Lake Tribe gettin' 'Wild' again this weekend
Another year, another BIG August beer release from our friends at Lake Tribe, who are gearing up for not one, but TWO "Wild" beer days this weekend.
That's right, Lake Tribe's annual Wildwoods Project barrel-aged sour project is back -- with three new beers coming out Saturday, Aug. 24, on tap and in limited-edition bottles.
But that's not all.
On Friday, Aug. 23, Lake Tribe adds a new wrinkle to its yearly Wildwoods party by debuting two new tea-infused Berliner Weisse's called the "Wild Leaves Project." And each beer is made with tea from locally owned Tallahassee Tea Company.
These two new Wild Leaves Project beers — "Tiger Shark" hibiscus berry Berliner Weisse, and "White Tea Sage" Berliner Weisse — will only be available in the tasting room, and their release will precede Saturday's main event when Wildwoods Project, Volume III debuts.
On Saturday, Lake Tribe will tap three of eight planned Wildwoods barrel-aged sours, then slowly release the over five over the next 2 months. The first three three available Saturday will be: "Boss's" — bourbon barrel-aged cherry sour, "Black'bear'y" — bourbon barrel-aged blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, strawberry; and "Pink Fla'Mango" — bourbon barrel-aged cranberry, Florida mango and Georgia peaches. Each of the beers have been slow-aged anywhere from 3-8 months.
Stay tuned to Lake Tribe's social media —Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - for the dates and details on the remaining Wild Leaves Berliner Weisse release and the release dates on the other five Wildwoods Project, Volume III barrel-aged sours.
We love this annual event from Lake Tribe, and we love those beers even more. Congrats on three "Wild" years, Lake Tribe!
Tally brew bus heading to Jacksonville for FSU vs. Boise State
Want a ride to the 2019 Florida State football season opener against Boise State in Jacksonville on Aug. 31 -- without having to worry about driving round trip, paying for parking or staying overnight?
Well, the Tallahassee Brew Bus has you covered.
On Saturday, Aug. 31, the Tally Brew Bus presents the "Tomahawk Tour." The bus will depart from Growler Country at 10:30 a.m. and head to Jax, arriving at TIAA Bank Field around 1 p.m. with plenty of time to tailgate before the 7 p.m. kickoff. The cost is $75 a person, and the trip includes three kegs of Deep Brewing Company beer on board -- for guests to enjoy before, during and after the game -- plus food from Tallahassee's own Metro Deli. When the game's over, just head out to a designated meeting spot and the bus will scoop you up and bring you back to Tallahassee.
The Tally Brew Bus has its own reserved parking space where riders can hang out at before kickoff -- or they can choose to take part at any of the ticketed tailgate parties happening at the stadium, like Madison Social's or the Seminole Boosters.
To reserve your seats, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New brewery coming to the 850
Big Bend craft beer lovers, meet Southern Fields Brewing — the 850's next craft brewery set to open in November!
Located in Campbellton, in Jackson County — which is just northwest of Marianna and a little over an hour from Tallahassee — Southern Fields was founded by cousins Brian Walker and Joe McMullian, both of whom are natives of Jackson County. The duo have worked as teachers and farmers in Campbellton, and in a brief email interview with the TLH Beer Society this week they spoke about their plans.
"Our family has lived in Jackson County for many generations, and the roots that tie the family to the area made it a no brainer (to open a brewery here)," Walker wrote. "Jackson County has always been home. We want to give back to our community and what better way to do that then to bring them in for cheers, beers, and a family friendly good time?"
The brewery will be housed in a historic building in downtown.
"The building is 120 years old and was originally Central State Bank that closed during the Great Depression," Walker wrote. "It has been in the family since then, but sat vacant for all of these years, boarded up. It was used at some point for storage of hardware and hay, believe it or not. Cleaning and renovating it has been a challenge, but very rewarding."
Stay tuned to Southern Fields' Facebook page to follow their progress and get updates on their grand opening date. But we know we speak for area craft beer fans when we say, "Congrats and welcome to the 850!"
Proof gearing up for big Warpath release
Proof's annual garnet & gold can release - "Warpath Imperial IPA" - is set for Aug. 29, just two days before the Florida State football team kicks off its season against Boise State. This beer sold out in less than an hour last year, so if you want any of it you better get there early and secure a place in line when Proof opens at 4 p.m. that day. Because, trust us, there WILL be a line.
It was originally brewed in 2014 to commemorate Florida State's national championship season in 2013. And it was so popular, Proof has brought it back every year since. It will also be available on tap in the tasting room in limited quantities too.
Ology Charity Bottle Share nets over $1,200 for family of ailing child
The "Tough As Trace Charity Bottle Share Fundraiser earlier this week at Ology Brewing raised just over $1,200 for the family of Trace Thompson, a 9-year-old Tallahassee boy who suffers from a rare genetic brain disorder called Adrenoleukodystrophy (more commonly known as "ALD"). Trace's father Matt used to work with Ology co-owner Nick Walker when Walker was a nurse at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare and many area businesses and organizations have joined in the fundraising cause.
The Thompson family is currently in Minneapolis, Minn., where Trace is receiving treatment. The Thompsons will be out of work during the four months Trace is being treated, so the money was raised to help cover their mounting expenses during the ordeal.
Thanks to everyone who came out and donated for another one of #DrinkBeer and #DoGood charity fundraising events! And stay tuned for details on the next one soon.
Get ready for Deep's 'CANiversary'
Deep's got so much going over the next week, it'll make your head spin. It begins this weekend with the re-release of cans of their popular NE IPA, "Low Viz."
But the real action is next week when Deep celebrate its 3-year anniversary with what it's calling "CANiversary." Between Aug. 29 and Sept. 2, they will be releasing 3 beers in cans, 12 original beers on tap and one limited edition bottle.
As the kids say, "It's gon' be LIT!"
The TLH Beer Society is a group of avid craft beer lovers co-founded by Danny Aller, who is also the co-host of the Saturday Morning Bottle Share on 97.9 ESPN radio. Follow TLH Beer Society at Facebook.com/TLHBeerSociety or @TLHBeerSociety on Twitter and Instagram or email email@example.com.