Hidden Springs Ale Works Releases Details on Mega Drop 3.4 Bottle & Can Release

HiddenSpringslogoOn Saturday, September 21 at 11 a.m., Hidden Springs Ale Works (Tampa, Florida) will unload Mega Drop 3.4, a Limited Release event featuring three bottled variants of Black Aggie Imperial Stout and an insane amount of various releases in cans.

Are things getting a little sparse in your beer fridge?  Do you feel your pastry boi/bae status slipping away due to a lack of Pastry Stout in your life? If one or both of these conditions apply to you, fear not because Hidden Springs Ale Works is coming through for you in a big way with their Mega Drop 3.4 on September 21.  Truly the most mega of drops ever to be dropped at Hidden Springs, Mega Drop 3.4 will feature the following ten – yeah, TEN – releases (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s Facebook page):

The Bottles

  • Barrel-aged Birthday Cake Black Aggie – Cuz it isn’t a party without that classic, spongy yellow cake that’s busting at the seams with chocolate + vanilla⁠.  $30 per bottle
  • Barrel-aged Devil’s Food Cake Black Aggie – It’s dense & fudgy with literal pounds of chocolate, vanilla + bright, sweet raspberries⁠.  $30 per bottle
  • Barrel-aged Mexican Cake Black Aggie – It’s sugar & spice, & not a thing nice as it coats your insides with cinnamon, ancho chiles, deep chocolate + sweet vanilla⁠.  $30 per bottle

The Cans

  • Brawndo – “Sports Drink” Berliner (finally making a can debut just in time to commemorate our 4th year in Tampa Heights).  $18 per 4-pack of 16 oz. cans
  • Riot Juice – Blackberry + Lime Berliner with Vanilla & Milk Sugar.  $16 per 4-pack of 16 oz. cans
  • Man Child – Peanut Butter & Jelly Berliner.  $18 per 4-pack of 16 oz. cans
  • No Bake – Cherry Cheesecake Berliner brewed in collaboration with Finback Brewery.  $18 per 4-pack of 16 oz. cans
  • Kazhbier – Crispy Czech Pilsner.  $12 per 4-pack of 16 oz. can
  • Ninja Dust – A brand-new Double Dry-hopped Double IPA with El Dorado + Galaxy hops.  $18 per 4-pack of 16 oz. cans
  • Ezra the Lion – IPA with Citra hops *BONUS: this beer helps kids beat cancer. Proceeds benefit Beat Nb, driving childhood cancer clinical trials in over 45 hospitals.  $16 per 4-pack of 16 oz. can

**Cases of cans will be available for $90 per brand/per case**

All of the bottles and cans listed above will release at Hidden Springs Ale Works (1631 N. Franklin St. | Tampa, Florida) at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 21. Any limits will be announced 15 minutes prior to the start of the release. Cash is preferred (it keeps the line moving), but cards will be accepted.

A few more things to keep in mind if you plan to attend this Mega Drop:

  • Parking is available up and down Franklin St., on Henderson just west of Tampa, and on 7th Ave. There are also paid lots located across the street from the brewery
  • 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. Pick up after yourself and do not leave empty bottles and cans behind on the sidewalk, street, etc.

Do not sleep on Mega Drop 3.4 because the majority of these releases will undoubtedly sell out on September 21.  If you want/need these beers in your life (and who doesn’t?), make sure that you are in line no later than the final head count on Saturday morning.  Good luck out there and happy Mega Drop Day to you all.  Prost!


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!