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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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Lust

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LUST CHERRY WHEAT IS TAPPED – PUT YOUR LIPS ON ONE!

AS IT SHOULD BE, LUST IS OUR CHERRY WHEAT – A TRADITIONAL WHEAT, INFUSED WITH A MILD SWEET CHERRY. THIS BREW LAVISHES THE LIPS AND IS PERFECT FOR THE DAYS WE LUST FOR.

The 7 Sins Brewery cherry wheat uses real cherry juice to flavor. Real ingredients. All the time.

This beer is a refreshing, luscious craft beer perfect for summer.

Lust is erubescent in color – a cherry copper that almost blushes. It comes in at a 9 on the SRM scale. Lust cherry wheat has a low bitterness (IBU of 10) and its ABV is only 4.2% – both of which make it easy to drink.  At the same time, it is full of body and flavor and simply divine. All these qualities will quench your thirst for damned good craft beer.

Here is the minutia: 

  • Ale Yeast
  • Grains/malts: 2 Row, Wheat, Munich
  • Hops: Liberty, Saaz
  • IBU: 10
  • SRM: 9
  • ABV: 4.2%
  • Nose: fruity
  • Flavor: hint of cherry
  • Medium body
  • Average effervescence
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Pride

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IN YOUR FACE!

HEY, WHEN YOU GOT IT, YOU GOT IT. PRIDE, THE 7 SINS BLONDE LAGER IS SOMETHING TO BOAST ABOUT. IT HAS A LIGHT (ALMOST) SWEET, FRUITY FLAVOR AND IS BABIED THROUGHOUT THE BREWING PROCESS, KEPT AT A PRECISE TEMPERATURE. NEW TO BEER. NEW TO CRAFT BREWS. OR NOT. THIS LIGHT LAGER MAKES US ALL PROUD.

The 7 Sins Brewery Pilsner is made right. In a world of ales including IPAs, stouts and sours, we have heard the Pilsner is on its way to the craft brew market with 7 Sins Brewery’s Pride sure to lead the pack! One ingredient that makes it a pilsner is the yeast – ours is brewed with a German Lager yeast (instead of an ale yeast like many other craft beers).

And yes, it does taste like a refreshing, thirst-quenching American beer, as it should. Being hand-crafted by our head brewer, Bear, it also has a craft beer feel with layers of flavor and lots of depth.

Try it yourself and you will agree. It stands alone.

Pride is a brilliant golden blonde color – right at 4 on the SRM scale. It has less alcohol content than most craft beers yet, more than your everyday beer at 4.8%. Again, in true pilsner fashion it is not as bitter as some beer styles – just bitter enough to make it a BEER at 26 IBU.

Pride has a fruity nose and (almost) sweet flavor with a light body. Finally, Pride has a velvety finish – offering a fresh experience to your day.

The deets

  • German Lager Yeast
  • Grains/malts: 2 Row, German Pils, German Carapils
  • Hops: Hallertau Hersbrucker, Tettnanger, Saaz
  • IBU: 26
  • SRM: 4
  • ABV: 4.8%
  • Nose: fruity
  • Flavor: (almost) sweet
  • Light body
  • Average effervescence
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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.

Chris & Joylene

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.

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!

 

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.

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.