Nebraska rock giant 311 has played almost every type of stage in Tampa Bay, from surprise private shows at The Ritz, to Cuban Club courtyard throwdowns and even cruises leaving out of the port in downtown Tampa. The band’s cult following even has the chance to drink signature 311 brews at Rock Brothers Brewing’s tasting room in Ybor City.
The tasting room — located at 1901 N. 15th St. — will be the site of before and after fan-parties on Saturday (happening 12 p.m.-6 p.m. and 11 p.m.-2 a.m.), but those who can't make it out to Ybor will now be able to get a taste of two 311 signature brews at the concerts themselves.
On Tuesday, a rep for Live Nation said that fans at 311's West Palm Beach and Tampa shows this Friday and Saturday will be able to drink the limited edition 311 Amber Ale and 311's I’ll Be Here Awhile Honey Apricot Ale. This is the first time the two beers, served in 16 oz. tallboys, have been made readily available for fans.
"In celebration of 25 years as a band, in 2017 in partnership with Rock Brothers Brewing 311 created the 311 Amber Ale. Originally brainstormed in the band’s Hive Studio in Los Angeles, 311 Amber Ale shines bright as roasted caramel malts are blended with Equinox hops, bringing subtle hints of tropical citrus and kush aromatics," the rep wrote. "This past February, the band debuted their second Ale, 311 I’ll Be Here Awhile Honey Apricot Ale."
That's great news for fans headed to see the band's gigantic summer show alongside California reggae-rock outfit Dirty Heads. You also might want to leave the parking lot party early to watch dub-pop band Bikini Trill open the show.
311 w/Dirty Heads/Dreamers/Bikini Trill. Sat., Aug. 3, 5:45 p.m. $18 & up. MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa. livenation.com.