Next charity bottle share fundraiser set for Sunday at Lake Tribe
Our next charity fundraiser bottle share is upon us, and it's happening Sunday at Lake Tribe Brewing.
(What's a charity fundraiser bottle share, you ask? All your questions are answered in Matt Crumbaker's recent column, "Share beer and fundraise for the Panhandle" on just that topic.)
Lake Tribe is located at 3357 Garber Drive just off Tharpe Street in Northwest Tallahassee, and if you've never made the drive out there, this Sunday from 3-7 p.m. is as good a time as any.
We ask the host breweries to choose the benefactor for each event, and Lake Tribe chose the Tallahassee Chapter of the Alzheimer's Project, which provides comfort, support, and assistance to persons with memory disorders and their caregivers across the Big Bend area. The Alzheimer’s Project is a nonprofit organization funded by grants and private donations, and many of the services are delivered through volunteers.
A great cause and reason enough to come, right? Well, Lake Tribe decided to up the ante by recruiting Rankin Tacos food truck to be on-site so folks don't go hungry, and they even hired local Tallahassee band South of Echo to perform for guests during the event.
This will mark the first time one of these bottle shares has featured a food truck and live music — so major props to #TeamTribe for going the extra mile to ensure a fun afternoon.
As with previous bottle shares, the ask of those attending is simple: Come, bring a bottle or two of your favorite beer to share, make a suggested donation of $10, help raise money for a great local organization, and enjoy yourself.
Our goal coming into 2019 was to hold one of these a month, with a different charity or nonprofit benefiting each time. And we hope you'll come out Sunday and make our first one of the new year just as successful as all those we put on in 2018!
Proof 3.0's Grand Opening
Proof Brewing's brand new location attracted a huge crowd this past weekend during its soft opening, as craft beer lovers far and wide flocked to 1320 South Monroe to get a first look at the new place. Now that Proof's first "stress test" is over, it's time for the Grand Opening celebration, which will begin Friday and last all weekend.
There will be live music on Friday from local Tallahassee band Taller Trees and the brewery flexes its new hours both Friday and Saturday by opening at 11 a.m. and staying open until 1 a.m. Proof's new restaurant, Proper Brewpub at Proof, will also be offering its full menu after only serving select items during last week's soft opening.
We checked out the soft opening this past Friday when the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting in the afternoon, and then we returned later that night for a beer and some food in the new 8,000-square foot beer garden. And let us be the first to tell you: The new place is absolutely stunning.
But don't take our word for it — go see for yourself this weekend!
Deep's latest can release set for Saturday
On Saturday, Low Viz – a hazy, tropical, juicy, New England IPA with heavy doses of citra, simcoe and Chinook hops — hits cans in the Deep tasting room. This is a local favorite of many "hop heads" and we're excited Deep's canning this particular beer.
Speaking of exciting Deep news, Deep won not one, but two trophies following the Inaugural Tallahassee Beer Festival — one for "Best Local Beer" (Vertigose, a mango, lime, habeñero Gose) and another for "Best Overall Brewery."
Forgotten Coast breweries also earn festival accolades
A trophy was also given out at the Tallahassee Beer Festival for "Best Overall Beer," and our friends at Eastpoint Beer Company — who were participating in their first-ever beer festival since recovering from Hurricane Michael damage and opening Dec. 14 — took home the trophy for their Dark Overload Imperial Stout.
But not to be outdone, one weekend later, Eastpoint's neighbor — Oyster City Brewing Company in Apalachicola — took home the award for "Best Brewery" at the Brews By the Bay craft beer festival in Wakulla County. Brews By the Bay marked the first craft beer festival in Wakulla County history and drew over 500 people.
Congrats to both the Forgotten's Coast's craft breweries!
IF YOU GO
WHAT: Lake Tribe's first ever bottle share fundraiser
WHEN: 3-7 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Lake Tribe Brewing, 3357 Garber Drive
COST: 1-2 bottles to share and suggested donation of $10 per person. All funds raised go to the local chapter of the Alzheimer's Project.