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First Anniversary Pig Roast

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7 Sins Brewery Celebrates First Anniversary

To help us celebrate, you are invited to our beer drinking, pig roast blowout. This event will be off the chain! All 7 sins are on tap to go with a savory locally-sourced pig roast dinner (in fact, the hog is squealing in our back yard right now). Live music performances by two amazing local artists, too!

7 Sins Craft Beers on tap

Getting back to the sins, here is a quick look at our crafts.

Lust – is our Cherry Wheat, a craft great for summer – made with real cherry juice – it is refreshing yet still a full tasting wheat beer
Wrath –
NO ONE matches our IPA; it is not-too-hoppy with a hint of citrus, and delivers a mean ABV
Sloth –
you can chill-out with our Belgian, obliging in an 8.6 ABV
Pride –
our boastful Pilsner is a blonde with a hint of honey, one to throw back on a hot day; also a great place to start, if you’re just getting into craft beers or, watching your waistline 
Greed –
Gimme more of our American Brown, this brown beer has so much depth you will want more – it has a roasted caramel flavor throughout every drop and a hint of chocolate in the finish
Gluttony –
indulge on our Stout that dares compare with Guiness, it is black and medium-bodied, with a smoky rye finish
Envy –
our Amber is to die for, an easy-drinking amber with a light nose and rich copper color, hits you at first, firing up your taste buds to start, and then…. finishes, just right!

Pints are $4 all night long. Glasses of Sensory Winery wines are $4 too.

Milestones to celebrate

In case you haven’t noticed, there are plenty of milestones for us to shout about, in just one short year!

  • All beers are on tap,
  • plus an indiscretion or two!
  • We joined the Lake Erie Ale Trail and
  • Visit Erie.
  • 7 Sins Brewery partners with restaurants/taverns to serve 7 Sins craft beers on tap and
  • also partners with Sensory Winery to host Open Mic and other live music events.
  • We celebrated American Craft Beer Week, plus a whole lot more!
  • 7 Sins Brewery is digital! We are all over social media including FaceBook, Instagram and Twitter. We deliver news via email and on our fresh website!

Stick with us another year to see what else is in store!

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Doling out of the pig roast plate starts at 6:00 p.m. $10 per plate. And the menu is so rad…

  • Pig Roast.
  • House-made coleslaw,
  • potato salad and
  • baked beans.
  • And watermelon to finish the meal.

Live music

Enjoy live music from Ryan Buzzetto, singer songwriter on acoustic guitar. He is on stage at 6:00 p.m. and plays till 8:00 p.m. Check him out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJMVQzhsMUg.

Roger Montgomery takes the stage at 8:00 p.m, and performs Blues, till 10:00 p.m. Listen to a snippet of Roger’s music at https://www.reverbnation.com/rodgerlmontgomery.

We can’t wait! See you then.

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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!

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.

7 Sins Brewery Secrets to Brewing

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In case you care, here’s how Bear, the beer demon, creates our bad-ass brews. To start, he has taken his original recipes and modified them to be brewed on a larger scale. Running grain through the grist mill kicks of the process. It is here that the mill cracks the grain.

The milled grain then goes into the mash tun for an hour or so where the grain and water mysteriously meld to make the sinful mash. What really happens is: first, warm water is added to extract sugar; next, water is pulled out from the bottom of the mash tun and put back on top to make a cleaner beer; last, fresh water is poured on top, filtering the grain bed and picking up the sugars headed toward the boil kettle. The liquid sugar becomes the wort (that’s wort, not wart!).

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The next step is to run the wort into the boil kettle – don’t worry the kettle is only for beer-making and not warlock brew. Hops are added in this step of the process, all in all taking about 60 – 90 minutes. The wort is then sent to the Fermentor where yeast is added. The fermentation process is when the beer is crafted from the wort and the alcohol content is calibrated. A hydrometer is used to gauge how much how much soluble sugar is in the wort, the yeast is added accordingly and the beer is made. After fermentation the hydrometer is used again to calculate the potency.

By the way, it is the variety of grain and hops and type of yeast that determines what style of beer is concocted. The temperature at fermentation contributes to the definition and nuances of the beer styles as well. And for some of the 7 Sins brews, the addition of natural flavors infuses an extra kick.

From the Fermentor, the brews go to the brite tank for a couple of days where it is carbonated and then kegged using CO2. 7 Sins Beer is kegged in stainless steel and stays below 38 degrees for maximum sinfulness – I mean freshness!

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Each batch yields about 7 barrels of sinfulness – yeah-ah.

7 Sins Brewery Unleashes Its First Four Crafts.

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Looking for a brew that will satisfy your demons? 7 Sins is on fire, tirelessly perfecting their brews and pounding the streets. Four beer styles are kegged and tapped AND sales to restaurants, bars and pubs throughout WNY just started!

Let us brush you up on four of the 7 sins:

Gluttony is an American Stout – and that means it is back alley black. Gluttony stays true to its name, overindulgent – thick, rich and full – formulated with 10 unique grains and 5 distinct hops. Gluttony punches like a roasted, smoky stout with a hint of rye making it a perfect brew to finish your day.

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Greed – an insatiable desire to acquire more than one needs… our American brown ale will have you craving more. Greed keeps a low hop profile with a slightly sweet, roasted brown and a mild caramel flavor throughout. It has a hint of chocolate in the finish which shouts, gimme one more pint, now!

Lust is our devilish cherry wheat– as it should be, it is a traditional wheat, infused with a mild sweet cherry. This brew lavishes the lips and is perfect for the hot summer days we all lust for.

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Wrath, to be overcome with anger – 7 Sins Wrath is an IPA, but don’t be fooled, it’s not your typical MMO fighter pale ale. True to an IPA, brewed with strong hops, a bit bitter and with significant alcohol content, Wrath was also created with a smooth malty backbone and a crisp orange hop flavor, placing it in a league of its own. Swill this brew with your favorite cigar and experience a 7 Sins anticipated prize-winner.

Give us a holler if you’d like to have 7 Sins on tap at your favorite haunt. Or slug a pint and claim your very own growler at Sensory Winery and Art Gallery in Ripley.