LOKO Cuisine Takes Upcoming Eggs & Kegs Brunch to the Campfire

lokocuisinelogoOn Sunday, December 17 at 11 a.m., LOKO Cuisine will partner with iTREKKERS to host a “Campfire” edition of Eggs & Kegs at Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, Florida).

For this installment of Eggs & Kegs, LOKO Cuisine has teamed up with iTREKKERS to provide attendees with an elevated, camping-inspired dining experience that they will enjoy while  “learning about guided hassle-free outdoor activities in Tampa Bay.”  This brunch will feature the following four-course spread of “campfire classics from the land and sea”:

Campfiremenu

All attendees will receive one beer ticket “good for any pint or snifter of equal value” during the meal. Cigar City Brewing will be showcasing their Cafe con Leche Sweet Stout during the brunch, and that does sound like a mighty fine pairing for the menu above.

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

Please be aware that seating is limited and nearly all Eggs & Kegs events sell out rather quickly.  With that in mind, go ahead and secure your tickets now so that you and yours are able to experience Eggs & Kegs: Campfire on December 17.  Prost!

 

 

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Wynwood Brewing Plans Black Friday Release of Coqui-To Barrel-Aged Milk Stout

CoquitoWBCOfeatureWynwood Brewing Company (Miami, Florida) will officially kick off the holiday season by hosting a special, limited release event for Coqui-To Barrel-Aged Milk Stout beginning at noon on November 24 – Black Friday.

The folks at Wynwood Brewing created Coqui-To Barrel-Aged Milk Stout to mimic the flavors of “Coquito”, a traditional Puerto Rican holiday beverage “known as Puerto Rico’s eggnog, made with rum, coconut milk, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and cloves.”  Their brewers pulled this off by crafting a Rum Barrel-aged Imperial Milk Stout that was then finished off with toasted coconut, cinnamon, clove and vanilla beans. The resulting Coqui-To Barrel-Aged Milk Stout comes together as a unique treat that is meant to serve as the perfect beer to share with friends and family this holiday season.

“We’ve been wanting to make this beer for a long time,” said Wynwood Brewing Founder Luis Brignoni. “Coquito is something my family always enjoyed during the holidays. Now that we have more production space to brew and barrel-age, we can offer a taste of this Puerto Rican tradition to our fans.”

Coqui-To Barrel-Aged Milk Stout will officially release in Wynwood Brewing’s Tap Room at noon on Friday, November 24.  Those who attend this Limited Release Event will have the option to enjoy Coqui-To Barrel-Aged Milk Stout on draft or purchase 750ml crowler “shorty” cans for $20 each.  In addition to the beer release, this event “will also feature a special brewery tour of Miami’s first craft production brewery showcasing the barrel-aging process for Coqui-To.”  If you happen to be in the area on Black Friday, make sure you swing by the brewery and get into the holiday spirit by raising a glass of Coqui-To Barrel-Aged Milk Stout with the crew at Wynwood Brewing.  Prost!

Good People Brewing Releases Details for El Gordo Day 2017

elgordoOn Saturday, December 9 at 9 a.m. (CST), Good People Brewing Company (Birmingham, Alabama) will hold its second, in-house bottle release for the wildly-popular El Gordo Imperial Stout at a festival-style event playfully dubbed ¡Dia del Gordo! – The Rematch!

Yeah, you read that correctly.  The infamous and super-sized El Gordo Imperial Stout has committed to make another rare appearance on December 9 for its highly-anticipated rematch to last year’s ¡Dia del Gordo!  Back to defend the title it earned in 2015, El Gordo plans to deliver its signature “flavorful smackdown” as a 13.9% ABV Imperial Stout that “[dominates] the senses without overwhelming the palette.” Oh, and we almost forgot to mention that he’s bringing friends to this party – a.k.a. variants and vintages that date back to 2014.

¡Dia del Gordo! – The Rematch! will be held at Good People Brewing Company and act as the exclusive bottle release event for El Gordo in 2017. You best believe that many will show up on December 9 to witness the power, grace and mystery of El Gordo, so let’s break this thing down to ensure that you have all the details needed to prepare for this glorious spectacle:

The Basics

  • What – ¡Dia del Gordo! – The Rematch! / El Gordo Imperial Stout Bottle Release Event
  • When – Saturday, December 9 at 9 a.m.
  • Where – Good People Brewing Company (114 14th St S, Birmingham, Alabama)

The Bottle List

  • 2014 El Gordo Imperial Stout – $25 per 22 oz. bottle
  • 2015 El Gordo Imperial Stout – $25 per 750ml bottle
  • 2016 El Gordo Imperial Stout – $25 per 750ml bottle
  • 2016 Barrel Aged El Gordo – $30 per 750ml bottle
  • 2016 Olé Mole El Gordo – $25 per 750ml bottle
  • 2017 El Gordo Imperial Stout – $20 per 750ml bottle
  • 2017 Barrel Aged El Gordo – $25 per 750ml bottle
  • 2017 Olé Mole El Gordo – $20 per 750ml bottle
  • 2017 Fatso Russian Imperial Stout – $20 per 750ml bottle

The Draft List

¡Dia del Gordo! – The Rematch! will also feature a variety of exciting beers pouring on draft throughout the event.  These offerings will be available by full pour or sample.  The official draft list is still being compiled.  We will update this area with that information just as soon as we have it, so stay tuned.

The Ins & Outs

  • Bottle sales will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 9
  • In an effort to improve upon last year’s experience, the brewery has decided to have a dedicated line for bottle sales only this year.  This line will begin at Good People’s side patio, take you through the back of the brewery, and have you exiting through “the garage doors on 2nd Ave with bottles in tow.”  This line will NOT go through the taproom.
  • There will be NO forms to fill out this year.  Once you make it to the bottle selection area, you will grab a box and “move down the line to grab whatever bottles you want.”  You will then pay for your bottles at the end of that line.
  • The legal limit for take-home sales in the state of Alabama is 288 oz. per person per day, and the brewery will be enforcing this limit.  That amounts to roughly a maximum of 11 bottles per person.
  • All bottle sales will be sold on a first come, first served basis
  • The taproom will also open at 9 a.m. so that you can enjoy some tasty offerings on draft.  If you would like a brew while in line for bottles, you will have the ability to grab a beer from the brewery’s “draft trailer, a beer station close to [the] QC lab, and the taproom.”
  • Attendees are encouraged to hang out “to enjoy plenty of El Gordo and other specialties in the taproom after [they are] done buying bottles”
  • Bottles and draft beers can be purchased with either cash or credit cards, and you will be required to present a valid ID to make any purchases at the brewery
  • To make sure you are all covered in the grub department,  Cantina on Wheels will be at the brewery at 9 a.m. to serve up some breakfast burritos and The Hot Tag will be on-site later in the day to take care of the lunch crowd

Alright, that should cover all the information that is available at this time.  We will update this post just as soon as more details surface, so stay tuned.  Until then . . . ¡Viva El Gordo!  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!

Mastry’s Brewing Co. Marks First Anniversary with Three Specialty Releases

MastrysPartyInfoOn Saturday, October 14, Mastry’s Brewing Co. (St. Pete Beach, Florida) will celebrate its First Anniversary Party with the release of three new beers: Year One Wheat WineBourbon Barrel Aged Starless Night Russian Imperial Stout and Floribraska Hazy Tropical IPA.

With one year officially in the books as the first craft brewery and tasting room on St. Pete Beach, the Mastry’s Brewing Co. crew is more than ready to celebrate their first anniversary with a Beer Fest-style party on October 14.  The brewery’s theme of “taking traditional styles and combining influences from exotic locales” will be showcased at the party in the form of three special brews: Year One Wheat WineBourbon Barrel Aged Starless Night Russian Imperial Stout and Floribraska Hazy Tropical IPA.  The full descriptions and release details for these three Limited Releases are as follows:

  • Year One Wheat Wine – “The first of the specialty beer releases will be ‘Year One’, a Wheat Wine ale brewed at 8% Abv. This golden ale boasts a nose like a bouquet of Chrysanthemums. Year One has a taste that is dry and light despite the gravity. Year One is an elegant ale brewed for celebration, available on draught only.”
  • Bourbon Barrel Aged Starless Night – “The second small-batch release, will be the ‘Bourbon Barrel Aged Starless Night’. This limited-release batch of the infamous Starless Night is rested in Bourbon Barrels and is the quintessential sticky barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout. Bourbon Barrel Aged Starless Night is rich, thick and decadent with notes of Dark Chocolate, Vanilla, Bourbon, Caramel, and Macaroon. Bourbon Barrel Aged Starless Night will be available in bottles and on draught, brewed at 11% Abv.”
  • Floribraska Hazy Tropical IPA – “The third new release for the celebration will be the first out-of-state collaboration for Mastry’s Brewing Co. In partnership with Infusion Brewing Co. in Omaha, NE, the two brewing teams developed ‘Floribraska’, a hazy tropical IPA made with maize, lactose, and guava at 6.2% Abv. This limited-release IPA is hopped with copious amounts of El Dorado, Citra, and Motueka. Available on draught only, get this small-batch collaboration while you can.”

In addition to the beers listed above and a spread of their other offerings, Mastry’s Anniversary Party will have a Beer Fest vibe featuring live music, food, and a selection of tasty brews from Green Bench Brewing Co. (St. Petersburg, Florida), Hidden Springs Ale Works (Tampa, Florida), Mad Beach Craft Brewing Company (Madeira Beach, Florida) and St. Pete Brewing Company (St. Petersburg, Florida). If you are in the area and free on Saturday, be sure to swing by Mastry’s Brewing Company to raise a glass of Year One, Bourbon Barrel Aged Starless Night or Floribraska with the brewery’s staff in recognition of the past year and the many more ahead.  Prost!

 

 

Brouwerij Bosteels to Bring Kwaktoberfest to the U.S. in October

bosteels-pauwel-kwakBrouwerij Bosteels (Buggenhout, Belgium) and Artisanal Imports have officially announced that they will be celebrating Kwaktoberfest at bars and restaurants across America during the month of October.

If you have not figured it out by now, Kwaktoberfest is Brouwerij Bosteels’ annual celebration of their iconic Pauwel Kwak, a Belgian Strong Pale Ale that is equally known for its quality and its “instantly recognizable carriage glass.”  With the help of Artisanal Imports, Brouwerij Bosteels will take this Kwaktoberfest party to participating locations coast-to-coast.  In addition to pouring Pauwel Kwak, these venues will also showcase “the brewery’s other world-class brews including Tripel Karmeliet and DeuS.”  These events will also feature special point of sale items such as “flags, coasters, posters, single and double Kwak glasses and the almighty Quattro, capable of holding four Kwak glasses at once.”

“Kwaktoberfest is a fun addition to the German Oktoberfest season,” says Lanny Hoff, SVP-Brands Manager of Artisanal Imports. “There are stylistic similarities between Kwak and German Märzen and glassware is a big part of the celebration. Whether it’s a liter of Oktoberfest or a carriage glass of Kwak, it’s fun!”

Kwaktoberfest events will be taking place throughout the U.S. during the month of October.  If you are interested in attending a Kwaktoberfest event, keep an eye on Artisanal Imports’ website and social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) for information, and be sure to check back here as we will update this post with any details we receive concerning official event dates and locations.  Stay tuned!  Prost!

Vital Information for Pauwel Kwak from Brouwerij Bosteels

Release – Year-round
Style – Belgian Strong Pale Ale 
ABV – 8.4%
Ingredients – Barley malts, mineral water, wheat, hops & white candy sugar

Availability – 11.2 oz. bottles & draft
Suggested Food Pairings – “Kwak is tremendous with any kind of grilled or roasted meats or poultry. It is also a good beer with dessert, particularly those with nuts or caramel. It goes with almost any cheese and makes a very tasty (if spendy!) beer soup.”
Fun Fact – Background on the glassware: “The legendary Kwak glass, or ‘Koetsiersglas’, hearkens back to the Napoleonic era. Back then, Pauwel Kwak was a brewer and owner of the De Hoorn inn, which saw daily visits from mail coaches and their passengers. While passengers could stop in for a drink, coachmen were prohibited from leaving their posts to join. To bypass this inconvenience, Kwak had special glasses blown with a convex bottom that could sit in the coach in a wooden stand, allowing the drivers to enjoy a glass!”

Coppertail Brewing to Celebrate 3rd Anniversary with Florida Weisse Festival

coppertaillogowhiteOn Saturday, August 26 at 1 p.m., Coppertail Brewing Co. (Tampa, Florida) will recognize its 3rd Anniversary by once again hosting a Florida Weisse Party at the brewery.

Three years of bringing “quality, Florida-brewed beer to the thirsty masses” are in the books, and Coppertail Brewing Co. is more than ready to celebrate the occasion.  Just like last year, Coppertail’s birthday theme will be “Celebrate Florida Weisse”, a party boasting a ridiculous lineup of Berliner Weisse-style brews created by their brewers and several guest breweries.  We have quite a bit to go over when it comes to this anniversary throw down, so let’s get to the details.

The Basics

  • What – Coppertail Brewing Co.’s 3rd Anniversary & Florida Weisse Festival
  • When – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 26
  • Where – Coppertail Brewing Co. – 2601 E 2nd Ave, Tampa, Florida

The Beers

Just as the name indicates, this event is all about that Florida Weisse and Coppertail Brewing is breaking out an absolute plethora of these tart, tasty brews.  Here is what they expect to be pouring during the party (**this tap list is tentative**):

  • Passion of the Frank (Passionfruit)
  • Frank the Tang (Orange)
  • Florida Jam (Orange/Vanilla)
  • Mango Grenade (Mango/Pomegranate)
  • Full Rosenberry (Strawberry/Peach)
  • Strawberry Limeade (Strawberry/Lime)
  • Dark & Stormy (Ginger/Lime/Vanilla)
  • Relish (Orange/Cranberries)
  • Whoops (Hibiscus/Cranberries)
  • Baby Genius (Gose)
  • Summertime Rools (Watermelon Gose)
  • Bay Breeze (Pineapple/Cranberries)
  • Tamarind
  • Quat’s up (Kumquats)
  • Mojito (Lime/Mint/Vanilla)
  • Cherry Lime
  • Sea Breeze (Grapefruit/Cranberries)
  • Papaya Patrick (Papaya/Starfruit)
  • Down with OPP (Orange/Prickly Pear)
  • Mother of Dragons (Lime/Dragonfruit)
  • Guava Pastelitos (Guava/Raspberries/Vanilla)
  • Obey Your Thirst (Lemon/Lime)
  • Pinky Swear (Raspberries/Lemon)
  • BOMP (Blood Orange/Mango/Passionfruit)
  • Gooseberry
  • Blackberry Slam Piece
  • Cherry Pastelitos (Cherry/Raspberries/Vanilla)

There is no denying that the list above is pretty damn awesome, but those are not the only brews that will be pouring at this event.  That’s right . . . Coppertail Brewing Co. has invited some friends over for this party, and they are bringing a few of their own goodies to contribute to the celebration.  Guest breweries include and their beers (**UPDATE** 8.25.17):

Entertainment & Food

The good folks at Coppertail Brewing Co. know that you cannot possibly have a party without music, so they have booked Sun Signs, Mike Mass, and Mountain Holler to play this event.  The festival will also feature live limited-edition t-shirt printing and some tasty eats from Coppertail’s S & V Kitchen.

Admission Information

Coppertail’s Florida Weisse Festival is free to attend and tickets are not needed to gain entry.  All you have to do is show up and pay per pour.

If you are free on Saturday, in the area and have a love for tart, refreshing brews, you need to be at this Florida Weisse Festival to raise a glass with the Coppertail Brewing crew to the past three years and the many more ahead.  Make it happen, have some good times, and just be sure to arrange for a responsible way home after the party.  Prost!

 

 

LOKO Cuisine and Ichicoro Unite Once Again for Eggs & Kegs: IchiLoko

LOKOlargeOn Sunday, September 17 at 10:45 a.m., LOKO Cuisine and Ichicoro Ramen will head back to the Fermentorium at Cigar City Brewing (3924 W Spruce St, Tampa, Florida) to collaborate on a second edition of Eggs & Kegs: IchiLoko.

For IchiLoko: Round 2, the chefs of LOKO Cuisine and Ichicoro Ramen will combine their talents to honor Oktoberfest with a four-course brunch that merges the culinary traditions of Germany and Asia.  The menu will consist of the following inventive dishes:

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To cover the “kegs” side of this event, Cigar City Brewing will be pouring their Oktoberfest German-style Festbier and “other delicious beers.”  All attendees will receive one beer ticket “good for any pint or snifter of equal value.” If you would like a beverage other than beer, Ginger Beard Coffee will also be on-site with nitro-infused cold brew coffee and nitro matcha green tea on tap (coffee & tea not included in ticket cost).

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

Friendly word of advice: If you wish to attend IchiLoko, we suggest that you secure your tickets as soon as possible because this event will be limited to just 60 seats due to the Cigar City taproom being closed for remodeling.  Make it happen and we hope to see you all there!  Prost!

LOKO Cuisine and Bell’s Brewery to Host Fruit & Fire Pairing at Pour House

lokocuisinelogoOn Sunday, September 24 at 11:30 a.m., LOKO Cuisine will set up shop at Pour House – Tampa (1208 E. Kennedy Suite 112, Tampa, Florida) to feature the offerings of Bell’s Brewery (Comstock, Michigan) at a Rare Beer & A Plate Lunch event dubbed Fruit & Fire.

As autumn draws closer with each passing day, the folks at LOKO Cuisine are using Fruit & Fire as an excuse to fire up the smoker “one last time for an end of summer BBQ that will bring the sweet and the heat.”  The centerpiece of this event will be the following spread of smoked brisket, fruit-infused sauces, and tasty sides:

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If that menu has your attention, you will certainly be all in on Fruit & Fire when you hear that Bell’s Brewery has selected 10+ rare and/or seasonal beers to pair with this summer BBQ.  The full taplist is as follows (click any beer below for description):

One pint/snifter (of equal value) is included with the ticket price, and each attendee will also receive a souvenir imperial pint glass from Bell’s Brewery.  If beer is not your thing, there will also be mimosas and wine available to choose as your included beverage.

Tickets are available now for the price of $26.75 each, and you can purchase your tickets by clicking here.  Ticket cost gets you all-you-can-eat brisket and sides; one beer (pint/snifter of equal value), mimosa or glass of wine; and a souvenir imperial pint glass.  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.  Please keep in mind that most LOKO Cuisine events sell out quickly, so be sure to secure your tickets to Fruit & Fire as soon as possible.  Prost!

Cycle Brewing Marks Fourth Anniversary with Four Bottle Releases

Cycle4thCycle Brewing (534 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL) has taken to social media to announce that it will celebrate its Fourth Anniversary with four straight days of rare bottle releases beginning on Tuesday, August 15.

That’s right, Cycle Brewing is going 4 Beers for 4 Years for its Fourth Anniversary celebration, and the folks at the brewery are hitting fans with some mighty fine rarities during these bottle releases that span from Tuesday, August 15 to Friday, August 18.  It’s probably best for us to just skip all the pomp and circumstance, so here’s the full rundown on these featured celebratory beers:

  • 8 a.m. on Tuesday, August 15: Rare DOS 1, Whiskey Barrel-aged Imperial Stout (aged over a year) – $25 per bottle, bottle limit to be determined. Details:Rare DOS 1, this is Rare DOS that was aged over 1 year in the sweltering heat, just like Lost DOS for those who remember, and it was a good year and some of our finest beer that is nothing more than Beer, Barrel and Time.”
  • 8 a.m. on Wednesday, August 16: Hazelnut, Barrel-aged Hazelnut Imperial Stout with Cocoa Nibs – $30 per bottle, bottle limit to be determined. Details: Hazelnut with nibs is actually what we had in the first Hazelnut (black label, brown line hazelnut, the new art is reminiscent of it) and while the first label was printed before we decided to add nibs, we didn’t regret that addition and have created another batch.”
  • 8 a.m. on Thursday, August 17: Rare Noa (a collaboration with Omnipollo), Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout with Coffee, Cinnamon & Pecan – $30 per bottle, bottle limit to be determined. Details:Rare NOA, the collab with Omnipollo is a mash up of our stout and barrel aging and their adjunct expertise from Noa Pecan Mud Cake, this is a dream for those who want dessert beer – purists can skip this one, it is 100% unabashed adulterated decadence.”
  • 8 a.m. on Friday, August 18: Rare DOS Double Barrel (Sunday 2017), Bourbon Barrel then Cinnamon Vanilla Whiskey Barrel-aged Imperial Stout- $35 per bottle, bottle limit to be determined. Clarifying information on this beer: “Friday is perhaps the most confusing beer label, sorry, it’s accurate but tough to decipher if you don’t follow our beers closely, and probably even if you do. The non barrel aged stout we released on Sunday during TBBW, with coffee and cocoa nibs, was a completely different recipe from Rare DOS as we added a high percentage of Munich malt. Around the brewery we just called it Munich Stout, which is entirely confusing as it’s not a style and it’s not really related to Munich, Germany outside of the name of the malt so we decided not to call it that but then didn’t have a name and so we were left with the first batch we brewed being in barrels and we released the second batch as the Sunday beer. Now it’s “Sunday Stout“, that has been moved from its first barrels into Cinnamon/Vanilla whiskey barrels (whatever those are) and is being released on a Friday. It’s a mess, writing this is even confusing, we failed to clear anything up but damnit if this beer isn’t excellent.”

Quantities for all four beers are limited.  Bottle limits will be based on how many people are in line, and the brewery will establish those limits at the time of each release. This being the case, there is no need to disturb Cycle’s neighbors by forming a line hours before each release. With that said, the brewery does recommend that you arrive by 7:45 a.m. to be considered in the head count. All four of these bottle releases are CASH ONLY while there is a line.  Release times are for bottles only.  These beers will be available on tap at 5 p.m. on their respective release dates.

With just a glance at that list, it becomes quite clear that these bottles will sell out with a quickness.  If you are after one (or all four) of these beers, just make sure you are in line by 7:45 a.m. with cash in hand on the respective day.  Above all else, just remember to respectful of the brewery’s neighbors while in line and be sure to wish the crew at Cycle Brewing a happy anniversary while you are there.  Prost!