LOKO Cuisine & Arkane Aleworks Team Up for Halloween-Themed Back in Black Eggs & Kegs Brunch

lokocuisinelogoOn Sunday, October 20 at 11 a.m., LOKO Cuisine will expose the dark side of brunch with its Back in Black Eggs & Kegs event at Arkane Aleworks (2480 E Bay Dr #23 | Largo, Florida).

Appropriately set with an ambiance filled with “rock and metal tunes”, LOKO Cuisine’s Back in Black Eggs & Kegs is ready to prove that even brunch can embrace the darkness of Halloween.  This 4-course, Halloween-themed brunch will feature the following dishes made with the darkest, blackest ingredients (served buffet-style):


To cover the “kegs” portion of this brunch, Arkane Aleworks will be pouring Peepers Creepers – a black marshmallow PEEPS Berliner Weisse – alongside several other Halloween-inspired beers.  If beer does not happen to be your thing, fear not because Ginger Beard Coffee will also be on-site to pour up some delicious nitro coffee and tea.

Tickets for the Back in Black Eggs & Kegs Brunch are available now for $34 each, and you can purchase yours by clicking here. Ticket cost includes the four-course brunch and one draft beer, coffee or tea. 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 are the kind of person that looks for any excuse to get a head start on Halloween, you might as well start with this brunch at Arkane Aleworks on October 20.  Just make sure you lock down your tickets soon because LOKO Cuisine events are known to draw sell out crowds.  Prost!

Coppertail Brewing Co. Celebrates Five Years of Brewing with Anniversary Party

coppertaillogowhiteCoppertail Brewing Co. (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will host its 5th Anniversary Party from 5 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, August 24.

After five years of brewing on the edge of Ybor, Coppertail Brewing Co. is barreling into the second half of their first decade at full steam. The brewery has seen continued growth, firmly solidified an incredible lineup of Core, Seasonal and Limited Release beers while still finding time to keep their tap wall filled with inventive/experimental brewery-only offerings, and it even recently established the Coppertail Kitchen.  The last five years have given everyone at the brewery a lot to celebrate, and celebrate they will at their Fifth Anniversary Party on Saturday, August 24.

Since this party is absolutely packed with limited-edition beers, guest taps, bottle releases, live entertainment, etc., we are just going to break it all down to ensure that you have all the information you need to have the best time possible at the Coppertail Brewing Co. Fifth Anniversary Party.  Let’s get at it!

The Basics

What – Coppertail Brewing Co. Fifth Anniversary Party
When – 5 p.m. to Midnight on Saturday, August 24
Where – Coppertail Brewing Co. | 2601 E 2nd Ave | Tampa, Florida

5th Anniversary Tap List

To ensure that your taste buds will be busy during this event, Coppertail has confirmed that it will be tapping the following beers on Saturday (Updated 8/23):

Foeder Beer Treatments

  • Cherry
  • Peach
  • Peach Rhubarb 
  • Guava Pineapple Dragon Fruit 
  • Pineapple Coconut Lime
  • Peach Vanilla
  • Raspberry Guanabana
  • Cherry Lychee
  • Prickly Pear
  • Mollyfruit 
  • Mango
  • Passion Fruit Mango Guava 
  • Guava 
  • Blackberry Hibiscus
  • Strawberry Muscadine 
  • Blueberry Lime
  • Rosé


Other Featured Coppertail Beers

  • Ales for ALS IPA
  • Hop Skull #4 IPA
  • AHTI BA Imperial Stout with Strawberry, Blackberry, Coconut

Coppertail Brewing Co. does plan to add to this list as the date of party draws nearer.  We will be sure to update this list just as soon as additional information is provided.

Guest Tap List

Since it is not a proper birthday party without friends, a good deal of local breweries will be in attendance to keep the guest taps flowing with the following brews (Updated 8/23):

Everything Else

In addition to the amazing beer listed above, the Coppertail Brewing Co. Fifth Anniversary Party will also feature:

  • A pig roast & other food options
  • Special bottle releases: 5th Anniversary Peach Foeder Sour (500ml bottles) – this beer spent some quality time on French oak and was inoculated with Brettanomyces, Pediococcus, & Lactobacillus and fermented on fresh peaches; Créature de mer Rouge (375ml bottles) – a 6.8% ABV Golden Sour Ale aged in a French oak wine foeder, inoculated with various strains of Brettanomyces, Pediococcus, & Lactobacillus and fermented on fresh cherries.
  • Limited release anniversary shirts & glassware (glassware pictured below)
  • Live music from Mountain Holler, Shawn Kyle & the Mysterious Ybor Fires (featuring Members of the Diviners, Band of Sorrows, and Have Gun Will Travel), and Will Quinlan & the Holy Slow Train
  • College football fans, you are covered as well. The Miami Hurricanes | Florida Gators game will be shown (without sound) during this event.
Other Useful Info
  • General Admission is FREE.  VIP is SOLD OUT.  If you have not already secured VIP tickets, there is no need to worry about tickets as this is a come-as-you-are, pay-as-you-go event.
  • Parking Info – Parking will be available in the brewery’s main lot, the remote lot in between 25th and 26th, street parking along 2nd and a remote lot on the corner of 2nd and 22nd. This remote lot is a 1/4 mile away from the brewery, but it will have a golf cart shuttle if you choose to use it. DO NOT PARK on 26th or the employee lot behind the building. A good portion of the festivities will be taking place in the brewery’s back lot. Uber/Lyft is encouraged.

Alright, that should just about cover all the information we currently have for you regarding this event.  If you are free on Saturday, make sure you swing by Coppertail Brewing Co. so that you can take part in the festivities and raise a glass with the folks at the brewery to five amazing years and the many more ahead.  Prost!



Arkane Aleworks to Host Terrible 2 Year Anniversary Party

Arkaneglass_edited.jpgFrom noon to midnight on Saturday, June 30, Arkane Aleworks (Largo, Florida) will throw what they are lovingly calling a Terrible 2 Year Anniversary Party that will feature over 50 different beers.

To properly celebrate two successful years of independent craft brewing, the folks at Arkane Aleworks are going big by assembling one hell of tap list to treat their fans to at their Terrible 2 Year Anniversary throwdown.  With over 50 different featured brews and plenty of other details to cover, we are just going to break this event’s info down for ease of use and navigation.  Let’s get at it:

The Basics

What – Arkane Aleworks Terrible 2 Year Anniversary
When – Saturday, June 30 from noon to midnight
Where – Arkane Aleworks |2480 E Bay Dr #23 | Largo, Florida

The Beer

The folks at the brewery plan to rotate out over 50 different Arkane Aleworks beers during this event.  The full tap list has not yet been released, but Arkane has revealed the following list of teasers:

  • Imaginary Butterflies – Mango Key Lime Pie Florida Weisse
  • Grandma Fingers Cobbler’s Knob – Blueberry Cobbler Sour
  • Hop Tart – Sour IPA
  • Passion Fruit Hop Tart – Sour IPA with Passion Fruit
  • Can’t Elope – Cantaloupe Florida Weisse
  • Tropical Insurrection – Guava Strawberry Sour
  • Fruited Hostility – Peach Strawberry Sour
  • Chocolate Starscream – Blackberry Raspberry Dark Sour with Pinellas Chocolate Company Cocoa Nibs
  • Coffee Starscream – Blackberry Raspberry Dark Sour with coffee from Buddy Brew Coffee
  • Gimme Swelter – Mango Habanero Florida Weisse
  • Lime-on Meringue – Vanilla Lime FL Weisse
  • Beetlejuice – Black Currant Sour with Spices and Beets
  • Humpty Plumpty – Plum Florida Weisse with Cinnamon
  • Transatlantic Shenanigans – Boysenberry Coriander Florida Weisse collaboration with Galway Bay Brewery
  • Carpet Rye’d – Rye Gose
  • Cherry Poppa – Cherry Limeade Sour
  • Mezkin Blackbird – Blackberry Sage Gose

As mentioned above, this is not the complete tap list.  Arkane Aleworks promises that a wide array of additional sours, collaboration beers, IPAs, Imperial Stouts and a few light beers will be added to the rotation during the party.  We will be sure to update you here just as soon as the brewery reveals more details concerning the tap list.  Stay tuned.

How It Will Work

  • This is a pay as you go event. There will be no admission fee.
  • You will have to purchase Arkane Aleworks (AA) tokens to purchase beer.
  • AA tokens will be available for $3 each or seven (7) tokens for $20
  • One AA Token = a half pour  |  Two AA Tokens = a full pour (in most cases)
  • Tokens will be available at the bar register for credit card and cash purchases.  Tokens will also be available outside the front door for cash only.

Other Info

  • The party will take place in the tasting room and beer garden at Arkane Aleworks
  • This event is rain or shine
  • There will be food available for purchase in the beer garden during the event.  Details coming soon.

That should just about cover all the information currently available for the Terrible 2 Year Anniversary, but Arkane Aleworks is sure to release more details as the event date draws closer.  We will update this post with any additional info just as soon as we get our hands on it.

If you are in the area and free on June 30, be sure to head over to Largo so that you can raise a glass with the Arkane Aleworks crew to two amazing years and the many more ahead of them.  Prost!