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!