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Envy

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What they wish they could drink. It sounds cruel but it is certain to hit the spot upon sunset. Some say Envy is the best craft amber around.

I thought you might like to get a better feel for our most popular beer, Envy, an Amber Ale – so, here goes…

First, why did we name our Amber beer, Envy? Amber may refer to a bay – a woman who is smokin’ hot, with amber highlights in her eyes and hair – one who everyone envies.  Well, that is what we thought of when making this amber style craft beer of ours and it is our hope that you too envy this brew.

The amber may not be as popular as the IPA is in some craft beer circles, yet it certainly has its place. 7 Sins Brewery customers have found it to be their favorite 7 Sins Brewery craft.

It is an ale, not a lager, and typically uses a crystal malt to get the rich copper/light brown color.

7 Sins believes Envy is our most popular because it is  so “drinkable” while at the same time tasty and indulgent. It hits you at first with its medium/low bitterness (35 – 37 IBU) and is very smooth with a light body. Envy also has a light nose and hint of honey flavor to it. The color is a pleasing amber color – at 12-13 on the SRM scale.

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Envy, down the hatch!

For you hop heads, here are the deets:

Yeast: Ale Yeast

Grain: 2Row barley, Carapils, Crystal 40 and Victory

Hops: Amarillo & Mount Hood

IBU: 35 – 37 (medium/low)

SRM: 12 -13 (copper)

ABV: 5.4

Nose: Light

Flavor: Hint of honey

Body: Light

Effervescence: Average/slightly below average

Enjoy! And remember it is ok to be a little sinful….

#ok2bsinful

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Winter Concert Series

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Hey fans, 7 Sins is hosting a legit opportunity for you and your crew to be a little sinful…. live music and beer specials!

Three weekends in a row, you can experience kickin’ jams and indulgent 7 Sins Brewery craft beer. All are welcome at Sensory Winery & Art Gallery from 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Music starts at 6:00 p.m. Gourmet pizza and pub pretzel munchies are on the house.

The series kicks off Friday, January 13, 2017 with Doug Phillips & Elly Vahey performing.

And so you know, Bear, Head brewer of 7 Sins Brewery has enjoyed the winter so far – so much so that he concocted fresh quality batches of our crafts. Beers on tap include Gluttony Stout, Wrath IPA, Envy Amber and Greed Brown! In addition to these sins, we will have two of our seasonal indiscretions – come on out and try them. Definitely worth being a little sinful.

Now back to the music, the first jam is with Doug Phillips and Elly Vahey. Click here and check out the Doug Phillips trio on YouTube and see a sample of Doug and Elly together. Both artists are from Erie with lots of local play. Doug sings, plays bass and guitar and is a producer who welcomes Elly to harmonize with him for the night. The duo will play classic rock covers from the 60s – 90s.

Phillips has performed in the Eastern Great Lakes Region for over 25 years. He is a 3-time RockErie Award finalist for Erie’s Favorite Acoustic Performer and winner of the 2014 RockErie Music Award for Bassist. Doug has organized and performed in tribute concerts to Pink Floyd, The Beatles, The Band, Black Sabbath, Frank Zappa, Prince, Tom Waits, Neil Young, Woodstock and Jimmy Buffett.

Elly is also a well-known vocalist from Erie. In addition to the Doug Phillips trio she performs with Stiletto Erie.

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Chris & Joylene of the Honest Mistakes

On the 14th, The Honest Mistakes will take the stage. The duo joined us at our Grand Opening and Open Mics many times and have their fans wanting more! Check them out.

Let me say this again, you can join in on the fun over the next three weekends – Enjoy 7 Sins craft beer specials. Free live local music. Free munchies. Ripley-brewed craft beer specials. A free art exhibit from local artists. And Sensory cult wine. You won’t want to miss even one show!

And one last note, we are on social media – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – when you want to find us quickly or give us props, use this tag: #ok2bsinful.

Live Music and a Stout to die for

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7 Sins Brewery has co-hosted Open Mic for a good part of the year with Sensory Winery & Art Gallery. And it only gets better.

Now the audience gets to hear some really cool jams from renowned local bands.

This month Mark and Dinah of the Acoustic Gypsies will perform. The Acoustic Gypsies are from Erie and known for their acoustic rock covers – they play Allman Brothers, Van Morrison, Skynyrd, CCR and stuff like that. Sweet.

You can always show off your own skilz and score a free beer too, if you dare. The December event is coming up this week – Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Speaking of beer, the Gluttony Stout is like chillin’ by a warm fire after braving the winter weather, warms you up and tastes so good, with a perfect finish. Come try it. Pints are only $4. Additionally, Envy Amber Ale, Greed Brown Ale, Wrath IPA,  and Blood Orange Ale are on tap.

And – throughout December, when you buy a 64 oz. growler, you get to hang with the Sensory and 7 Sins crowd and drink a pint, on the house.

Sensory wine will also be served at $4 a glass. And free munchies for all as well.

C-ya!

Top 10 Reasons to Join us for Open Mic

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The Open Mic we co-host with Sensory Winery & Art Gallery is still going strong!

We revised our reasons you should join us. We included past highlights and added new ones. 

10. The beer will be just a little sinful. And sure to quench your thirst.

9. Performers get a pour or pint, on the house.

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Brewmaster, Bear, serving beer at Open Mic.

8. There will be free grub. Quincy Cellars caters snacks for everyone.

7. You will be entertained by live local talent. Our emcee Jim Cuneo keeps the guest line-up in order that is music to the ears.

6. You may participate in the night even if you don’t perform. Vote for your favorite piece of art in the People’s Choice award at Sensory’s Opening Invitational exhibit now showing.

5. Simply enjoy the current show.

4. New wines are available. You may indulge in Sensory Winery’s Semi-sweet Concord or Rose Catawba.

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3. You will hear some awesome jams.

2. You will hear some awesome jams. 

1.You will hear some awesome jams.

See you Thursday at 7.

Craft Beer Boom

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Ever wonder why so many craft beer breweries are popping up?

Nationwide, I believe it is simply a part of Millenials demand for local fresh organic food and in a way supporting the We Are The 99% movement – sincerely hoping to give props to the little guy.

Meanwhile, New York’s Southern Tier and Northwestern Pennsylvania have a ton of new breweries. Perhaps it’s because the most popular microbrewery in the country is literally in our backyard.  Or it could be that New York State got to the party on time and since 2013 offers lax alcohol laws as well as tax breaks to microbreweries and especially farm breweries.

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The idea of this legislation is to promote economic growth (while still generating tax revenue for the state). It also promotes agriculture which is great for the local economy. For instance, farm breweries only have to serve finger foods instead of a more robust menu like other alcohol establishments – and if they use a significant percentage of New York state grown ingredients in their craft beer, are eligible for tax exemptions.

What great news, craft breweries will brew locally and use ingredients from local sources – sustainable! (Not to mention you the consumer get to imbibe in so many intense brews like Gluttony or Lust from 7 Sins!)

Sins on Tap for Grand Opening

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Here are the vices pouring, ready for you to imbibe Saturday:

Envy – an Amber Ale of which some say is the best craft amber around!

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Gluttony – a roasted, smoky American Stout with a hint of rye.

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Greed – an American Brown that has a low hop profile, with a slightly sweet roasted caramel flavor throughout and a hint of chocolate in the finish

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Lust, a typical (and robust) wheat infused with a mild sweet cherry.

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And, if you are really ready to be a little sinful, try our seasonal blood orange ale.

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Only $3 per pint when filling a growler – sinful indeed!

 

Grand Opening Entertainment

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7 sins Brewery orders you to come to and “live a little” at our Grand Opening pig roast. Sensory Winery & Art Gallery will host the bash, Saturday, July 16 from 5 – 9 p.m.

In addition to swilling the sinful craft brews and chowing down on pork, you can catch some live local music.

To start, Chris and Joylene from Erie will perform at 5 p.m. This power pop duo has performed at our co-sponsored Open Mic nights at Sensory. They hail from Erie via Baltimore and offer a melodramatic yet hopeful vibe. They are just getting started on the Erie scene – check them out as part of their former band The Honest Mistakes. The Honest Mistakes have cut four records so it is no mistake 7 Sins has found a winner to kick off the evening.Chris & Joylene

The Mulligans headline the evening, bringing down the house at 7. They are a locally renowned Celtic rock band (also known as an Irish drinking band…. right on) playing mostly in Erie and throughout PA and WNY. The band is made up of three pranksters – singer and guitarist Jon Nolan; Joe Nolan, Jon’s brother, plays upright bass and also sings; and, Brian Strobel is on drums and harmonies. I have no doubt these guys aren’t afraid to be a little sinful and partake in a few of our 7 Sins crafts…

 

 

Grand Opening

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Here is your chance to be a little sinful – and I don’t mean going to Vegas to play the slots! I’m talking about a bash to celebrate 7 Sins Brewery craft beers respectfully named for the seven sins.

Our peeps at Sensory Winery & Art Gallery are co-hosting our Grand Opening, Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 5 – 9 p.m. There will be beer specials on all our crafts. You may also meet the Beer Demon, Bear, who keeps our brews tasting so sinfully good.

There will be a pig roast and live music to keep the party going – headlining the stage are The Mulligans from Erie at 7 p.m. The opening act will be Chris and Joylene a budding Erie duo who formerly performed with the Honest Mistakes in Baltimore.

As far as brews go, we will have an amber ale, blood orange ale, brown ale, cherry wheat and stout all on tap. So wrong, yet so right. See you on the 16th.

Local talent showcased at Open Mic nights

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Local talent is showcased at Open Mic nights co-hosted by 7 Sins Brewery and Sensory Winery & Art Gallery. Here is a snippet of what you could hear monthly, every third Thursday, at Sensory from musicians, Chris and Joylene and Linda Lewis. In addition to listening to the music, observe interviews with the artists introducing themselves and talking about why Sensory’s space is so unique and inviting.

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If you are interested in performing, please contact Sensory’s manager, Fergie. Performers get a drink on the house, a welcoming crowd along with a professional and inspiring host, Jim Cuneo. Check out previous blogs on Open Mic.

And remember while attending the event, it is ok to be a little sinful and indulge in the beers on tap. Right now we are featuring 5 of the 7 sins, including Envy – an Amber Ale of which some say is the best craft amber around! Also on tap are Gluttony – a roasted, smoky American Stout with a hint of rye; and Greed – an American Brown that has a low hop profile, with a slightly sweet roasted caramel flavor throughout and a hint of chocolate in the finish. Lust is a typical (and delicious) wheat infused with a mild sweet cherry while Wrath, is an IPA created with a smooth malty backbone and a crisp orange hop flavor, placing it in a league of its own.

Sinful indeed.

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7 Sins Brewery and Sensory Winery & Art Gallery Fired Up for Summer

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Envy, an amber ale has arrived – it sounds cruel but is certain to hit the spot upon sunset, after a long hot summer day. In honor of the unofficial kick-off of summer and Memorial Day, 7 Sins Brewery offers a growler special at Sensory Winery & Art Gallery, Friday through Sunday – get a $6 discount on the 64-ounce growler for any beer style (including Envy, Greed, Wrath, Gluttony and Lust). No doubt, your friends will be envious when you tell them you were the first to try the distinctly crafted 7 Sins amber ale, Envy!Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 12.11.08 PM

Sensory Winery & Art Gallery is a proud sponsor of the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail this weekend.  When you come visit Sensory you can sip on one of our tantalizing cult wines and view the current show, A Natural World in Three Perspectives. John Ballard, Christine French and Carrie Tredo make up the talented trio displaying 3D driftwood assemblages, sculpture, artist enhanced prints, collage, mosaic beach glass panels and mixed media pieces.

Sensory  offers extended summer hours starting in June – doors will be open until 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. And most exciting, the outdoor space will be enhanced – a beer garden also opens in June! The garden space will have seating and a fire pit for all to enjoy. Select 7 Sins Brewery pint specials will be offered to celebrate the expansion from 5 – 9 Saturdays.

Ahhhh, I cannot wait to sit back, contemplate the big sky, catch the boom of the bullfrogs, get a drag of the smoky fire and swill a cold and tasty craft – Sensory Winery & Art Gallery and 7 Sins Brewery sure know how to engage all your senses.