Florida Beer News for 4-16-15

Here’s your Florida Craft Beer News for 4-15-16. There’s a lot, so sit back and relax…

The new University of South Florida Brewing Arts will see the graduation of its first class next week. Congrats!
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Tomorrow is Baseball and Brews at Roger Dean Stadium.

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See the Jupiter Hammerheads play while sampling over 50 regional and national beers, including Twisted Trunk and Tequesta Brewing! Regular tickets are $22, and VIP is still available.

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Delray Beach Craft Beer fest is coming back to Old School Square on Friday, May 13th.

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The event will feature over 100 beers, DJs and Live Music, and local food. 500 $50 VIP tickets will be sold giving access to the beers from 6:30-7:30. After that, doors open for $35 General Admission from 7:30-10:30 PM.

Tickets and brewery info are available at http://www.DBCraftBeerFest.org, or by calling 561-243-7922, x1.

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There are some pretty awesome beers coming down the pipeline at Sarasota’s Big Top Brewing:
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Tuesday, April 19th – A Hotter Blonde draft release, their honey & jalapeno blonde made with 55 gallons of local honey and over 300 grilled jalapenos.

Tuesday, May 3rd – Samoa Cookie Porter draft release.

Wednesday May 4th – Pullman Standard will be touring through Florida from Southern CA and Big Top is one of 6 stops on their tour. They are playing from 6-10 PM. No cover.

Saturday May 7th – A Hotter Blonde bottle release party, doors at 2pm, Angry Mike’s Fine Food all day, giant Slip & Slide, and live music at night with Danny Wampole 7-10.

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The Mack House is celebrating Record Store Day on Saturday the 16th from 4 pm to close with a massive all-vinyl set list and Dogfish Head tap takeover.

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Vinyl Set List:
Moondance-Van Morrison
Animals-Pink Floyd
White Stripes-Get Behind Me Satan
Bob Marley & the Wailers-Rasta Revolution
Nirvana-Bleach
A Tribe Called Quest-Midnight Marauders
Black Sabbath-Black Sabbath
Pixies-Bosanova
Talking Heads-Fear of Music
Steel Pulse-True Democracy
Jurassic 5-Quality Control
Foo Fighters EP-Songs From the Laundry Room
CCR-The Concert
Ghost-Opus Eponymous
Outkast-Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik

Draft list (Featuring Dogfish Head):
Beer to Drink Music To
India Brown Ale
Namaste Wit
CCB Cubano Espresso
Ballast Point Peanut Butter Victory at Sea
Due South Imperial Caramel Cream
Darwin Circa 1926
J Dubb’s French Oak Up top IPA
Duck Rabbit Imperial Stout
Maui Hop Kine IPL
Funky Buddha On top Blonde

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Brew Bus Brewing celebrates the opening of their Brew Bus Terminal in Tampa on April 16th!
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Mayor Bob Buckhorn will be here for the ribbon cutting at 1:30 pm, followed by the all-night celebration. Don’t miss the live music, special tappings and more.

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Saltwater Brewery is hosting its second annual “Mass Confusion – Don’t Get Confused (again)” beer fest on Saturday, April 30.
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The event will feature around 20 different treatments of their opular Belgian Tripel, and some very special and limited guest taps. We’ll also have custom snifter glasses for the first 500 people, live music and food trucks all day. Tap list TBA.

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April 19th is a big day in Florida as Funky Buddha’s Hop Stimulator Double IPA arrives in stores!
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It’ll be a new year-round release, and is the cousin of their standard Small Axe, Big IPA. It contains Cascade, Centennial, Citra, and Amarillo hops, and comes in at a big 9.5% ABV.

Hop Stimulator will be available in 4-packs year round.

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April 16th is Bike Night at 3 Daughters in St. Petersburg.
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Held in conjunction with Jim’s Harley-Davidson, the event will go from 3-11 PM and feature Food, live music, and more.

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