Green Bench Brewing Co. Schedules Can Drop for Blackberry Pie Florida IPA

GreenBenchlogoGreen Bench Brewing Co. (St. Petersburg, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Can Release of Blackberry Pie Florida IPA on Thursday, April 23.

The latest release in Green Bench Brewing Co.’s series of “sour, hazy, and oh-so fruity” Florida-style India Pale Ales (a.k.a. the FLIPA), Blackberry Pie is a Florida IPA brewed with blackberry, lactose, vanilla and cinnamon.  Coming in at 6.7% ABV, Blackberry Pie Florida IPA is guaranteed to be the perfect pairing for whatever quarantine/social distancing activity you have going on this week.

Blackberry Pie Florida IPA will debut in the Tasting Room at Green Bench Brewing Co. on April 23. This Limited Release offering will be available for pickup only in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans ($22 each) as long as supplies last.  Prost!

Vital Information for Blackberry Pie Florida IPA from Green Bench Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; April 23, 2020
Style – Sour/Fruited Hazy India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.7%
Added Ingredients – Blackberry, lactose, vanilla & cinnamon
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans ($22 each)
Distribution – None; Tasting Room only release (pickup only)

TBBW 2020 Event: Green Bench & Angry Orchard Cider Dinner with LOKO Cuisine

TBBWLogoGreen Bench Brewing Co. | Green Bench Mead & Cider (St. Petersburg, Florida) has officially announced that it will be celebrating Tampa Bay Beer Week 2020 by teaming up with Angry Orchard Hard Cider (Walden, New York) and LOKO Cuisine to host a very special Cider Dinner at Webb’s City Cellar at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 12.

Organized to break up Tampa Bay Beer Week with a refreshing infusion of cider, this event will bring Ryan Burk, Head Cider Maker at Angry Orchard, and Green Bench’s Brian Wing to the table to discuss all the beautiful intricacies of cider with you over dinner.  This Cider Dinner will consist of the following five-course menu (served family style) prepared by the incredibly talented crew at LOKO Cuisine:

The Menu
  • 1st Course | Antipasti – Citrus Marinated Olives, Herb Roasted Nuts, 18 Month Prosciutto di Parma, Parmesan w/red apple balsamic & Ricotta Crostini w/Green Bench rooftop honey & smoked salt
  • 2nd Course | Four Cheese Carbonaro Mac – Cavatappi, Pecorino Romano, Asiago, Parmesan, white cheddar, soft egg, house bacon bits, pork fat crumb *VF
  • 3rd Course | Verdura e Frutta Carpaccio – Green tomatoes, cucumber, beets, carrots, apples, apple grain mustard vinaigrette, honey roasted pistachios, basil, mint
  • 4th Course | Roasted Porchetta – Crispy stuffed pork belly, herbs, fennel, pickled raisins, salsa verde, Truffle Salt & Vinegar Fingerling Potatoes, Agrodolce Braised Kale & Fennel *VF
  • 5th Course | Apple Crostata – Individual cored apple, brown sugar, warm spices, golden pastry, cinnamon cider caramel

*VF-Vegetarian Friendly option upon request

The list of ciders to be featured alongside the menu above is still being compiled, but it is known that each course will include two expertly paired 2 oz. pours from Angry Orchard and Green Bench, and a brief description of each offering from the brewers.

Tickets for the Green Bench and Angry Orchard Cider Dinner are available now for $50 each (plus fees), and you can purchase yours by clicking here. Ticket cost allows you to enjoy the five course meal, all the cider pairings, and one unforgettable evening.

The Green Bench & Angry Orchard Cider Dinner is limited to only 30 tickets.  Yes, you read that correctly. There are only 30 tickets available.  If you want to be a part of this event, stop what you are doing and lock down your tickets now.  They will not last long. Seriously . . . do it.  Prost!



LOKO Cuisine Kicks Off 2020 Eggs & Kegs Series with Tang! & Biscuits Brunch

lokocuisinelogoLOKO Cuisine has officially announced that it will enter the New Year by teaming up with Green Bench Brewing Co. (1133 Baum Ave. N | St. Petersburg, Florida) to celebrate shuffleboard, beer and food with a special Tang! & Biscuits Eggs & Kegs Brunch at 11 a.m. on Sunday, January 19.

Inspired by the fact that St. Petersburg is home to the largest and oldest shuffleboard courts in the world, the mad geniuses at LOKO Cuisine have approached their first Eggs & Kegs event of 2020 by designing a menu “named after the sport’s ‘Tang’ cue stick and ‘Biscuit’ puck.”  The Tang! & Biscuits Brunch will consist of the following four-course meal (served buffet-style):


In addition to all the tasty grub listed above, Green Bench Brewing Co. will have a full array of tasty beverages available for you to pair with your meal (one beer, wine or cider included in ticket price. Additional beverages can be purchased separately throughout the meal).  Also, event organizers have arranged for a portable shuffleboard court to be on-site “so you can brush up on your game” during brunch.

Tickets for Tang! & Biscuits Eggs & Kegs are available now for $34.00 each, and you can purchase yours by clicking here. Ticket cost includes the four-course brunch and one selected beer, wine or cider. Physical tickets will not be issued, but your name will be added to a paid list once the purchase process is completed. FYI: Everyone in your party will have to check in under the purchaser’s name at the door.

Like all LOKO Cuisine Eggs & Kegs events, seating is incredibly limited for Tang! & Biscuits. With that in mind, reach out to brunch buddies ASAP and lock down some tickets before they sell out.  Prost!

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!



LOKO Cuisine’s Next Eggs & Kegs Brunch Brings the Aloha Spirit to Webb’s City Cellar

lokocuisinelogoOn Sunday, July 21 at 11 a.m., LOKO Cuisine will pop up over at Webb’s City Cellar at Green Bench Brewing Co. (1133 Baum Ave. N | St. Petersburg, Florida) to host a special Aloha edition of its Eggs & Kegs Brunch Series.

Inspired heavily by “the islands’ mixed lunch plate”, Aloha Eggs & Kegs is a Hawaiian-style brunch that will pair wonderfully with a summer Sunday in Florida and any leis and/or tropical-print shirts you may or may not have tucked away in your closet.  This spirited brunch will consist of the following five-course meal (served buffet-style):

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To cover the “kegs” portion of the brunch, Green Bench Brewing Co. will break out some tasty treats to complement the meal detailed above (one beer or cider is included in the ticket price). For those in need of their morning caffeine fix, Ginger Beard Coffee will also be on-site to pour up nitro-infused coconut coffee cold brew and Ceylon passion fruit tea (available for an additional cost).

Tickets for Aloha Eggs & Kegs are available now for $34.00 each, and you can purchase yours by clicking here. Ticket cost includes the Hawaiian-inspired brunch and one selected beer or cider. Physical tickets will not be issued, but your name will be added to a paid list once the purchase process is completed. FYI: Everyone in your party will have to check in under the purchaser’s name at the door. Also, please keep in mind that Webb’s City Cellar is a 21+ only event space.

Tickets are currently still available for this event, but that is sure to change once whispers of “Short Rib LOKO Moco” spread across the Tampa Bay area.  With that in mind, go ahead and lock down your tickets ASAP that way you are guaranteed the opportunity to get into the Aloha Spirit with the folks at LOKO Cuisine and Green Bench Brewing Co. on Sunday, July 21.  Prost!

Mastry’s Brewing Co. Marks First Anniversary with Three Specialty Releases

MastrysPartyInfoOn Saturday, October 14, Mastry’s Brewing Co. (St. Pete Beach, Florida) will celebrate its First Anniversary Party with the release of three new beers: Year One Wheat WineBourbon Barrel Aged Starless Night Russian Imperial Stout and Floribraska Hazy Tropical IPA.

With one year officially in the books as the first craft brewery and tasting room on St. Pete Beach, the Mastry’s Brewing Co. crew is more than ready to celebrate their first anniversary with a Beer Fest-style party on October 14.  The brewery’s theme of “taking traditional styles and combining influences from exotic locales” will be showcased at the party in the form of three special brews: Year One Wheat WineBourbon Barrel Aged Starless Night Russian Imperial Stout and Floribraska Hazy Tropical IPA.  The full descriptions and release details for these three Limited Releases are as follows:

  • Year One Wheat Wine – “The first of the specialty beer releases will be ‘Year One’, a Wheat Wine ale brewed at 8% Abv. This golden ale boasts a nose like a bouquet of Chrysanthemums. Year One has a taste that is dry and light despite the gravity. Year One is an elegant ale brewed for celebration, available on draught only.”
  • Bourbon Barrel Aged Starless Night – “The second small-batch release, will be the ‘Bourbon Barrel Aged Starless Night’. This limited-release batch of the infamous Starless Night is rested in Bourbon Barrels and is the quintessential sticky barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout. Bourbon Barrel Aged Starless Night is rich, thick and decadent with notes of Dark Chocolate, Vanilla, Bourbon, Caramel, and Macaroon. Bourbon Barrel Aged Starless Night will be available in bottles and on draught, brewed at 11% Abv.”
  • Floribraska Hazy Tropical IPA – “The third new release for the celebration will be the first out-of-state collaboration for Mastry’s Brewing Co. In partnership with Infusion Brewing Co. in Omaha, NE, the two brewing teams developed ‘Floribraska’, a hazy tropical IPA made with maize, lactose, and guava at 6.2% Abv. This limited-release IPA is hopped with copious amounts of El Dorado, Citra, and Motueka. Available on draught only, get this small-batch collaboration while you can.”

In addition to the beers listed above and a spread of their other offerings, Mastry’s Anniversary Party will have a Beer Fest vibe featuring live music, food, and a selection of tasty brews from Green Bench Brewing Co. (St. Petersburg, Florida), Hidden Springs Ale Works (Tampa, Florida), Mad Beach Craft Brewing Company (Madeira Beach, Florida) and St. Pete Brewing Company (St. Petersburg, Florida). If you are in the area and free on Saturday, be sure to swing by Mastry’s Brewing Company to raise a glass of Year One, Bourbon Barrel Aged Starless Night or Floribraska with the brewery’s staff in recognition of the past year and the many more ahead.  Prost!



Green Bench Brewing to Host 3 Year Anniversary Party

green-bench-logoOn Saturday, October 1 from 11 a.m. to close, Green Bench Brewing Co. (1133 Baum Ave N, Saint Petersburg, Florida) will be in full party mode to celebrate the brewery’s 3 Year Anniversary.

With an unwavering love for Saint Petersburg and a firm focus on creating “the best beer on the planet” by utilizing only the finest ingredients available, Green Bench Brewing Co. has created itself a firm foothold within the Florida craft beer community over the last three years.  To celebrate all of the challenges and successes along the way, the guys and gals at the brewery plan to throw a party to recognize the support and dedication of a very special guest of honor: you.  They know how difficult it would have been to come as far as they have since opening without the amazing level of devotion displayed by their fans, so this party is for you.

The 3 Year Anniversary Party is a multifaceted event jam-packed with a ridiculous amount of fun stuff to get into.  Let’s break it down:

  • To make sure you can properly experience all that this event has to offer, the brewery will be opening an hour early at 11 a.m.
  • This event will also acts as the fall kickoff event for the St. Pete Indie Market.  This market is “a unique destination for artisans, progressives, tourists and locals to come together in an outdoor alternative to retail setting. With 60+ vendors, craft beer and live art, the St. Pete Indie Market is a vital weekend destination for those in search of local flavor and the indie spirit.”
  • Limited Bottle Release #1: Sauvage Pomme, 100% Brett fermented Farmhouse Ale brewed with Amarillo hops & Michigan Apple Cider
  • Limited Bottle Release #2: The Golden Apple Mead. This is the brewery’s first bottle release from their Cider & Mead program.
  • Live music will start with Kristopher James from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., followed by Donna Lu from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Dropin Pickup will close out the evening’s live entertainment.
  • A food truck will be on-site to handle any grubbin’ needs you may encounter.
  • Finally, “there will be a ton of drink specials, and other surprises and treats for you throughout the day JUST because we love you.”

This event is family friendly and will be rockin’ all day and night long on October 1st.  If you are free and in the Saint Petersburg area on Saturday, make sure to swing by the brewery to take part in the festivities because the folks at Green Bench Brewing Co. want nothing more than to raise a glass with you to the past three years and the many bright years ahead.  Prost!