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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