3 Sons Brewing Co. Embarks on a Tap Takeover & Can Release Tour of Florida

3SonsLogo3 Sons Brewing Company (Dania Beach, Florida) has officially announced that it will be traveling the state of Florida to hold a series of Tap Takeover and Can Release events from Wednesday, June 12 to Sunday, June 16.

Now that their brewery and taproom are both fully operational, the good people at 3 Sons Brewing Company feel that it is now time to properly introduce themselves to the craft beer-loving masses of Florida.  They will be doing this by hitting up a few “neighborhood brewery spots, and bringing along some cans of deliciousness as well as a few special beers to tap.”

All of these Florida Tour events will feature can releases of the brewery’s Dopealicious IPA, Doc Hop IPA, Green Ocean Session IPA, and Ocean Park Pils (“for the #crispybois”).  Although the can releases will be the same, each location’s event will feature its own vibe and a Tap Takeover consisting of its own unique tap list.  The full schedule for 3 Sons Brewing Company’s Florida Tour is as follows (event descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s newsletter):

  • Wednesday, June 12 | Boxelder Craft Beer Market | Miami, Florida – Stop by Boxelder in Miami on June 12th, and pick up a few 4-packs of our beers to go. We’ll also be tapping our newest releases, Rice Crispy Bois Pilsner, DDH Galactic Space Juice DIPA, and a special keg of DB Base Nectar! Be there or be square.
  • Thursday, June 13 | MIA Beer Company | Doral, Florida – On Thursday, we’ll be making our way out to our second stop at MIA Beer Co. Our cans will be readily available for purchase, as well as a tapping of our newest releases, Rice Crispy Bois Pilsner, DDH Galactic Space Juice DIPA, and DB Base Nectar! Run, don’t walk, because those beers will be gone before you know it!
  • Friday, June 14 | Hidden Springs Ale Works | Tampa, Florida – On Friday we’ll be bringing the heat to Hidden Springs in Tampa! Our cans will be available for purchase, but our tap takeover will be difficult to beat. In addition to Rice Crispy Bois Pils, DDH Galactic Space Juice DIPA, Guava Acres, and DB Base Nectar, we’ll be sending our newest barrel aged stout treated with Brazilian Coffee, The Wolf. It’s gonna be a howlin’ good time!
  • Saturday, June 15 | Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe | St. Petersburg, Florida – On Saturday we’ll be visiting our good friends at Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe in St. Petersburg! Once again, our cans will be available for purchase and they’ll be tapping our newest beers Rice Crispy Bois Pils and DDH Galactic Space Juice DIPA. AND in addition to that heat, they’ll be tapping a special keg of Barrel Aged Imperial Scoop! Don’t sleep on this one!
  • Sunday, June 16 | Union Beer Store | Miami, Florida – We wrap up our extravaganza of a tour on Sunday at Union Beer Store in Miami. Our cans will be cold and readily available. We’ll be tapping Rice Crispy Bois for the #crispybois and DDH Galactic Space Juice DIPA for the #hazybois. #Pastrybois, we didn’t forget about you! We’ll also be tapping Barrel aged Irish Winter, one of our personal faves.

If you happen to be anywhere near one of the Florida Tour locations this week, be sure to swing by so that you can raise a glass with the 3 Sons Brewing Company crew, get to know them and their beers a little better, and secure some of their tasty canned brews while you have the chance.  Prost!

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Hidden Springs Ale Works Schedules Bottle Release for Darkness in the Light

HiddenSpringslogoHidden Springs Ale Works (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will hold a bottle release for Darkness in the Light Barrel-aged Imperial Stout at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 20.

Developed to harness the power found within the most dualistic of confections, Darkness in the Light is a cookies-and-cream-inspired Imperial Stout that has been aged in Bourbon barrels.  Clocking in at 12% ABV, Darkness in the Light is sure to be the perfect beer pairing for any plans you may or may not have in store for 4/20.

The Darkness in the Light bottle release will take place at Hidden Springs Ale Works (1631 N. Franklin St. | Tampa, Florida) at 11 a.m. on April 20. Bottles will be $30 each and the brewery will announce the bottle limit 15 minutes before opening. Cash is preferred, but cards will be accepted.

A couple things to keep in mind if you plan to attend this bottle release:

  • Parking – Remember to park in Hidden Springs’ lot directly across the street, or on the street up and down Franklin, on Henderson just west of Tampa, or on 7th Ave.
  • Once you are in line, make sure that you hug the wall near the door on Henderson so that foot traffic will not be affected on the sidewalks
  • Above all, please be respectful of the brewery’s neighbors

Darkness in the Light will not see distribution and will only be available in bottles on April 20 (there will be no draft availability during the bottle release).  If you aspire to procure a bottle of Darkness in the Light, make sure that you are in line for the 10:45 head count on Saturday and just hope that the beer gods deem you worthy. Good luck out there. Prost!

TBBW 2019 Event: Double Barrel Fluffer Nutter Black Aggie Bottle Release at Hidden Springs Ale Works

HiddenSpringslogoOn Thursday, March 7 at 9 a.m., Hidden Springs Ale Works (Tampa, Florida) will hit Tampa Bay Beer Week with a bottle release of the highly-coveted Double Barrel Fluffer Nutter Black Aggie Imperial Stout.

Far more menacing than its name would lead you to believe, Double Barrel Fluffer Nutter Black Aggie is a Bourbon and Rye Whiskey barrel-aged Imperial Stout that has embraced the unholy alliance that is peanut butter and marshmallow.  Weighing in at sinister 13% ABV, Double Barrel Fluffer Nutter Black Aggie will have you succumbing to the darkness in no time.

The Double Barrel Fluffer Nutter Black Aggie bottle release will take place at Hidden Springs Ale Works (1631 N. Franklin St. | Tampa, Florida) at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 7. Bottles will be $30 each and the brewery will announce the bottle limit 15 minutes before opening. Cash is preferred, but cards will be accepted.

A couple things to keep in mind if you plan to attend this bottle release:

  • Double Barrel Fluffer Nutter Black Aggie will only be available in bottles, no draft
  • Once doors open at 9 a.m., the Hidden Springs Tasting Room will stay open for service
  • Parking – Remember to park in Hidden Springs’ lot directly across the street, or on the street up and down Franklin, on Henderson just west of Tampa, or on 7th Ave.
  • Once you are in line, make sure that you hug the wall so that foot traffic will not be affected on the sidewalks
  • Above all, please be respectful of the brewery’s neighbors. This is a weekday release and local businesses will be open

Since this is Tampa Bay Beer Week and there will be no shortage of stout-lovin’ beer enthusiasts in town, Double Barrel Fluffer Nutter Black Aggie is guaranteed to sell out rather quickly.  If you are hoping to land a bottle, just make sure that you get to Hidden Springs good and early on March 7 and hope that the beer gods shine on you when the official head count is conducted.  Best of luck out there.  Prost!

LOKO Cuisine Brings St. Patrick’s Day Eggs & Kegs to Hidden Springs Ale Works

LokoHSAWOn Sunday, March 17 at 11 a.m., LOKO Cuisine will host a special St. Patrick’s Day edition of Eggs & Kegs at Hidden Springs Ale Works (1631 N Franklin St | Tampa, Florida).

Everyone knows that the most important – and fabulous – meal of the day is brunch, but there is one day of the year when your first meal of the day is absolutely crucial: St. Patrick’s Day.  If you choose the right St. Patrick’s Day breakfast/brunch, you are setting yourself up success on the greatest of drinking holidays. On the other hand, if you choose wrong, there is a pretty good chance that you might end up a meme.

To provide you with the nourishment necessary to lay a foundation solid enough to support a day of festive drinking and merriment, LOKO Cuisine will be dishing up the following hearty, Irish-themed four-course menu at Hidden Springs Ale Works on St. Patty’s Day (served buffet-style):

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To help you wash down the tasty Irish eats above, Hidden Springs will cover the “kegs” portion of this brunch by featuring the following brews:

  • Irish Car Bomb Deja Moo Milk Stout
  • Brawndo “The Thirst Mutilator” – a Green Gatorade-infused Berliner Weisse
  • Pilsner – a.k.a. “The Lite Beer” or “Beer Flavored Beer”

As an added bonus, if you find yourself in need of a caffeinated boost during the brunch, the Ginger Beard Coffee crew will be on-site pouring Nitro Irish Coffee – whiskey-infused coffee with fresh cream – and Nitro-infused Irish Breakfast Black Tea. **Ginger Beard offerings are not included in the ticket price.**

Tickets for the St. Patrick’s Day Eggs & Kegs are available now for $32.55 each, and you can purchase yours by clicking here. Ticket cost includes the four-course brunch and one pint or snifter of beer of equal value. 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.

Tickets for LOKO Cuisine Eggs & Kegs events tend to sell out quickly and this one should be no different.  Be sure to lock down some tickets now so that you can start your St. Patrick’s Day in proper fashion.  Seriously . . . future you – clad in all green and wearing an oversized, floppy leprechaun hat – will appreciate you making this decision . . . so . . . don’t screw this one up.  Buy those tickets and have an awesomely safe St. Patrick’s Day, folks.  Prost!

Hidden Springs Ale Works Sets Release Date for In Between Dreams

HiddenSpringslogoHidden Springs Ales Works (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will hold a bottle release for In Between Dreams on Saturday, February 9.

Crafted to be the liquid portal that “[takes] take you down the rabbit hole and into a surrealist world of endless possibilities”, In Between Dreams is an Imperial Stout with chocolate, vanilla and hazelnut that has been double barrel-aged in cognac and bourbon barrels.  Looming at 12% ABV, this is one stout that you do not want to sleep on.

The In Between Dreams bottle release will take place at Hidden Springs Ale Works (1631 N. Franklin St. | Tampa, Florida) at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 9.  Bottles will be $30 each and the brewery will announce the bottle limit 15 minutes before opening.  Cash is preferred, but cards will be accepted.

A couple things to keep in mind if you plan to attend this bottle release:

  • Parking – Remember to park in Hidden Springs’ lot directly across the street, or on the street up and down Franklin, on Henderson just west of Tampa, or on 7th Ave.
  • Once you are in line, make sure that you hug the wall so that foot traffic will not be affected on the sidewalks
  • Above all, please be respectful of the brewery’s neighbors

In Between Dreams will not see distribution and is expected to sell out with a quickness.  If you wish to get your hands on a bottle, make sure that you are in line for the 10:45 head count on Saturday and just hope that you make the cut. Good luck out there.  Prost!

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Maple Barrel-aged Black Aggie Headlines Next Mega Drop at Hidden Springs Ale Works

HiddenSpringsShunOn Saturday, September 1 at 11 a.m., Hidden Springs Ale Works (Tampa, Florida) will host a Mega Drop release event featuring bottles of Maple Barrel Aged Black Aggie Imperial Stout and four other limited-release offerings in cans.

That’s right . . . Black Aggie is back and this time she is bringing some sticky maple barrel-aged Imperial Stout action to Hidden Springs Ale Works’ latest Mega Drop, the brewery’s all-in approach to beer releases that has its fans leaving the facility with an armful of instant gratification.  Obviously, to make this a true Mega Drop, Maple Barrel Aged Black Aggie will be joined by four other “frands” in cans (pictured on the right).  The descriptions and pricing for all five Mega Drop beers are as follows:

  • Maple Barrel Aged Black Aggie | $30 per bottle – The name of this massive Imperial Stout says it all.  ABV – 13%
  • Shun the Non-Believer | $18 per 4-pack of 16 oz. cans – Berliner with Mango and Habanero. It’s spicy. It’s tart. It’s oh so juicy and missing a kidney.  ABV – 5.5%
  • Tiki Apocalypse | $18 per 4-pack of 16 oz. cans – A tropical Berliner with yuzu, cucumber and hibiscus tasty enough to please the gods.  ABV – 5.5%
  • Djuice Flute | $18 per 4-pack of 16 oz. cans – (pronounced “joos floot”) A sour IPA with coconut & lime brewed in collaboration with Calusa Brewing.  ABV – 6.5%
  • I am the Walrus | $18 per 4-pack of 16 oz. cans – This Berliner with plum and bourbon soaked oak chips is so tart, so refreshing, so enigmatic, it’ll have you tasting colors while you fly high with Lucy & her diamonds. Yoko Ono can’t even touch this.  ABV – 5.5%

Note: Limits for each release will be announced the morning of the Mega Drop.

As is the case at every Mega Drop, cash is the preferred form of payment to keep the release running smoothly and the line moving.  If you cannot come up with that kind of cash by Saturday, cards are still an option.

A couple more things to keep in mind when it comes to the Mega Drop:

  • Parking is available in the lot across the street from Hidden Springs Ale Works, up and down Franklin St., on Henderson just west of Tampa St., and on 7th Ave.
  • While in line, the brewery asks that “don’t be a menace to the ‘hood while waiting fo yo juice. Hug the wall to the right of the door on Henderson.”

Other than that, just make sure that you get to the Mega Drop reasonably early to make the final head count, be respectful of the brewery’s neighbors while in line, and just have a good time while you wait to get your stash of bottles and cans.  Prost!

 

 

Hidden Springs Ale Works to Release Six Offerings at The Mega Drop Two

HSAWEsteveyAt 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, Hidden Springs Ale Works (Tampa, Florida) will be going big once again by holding a massive can release that they are aptly calling The Mega Drop Two.

A lot of things were learned during this year’s Tampa Bay Beer Week, but a positive to come out of the insanity is that we all now know that Hidden Springs Ale Works does not screw around when it comes to can releases. The Mega Drop approach employed by the brewery that week proved to be convenient and user-friendly for all in attendance, and it is not at all surprising that it will return this weekend for Round 2.

The Mega Drop Two will consist of six Limited Release beers that will all have availability in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans.  There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to this release, so let’s just go ahead and break it all down.

The Basics

What – The Mega Drop Two
When – 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 12
Where – Hidden Springs Ale Works | 1631 N. Franklin St. | Tampa, Florida

The Beers

  • Axl Rosé – Rosé-inspired Berliner Weisse
  • Deja Moo – Milk Stout with Smoked Chipotle Peppers & Cocoa Nibs
  • Drone Thugs ‘N Harmony – Passionfruit & Hibiscus Berliner Weisse
  • Estevey – Papaya, Lime & Vanilla Berliner Weisse
  • Man Child – Peanut Butter & Jelly Berliner Weisse
  • Zero Fucks Given (ZFG) – Zero IBU Pale Ale

Pricing & Limits

In order to speed up the purchase process, attendees who wish to purchase cans will have to purchase tokens for $15 each.  One (1) token is good for one (1) 4-pack of cans.  Tokens will be available for purchase in the back of the brewhouse during the event.

Limits for Deja Moo, Drone Thugs ‘N Harmony and Zero Fucks Given will be one case per person per brand.  Limits for Axl Rosé, Estevey and Man Child will be based on turnout and established at the time of the release.

Other Info

  • Parking – You can park in the lot directly across the street from the brewery.  Parking is also available on Franklin & Henderson just beyond Tampa St.
  • The brewery asks that you please be cool to their neighbors
  • While in line, hug the wall on Henderson to the right of the door (heading towards Florida). This will keep the line from disturbing normal daily activity in the area.

Alright, that should just about cover all the information currently available on The Mega Drop Two.  If any changes or other details surface before the event, we will be sure to update you with that information here.  Otherwise, if you head out to Hidden Springs for The Mega Drop Two on Saturday, just remember to be respectful and have a good time.  Prost!

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TBBW 2018 Event – The Mega Drop at Hidden Springs Ale Works

HiddenSpringsOubOn Saturday, March 3 at 11 a.m., Hidden Springs Ale Works (Tampa, Florida) will dive headlong into Tampa Bay Beer Week with a massive bottle and can release aptly named The Mega Drop.

If you are going to kick off your Tampa Bay Beer Week, why not go all in?  That’s exactly what Hidden Springs Ale Works is doing with The Mega Drop, a super-sized beer release consisting of two offerings in bottles and five more in cans.  We have all the information you need to survive the Drop, so let’s break it all down:

The Basics

What – The Mega Drop
When – 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 3
Where – Hidden Springs Ale Works | 1631 N. Franklin St. | Tampa, Florida

The Beers

Bottles:

  • BlitzKriek – Flanders Red aged in Bourbon Barrels for 2 years with cherries
  • Oubliette – Sour Blonde aged in Sauvignon Blanc Barrels with passionfruit & blackberries

Cans:

All available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans:

  • Drone Thugs -N- Harmony – Passionfruit & Hibiscus Berliner Weisse
  • Karma Shenanigans – IPA with Galaxy Hops
  • Kitten Kong – Milk Stout with Graham Crackers, Chocolate, Marshmallow & Coconut
  • Nefarious – Double IPA with Simcoe, Centennial & Citra Hops
  • Riot Juice – Blackberry, Lime, Lactose & Vanilla Berliner Weisse

Pricing

In order to speed up the purchase process, attendees who wish to purchase bottles and/or cans will have to purchase tokens for $15 each.  One (1) token is good for one (1) bottle OR one (1) 4-pack of cans.  Tokens will be available for purchase at the garage door on Henderson at 11 a.m. on the day of the event.

Special Drafts

In addition to bottle & can releases, The Mega Drop will also feature the following special drafts pouring in the brewery’s Tasting Room:

  • BlitzKriek – Flanders Red aged in Bourbon Barrels for 2 years with cherries
  • Kitten Kong – Milk Stout with Graham Crackers, Chocolate, Marshmallow & Coconut
  • Nefarious – Double IPA with Simcoe, Centennial & Citra Hops
  • Oubliette – Sour Blonde aged in Sauvignon Blanc Barrels with passionfruit & blackberries

Draft beers will be pay as you go at the bar.  Note: The Tasting Room will be open during The Mega Drop, not before.

Other Info

  • Parking – You can park in the lot directly across the street from the brewery.  Parking is also available on Franklin & Henderson just beyond Tampa St.
  • The brewery asks that you please be cool to their neighbors
  • While in line, hug the wall to the left of the door on Henderson. This will keep the line from disturbing normal daily activity in the area

As you can tell from all the information listed above, The Mega Drop at Hidden Springs Ale Works is the perfect launch point for your Tampa Bay Beer Week experience.  All you have to do is be on time, remain patient and have a good time as you ease into the insanity with your beer peers.  Have fun out there, y’all.  Prost!

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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!