2018 Festival Updates

— St. Petersburg, Florida —

2018 Schedule:

// State of sour/wild beer in Florida, featuring:
Bob Sylvester of Saint Somewhere Brewing Co.
Khris Johnson of Green Bench Brewing
Matt Manthe of Odd Breed Wild Ales

// Interview w/ Q&A – Chase Healey of American Solera

// Sour Beer and Retail, featuring:
Adam Beauchamp of Creature Comforts
Greg Engert  of Churchkey, Sovereign, Bluejacket, and more
Veronica Danko of The Independent, Jug & Bottle
Christian Gregory of Shelton Brothers

// Interview w/Q+A – Troy Casey of Casey Brewing and Blending

// Sour Wild Ales Guild (S.W.A.G.) featuring:
Jeffery Stuffings of Jester King Brewing Company
Erin Jones of Point Five Creative Consulting
Brandon Jones of Yazoo Brewing Company
Jeff Porn of Atom Brewing Company

In addition to these intimate sessions, we’ll be pouring beer from:

Side Project Brewing, Funk Factory Geuzeria, Speciation Artisan Ales, American Solera, Cascade Brewing, Wiseacre Brewing, Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, Jester King Brewery, Yazoo Brewing Co., DeGarde Brewing, Crooked Stave, New Belgium, Odd Breed Wild Ales, Atom Brewing Co., Creature Comforts Brewing, and many more to be added!

Panel hosted by Good Beer Hunting.

Beer List and Panel Discussion Update (Part 4/5)

We are only TWO days away from our 5th Annual Foeder for Thought! The wonderful talent at Good Beer Hunting will be curating our live panel discussions and one on one interviews for the night, which will include exclusive timed tappings of some of the best beers on the planet. We suggest that all guests arrive before 5:30 PM so that you can get signed in and you won’t miss the amazing list of beers available during the 6 PM hour! Here’s what will be available during our second Interview of the evening:

*NOTE: all timed tappings and bottles will be available outside*

9:00 PM – Casey Brewing and Blending Nectarine Fruit Stand (Bottles) and Casey Brewing and Blending Funky Blender (Bottles)

9:15 PM – Interview w/ Q&A: Casey Brewing and Blending featuring Troy Casey

In addition to the timed releases, here’s a few brands we’ll have at the festival:

De la Senne

  • Jester Zinne (collab w/ Jester King) (Bottles)
  • Bruxellensis Reservera (Bottles)

Rowley Farmhouse Ales

  • Côte-d’Or – Double Cerise (Bottles)
  • Petit Blanche – Amarillo (Bottles)

Transient Artisan Ales

  • Just Passing Through (Draft)
  • Vacillate #6 (Bottles)

Hidden Springs Ale Works

  • Oubliette (Daft)
  • Blitzkriek (Draft)

New Belgium Brewing

  • Nitro Love Oscar Worthy Coffee (Draft)
  • 2016 Le Terroir (Draft)

Wiseacre Brewing Company

  • Symphonic Wildbock w/ Montmorency Cherries (Bottles)

Calusa Brewing Company

  • FoederHead (Draft)
  • The Narrows (Draft)

Aardwolf Brewing Company

  • Foeder Aged San Marco Sour (Draft)
  • Animals and Passions (Draft)

Much more to come.

Beer List and Panel Discussion Update (Part 3/5)

It’s officially Tampa Bay Beer Week, so that means we are less than a week away from our 5th Annual Foeder for Thought! Over the course of the next few days we’ll continue publishing updates to the hourly Panel Discussions and One-on-One Interviews, all led by the talented group from Good Beer Hunting, as well as the ever growing tap list so that you can know exactly what to expect. We suggest that all guests arrive before 5:30 PM so that you can get signed in and you won’t miss the amazing list of beers available during the 6PM hour! Here’s what will be available during the second Panel Discussion of the evening:

*NOTE: All timed tappings and bottles will be available outside*

8:00 PM – Creature Comforts DaySpring (Bottles), Creature Comforts Subtle Alchemy Blend 003 (Bottles), Creature Comforts Golden Door (Bottles), Creature Comforts Booger Hill (Bottles)

8:15 PM – Panel Discussion: Sour/Wild Beer At Retail featuring Blake Tyers of Creature Comforts, Veronica Danko of The Independent/Jug & Bottle, Greg Engert of Churchkey/The Sovereign/Bluejacket Brewery, Christian Gregory of Shelton Brothers

In addition to the timed releases, here’s a few brands we’ll have at the festival:

Off Color Brewing

  • Hellbroth (Draft)
  • Space Tiger (Draft)

Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales

  • CYGNUS: Cherry (Blend A) (Bottles)
  • CLOUDMASTER (Bottles)

Central State Brewing

  • Lazer Raptor (Draft)
  • Most Humble Ever collab w/ Other Half (Draft)

Angry Orchard

  • Edu (Bottles)
  • Understood in Motion 03 (Bottles)

Libertine Brewing Company

  • Framboise (Bottles)
  • Pacific Ocean Blue Gose (Bottles)

The Collective Brewing Company

  • Urban Funkhouse (Draft)
  • Doom Berry (Draft)

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

  • Saison S (Draft)
  • Costa de Vil (Draft)

Alesong Brewing and Blending

  • Terroir Pinot Gris (Bottles)
  • Peche (Bottles)

Much more information to come.

Beer List and Panel Discussion Update (Part 2/5)

As we creep closer to our 5th Annual Foeder for Thought celebration on March 9th, we’ll be updating you on our growing beer list for the evening, as well as the highlighted beers during every hour of our Panel Discussions and one-on-one Interviews, led by the talented Good Beer Hunting crew! We suggest that all guests arrive before 5:30 PM so that you can get signed in and you won’t miss the amazing list of beers available during the 6PM hour! Here’s what will be available during our first Interview of the evening:

*NOTE: All timed tappings and bottles will be available outside*

7:00 PM – American Solera Biere De Picpoul (Draft), American Solera Samison (Draft), and American Solera Passion Foo (Draft)

7:15 PM – Interview w/ Q&A: American Solera featuring Chase Healey

In addition to the timed releases, here’s a few brands we’ll have at the festival:

Funk Factory Geuzeria

  • Meerts (Draft)
  • Mango and Passionfruit Meerts (Draft)

Bird’s Fly South Ale Project

  • RumbleFish Solera Farmhouse (Bottles)
  • Love.Birds.1 Blended Sour (Bottles)

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

  • Sour Rose (Draft)
  • Serenata Notturna Blueberry (Draft)

Casa Agria Specialty Ales

  • Dos Casas (Draft)
  • Huesito (Draft)

Jackie O’s Brewery

  • Elle (Bottles)
  • Hockhocking (Bottles)

Sun King Brewing

  • Razzleblaster Busey (Draft)
  • The Afterparty (Draft)

Beachwood Blendery

  • Chaos is a Friend of Mine (Bottles)
  • Floating in Space (Bottles)

New Belgium Brewing

  • Nitro Love Oscar Worthy Coffee (Draft)
  • 2016 Le Terroir (Draft)

Brewski

  • Collabski Sour collab w/ Brekeriet (Draft)
  • Sweet Cup Milkshake Berliner Weisse (Draft)

Much more information to come

Beer List and Panel Discussion Update (Part 1/5)

We’re just under two weeks away from the best evening of Tampa Bay Beer Week, our 5th Annual Foeder for Thought! Over the course of the next week and a half we’ll be updating you on our ongoing beer list for the night, as well as the highlighted beers during every hour of the Panel Discussions and Interviews, led by our friends at Good Beer Hunting. We suggest that guests arrive before 5:30 PM to get signed in so that you’re ready for our first tapping at 6PM!

*NOTE: All timed tappings and bottles will be outside*

6:00 PM – Cantillon Nath (Draft) and Drie Fonteinen Cuvee Armand & Gaston (Magnum Bottles)

6:15 PM – Panel Discussion: State of Sour/Wild Beer in Florida featuring Bob Sylvester of Saint Somewhere, Khris Johnson of Green Bench, and Matt Manthe of Odd Breed

6:15 PM – Saint Somewhere Anne (Bottles) and Saint Somewhere Oliver (Bottles)

6:15 PM – Green Bench/Cascade Collab Blendship (Bottles) and Green Bench Sauvage Miel (Bottles)

6:15 PM – Odd Breed Peghead (Draft), Dry Hopped Broken Tail (Bottles), and Tres y Dos (Bottles)

In addition to the timed releases, here’s a few brands we’ll have at the festival:

Perennial Artisan Ales

  • Funky Wit (Bottles)
  • Funky Wit w/ Apricot (Bottles)

Speciation Artisan Ales

  • Meotic Drive (Bottles)
  • Cross Fertilization (Bottles)

Oxbow Brewing Company

  • Phosphorescence (Draft)
  • Sarcophagus (Draft)

Blackberry Farm Brewery

  • Barrel Series: Flanders (Bottles)
  • Sensibility – Stillwater Collaboration (Bottles)

TRVE Brewing

  • Wavering Radiant (Bottles)
  • A Present for Those Who Are Present (Bottles)

Upland Brewing Company

  • Passionfruit (Draft)
  • Trio (Draft)

Almanac Brewing Company

  • Rose Sour (Draft)
  • Foudre Punch (Draft)

Side Project Brewing

  • Provence Lapsang (Bottles)
  • Biere du Pays Blend #6 (Bottles)

Much more information to come.

This Year’s Panel

At this year’s 5th Annual Foeder For Thought​, on March 9, 2018, we’ll be co-hosting intimate panel discussions and one on one interviews with the great crew over at Good Beer Hunting​! The final panel discussion of the night will feature two of the founders of Sour and Wild Ales Guild (SWAG), a group of producers whose goal is to help discuss and organize the segment as it grows:

Panel Discussion 2 – SWAG Founders featuring Jeffrey Stuffings of Jester King Brewery​ and Erin Jones of Point Five Creative Consulting

Stay tuned – additional speakers and information coming soon!

Tickets Now Available For Purchase

Our tickets for the 5th annual Foeder For Thought—the festival of the year at Green Bench Brewing, Co., St. Petersburg, Florida are now available from Brown Paper Tickets. Snag one for $100 and taste hand-selected beer from some of the best breweries, an educational experience with brewers themselves, and other perks of a thoughtfully curated festival experience.
Ticket prices will go up the day of event—but we wouldn’t wait, because there probably won’t be any left.