE SALES ONLY
  • Bottle limits will be set day of & will be determined by how many people are in line
  • Please bring CASH.  This expedites the process & keeps the line moving
  • If the brewery hits capacity, Angry Chair will have no choice but to adjust accordingly.  They will potentially have to move to the “one in, one out” scenario.
  • Angry Chair will open for normal hours after the Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday releases.  The beer released that day will be put on tap when they open.  This does not apply to the Thursday release because the brewery will be hosting a private event later that day
  • Please be respectful of Angry Chair’s neighbors, staff & customers
  • DO NOT litter while in line
  • DO NOT block walkways or driveways while in line

Parking Info

  • Parking at Angry Chair is limited & the brewery asks that you respect the parking situation
  • DO NOT park on Fern
  • DO NOT park at Trip’s Diner
  • DO NOT park in the plaza that houses Rooster & the Till and Urban Bungalow
  • There is some street parking available throughout the neighborhoods (other than on Fern), but please be respectful of the people that live there by not blocking their driveways, mailboxes, sidewalks, etc.

If any more details surface before these releases, we will do our best to update you here with that information just as soon as we have it.  You can also follow Angry Chair’s Facebook page for up-to-date information.

Fair Warning: A massive crowd always seems to find its way to a bottle release at Angry Chair, and Tampa Bay Beer Week will most likely just add to that crowd’s numbers and increase the likelihood that these beers will sell out quickly.  With that in mind, if there is a beer or several beers on the list above that you are interested in, just make sure that you are on time, patient, respectful and have a good time.  Good luck out there, guys and gals.  Prost!

Angry Chair Brewing Releases Details for 3 Year Anniversary Party

angrychairlogoAngry Chair Brewing (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that they will celebrate their 3 Year Anniversary with a ticketed, two-session party on Saturday, December 2.

The last three years at Angry Chair Brewing have been filled with amazing beers, crazy long lines for bottle releases, parking frustrations/jokes, and just a ridiculous amount of good times had in their taproom.  There is no denying how awesome all of that is, but the folks at the brewery realize none of it would have been possible without the support of their friends, family, fans, regulars and community.  That is what truly needs to be celebrated, and celebrate they will on Saturday, December 2 with their 3 Year Anniversary Party.

Like all events at Angry Chair, there is a copious amount of exciting brews and in & outs to cover.  So, without further ado, let’s break it all down:

The Basics

Ticket Information

  • Tickets are $40 each and include entry into one (1) session of the party, one (1) Barrel-Aged Anniversary bottle, one (1) commemorative anniversary glass, and one (1) free draft ticket
  • Ticket Sales – Tickets can be purchased in-person at the brewery at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 11 or at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 12.  Each day the brewery will sell half of the in-person ticket sale allotments for each session.  This basically means that the same amount of Session 1 tickets will be sold on both days, and the same amount of Session 2 tickets will be sold on both days.  To allow more people a chance to purchase tickets, you will only be able to buy tickets to ONE session per day.  There will be a TWO ticket limit per person, and you must have the name for your plus one upon purchase of the tickets.
  • Ticket Sales cont’d – Any remaining tickets will be sold online on Sunday, November 19 at 2 p.m.  Same rules apply: Two ticket limit per order, and you must have the name of your plus one upon purchase of the tickets.  Website link will be available here just as soon as it goes live  **UPDATE 11/16/17**  As promised, here’s the link for online tickets – https://angrychair3yr.brownpapertickets.com/  **UPDATE 11/16/17**
  • Tickets are NON-TRANSFERABLE.  ID’s will be required at the Anniversary Party, and the names on the ID’s must match the names on the tickets.

The 3 Year Anniversary Draft List

  • Barrel-aged Imperial German Chocolate Cupcake Stout
  • Barrel-aged Lunar Lycan Imperial Marzipan Coffee Cream Stout (collaboration with Omnipollo)
  • Barrel-aged Rocky Road Imperial Stout
  • Barrel-aged Peanut Butter & Marshmallow Popinski Russian Imperial Stout
  • Rum Barrel-aged Imperial Awakening
  • Barrel-aged Arawn Imperial Sweet Stout
  • Russian Interference (collaboration with Westbrook Brewing)- Blend of Angry Chair & Westbrook Russian Imperial stouts with toasted pecans, vanilla, and cinnamon
  • Woke Imperial Milk Stout with coffee and maple
  • Sloth Love Coffee Rocky Road Imperial Stout with coffee
  • Triple C’s Imperial Milk Stout with cacao, cinnamon, and coffee
  • Fionn Imperial English-style Porter with toasted hazelnut and coffee
  • Saucin’ Blonde Barleywine with macadamia nuts, cinnamon, and vanilla
  • Purple Puffs Blackberry and Black Currant Berliner with marshmallows
  • Strawberry Vanilla Berliner
  • Apricot Berliner
  • Sloppy Thirds Tiki inspired Berliner (collaboration with Voodoo Brewery)
  • Space Grass IPA
  • Thought Process IPA
  • Calmer Than You Rye Double IPA
  • A “few more” beers could be added to list in the near future. Stay tuned

All beers above will cost $5 per pour (pour sizes will vary)

Parking Info

Parking always plays an important role when it comes to events at Angry Chair, so please pay attention to the following rules so that you can avoid pissing anyone off during the party:

  • Please Uber, Lyft, taxi, or carpool. Not only will this guarantee you a safe way home after a day of drinking high ABV brews, but it will also help everyone else out considering the brewery’s “typical lack of parking”.
  • Angry Chair’s small lot WILL NOT be available for parking that day as it will be used as added event space for the party
  • DO NOT park on Fern
  • DO NOT park at Trip’s Diner
  • DO NOT park in the lot north of the brewery
  • DO NOT park in the plaza that houses Rooster & the Till and Urban Bungalow
  • There is some street parking available throughout the neighborhoods (other than on Fern), but please be respectful of the people that live there by not blocking their driveways, mailboxes, sidewalks, etc.
  • Seriously . . . just Uber, Lyft, taxi or carpool to save yourself the frustration

Other Useful Info

  • Please show up NO SOONER THAN 30 minutes early to help expedite the check-in process
  • Please have ID’s ready at check-in
  • If possible, please bring cash.  This will make it easier when purchasing the beers that will be pouring outside
  • This event is 21 and up only
  • Due to the limited capacity, this event is NOT kid or pet-friendly
  • Outside bottles & bottle shares WILL NOT be allowed at this event
  • To avoid any breakage, you will receive your anniversary bottle & commemorative glass as you leave the party
  • Mouthole BBQ and Create Bakery & Gifts will be dishin’ out grub during the party. Menu to be posted soon

Alright, that should just about cover all the information that is currently available.  We will update this post with any and all additional info as it surfaces, so make sure you check back often.  Other than that, just make those arrangements for tickets, follow the rules, and have an amazing time celebrating three great years with Angry Chair on December 2.  Prost!

Angry Chair Brewing Schedules Bottle Release for Barrel-Aged Lunar Lycan

AngryChairOn Saturday, October 14 at 9 a.m., Angry Chair Brewing (Tampa, Florida) will hold a bottle release for Bourbon/Brandy Barrel-Aged Lunar Lycan, a special offering brewed in collaboration with Omnipollo (Stockholm, Sweden).

For those of you that were in the area back in March during Tampa Bay Beer Week, you may remember Angry Chair Brewing’s release of Lunar Lycan, an 11.5% ABV Imperial Marzipan Coffee Cream Stout that they tag-teamed with Sweden’s Omnipollo.  The release was insane and the beer sold out quickly, but some Lunar Lycan was kept from us and tucked away in barrels that once “held Bourbon for 12 years . . . were [then] dumped and . . . refilled with Brandy for several more years.”  Months have passed and now Bourbon/Brandy Barrel-Aged Lunar Lycan is finally ready to fill your glass.

There is a lot to keep in mind when it comes to just about every bottle release at Angry Chair, so we are going to break down all the details and rules so that you are able to easily acquire your bottles without pissing anyone off:

  • Angry Chair will begin the Bourbon/Brandy Barrel-Aged Lunar Lycan bottle release at 9 a.m. on Saturday October 14The brewery will be open for bottle sales only at 9 a.m. and reopen for normal business at noon with a limited amount of Bourbon/Brandy Barrel-Aged Lunar Lycan pouring on draft.
  • Bourbon/Brandy Barrel-Aged Lunar Lycan will be available in 750ml bottles for the price of $30 each
  • Bottle limits will be established based on how many people are in line at the time of release
  • Please BRING CASH so that the brewery staff can expedite the process and keep the line moving
  • Speaking of the line, here’s a note from the brewery: “Lines are becoming dangerous and we do not want to stop releasing so please help us out by: standing/sitting AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE to our building while on Florida Ave. leaving ample sidewalk space between you and the road, this is also to help people who are just trying to walk past our building. If we have to, we will move you, please do not make us come out and do that.”
  • Parking – As always, DO NOT PARK ON FERN. Trip’s Diner across the street will be open and need their parking spots for their customers, so DO NOT PARK AT TRIP’S DINER.  Parking is available on most residential streets nearby, but do not block driveways, walkways, etc.  This may sound like a hassle and it can be, but you can avoid the parking issues by carpooling, having someone drop you off/pick you up, or using an Uber.
  • Finally, and above all else, just be respectful of Angry Chair’s neighbors.

If all attendees come prepared and follow the guidelines above, everything should go smoothly with everyone happily walking away with bottle(s) in hand.  With that said, Bourbon/Brandy Barrel-Aged Lunar Lycan is pretty much guaranteed to sell out and you will need to be in line at the time of the head count to get your bottle.  Just be on time, be patient, have fun with your fellow beer lovers, and be cool.  Prost!

TBBW Event: Omnipollo Spotlight and Lunar Lycan Release at Angry Chair Brewing

angrychairOn Wednesday, March 8 at 4 p.m., Angry Chair Brewing (6401 N Florida Ave, Tampa, Florida) will get in on some Tampa Bay Beer Week action by hosting their friends from Omnipollo (Stockholm, Sweden) for an evening of special brews and a limited bottle release of their collaboration beer, Lunar Lycan Imperial Marzipan Coffee Cream Stout.

To create something truly special for Tampa Bay Beer Week (TBBW), Angry Chair Brewing has crossed mash paddles with Omnipollo to brew up Lunar Lycan Imperial Marzipan Coffee Cream Stout.  Brewed with toasted almonds and dark roast coffee, this 11.5% ABV Cream Stout proudly embodies both breweries’ reputations for pushing the limits when it comes to the flavor profiles of their beers.  Bottles of Lunar Lycan will be available for purchase during this event for $20 each (limit of 4 bottles per customer).

In addition to the bottle release, Angry Chair plans to have Lunar Lycan available on tap alongside two guest brews from Omnipollo.  Since these guest kegs are being shipped from another country, there is an outside chance that they may not make it in time for this event.  If – and we stress “IF” – that happens, the folks at Angry Chair have plans in place to tap some other “cool beers in an attempt to make up for it.”  **UPDATE 3.8.17** The Omnipollo kegs have arrived and they are as follows:

Omnipollo Beers to be Featured The Event

  • Magnus Opus Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Cinnamon Vanilla Pecan Caramel Poppy Charcoal Bacon Stout  ABV – 14.5%
  • Noa Bourbon Pecan Mud Cake Stout  ABV – 12.9%  **UPDATE 3.8.17**

This event begins at 4 p.m. on March 8 and will go on until either the beers kick or the tasting room closes.  No tickets are required as this is a pay as you go event.  Just come as you are, follow the rules posted below (#dontparkonfern), and have a good time at what will be one of many awesome TBBW events from Angry Chair Brewing.  Prost!

General Information for all Tampa Bay Beer Week Events at Angry Chair Brewing:

  • There will be no bottle shares or outside bottles allowed in the building or in line (assuming there is a line at any point).
  • Please leave your children and pets at home. We love dogs and kids just as much as the next person, this is simply in regards to the limited space we have.
  • If possible to get a ride or carpool, please do. Parking is and always has been extremely limited. In addition, some of or all of these events will obstruct our few parking spaces. DO. NOT. PARK. ON. FERN. The lot across the street and street parking on North St. (the first street north of us) are available to you. 

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