TBBW 2018 Event: Coppertail Brewing Co. to Host Nine Tampa Bay Beer Week Events

coppertaillogoCoppertail Brewing Co. (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will celebrate Tampa Bay Beer Week with nine events in ten days running from Friday, March 2 to Sunday, March 11.

If you are looking for a Tampa Bay Beer Week base camp that can offer you a ridiculous amount of options over a ten-day period, you do not have to look much further than Coppertail Brewing Co.  Their list of unique and creative events is extensive, so let’s just go ahead break down all that Coppertail will be offering during Tampa Bay Beer Week:

  • Friday, March 2: Brew’s Banner Imperial IPA Release – Why wait until Beer Week begins? Coppertail will get a jump on the celebration with their un-official start to Beer Week by releasing Brew’s Banner when doors open at 11 am. Brew’s Banner, an American Imperial IPA (ABV 10%), will be on tap, and on sale in four packs in the tasting room only. There will be limited distribution of draft in taprooms across the state.
  • 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, March 3: Late Start Brewing Tap Takeover – It’s the official start of Tampa Bay Beer Week and Coppertail is hosting Late Start Brewing for a tap takeover. Late Start is one of Tampa’s up and coming breweries. Their soon-to-be open brewery will be located in Channelside at the Pour House bar.
  • 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, March 4: Aardwolf Brewing Tap Takeover – Coppertail is hosting Aardwolf Brewing Company from Jacksonville for a tap takeover. Aardwolf’s beer will be featured on all six taps in the loft space.
  • 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Monday, March 5: Walking Tree Brewery Tap Takeover – Coppertail is hosting Walking Tree Brewery from Vero Beach for a tap takeover. Walking Tree won Best Small Brewery and Best Beer in Florida at the Best Florida Beer Competition in 2017. Their beer will be featured on all six taps in the loft space.
  • 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7: 2nd Annual Wood Car Race & Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Tap Takeover – Coppertail’s 2nd annual Wood Car Race will bring out the scout in you. Buy a wood car-making kit in the taproom while they last for making a car to enter in the race. A limit of 30 cars will be able to enter the race.  Click here to see the rules of the road on Coppertail’s Facebook page. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. The race will be held at 6 pm. Craft brewers from Richmond, Virginia, Hardywood Park, will be on hand with guest tap selections.
  • 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 8: Coppertail’s VIP Beer Week Dinner with Sahtipaja – A limited number of tickets will be available for this special four-course dinner to be served in Coppertail’s upstairs loft. Food by the S&V Kitchen at Coppertail will be served with beer and mead pairings from Swedish guest brewery, Sahtipaja. Tickets will be $60 per person (click here to purchase) and will sell out quickly. Click here to see Coppertail’s Facebook page for the full menu and more details.
  • 6 p.m. on Friday, March 9: Half-Pipes with Half Acre and Pipeworks – This skateboard event benefits Coppertail’s Helping with Hops non-profit of the month, Boards for Bros. With the help of Skatepark of Tampa, a 16-foot half pipe will be set up in the front lot. Local pros will be on hand and there will be a best trick contest, cash prizes and giveaways. Friends from Chicago, Half Acre Beer Company and Pipeworks Brewing Co., are sending 12 kegs of their killer beer to put on tap during the event. This will be the first time you can taste their beer in Florida. No fee for spectators.
  • 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 10: Tampa Bay Beer Week Night of Metal –  Tickets are on sale now (click here to purchase) to hear four metal bands play on Coppertail’s back dock: Black Tusk, Royal Thunder, Leviathan Cross and Mutilated Grist. Five breweries are sending kegs for the event: TRVE Brewing Co. from Denver, CO; Phantom Carriage Brewery from Gardena, CA; Oxbow Brewing Company from Newcastle, ME; Angry Chair Brewing from Tampa; and Red Cypress Brewery from Winter Springs, FL. $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 11: Beer Week Wrap-up Brunch – A special Beer Week menu will be offered by the S&V Kitchen at Coppertail. Enjoy a coffee infused beer with your meal to celebrate another great Beer Week.

All of the events above will take place at Coppertail Brewing Co. | 2601 East 2nd Ave. | Tampa, Florida.  If any changes arise for the events above, we will do our best to update you with that info here.  You can also keep an eye on Coppertail’s Facebook page for more details, additions and changes to the events. 

From gourmet beer dinners to beer-fueled metal concerts, there is certainly something for everyone on the event list above.  Whether you pick and choose events or ambitiously plan to attend them all, just make sure that you plan accordingly, secure tickets in advance when needed, and just have a hell of a time with the Coppertail Brewing Co. crew during Tampa Bay Beer Week.  Prost!

Stone Brewing Co. Creates Collaboration Beer with Virginia Breweries and Governor

2016_rva_stout_hero_webStone Brewing Co. (Escondido, California) recently announced that they have partnered with Ardent Craft Ales, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to create the limited release collaboration Give Me Stout or Give Me Death.

Now that their new production brewery in Richmond, Virginia is operational, the folks at Stone Brewing Co. figured they would properly introduce themselves to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and neighboring breweries Ardent Craft Ales and Hardywood Park Craft Brewery by inviting them over to collaborate on a beer. This motley brew crew put their heads together and decided to create Give Me Stout or Give Me Death as a “cry for resistance against the tyrannical oppression of industrial beer.”  With the foundation of this Imperial Stout being heavily influenced by Stone Brewing’s predilection for assertive, hop-forward beers, the Virginia locals implemented the use of locally sourced raspberries and blackberries to “provide a sweetness to start, followed by fruit tartness that nicely balances” the beer.  To come full circle, all parties involved agreed on the use of Belma hops – a variety that provides berry and citrus notes – late in the brewing process to “complement the Virginia-grown berries, making for an assertive bitterness on the finish alongside the warm flavors of roasted malt.”  Weighing in at a sizeable 9.5% ABV, Give Me Stout or Give Me Death comes together as a steadfast declaration that would make Patrick Henry proud.

“With nearly 160 craft breweries, Virginia’s craft beer industry is booming and thanks to partnerships like this, we can continue to share the Virginia craft beer story not only up and down the East Coast, but across the U.S.,” said Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. “Stone Brewing has built an incredible operation here that is already benefiting the City of Richmond’s economy and its quality of life. Now with its first collaboration with local mainstays, Ardent Craft Ales and Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Stone has created an excellent platform for future partnerships with the Virginia craft beer industry. It was a great honor to contribute to the production of this stout that touts both the history of our Commonwealth and its rich agricultural offerings, and an even greater honor to drink it!”

Give Me Stout or Give Me Death is a limited release that will officially become available on December 12.  You will be able to find this offering in 22 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer establishments in Virginia, Alabama and handful of other select markets within Stone Brewing’s distribution area (mostly East Coast, full list of states available below).  If this sounds like your kind of brew, start checking those bottle shops soon and often because I am certain that this release will not last for long.  Prost!

Vital Information for Give Me Stout or Give Me Death from Stone Brewing Co., Ardent Craft Ales, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe

Release – Limited, beginning December 12
Style – American Imperial Stout
ABV – 9.5%
IBUs – 94
Hops – Belma & Nugget
Added Ingredients – Virginia raspberries & blackberries
Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft
Distribution – AL, AR, DC, DE, GA, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, NH, NY, PA, RI, VA and at CA Stone Brewing locations only