#BelgianPale is Beer of the Month @ Hattrick's Tavern

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#BelgianPale is Beer of the Month @ Hattrick's Tavern

We are blushing over the news that Hattrick's Tavern in Downtown Tampa has named #BelgianPale their February Beer of the Month.

#BelgianPale is a Belgian Style Pale Ale (5.4%) featuring fruit and spice flavors from the Belgian Yeast. It has a clean, bright malt flavor and is made with Pilsner malt as well as Belgian Yeast and Belgian Hops.

Head over the Hattrick's Tavern, located in Down Town Tampa (107 South Franklin Street, Tampa 33602) and grab a pint.

If you have tried this one, leave us a comment with your thoughts/review.

Hattrick's will feature #BelgianPale all month long (February 2016) as their Beer of the Month. We truly appreciate the local love. Hattrick's has been a Down Town Tampa staple for many years, giving fans a place to cheer for their favorite teams.

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Collab: Over the Bay IPA (Green Bench Brewing Co.)

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Collab: Over the Bay IPA (Green Bench Brewing Co.)

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We recently collaborated with our friends at Green Bench Brewing Co., to create an IPA that is sure to satisfy your thirst.

Over the Bay IPA (7%) was brewed with 100% Pilsner Malt and hopped with Citra, Azacca, and Pekko. Green Bench Brewing Co. recently posted on their Facebook page "This beer is super fruity, with a touch of pineapple and mint flavor/aroma."

From the brew day about 3 weeks ago: Casey Hughes (Coppertail Brewing) and the guys from Green Bench Brewing Co., Khristopher Johnson and Dan pose, prom pic style to celebrate their new collaboration brew.

Grab a pint of two of this tasty treat next time your over the bay at Green Bench Brewing Co.

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Tis the season... your holiday lowdown

Many of you are asking what our holiday hours will be. We are open our regular tasting room hours with some holiday exceptions. Check out this infographic, it will give you the scoop on what days we are closing early, opening late or totally closed all together.

Along with if we are open or closed, opening late or closing up early, you have been asking about our holiday brewery tour schedule. 

 

We WILL be hosting tours throughout the holiday hours. Here is our Holiday Tours Schedule. Keep in mind that our Brewery Tours are limited and are first come, first served.

Our Brewery Tor experience costs $7 and includes guided access to our warehouse and brew house as well as a beer to enjoy during the tour and a souvenir logo pint glass to take home. 

 

 

If you are still in search of that perfect last minute holiday gift and your just about to lose it over the crowds, parking and jingle jangle of the store front Santa, hit us up. We have a pretty sweet gift card offer going on until December 24th.

Purchase a gift card for $40 or more for someone else and we will give YOU a gift card for $10 to use on yourself at a later date. There is some fine print, so ask your bartender for details, but the basics are that you may not purchase a gift card with a gift card. This promotion ends on 12/24/2015 or while supplies last. Gift cards take up to 24 hours to activate, so you may not redeem the gift cards at time of purchase.

 

We hope to see you in the tasting room before the holiday, we're here for your hydration needs so that you can get out there and spread that holiday cheer!

 

-Teri

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Give a Gift Card, Get a Gift Card

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Give a Gift Card, Get a Gift Card

In the spirit of giving this season, we would love to award your selfless gift giving-ness and offer you a $10 gift cards for FREE when you purchase a gift cards valued at $40 or more for someone else.

It's our way of saying THANK YOU to you for spreading some holiday cheer.

Some restrictions apply: 
-$40 or more gift card may not be used on the day purchased
-While supplies last
-Deal ends 12/24/2015
-You can't use gift cards to buy gift cards

Ask you bartender for more details in our tasting room.

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Captain Jack's 2016 Stone Crab Stout Boil - Recap!

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Captain Jack's 2016 Stone Crab Stout Boil - Recap!

We hosted our second annual Stone Crab Stout Boil with Loko Cuisine last night and OMG! Not only was is a blast, it was, well... delicious.

We can't thank John, owner and Chef at Loko Cuisine enough for preparing a tasty menu to accompany the freshly caught stone crabs that emerged from our boil. Our Brewmaster Casey traveled to Key West personally to load up 200 pounds of freshly caught stone crabs from none other than Captain Jack himself.

Assistant Brewers Derrick and Matthew timed the brew day  just right for Casey's arrival, seconds after Casey arrived at Coppertail, they were ready for the claws to be added to the boil. It doesnt get any more Florida fresh than this.

Casey and Derrick add fresh crab claws to Captain Jack's Stone Crab Stout.

Casey and Derrick add fresh crab claws to Captain Jack's Stone Crab Stout.

Casey pulling some of Captain Jack's crab claws from the boil.

Casey pulling some of Captain Jack's crab claws from the boil.

Fresh from the boil. Casey, Mike and Derrick get the claws on ice so that they can safely transported to our  Loft where John, of Loko Cuisine, will serve them to guests that attended our Captain Jack's Stone Crab Boil Dinner.

Fresh from the boil. Casey, Mike and Derrick get the claws on ice so that they can safely transported to our  Loft where John, of Loko Cuisine, will serve them to guests that attended our Captain Jack's Stone Crab Boil Dinner.

John, of Loko Cuisine, and Casey crack a few claws to ensure that they are perfect and ready to hit the table for our guests.

John, of Loko Cuisine, and Casey crack a few claws to ensure that they are perfect and ready to hit the table for our guests.

If you attended our Captain Jack's Stone Crab Stout Boil/Dinner, we thank you so much for coming and hope that you had a delicious time. We are already looking forward to next year!

If you couldn't make it this time, keep an eye out for our next event with John of Loko Cuisine. We will be hosting a delicious steakhouse style dinner in February.

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#WinterArtBazaar Recap - Our First Art Show in the Loft

We had an amazing time hosting the FIRST Art Bazaar with local artists, Tim Gibbons of Funky As A Monkey and Teri Navajo. The show consisted of 17 local artists, all offering a wide variety of wares and art that was not only on display but available for purchase. 

The Winter show spanned two days (Friday + Saturday) and showcased unique pieces by unique artists. The event was a blast and we had a great opening the Loft for the show, we are already in the planning phases for a Spring show this coming year.

The Winter Art Bazaar artist line up included:

Tim Gibbons, artist/owner of Funky as a Monkey Art Studio

Teri Navajo, artist/owner of ShePaintsThings

Macy Higgins, artist/owner of Macy Eats Paint

Michael Vahl, visual artist

David + Patricia Beebe, photographer/owner of B Squared

Brent Thornton, visual artist

Emily Levy, visual artist

Francine Bauer, visual artist

Lisa Gellens + Stephanie Harden, owners of Lisa+Stephanie (Jewelry Boutique)

Marie Shadt, visual artist

Virginia Butler, visual artist

Dorothy Banker, visual artist

Ronald Hardin, visual artist

Kurt Moss, Woodworking/Craftsman

Judy Bales,

If you missed the show, check out these photos from various artists. We will be hosting a Spring show, and will announce dates/times soon. Thank you to everyone who showed their work from the Life Enrichment Center, Individually and collectively. Also, thank you to everyone who came to support local art, small businesses, and the Tampa Arts community.




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It's Black Friday! Check out this new stuff in the store

We've added some new items to our online store. If your in the gift-giving mood, we will direct ship your item to the recipient for you OR if your feeling extra "grinchy" just buy stuff for yourself, we don't judge.

Above is just a taste of all the Coppertail swag you can get your paws on. Check out the full range of items here and find something for every beer drinker on your list.

FYI: Items purchased online throughout the weekends will always be shipped on the following Monday.

-Teri

 

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We're closed for Thanksgiving

Our tasting room and offices are closed today in observance of Thanksgiving. 

Our tasting room will reopen tomorrow at noon. Our offices will return to normal business hours on Monday, November 30th. We apologize if your Facebook comments go unanswered or if your emails don't get a prompt reply during the holiday weekend however we feel that time spent with family is most important for our hard working employees and we knew you would understand. Our office staff will be available to answer your questions upon return November 30th. Happy Thanksgiving!

Cheers!

- Teri

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Captain Jack's 2nd Annual Stone Crab Stout Boil - 12/10/15

Mark your calendars! We are excited to host our 2nd annual Captain Jack's Stone Crab Stout Boil featuring Loko Cuisine. This stone crab feast is a ticketed event in our private event space, the Loft. Space is limited.

Get ready for to upgrade your Thursday night. The event will feature a rustic and authentic crab boil dining experience. Each guest will be served 2.5 pounds of Key West stone crab, caught fresh by Captain Jack himself. Casey, our brew master, will boil the crabs in our stout while Loko Cuisine serves sides and sauces to compliment the feast.

Oh, and did we mention? Your first beer is on us! As if your mouth wasn't already watering.

Tickets are $50 each person and available online at Loko Cuisine, remember, this is a ticketed only event and space is limited.

Coppertail Brewing is located across from Ikea at 2601 East 2nd. Ave., Tampa 33605.

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Winter Art Bazaar in the Loft

We're celebrating local art in a big way during our Winter Art Bazaar, hosted by Tim Gibbons of Funky as a Monkey Art Studio and Teri Navajo of Create Vibrant. These local artists are hosting 14 local makers in our private Loft space. This event is free to attend and open to the public.

14 local artists will display their works in semi-traditional Christkindlmarkt (a German art fair) fashion. Join us for locally made pieces that will be available for purchase. This fair is a great way to shop local for the holiday season or for yourself.

The artists:

Tim Gibbons, artist/owner of Funky as a Monkey Art Studio

Teri Navajo, artist/owner of Create Vibrant

David Beebe, photographer/owner of B Squared

Brent Thornton

Emily Levy

Francine Bauer

Lisa Gellens + Stephanie Harden, owners of Lisa+Stephanie (Jewelry Boutique)

Marie Shadt, visual artist

Virginia Butler, visual artist

Dorothy Banker, visual artist

Macy Higgins, artist/owner of Macy Eats Paint

Ronald Hardin

Michael Valladares, visual artist.

The show starts at 4pm on Friday, December 4th and will run until 10pm. Saturday, December 5th you may join us from noon to 10pm.

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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

We noticed that you have been asking about our upcoming holiday hours. We are still working on the final word for Christmas through New Year's but here is our confirmed Holiday Schedule for Thanksgiving.

We wont be opening our Tasting Room or Offices on Thanksgiving Day at all and our offices are closed on Black Friday, so please bear with any questions or comments that may go unanswered during this time best spent with family (not Facebook.)

 

Thanksgiving Eve - Normal Tasting Room Hours (noon - 11pm)

Thanksgiving Day - Closed

Black Friday - Normal Tasting Room Hours (noon - midnight)

- Teri

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Seasonal Relief, it's back to save you from your relatives.

We know that you love Aunt Maude, but sometimes you just need a little relief from the holiday season and all that it brings with it. So to help a little, we sent bottles of Seasonal Relief to our distributors yesterday and earlier this morning so that you can drink up to get through the season. You should be seeing these vessels of salvation on your favorite retailers shelves soon.

Seasonal Relief is a Baltic Porter, 8.5% ABV, and features elderberries and goji berries that pair perfectly with the rich, malty and toasty flavors of this beer.

We will have Seasonal Relief available for purchase on draft and depending on the demand, we may have bottles as well. You will be able to find this out in the market at many of your usual/favorite beer retailers. Let us know where you find this treat, tag us on Facebook or Instagram or just post a comment/photo below.

Cheers!

Teri

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Thank you Veterans

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Thank you Veterans

We at Coppertail want to say a huge thank you to every service man and woman who has served our country, be it any branch during peace or war. We truly appreciate your dedication and as a small thank you, please enjoy 10% off your tab* all day (noon to 11pm).

*please show your active or non active id to redeem this discount.

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We're going back... (Movies in the Loft)

Jess and Doc rev it up to 88mph.

Jess and Doc rev it up to 88mph.

We had way too much fun with Doc and Marty last Wednesday for our first Movie Marathon in the Loft.

We want to say a big thank you to everyone who came out to catch the movies, especially if you dressed up in movie theme (you rock!). Below is a collection of some of the photos that we captured from the evening. 

Thanks again to our crew and our amazing patrons. We are taking suggestions for a future movie night theme, feel free to leave us a comment below and let us know what you would like to see next.


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It's International Bacon Day! Join us for brunch.

#WTPork! Did you know that September 5th is International Bacon Day!?

We’ve teamed up with LOKO Cuisine to host our first ever brunch event. This self-serve bacon filled feast includes 4-courses with an international influence and one beer (pint, snifter of equally priced value, no guest taps) or an Unholy Tripple Bacon Bloody Mary. 

To make things even better we’re pulling out some barrel aged beer (Casey, our Head Brewer is keeping this a secret for now) and making an Oktoberfest lager with maple peppercorn bacon to celebrate this event of epic pork-portions.

Checkout our FB event page for this event here. See you soon.

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Facebook: Friend or Foe? Plus an update on our hours.

While our website undergoes a face lift you may notice that there are things being added, removed, replaced or temporarily vanishing only to randomly reappear when you least expect it. We’re growing and some times growing means that you encounter “growing pains” so bear with us on the site redesign.

The best place to find our daily hours of operation is via our Facebook page. Below is a break down of our standard hours, but keep in mind that with this being the week of Christmas, hours may change at the discretion of our Tasting Room GM. Check the Facebook page regularly for daily updates on changes to our hours.

Mon – Thu: 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Fri: 4:00 pm – 12:00 am

Sat: 2:00 pm – 12:00 am

Sun:   12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

One last note about Facebook… a few of you have mentioned that our hours say “closed” on your mobile device however you are standing in the tasting room showing this to our bar staff as they are pouring you a beer. Sorry guys, we can’t make Facebook play nice. We aren’t entirely sure why this happens to some people. The Facebook gurus have suggested completely uninstalling your Facebook application from your mobile device, completely powering your mobile device down, then power on again and re-install the Facebook application from ground zero. Also, the Facebook tech we spoke with wont guarantee that this will “fix it” for everyone. So basically, if you have a device that is more than 11 months old, you haven’t run a software update, you’re on spotty WiFi or its just not your day and your new nickname is “Murphy” you may just have to check out the page listing the day of and see if we have posted a change in hours. Odds are we haven’t, unless it’s a holiday.

Hopefully this clears up any confusion and if it hasn’t, then feel free to email us at Info@CoppertailBrewing.com

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Brewery Update 21 – Limited Bottle Release

We finally got our bottling line working.  Now that we can bottle our beer we have two releases to tell you about:

The Core 4 on display at Craft Beer Cellar, Brandon.

The Core 4 on display at Craft Beer Cellar, Brandon.

First, we released our first six packs into distribution this week.  Our core four: Free Dive IPA, Unholy American Trippel, Night Swim Porter, and Wheat Stroke Wheat Ale are in bottles and already popping up around town.  We’ve heard reports that they’re on sale at ABC, Craft Beer Cellar Brandon and Total Wine.  Our six packs are only on the Tampa side of the bay for now, but within the next 30 days we hope to offer them on the St. Pete side, too.

 

Seasonal Relief, Baltic Porter

Seasonal Relief, Baltic Porter

And, tomorrow, Sunday the 21st we’ll do our first limited bottle release ever at the brewery.  We’ll release around 150 bottles of our holiday beer called “Seasonal Relief” in 750ml bottles.  It’s a Baltic Porter brewed with Goji berries and fermented with true lager yeast.  Rich and roasty with hints of fruit and 8.5% alcohol, it’s sure to put you in a festive mood.  We’ll sell it during our normal tasting room hours starting tomorrow at noon.  Priced at $10, limit two per person.   Spread some holiday cheer.

Also, in case you can’t make it to our tasting room we’ll send a very small number of these bottles out into distribution on both sides of the bay.  Keep an eye out.  They may pop up in stores right around Christmas.

Other cool stuff on the horizon:  Our Cigar City Collaboration Russian Imperial Stout, Sabotage, is almost ready for release.  You’ll probably see it some time in January.

When is your tasting room going to open?  Our new tasting room is scheduled for a late February opening.  Our temporary tasting room is currently open 7 days a week.  4pm to 11pm Monday through Thursday.  2pm-midnight on Saturday.  Noon to 7pm on Sunday.  Come on by and grab a beer.

When can I buy your beer outside the Tampa Bay area?   We don’t know.  We’ll keep you posted here and on social media as our distribution footprint expands, though.

Thanks for all your support in 2014.  We wish you a holiday season filled with peace, love, and great beer.

Cheers!

-Kent

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The rest of the Free Beer'd entries (a Creative Loafing contest)

We got so much entertainment value out of all the entries from the Creative Loafing contest a few weeks back that we must share them all. While Casey, the Head Brewer, may not have picked these to win a prize from the tasting room, the whole Coppertail team feels that some of these are pretty fantastic. Keep an eye out for your artwork and the potential for another contest such as this.

Thank you again to all of those who entered, we truly appreciate all of the art work and creativity that went into each drawing (or follicle placement).

Cheers!

– TRex

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Free Beer'd Winners (A Creative Loafing Contest)

Last week, our friends at Creative Loafing cooked up a fun contest where we all asked you guys to get a little artistic with Casey’s facial hair. The response was more than we could ask for and we are pleased to announce the winners. Check out these hilarious (and also very well done) renderings of our Master Brewer, Casey Hughes.

Winners of a growler and complimentary fill (left to right): Kristin Northrup, William Casey and James Branaman.

Winners of a growler and complimentary fill (left to right): Kristin Northrup, William Casey and James Branaman.

There were also these two amazing creations that we just couldn’t say no to. We all felt that the two below drawings were so great that we are offering these artists a free pint on us.

Honorable mentions (from left to right): Conrad Garner and Christian Dyer.

Honorable mentions (from left to right): Conrad Garner and Christian Dyer.

We appreciate everyone who participated and we had a great time reviewing each entry. There were so many great drawings that we truly had a difficult time deciding on just three winners. We hope to have another contest such as this one day in the future and can’t wait to see what else you guys can come up with.

Cheers!

-TRex

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Brewery Update 20 – Let There Be Beer!

MMMMMM. Whole leaf hops (and Casey.)

MMMMMM. Whole leaf hops (and Casey.)

2 years of hard work, 20 somewhat monthly blog updates and we’re finally here: The Finish Line.  Or, maybe it’s the starting line.  This week we release our first shipments of beer to local bars.

The first emotion to wash over me is relief.  We definitely hit our share of delays and set backs and at times it seemed like it would never happen.  It would have been easy to give up.  I’m glad we didn’t.

My second emotion is gratitude.  There’s so much to be thankful for.  I’m thankful for the team we’ve built at the brewery.  It has taken a lot of people, pulling together toward the same vision to make this brewery happen.

Also, thank you to all the people who have supported us along the way – all the good people we’ve encountered at beer fests and pop-up tastings who’ve talked beer with us, the people who have followed us and encouraged us via social media, the other local brewers who have been so generous with their time and advice.  The local craft beer scene here in Tampa really is an amazing and supportive place.

And, my last emotion is pure excitement for this next chapter.  Let there be beer!

Speaking of the beer, to celebrate the release of our core lineup we’re planning a Coppertail Launch Tour.  At each stop our beer will be on tap.  We’ll drink some beer, give away some swag, and Casey will slow dance with you.  (Or you can just talk brewing with him.)  Come on out and help us celebrate.

Coppertail Launch Tour Dates:

Aug. 21 – The Independent, Seminole Heights. 6pm – 9pm
Aug. 25 – New World Brewery, Ybor City. 7pm – 10pm
Aug. 26 – The Dirty Shame, Ybor City. 7pm – 10pm
Aug. 27 – The Stein and Vine, Brandon. 7pm – 10pm
Aug. 29 – The Pour House, Downtown. 7pm – 10pm
Sep. 2 – Mr. Dunderbaks, North Tampa. 7pm – 10pm

What about the tasting room, you ask?  Good question.  We’re installing our tap system this week and racing the clock to open the door to our temporary tasting room by the end of the month.  A more permanent tasting room will open around Novemberish.  We’ll be sure to announce it on social media when it opens.

They love beer... so should you.

They love beer... so should you.

Thanks for checking on us and we look forward to drinking a beer with you soon!

– Kent

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