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

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

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

The Basics

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

The Events

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

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

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

 

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Field Trip: 6th Annual Florida Tap Invitational at Proof Brewing Co.

FLTAPLogoLast month, we were lucky enough to receive an invite to the 6th Annual Florida Tap Invitational at Proof Brewing Co. (Tallahassee, Florida) and we have returned – after a bit of a delay – to provide you with a recap and photographic account of our experience at this truly special beer festival.

Taking place each year at Proof Brewing Co. in Tallahassee, the Florida Tap Invitational is an exclusive beer festival that aims to collect the finest and most interesting/innovative beers being produced in Florida so that craft beer fans can experience them all in one spot.  Beyond just being a celebration of the state’s craft beer community, this year’s event went an extra mile by serving as a fundraiser for Proof Brewing Co.’s neighbors in the Florida Panhandle that were affected by Hurricane Michael.

The description of the event that we received was very similar to the paragraph above, but we had no idea how intimate this beer festival would be until we turned the corner to the parking lot to get in line.  The entirety of the Florida Tap Invitational takes place in Proof Brewing Co.’s parking lot, beer garden and tasting room – none of which are incredibly large.  Despite that fact, someone who undoubtedly was a savant at Tetris found ample space to set up pour stations – most of them housed under tents – for 45 or so breweries and still had room for food vendors, a stage for musical entertainment and areas for attendees to congregate.

We entered with the VIP ticket holders, and the ID check/ticket redemption process was speedy and efficient.  As soon as we received our glass and got through the gate, our worries of over-crowding – a very real occurrence at many beer festivals – were quickly put at ease.  The amount of tickets allotted for this event was nearly perfect, and the layout basically kept the crowd moving at a slowly churning pace.  Even after General Admission was let in and attendance was at its peak, we never felt rushed or crowded and always had somewhere to go to hang out and have a conversation.  At times, many pour stations were wide open and allowed guests plenty of time to chat with representatives from their favorite breweries.

As far as the beer goes, the level of quality at the Florida Tap Invitational was as advertised.  Nearly every brewery came with the intention to show you their absolute best, and the event was utterly awash with countless one-off, rare, and limited release beers.  To give you an idea of the insane brews that graced our glasses during this event, here are our “Top 5 Most Memorable Beers of the 6th Annual Florida Tap Invitational” (list is in no particular order):

  • Magnanimous Brewing | Flourish – New England-style Wheat.  A new brewery coming to Tampa, Magnanimous made quite the first impression with a Wheat Ale that was bright, hoppy, luscious and refreshing.
  • Deep Brewing Co. | Bourbon Barrel CYNNICAL – Imperial Stout with cinnamon, ancho chile, cacao & vanilla.  CYNNICAL blew us away with big notes of brownie batter, dark chocolate, bourbon and just the right pop of heat.
  • Aardwolf Brewing Company | Bearer of the Cup of the Blood of the Ancients – Barrel-aged Raspberry Sour.  The name immediately captured our attention, and the beer itself delivered a wonderfully complex experience filled with tart raspberry goodness.
  • Invasive Species Brewing | Malkovich Malkovich – Hazy IPA double dry-hopped with Mosaic, Citra & Cashmere hops.  This IPA was ridiculously juicy and had just the right amount of delightful dankness. Oh, and the label artwork on the can is just stunning.
  • Proof Brewing Co. | Coffee Vanilla Hazelnut Bourbon Barrel-aged Glass Emperor – Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout.  The home team stood up and showed out with a tap list comprised of over 30 beers, but this one set itself apart by nailing every descriptor in its name.  Pronounced and impactful but not overly cloying, this was THE dessert stout of the festival for us.

In addition to all the amazing beer, the Florida Tap Invitational also featured an incredibly solid lineup of food trucks/vendors and an unforgettable musical performance from Tallahassee’s Catfish Alliance and their majestic hype man “Sex Manatee”.  Once all the pieces of this event – from the beer to the food to the band – started functioning as a whole, the Florida Tap Invitational was then able to go next level and become a true celebration filled with nothing but good times and vibes.

Absolutely everything mentioned above was truly fantastic, but the coolest and most interesting part of the Florida Tap Invitational was how the brewers/brewery representatives behaved while at the event.  It was very clear that they were all there to talk to fans and properly showcase what makes their breweries special, but throughout the event we noticed that almost every single one of them found a moment to disappear into the crowd in search of a beer they were excited about. Sure, the “I need a beer, I’ll be right back” kind of moment happens at all beer festivals, but this was something different.  We ran into countless of them at other breweries’ tables and they were just as giddy as the ticket-holders surrounding them for the chance to try these beers.  They were talking shop, catching a laugh with old friends, and just genuinely stoked to be there.  At times it had the air of a company holiday party and showed that a very real camaraderie exists in Florida’s brewing community.

This speaks volumes for the Florida Tap Invitational because if the brewers and brewery reps – people who are at beer fests/events constantly all year long – are clearly having a great time and genuinely want to be there, that means you, the beer lover, need to be there.  There is no better endorsement for a beer festival than that, so check out the photos below and go ahead and make a note that you will need to be in Tallahassee in 2019 for the 7th Annual Florida Tap Invitational.  Prost!

LOKO Cuisine Launches 2019 Eggs & Kegs Series with Biscuits & Berliners at Late Start Brewing

BiscuitsBerliners3On Sunday, January 20 at 11 a.m., LOKO Cuisine and Hey Giant! Little Biscuits will combine culinary talents at Late Start Brewing – located inside Pour House Tampa | 1208 E. Kennedy Suite 112 | Tampa, Florida – to host a special “Biscuits & Berliners” edition of Eggs & Kegs.

LOKO Cuisine’s Eggs & Kegs road trip continues into 2019 and the first stop of the year will be at Late Start Brewing for brunch over Biscuits & Berliners.  With Hey Giant! along for the ride with their famous little biscuits in hand, this collaborative brunch menu will consist of the following five self-serve, gravy-soaked courses:

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Late Start Brewing will obviously be responsible for refreshments at this shindig, and they have gone all in by coming up with the following tap list of brunch-themed Berliners (and one Gose):

  • Orange Cream Mimosa Berliner Weisse
  • Bloody Mary Berliner Weisse 
  • Coffee, Cinnamon & Vanilla Berliner Weisse
  • Red Sangria Berliner Weisse
  • Tasty Tasty Yum Yum Raspberry Cacao Berliner Weisse
  • Strawberry Margarita Gose

If are not a big fan of Berliners or beer in general, worry not because wine, cider and mimosas will be flowing during this event as well.  For those in need of their morning dose of caffeine, Ginger Beard Coffee will also be pouring nitro-infused coffee and tea (for an additional cost) at its home base in the Pour House.

Tickets for Eggs & Kegs – Biscuits & Berliners are available now for $32.10 each, and you can purchase yours by clicking here. Ticket cost includes the five-course brunch and one beer, cider, wine or mimosa. 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.

Just like all LOKO Cuisine events, there is a limited amount of tickets available for this Biscuits & Berliners brunch.  Deep down . . . you know you need some biscuits and gravy in your life and you know that you do not want to miss this.  Treat yourself and lock down those tickets as soon as possible.  Prost!

 

 

 

Good People Brewing Sets the Stage for Día del Gordo III (a.k.a. El Gordo Day 2018)

elgordo (1)On Saturday, December 8 at 11 a.m., Good People Brewing Company (Birmingham, Alabama) will host Día del Gordo III, a bottle release event for the brewery’s beloved El Gordo Imperial Stout.

Often regarded as a highly respected, longtime champion of the craft beer community in Birmingham, the hard-hitting El Gordo will step out of the shadows once again on December 8 to show the world all that it has to offer at Día del Gordo III (also known as El Gordo Day 2018).  This massive, 13.9% ABV Imperial Stout always puts on a hell of a show at its annual appearance, and you best believe that El Gordo has quite a few surprises in store for the fans attending this year’s event.  Día del Gordo III is sure to be quite the spectacle, so let’s break down the event in an attempt to shed some light on the mystery that is El Gordo Una Stout Imperial.

The Basics 

What – Día del Gordo III | El Gordo Day 2018
When – 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, December 8
Where – Good People Brewing Company | 114 14th Street South | Birmingham, Alabama

The Bottles

Since Día del Gordo III is first and foremost a bottle release, guests who attend the event will have the opportunity to purchase the following bottles:

  • 2018 El Gordo Una Stout Imperial
  • 2018 Barrel-aged El Gordo
  • 2018 Apple Brandy Barrel-aged El Gordo
  • Good People will also have a limited supply of vintage El Gordo bottles dating back as early as 2014

The Exclusive Drafts

With that said, Día del Gordo is still a party and this one is rockin’ the following tap list of highly-limited, draft-only variants of El Gordo:

  • El Gordo Aged in Tequila (former Bourbon) Barrels
  • El Gordo Aged in Rum (former Bourbon) Barrels
  • El Gordo Aged in American Oak Port Barrels
  • El Gordo (NITRO) aged in Port Barrels with Single Origin Guatemalan Coffee from Domestique Coffee 
  • El Gordo with Vanilla
  • El Gordo with Cocoa Nibs from Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co. & Toasted Coconut

Other Useful Info

  • Día del Gordo III is free to attend and pay as you go. Since no tickets are being issued, they are obviously not necessary to attend
  • All purchases must be made at the brewery with a valid I.D. The brewery CANNOT pre-sell or ship bottles to anyone interested in acquiring one
  • It is best to get to this event early because all El Gordo bottles are sold on a first come, first served basis
  • Día del Gordo III will also feature live music and local food trucks. We will update you with the lineup of musical acts and food vendors just as soon as that information is made available
  • The kind folks at Good People Brewing will be raffling off prizes from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. during Día del Gordo III.  The Grand Prize will be drawn at 3 p.m.

Alright, that should just about cover all the information currently available on Día del Gordo III/El Gordo Day 2018.  If any more details surface before the event, we will be sure to update you with that information here.

If you plan on being anywhere near Birmingham, Alabama on December 8, clear your schedule now, coordinate with your Stout-loving amigos, and get to Good People Brewing Company nice and early on Día del Gordo III so that you can bear witness to the magnificence that is El Gordo.  To do otherwise would just be a shame.  Prost!

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LOKO Cuisine to Host Pinoy Eggs & Kegs Brunch at Southern Brewing & Winery

lokopinoy3On Sunday, December 16 at 11 a.m., LOKO Cuisine will team up with Chismis & Co. to host Pinoy Eggs & Kegs, a Filipino-style brunch, at Southern Brewing & Winery (Tampa, Florida).

No longer bound to just one location for its monthly Eggs & Kegs events, LOKO Cuisine is now taking its brunch pop-up on the road to treat their fans to a constantly changing venue, vibe and atmosphere that will match their always inventive and creative menus.

For their December stop, LOKO Cuisine and their friends from Chismis & Co. – a Filipino eatery located in the Heights Public Market at Armature Works – will take over Southern Brewing & Winery to dish out the following buffet-style feast comprised of four courses “that combine Pinoy home-style classics with a few creative twists”:

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To cover the “kegs” portion of the brunch, Southern Brewing & Winery will be serving up its award-winning Koenig Hans Pilsner and a Filipino-inspired beer treatment that has yet to be announced.  If beer does not happen to be your thing, cider and wine will be available as well.  Ginger Beard Coffee will also be on-site to pour nitro-infused coffee and tea (available for an additional cost).

Tickets for the Pinoy Eggs & Kegs 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, cider or 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.

Seating at LOKO Cuisine events is always limited, and the growing popularity of Chismis & Co. will most assuredly make Pinoy Eggs & Kegs a quick sell out.  With that in mind, go ahead and get your brunch squad organized, lock down some tickets, and get amped for what is guaranteed to be an amazing brunch experience at Southern Brewing & Winery on December 16.  Prost!

Marker 48 Brewing to Host ‘3 Years of Beer’ Anniversary Celebration

Marker 48 logo (1)On Saturday, November 17 from noon to close, Marker 48 Brewing (Weeki Wachee, Florida) will celebrate ‘3 Years of Beer’ with a full day of live music on two stages, special beer and bottle releases, and multiple food trucks.

Three years have now passed since the husband-and-wife team of Maurice and Tina Ryman established Marker 48 Brewing as the first production craft brewery in Hernando County. Over that short period of time, they have supplied their fans and community with countless imaginative craft beers, a growing barrel program, a consistent calendar of fun and creative events, and numerous fundraisers that have provided assistance for local nonprofits.  Those first three years have been absolutely amazing, but the future looks even brighter for the Marker 48 family . . . and that is exactly what they will be celebrating on November 17 at their ‘3 Years of Beer’ Anniversary Party.

“Marker 48 is just really getting started,” said Maurice Ryman, Co-founder of Marker 48 Brewing. “Our brewers are always learning and experimenting so we can brew new, amazing creations. You’ll probably see us start pushing the boundaries a bit while continuing to hone our technical prowess and consistency. Additional manufacturing capacity, a bigger distribution footprint and other package formats are all in the works, too.”

But, he added: “Bringing the community together over great beer is and will always be at the forefront of what we do.”

From the massive tap list to the lengthy lineup of musical acts, there is quite a bit to go over when it comes to the ‘3 Years of Beer’ celebration at Marker 48 Brewing. With that in mind, we are just going to break the whole thing down to ensure that you get all the information necessary to have a good time at this event.  Let’s get to it!

The Basics

What – ‘3 Years of Beer’ Anniversary Party
When – Noon to midnight on Saturday, November 17
Where – Marker 48 Brewing | 2147 Cortez Blvd | Brooksville, Florida

The Beer

In addition to Marker 48’s extensive lineup of core and taproom-only offerings flowing on draft, the ‘3 Years of Beer’ celebration will also feature the following special draft and bottle releases:

  • Mud River Imperial Stout – Bourbon Barrel- aged Imperial Stout (10.2% ABV) | bottles & draft
  • Barrel Aged Love Float – Bourbon Barrel-aged Double Black IPA brewed in collaboration with Arkane Ale Works (9.2% ABV) | bottles & draft
  • Copp In the Name of Love – Imperial IPA brewed in collaboration with Copp Brewery (12% ABV) | draft only
  • Down to the Wire – Farmhouse Saison brewed in collaboration with Bullfrog Creek Brewing Co. (6.8% ABV) | draft only
  • Dry Hopped Down To The Wire – Citra Dry Hopped Farmhouse Saison brewed in collaboration with Bullfrog Creek Brewing Co. (6.8% ABV) | draft only
  • Another River – Blend of Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Sweet Stout & Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout (10.7% ABV) | bottles & draft
  • FDR – Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Sweet Stout (11% ABV) | bottles & draft
  • Peter Pan Porter – Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter (8.7% ABV) | bottles & draft
  • Putin It Down – Russian Imperial Stout (9% ABV) | bottles & draft
  • The Citrus Mistress – American Wheat Ale with Tangerine (5.5% ABV) | draft only
  • Mixed Company – Blend of IPA & Lager using Trois Yeast brewed in collaboration with Dunedin House of Beer & Escape Brewing Company (4.4% ABV) | draft only
  • BlackBerry Weeki Weisse – Berliner Weisse Treated with Blackberry (4.2% ABV) | draft only
  • Peach and Apricot Weeki Weisse – Berliner Weisse Treated with Peach & Apricot (4.2% ABV) | draft only
  • Not So Cordial – Chocolate Cherry Porter (8.7% ABV) | draft only
  • BarleyWine – American-style Barleywine (10.9% ABV) | draft only
  • Quad Willing – Belgian-style Quadrupel (11.4% ABV) | draft only

This list is tentative and it is possible that more offerings will be added as the date of the party draws closer.  If there are any updates and/or changes to the tap list, we will be sure to post that information here.  Stay tuned!

The Music Schedule

  • DeShun | Noon – 1:30 p.m.
  • Mackenzie | 1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Contenders | 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Freeway State | 3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Ally Venable Band | 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Wave Coast | 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Stone Grey | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Shawn Scheller | 8:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Actual Bank Robbers | 9 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Admission/How It Works/Other Useful Info

  • No tickets are required for the ‘3 Years of Beers’ Anniversary Party.  This is a come as your, pay as you go event.
  • To expedite the ordering process, a token system will be in place during this event. Tokens will be $5 each (cash preferred) and are good for one (1) full-pour of beer, wine, cider, or sangria. Tickets for soda or bottled water will be available for $1 each.
  • The first 200 attendees that spend a minimum of $20 at the event will receive a limited-edition Marker 48 anniversary glass (pictured below). Limit of one glass per person.
  • Brewery tours will be available throughout the ‘3 Years of Beer’ Celebration. Tours cost $8.50 per person and include a full-pour of any beverage, a full-sized branded pint glass or snifter to take home, and beer samples during the tour.  Exact tour times will be based on demand and determined during the event.
  • Multiple food trucks will be on-site to take care of any food cravings you encounter during the event.
  • Parking is limited and the folks at Marker 48 urge attendees to consider taking an Uber, Lyft or taxi to the event. If you must drive, the brewery asks that you “do not park in Tire Kingdom or the car wash area, and do not double-park or otherwise block other patrons’ cars.”

That should just about cover all the information currently available for Marker 48’s ‘3 Years of Beer’ celebration.  If any additional details surface before the event, we will be sure to update this post with that information just as soon as we get it. All you have to do is block out November 17 on your calendar, assemble your crew of friends and family, and have a great time while raising a glass to ‘3 Years of Beer’ with everyone at Marker 48.  Prost!

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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!

 

Marker 48 Brewing to Offer Darker 48 Haunted House Experience this Halloween

Marker 48 logo (1)During the last two weekends in October and Halloween night, Marker 48 Brewing (Weeki Wachee, Florida) will transform to take the shape of “Darker 48: The Upside Down”, a terrifying haunted house experience that will benefit four local nonprofit groups in Hernando County.

The Darker 48 Haunted House has returned to the grounds of Marker 48 Brewing with a “gory experience” that will completely flip reality and allow “only those 18 and up . . . to traverse the town from another, stranger dimension.”  The folks at the brewery are so convinced that they have “pulled out all stops for this terrifying adventure” that they will be requiring all attendees to sign a waiver before entering because “the actors can touch you. You cannot touch them back.”

The schedule for Darker 48: The Upside Down is as follows:

  • Thursday, October 18 – 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. | VIP night | $25 per person
  • Friday, October 19 – 8:30 p.m. to Midnight | General Admission | $10 per person
  • Saturday, October 20 – 8:30 p.m. to Midnight | General Admission | $10 per person
  • Thursday, October 25 – 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. | VIP night | $25 per person
  • Friday, October 26 – 8:30 p.m. to Midnight | General Admission | $10 per person
  • Saturday, October 27 – 8:30 p.m. to Midnight | General Admission | $10 per person
  • Wednesday, October 31 – 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. | Family friendly experience & all ages welcome | Ages 10 & under free, all others $5 per person

**Please keep in mind that Halloween night is the ONLY date that will be family friendly.  All other nights will be 18 & up with no exceptions.**

VIP Nights require that you purchase a ticket in advance and you can secure yours by clicking here.  A VIP ticket “includes shorter wait times, a Darker 48 pint glass, one drink token, and a Darker 48 shirt.” VIP tickets will be limited.

General Admission Nights are pay at the door and cash only. (NOTE: Ticket sales on general admission nights will stop before the haunted house closes; timing will vary, depending on the lines.)

All proceeds from the Darker 48 Haunted House will go to four local Hernando County nonprofit organizations: The ARC Nature Coast, NAMI Hernando, United Way Hernando and Children’s Advocacy Hernando.

Several of the Darker 48 event nights will also feature live music, costume contests and/or food trucks.  You can keep track of all information and updates on those happenings by following the Darker 48 event page on Facebook.

You are now armed with all the information needed to enter Darker 48: The Upside Down . . . but surviving the experience is totally up to you.  If you feel that you have what it takes to get to the other side, lock down a date with your friends, secure some tickets if necessary, and just have a great time as you help raise funds for the very worthy causes of local nonprofits.  Prost!

LOKO Cuisine & Beer Zombies Unite to Host Eggs & Kegs Event at Cigar City Brewing

lokocuisineOn Sunday, October 21 at 11 a.m., LOKO Cuisine and the Beer Zombies will form an unholy union to host a Zombie-themed Eggs & Kegs brunch at Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, Florida).

To properly bring the Halloween spirit to this year’s October installment of Egg & Kegs, LOKO Cuisine will receive a direct assist from the undead by getting the Beer Zombies, “a Las Vegas based Craft Beer lifestyle brand, brewing project and all around craft beer ambassador”, in on the action.  This very special brunch will consist of the following four zombie-inspired dishes (served buffet style):

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As far as the “kegs” portion of this brunch goes, Cigar City Brewing will be breaking out the following Halloween treats:

  • There Gose a Zombie – Blood Orange Margarita Gose
  • Gourds Gone Ginger – Good Gourd Pumpkin Ale with ginger

In addition to the ghoulish dishes and beers listed above, this event will also feature nitro cold brew coffee and tea from Ginger Beard Coffee (available for an additional cost) and some swag giveaways from the Beer Zombies.

Tickets for the Beer Zombies Eggs & Kegs 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.

Like all LOKO Cuisine events, seating for the Beer Zombies Eggs & Kegs Brunch is limited and tickets are expected to sell out with a quickness.  If you have any desire to brunch with the undead at Cigar City Brewing on October 21, be sure to lock down some tickets as soon as possible.  Prost!