Tripping Hens’ Irie Jungle Beer Festival to Welcome over 50 Breweries
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After more than a year without any craft beer-focused occasions in Miami, a Doral brewery has been bringing back its annual festival with plenty to celebrate.This month, Tripping Animal’s Irie Jungle returns — and greater than ever before. Along with more than 50 guest breweries, the festival is going to be released using a collection of pre-event releases and guest tap takeovers. “Our third-annual craft beer festival is coming back with a trippy vengeance to compensate for a year’s unforeseen and sudden cancellation,” says Tripping Animals cofounder Ignacio Montenegro. “The thought was to create this a major festival to welcome everybody back. “The festival will welcome heaps of engaging breweries on Saturday, April 24. The listing comprises out-of-state names such as Alvarado Street Brewery, Aslin Beer Company, Bearded Iris Brewing, Burial Beer Co., Burley Oak Brewing Co., and Evil Twin NYC. Other guests include Forager Brewery, Imprint Beer Company, Mortalis Brewing Co., Additional whirlpool Brewing Co., Resident Culture Brewing Co., the Eighth State Brewing Co., Toppling Goliath Brewing Co., plus Vitamin Sea Brewing Co.”This season, we’ve also expanded the invitation to our local friends Also, because this is a compilation of sorts,” Montenegro explains. “We’ve got so many industry friends that we’ve worked with previously and collaborated with. This is a celebration of these relationships. “Over the previous six weeks, the group in Tripping Animals was working to make sure the 2021 Irie Jungle has been curated to get a post-pandemic atmosphere. To ensure safety, the brewery is going to be following CDC guidelines for occasions. Masks are needed while moving through the distance, and sanitizing stations will be available in several locations.Two entry tiers and 2 timed-entry sessions allows for adequate social distancing, says Montenegro. Capped at 200 people per session, each will run for three hours beginning at noon to 3 pm, and again from 5 to 8 pm Food choices will comprise Tripping Animal’s onsite eatery, Gorilla City Meats & Sandwiches, as well as pop-ups by Haochi Dumplings, Frate Kitchen, and Asquerosito Street Food, and also LuchaDough.Each $75 general admission ticket holder will be provided a five-ounce glass which can be used for unlimited pours, with meals available for sale. VIP entrance, priced at $250, will offer 1 hour entrance with unlimited pours, VIP-only pours, an Irie Jungle glass, 1 dinner ticket, and a pair of five Tripping Animals barrel-aged stouts in half-liter bottles.In today leading up to the occasion, Tripping Animals will host a set of can falls comprising out-of-state and local breweries.On Saturday, April 17, the brewery’s Irie Jungle pre-party begins from 8 p.m. to midnight using a special patting of Vortex Of Darkness, a bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout with hazelnut, coconut, and cacao nibs and songs with DJ Massta.On Tuesday, April 20, the brewery will launch three cans from 4 p.m. to midnight, including two exclusive four-packs from Indiana-based 450 North (Slushy XL Maui Waui and Slushy XXL Bahama Mama). On Thursday, April 22, tappings will tap beers from 4 p.m. to midnight comprising Vitamin C Brewing, Equilibrium Brewing, Additional Half Brewing, District 96 Brewing, Mortalis Brewing, and Definitive Brewing. On Friday, April 23, the brewery will launch its own Irie Jungle-themed cans from 4 p.m. to midnight, beginning with Irie Jungle 2021, a triple IPA hopped with Galaxy, Citra, Incognito, and Cashmere-cryo jumps; and Irie Jungle Sour Vibes, a sour ale using blackcurrant, blueberry, cherry, cherry, peach, toasted coconut, marshmallow, Madagascar vanilla, and milk sugar). For those which aren’t able to attend the occasion, the Irie Jungle after celebration will take place in the brewery taproom out of 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with songs by Juan Carlos Guardiola, also called Johnny Dread. Entry to the brewery after celebration is going to be free, and the pub will be open to serve guests. “Irie Jungle is about feeling great, getting together, and also with a blast,” Montenegro says. “That is true more so than right now for the craft beer universe, due to this pandemic. There has been no travel, no in-person collaborating, no festivals, no no getting together to share beer. Now, we can finally celebrate Irie Jungle the ideal way, and introduce some new breweries to Doral and Miami. “Tripping Animals Irie Jungle Beer Festival.
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