EVENT CANCELLED – TBBW 2020 Event: Bangers & Berliners Eggs & Kegs Brunch at Late Start Brewing

**UPDATE 03.14.2020**  Due to rising concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19), LOKO Cuisine has decided to cancel Bangers & Berliners and all Eggs & Kegs events until further notice.  Here is the full message from John LoScalzo, owner of LOKO Cuisine: 

After much thought and with a heavy heart, LOKO Cuisine has decided to cancel Eggs & Kegs indefinitely until further notice due to the rising risk factors associated with the Coronavirus. This decision is the right thing to do and it protects the LOKO family and our valued guests. LOKO events are very social and communal and it wouldn’t be the same with the concerns of this virus. Each guest will receive a full refund next week. We’ll keep you posted on future events and when we can eat, drink, and be merry together again.

Take care and be well,

John LoScalzo
Owner/Chef LOKO Cuisine

LokoLateStart_editedOn Sunday, March 15 at 11 a.m., LOKO Cuisine and Late Start Brewing (Tampa, Florida) will join forces at Pour House – Tampa (1208 E. Kennedy Suite 112 | Tampa, Florida) to properly close out Tampa Bay Beer Week 2020 with a Bangers & Berliners edition of Eggs & Kegs.

Organized with the intention to ease you out of Tampa Bay Beer Week and ease you back into the reality of the fast approaching workweek, Bangers & Berliners is a hearty brunch capable of soaking up a week’s worth of over indulgence while still supplying a little hair of the dog in the form of low ABV Berliners and session beers.

Since food will definitely be a priority by the time Sunday rolls around, the centerpiece of this event is the following four-course English-influenced brunch (served self-serve-style) prepared by the crazy talented crew at LOKO Cuisine:

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To ensure that you have plenty of pairing options for the meal above, Late Start Brewing will be pouring a vast array of Berliner Weisse-style beers, Session beers and other low ABV styles.  If you find yourself in need of something other than beer on Sunday morning, Ginger Beard Coffee’s location within Pour House – Tampa will be fully operational and serving up their full menu and two featured drinks – London Fog: a nitro Earl Grey tea with vanilla and macadamia nut milk; and Whiskey Nitro Coffee: brewed with whiskey rested coffee beans.

Tickets for Bangers & Berliners 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 beer, wine, coffee, or tea. 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.

It is well known that food should be a priority whenever you decide to partake in a beer or three.  In keeping with that way of thinking, it only makes sense that the only way to properly end a week of drinking the finest beers in Tampa Bay is to sit down to a decadent brunch like LOKO Cuisine’s Bangers & Berliners Eggs & Kegs at Late Start Brewing/Pour House – Tampa on Sunday, March 15.  Do the right thing and get yourself some tickets while you still have your chance.  Seriously, this event gives you the best possible chance at being somewhat functional when you inevitably face everything that comes along with a Monday following Tampa Bay Beer Week.  Prost!

LOKO Cuisine Honors Hiro Matsuda with Father’s Day Brunch & Bottle Release at Late Start Brewing

lokocuisinelogoOn Sunday, June 16 at 11 a.m., LOKO Cuisine will join forces with Late Start Brewing – located inside Pour House Tampa | 1208 E. Kennedy Suite 112 | Tampa, Florida – to host Hiro Matsuda’s Eggs & Kegs Father’s Day Brunch and Bottle Release.

Since Hiro Matsuda – a legend who is considered one of the greatest professional wrestlers and trainers of all time – has familial ties to members of the LOKO Cuisine crew, it is only fitting for LOKO to celebrate his life and career with a special Father’s Day edition of Eggs & Kegs.  The following Okayu Bowl Bar – an elaborate riff on traditional Japanese rice porridge – will be the focus of this Japanese-inspired brunch:

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As mentioned in the menu above, Late Start Brewing will handle the “kegs” portion of this brunch by showcasing the following two Limited Release beers inspired by Hiro Matsuda and his wrestling career:

  • Shogun – Imperial Stout with Coffee, Vanilla & Japanese Whisky-soaked Cherrywood 
  • Japanese Sleeper – Gose with Yuzu, Kumquats, Sansho Sichuan and Santaka Peppers & Hana Flake Salt

Shogun and Japanese Sleeper will be available for purchase on draft and in 500ml bottles (label artwork available below).

There will also be a variety of other wrestling-inspired beers available on draft during this event.  If you happen to find yourself in need of a little caffeine pick-me-up during the brunch, worry not because the fine folks at Ginger Beard Coffee will be at their counter – also located in Pour House – Tampa – serving up a variety of nitro coffee and tea offerings (not included in the ticket price).

Tickets for Hiro Matsuda’s Eggs & Kegs Father’s Day Brunch are available now for $27.13 each, and you can purchase yours by clicking here. Ticket cost includes the Japanese-inspired brunch and one draft beer (bottles are not included in the ticket price). 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.

If you are looking for something fun and unique to do with dad on Father’s Day, you are going to be hard-pressed to find anything that comes close to the good times that will had with LOKO Cuisine and Late Start Brewing at Hiro Matsuda’s Eggs and Kegs. Just be sure that you arrange tickets as soon as you can because LOKO’s Eggs & Kegs events – along with pretty much all other holiday brunch events in the Tampa area – tend to sell out with a quickness. Prost!

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TBBW 2019 Event: Hangover Day – Donuts & Dessert at 7venth Sun Brewery

7venthSunLogoBoth7venth Sun Brewery (Dunedin & Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will put the finishing touches on Tampa Bay Beer Week (TBBW) by hosting its 7th Annual Hangover Day: Donuts & Dessert on Sunday, March 10 at the brewery’s Tampa and Dunedin locations.

Organized to give Tampa Bay Beer Week attendees one last hurrah before they have to return to reality, 7venth Sun’s Hangover Day 2019 will end things on sweet note by taking on the theme of “Donuts and Dessert”.  Considering that this event is jam-packed with a plethora of donut and/or dessert-themed beers, guest brewers, and even a special bottle release, we think the best move here is to just break the whole thing down and give you all the details in a format that is both easy to read and navigate.  So . . . let’s get to it!

The Basics

What – Hangover Day 2019: Donuts & Dessert
When – Noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday, March 10
Where – 7venth Sun Brewery – Tampa |6809 N Nebraska Ave | Tampa, Florida AND 7venth Sun Brewery – Dunedin | 1012 E Broadway Ave | Dunedin, Florida

Guest Breweries

It is not a proper Hangover Day unless you get to suffer/celebrate with your friends, so 7venth Sun has invited representatives from the following breweries to hangout during the event:

The Tap Lists

The Hangover Day tap lists at both 7venth Sun locations will be absolutely massive and loaded down with a ridiculous amount of rare, tasty treats from 7venth Sun and those guest breweries mentioned above.  Here’s how the tap lists are looking at this time (all beers are 7venth Sun offering unless otherwise indicated):

Beers Available at Both 7venth Sun Locations

  • Cigar City Brewing | Donut Hunahpu’s
  • My Everything – Berliner with Blueberry, Blackberry, Raspberry, Lactose & Vanilla
  • Infinity & Jelly Donuts Berliner – Raspberry, Donuts & Vanilla
  • After School Special – Rice Krispy Treat Berliner
  • Skittlez – Berliner with Skittles Candy
  • Strawberry Shortcake Berliner
  • D’Artagnan – Milk Stout with 3 Musketeers Candy
  • Blackberry Lime Puff Berliner
  • Sour Patch Adults – Berliner with Sour Patch Kids Candy
  • Sprinkelz Donut Imperial Sweet Stout
  • Eat Your Cocoa Nibs – Bourbon Barrel -aged Imperial Stout with Cacao and Toasted Coconut
  • Double Chocolate Chip Flapjack – Imperial Sweet Stout with Cacao, Maple, Vanilla, Lactose and aged on Cypress Wood
  • Loco for the Coco – Imperial Sweet Stout with Cacao, Toasted Coconut and Lactose
  • Pecan Cheesecake Berliner
  • Bun Bar Stout – Imperial Sweet Stout with Pecan, Vanilla & Maple
  • Public Love – Mango Key-Lime Pie Wheat
  • Carrot Cake Belgian Seasonal with Carrot Cake, Allspice, Nutmeg & Brown Sugar
  • Chocolate Covered Orange Milk Stout
  • Mole con Cacahuetes – Imperial Sweet Stout with Peanut, Cacao, Chilies, Allspice, Cinnamon & Lactose
  • Raspberry Pistachio Imperial Sweet Stout
  • Guava, Key-lime Pie Berliner
  • The Upside Down – Belgian Golden Ale with Pineapple, Cherry & Vanilla
  • Chocolate Covered Strawberry Berliner
  • Monkey Wrecked – Bananas Foster Berliner
  • XOXOXOXO – Tequila Barrel Aged Imperial Sweet Stout with Coffee and Vanilla. 

Beers Available at 7venth Sun’s Tampa Location Only 

  • Calusa Brewing | Rollin’ Out – Cinnamon Roll Imperial Sweet Stout (Collaboration with Hidden Springs Ale Works)
  • Free Will Brewing Co. | Chocolate Coconut Ralphius – Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout
  • Reve Brewing | What the French Toast – Imperial Stout with Coffee, Cinnamon, Maple & Vanilla
  • Central State Brewing | Raspberry – Raspberry Lactose Sour
  • Late Start Brewing | TBA
  • B. Nektar Meadery | Believe – Apple Mead with Orange Blossom Honey

Beers Available at 7venth Sun’s Dunedin Location Only

  • B. Nektar MeaderyWildberry Pyment

 

Bottle Release

Hangover Day 2019 will also act as the bottle release for XOXOXOXO, a Tequila Barrel-aged Sweet Stout with Vanilla and Coffee.  Bottles of XOXOXOXO will be available for purchase at both 7venth Sun locations.  More info to come on pricing and bottle limits.

Alright, that should cover all the information currently available for Hangover Day 2019 at 7venth Sun Brewery.  If any more details surface before the event, we will be sure to update this post with that info just as soon as we get it.

If you are still in town on Sunday, be sure to swing by a 7venth Sun location and end your TBBW experience properly at Hangover Day.  This is a come as you are/pay-as-you-go event, so no tickets are needed to attend. All you need to bring is your ID, a way to pay for your beers, and the hangover that you will most definitely be nursing by Sunday.  See you all then. Prost!

 

 

LOKO Cuisine Launches 2019 Eggs & Kegs Series with Biscuits & Berliners at Late Start Brewing

BiscuitsBerliners3On Sunday, January 20 at 11 a.m., LOKO Cuisine and Hey Giant! Little Biscuits will combine culinary talents at Late Start Brewing – located inside Pour House Tampa | 1208 E. Kennedy Suite 112 | Tampa, Florida – to host a special “Biscuits & Berliners” edition of Eggs & Kegs.

LOKO Cuisine’s Eggs & Kegs road trip continues into 2019 and the first stop of the year will be at Late Start Brewing for brunch over Biscuits & Berliners.  With Hey Giant! along for the ride with their famous little biscuits in hand, this collaborative brunch menu will consist of the following five self-serve, gravy-soaked courses:

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Late Start Brewing will obviously be responsible for refreshments at this shindig, and they have gone all in by coming up with the following tap list of brunch-themed Berliners (and one Gose):

  • Orange Cream Mimosa Berliner Weisse
  • Bloody Mary Berliner Weisse 
  • Coffee, Cinnamon & Vanilla Berliner Weisse
  • Red Sangria Berliner Weisse
  • Tasty Tasty Yum Yum Raspberry Cacao Berliner Weisse
  • Strawberry Margarita Gose

If are not a big fan of Berliners or beer in general, worry not because wine, cider and mimosas will be flowing during this event as well.  For those in need of their morning dose of caffeine, Ginger Beard Coffee will also be pouring nitro-infused coffee and tea (for an additional cost) at its home base in the Pour House.

Tickets for Eggs & Kegs – Biscuits & Berliners are available now for $32.10 each, and you can purchase yours by clicking here. Ticket cost includes the five-course brunch and one beer, cider, wine or mimosa. 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.

Just like all LOKO Cuisine events, there is a limited amount of tickets available for this Biscuits & Berliners brunch.  Deep down . . . you know you need some biscuits and gravy in your life and you know that you do not want to miss this.  Treat yourself and lock down those tickets as soon as possible.  Prost!