Come have this guy pour you a beer from 5:30-7:30pm. This guy is the one and only Beer for the Daddy Sean Nordquist. Sean is known in the beer community here in the Tampa area as one of its biggest ambassadors but Sean's other passion is the ocean. Sean is an ambassador as well for the Center for Open Exploration. The goal for C4OE is to enrich and expand the public understanding of ocean science. This non profit organization continues multiple efforts to help our oceans and science is the DNA to its enrichment. Tonight this community bartender for a community cause witching hour is helping them raise money and awareness for this organization and Sean will be its generator. Every item he serves the witch donates $1 and 100% of the tips over the two hours to the center. Join friends and raise a glass to this organization and learn more about what they do and we all can do to ensure a healthy ocean. Running for Brews St Pete meets up too at 7pm for their weekly free to join 5k waterfront run open to all skill levels.
Sunday's special live concert today features Antelope: A Tribute To Phish from 5:07pm until 8:13pm. Antelope consists of 4 local all star musicians who have performed in the Tampa area now for a combined 40+ years and formed this tribute band just last year to honor the music of Phish. Phish in their own regards were formed 34 years ago in 1983 at the University of Vermont and have influenced the music scene ever since across the entire world. Swing in and enjoy this fantastic show as it is all ages and of course free.... The Band Antelope consists of Matt Weis, Meesta Juanjamon, Michael Garrie & Sean Hartley. Taps flow at 3pm when we open today. Sunday shows here at the witch during this time of the day (in Honor of Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre Sunday time slots) are always a blast !!!
'It all begins in the dirt"..... from our food sources as well as ingredients used to make beer, the farms are the first source tapped. This Earth Day we not only cherish our home but we raise a glass to a few of the breweries who grow their own ingredients. Forbidden Root is the 1st Botanical Brewery in Chicago that opened up their restaurant & brewery on 2/18/16. Building beers layered in complexity & subtlety using fresh & local ingredients such as bark, stems, flowers, herbs, spices, leaves, roots & other foraged flavors which have long been part of beer through history. On tap we have their Sublime Ginger- a golden wheat ale with a splash of Key Lime juice, ginger, honey bush & lemon Myrtle. From Rogue Ales & Spirits we have three of their Farm series ales- 7 Hop IPA, 8 Hop IPA & marrionberry braggot. In 2008 Rogue built a 42 acre farm in Independence, Oregon along the Willamette river. Oregon has been growing hops since the first commercial hop yard opened in 1867 and in 1905 the State was the largest producing hop grower in the United States. Rogue also planted over 200 acres of barley in the Tygh Valley just in the rain shadow of Mt Hood in Oregon. Growing all of their ingredients they use in their beer production, Rogue is by far a leader in the dirt to glass concept. Then we also have today featured Blackberry Farm Brewery's Fenceline Saison. Located on 4,200 acres in the Great Smoky Mountain foothills of Eastern Tennessee this farm and guest house resort first opened in 1941 growing an assortment of vegetables and fruits, Long after the region was cultivated by the Cherokee & early Appalachians. The 20 barrel system brewery produces classic farmhouse ales in the old tradition utilizing their own terroir and have been winning awards now for a few years on their beers. It does all begin in the dirt.....and Mother Earth is rich with what it can give as long as we treat her right. Live music double bill today 4-7pm features some terrific bluegrass music with the Ramblegrass Band while 8:30-11:30pm we host the Urban Gypsies Of Florida for some fun tribal~disco~gypsy~bluegrass music. Both shows are free and all ages.
5 special beers on tap from The Bruery today when we open at 3pm. Try all 5 on a flight for just $10 until 7pm. No flights offered after 7 tonight. Live music 8:30-11:30pm features the Damon Fowler group. Free show and all ages as all of our witch shows have been since January 29, 2011 when we hosted our first concert. On our beer engine today we will be pouring a cask conditioned firken of Crooked Thumb Brewery's shade tree IPA. Have a great Friday everyone!!
This evening join us for a courtyard show with the Ella Jet band from 8-11pm. Some big bold flavorful brews to enjoy might include Hourglass Brewing's Ms Keller Florida Weisse brewed with fresh Oregon picked marionberries. Avery Brewing Company maharaja imperial IPA and Anderson Valley Brewing Company summer solstice a nice creamy rich and balanced summer seasonal for the hot weather months which we are now in. Happy 4-20 everyone. Taps flow at 3pm when we open.
It is Witchgrass Wednesday and our continuing weekly bluegrass music open jam series continues from 7-10pm. Hosted by Thump Barrel (Fil Pate & Rob Williams) grab a wildwood weed IPA from St Petersburg Brewing Company brewer just for this series or choose from one of the many other selections and settle in and enjoy some terrific live music of an open jam where the musicians flow with the evening and improvise some incredible compositions. To find out what we have on tap at anytime follow this link to our website. http://thealeandthewitch.com/witches-brews/ It will show in chronological order what is on tap, what day and time it was tapped up as well. Our tap list is always updated with each keg changed (and we have changed 800 so far this year). The best and fastest rotating tap list where we work with over 200 small batch breweries around the country and 10 different distributors to bring in these fresh selections for us to enjoy.