Good Gourd hit the taps in the tasting room on Monday and we are enjoying this little taste of fall, despite the typical Florida weather. We are pouring quart growlers of this and since we did not bottle it, this is the only way you can take it home so be sure to stop by for a snifter or two and take home a few quarts, maybe one will make it to Thanksgiving!
We have just completed the packaging of the White Oak IPA, it will be on tap in the tasting room and throughout our distribution area in limited quantities and also in 12 oz. 6 packs. We have the 6 packs here at the brewery and they are available now, and it will hit the taps tomorrow (Thursday) for pints and growler fills.
On September 18th at 2pm we will be hosting local author Scott Deitche for a book signing event. Scott has written books such as Cigar City Mafia, The Silent Don, and his recent release, Green Collar Jobs: Environmental Careers for the 21st Century. He will be in the tasting room signing his books and will also have a few to sell in case you haven't picked up a copy.
Tickets are selling rapidly for the Fruit in the Room tasting on September 25th, we have began putting together our offerings for the fest and personally I think that these will be some of the shining stars for the fest, although we will sure enjoy drinking some of these hard to find fruity delights more while they are here, many in such a short supply. On the 25th during the tasting we will be having a people's choice award which will allow you to vote for your favorite beer of the night, one caveat to this is that our beers will not be in the judging, so you might have to choose your second or third favorite! From the winning beer with the most votes we will pick out a ticket and if we call your name you will be showered upon with Cigar City goodies (well maybe not a shower, but definitely a shirt, growlers, and a few other goodies) so be sure to vote! Look out for the first list of beers for the tasting to be out the beginning of next week as we are still working our magic as we speak!
On the 27th of September our good buddy Paul from Cajun Cafe on the Bayou in Pinellas Park will be here for a little tasting of sorts, come by after 7pm and enjoy some of the bay area's best cajun food along with a tasty pint or two. Paul will be here as well to engage in conversations about beer, football (soccer for us Americans) and will definitely be ready to beat you at a game of cricket! As we get closer we will post all the yummy grub he is planning on bringing, it's all good to us, especially the Whiskey Bread Pudding!
Don't forget that we are now open on Sundays from 11am-9pm, stop by to get your growlers filled before the game, to celebrate (or drown your sorrows) after the game, or just because you don't like football but love fresh local beer!
On tap this week in the tasting room:
- Jai- Alai IPA
- Maduro Brown Ale
- Cubano Espresso Ale
- Oatmeal Raisin Cookie
- Tocobaga Red Ale
- Guava Grove
- Batch 69 Double Cream Ale
- Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout
- Puppy's Breath Robust Porter
- Jose' Marti' American Porter
- Good Gourd Pumpkin Ale
- White Oak Jai-Alai IPA--COMING ON THURSDAY (9/9/2010)
Always more to come.. But that's it for now!