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!

TBBW 2020 Event: 8th Annual Hangover Day – Pi(e) Day at 7venth Sun Brewery

7venthSunLogoBoth7venth Sun Brewery (Tampa | Dunedin, Florida) has officially announced that it will put the cherry on top of Tampa Bay Beer Week 2020 by hosting a Pi(e) Day-themed Hangover Day at both of the brewery’s locations on Saturday, March 14.

Returning for its 8th year to serve as the official unofficial follow-up event to Hunahpu’s Day and wrap party for Tampa Bay Beer Week, this year’s 7venth Sun Hangover Day is embracing the numerical value of its date (3.14) by featuring an extensive lineup of pi(e)-inspired beers “that will make you wish your granny knew her way around some grain, hops, yeast and maybe an adjunct or two.”  There are quite a few beers and some important details to go over when it comes to this event, so let’s jump right in and break it all down:

The Basics

What – Hangover Day 2020: Pi(e) Day
When – Noon to 1 a.m. on Saturday, March 14
Where – 7venth Sun Brewery – Tampa |6809 N Nebraska Ave | Tampa, Florida AND 7venth Sun Brewery – Dunedin | 1012 E Broadway Ave | Dunedin, Florida

The Tap List 

7venth Sun is still in the process of compiling the exact tap lists for each location, but here is a sneak peek at some of the pie-inspired beers you can expect to see pouring at Hangover Day 2020 (all beers are 7venth Sun offerings unless otherwise noted):

  • Cherry Pie Eyes Berliner
  • Guava Key Lime Pie Berliner
  • Pumpkin Pusher Pie Berliner
  • Peach Cobbler Berliner
  • Strawberry Banana Cream Pie Berliner
  • Oreo Cookie Pie Stout
  • Butterfinger Pie Stout
  • Peanut Butter Jelly Pie Berliner
  • Moon Pie Imperial Stout
  • Raspberry Rhubarb Pie Imperial Saison
  • Mango Cream Pie Pale Ale
  • Public Love – Mango Key Lime Pie Berliner
  • Samoas Stout
  • Spiced Blueberry Pie Imperial Saison
  • Amora Blackberry Cobbler Berliner
  • Blueberry Pie from Brewski (Helsingborg, Sweden)
  • Strawberry Pie from Brewski (Helsingborg, Sweden)
  • Triple Berry Pie from Brewski (Helsingborg, Sweden)
  • Apple Pie Cider from Bolero Snort Brewery (Carlstadt, New Jersey)
Other Useful Info
  • Hangover Day is free to attend, and no tickets are required
  • This is a come-as-you-are, pay-as-you-go style event
  • Since “hangover” is literally in the name of this event, the vibe here is relaxed
  • It is highly recommended that you go to this event with the intention to hang out for a bit and pace yourself
  • Lines may get long at times, but there will be plenty of beer to go around.  Just hit up the water station and use that line time to catch up on some much-needed hydration

That should just about cover all the information currently available for Hangover Day 2020 – Pi(e) Day.  If any more details surface before the event, we will be sure to update this post just as soon as we get a hold of that info.

The Tampa Bay Beer Week experience just is not complete unless you and your crew roll out of bed and stumble into a 7venth Sun Brewery location to partake in Hangover Day.  Just set a reasonable alarm time on Saturday morning, put on some clothes that can pass as clean, maybe snag some breakfast at one of the many awesome spots in Seminole Heights or Dunedin, and hit up 7venth Sun for a relaxing day filled with pie-inspired brews. Prost!

 

TBBW 2020 Event: Triple Can Drop at Escape Brewing Company

EscapeLogo400sqBeginning on March 11, Escape Brewing Company (Trinity, Florida) will be celebrating Tampa Bay Beer Week 2020 by having three straight days of can drops featuring three new beers: Strawberry Lemonade Sour, Poolside Chill Sour and Got Your Stash Hazy DIPA.

Recognizing that Tampa Bay Beer Week is always a great time to introduce a new beer or three, Escape Brewing Company will be taking care of their fans and anyone else who makes the trip up to the northern burbs by releasing 16 oz. cans of the following three Limited Release brews (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s social media posts): 

  • Wednesday, March 11 at 4 p.m. | Strawberry Lemonade Sour – A mouth puckering, eye watering taste of Florida. Enjoy being wrapped up in a smooth strawberry front-end before getting a love bite from the sour lemonade. If sunshine had a taste this would be it! We think our favorite superhero, Florida Man, would consider this his go-to beer.
  • Thursday, March 12 at 4 p.m. | Poolside Chill Sour – A guava, lime & grapefruit Berliner Weisse with enough Florida attitude to make you say, “Hot dang!” Guava sweetly dances on your tongue but quickly switches to a feisty lime & grapefruit bite faster than the weather changes here! We recommend this sour for any day, rain or shine you’ll feel just like you’re by the pool while sipping this sour & sweet treat.
  • Friday, March 13 at Noon | Got Your Stash Hazy DIPA – A favorite in the taproom for a long time. We heard your cries for a revolution and rest assured we have delivered! This is our first canning of Stash and we are so happy to share this with everyone on the last day of TBBW. Talk about going out with a bang! This hazy DIPA will give you that great Nelson & Citra hop taste while mellowing out on the back end.

All three beers listed above will release in the Taproom at Escape Brewing Company (9945 Trinity Boulevard | Trinity, Florida) on their listed dates and times.  Each Limited Release offering will be available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans as long as supplies last.

If you are in town partaking in all the Tampa Bay Beer Week festivities, be sure to build some time into your schedule to make a trip (or three) out to Trinity so that you can grab a 4-pack and raise a glass with the always awesome crew at Escape Brewing Company.  Prost!

 

TBBW 2020 Event: Week of Barrel-Aged Releases at Cigar City Brewing

https___www.cigarcitybrewing.com_wp-content_uploads_2019_03_Logo-1color-Pantone-CMYKCigar City Brewing (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will celebrate five long-time employees during Tampa Bay Beer Week 2020 with a week-long series of Limited Bottle Releases at its newly renovated Spruce Street Taproom.

To bring some much needed attention to an all-star lineup of “long-time Cigar City Brewing employees who have helped make [the] brewery and the Tampa Bay brewing community what it is today,” Cigar City Brewing will spend the majority of Tampa Bay Beer Week releasing “one extremely limited barrel-aged beer per day, brewed to honor” on of these “unsung heroes.”  The release schedule and bottle lineup is as follows:

  • Monday, March 9Brady Eaglin | Bourbon Barrel-aged Barleywine-style Ale | ABV – 14.0% ABV
  • Tuesday, March 10Jay “The Welder” Lesher | Apple Brandy and Cherry Brandy Barrel-aged Imperial Porter with Vanilla and Almonds | ABV – 13.5%
  • Wednesday, March 11Alex Espinosa | Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout with Coffee, Hazelnut, Maple and Vanilla | ABV – 13.4%
  • Thursday, March 12Mike LaDuke | Double Apple Brandy Barrel-aged Barleywine-style Ale With Cinnamon – ABV – 15.5% 
  • Friday, March 13Ian Schmidt | Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Sweet Stout with Vanilla Beans | ABV – 13.8% 

A few things to keep in mind if you plan to attend one (or all) of these bottle releases:

  • All releases will take place at Cigar City’s Spruce Street Taproom & Brewery (3924 W Spruce St. | Tampa, Florida)
  • Each beer will release at 11 a.m. on its scheduled day
  • Fewer than 400 bottles of each barrel-aged beer have been produced
  •  Bottles will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, and each release will be limited to 1 bottle per customer
  • Each 500mL bottle will cost $18.99

With each release only consisting of around 400 bottles, it is safe to assume that these barrel-aged brews will disappear quickly each day.  If you are excited about one (or several) of these releases, be sure to factor an 11 a.m. trip to Cigar City Brewing into your Tampa Bay Beer Week schedule on the respective release date(s) of the beer(s) that caught your attention.  Prost!

 

 

TBBW 2020 Event: Bottle Release of Empty Devils Collaboration from Hidden Springs Ale Works & Voodoo Brewery

HSAWVoodooTo properly set the Friday the 13th vibe during Tampa Bay Beer Week 2020, Hidden Springs Ale Works (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will host a Limited Bottle Release for Empty Devils, a Double Barrel-aged Imperial Stout brewed in collaboration with Voodoo Brewery (Meadville, Pennsylvania), at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 13.

Surfacing from the depths of darkness to “take everything from you,” Empty Devils is an Imperial Stout aged in W.L. Weller and Woodford Reserve Double Oaked barrels with “pounds of Ugandan vanilla beans and toasted coconut” added.

The Empty Devils bottle release will take place at Hidden Springs Ale Works (1631 N. Franklin St. | Tampa, Florida) at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 13. 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 few things to keep in mind if you plan to attend this bottle release:

  • The Empty Devils bottle release will also double as a Tap Takeover with Voodoo BreweryVoodoo’s beers will be available when the doors open at 9 a.m. until they are gone
  • Full pours only during this event (no flights)
  • Parking is available up and down Franklin St. (before the I-275 overpass), on Henderson just west of Tampa, and on 7th Ave. There are also paid lots located across the street from the brewery and under the I-275 overpass. Hidden Springs Ale Works is not responsible for towed vehicles
  • 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 and be sure that you pick up after yourself

Just about any bottle release at Hidden Springs Ale Works is a guaranteed sell out, but you can expect Empty Devils to be in even higher demand because hordes of stout lovers will be in town for Tampa Bay Beer Week. If you wish to get your hands on this infernal collaboration between Hidden Springs and Voodoo, make sure you hit that line early on Friday the 13th so that you make the cut on the final head count . . . and don’t forget to come thirsty because you need to hang around to enjoy some killer beers from Voodoo Brewery once you secure your bottle(s).  Prost!

TBBW 2020 Event: Double Barrel Fluffer Nutter Black Aggie Bottle Release at Hidden Springs Ale Works

HiddenSpringslogoHidden Springs Ale Works (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will hold its annual Tampa Bay Beer Week release of Double Barrel Fluffer Nutter Black Aggie at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 12.

Sure to be one of the more highly sought-after bottles released during Tampa Bay Beer Week 2020, Double Barrel Fluffer Nutter Black Aggie is a double barrel-aged Imperial Stout that has embraced the unholy alliance that is peanut butter and marshmallow.  Weighing in at a 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 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 12. 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 few things to keep in mind if you plan to attend this bottle release:

  • Double Barrel Fluffer Nutter Black Aggie will be available on draft when the Tasting Room at Hidden Springs opens at 11 a.m.
  • Since this bottle release will coincide with an Omnipollo Tap Takeover at Hidden Springs on the same day, “Omnipollo’s magical goods will [also] be available at 11 a.m. until they are gone”
  • Parking is available up and down Franklin St. (before the I-275 overpass), on Henderson just west of Tampa, and on 7th Ave. There are also paid lots located across the street from the brewery and under the I-275 overpass. Hidden Springs Ale Works is not responsible for towed vehicles
  • 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 and be sure that you pick up after yourself

Just as it does every year, Double Barrel Fluffer Nutter Black Aggie will act as a bright beacon to the majority of beer fans that will be in town celebrating Tampa Bay Beer Week 2020, and it is safe to assume that this Limited Release will sell out quickly.  If you are one of the many that hope to land one of these highly-coveted bottles, make sure that you grab a spot in line early on March 12 and hope that Black Aggie deems you worthy when the official head count is conducted.  Good luck out there, folks.  Prost!

TBBW 2020 Event: J&B 20/20 IPA Can Release, a Jug & Bottle Dept. & Hidden Springs Ale Works Collaboration

JugBottleHSAWJug & Bottle Dept. (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will be breaking out the good stuff for Tampa Bay Beer Week 2020 when it hosts a Limited Can Release for J&B 20/20, a supremely classy malt beverage brewed in collaboration with Hidden Springs Ale Works (Tampa, Florida), at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10.

The result of Hidden Springs Ale Works and Jug & Bottle Dept.’s mutual aspiration to create “a malt beverage worthy of its own chain,” J&B 20/20 is a double dry-hopped India Pale Ale featuring “Sabro and Vic Secret hops as well as a healthy dose of blue spirulina.”  Although the spirulina does not contribute any flavor, this pivotal ingredient “does impart a shade of blue similar to everyone’s favorite neon blue gas station wine.”  That’s right . . . J&B 20/20 is a DDH IPA that is both hazy AND blue.

Cans of J&B 20/20 will officially release at Jug & Bottle Dept. (6203 N Florida Ave. | Tampa, Florida) at 5 p.m. on March 10 and will also be available at Hidden Springs Ale Works shortly after this event.  Quantities of J&B 20/20 are incredibly limited, and this special collaboration release will only be available at Jug & Bottle Dept. and Hidden Springs Ale Works as long as supplies last. Prost!

 

TBBW 2020 Event: Angry Chair Brewing Super Rad Beer Night & Bottle Release

AngryChairlogo2Angry Chair Brewing (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will once again take over The Orpheum on Thursday, March 12 of Tampa Bay Beer Week 2020 to host its Super Rad Rare Beer Night & Bottle Release.

After successfully combining its annual Tampa Bay Beer Week event and series of bottle releases and moving it all off-site to the Orpheum in 2019, the crew at Angry Chair Brewing has decided to take the same approach to its annual Super Rad Rare Beer Night in 2020.  This, of course, means that there will be absolutely no bottle releases at Angry Chair Brewing during Tampa Bay Beer Week 2020 and your only chance to secure these highly coveted bottles is by attending Super Rad Beer Night.

Since this event has a lot of moving parts and information behind it, we feel it is best to just breakdown all the details for Super Rad Rare Beer Night 2020 in order to make sure everyone is on the same page. Let’s get at it:

The Basics

What – Angry Chair Brewing’s Super Rad Rare Beer Night & Bottle Release
When – Thursday, March 12 – 1st Session: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. | 2nd Session: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where – The Orpheum | 1915 East 7th Ave | Ybor City, Florida

Ticket Information

**UPDATE 01.18.2020** The Super Rad Rare Beer Night & Bottle Release is officially SOLD OUT **UPDATE 01.18.2020**  General Admission tickets for Super Rad Rare Beer Night 2020 are $325 each (+ tax).  Ticket cost gets you unlimited pours of rare beers during the event, a commemorative beer glass, a bottle bag and one of each of the following bottles:

  • French Toast Barrel Royale | Quadruple Barrel-aged Imperial Porter with Lactose, Cinnamon, Vanilla Beans & Maple
  • Double Barrel Vanilla Dave’s Barleywine | Double Barrel-aged English-style Barleywine with Vanilla
  • Barrel-aged Multilayered | Imperial Sweet Stout with Cacao, Caramel, Coffee & Lactose brewed in collaboration with Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co., Westbrook Brewing Co. & Evil Twin Brewing 
  • Double Barrel Rocky Road | Double Barrel-aged Imperial Sweet Stout with Walnuts, Cacao Nibs & Marshmallows 
  • Barrel-aged Imperial German Chocolate Cupcake Stout | Bourbon Barrel-aged Sweet Stout with Cacao, Vanilla Beans & Coconut
  • Yet-to-be-named “Special Stout” brewed in collaboration with Forager Brewery 

**Bottles are subject to change if any issues arise**

VIP Tickets will be available via raffle for the cost $550 each (+ tax).  VIP ticket cost gets you everything included with General Admission plus admittance into the event 20 minutes early and a second set of bottles.  This is how the raffle will work:

To enter the VIP RAFFLE – While purchasing your ticket you will provide your name, email, and phone number, as well as your desired session. There will be an optional checkbox that will enter you into the VIP raffle. We will draw names randomly, 30 per session, and contact the winners. If you are contacted, you will have 24 hours to pay the additional $225 to bump your ticket up. Once 24 hours pass, anyone who has not paid will forfeit their VIP selection and we will draw additional names. (You will have already purchased the GA ticket, so you will not lose your chance to attend, just the additional perks).  **THE RAFFLE IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO IN-PERSON PURCHASERS AT THE TASTING ROOM.**

In-person ticket sales will take place at Angry Chair Brewing beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, January 11.  There will be 200 General Admission tickets per session (which will include 30 VIP tickets per session) available for in-person purchase. If there are any remaining tickets leftover after the initial line, Angry Chair will be selling them in the TASTING ROOM ONLY until the following Friday, January 17.  **UPDATE 01.11.2020** In-person tickets are officially SOLD OUT.  **UPDATE 01.11.2020**

Online ticket sales (click here for the link) will take place at 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Saturday, January 18.  100 General Admission tickets per session (and whatever might be left of the in-person tickets) will be available for online purchase.  “Your ID MUST MATCH the credit card order name! No, you cannot change names or ‘buy for a friend.’ Please help [the Angry Chair staff] out and understand that these tickets are for you and you alone. You must bring your ID and the credit card that you used to purchase your online ticket with you to the venue on the day of the event. DON’T FORGET!”  **UPDATE 01.18.2020** Online ticket sales are officially SOLD OUT **UPDATE 01.18.2020**

Tickets are limited to ONE per person and you can only attend one session.  Plus ones WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE.

Your ID will be required at the time of purchase.  You will be issued a physical ticket.  The name on the ID will be added to the list and your ticket will match the name on that list.  This means that YOU must show up with YOUR ticket.  Tickets are NON-TRANSFERABLE.

The Draft List

All ticket holders will have access to unlimited pours of the following tasty treats while at Super Rad Rare Beer Night:

  • French Toast Barrel Royale | Quadruple Barrel-aged Imperial Porter with Lactose, Cinnamon, Vanilla Beans & Maple
  • Double Barrel Vanilla Dave’s Barleywine | Double Barrel-aged English-style Barleywine with Vanilla
  • Barrel-aged Multilayered | Imperial Sweet Stout with Cacao, Caramel, Coffee & Lactose brewed in collaboration with Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co., Westbrook Brewing Co. & Evil Twin Brewing 
  • Double Barrel Rocky Road | Double Barrel-aged Imperial Sweet Stout with Walnuts, Cacao Nibs & Marshmallows 
  • Barrel-aged Imperial German Chocolate Cupcake Stout | Bourbon Barrel-aged Sweet Stout with Cacao, Vanilla Beans & Coconut
  • Yet-to-be-named “Special Stout” brewed in collaboration with Forager Brewery 
  •  Vodnik Czech-style Pilsner
  • Plus, many more beers that will be named at a later date. Stay tuned for updates!

Other Useful Information

  • Make sure that you have your ID with you when you attend the Super Rad Rare Beer Night.  If you do not bring your ID, your name cannot be verified against the list.  If you cannot be verified, you cannot attend.
  • Things that will not be permitted at the event: bottles, coolers, chairs, children & pets
  • Angry Chair recommends that you arrive to The Orpheum at least ONE HOUR before your ticketed session that way you can get checked in in an orderly and speedy fashion
  • You will receive a wristband upon entry.  DO NOT remove this wristband.  Not only will it prove that you belong at the event and grant you access to the beer being poured, it is also your only link to your bottles and schwag. When you leave, the Angry Chair crew will cut your band and then hand over your bottles, bottle bag and glass.  No wristband = NO BEER, NO BOTTLES, NO NOTHIN’.
  • Once you leave the event, please leave the area and do not linger outside of The Orpheum.
  • Unfortunately, there will be no food available at the venue during the event.  Angry Chair suggests that you check out one (or more) of Ybor’s amazing restaurants, bars or breweries before and/or after the event to handle all your grubbin’ needs.
  • The beers at this event will be massive, so please plan accordingly.  Arrange for a designated driver to pick you up or secure an Uber/Lyft/taxi to get you home safely.
  • Once again . . . There WILL NOT be any bottle releases at Angry Chair Brewing at ANY POINT during Tampa Bay Beer Week 2020.  

That should just about cover all the details currently available for the Super Rad Rare Beer Night 2020. If any new information surfaces or anything changes, we will be sure to update this post with that information just as soon as we get our hands on it.

It is well known that Super Rad Rare Beer Night 2020 is a can’t-miss Tampa Bay Beer Week event and tickets are guaranteed to sell out with a quickness. If you have any desire to be in attendance this year, make sure you follow the rules outlined above and are in the ticket line on January 11 or posted up at your computer on January 18. Best of luck to you all. Prost!