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Inspired by Margarita Wars

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This past Saturday was Creative Loafing’s annual Margarita Wars, an event I find very inspiring.  At this event bartenders from around the bay area dream up their most creative margarita, and everyone attending gets to vote for the best.   The 19 entries this year included cocktails for every palate, and tequila was probably the

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Upcoming Tasting Events

We’ve been working on some new ShadowWerkz cider and beer recipes, and we’ll be debuting these at two upcoming events.  Come on out, taste some new flavors, and be part of the fun. BadA** Beer Fest Saturday, April 23 at TBBC  7:00 PM We’ll be serving our Symphony Cider, and our new Slightly Spicy Bock Beer,

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Brewing Inspiration

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Combining centuries-old brewing traditions with modern-day culinary creativity is what makes the craft beer industry so exciting to me.  Classic styles, combined with new flavors and techniques, make the possibilities truly endless.  Sometimes the results are just OK – a combination that sounds better than it tastes.  Other times, however, the results are spectacular.  Finding which is

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When Life Gives You Lemons…

… make lemonade.  At least that’s the common wisdom.  As a brewer and cider maker, I’m often lacking that common wisdom.  I might consider making lemonade, at least briefly,  but my very next thought would be “Why make lemonade when I can make HARD lemonade?”  It doesn’t end there.  Oh, no, not by a long

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Fall Tasting – Dec 10 at Poblano’s!

Don’t miss our very special Fall 2015 Tasting We’ve teamed up with the chefs at Poblano’s to create some great food pairings to go with some of our most popular hard cider & beer flavors, as well as a few exciting new flavors. Thursday, Dec 10, 2015 @ Poblano’s Mexican Grill 6:00 PM All attendees must be

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Bad A** Beer Fest 2015 – Tomorrow Night

Hi Folks – If you’re planning on ignoring the weatherman’s threats and coming out to the Bad Ass Beer Fest 2015 in the Oldsmar/Westchase area on July 31, be sure to visit us at booth #74, all the way on the East end of the festival – that’s to your right as you enter.  It’s

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Grodziskie – Old Style New Again

Grodziskie is a Polish beer style that was almost lost when the last production brewery making it closed their doors during the 1990’s.  It is a filtered, wheat beer made with mostly oak-smoked wheat, and thanks to a group of Polish home brewers, the style is making a comeback.  It took some searching, but I finally

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See us at Cider & Mead Festival, Jan 31

We’re getting ready to pour 2 new hard apple ciders at the upcoming Cider & Mead Festival at the Cajun Cafe on Jan 31.  Come on out to try our (not too) sweet, fresh ginger based Uncle Hank’s Gimme Rail and our CPA.  CPA is the not your tax accountant, but rather the hard apple

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Beer Research…in Italy?

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I’m about to leave on my beer research trip in Europe, and I could not be more excited! While I won’t make it to Belgium on this trip, I will be visiting three very cool beer destinations. The first two destinations are pretty obvious while the third, not so much. Germany, our second stop, has a

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Proposed Legislation Attacks Craft Beer in FL

By now many people have heard of SB1714, the Florida Bill that seeks to hamper the growth of Florida craft breweries.  However, not everyone understands the issues at stake and why this bill is such a big issue.  Joey Redner wrote a very good article explaining the bill and why many oppose it, and I

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Kick-off Party

Our fundraising kick-off party is really coming together.  It will be on Saturday April 26, 4-7 PM.  Tickets are $37.50 for admission & unlimited brewery samples (must be 21 or older, with ID), or $5 for designated drivers and other “no alcohol” admissions if purchased before April 17.   Beginning on April 17, tickets will be

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Brewery Kick-off!

This site, and this brewery, is a work in progress.  While we’re not yet licensed for commercial production, we will be soon.  In the meantime, we’ve been busy brewing up some great new recipes that we think you will love.  A line of beers and ciders with great flavors, and quite different from the beverages

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