On Friday, March 9 from noon to 4 p.m., Cycle Brewing (St. Petersburg, Florida) will host its annual Barrel Aged Day beer festival at St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club (559 Mirror Lake Dr. North, St. Petersburg, Florida).
Cycle Brewing will be once again treating Tampa Bay Beer Week to an insane spread of barrel-aged goodness with its extremely popular Barrel Aged Day event. There is quite a bit of information to cover when it comes to this beer festival and its procedures for securing tickets. To ensure that we do not screw anything up or leave anything out, we are going break everything down so that the information is easy to read, navigate and locate. Also, be sure to check back often because this post will be updated regularly with new information.
What – Barrel Aged Day 2018 from Cycle Brewing
When – Friday, March 9; General Admission begins at noon, VIP entry at 11 a.m.
Where – St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club (559 Mirror Lake Dr. North, St. Petersburg, Florida)
Just as the name would lead you to believe, Barrel Aged Day is a beer festival that showcases an incredible lineup of rare barrel-aged beers from Cycle Brewing. The brewery is currently in the process of creating the tap list for Barrel Aged Day 2018. You can rest assured knowing that we plan to post that list here just as soon as it is made public. **UPDATE 03.09.18** As promised, here is the taplist:
This is where things can get a bit tricky, so please read all the information provided below.
**UPDATE 1.13.18** TICKETS FOR BARREL AGED DAY 2018 ARE SOLD OUT **UPDATE 1.13.18**
- Barrel Aged Day 2018 tickets will be available for purchase at 8 a.m. on Saturday, January 13 at Cycle Brewing (534 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, Florida)
- Tickets are available in two tiers:
– General Admission: $100 each
– VIP: $125 each
- General Admission tickets include “a Festival Only bottle, glass and pretty exclusive access to all of the Barrel Aged beers on tap in one of the nicest settings in the world of beer fests.” VIP tickets include all of the above but also grant you early entry into the festival at 11 a.m.
- Ticket Sales are Cash Only
- Ticket Sales are limited to two (2) tickets per person
- To be able to purchase tickets, you must be one of the two people attending the festival.
- You will be required to present an ID at the time of purchase. You and that ID will have to be present again at the festival so that you and your guest can gain entry into the festival. “The tickets are basically receipts, your ID will be your ticket into the fest assuming you are on the list.” This process is in place to cut down on ticket “mules” and ensure that locals who wish to attend Barrel Aged Day 2018 have a better chance to purchase tickets.
- Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable
- Expect the ticket line to move slowly “as Doug will be personally writing every name down, it is slow but it is extremely effective.”
- There will be “zero tolerance for shenanigans” while in the ticket line. If you get into an altercation of any kind, you will be removed from the line and asked to leave. If you are disrespectful to any neighboring business or their patrons, you will be removed from the line and asked to leave. If you just remain patient and act like an adult, all will be fine.
- If by some chance tickets do not sell out on Saturday, Cycle Brewing will announce plans for ticket sales on Sunday, January 14. With that said, tickets are extremely limited and expected to sell out quickly. **UPDATE 1.13.18** THERE WILL BE NO SUNDAY SALES. TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT **UPDATE 1.13.18**
Ok . . . that covers all the details that are currently available. More information will surface as we draw closer to Barrel Aged Day 2018, and we will update you with that info just as soon as we get our hands on it. Stay tuned, and we hope you all land some tickets to this ridiculously awesome event. Prost!
Cycle Brewing (St. Petersburg, Florida) will showcase some of their “Greatest Hits” with a series of bottles releases running from Monday, November 13 to Friday, November 17.
To evoke some fond memories of the past, the folks at Cycle Brewing have brewed and bottled up “some of [their] favorite beers from the past couple of years, and some of the most enjoyed by [their] customers.” Appropriately dubbed the “Greatest Hits”, the following beers will be featured in this latest series of bottle releases beginning on November 13:
- 8 a.m. on Monday, November 13: &+ Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout with Cinnamon, Peppers and Vanilla – $30 per bottle, bottle limit to be determined
- 8 a.m. on Tuesday, November 14: Coconut Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout (expect coconut floaties) – $30 per bottle, bottle limit to be determined
- 8 a.m. on Wednesday, November 15: BA Coffee Brinner Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, brewed with Maple and Cycle Brewing’s own Barrel Aged Coffee Beans – $35 per bottle, bottle limit to be determined
- 8 a.m. on Thursday, November 16: Joyous Almond Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, brewed with Toasted Coconut and Almonds (expect floaties in this as well) – $35 per bottle, bottle limit to be determined
- 8 a.m. on Friday, November 17: DBR Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, an extra-large Stout with an ABV around 13.5-14% – $30 per bottle, bottle limit to be determined
Quantities for all five beers are limited. Bottle limits will be based on how many people are in line, and the brewery will establish those limits at the time of each release. This being the case, there is no need to disturb Cycle’s neighbors by forming a line hours before each release. With that said, the brewery does recommend that you arrive by 7:45 a.m. to be considered in the head count. All five of these bottle releases are CASH ONLY while there is a line. Release times are for bottle sales only.
These beers are Greatest Hits for a reason and they are pretty much guaranteed to sell out promptly. If you have your eye on one (or all five) of these beers, just make sure you are in line by 7:45 a.m. with cash in hand on the respective day. Basically, what we are trying to say here is that we hope you clear your calendar, hit up the ATM, and double-check that alarm clock so that we can see you all next week at Cycle Brewing for this special series of releases. Prost!
Cycle Brewing (534 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL) has taken to social media to announce that it will celebrate its Fourth Anniversary with four straight days of rare bottle releases beginning on Tuesday, August 15.
That’s right, Cycle Brewing is going 4 Beers for 4 Years for its Fourth Anniversary celebration, and the folks at the brewery are hitting fans with some mighty fine rarities during these bottle releases that span from Tuesday, August 15 to Friday, August 18. It’s probably best for us to just skip all the pomp and circumstance, so here’s the full rundown on these featured celebratory beers:
- 8 a.m. on Tuesday, August 15: Rare DOS 1, Whiskey Barrel-aged Imperial Stout (aged over a year) – $25 per bottle, bottle limit to be determined. Details: “Rare DOS 1, this is Rare DOS that was aged over 1 year in the sweltering heat, just like Lost DOS for those who remember, and it was a good year and some of our finest beer that is nothing more than Beer, Barrel and Time.”
- 8 a.m. on Wednesday, August 16: Hazelnut, Barrel-aged Hazelnut Imperial Stout with Cocoa Nibs – $30 per bottle, bottle limit to be determined. Details: “Hazelnut with nibs is actually what we had in the first Hazelnut (black label, brown line hazelnut, the new art is reminiscent of it) and while the first label was printed before we decided to add nibs, we didn’t regret that addition and have created another batch.”
- 8 a.m. on Thursday, August 17: Rare Noa (a collaboration with Omnipollo), Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout with Coffee, Cinnamon & Pecan – $30 per bottle, bottle limit to be determined. Details: “Rare NOA, the collab with Omnipollo is a mash up of our stout and barrel aging and their adjunct expertise from Noa Pecan Mud Cake, this is a dream for those who want dessert beer – purists can skip this one, it is 100% unabashed adulterated decadence.”
- 8 a.m. on Friday, August 18: Rare DOS Double Barrel (Sunday 2017), Bourbon Barrel then Cinnamon Vanilla Whiskey Barrel-aged Imperial Stout- $35 per bottle, bottle limit to be determined. Clarifying information on this beer: “Friday is perhaps the most confusing beer label, sorry, it’s accurate but tough to decipher if you don’t follow our beers closely, and probably even if you do. The non barrel aged stout we released on Sunday during TBBW, with coffee and cocoa nibs, was a completely different recipe from Rare DOS as we added a high percentage of Munich malt. Around the brewery we just called it Munich Stout, which is entirely confusing as it’s not a style and it’s not really related to Munich, Germany outside of the name of the malt so we decided not to call it that but then didn’t have a name and so we were left with the first batch we brewed being in barrels and we released the second batch as the Sunday beer. Now it’s “Sunday Stout“, that has been moved from its first barrels into Cinnamon/Vanilla whiskey barrels (whatever those are) and is being released on a Friday. It’s a mess, writing this is even confusing, we failed to clear anything up but damnit if this beer isn’t excellent.”
Quantities for all four beers are limited. Bottle limits will be based on how many people are in line, and the brewery will establish those limits at the time of each release. This being the case, there is no need to disturb Cycle’s neighbors by forming a line hours before each release. With that said, the brewery does recommend that you arrive by 7:45 a.m. to be considered in the head count. All four of these bottle releases are CASH ONLY while there is a line. Release times are for bottles only. These beers will be available on tap at 5 p.m. on their respective release dates.
With just a glance at that list, it becomes quite clear that these bottles will sell out with a quickness. If you are after one (or all four) of these beers, just make sure you are in line by 7:45 a.m. with cash in hand on the respective day. Above all else, just remember to respectful of the brewery’s neighbors while in line and be sure to wish the crew at Cycle Brewing a happy anniversary while you are there. Prost!
Cycle Brewing (St. Petersburg, Florida) recently took to social media to inform their fans that they will host bottle releases for Rare DOS Double Barrel Bourbon Barrel Then Cinnamon Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout and two of its variants (Hazelnut and Coffee) over a three-week period beginning on Saturday, July 22.
Double Barrel madness continues this week at Cycle Brewing with the introduction of Rare DOS Double Barrel – Cinnamon. This rare treat is an Imperial Stout that has been Bourbon barrel-aged and then transferred to a finishing barrel to be Cinnamon Bourbon barrel-aged. Although the brewery does not have much information regarding the origin of the Cinnamon Bourbon barrels, it has come forward to say that “the results have been great.”
In addition to the regular version of Rare DOS Double Barrel – Cinnamon, there will also be Hazelnut and Coffee versions of this Double Barrel-aged Imperial Stout available. Each of these three offerings will have its own release date, and the release schedule is as follows:
- 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 22: Rare DOS Double Barrel Bourbon Barrel Then Cinnamon Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout – $30 per bottle, limit to be determined
- 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 29: Rare DOS Double Barrel Bourbon Barrel Then Cinnamon Bourbon Barrel-aged Hazelnut Imperial Stout – $35 per bottle, limit to be determined
- 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 5: Rare DOS Double Barrel Bourbon Barrel Then Cinnamon Bourbon Barrel-aged Coffee Imperial Stout (Panther Coffee)- $35 per bottle, limit to be determined
Quantities for all three versions are nearly identical. Bottle limits will be based on how many people are in line, and the brewery will establish those limits at the time of each release. This being the case, there is no need to camp out at the brewery and form a line hours before each release. The brewery recommends that you arrive by 7:45 a.m. to make the head count and “guarantee yourself a full allotment.” All three of these bottle releases are CASH ONLY while there is a line.
Since this is Rare DOS, it kind of goes without saying but I’ll say it anyway: Rare DOS Double Barrel Bourbon Barrel Then Cinnamon Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout and its two variants will sell out. It will probably happen quickly. If you want one (or all three) of these beers, you will have to get up early on the respective Saturday, hit the ATM on the way, and make sure you are in line by 7:45 a.m. This is the only way, but it will be worth it. Just remember to be respectful of Cycle Brewing’s neighbors and have fun out there. Prost!
On Friday, March 10 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Cycle Brewing (St. Petersburg, Florida) will host Barrel Aged Day 2017 at the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club (559 Mirror Lake Dr. North, St. Petersburg, Florida).
Cycle Brewing will once again be adding to the Tampa Bay Beer Week (TBBW) festivities by hosting their annual Barrel Aged Day, a celebration that boasts an insane tap list of carefully crafted barrel-aged brews. This year’s festival is still very much in the early stages of planning, but here are the details that we have so far:
- Barrel Aged Day 2017 will be on Friday, March 10 from noon to 4 p.m.
- The venue will be the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club
- Tickets officially go on sale on Saturday, January 14 at 8 a.m. and can be purchased at the Cycle Brewing tasting room (534 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, Florida). Ticket sales are cash only. Tickets are available in following tiers:
~ General Admission – $75 per person
~ VIP – $100 per person: This ticket gets you entrance into the festival an hour before General Admission (11 a.m. instead of noon) to give you a “first, and less crowded, crack at the tap list.” There will be a limited number of VIP tickets.
- You will be able to purchase multiple tickets (limit of four tickets per person), but you must have the full name of everyone you are purchasing tickets for.
- There is a special bottle included in the price of each ticket. The exact beer has not yet been determined, but it will “almost certainly be something out of [Cycle Brewing’s] latest batch of Prichard’s rum barrels.” This bottle will be available to festival attendees only.
- To make entry into the event easier, wristband pick-up will begin at 9 a.m. on the day of the festival.
- Transportation: Parking at the festival is limited, but there is “plenty within a few blocks that is free overnight for anybody who feels they need to drive to the fest but wisely chooses not to drive home afterwards.” Getting to the fest by walking, Uber/Lyft or taxi is strongly encouraged. There are no Designated Driver tickets available this year, so be responsible and make plans for safe travel home from the festival.
**UPDATE – 03.10.17**
Official Tap List for Barrel Aged Day 2017
**UPDATE – 03.10.17**
Alright, that about covers all the information that is available at this time. Once tap lists, bottle releases and any other details are confirmed, we will update this post with that information. Be sure to arrange your tickets when they go on sale on January 14 because this festival is pretty much a lock to sell out with a quickness. Stay tuned. Prost!