Coppertail Brewing Co. Celebrates Five Years of Brewing with Anniversary Party

coppertaillogowhiteCoppertail Brewing Co. (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will host its 5th Anniversary Party from 5 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, August 24.

After five years of brewing on the edge of Ybor, Coppertail Brewing Co. is barreling into the second half of their first decade at full steam. The brewery has seen continued growth, firmly solidified an incredible lineup of Core, Seasonal and Limited Release beers while still finding time to keep their tap wall filled with inventive/experimental brewery-only offerings, and it even recently established the Coppertail Kitchen.  The last five years have given everyone at the brewery a lot to celebrate, and celebrate they will at their Fifth Anniversary Party on Saturday, August 24.

Since this party is absolutely packed with limited-edition beers, guest taps, bottle releases, live entertainment, etc., we are just going to break it all down to ensure that you have all the information you need to have the best time possible at the Coppertail Brewing Co. Fifth Anniversary Party.  Let’s get at it!

The Basics

What – Coppertail Brewing Co. Fifth Anniversary Party
When – 5 p.m. to Midnight on Saturday, August 24
Where – Coppertail Brewing Co. | 2601 E 2nd Ave | Tampa, Florida

5th Anniversary Tap List

To ensure that your taste buds will be busy during this event, Coppertail has confirmed that it will be tapping the following beers on Saturday (Updated 8/23):

Foeder Beer Treatments

  • Cherry
  • Peach
  • Peach Rhubarb 
  • Guava Pineapple Dragon Fruit 
  • Pineapple Coconut Lime
  • Peach Vanilla
  • Raspberry Guanabana
  • Cherry Lychee
  • Prickly Pear
  • Mollyfruit 
  • Mango
  • Passion Fruit Mango Guava 
  • Guava 
  • Blackberry Hibiscus
  • Strawberry Muscadine 
  • Blueberry Lime
  • Rosé


Other Featured Coppertail Beers

  • Ales for ALS IPA
  • Hop Skull #4 IPA
  • AHTI BA Imperial Stout with Strawberry, Blackberry, Coconut

Coppertail Brewing Co. does plan to add to this list as the date of party draws nearer.  We will be sure to update this list just as soon as additional information is provided.

Guest Tap List

Since it is not a proper birthday party without friends, a good deal of local breweries will be in attendance to keep the guest taps flowing with the following brews (Updated 8/23):

Everything Else

In addition to the amazing beer listed above, the Coppertail Brewing Co. Fifth Anniversary Party will also feature:

  • A pig roast & other food options
  • Special bottle releases: 5th Anniversary Peach Foeder Sour (500ml bottles) – this beer spent some quality time on French oak and was inoculated with Brettanomyces, Pediococcus, & Lactobacillus and fermented on fresh peaches; Créature de mer Rouge (375ml bottles) – a 6.8% ABV Golden Sour Ale aged in a French oak wine foeder, inoculated with various strains of Brettanomyces, Pediococcus, & Lactobacillus and fermented on fresh cherries.
  • Limited release anniversary shirts & glassware (glassware pictured below)
  • Live music from Mountain Holler, Shawn Kyle & the Mysterious Ybor Fires (featuring Members of the Diviners, Band of Sorrows, and Have Gun Will Travel), and Will Quinlan & the Holy Slow Train
  • College football fans, you are covered as well. The Miami Hurricanes | Florida Gators game will be shown (without sound) during this event.
Other Useful Info
  • General Admission is FREE.  VIP is SOLD OUT.  If you have not already secured VIP tickets, there is no need to worry about tickets as this is a come-as-you-are, pay-as-you-go event.
  • Parking Info – Parking will be available in the brewery’s main lot, the remote lot in between 25th and 26th, street parking along 2nd and a remote lot on the corner of 2nd and 22nd. This remote lot is a 1/4 mile away from the brewery, but it will have a golf cart shuttle if you choose to use it. DO NOT PARK on 26th or the employee lot behind the building. A good portion of the festivities will be taking place in the brewery’s back lot. Uber/Lyft is encouraged.

Alright, that should just about cover all the information we currently have for you regarding this event.  If you are free on Saturday, make sure you swing by Coppertail Brewing Co. so that you can take part in the festivities and raise a glass with the folks at the brewery to five amazing years and the many more ahead.  Prost!




Jester King Brewery To Release Tasting Room Exclusive Provenance Black Lime

JesterkinglogoJester King Brewery (Austin, Texas) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Provenance Black Lime on Thursday, August 22.

Arriving as the next installment in Jester King’s citrus-themed series, Provenance Black Lime (5.6% ABV) is a Farmhouse Ale that incorporates black limes in the boil of “a similar [base beer] to previous Provenance iterations.”  This approach produces a beer that is “deeper in color, with more caramel notes and more body” than past Provenance releases.

“We took limes from G&S Orchards and sliced them into ¼ inch disks, then dehydrated those disks at 140 degrees Fahrenheit for 7-10 days. The process is a slow caramelization of the sugars within the fruit as well as enzymatic oxidation of the flesh. This process definitely changes the flavor to something still reminiscent of the original fruit but has a distinct caramel quality, elevated acidity, and tea-like character.”


– Damien Brockway, Jester King Executive Chef 

Provenance Black Lime will release exclusively in the Tasting Room & Kitchen at Jester King Brewery at 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 22.  This Limited Release offering will be available in 750ml bottles for the cost of $13 each (limit of two (2) bottles per person per day).  Provenance Black Lime will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Provenance Black Lime from Jester King Brewery

Release – Limited; August 22, 2019
Style – Farmhouse Ale
ABV – 5.6%
Added Ingredients – Black limes that were processed in-house by Jester King
Fun Fact – “We’ve made Provenance beers in the past with different types of citrus. This one, however, is the first time we’ve processed the citrus in our Kitchen.”
Availability – 750ml bottles
Bottle Count – 480 bottles 
Bottle Limit – Two (2) bottles per person per day
Distribution – None. Tasting Room only

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7venth Sun Brewery’s Tampa Location is Turning Two & It’s Time for a Party

7venthSunLogoBW7venth Sun Brewery (Dunedin | Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of its Tampa location on Thursday, August 15 with a party featuring a lengthy list of specialty taps and a couple bottle releases.

Another year has come and gone, and it was another amazing year that has allowed Tampa’s craft beer community the opportunity to enjoy the stellar beers and good vibes pouring from 7venth Sun Brewery – Tampa. Whether it is with a bottle release, a theme party, a beer and food pairing, an inclusion event or a block party, 7venth Sun is consistently there to offer all their fans a tasty beverage, a well-thought-out event and an incredible experience on the regular.  Now, as the 7venth Sun crew looks toward Year 3 in their absolutely gorgeous Tampa taproom and brewery, they are inviting everyone to the brewery on August 15 to raise one more glass to Year 2 with an Anniversary Party. There is a good amount of information to cover when it comes to this shindig, so let’s just go ahead and break it all down.

The Basics

What – 7venth Sun Tampa is Turning Two
When – Noon to Midnight on Thursday, August 15
Where – 7venth Sun Brewery – Tampa |6809 N Nebraska Ave | Tampa, Florida

Anniversary Party Tap List

You simply cannot have a party at 7venth Sun without a tap list filled with inventive/imaginative takes on various beer styles, and this one is keeping that trend alive. The tap wall is guaranteed to be full, but the following offerings are the featured taps for the 2nd Anniversary Party:

  • Ridin’ the Wake – Red Dragonfruit, Passionfruit Berliner
  • Warheads Sour AF – Blue Raspberry Warheads Berliner
  • Giraffes in the Attic – Guava Mango Berliner
  • Montana Orange – Orange Creamsicle Milkshake IPA
  • Andean Blackberry Mojito Berliner – Andean Blackberries, Mint and Lime
  • Triple C Imperial Sweet Stout – Coffee, Cacao and Toasted Coconut
Bottle Release

To make sure that this party has a dessert worthy enough for the occasion, 7venth Sun teamed up with the crew at Angry Chair Brewing (Tampa, Florida) to create the following Pastry Stouts:

  • Candid Photo – Imperial Sweet Stout with Maple, Toasted Walnuts and Pecans
  • Family Portrait – Imperial Sweet Stout with Peanut Butter and Coconut

Candid Photo and Family Portrait will be available for purchase by the bottle during this event.  There is no information concerning bottle size, bottle limit or price available at this time, but we will be sure to update you with that info just as soon as we have it.

Other Info
  • 7venth Sun will be breaking out the slushy machine for this party! The specialty slushy has yet to be determined but will be announced soon. Update to come!
  • Xtreme Tacos will be on-site at 5 p.m. to handle any taco/burrito cravings you happen to encounter during this event.

The 7venth Sun Tampa is Turning Two Party does not require a ticket, is free to attend, and is a pay as you go event.  All you have to do is get your craft brew-lovin’ crew together, head to Seminole Heights on Thursday, and just settle in for another amazing day/evening celebrating beer and life with the incredible people at 7venth Sun Brewery – Tampa.  We hope to see you all there. Prost!





Motorworks Brewing Sets Release Date for Therianthropy American Wild Ale

motorworkslogoMotorworks Brewing (Bradenton, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Bottle Release for Therianthropy American Wild Ale on Wednesday, August 7.

Born purely out of curiosity, Therianthropy came about when the brewers at Motorworks wanted to see how the souring bacteria from La Couronne Sauvage – the brewery’s “first foray into the world of mixed culture beer” – . . . would assert itself in a small batch of Scottish Ale (the base beer for [the brewery’s] Lavender Ale that was yet to be dosed).” After inoculation and aging for several months, the beer emerged from its barrels boasting “tart, fruity flavors evocative of dried stone fruit that wonderfully complement its smooth, sweet malt base, building a flavor profile not unlike a Flanders Red Ale.”

Therianthropy will debut in Motorworks Brewing’s Taproom (1014 9th Street West | Bradenton, Florida) on August 7 and will stick around only as long as supplies last. This Limited Release offering will be available in 750ml bottles for the price of $18 each. Therianthropy is a Taproom exclusive release that will not see distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for Therianthropy from Motorworks Brewing

Release – Limited; August 7, 2019
Style – American Wild Ale
ABV – 6%
Treatment – A Scottish Ale inoculated with the brewery’s mixed culture & aged for months in oak barrels
Availability – 750ml bottles
Distribution – None. Taproom only

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Explores its Curiosity with Release of The Curious No. 13

creaturecomfortslogo_editedCreature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will release The Curious No. 13, a Double Barrel-aged Imperial Stout, on August 10.

Arriving as the latest release in the Creature Comforts’ Curious Series of Limited Release offerings that “continuously explore the flavors of [the brewery’s] beers and how those interact with different processes, ingredients, and time”, The Curious No. 13 begins with the same base Imperial Stout used in the previously released “Existence and aged it for 16 months in port barrels after the beer fully matured over 11 months in bourbon barrels.” The finished Double Barrel-aged Imperial Stout weighs in at massive 13.9% ABV.

The Curious No. 13 will release alongside Awaken, My Love in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (271 W. Hancock Ave. | Athens, Georgia) on August 10.  This Limited Release offering will be packaged in 500ml bottles and available as long as supplies last.  The Curious No. 13 is a Tasting Room exclusive release and is not expected to see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for The Curious No. 13 from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Curious Series; August 10, 2019
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 13.9%
Treatment – Aged for 16 months in port barrels after the beer fully matured over 11 months in bourbon barrels
Availability – 500ml bottles 
Distribution – None. Tasting Room only

Southern Grist Brewing Co. Set to Release Batch One Theory: German Chocolate Cake Imperial Stout

SouthernGristlogoOn Saturday, August 3 at 11 a.m., Southern Grist Brewing Co. (Nashville, Tennessee) will host a bottle release at its production facility for two barrel-aged treatments – Bourbon and Rum – of its Batch One Theory: German Chocolate Cake Imperial Stout.

Arriving as the latest installment in Southern Grist’s Batch One Theory (B1T) Series of Barrel-aged Imperial Stouts, both treatments of B1T: German Chocolate Cake start with the same Imperial Oated Sweet Stout base that is then split and aged “for 12 months in both Rum and Heaven Hill bourbon barrels.” To lend the beer all the indulgent goodness one expects to find in an actual German chocolate cake, each barrel-aged beer was then “racked on top of heaps of toasted coconut, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and almonds.”  This lengthy process produces a “rich and decadent” German Chocolate Cake experience “that layers wonderfully with the spirit forward Barrel Aged Stout.” The brewery suggests that you drink Rum B1T: German Chocolate Cake and Bourbon B1T: German Chocolate Cake side-by-side so that you can properly experience “the subtle differences and complexities of the Bourbon and Rum casks.”  Both B1T: German Chocolate Cake treatments weigh in at 12.6% ABV.

The release of Rum B1T: German Chocolate Cake and Bourbon B1T: German Chocolate Cake will take place at 11 a.m. on August 3 at Southern Grist’s production facility (5012 Centennial Blvd. | Nashville, Tennessee) located next to the brewery’s Nations Taproom.  Each bottle will cost $23.61 each (tax included) and Southern Grist plans to set bottle limits at one (1) bottle of Rum B1T: German Chocolate Cake and two (2) bottles of Bourbon B1T: German Chocolate Cake per person.  During the release on Saturday, both beers will also be available on draft at Southern Grist’s East Nashville and Nations Taprooms. B1T: German Chocolate Cake is a brewery-only release that – outside of special events – will not see distribution. Prost!


Hidden Springs Ale Works Set for Bottle Release of After Dinner Decadence S’mores Stout

HSAWEquilibriumHidden Springs Ale Works (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will host a bottle release for After Dinner Decadence, a Barrel-aged Imperial S’mores Stout brewed in collaboration with Equilibrium Brewery (Middletown, New York), at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 20.

Concocted by equally mad representatives from Hidden Springs and Equilibrium Brewery to take white rabbit chasing Pastry Stout lovers on “a psychedelic trip down the collab hole”, After Dinner Decadence is a Barrel-aged Imperial S’mores Stout with marshmallow, chocolate, graham crackers, coffee and cherry.  Although it has the ability to wear both the “Eat Me” and “Drink Me” instructions, After Dinner Decadence “will make you feel 10 feet tall.”

The bottle release for After Dinner Decadence will take place at Hidden Springs Ale Works (1631 N. Franklin St. | Tampa, Florida) at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 20.  Bottles will cost $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 is available up and down Franklin St., 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
  • Once you are in line, make sure that you hug the wall near the door on Henderson so that foot traffic will not be affected on the sidewalks
  • Above all, please be respectful of the brewery’s neighbors

After Dinner Decadence will not see distribution and is all but guaranteed to experience a quick sellout.  If you wish to feed your head with this tasty treat, just make sure that you are in line by the final head count.  Prost!

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. & Cloudwater Brew Co. Collaborate on Anicca Saison

CCBC_AniccaStillWeb-Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Anicca, a special Saison brewed in collaboration with Manchester, England’s Cloudwater Brew Co., on July 27.

Inspired by the philosophies that Creature Comforts and Cloudwater both share, Anicca is a rustic Saison that had “the two brewing teams [borrowing] from their respective regional flavors with a seasonal lens.”  Brewed with “wheat from DaySpring Farms and . . . apples from Mercier Orchards’ 2017 harvest”, the beer was then aged for “15 months in oak with Creature Comforts’ house yeast and bacteria.” To round everything out, Anicca (7.5% ABV) was “bottle conditioned with honey local to Athens, Georgia.”

Anicca will officially release on Saturday, July 27 in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co.  Available in 750ml bottles, Anicca is a Tasting Room exclusive that is not expected to see distribution outside of special events.  Prost!

Vital Information for Anicca from Creature Comforts Brewing Co. & Cloudwater Brew Co.

Release – Limited; July 27, 2019
Style – Saison
ABV – 7.5%
Featured Ingredients – Wheat from DaySpring Farms & apples from Mercier Orchards
Fun Fact – On the label artwork: “Heidi Geist, of the 48 Beer Project, designed the label artwork for Anicca. Geist’s project has the mission of traveling to 48 breweries in 48 different states to create label artwork for each over the course of 48 weeks.”
Availability – 750ml bottles
Distribution – None. Tasting Room only


Marker 48 Brewing Saves Spring Release Imperial IPA for the Summer

Marker 48 logo (1)Marker 48 Brewing (Weeki Wachee, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of its Spring Release Barrel-aged IPA (2019) on Saturday, July 13.

Previously released in 2016 and 2017 as a springtime treat, Spring Release Barrel-aged IPA is set to return a little later in the year this time around.  The “Spring” descriptor may seem a bit confusing for a beer releasing during the summer, but it remains applicable because this Imperial India Pale Ale – brewed with El Dorado, Ella and Citra hops – was “aged underwater in a local freshwater spring in Early Times Kentucky Whiskey barrels for 48 days.” The 2019 iteration of Spring Release Barrel-aged IPA comes in at a smooth-sippin’ 8.5% ABV.

Spring Release Barrel-aged IPA (2019) will officially release in Marker 48’s taproom at noon on Saturday, July 13.  This Limited Release offering will be available for purchase in 500ml bottles (priced at $10 each or three for $25) and on draft. Spring Release Barrel-aged IPA is a taproom exclusive that will not see distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for Spring Release Barrel-aged IPA (2019) from Marker 48 Brewing

Release – Limited; July 13, 2019
Style – Imperial India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.5%
Hops – El Dorado, Ella & Citra
Treatment – Aged underwater in a local freshwater spring in Early Times Kentucky Whiskey barrels for 48 days
Availability – 500ml bottles & draft
Bottle Count – 200 bottles
Note from the Brewers – “The brewers advise customers to NOT age this one, but keep it refrigerated and drink it as soon as possible.”
Distribution – None. Taproom exclusive

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Marker 48 Brewing co-founder and co-owner Maurice Ryman manipulates an Early Times Kentucky Whiskey barrel, filled with the brewery’s 2019 Spring Release, at at local private spring where the beer was aged underwater in the barrel for 48 days. (All photos Courtesy of Marker 48 Brewing)

Cigar City Brewing Begins Tasting Room Only Release of Celestial Insurance Barrel-Aged Barleywine

500BottleMock-Celestial-Insurance-1200x3350Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that Celestial Insurance, a Brandy and Rum Barrel-aged Barleywine, will see a Special Release in the brewery’s Tasting Room this week.

Intelligently designed to bring you closer whichever “deity you happen to exalt”, Celestial Insurance is a Barleywine-style Ale that has been “aged in Peach Brandy barrels before being aged in Rum barrels.”  This multilayered treatment lends this Barleywine “a rich nose of toffee, vanilla, and overripe peaches . . . balanced . . . by oak and spicy alcohol aromas” alongside flavors of molasses, raisins and caramelized peach . . . with wood tannins and rum-like spice.” Weighing in at a massive 14% ABV, Celestial Insurance is so “viscous and complex” that is sure to get the attention of the gods themselves.

Celestial Insurance hit The Tasting Room at Cigar City Brewing on June 18 and will hang around as long as supplies last. This Tasting Room exclusive release is available in 500ml bottles and on draft. Outside of special events, Celestial Insurance is not expected to see distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for Celestial Insurance from Cigar City Brewing

Release – Limited/Special; launching June 18, 2019
Style – Barleywine
ABV – 14%
IBUs – 39
Treatment – Aged in Peach Brandy barrels before being aged in Rum barrels
Availability – 500ml bottles & draft
Distribution – None. Tasting Room only release