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Rare beer night with Cigar City Brewing and Schmaltz Brewing

CIGAR CITY BREWING AND SCHMALTZ BREWING are teaming up for a night of RARE BEERS. We will have a selection of their rare beers on draft and brewery owners and representatives will be on hand to discuss these brews and mingle with all of you beer aficionados! Don’t miss your chance to try these amazing one-offs!

From Cigar City Brewing, we will have several special drafts including the 5 for 5 New Zealand Double IPA, Humidor Sour, 5 for 5 Imperial Oatmeal Porter and Peach IPA.

On draft from Shmaltz Brewing Co.: MAZEL HOPS!! Brewed for their 20th Anniversary as a dry hopped imperial IPA, this is certainly the most aggressively-hopped beer they have featured in a long while. The aroma is intoxicating — luscious, fruity hops practically jump out of the glass! The massive 81 IBUs of this big brew grab the palate and linger on the tongue well after the sip is complete.

Also featured: JEWBELATION QUINCEANERA 15, a lifetime new limited-edition release, 15 malts, 15 hops, 15% ABV aged for 5 months in Siembra Azul Tequila barrels. Siembra Azul is a small-batch, artisanally crafted, super premium tequila made from 100% of only the finest blue agave, grown and produced in the town of Aran-das, in the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. It is a kosher and double distilled spirit of unparalleled quality.

Mingle with Shmaltz Brewing proprietor Jeremy Cowan – no cover, cash bar, 7-9 p

Beer and Loathing in Las Vegas

Beer and Loathing in Las Vegas

“Beer and Loathing in Las Vegas” will feature craft beers and local brewers, plus snacks and samples from some of Tampa’s top independent restaurants.

Though the lineup for this year’s event is still forming, returning BeerFest event co-chairs Michelle Baker, General Manager of The Refinery, and Veronica Danko, owner of The Independent Bar and Café, promise that “Beer and Loathing in Las Vegas” will feature enough oddball antics and outlandish fun to do its 1998 namesake film proud. Past participants have included The Independent, The Refinery, Cigar City Brewing and the Saint Somewhere Brewing Company.

And in classic Hunter S. Thompson fashion, there’s “the good stuff” and then there’s “the really good stuff.” A limited-capacity Premium sampling begins at 7:00pm, and Grand sampling ticket-holders mix in at 8:00pm. At 10:00pm, BeerFest 2014 becomes nothing but a hallucinogenic memory…

Patrons are encouraged to dress as their favorite character or come in a “Loathing”-inspired costume.

Tickets are $70.00 / $45.00 at the Tampa Theatre Box Office and $73.00 / $48.00 online (all service fees included).  Tampa Theatre members save $5 off advance ticket prices, and any remaining tickets will be sold day-of at the Box Office for $80.00 / $55.00.

ACBW14 Cigar City 5 for 5 across the bay Brandon

Join us tomorrow evening for our 5 for 5 Across The Bay.
We are holding two simultaneous events celebrating our five year anniversary as well as American Craft Beer Week! The festivities will take place at The Stein & Vine in Brandon and Willard’s Tap House in Largo!
Each will feature the 5 for 5 series and Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout on draft! Both events begin ay 7PM.

ACBW14 Cigar City 5 for 5 across the bay Largo

Join us tomorrow evening for our 5 for 5 Across The Bay. We are holding two simultaneous events celebrating our five year anniversary as well as American Craft Beer Week! The festivities will take place at The Stein & Vine in Brandon and Willard’s Tap House in Largo! Each will feature the 5 for 5 series and Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout on draft! Both events begin ay 7PM.

What happened to my beloved Hopped on the High Seas?

Hopped on the High Seas

… turns out it is no more. I got a chance to speak with Wayne Wambles tonight about the fate of the brand, only to learn that due to some unforeseen circumstances they had to discontinue the project. That leaves this guy personally very saddened – I looked forward to the experimental hop blends!

All is not lost however – Wambles reports that they’re looking for other production facilities in the Caribbean that can provide at least 200BBL batch production capacity. So the series may be resurrected at some point in the future, just not right now. There’s also talk of bring it to life at the Brew Hub in Lakeland, but that would detract from the whole “high seas” approach.

And about that approach – how did “Hopped on the High Seas” come to be? Whose idea was it? Quoth Wambles the great:

I guess it wasn’t really any of ours individually. We were all on the same page due to what would be best for the beer. The IPA story fell in our lap in the process. There was no capable packaging line down there and no large cooler space so we felt that it would be best to ship the beer with yeast(to reduce oxygen levels) and since the 1200 mile transit was going to take 6-7 days(the same amount of time as our dry hopping contact), it just made sense. It was less of a gimmick and more a necessity.

Beautiful stuff.

 

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza + Cigar City Beer Pairing (Carrollwood)

“Enjoy a four-course meal featuring Well Done Pizza and Italian Soul Food paired with Cigar City Beers. Special Guest from Cigar City Brewing.”

$30/person which includes food, beer, tax, and tip.

This is the event at the CARROLLWOOD location. Reservations required. Call in advance. If you can’t make this event, there’s another one in Brandon the following day.

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza