Friday
Apr182014

Founders Day at Hopjacks Filling Station


Saturday, May 3rd, Hopjacks Filling Station will be hosting Founders Day. A reservation gets you one Beer Flight that includes four 4oz draft pours of some great Founders brews (descriptions courtesy of Founders Brewing):

Curmudgeon (Old Ale) - BeerAdvocate 90 / RateBeer 99

Think classic seafaring ports, local pubs, and weathered old fishermen. This old ale is brewed with molasses and an insane focus on the malt bill, then oak-aged. The result is a strong, rich, malty delight that’s deceptively smooth and drinkable.

Smoked Porter - BeerAdvocate 90 / RateBeer 99

Brewed for the first time when our brewers were experimenting on our new three-barrel pilot system, we decided this one was too good to keep to ourselves. This 8% ABV smoked robust porter is brewed with a combination of beechwood-smoked barley and oak-smoked wheat malt along with a generous helping of chocolate malt. This blend delivers a beautiful balance of chocolate and smoke character that’s flavor-forward without being overwhelming.

KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - BeerAdvocate 100 / RateBeer 100

What we’ve got here is an imperial stout brewed with a massive amount of coffee and chocolates, then cave-aged in oak bourbon barrels for an entire year to make sure wonderful bourbon undertones come through in the finish. Makes your taste buds squeal with delight.

Rübæus - BeerAdvocate 87 / RateBeer 94

Not another boring summer wheat beer or lemonade shandy—Rübæus is Founders’ way to celebrate the season’s warmest months. Optimizing the flavor of fresh raspberries added at multiple stages during fermentation, this stunning berry red masterpiece is the perfect balance of sweet and tart. No question about it, with a hefty malt bill and 5.7% ABV, this beer is 100% Founders.

Reservations, only 99 available, are $9.75. To make reservations, call 850.497.6076 (ext 3) or email info(at)hopjacks.com.

Event Summary
Event: Founders Day
Location: Hopjacks Filling Station
When: Saturday, May 3rd
Cost: $9.75
Reservations: Call 850.497.6076 (ext 3) or email info(at)hopjacks.com

Wednesday
Apr092014

Pensacola Bay Brewery Beer Dinner

On Thursday, April 17th, the Hilton on Pensacola Beach teams up with our own Pensacola Bay Brewery to hold their annual beer dinner. You can't beat this combination of great beer, food, and a beautiful location. Tickets are only $46 plus tax but you can also win tickets for two to the dinner.

Official Event Flyer
Chef Dan Dunn has planned some great courses to pair with these local brews:

Event Summary
Event: Pensacola Bay Brewery Beer Dinner
Location: Hilton Pensacola Beach
When: Thursday, April 17th 6:30
Cost: $46 plus taxes per ticket
Reservations: Call 850-916-2999

Friday
Apr042014

FBC Rescue Dog Red Release Party

NOTE: Fairhope Brewing Company has announced that Bark & Brews has been postponed due to weather concerns. It will now take place on Friday, April 11th. We will update the below posting when we have full details.

Fairhope Brewing Company (FBC) is rolling our their spring seasonal beer this Sunday, April 6th at the Rescue Dog Red Release Party. Rescue Dog Red is an American Imperial Red Ale which FBC describes as having...

massive hop character to match its full-bodied malt bill.

The release party will be raising money for The Haven, a no-kill animal rescue shelter. Donations to The Haven will include $2 per pour (increased from $1 last year) as well as 100% of tips given to the guest "barktenders". Last year more than $1,400 was raised for The Haven. A Mobile Pet Adoption Unit will be at the event from 2-4pm with some furry companions looking for their "Forever Home". Lin Wise will be playing live music on the patio from 3-6pm.

Official Flyer

So take a short trip this Sunday out to FBC and enjoy their seasonal release while helping raise money for a good cause. Who knows, you may even be taking home a new family member.

Event Summary
Event: Rescue Dog Red Release Party
Location: Fairhope Brewing Company, Fairhope, AL
When: Sunday, April 6th 2-7pm

Wednesday
Apr022014

Inaugural Great Firkin Fest

Budweiser-Busch Distributing and Moe's Original Bar B Que are bringing the inaugural Great Firkin Fest to Mobile, Alabama on April 5th. The fest will feature Eric Lindell and Keller Williams. Money raised will go to benefit the local American Cancer Society.

Each participating brewery will be bringing a firkin of distinctive cask ale to the event. The list of participating breweries is an impressive gathering of Alabama breweries as well as some regional breweries:

Tickets to Firkin Fest only are $22 in advance and $25 the day of the event. Firkin Festival tickets include admission, a sampling glass, brewery brochures and a koozie. Firkins will be tapped at 12:30 pm, live music starts at 1pm, and there will be free crawfish starting at 5pm.

Tickets to both firkin fest and Keller Willams show (starts at 9pm) are $32 in advance and $35 the day of the event.

Event Summary
Event: The Great Firkin Fest
Location: Moe’s Original Bar B Que, Mobile, AL
When: Saturday, April 5th 12pm - 12am
Cost:
Fest Only - $22 advance / $25 day of
Fest & Concert - $32 advance / $35 day of
Tickets: Call (251) 410-7427

Friday
Mar282014

The Magnolia Hosts New Belgium Supper Club

Monday, April 14th, The Magnolia is holding a New Belgium Brewery Supper Club: a five course dinner with beer pairings. The menu for the event looks incredible:

  • Amuse - Paired with Fat Tire Amber Ale
  • Gulf Shrimp, Fennel & Orange Salad with Sherry Vinaigrette - Paired with Snapshot Wheat
  • Pastrami & Stone Ground Mustard Tartine on Rye Toast, Poached Egg - Paired with Shift Lager
  • Sous Vide & Grilled Rosemary Pork Loin over Sweet Potato & Apple Puress, Salt & Pepper Bruised Arugula - Paired with Ranger IPA
  • Caramelized Banana Creme Brûlée - Paired with Trippel Belgian Style Ale

The Magnolia is a recent addition to the Pensacola restaurant scene opened by locals Bill Manning & Kiley Bolster. Offering a cozy setting, delicious 'comfort food with an International twist', as well as a variety of craft beer and wine, we're big fans of The Magnolia.

Tickets are $65 per person and includes meal, beer pairings, and New Belgium pint glass. The Magnolia can accommodate any dietary restrictions for their supper clubs if contacted before the event.

Event Summary
Event: New Belgium Supper Club
Location: The Magnolia
When: Monday, April 14th 5:30 pm
Tickets: $65 - Call 850.912.6196 / Email themagnoliaeph[at]gmail.com