Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl

Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl

Maybe you already have a prized ugly Christmas sweater and are looking for opportunities to show it off in all it's gaudy glory or perhaps you are looking for a reason to finally get your own iconic Christmas piece of clothing apparel. Kaboom Sports and Social Club has you covered as they are hosting an Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl this Saturday, December 13th.

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Gnome Week 2013

Brown Distributing recently announced "Gnome Week" 2013 in their newsletter. The week is dedicated to "Brasserie d’ Achouffe", the Achouffe Brewery in Belgium and includes events throughout Florida. Brown provided the following details about the week:

Beer weeks are fun and give the whole community an opportunity to experience different beers, beer pairings, unique products from National and Local Breweries and on and on... but this upcoming week is different from all other "Beer Weeks". It is Gnome Week! Gnomes are mystical creatures that date back hundreds of years in lore... What do they possibly have to do with beer?

Brasserie d'Achouffe was founded in the 1970s by Christian Bauweraerts and Pierre Gobron in the quaint village of Achouffe, Belgium. Belgium, being long known for the quality of its unique style of beer, hadn't seen a new brewery open in ages much less one that could produce the quality of the beer that the Brasserie does.

The legend goes that there was a colony of gnomes who once brewed enough beer to keep the entire nation of Belgium drunk year 'round. The beer flowed from a spring in the woods that was once the secret meeting place of the Knights of Templar and also became known as the Valley of the Fairies.

Years later the area was devastated by plague and collapse, thus the goblin brewery was destroyed. The lone survivor, a goblin named A'Chouffe visited the brother-in-laws and imparted the recipe of the classic golden La Chouffe to them. They have included his image on every bottle ever since.

Join us this week for some fun events that celebrate the Gnomes who have passed down this recipe and kept it alive for us to enjoy. They brew some great beer and there will be lots of fun gnomes floating about in their red gnome hats all over town... Will you catch one near you?

There are several "Gnome Week" events planned for our area:

  • Dress Like a Gnome Run
    Location: World of Beer - Palafox (Pensacola)
    When: Wednesday, September 18th, 6pm
    Dress like a Gnome for World of Beer's Run Club. Special discounts for run club participants which will have Chouffe beers available.

  • La Chouffe Brewery Night
    Location: Hopjacks Filling Station (Pensacola)
    When: Friday, September 20th, 6pm
    Brasserie d' Achouffe beers will be available for tasting and drinking as well as glassware and gnome hat giveaways.

  • La Chouffe Brewery Night
    Location: Beach Liquors (FWB)
    When: Friday, September 20th, 6pm
    Gnome Week tasting and beers from Brasserie d' Achouffe. There will also be some glassware and gnome hat giveaways during the event.

  • La Chouffe Brewery Night
    Location: KCs Tap Works (FWB)
    When: Friday, September 20th, 7pm
    Glass giveaways, raffles, and great beer from Brasserie d' Achouffe.

World of Beer & Stone Brewing Bring You STONEhenge

Official Flyer
On Thursday, August 22nd, World of Beer and Stone Brewing invite you to attend STONEhenge.

The event will feature a nice selection of Stone brews on tap, including:

But the guest of honor for the night will be Stone Ruination Grapefruit Slam which was brewed exclusively for World of Beer. All World of Beer locations will be holding a "video simul-tap" for this unique Stone brew which will include Greg Koch (CEO and Co-Founder of Stone Brewing).

Event Summary
Event: STONEhenge
Location: All World of Beer locations including WoB-Palafox
When: Thursday, August 22nd / Simul-tap at 6pm (CST)

Great American Beer-cation

Great American Beer-cation Banner Participate in World of Beer's promotion for July in collaboration with Samuel Adams and you might just win a trip to the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver Colorado (October 11th - 13th). The prize includes two roundtrip airline tickets to Denver, two nights hotel stay in downtown Denver, attendance to a private Boston Beer company reception, and two tickets for Saturday evening to the GABF.

Who wouldn't want to win this trip to the GABF? To participate in the promotion and enter to win, just do the following:

  1. Become a WOB Loyalty Card holder (if you aren't already).

  2. Ask your server for a free 'Sam Adams Beer-cation' beer tracking card.

  3. Drink all 8 specially selected beers during the month of July.

  4. Once you have all 8 beers validated turn in your "Sam Adams Beer-cation" beer tracking card to a server or manager, and you will be entered for a chance to win the grand prize!

All beers must be purchased at the same WOB location, of course we highly recommend that location be WOB-Palafox if possible.

Check out the official promo site for more details and good luck to you all!

1st WoB - Palafox Loyalty Party

This Thursday, June 27th, World of Beer - Palafox is holding its first Loyalty Party. The concept is simple, wear your loyalty reward shirt and you'll get a special discount. The discount keeps getting better for each point level you've achieved:

  • All Loyalty Members: 25% off of bottle selections

  • 100+: 25% off everything

  • 250+: 1/2 off your entire tab

Never heard of the WoB Loyalty Card? You can read all about it on their website. But to summarize, the card costs $15 and when you sign up you will immediately receive a free WoB t-shirt. Once you have your card, you'll earn a point for every different beer you buy at any WoB and at various point levels you'll earn rewards!

Taking the party to the next level, WoB will also have a ferkin of Habanera Cottonmouth from Swamphead Brewery. Not only an opportunity to try a unique beer but also earn a new loyalty point!

Event Summary
Event: WoB Loyalty Party
Location: World of Beer - Palafox
When: Thursday, June 27th
Note: Don't forget to wear your loyalty reward shirt to get discounts!

Straight to Ale Florida Panhandle Launch

Just recovering from Back Forty's arrival in Pensacola? Well, there's no rest for the wicked. Next week is launch week of Straight to Ale Brewing to the Pensacola area. Straight to Ale is located in Huntsville, Alabama and they pride themselves on being "Southern Born. Southern Brewed"

Want to learn more about Straight to Ale before the launch events? Draft Magazine featured them as a "Brewery to Watch" earlier this year. Mod Mobilian also just covered Straight to Ale in their new "Drink Local" series.

DRINK LOCAL episode one STRAIGHT TO ALE brewery Huntsville, AL from TV on Vimeo.

Straight to Ale's current regular lineup of beers consists of:

They also brew seasonals and special "occasional" beers. Hopjacks' own "beer geek" Tim Dohms recently reviewed Monkeynaut in one of his weekly reviews.

There are multiple events being held throughout the week to celebrate the roll-out of Straight to Ale to the area. We will update this post with more information regarding these events as its released.

  • Tuesday, June 18th
    Launch Party
    World of Beer - Palafox
    Straight to Ale happy hour all night.

  • Wednesday, June 19th (6pm - 12pm)
    Fishale Taphouse & Grill
    Pint Night & Launch Party
    Okay, so not exactly in the Pensacola area but we hear this is a must visit for craft beer lovers when near Panama City Beach. Receive a pint glass when you buy a Straight to Ale beer and meet brewery representatives.

  • Thursday, June 20th
    Launch Party
    Mellow Mushroom (Destin)

  • Friday, June 21st (8:30 pm)
    Launch Party / Devil Costume Party
    Hopjacks Pizza and Taproom - Downtown
    A chance to meet the owners and brewers of "Straight to Ale" and receive free brewery products and Schwag. Two of Straight to Ale's seasonal beers will also be on tap, He Ain't Hefe Weizenbier and Stop Work 689 Kolsch. Everyone is encouraged to dress as the devil for this costume party, there will be prizes for the best costumes.

  • Saturday, June 22nd (3 - 6 pm) Can Jam
    Wine World - Destin
    Meet Straight To Ale's Head Brewer and owner Dan Perry at this event. Chan's is also giving away three golden tickets for Cigar City's Barrel Aged Hunahpu Imperial Stout and a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses. Multiple deals: $3 for cans, $4 drafts, $4 build your own burrito. Musical entertainment provided by Hotel Oscar. There is a $5 entry fee.

Back Forty Arrives in the Panhandle

We were happy to recently hear that Back Forty Beer Company based out of Gadsen, Alabama would soon be distributed to the Pensacola area. Well, the time has arrived and you can join others in welcoming Back Forty to the Pensacola area. This week Hopjacks Downtown, World of Beer Palafox, and the Atlas Oyster House are all holding events to welcome this Alabama craft brewery to Pensacola.

Back Forty's current beer lineup includes the following:

Monday, June 10th, Hopjacks - Downtown is holding their official Back Forty Brewing Company launch party. Members of Back Forty brewery will be present from 7 pm - 9 pm and all of their above listed beers will be available for you to try. This is also a pint night, so you get to keep the glass after your first purchase and re-fills are $1.00 off for the rest of the night.

On Tuesday, June 11th, WoB Palafox is also holding a Back Forty pint night. Another chance to try there brews, take home a glass, and of course get more loyalty points!

Also on Tuesday, June 11th, Atlas Oyster House will be holding the final Atlas Beer Class (A.B.C) of the semester starting at 6pm. Back Forty will be the featured brewery for the event which includes appetizers, sample beer tastings, and a meet and greet with Back Forty Brewmaster Tripp Collins. Reservations required (Call Lauren 850.516.2324) and cost is $20 per person.

Atlas Oyster House Event Flyer

Try and make it to at least one of these events this week and give Back Forty a proper welcome to Pensacola!

Dogfish Head Night at World of Beer

World of Beer will be hosting Dogfish Head Brewery Night this coming Tuesday, January 22nd. 16 Dogfish beers will be on tap including:

(BA = Beer Advocate / RB = RateBeer)

Dogfish Brewery swag will be given away and a representative from the brewery will available to talk about the beers. You can find more information on World of Beer - Palafox on our Pensacola Beer locations page.

Stone Week at World of Beer

Stone Brewing Company Logo

When you are as well known in the craft beer world as Stone Brewery, you sometimes need more than just a night. Well, World of Beer - Palafox must be in agreement because they have designated Nov 9th - 17th as Stone Week. WOB is holding Stone Week as part of the national "Most Arrogant Bar Challenge" competition.

Stone Brewery, the largest brewery in Southern California and the 11th largest craft brewery in America , was originally founded in 1996 in Marcos, California, before moving to Escondido, California in 2006. Want to learn more? The Stone Brewery website contains tons of information.

WOB will be featuring the following Stone beers (the entire set of Bastard Releases):

Tuesday, November 13th is Stone Brewery Night which is not only a chance to try 8 Stone brews on draft but also an opportunity to collect some precious Stone Brewery schwag! Giveaways and raffles start at 6pm.

So make sure to take advantage of Stone Week at WOB and help them:

Be the MOST ARROGANT bar in Florida!