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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.

7 Sins Beer being tapped

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.

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.