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!

 

 

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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: Campfire S’mores Sweet Stout Bottle Release at Rapp Brewing

RappLogoRapp Brewing Company (Seminole, Florida) has officially announced that it will be getting in on the Tampa Bay Beer Week 2019 festivities by hosting a bottle release for Campfire S’mores Sweet Stout at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 8.

It just would not be Tampa Bay Beer Week without a special bottle release from Rapp Brewing Company, and this year they are mixing things up a bit by going the Sweet Stout route.  Just as its name would lead you to believe, Campfire S’mores is a s’mores-inspired Sweet Stout filled with “that ooey gooey goodness when the marshmallow and chocolate melt together with a light char from the campfire.”  Coming in at smooth sipping 7.3% ABV, each warming sip of Campfire S’mores promises to conjure up memories of “nights camping in the wilderness and roasting s’mores on a stick.”

Campfire S’mores Sweet Stout will officially release at 4 p.m. on March 8 and is expected to sell out quickly.  This Limited Release offering will be available in 22 oz. bottles for the price of $15 each (bottle limits have yet to be determined).  Due to the limited nature of this release, Campfire S’mores will not be available on draft.  Prost!

 

7venth Sun Brewery & LOKO Cuisine Team Up for Valentine’s-Themed Triple Bottle Release

7venthSunLOKO_edited7venth Sun Brewery (Dunedin & Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will host “For the Love of Chocolate!”, a special bottle release event featuring three chocolate-centric beers brewed in collaboration with LOKO Cuisine, on Thursday, February 14.

To bring the appropriate amount of chocolaty goodness to your Valentine’s Day this year, 7venth Sun Brewery recently brought in John LoScalzo of LOKO Cuisine to “put his creative, wonderful and talented chef brain to work on some delicious beer ideas” that all feature cacao nibs from Pinellas Chocolate.  As usual, LoScalzo came through to produce some amazing flavor combinations that he and the brewery translated into the following three culinary-inspired Imperial Sweet Stouts that will be featured at the “For the Love of Chocolate!” Bottle Release (descriptions sourced directly from 7venth Sun’s event page on Facebook):

  • LOKO for the Coco – Chocolate & toasted coconut Imperial Sweet Stout (a distant relative of Eat Your Coco Nibs, for those who are acquainted)
  • Mole con Cacahuetes – Mole is typically made with a plethora of ingredients from the pantry like chili, spices, chocolate and nuts. We chose peanuts to blend with the complex flavors of this Imperial Sweet Stout with guajillo and ancho chilies, cacao nibs, roasted peanuts, cinnamon, allspice and lactose.
  • Double Chocolate Chip Flapjack Stack – If you don’t know, brunch is pretty much LOKO Cuisine’s jam – so we couldn’t neglect a brunch-inspired beer. Gossip with your friends over this Imperial Sweet Stout with cacao nibs, maple, vanilla and lactose aged on cypress wood. (seriously it tastes like chocolate chip pancakes)

All three beers above are priced at $17 per bottle and will go on sale at both 7venth Sun locations at noon on Valentine’s Day.  These beers will be available as long as supplies last and there will be no bottle limits.

In addition to the triple bottle release, “For the Love of Chocolate!” will also feature a few special beer tappings at both 7venth Sun locations.  As far as food goes, Xtreme Tacos will be at the Tampa location at 6 p.m. to collaborate with LOKO Cuisine on “a mole chicken Valentine’s dinner special” that will pair beautifully with the featured beers.  Guests attending in Dunedin are encouraged to venture next door to HopScotch Cafe to experience their “charcuterie and cheese boards in addition to their delicious salads and sandwiches.”

For those keeping score at home, this event features indulgent levels of chocolate, decadent adult beverages, and delicious food options.  So . . . it pretty much sounds like 7venth Sun and LOKO Cuisine just handled all your Valentine’s Day needs in one sweet package.  Whether you are in Dunedin or Tampa, do the right thing, swing by a 7venth Sun location and treat yourself (and anyone you feel inclined to bring along) to everything this “For the Love of Chocolate!” event has to offer.  Prost!

Hidden Springs Ale Works Sets Release Date for In Between Dreams

HiddenSpringslogoHidden Springs Ales Works (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will hold a bottle release for In Between Dreams on Saturday, February 9.

Crafted to be the liquid portal that “[takes] take you down the rabbit hole and into a surrealist world of endless possibilities”, In Between Dreams is an Imperial Stout with chocolate, vanilla and hazelnut that has been double barrel-aged in cognac and bourbon barrels.  Looming at 12% ABV, this is one stout that you do not want to sleep on.

The In Between Dreams bottle release will take place at Hidden Springs Ale Works (1631 N. Franklin St. | Tampa, Florida) at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 9.  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:

  • 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

In Between Dreams will not see distribution and is expected to sell out with a quickness.  If you wish to get your hands on a bottle, make sure that you are in line for the 10:45 head count on Saturday and just hope that you make the cut. Good luck out there.  Prost!

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Founders Brewing Co. Sets Release Date for 2019 KBS

ba_kbs2017clusternewFounders Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, Michigan) has officially announced that it will begin the nationwide, limited release of its wildly-popular KBS on March 15, 2019.

Arriving as the second release of the year in Founders Brewing Co.’s Barrel-Aged Series, KBS is a 12.2% ABV Imperial Stout “brewed with massive amounts of coffee and chocolate before aging in oak bourbon barrels in caves beneath Grand Rapids and at an offsite barrel-aging facility, the Barrel House.”  Loaded with “wonderful bourbon undertones”, KBS is guaranteed to make “your taste buds squeal with delight.”

“Mid-March has become somewhat of a holiday for us as it marks the annual return of KBS,” said Co-Founder and President, Dave Engbers. “To see our barrel program grow from just a couple of bourbon barrels stacked in the brewery to the 25,000+ barrels it is today has been nothing short of amazing. While the hunt certainly added to the fun of KBS season during the early years, we’re happy that craft beer fans all over the country can now find it near them at their favorite local shops.”

With the use of “a pre-ticketed reservation process via Eventbrite”, KBS will be available for early pickup in Founders Brewing Co.’s Grand Rapids and Detroit taprooms March 8-10.  Reservations can be arranged beginning on February 8 (February 6 for Mug Club members) at 10 a.m. EST.  The nationwide release of KBS is scheduled to follow the on-site release on March 15.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 750ml bottles, 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Michigan and throughout the rest of Founders Brewing Co.’s 47-state distribution network.  Prost!

Vital Information for KBS from Founders Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Barrel-Aged Series, mid-March 2019
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 12.2%
Added Ingredients – Coffee & Chocolate
Treatment – Aged in oak Bourbon barrels
Availability – 750ml bottles, 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://foundersbrewing.com/beer/find-our-beer/

 

Gulf Stream Brewing Company Schedules Its First Bottle Release

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Gulf Stream Brewing Company (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) has announced that it will officially introduce its Spritza Series with a triple bottle release on Saturday, February 2.

For its first ever bottle release, the newly-established Gulf Stream Brewing Company is going big with the limited release of three offerings from its Spritza Series, a lineup of Sour Ales inspired by traditional craft cocktails.  The three Spritza beers releasing on Saturday are as follows (descriptions sourced from the breweries press release):

  • Paloma Spritza | This sour is a tribute to the classic Paloma cocktail. It starts with a blend of ales soured with Gulf Stream Brewing’s house culture on neutral oak. It’s then blended with fresh squeezed Florida grapefruits and limes, local wild-flower honey, tequila essence, and a hint of hibiscus.  ABV – 6.2%
  • Aviation Spritza | This sour is a tribute to the timeless classic Aviation cocktail. It starts with a blend of ales soured with Gulf Stream’s house culture on neutral oak. It’s then blended with butterfly pea flowers and violets; Bing, Maraschino, and wild amarena cherries and a hint of fresh lime.  ABV – 5.5%
  • Hurricane Spritza | This sour is a tribute to the classic Hurricane cocktail. It starts with a blend of ales soured with Gulf Stream’s house culture on neutral oak. It’s then blended with passion fruit, blood oranges, vanilla beans, and lactose.  ABV – 5.3%

“The three Spritza Sours are hand-crafted from the brewery’s live-active sour culture program, and are brewed with various fresh and local ingredients that made the classic cocktails famous,” said Brewmaster, Mike Demetrus. “As a concept I’ve wanted to do for some time, we are really pleased with how they turned out and excited to introduce some classic and some less-common flavors to the South Florida craft beer market.”

The three Spritza Series beers listed above will go on sale at Gulf Stream Brewing Company at noon on Saturday, February 2.  Approximately 150 individually numbered bottles of each Spritza style be available for purchase for $12 each (+ tax) and there will be a two (2) bottle limit per person on each Spritza cocktail style. A limited amount of Paloma Spritza, Aviation Spritza and Hurricane Spritza will also be available on draft to enjoy on-site in Gulf Stream’s taproom during the event (no growler/crowler fills).

In addition to the bottle sale, this bottle release event will also feature a raffle for two sets of the Spritza Series.  Each guest that purchases a draft pour or buys a bottle of any of the three featured Spritza Series offerings will be given a ticket and entered into the raffle.  The Gulf Stream staff will draw names and announce one winner each at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.  You must be present to claim a raffle prize.

Unique Sour Ales, reasonably priced bottles AND a raffle for a chance to win more bottles all at one event? It sounds like Gulf Stream is taking a proper approach to their first bottle release.  If you are free on Saturday and plan to be in the Fort Lauderdale area, be sure to swing by Gulf Stream to check them out and get your hands on these Spritza Series Sour Ales.  Prost!

 

 

TBBW 2019 Event: Angry Chair Brewing Super Rad Rare Beer Event & Bottle Release

angrychairlogoAngry Chair Brewing (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will recognize Tampa Bay Beer Week 2019 by celebrating its annual Super Rad Rare Beer Event and Bottle Release off-site at The Orpheum on Thursday, March 7.

During last year’s Tampa Bay Beer Week, one thing was made incredibly clear: just about everyone who was in town for the event was motivated to get a hold of some Angry Chair Brewing at one point or another.  Day after day, hordes of beer fans descended upon the brewery at all hours for their week of bottle releases.  Although the folks at Angry Chair were pleasantly surprised by the turnout and stoked to receive such support, their neighbors were not so happy with the situation.  Since the brewery is pretty small, lacks parking and is located at the edge of a neighborhood, this influx of humanity led to numerous logistical issues that made life difficult for the people who call that area home.

In order to keep that from happening again during Tampa Bay Beer Week 2019, Angry Chair Brewing has decided to make this year’s bottle releases a part of its annual Super Rad Rare Beer Event and move the whole thing off-site to The Orpheum in Ybor City.  This decision was made to not only respect the wishes of their neighbors, but to also provide their patrons with a better experience.  Obviously, this means that there WILL NOT be any bottle releases at Angry Chair Brewing at ANY POINT during Tampa Bay Beer Week 2019.  

Since this information will prove valuable to many, we are just going to breakdown all the details for the 2019 Super Rad Rare Beer Event and Bottle Release in effort to avoid any confusion.  Let’s get to it:

The Basics

What – Angry Chair Brewing’s Super Rad Rare Beer Event & Bottle Release
When – Thursday, March 7 – 1st Session: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. | 2nd Session: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where – The Orpheum | 1915 East 7th Ave | Ybor City, Florida

Ticket Information

General Admission tickets for the Super Rad Rare Beer Event are $300 each (+ tax).  Ticket cost gets you unlimited pours of rare beers during the event, a commemorative beer glass, a bottle bag and one of each of the following bottles:

  • Rye Whiskey Barrel-aged Popinski with Vanilla Beans | Rye Whiskey Barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout with Vanilla Beans
  • Cognac Barrel-aged Unrepentant Transgression | Cognac Barrel-aged Imperial Sweet Stout with Cacao, Cinnamon, Toasted Walnuts & Vanilla Beans
  • Barrel-aged Russian Interference | Bourbon Barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout with Toasted Pecans, Vanilla Beans & Cinnamon brewed in collaboration with Westbrook Brewing Co.
  • Barrel-aged Adjunct Trail | Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Sweet Stout with Hazelnut, Coffee & Coconut brewed in collaboration with Prairie Artisan Ales
  • Barrel-aged Imperial German Chocolate Cupcake Stout | Bourbon Barrel-aged Sweet Stout with Cacao, Vanilla Beans & Coconut
  • Guava & Vanilla Bean Sour Ale | Collaboration with The Orpheum

**Bottles are subject to change if any issues arise**

VIP Tickets will be available via raffle for the cost $500 each (+ tax).  VIP ticket cost gets you everything included with General Admission plus admittance into the event 20 minutes early and a second set of bottles.  This is how the raffle will work:

To enter the VIP RAFFLE – While purchasing your ticket you will provide your name, email, and phone number. At the time of purchase, inform the Angry Chair staff member that you want to be a part of the VIP raffle and you will be added to the raffle list.  Names will be drawn randomly, 30 per session, and winners will be contacted. If you are contacted, you will have 24 hours to pay the additional $200 to bump your ticket up. Once 24 hours pass, anyone who has not paid will forfeit their VIP selection and additional names will be drawn. (You will have already purchased the GA ticket, so you will not lose your chance to attend, just the additional perks).

In-person ticket sales will take place at Angry Chair Brewing beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, January 26.  There will be 200 General Admission tickets per session and 30 VIP tickets per session available for in-person purchase.  **UPDATE 1.26.19** In-person ticket sales are officially SOLD OUT. **UPDATE 1.26.19**

Online ticket sales will take place at 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Monday, January 28.  70 General Admission tickets per session will be available for online purchase.  We will post the link for online sales here just as soon the brewery makes it available. **UPDATE 1.26.19** The ticket link is now live. You can click here to go to the ticket page. **UPDATE 1.26.19****UPDATE 1.29.19** Online ticket sales are officially SOLD OUT. **UPDATE 1.29.19**

Tickets are limited to ONE per person and you can only attend one session.  Plus ones WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE.

Your ID will be required at the time of purchase.  You will be issued a physical ticket.  The name on the ID will be added to the list and your ticket will match the name on that list.  This means that YOU must show up with YOUR ticket.  Tickets are NON-TRANSFERABLE.

The Draft List

Attendees of The Super Rad Rare Beer Event will have access to unlimited pours of the following . . . you know . . . rare beers:

  • Barrel-aged Imperial German Chocolate Cupcake Stout | Bourbon Barrel-aged Sweet Stout with Cacao, Vanilla Beans & Coconut
  • Rye Whiskey Barrel-aged Popinski with Vanilla Beans | Rye Whiskey Barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout with Vanilla Beans 
  • Barrel-aged Russian Interference | Bourbon Barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout with Toasted Pecans, Vanilla Beans & Cinnamon brewed in collaboration with Westbrook Brewing Co.
  • Barrel-aged Adjunct Trail | Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Sweet Stout with Hazelnut, Coffee & Coconut brewed in collaboration with Prairie Artisan Ales
  • Cognac Barrel-aged Unrepentant Transgression | Cognac Barrel-aged Imperial Sweet Stout with Cacao, Cinnamon, Toasted Walnuts & Vanilla Beans
  • Wilfred | Sweet Stout with Cacao, Vanilla Beans, Coconut & Maple
  • Imperial German Chocolate Cupcake Stout | Sweet Stout with Cacao, Vanilla Beans & Coconut
  • Barrel-aged Rocky Road | Barrel-aged Imperial Sweet Stout with Lactose, Cacao, Vanilla Beans & Walnuts
  • Rainbow Sherbet Berliner Weisse | Berliner with Lactose & Rainbows
  • Barrel-aged French Toast | Barrel-aged Imperial Porter with Lactose, Cinnamon, Vanilla Beans & Maple
  • Vodnik Czech-style Pilsner
  • Spacegrass IPA | India Pale Ale with Simcoe, Azacca & El Dorado hops
  • Imperial Moon Butter Sweet Stout | Imperial Sweet Stout with Cacao & Peanut Butter
  • Guava & Vanilla Bean Sour Ale | Collaboration with The Orpheum
  • Barrel-aged Ultra Violence | Bourbon Barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout with Copious Amounts of Vanilla Beans

**The list above is subject to change and will definitely grow as the date of the event draws closer. Stay tuned for updates!**

Other Useful Information

  • Make sure that you have your ID with you when you attend the Super Rad Rare Beer Event.  If you do not bring your ID, your name cannot be verified against the list.  If you cannot be verified, you cannot attend.
  • Things that will not be permitted at the event: bottles, coolers, chairs, children & pets
  • You will receive a wristband upon entry.  DO NOT remove this wristband.  Not only will it prove that you belong at the event and grant you access to the beer being poured, it is also your only link to your bottles and schwag. When you leave, the Angry Chair crew will cut your band and then hand over your bottles, bottle bag and glass.  No wristband = NO BEER, NO BOTTLES, NO NOTHIN’.
  • Once you leave the event, please leave the area and do not linger outside of The Orpheum.
  • Unfortunately, there will be no food available at the venue during the event.  Angry Chair suggests that you check out one (or more) of Ybor’s amazing restaurants, bars or breweries before and/or after the event to handle all your grubbin’ needs.
  • The beers at this event will be massive, so please plan accordingly.  Arrange for a designated driver to pick you up or secure an Uber/Lyft/taxi to get you home safely.
  • Once again . . . There WILL NOT be any bottle releases at Angry Chair Brewing at ANY POINT during Tampa Bay Beer Week 2019.  

Alright, that should just about cover all the details currently available for the Super Rad Rare Beer Event and Bottle Release.  If any new information surfaces or anything changes, we will be sure to update this post with that information just as soon as we have it.

After what happened last year, it kind of goes without saying that this event will sell out quickly.  If you wish to attend Angry Chair’s Super Rad Rare Beer Event, make sure that plan you accordingly and do whatever you can to hit those ticket sale options as early as possible.  Best of luck to all of you.  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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