Calusa Brewing Begins Triple Can Release of Outbound Pils, Citronious & Lobby Party DIPA

CalusaTripleCanDropVertCalusa Brewing (Sarasota, Florida) has officially announced that it is closing out March 2020 by dropping three Limited Release offerings – the debut of Outbound German-style Pils and return of Citronious and Lobby Party Double NEIPA – in the brewery’s taproom.

As they adapt to the current social distancing and stay-at-home situation caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Calusa Brewing has decided to can a serious amount of the following three Limited Release offerings so that the brewery’s cooler can stay stocked with plenty of tasty goodness (descriptions sourced from the brewery’s Facebook page):

  • Outbound | German-style Pils – Crisp, complex and classic, this German Lager pours a brilliant, sparkling gold. Made with only the highest-quality German malts, aromatic noble hop varieties and a traditional long, cold maturation. Some things are classics for a reason.  ABV – 4.8%
  • Citronious | New England-style India Pale Ale – Pouring a hazy gold, Citronious blasts with the fresh flavor and aromas of citrus, mango and tropical fruits. This single-hopped IPA is a true showcase for the juicy, dank, notoriously big character of the dynamic Citra hop.  ABV – 6.5%
  • Lobby Party | Double New England-style India Pale Ale – Double NEIPA w/ Citra, & Sabro hops, Mango, Pineapple & Lactose collaboration with our South Florida friends at Tripping Animals Brewing (Doral, Florida)  ABV – 8.5%

All three offerings listed above were officially released in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans on March 28, but there is still “plenty to go around” at this time.  You can grab your 4-packs by visiting Calusa Brewing during their adjusted To-Go Only Hours: Weekdays – 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Weekends – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. (credit/debit card payments only). Prost!

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TBBW 2020 Event: Triple Can Drop at Escape Brewing Company

EscapeLogo400sqBeginning on March 11, Escape Brewing Company (Trinity, Florida) will be celebrating Tampa Bay Beer Week 2020 by having three straight days of can drops featuring three new beers: Strawberry Lemonade Sour, Poolside Chill Sour and Got Your Stash Hazy DIPA.

Recognizing that Tampa Bay Beer Week is always a great time to introduce a new beer or three, Escape Brewing Company will be taking care of their fans and anyone else who makes the trip up to the northern burbs by releasing 16 oz. cans of the following three Limited Release brews (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s social media posts): 

  • Wednesday, March 11 at 4 p.m. | Strawberry Lemonade Sour – A mouth puckering, eye watering taste of Florida. Enjoy being wrapped up in a smooth strawberry front-end before getting a love bite from the sour lemonade. If sunshine had a taste this would be it! We think our favorite superhero, Florida Man, would consider this his go-to beer.
  • Thursday, March 12 at 4 p.m. | Poolside Chill Sour – A guava, lime & grapefruit Berliner Weisse with enough Florida attitude to make you say, “Hot dang!” Guava sweetly dances on your tongue but quickly switches to a feisty lime & grapefruit bite faster than the weather changes here! We recommend this sour for any day, rain or shine you’ll feel just like you’re by the pool while sipping this sour & sweet treat.
  • Friday, March 13 at Noon | Got Your Stash Hazy DIPA – A favorite in the taproom for a long time. We heard your cries for a revolution and rest assured we have delivered! This is our first canning of Stash and we are so happy to share this with everyone on the last day of TBBW. Talk about going out with a bang! This hazy DIPA will give you that great Nelson & Citra hop taste while mellowing out on the back end.

All three beers listed above will release in the Taproom at Escape Brewing Company (9945 Trinity Boulevard | Trinity, Florida) on their listed dates and times.  Each Limited Release offering will be available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans as long as supplies last.

If you are in town partaking in all the Tampa Bay Beer Week festivities, be sure to build some time into your schedule to make a trip (or three) out to Trinity so that you can grab a 4-pack and raise a glass with the always awesome crew at Escape Brewing Company.  Prost!

 

TBBW 2020 Event: Week of Barrel-Aged Releases at Cigar City Brewing

https___www.cigarcitybrewing.com_wp-content_uploads_2019_03_Logo-1color-Pantone-CMYKCigar City Brewing (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will celebrate five long-time employees during Tampa Bay Beer Week 2020 with a week-long series of Limited Bottle Releases at its newly renovated Spruce Street Taproom.

To bring some much needed attention to an all-star lineup of “long-time Cigar City Brewing employees who have helped make [the] brewery and the Tampa Bay brewing community what it is today,” Cigar City Brewing will spend the majority of Tampa Bay Beer Week releasing “one extremely limited barrel-aged beer per day, brewed to honor” on of these “unsung heroes.”  The release schedule and bottle lineup is as follows:

  • Monday, March 9Brady Eaglin | Bourbon Barrel-aged Barleywine-style Ale | ABV – 14.0% ABV
  • Tuesday, March 10Jay “The Welder” Lesher | Apple Brandy and Cherry Brandy Barrel-aged Imperial Porter with Vanilla and Almonds | ABV – 13.5%
  • Wednesday, March 11Alex Espinosa | Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout with Coffee, Hazelnut, Maple and Vanilla | ABV – 13.4%
  • Thursday, March 12Mike LaDuke | Double Apple Brandy Barrel-aged Barleywine-style Ale With Cinnamon – ABV – 15.5% 
  • Friday, March 13Ian Schmidt | Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Sweet Stout with Vanilla Beans | ABV – 13.8% 

A few things to keep in mind if you plan to attend one (or all) of these bottle releases:

  • All releases will take place at Cigar City’s Spruce Street Taproom & Brewery (3924 W Spruce St. | Tampa, Florida)
  • Each beer will release at 11 a.m. on its scheduled day
  • Fewer than 400 bottles of each barrel-aged beer have been produced
  •  Bottles will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, and each release will be limited to 1 bottle per customer
  • Each 500mL bottle will cost $18.99

With each release only consisting of around 400 bottles, it is safe to assume that these barrel-aged brews will disappear quickly each day.  If you are excited about one (or several) of these releases, be sure to factor an 11 a.m. trip to Cigar City Brewing into your Tampa Bay Beer Week schedule on the respective release date(s) of the beer(s) that caught your attention.  Prost!

 

 

TBBW 2020 Event: Bottle Release of Empty Devils Collaboration from Hidden Springs Ale Works & Voodoo Brewery

HSAWVoodooTo properly set the Friday the 13th vibe during Tampa Bay Beer Week 2020, Hidden Springs Ale Works (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will host a Limited Bottle Release for Empty Devils, a Double Barrel-aged Imperial Stout brewed in collaboration with Voodoo Brewery (Meadville, Pennsylvania), at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 13.

Surfacing from the depths of darkness to “take everything from you,” Empty Devils is an Imperial Stout aged in W.L. Weller and Woodford Reserve Double Oaked barrels with “pounds of Ugandan vanilla beans and toasted coconut” added.

The Empty Devils bottle release will take place at Hidden Springs Ale Works (1631 N. Franklin St. | Tampa, Florida) at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 13. 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 few things to keep in mind if you plan to attend this bottle release:

  • The Empty Devils bottle release will also double as a Tap Takeover with Voodoo BreweryVoodoo’s beers will be available when the doors open at 9 a.m. until they are gone
  • Full pours only during this event (no flights)
  • Parking is available up and down Franklin St. (before the I-275 overpass), on Henderson just west of Tampa, and on 7th Ave. There are also paid lots located across the street from the brewery and under the I-275 overpass. Hidden Springs Ale Works is not responsible for towed vehicles
  • 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 and be sure that you pick up after yourself

Just about any bottle release at Hidden Springs Ale Works is a guaranteed sell out, but you can expect Empty Devils to be in even higher demand because hordes of stout lovers will be in town for Tampa Bay Beer Week. If you wish to get your hands on this infernal collaboration between Hidden Springs and Voodoo, make sure you hit that line early on Friday the 13th so that you make the cut on the final head count . . . and don’t forget to come thirsty because you need to hang around to enjoy some killer beers from Voodoo Brewery once you secure your bottle(s).  Prost!

TBBW 2020 Event: Double Barrel Fluffer Nutter Black Aggie Bottle Release at Hidden Springs Ale Works

HiddenSpringslogoHidden Springs Ale Works (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will hold its annual Tampa Bay Beer Week release of Double Barrel Fluffer Nutter Black Aggie at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 12.

Sure to be one of the more highly sought-after bottles released during Tampa Bay Beer Week 2020, Double Barrel Fluffer Nutter Black Aggie is a double barrel-aged Imperial Stout that has embraced the unholy alliance that is peanut butter and marshmallow.  Weighing in at a 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 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 12. 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 few things to keep in mind if you plan to attend this bottle release:

  • Double Barrel Fluffer Nutter Black Aggie will be available on draft when the Tasting Room at Hidden Springs opens at 11 a.m.
  • Since this bottle release will coincide with an Omnipollo Tap Takeover at Hidden Springs on the same day, “Omnipollo’s magical goods will [also] be available at 11 a.m. until they are gone”
  • Parking is available up and down Franklin St. (before the I-275 overpass), on Henderson just west of Tampa, and on 7th Ave. There are also paid lots located across the street from the brewery and under the I-275 overpass. Hidden Springs Ale Works is not responsible for towed vehicles
  • 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 and be sure that you pick up after yourself

Just as it does every year, Double Barrel Fluffer Nutter Black Aggie will act as a bright beacon to the majority of beer fans that will be in town celebrating Tampa Bay Beer Week 2020, and it is safe to assume that this Limited Release will sell out quickly.  If you are one of the many that hope to land one of these highly-coveted bottles, make sure that you grab a spot in line early on March 12 and hope that Black Aggie deems you worthy when the official head count is conducted.  Good luck out there, folks.  Prost!

TBBW 2020 Event: J&B 20/20 IPA Can Release, a Jug & Bottle Dept. & Hidden Springs Ale Works Collaboration

JugBottleHSAWJug & Bottle Dept. (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will be breaking out the good stuff for Tampa Bay Beer Week 2020 when it hosts a Limited Can Release for J&B 20/20, a supremely classy malt beverage brewed in collaboration with Hidden Springs Ale Works (Tampa, Florida), at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10.

The result of Hidden Springs Ale Works and Jug & Bottle Dept.’s mutual aspiration to create “a malt beverage worthy of its own chain,” J&B 20/20 is a double dry-hopped India Pale Ale featuring “Sabro and Vic Secret hops as well as a healthy dose of blue spirulina.”  Although the spirulina does not contribute any flavor, this pivotal ingredient “does impart a shade of blue similar to everyone’s favorite neon blue gas station wine.”  That’s right . . . J&B 20/20 is a DDH IPA that is both hazy AND blue.

Cans of J&B 20/20 will officially release at Jug & Bottle Dept. (6203 N Florida Ave. | Tampa, Florida) at 5 p.m. on March 10 and will also be available at Hidden Springs Ale Works shortly after this event.  Quantities of J&B 20/20 are incredibly limited, and this special collaboration release will only be available at Jug & Bottle Dept. and Hidden Springs Ale Works as long as supplies last. Prost!

 

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Set for Limited Release of ‘Well, I Declare’ Imperial Stout

creaturecomfortslogo_editedCreature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will hold a Limited Bottle Release for Well, I Declare Imperial Stout on Saturday, March 14.

Crafted to “showcase the beautiful pecan crop from Pearson Farm,” Well, I Declare is an Imperial Stout made with toasted pecans, cocoa nibs from Condor Chocolates, and American oak spirals.  Meant to be sipped and savored, Well, I Declare comes in at a comforting 12% ABV.

Well, I Declare will officially release in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. on March 14. This Limited Release offering will be available in 500ml bottles for as long as supplies last.  If you would like to secure bottles in advance, you can do so by visiting the brewery’s page on CraftCellr (click here).  Well, I Declare is a brewery-only release and is not expected to see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Well, I Declare from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; March 14, 2020
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 12%
Added Ingredients – Toasted pecans from Pearson Farm, cocoa nibs from Condor Chocolates, & American oak spirals
Availability – 500ml bottles
Distribution – None. Brewery only

New Realm Brewing Turns Doomsday Hound Loose for Another Limited Release

newrealmlogo2New Realm Brewing Company (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Doomsday Hound Russian Imperial Stout on Tuesday, March 3.

Breaking “its chains once again and . . . ready to unleash its wrath for a third time,” Doomsday Hound is a Russian Imperial Stout that has “a deep black color and a thick brown foamy head.” Coming in at a beastly 9.5% ABV, the “viciously flavorful” Doomsday Hound “sinks its teeth into you upon the first sip, with intense, full body, roasted coffee and cocoa flavors.”

“This is the third anniversary of the release of our Doomsday Hound Russian Imperial Stout. It’s exciting to see how the brand has grown over the years and has now become one of our most sought-after beers – and for good reason,” said Bob Powers, COO and Co-Founder of New Realm Brewing.

 

“I love the Imperial Stout style, it’s a fantastic beer to drink all winter long. Doomsday Hound is a great recipe which uses a large amount of English malts and it was one of the first high ABV beers we ever brewed at New Realm. In addition, it’s a great beer for aging in barrels, hint, hint.” said Mitch Steele, Brewmaster and Co-Founder of New Realm Brewing.

Doomsday Hound will officially hit New Realm’s Atlanta and Virginia Beach locations on March 3 (you can pre-order cans by visiting the brewery’s CraftCellr pages: Atlanta location | Virginia location) and limited distribution will follow shortly after the on-site releases.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within New Realm’s distribution footprint in Georgia and Virginia.  Prost!

Vital Information for Doomsday Hound from New Realm Brewing Company

Release – Limited; March 3, 2020
Style – Russian Imperial Stout
ABV – 9.5% 
Fun Fact – On the Russian Imperial Stout style: “Russian Imperial Stouts, first brewed in 18th century England and exported to the highest courts and Emperors of Russia, are higher in alcohol than traditional Stouts. They’re notoriously full bodied, rich, and complex, with flavors and aromas of coffee, dark chocolate and dried fruit. Often dry, these big dark beers can also feature hints of alcohol warmth.”
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia & Virginia

Orpheus Brewing Readies for Limited Return of Nothing Left To Give Sour Ale

orpheuslogoOrpheus Brewing (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the annual Limited Release of Nothing Left To Give, a Raspberry Sour Ale, on Saturday, February 29.

Returning once again to “give you everything you want,” Nothing Left To Give is an American Sour Ale “soured by house wild cultures and gorged with 2,000 lbs of raspberry.”  Coming in at 5.9% ABV, Nothing Left To Give is “rich with juicy, ripened berry with underlying notes of peach and citrus.”

“At peace with the silence, the screams taken in by a wall of tranquility while earthly desires lie naked and bare – the manic pulsations of noise and flesh in their unending thirst for more. When all that’s left is me bleeding red, my heart pouring out of my skin, it’s not for you. All that remains is Nothing Left To Give.”

Nothing Left To Give will officially release at Orpheus Brewing on February 29 and limited distribution is expected to follow shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within the brewery’s distribution footprint in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee. Prost!

Vital Information for Nothing Left To Give from Orpheus Brewing

Release – Limited/Rotating; February 29, 2020
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 5.9%
Added Ingredients – 2,000 lbs. of raspberries
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama, Florida, Georgia & Tennessee

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TrimTab Brewing Set for Double Release of Martin Denny Complex Sour Ale & Suspended Moments DIPA

TrimTablogoTrimTab Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama) has officially announced that it will be treating its fans to a Double Release Weekend featuring Martin Denny Complex, a tiki-inspired Imperial Sour Ale, on Friday, February 21 and Suspended Moments, a Double IPA brewed in collaboration with Heist Brewery (Charlotte, North Carolina) on Saturday, February 22.

Coming out of the brewery’s Beach Club Series as a liquid celebration of piano player and composer Martin Denny (a.k.a. the “father of exotica”), Martin Denny Complex is an Imperial Sour Ale crafted with passionfruit, peach and vanilla.  Clocking in at 7.5% “party by volume,” Martin Denny Complex is sure to remind you that “Life’s a peach, when you’re on the beach!”

A beer that combines all the IPA know-how possessed by TrimTab Brewing and Heist Brewery, Suspended Moments is a Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale featuring Oat Milk, Mosaic, Cashmere and Vic Secret hops.  Meant to be sipped and shared with your beer lovin’ buddies, Suspended Moments is sure to inspire you to “take a moment . . . to make a moment.”

Martin Denny Complex will debut in the Tasting Gallery at TrimTab Brewing at noon on February 21 and Suspended Moments will hit the brewery on February 22. Both beers are expected to see limited distribution shortly after their on-site releases.  Look for both of these Limited Release offerings to be available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within the brewery’s distribution footprint in Alabama and Georgia. Prost!

Vital Information for Martin Denny Complex from TrimTab Brewing

Release – Limited/Beach Club Series; February 21, 2020
Style – Imperial Sour Ale
ABV – 7.5%
Added Ingredients – Passionfruit, peach & vanilla
Fun Fact – “This brew is a celebration of piano player and composer, Martin Denny. Best known as the ‘father of exotica’, Denny popularized his brand of lounge music with imaginative rearrangements of popular songs, and original songs that celebrates tiki culture.”
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama & Georgia

Vital Information for Suspended Moments from TrimTab Brewing & Heist Brewery

Release – Limited; February 22, 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale
ABV – ???
Featured Hops – Mosaic, Cashmere & Vic Secret
Added Ingredients – Oat Milk
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama & Georgia

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