Celebrating diversity daily here at the witch. Today we are proud to live in a community who also celebrates diversity as the city hosts one of the largest Pride events in our very diverse country in which we live. We open at 1:30pm today with 32 unique taps to choose and enjoy. We have 61 kegs in all ready to celebrate with you and live music to share too with Rebekah Pulley and the Reluctant Prophets band from 8:30-11:30pm. The list of our taps can be found here: http://thealeandthewitch.com/witches-brews/ Today's parade and other information on that schedule can be found here on our city's website too. https://www.stpetepride.com/en/events/2017-parade Cheers to being you and raise a glass to diversity !!
Smile....Smile.....Smile. It's Friday!! How about 1 of these 3 unique beers today to enjoy. From DuClaw Brewing Co. the Q dry rubbed pale ale, yep they partnered with Dizzy Pig seasonings and used their famous dizzy dust rub (minus the salt and sugar) to infuse a pale ale with this remarkable seasoning while hopping it with Columbus and cascade hops. Ommegang' newest Game of Thrones release beer is named Bend the Knee and is a 9% golden ale brewed with pilsner malt, saaz/Bravo/Sterling hops & wildflower honey. Speaking of honey B. Nektar's Kill all the golfers is a cider made w/ black tea, lemon & honey and extraordinarily refreshing in this heat. So a Bbq beer, a wildflower honey Belgian and an Arnold Palmer take of a cider are 3 very unique options indeed today. Live music 9-11:30 features The Applebutter Express bringing smiles at every show. Happy Friday everyone!!
Our food options here go great with our tap selections. We proudly serve items prepared fresh for us from Brooklyn South located at 1437 Central Avenue right here in St Pete (who also celebrated their 3 year anniversary yesterday, CONGRATS!!). A beer cheese dip made with Cigar City Brewing Jai Alai, a smoked salmon spread and also a meat and cheese tray are the 3 items from them. New addition to our snack menu are 3 items from Boar's Head - 2 variations of Jerkey (London broil or Buffalo style turkey) and a traditional hummus tray. New CASK spiked today and flowing from our beer engine comes fresh from the The Wild Rover Brewery and is an English style Brown ale named Electric Warrior. Live music to evening features an acoustic version of Shane Meade & the Sound doing a trio from 8-10:30pm.
Happy summer solstice to all. Today marks the longest day of sunlight as the official first day of summer begins. (Seems like summer has been going on for months as far as temperature though). Some refreshing taps to cool off and enjoy today include Coppertail Brewing Co Pinky Swear, a tart Florida Weisse pink lemonade & Central 28 Beer Co. blonde de blanc IPA, a real nice version with hints of lemongrass and white grapes balancing this single hop and single malt brew. Live music features our weekly Witchgrass Wednesday bluegrass jam from 7-10pm with some of our areas fine bluegrass musicians picking up quite a party. Come dance under the sun and celebrate the summer solstice. (Only 4 more months of 90 degree weather ahead). What will be your refreshing beer style of choice this summer????? Saison Florida Weisse Wheat Pilsner Kolsch Cider Sour/wild ale We have 32 choices to pick from and all the styles to try too.
The fresh picked hop, no flavor quite like it and arguably the best seasonal beer each year is the harvested fresh wet hopped beers made using the hop directly from the vine within 24 hours of its life. This fall seasonal ale has massively aromatic and dank characteristics that can't be duplicated from pellets, oils or powders. Fresh is indeed best and an ingredient only able to be used during the harvest time of the year (autumn). Until now........ Yes a wet hop pale ale in June using these same Yakima valley hops from Washington. But it is summer you say.... the harvest picked last fall. Well...... technology and some ingenious alchemists tried many ways to capture and preserve the hop to be fresh born even in summer and after many failed ways they nailed one true way to do this. On tap today taste this wet hop unfiltered pale ale on tap and experience the true fresh taste of a whole come hop flowering and starting to sprout even after it's true birth was months ago. Lagunitas Brewing Co born AGAIN yesterday had arrived and truly a remarkable beer. An added bonus is during our Witching hour today from 4-6pm it's just $4. Crazy this all is!!!!
Today's tap spotlight shows Things aren't necessarily what they look like. The Spectrally Macabre from Inoculum Ale Works has a deep dark color in appearance but by taste is quite light and refreshing. Made with watermelon, basil, Maldonado Sea Salt (from a 135 year old family business on the black water estuary of Essex, England) and a special bitterless black malt this Gose style beer is quite amazing. As H. P. Lovecraft said "demands a certain degree of imagination and a capacity for detachment from everyday life" Experience this very creative beer while it lasts. Witching hour is Monday-Thursday from 4-6 anything served in a pint glass or tulip is just $4. Including this spotlight feature too. Running for Brews St Pete meets up at 7pm for their weekly run. Keep an eye on the sky and check their page for updates later today.