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.Read More
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.
The event will feature a nice selection of Stone brews on tap, including:
- Ruination IPA
- Pale Ale
- Levitation Ale
- Arrogant Bastard
- Sublimely Self-Righteous
- Smoked Porter
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).
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:
Become a WOB Loyalty Card holder (if you aren't already).
Ask your server for a free 'Sam Adams Beer-cation' beer tracking card.
Drink all 8 specially selected beers during the month of July.
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!
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!
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!
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.
Straight to Ale's current regular lineup of beers consists of:
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
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
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.
Changed day of Mellow Mushroom event based on updated schedule from Straight to Ale. Also added more details to the Chan's Wine World - Destin event based on newly released information on Facebook.
Added seasonal beers on tap at Hopjacks event.
Added more details to Fishale Taphouse and Grill event.
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.
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.
Try and make it to at least one of these events this week and give Back Forty a proper welcome to Pensacola!
Update: Added Atlas Oyster House A.B.C Class featuring Back Forty.
Positive Contact (BA:87 / RB:92)
Punkin Ale (BA:89 / RB:90)
Miles Davis Bitches Brew (BA:93 / RB:99)
My Antonia (BA:90 / RB:96)
120 Minute IPA (BA:89 / RB:99)
Midas Touch (BA:84 / RB:93)
Theobroma (BA:86 / RB:87)
Burton Baton (BA:94 / RB:99)
Namaste (BA:86 / RB:95)
Palo Santo Marron (BA:93 / RB:99)
Chicory Stout (BA:85 / RB:96)
Robert Johnson's Hellhound On My Ale (BA:87 / RB:97)
Olde School Barleywine (BA:88 / RB:98)
(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.
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):
- Arrogant Bastard (BA:93 / RB:99)
- Double Bastard (BA:95 / RB:100)
- Lukcy Basartd (BA:93 / RB:99)
- Oaked Arrogant Bastard (BA:94 / RB:99)
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!