Angry Chair Brewing

Angry Chair BrewingFlorida Craft Brewery: Angry Chair Brewing Angry Chair Brewing

Established: November 7th, 2014

Location: 6401 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33604

Known For: Angry Chair is known for both their sours and stouts, but mostly they are known for their stouts. No matter the style of stout they seem to brew a winner. Lucky enough the day I was in town they released a coffee milk stout with cinnamon called Imperial Awakening. It was all sorts of delicious. A nice smooth coffee bomb with a touch of cinnamon. On top of that bottles of 5 Lives Gose and Cucumber Lime Gose were still available. The 5 Lives had a nice citrus pucker to it and the Cucumber Lime was exactly what you would expect from the name. Both were delicious.  Needless to say, I headed home with four of each bottle.

Angry Chair BrewingCurrent Beer Menu: There was something on tap for everyone. Carly’s Tears is a Double IPA and was my least favorite offering of the day, which isn’t saying much considering I would rate it a 3.75. The Sound & Fury Mosaic Saison was a delicious hop bomb of a saison. The Gose was refreshingly salty with notes of coriander peeking through. I typically enjoy a rye IPA and #Triggered Rye IPA was no different. There was just enough spice from the rye to keep me happy. The Red Ale was nice and hoppy with a malty backbone. The Ascension IPA was decent with pine and some citrus on the nose and tropical citrus flavors after tasting. Two Chump Pump is a coffee, hazelnut porter. The aroma of hazelnuts hits you right away. The taste starts out with hazelnuts galore and finishes with coffee. 4 Bars of Bitterness is a Pale Ale with both mosaic and citra hops. Melon and citrus come through on both the nose and taste buds.

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Price Range: A 5oz pour is between $2.00 and $3.00. A 12oz pour will run you between $4.00 and $7.00. A 16oz pour is $5.00. A 32oz growler costs Angry Chair Brewingbetween $8.00 and $11.00. If you don’t have your growler handy you can purchase a 32 oz growler glass for $5.00 or a 64oz for $7.00.

Wine Menu: Wine is not offered.

Food Menu/Food Trucks: Food trucks are only available on the days of the bigger bottle releases. It is possible to have food delivered or bring food from home, though.

Ambiance: I walked into the tap room around 3:00pm on a Friday afternoon to find the sweet sound of 90’s era hip-hop playing overhead. There was a fair amount of people, but I’m guessing that was because of the release of the Imperial Awakening with Cinnamon. The chairs and lighting reminded me of something that might be found in Steampunk decor. The walls are adorned with some of the artwork from past bottle labels and 3D art containing chairs. Overall the tap room was quite welcoming.

Angry Chair BrewingBar Seating: The tap room is 1,000 sqft and holds seating for between 45 and 50 people. There are 14 seats at the bar, three low top, and two large high top tables.

Staff: Justin was my bartender while I was visiting. He has been with Angry Chair since they opened their doors. He answered as many of my questions as humanly possible considering the crowd was pulling him in all directions.

Brewing System: Angry Chair brews on a 10 barrel (bbl) brewhouse with three 30 bbl fermenters, one 15 bbl fermenter, one 10 bbl fermenter, and two 5 bbl fermenters.

Merch: T-shirts are offered for $20.00 apiece. You can also purchase a small snifter ($5.00), regular snifter ($7.00), or pint glass ($5.00).

Membership offered: Angry Chair doesn’t currently offer any sort of membership and doesn’t have Angry Chair Brewinganything in the works for the future.

Best days or time of year to go: Typically you’ll be able to find a spot at the bar on the weekdays if you show up before 5:00pm.

Regular Hours: Tuesday – Wednesday: 4:00pm –  10:00pm, Thursday: 3:00pm – 11:00pm, Friday – Saturday: Noon – Midnight, and Sunday: Noon – 9:00pm

Happy Hour: Angry Chair does not offer a happy hour.

Fun Facts:  

Angry Chair Brewing-The building Angry Chair calls home was an old clock shop originally built-in 1941.

-As much of the original Heart Pine was kept in the roof as possible. Heart pine is the center cut of the Long Leaf Pine tree, which are hundreds of years old.

-When the interior ceiling of the building was demolished the salvageable pieces of heart pine were used to create the bar.

-The co-founders come from a corporate background. Angry Chair Brewing was created as an Angry Chair Brewingescape from their daily grind or ‘Angry Chair’.

-Your favorite four-legged friend is always welcome at Angry Chair.

Overall Rating (1-5): I am rating Angry Chair Brewing a 4.75. With so many breweries in the area, there is certainly a lot to choose from. I’m here to tell you Angry Chair is an absolute must when you are in town.

What was missing: Nothing at all comes to mind when I ask myself this question. The beer was good to fantastic, the tap room was very nice, Angry Chair Brewingand even though I’m not a regular and the bar was busy I didn’t feel like I had to wait for a beer.

In closing, I have stopped into Angry Chair twice now while in town to pick up El Catador Club bottles at Cigar City Brewing. I was impressed with their beer the first time I stopped in and even more impressed the second time. These guys know dark beer and interestingly enough also brew delicious sour styles like all three of the Gose that were on tap.

Is there something else you would like to know about Angry Chair Brewing? Please don’t hesitate to leave me a comment below.

Cheers!

Giving Back with the Faction Wars!

Faction WarsI recently announced that Craft Daddy Blog now has merchandise available for all my fellow craft daddies, mommies, babies and doggies too! We thought of it all and added our craft daddy logo to it. You’re welcome.

The big news is we’ve joined forces with author Martina McAtee and her Faction Wars!

I will be donating 100% of the proceeds of ALL Craft Daddy Blog merchandise sales from now until November 15th to Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc. on behalf of the faction, Reapers! That’s right! Yours truly has chosen to be a part of the Reapers faction and we’re going to win this contest! #TeamReapersRock

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The reason I chose the Reapers Faction is not only because the main character in the book is a reaper but also because of the charity it’s associated with. I’m a big dog lover and actually own a rescue pitbull (or should I say he owns us?) so this charity is close to my heart. I’m proud to help Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc. in any way that I can!

How can you help? You can help by purchasing Craft Daddy Blog merchandise at craftdaddyblog.com/merch and by joining the Faction Wars by clicking the following link  martinamcatee.com.

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Martina McAtee is a bestselling author and the winner of the 2016 Reader’s Favorite Gold Medal for her first book, Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things. She created the Faction Wars to bring fans of The Dead Things Series together for a chance to make friends, raise awareness for important causes, raise money, win awesome prizes and, of course…PROVE THEIR FACTION’S DOMINANCE!

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Beginning October 3rd, the four factions represented in her series are pairing up with the four respective charities:

  • Witches with Safe Child Africa who fearlessly protects children in Nigeria, including those accused of witchcraft.
  • Reapers with Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc. a no-kill animal shelter that’s founded on the principle of trying to find loving homes for the animals and help stop the killing of over 75,000 abandoned animals in southern Florida.
  • Shifters with The Wolf Conservation Center that promotes wolf conservation and protection.
  • Fae with Rainforest Alliance who works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices, and consumer behavior.

 

Four factions.

Four deserving charities.

Tons of ways to earn points.

Points you will earn for your faction and for yourself.

Points you can redeem for swag and other cool prizes.

And one person who will walk away with a grand prize which will include:

  • 15 signed paperbacks
  • Book swag
  • $100 Book Depository Gift Card
  • A ‘walk-on’ role in Book 4 of the Dead Things Series representing your faction.

 

How to get started in your Faction Wars Facebook group:

Step 1: Follow this link: martinamcatee.com

Step 2: Click the button that says Find Your Faction

Step 3: Take the Quiz or click on your Faction’s Badge

Step 4: Read about your faction and scroll to the bottom and click Join your faction.

Step 5: Join The Faction Wars Event Page Here for Updates

Click Here to join today! The Faction Wars start October 3rd and run until November 30th.

Now follow the directions above to join #teamreaper and have fun while making a difference!

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Also, check out Martina McAtee’s books available on Amazon by clicking the links below.

 

 

 

 

 

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