Morimoto Asia to Host Inaugural Craft Beers and Bites Festival

unnamed (33)On Saturday, July 29 at 1 p.m., Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs (1600 East Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Florida) will showcase Florida craft breweries alongside gourmet food pairings at the restaurant’s first Craft Beers and Bites Festival.

Chef Masaharu Morimoto has long been an avid supporter of pairing fine food with great craft beer, and this practice will now have an opportunity to be on full display at the Morimoto Asia Craft Beers and Bites Festival.  Taking place on the restaurant’s second level, this event will feature the craft beers of eight Florida breweries alongside a menu of individual food pairings prepared by Morimoto Asia Executive Chef, Yuhi Fujinaga.  The full menu and list of paired breweries are as follows:

Tickets for the Morimoto Asia Craft Beers and Bites Festival are available now, and you can purchase yours online for the price of $40 each (plus tax & gratuity) by clicking here.  Ticket cost gains you entrance into the event and unlimited access to the beers and bites.  100% of all profits raised from the Beers and Bites Festival will go to benefit Children’s Home Society of Florida to aid in their mission to build bridges to success for children.

Tickets are extremely limited for the Morimoto Asia Craft Beers and Bites Festival, so be sure to secure yours as soon as possible because this event is sure to sell out.  Prost!

Coppertail Brewing to celebrate 2nd Anniversary with Florida Weisse Party

coppertaillogowhiteOn Saturday, August 27 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Coppertail Brewing Co. (2601 E 2nd Ave, Tampa, Florida) will be celebrating their 2nd Anniversary with a Florida Weisse Party featuring over 30 Berliner Weisse offerings.

Established with a “desire to bring more quality, Florida-brewed beer to the thirsty masses,” Coppertail Brewing Co. has done just that for the last two years.  Not only have they developed quite the following on the local level, but they have also earned a great reputation with craft beer fans throughout the country.  To celebrate this ongoing success, Coppertail will be throwing a Florida Weisse Party.  The taplist has recently been released, and it features the following 30+ Berliner Weisse offerings from Coppertail and a few guest breweries as well:

Berliner Weisse Lineup from Coppertail Brewing Co.

  • Whoops (Cranberry, Hibiscus)
  • Purple Drink (Blueberry, Blackberry, Tart Cherry)
  • Pie ‘Til You Die (Mango, vanilla, Coconut, Lime)
  • Heavy Petals (Rose Hips, Hibiscus)
  • Pinky Swear (Raspberry, Lemon)
  • Slappy (Grapefruit, Dragonfruit, Strawberry)
  • Wally Rancher (Watermelon)
  • Obey Your Thirst (Lemon, Lime)
  • Cinchona (Lemon, Cinchona wood, Hibiscus)
  • Slam Piece (Cucumber)
  • Mango Grenade (Mango)
  • Guava Pasteles (Guava, Vanilla, Raspberry)
  • Kick Me Bear (Prickly Pear)
  • Pastey (Tamarind)
  • Blueberry in an Elevator (Blueberry)
  • Concentrate (Orange)
  • Chop (Apricot, Lime)
  • Whoski? (Coffee)
  • Relish (Cranberry, Orange)
  • Oh Schnap! (Peach)
  • Rickey (Cherry, Lime)
  • Spritzer (Lime, Vanilla)
  • Julius (Orange, Vanilla)
  • See See Bee (Cranberry, Cherry, Blueberry)
  • Puff (Dragonfruit)
  • Feelings (Passionfruit, Hibiscus)

Berliner Weisse Lineup from Guest Breweries

  • 7venth Sun BreweryScore with the Cheerleaders (Strawberry, Orange, Lemon Berliner)
  • 7venth Sun BreweryEverybody in the Pool (Mango, Pineapple, Lime Berliner)
  • Hidden Springs Ale WorksLunch Box Hero (Fruit Cup Berliner)
  • Green Bench Brewing Co. – Berliner Weisse
  • Green Bench Brewing Co.Kumquat Berliner Weisse
  • Green Bench Brewing Co.Plum Berliner Weisse
  • Angry Chair BrewingWhen in Doubt Sour Ale
  • M.I.A. Beer CompanyChango (Mango Pepper Berliner)
  • M.I.A. Beer CompanyBabalu (Carrot, Ginger Berliner)
  • M.I.A. Beer CompanyRegrasa a Mi (Guava, Hibiscus Berliner)
  • Cigar City BrewingStrawberry Margarita Gose
  • Cigar City Cider and MeadStrawberry Vanilla Cider
  • Six Ten BrewingBlackberry Florida Weisse

**Please note that not all beers will be tapped at once**

Admission into the Florida Weisse Party is free, and beers are $5 per pour (bring cash to help lines move quickly).  Beers will be served in plastic cups, but you also have the option to purchase a limited Florida Weisse glass to use during the event (while supplies last).  In addition to the plethora of Berliners on tap, Coppertail also mentions that there will be “food and a special bottle release.”

If you are free on Saturday and in the Tampa area, you should plan to drop in and explore the Berliner Weisse style at this very special event.  I leave you with this one pro-tip: make sure to drink plenty of water and pack some antacids.  With that many tart/sour ales, you are going to need them.  Prost!