Lake Tribe Set To Celebrate '4 Years of Beer'
It seems almost impossible that a year has passed since we wrote about Lake Tribe Brewing Company's plans for its three-year anniversary celebration. That celebration — which saw three new IPAs and the unveiling of a new tasting room — was equal parts “thank you” for the year that was, and "get ready" for the year to come.
And it was quite a year for our friends off Garber Drive in Northwest Tallahassee.
“We knocked off a bucket list item with the debut of our canning line, allowing us to share our beer with Tallahassee in a whole new way," Lake Tribe co-owner Jason Ross said. "We expanded our tasting room and outdoor patio space, helping us host more events and local live music.”
All of it will be on full display March 29-30, when Lake Tribe hosts its “4 Years of Beer” anniversary celebration.
Here's how the team intends to top last year:
- Expanding the anniversary party to two days
- Six bottle releases
- Four new, limited (tasting room only) beer releases
- One new limited can release
- Four live music acts plus food trucks
And we didn't even mention their big announcement, about a brand new project they’ve been working on with Tallahassee Tea Company. More on that in a second.
While you’re navigating those White Waters and the menu for the featured food truck that day — Tally Mac Shack — don’t forget to score limited release bottles of some Year 4 favorites from the Wildwoods Project Volume 2, a series of wild ales that includes everything from Flora Bloom (satsuma oranges, lavender, hibiscus tea, aged in a rum barrel) to Casa'Ross'a (red grape wine must, aged in a french oak Cabernet Sauvignon barrel).
To help you take all this in, the team at Lake Tribe is rolling out new hours. The brewery will now be open until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. That’s an extra hour to enjoy one of Tribe’s favorite bands, Common Taters and Turn Ups, who take the stage/patio at 6 p.m. Friday.
Festivities get fired up again at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 29, with the first of a series of four timed releases scheduled that day.
Raised by Wolves – a white IPA brewed with Jasmine Green Tea – will be the initial offering from Lake Tribe’s “Loose Leaves Project,” tapping specially for the 4 Years of Beer celebration. The project features tea-infused beers and highlights, another aspect of the brewery’s core values through its collaboration with Tallahassee Tea Company, which supplied the teas. Three other releases follow at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Saturday’s festivities will also feature the Valhalla Grill Food Truck and a packed musical lineup of Tallahassee favorites, starting with the Frank Jones Band playing from 1-4 p.m., followed by Tuesday Supper Club from 4-7 p.m. Sway Jah Vu closes it out from 7-10 p.m.
We’ll see you there!
Deep re-releases Hydrospace Neipa in cans
Hydrospace New England IPA returns on draft and in cans to Deep Brewing’s tasting room Friday. While there were some slight changes to the can design, owner Ryan LaPete didn’t tinker with the delicious recipe, promising “massive late-kettle additions and gratuitous dry-hopping with a blend of galaxy/citra/mosaic hops to create flavors of lightly sweet mango and pineapple juice with a subtle lingering resin in the finish.”
Grasslands' new community pint
For the month of April, 10 percent of every TLH Blonde beer sold at GrassLands Brewing Company will go to the Alzheimer's Association of Central and North Florida. It's part of GrassLands' continued "Community Pint" program, which donates proceeds of a select beer every month to a nonprofit.
Ology/Proof dominate Hunahpu's Day in Tampa
If you didn't see Beer Society co-founder Danny Aller’s column on Sunday, you might’ve missed the huge news out of Ology and Proof this week. Tallahassee’s youngest and oldest breweries, respectively, finished 1-2 in the "Best Brewery" and "Best Beer" categories at Cigar City's acclaimed Hunahpu's Day Festival in Tampa, which features a collection of almost 200 breweries from around the world.
Ology was voted Best Brewery and then placed second in Best Beer for its passionfruit, blood orange and raspberry Juice Lab Berliner Weisse. Proof's Key Lime Pine Evil Kiss Berliner Weisse won Best Beer and Proof finished second in the Best Brewery category. Huge congrats to them once again!
Proof also finally released its LaLa Land West Coast IPA in cans this week. Those cans are available in the tasting room and will soon make its way into distribution around Tallahassee's bars, restaurants and stores.
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