LOKO Cuisine’s Next Eggs & Kegs Brunch Brings the Aloha Spirit to Webb’s City Cellar

lokocuisinelogoOn Sunday, July 21 at 11 a.m., LOKO Cuisine will pop up over at Webb’s City Cellar at Green Bench Brewing Co. (1133 Baum Ave. N | St. Petersburg, Florida) to host a special Aloha edition of its Eggs & Kegs Brunch Series.

Inspired heavily by “the islands’ mixed lunch plate”, Aloha Eggs & Kegs is a Hawaiian-style brunch that will pair wonderfully with a summer Sunday in Florida and any leis and/or tropical-print shirts you may or may not have tucked away in your closet.  This spirited brunch will consist of the following five-course meal (served buffet-style):

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To cover the “kegs” portion of the brunch, Green Bench Brewing Co. will break out some tasty treats to complement the meal detailed above (one beer or cider is included in the ticket price). For those in need of their morning caffeine fix, Ginger Beard Coffee will also be on-site to pour up nitro-infused coconut coffee cold brew and Ceylon passion fruit tea (available for an additional cost).

Tickets for Aloha Eggs & Kegs are available now for $34.00 each, and you can purchase yours by clicking here. Ticket cost includes the Hawaiian-inspired brunch and one selected beer or cider. 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. Also, please keep in mind that Webb’s City Cellar is a 21+ only event space.

Tickets are currently still available for this event, but that is sure to change once whispers of “Short Rib LOKO Moco” spread across the Tampa Bay area.  With that in mind, go ahead and lock down your tickets ASAP that way you are guaranteed the opportunity to get into the Aloha Spirit with the folks at LOKO Cuisine and Green Bench Brewing Co. on Sunday, July 21.  Prost!

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3 Sons Brewing Co. Embarks on a Tap Takeover & Can Release Tour of Florida

3SonsLogo3 Sons Brewing Company (Dania Beach, Florida) has officially announced that it will be traveling the state of Florida to hold a series of Tap Takeover and Can Release events from Wednesday, June 12 to Sunday, June 16.

Now that their brewery and taproom are both fully operational, the good people at 3 Sons Brewing Company feel that it is now time to properly introduce themselves to the craft beer-loving masses of Florida.  They will be doing this by hitting up a few “neighborhood brewery spots, and bringing along some cans of deliciousness as well as a few special beers to tap.”

All of these Florida Tour events will feature can releases of the brewery’s Dopealicious IPA, Doc Hop IPA, Green Ocean Session IPA, and Ocean Park Pils (“for the #crispybois”).  Although the can releases will be the same, each location’s event will feature its own vibe and a Tap Takeover consisting of its own unique tap list.  The full schedule for 3 Sons Brewing Company’s Florida Tour is as follows (event descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s newsletter):

  • Wednesday, June 12 | Boxelder Craft Beer Market | Miami, Florida – Stop by Boxelder in Miami on June 12th, and pick up a few 4-packs of our beers to go. We’ll also be tapping our newest releases, Rice Crispy Bois Pilsner, DDH Galactic Space Juice DIPA, and a special keg of DB Base Nectar! Be there or be square.
  • Thursday, June 13 | MIA Beer Company | Doral, Florida – On Thursday, we’ll be making our way out to our second stop at MIA Beer Co. Our cans will be readily available for purchase, as well as a tapping of our newest releases, Rice Crispy Bois Pilsner, DDH Galactic Space Juice DIPA, and DB Base Nectar! Run, don’t walk, because those beers will be gone before you know it!
  • Friday, June 14 | Hidden Springs Ale Works | Tampa, Florida – On Friday we’ll be bringing the heat to Hidden Springs in Tampa! Our cans will be available for purchase, but our tap takeover will be difficult to beat. In addition to Rice Crispy Bois Pils, DDH Galactic Space Juice DIPA, Guava Acres, and DB Base Nectar, we’ll be sending our newest barrel aged stout treated with Brazilian Coffee, The Wolf. It’s gonna be a howlin’ good time!
  • Saturday, June 15 | Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe | St. Petersburg, Florida – On Saturday we’ll be visiting our good friends at Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe in St. Petersburg! Once again, our cans will be available for purchase and they’ll be tapping our newest beers Rice Crispy Bois Pils and DDH Galactic Space Juice DIPA. AND in addition to that heat, they’ll be tapping a special keg of Barrel Aged Imperial Scoop! Don’t sleep on this one!
  • Sunday, June 16 | Union Beer Store | Miami, Florida – We wrap up our extravaganza of a tour on Sunday at Union Beer Store in Miami. Our cans will be cold and readily available. We’ll be tapping Rice Crispy Bois for the #crispybois and DDH Galactic Space Juice DIPA for the #hazybois. #Pastrybois, we didn’t forget about you! We’ll also be tapping Barrel aged Irish Winter, one of our personal faves.

If you happen to be anywhere near one of the Florida Tour locations this week, be sure to swing by so that you can raise a glass with the 3 Sons Brewing Company crew, get to know them and their beers a little better, and secure some of their tasty canned brews while you have the chance.  Prost!

LOKO Cuisine & Crooked Thumb Brewery Team Up to Host Stuck On You Eggs & Kegs Brunch

lokocuisinelogoOn Sunday, May 19 at 11 a.m., LOKO Cuisine will steer its Eggs & Kegs road trip out to Crooked Thumb Brewery (Safety Harbor, Florida) to host a Mexican-style brunch event that that they are calling Stuck On You.

Since May tends to be a month when folks indulge a bit more in Mexican-style cuisine and beer styles, LOKO Cuisine has decided to run with that theme by throwing a brunch-time fiesta at Crooked Thumb Brewery.  This special Eggs & Kegs event will feature the following four-course brunch (served buffet-style):

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For the “kegs” portion of this brunch, Crooked Thumb will be tapping a special keg of Sneaky Peach, a margarita-inspired Floridaweisse with peach and basil.  If you happen to be in the mood for a more brunch-focused beverage, the brewery will also be serving its take on the beer-mosa and Michelada.

In addition to the tasty eats and refreshing brews, this Eggs & Kegs event will also act as a pop-up shop featuring succulent and cactus arrangements from the crew at Stuck On You (the honored namesake of the event).  Acho Brother will also be on-site to set the atmosphere with “his smooth acoustic Latin folk melodies.”

Tickets for Stuck On You: Eggs & Kegs are available now for $32.55 each, and you can purchase yours by clicking here. Ticket cost includes the four-course brunch and one cerveza, beer-mosa or Michelada. 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 looking for the perfect excuse to feast and fiesta this month, you are going to find it at Stuck On You: Eggs & Kegs at Crooked Thumb Brewery on May 19.  Just be sure to touch base with your brunch crew now and lock down those tickets soon because LOKO Cuisine events tend to sell out.  Prost!

 

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!

 

 

TBBW 2019 Event: Prairie Artisan Ales Tap Takeover at Willard’s Tap House

WillardsLogoOn Thursday, March 7 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Willard’s Tap House (12500 Starkey Rd | Largo, Florida) will keep its series of Tampa Bay Beer Week (TBBW) events going by featuring a special Tap Takeover with Prairie Artisan Ales (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma).

If you did not happen to land tickets to Angry Chair’s Super Rad Rare Beer Event, fret not because there is another option out there for those seeking some big ol’, sticky stouts on Thursday evening.  Willard’s Tap House is teaming up with the Sweet Stout veterans from Prairie Artisan Ales to bring you a special Tap Takeover featuring the following decadent treats:

  • Bourbon Paradise – Imperial Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout with Coconut & Vanilla (15.9% ABV)
  • Vanilla Noir – Imperial Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout with Vanilla Bean (12.5% ABV)
  • Double Dunk – Imperial Stout with Oreo Cookies (13% ABV)
  • Bible Belt – Collaboration Imperial Stout that takes elements from Prairie’s Bomb! and combines them with Evil Twin Brewing’s Even More Jesus (13% ABV)
  • Hulk Hands – Dry-Hopped Gose featuring Falconer’s Flights & Cascade hops (5.4% ABV)

The Prairie Artisan Ales Tap Takeover will go from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 7.  This is a come as you are, pay-as-you-go event, so no tickets are required.  Just show up at Willard’s Tap House on Thursday evening and satisfy those nagging, TBBW-fueled stout cravings while raising a glass with the fine folks from Prairie Artisan Ales.  Prost!

TBBW 2019 Event: Double Barrel Fluffer Nutter Black Aggie Bottle Release at Hidden Springs Ale Works

HiddenSpringslogoOn Thursday, March 7 at 9 a.m., Hidden Springs Ale Works (Tampa, Florida) will hit Tampa Bay Beer Week with a bottle release of the highly-coveted Double Barrel Fluffer Nutter Black Aggie Imperial Stout.

Far more menacing than its name would lead you to believe, Double Barrel Fluffer Nutter Black Aggie is a Bourbon and Rye Whiskey barrel-aged Imperial Stout that has embraced the unholy alliance that is peanut butter and marshmallow.  Weighing in at sinister 13% ABV, Double Barrel Fluffer Nutter Black Aggie will have you succumbing to the darkness in no time.

The Double Barrel Fluffer Nutter Black Aggie bottle release will take place at Hidden Springs Ale Works (1631 N. Franklin St. | Tampa, Florida) at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 7. Bottles will be $30 each and the brewery will announce the bottle limit 15 minutes before opening. Cash is preferred, but cards will be accepted.

A couple things to keep in mind if you plan to attend this bottle release:

  • Double Barrel Fluffer Nutter Black Aggie will only be available in bottles, no draft
  • Once doors open at 9 a.m., the Hidden Springs Tasting Room will stay open for service
  • Parking – Remember to park in Hidden Springs’ lot directly across the street, or on the street up and down Franklin, on Henderson just west of Tampa, or on 7th Ave.
  • Once you are in line, make sure that you hug the wall so that foot traffic will not be affected on the sidewalks
  • Above all, please be respectful of the brewery’s neighbors. This is a weekday release and local businesses will be open

Since this is Tampa Bay Beer Week and there will be no shortage of stout-lovin’ beer enthusiasts in town, Double Barrel Fluffer Nutter Black Aggie is guaranteed to sell out rather quickly.  If you are hoping to land a bottle, just make sure that you get to Hidden Springs good and early on March 7 and hope that the beer gods shine on you when the official head count is conducted.  Best of luck out there.  Prost!

TBBW 2019 Event: Tampa Bay Beer Week Bottle Releases at Cigar City Brewing

CCBnewlogoCigar City Brewing (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will hold five days of bottle releases – Sunday, March 3 through Thursday, March 7 – during Tampa Bay Beer Week (TBBW) 2019.

Last year, Cigar City surprised its fans during TBBW with a series of bottle releases that they called a Barrel-Aged Countdown to Hunahpu’s Day 2018.  Since those releases proved to be an incredible success, the brewery has decided to break out five more tempting barrel-aged brews – all Stouts this time around – for TBBW 2019.  The schedule/lineup for this year’s releases is as follows:

Bottle Release Schedule

  • Sunday, March 3Manson Lamps. | Bourbon Barrel-aged Sweet Stout with Coconut
  • Monday, March 4Tip Top Cafe. | Rye Whiskey Barrel-aged Imperial Stout with Mostra Coffee
  • Tuesday, March 5Yes, Always. | Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout
  • Wednesday, March 6Emotional Support Duck. | Brandy Barrel-aged Imperial Stout with Peanuts, Raspberries, and Blackberries
  • Thursday, March 7The Smiling Nut. | Rye Whiskey Barrel-aged Imperial Stout with Pistachios and Vanilla

Each beer will release on its respective date at 11 a.m. in Cigar City’s Tasting Room (3924 W. Spruce St | Tampa, Florida) for the price of $19.50 each. There are currently no bottle limits in place, but it is possible that this could change based on each day’s turnout.  You best believe that these barrel-aged goodies will sell out quickly, so make sure that you get to Cigar City Brewing as close to opening as possible for each release.  Prost!

 

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!

LOKO Cuisine Brings St. Patrick’s Day Eggs & Kegs to Hidden Springs Ale Works

LokoHSAWOn Sunday, March 17 at 11 a.m., LOKO Cuisine will host a special St. Patrick’s Day edition of Eggs & Kegs at Hidden Springs Ale Works (1631 N Franklin St | Tampa, Florida).

Everyone knows that the most important – and fabulous – meal of the day is brunch, but there is one day of the year when your first meal of the day is absolutely crucial: St. Patrick’s Day.  If you choose the right St. Patrick’s Day breakfast/brunch, you are setting yourself up success on the greatest of drinking holidays. On the other hand, if you choose wrong, there is a pretty good chance that you might end up a meme.

To provide you with the nourishment necessary to lay a foundation solid enough to support a day of festive drinking and merriment, LOKO Cuisine will be dishing up the following hearty, Irish-themed four-course menu at Hidden Springs Ale Works on St. Patty’s Day (served buffet-style):

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To help you wash down the tasty Irish eats above, Hidden Springs will cover the “kegs” portion of this brunch by featuring the following brews:

  • Irish Car Bomb Deja Moo Milk Stout
  • Brawndo “The Thirst Mutilator” – a Green Gatorade-infused Berliner Weisse
  • Pilsner – a.k.a. “The Lite Beer” or “Beer Flavored Beer”

As an added bonus, if you find yourself in need of a caffeinated boost during the brunch, the Ginger Beard Coffee crew will be on-site pouring Nitro Irish Coffee – whiskey-infused coffee with fresh cream – and Nitro-infused Irish Breakfast Black Tea. **Ginger Beard offerings are not included in the ticket price.**

Tickets for the St. Patrick’s Day Eggs & Kegs are available now for $32.55 each, and you can purchase yours by clicking here. Ticket cost includes the four-course brunch and one pint or snifter of beer 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.

Tickets for LOKO Cuisine Eggs & Kegs events tend to sell out quickly and this one should be no different.  Be sure to lock down some tickets now so that you can start your St. Patrick’s Day in proper fashion.  Seriously . . . future you – clad in all green and wearing an oversized, floppy leprechaun hat – will appreciate you making this decision . . . so . . . don’t screw this one up.  Buy those tickets and have an awesomely safe St. Patrick’s Day, folks.  Prost!