TBBW 2018 Event: Double Barrel-aged Scorched Earth Release at Brew Bus Brewing

brewbuslogoBrew Bus Brewing (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will be unloading both barrels on Tampa Bay Beer Week with the limited release of Double Barrel-aged Scorched Earth Russian Imperial Stout on Monday, March 5.

It is well known that you have to go big during Tampa Bay Beer Week, and the overachievers at Brew Bus are doing just that by releasing 16 oz. cans of a double barrel-aged treatment of their 12.5% ABV Scorched Earth.  Rocking a base of “roasted malt flavors with caramel and dark fruity undertones”, this Imperial Stout has been “aged in rye whiskey and rum barrels and then, in true communist fashion, blended together to create an army of esters and aromas unparalleled in weaker beers.”  Although this bad boy may be “big and bold”, the nuanced Double Barrel-aged Scorched Earth “boasts an arsenal of flavor that won’t leave your palette smoldering in ruins.”

Double Barrel-aged Scorched Earth Russian Imperial Stout will officially release at The Brew Bus Terminal & Brewery at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 5.  This Limited Release will be sold in 2-packs of 16 oz. cans for $20 (no limits have been set at this time).  As an added bonus, the Brew Bus brewing team “will be bartending this event and will be on hand to chat and answer questions” about Double Barrel-aged Scorched Earth and the brewery in general.  If you find yourself in the Seminole Heights area on Monday afternoon, be sure to swing by the brewery, get your hands on some Double Barrel-aged Scorched Earth, and raise a glass with the folks at Brew Bus in celebration of Tampa Bay Beer Week.  Prost!

Vital Information for Double Barrel-aged Scorched Earth Russian Imperial Stout from Brew Bus Brewing

Release – Taproom Release; 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday, March 5 
Style – Russian Imperial Stout
ABV – 12.5%
Treatment – Portions of Russian Imperial Stout aged separately in Rye Whiskey and Rum barrels, and then blended
Availability – 16 oz. cans
Event Location – Brew Bus Terminal & Brewery | 4101 N Florida Ave | Tampa, Florida


Brew Bus Brewing Set for Limited Release of Hazelnut Spread Porter

BrewBusHScanBrew Bus Brewing (Tampa, Florida) has announced that it will host a special release event for its Hazelnut Spread Imperial Milk Porter beginning at 4 p.m. on Monday, February 5.

With World Nutella Day just around the corner on February 5, that can only mean one thing for craft beer fans in Tampa: the annual release of Brew Bus Brewing’s Hazelnut Spread Imperial Milk Porter.  Set for its 2018 return, Hazelnut Spread is back this time around as an imperialized version that has “more hazelnuts, more chocolate, more vanilla and is creamier and more decadent than ever before.”  Although this year’s version weighs in at a heavier 9.3% ABV, you can still expect Hazelnut Spread Imperial Milk Porter to be “just as great for dessert as it is for breakfast.”

The release of Hazelnut Spread Imperial Milk Porter will officially launch at the Brew Bus Brewing Terminal & Brewery (4101 N. Florida Avenue, Tampa, Florida) at 4 p.m. on February 5.  This Limited Release offering will be available for purchase on draft and in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans during the event.  The Eatery at Brew Bus will also be getting in on the party by featuring Nutella Ice Cream Beer Floats – “two generous scoops of homemade Nutella ice cream along with Hazelnut Spread Imperial Milk Porter” – for $8 each (while supplies last).  Decadence will be the word of the day on February 5, and you are not going to want to miss out on “all this hazelnuty goodness.”  Make it happen.  Prost!

Vital Information for Hazelnut Spread Imperial Milk Porter from Brew Bus Brewing

Release – Limited; February 5, 2018
Style – Imperial Porter
ABV – 9.3%
Added Ingredients – Cocao nibs, vanilla, hazelnuts & lactose
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft

Brew Bus and Cigar City Brew Rising Hope IPA to Benefit National Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Brew-Bus-Brewing-logoBrew Bus Brewing (Tampa, Florida) and Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, Florida) have announced that they will officially launch Rising Hope IPA, a special collaboration release brewed to benefit the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, on September 1.

When the folks at Brew Bus Brewing and Cigar City Brewing got together to create Rising Hope IPA, they wanted this beer to be known for more than just being an India Pale Ale “featuring notes of Gooseberry and Grapefruit with a hoppy finish.”  No, they wanted Rising Hope IPA to be “renowned for its outstanding character” since it has been brewed to recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and all proceeds from the sales of this beer will help the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation “fund research for less toxic, more therapeutic treatments for children battling cancer.”

Rising Hope IPA will be packaged in 12 oz. cans, and both breweries will host a Kick-Off Party for this beer and its cause at Cigar City Brewing (3924 W Spruce St, Tampa, Florida) on Friday, September 1 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The breweries have also promised to release details on how you can get this beer outside of the launch event, so stay tuned for that information.

**UPDATE 9.6.17**

When & Where to Get Rising Hope IPA

  • Friday, September 1 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Cigar City Brewing (3924 W Spruce St, Tampa, Florida) – Rising Hope IPA Kick-Off Party
  • Friday, September 1 at Brew Bus Brewing (4101 N Florida Ave, Tampa, Florida) – Available for purchase in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans ($11 each) and on draft. Rising Hope IPA is available while supplies last
  • Friday, September 1 at Cigar City Brewing (3924 W Spruce St, Tampa, Florida) – Available for purchase in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans ($11 each) and on draft. Rising Hope IPA is available while supplies last
  • Wednesday, September 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Independent Bar & Cafe – Tampa (5016 N Florida Ave, Tampa, Florida) – Rising Hope IPA Party Benefiting the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation
  • Friday, September 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at C. 1949 (6905 N. Orleans Ave., Tampa, Florida) – Rising Hope IPA and Brew Bus Spotlight

**UPDATE 9.6.17**

No matter how you secure it, just remember that 100% of the proceeds raised from the sale of Rising Hope IPA will be donated to benefit the amazing efforts and cause of the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation.  That fact alone makes this a can’t miss release because “you could save a lot with this beer, like the lives of children battling cancer.”  Prost!

Brew Bus Brewing Plans 1st Anniversary Party, Release of Bourbon Barrel-aged Curb Check

BrewBusCurbCheckbottle_editedOn Saturday, April 22 at 11 a.m. Brew Bus Brewing (Tampa, Florida) will celebrate the 1 Year Anniversary of the Terminal with a party and special bottle release of Bourbon Barrel-aged Curb Check Imperial Porter.

To properly recognize and reflect upon one year at their brick and mortar location, Brew Bus Brewing will host an Anniversary Party boasting “a massive bottle release” of Bourbon Barrel-aged Curb Check Imperial Porter and two variants, an insane tap list, delicious food, and plenty of games and good times.  There will be quite a bit going on during this shindig, so let’s break it down to ensure that we cover all of the details:

The Basics

  • What – Brew Bus Brewing 1 Year Anniversary Party & Bourbon Barrel-aged Curb Check Bottle Release
  • When – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 22
  • Where – Brew Bus Brewing (4101 N Florida Ave, Tampa, Florida)

The Bottle Release

During the event, the following three versions of Bourbon Barrel-aged Curb Check Imperial Porter will be available for purchase in 22 oz. bottles:

  • Bourbon Barrel-aged Curb Check Imperial Porter
  • Bourbon Barrel-aged Curb Check w/ Madagascar Vanilla Beans & Cacao Nibs
  • Bourbon Barrel-aged Curb Check w/ Roasted Brazilian Coffee from Buddy Brew Coffee

Bottles will be available for purchase (cash or credit) at a designated area within the Tasting Room.  Bottles are first come, first serve and only available while supplies last. Information regarding bottle limits and pricing per bottle is not yet available, but we will update this post as soon as those details surface.

The Tap List

In addition to the bottle release, attendees of the event will be able to enjoy the following tap list comprised of special offerings from Brew Bus Brewing and Florida Avenue Brewing Co.:

Offerings from Brew Bus Brewing

  • 5 Car Pileup Double IPA (Collaboration with Proof Brewing Co.)
  • Juicy Sloot #2 Double IPA Brewed w/ Simcoe, Mosaic & Citra Hops
  • Green Light Gose
  • Tummy Sticks Gose w/ Pickles
  • Double Decker English-style Porter
  • Upper Decker Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter
  • Torsion Double Nut Brown Ale
  • No Right on Red Imperial Red Ale
  • Imperial Stout
  • Bourbon Barrel-aged Curb Check Imperial Porter
  • Bourbon Barrel-aged Curb Check Imperial Porter with Buddy Brew Coffee
  • Bourbon Barrel-aged Curb Check Imperial Porter with Cacao and Vanilla
  • Kumquat Session IPA
  • Rollin’ Dirty Irish-style Red Ale
  • Last Stop IPA
  • Are Wheat There Yet? Hoppy Wheat Ale
  • You’re My Boy, Blue! Blueberry Wheat Ale
  • Beach Cruiser Peach Mango American Wheat Ale

Offerings from Florida Avenue Brewing Co. 

  • Florida Avenue Berliner Weisse
  • Florida Avenue Cucumber Berliner
  • Florida Avenue Milk Stout
  • Stormin’ Norman Black Lager
  • Passion of the Heights Hibiscus Spiced Wheat Ale
  • Florida Avenue Ale
  • Florida Avenue IPA

Note: In order to minimize wait times in lines, there will be no growler or crowler fills during the event.  Growler and crowler fills will be offered again on Sunday, April 23.

The Food

Chef Max will be serving up a spread of authentic Southern-style BBQ during the Anniversary Party.  BBQ plates can be purchased at the bar.

Payment Details

The 1 Year Anniversary Party is a come-as-you-are event and tickets are not needed to attend.  With that said, a token system will be in place for the purchase of food and draft beer.  Tokens will be available for purchase at a designated area for $5 each.  You will be able to purchase tokens with either cash or credit.  All draft beers will be exchanged for one token and all BBQ plates will be exchanged for two tokens.  This system is an effort to keep lines moving at the bar.  These tokens will be accepted throughout the day (April 22nd) but will not be accepted after the event.

Additional Info

This event is family friendly and will feature cornhole, a putting green and live music from Kasondra Rose (musical entertainment will be available later in the evening).  There will also be a toast raised with attendees “to another great year in Seminole Heights.”

If you are in the Tampa area and have been looking for something to get into on Saturday, everything listed above is more than enough evidence that you cannot go wrong by taking a trip to Seminole Heights for this Anniversary Party.  Mark those calendars now so that you can grab a bottle or three of Bourbon Barrel-aged Curb Check, and raise a glass with the folks of Brew Bus Brewing to a great past year and the many more ahead of them.  Prost!


TBBW Event: Proof Brewing Co. Tap Takeover and Collaboration Release at Brew Bus Brewing

Brew-Bus-Brewing-logoOn Thursday, March 9 at 4 p.m., Brew Bus Brewing (4101 N. Florida Avenue, Tampa, Florida) will turn over their taps to Proof Brewing Co. (Tallahassee, Florida) to celebrate the release of Five Car Pileup Double IPA, a collaboration beer brewed in recognition of Tampa Bay Beer Week.

To provide a little lupulin fix to the many hopheads enjoying Tampa Bay Beer Week (TBBW), Brew Bus Brewing has teamed up with Proof Brewing Co. to create Five Car Pileup Double IPA exclusively for this week-long celebration.  Brew Bus Brewing will officially debut this offering in their Tasting Room on March 9.  Since you cannot have a party with just one beer, Brew Bus is turning this release event into a full-on Tap Takeover featuring the following nine offerings from Proof Brewing Co. alongside Five Car Pileup Double IPA:

Featured Beers from Proof Brewing Co.

  • Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Porter w/ Coconut & Cacao
  • Coffee Creatures In The Dark Stout – This fearsome beast will please every chocolate loving mortal. Bred with raw cocoa nibs, and whole vanilla beans to have incredibly dense and chocolate flavors. A depth of character, rich in mystery, Creatures in the Dark is an incredibly balanced sinister delight.  This variant of the original just gets better with the addition of coffee.  ABV – 8%  IBUs – 45
  • Eightfive-O American Pale Ale – The abundant use of Citra hops in our flagship pale ale produces bright, floral hop aroma and citrus; which combined with a crisp body and smooth bitterness create a perfectly balanced beer. Enjoy! A taste of good fortune awaits you inside.  ABV – 6.5%  IBUs – 60
  • Ghost Totem Porter – This black cloaked porter is a balanced juxtaposition of daring flavors that will awaken the inner spirit with bold notes of espresso and toffee. Ghost Totem Porter is extremely robust and roasty with a dense and creamy mouth feel that will capture your soul.  ABV – 6%  IBUs – 30
  • Lager – This bright Munich-style lager is brewed in homage to the classic German style. Proof’s Lager showcases a light, malty sweetness with a hint of German noble hop aroma and a crisp, clean finish which pairs perfectly with a sunny day–or any day you please.  ABV – 5%  IBUs – 20
  • La La Land IPA – East meets West in our homage to the classic West Coast Style. La La Land features bright aromas of citrus and an abundance of fresh pine and tropical fruit notes; followed by a crisp, resinous bitterness on the finish. The robust hop profile is complimented by a firm malt presence to create an incredibly flavorful and drinkable IPA.  ABV – 7%  IBUs – 90
  • Mango Wit – The Mango Wit is a full bodied, creamy Belgian Wit brewed with a generous amount of ripe organic mangos. The addition of fresh fruit adds a tropical flavor and revitalizing aroma. Mango Wit, the refreshing flavor of summer.  ABV – 5.7%  IBUs – 18
  • Passion Fruit Evil Kiss – Berliner Weisse with passion fruit.  ABV – 4.5%
  • Thai Chili Mango Wit – The original Mango Wit gets a spicy infusion thanks to added Thai chilies.  ABV – 5.7%

This Tap Takeover and Collaboration Release kicks off at 4 p.m. on March 9 and will go until either the kegs kick or the Tasting Room closes.  No tickets are needed to attend as this is a pay as you go event.  If you are in town for the TBBW festivities and looking for something to get into on Thursday, go ahead and make plans to swing by Brew Bus Brewing to get yourself a taste of Five Care Pileup Double IPA and the many other delicious beers from Proof Brewing Co.  Prost!

Click here to check out the full list of events at Brew Bus Brewing during Tampa Bay Beer Week

Brew Bus Brewing Plans Limited Release of Hazelnut Spread Porter

brewbushazelbottlesBrew Bus Brewing (4101 N Florida Ave., Tampa, Florida) has announced that they will host a bottle release for their fan-favorite Hazelnut Spread Porter on Sunday, February 5.

Hazelnut Spread Porter, created as a liquid celebration of World Nutella Daywill be making a much-anticipated return to bottles on February 5.  The distinct and nostalgic flavors of Hazelnut Spread Porter are made possible thanks to “over 360 pounds of real hazelnuts, cacao nibs and vanilla” used during the brewing process.  When it is all said and done, Hazelnut Spread Porter comes together as a delicious, 6.5% ABV Porter “that’s as smooth as the famous brand of spread [Brew Bus Brewing’s] lawyers told [them] not to mention by name.”

Hazelnut Spread Porter will be officially released at Brew Bus Brewing on February 5 at noon.  This limited release will be available in 22 oz. bottles.  Information on cost per bottle and bottle limits has yet to be released, but we will be sure to update you with those details once they surface.  Stay tuned.  Prost!

Vital Information for Hazelnut Spread Porter from Brew Bus Brewing

Release – Limited Special Release, Bottle Release Event on Sunday, February 5 at noon
Style – American Porter
ABV – 6.5%
IBUs – 35
Added Ingredients – Hazelnuts, cacao nibs & vanilla

Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft