Florida neighbors angry at line of strangers waiting for Angry Chair beer on their street

Posted at 3:03 PM, Mar 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-09 09:52:12-05

Neighbors in a Tampa neighborhood couldn't believe that random strangers were lining up on their street in the middle of the night for some beer. 

This past week, Angry Chair Brewing in Seminole Heights has been participating in Tampa Bay Beer Week as they released a special $35 bottle.

For the past few days, neighbors said people started lining up in the middle of the night to guarantee they’d get their hands on a bottle.

The owner, Ryan Dowdle, took to Facebook, posting:

“We ABSOLUTELY NEED to get the bodies out of this neighborhood now.” He went on with a hashtag that said #dontparkonfern

Dowdle said by phone that he didn’t expect this type of response during Beer Week. 

He said he’s trying to make it right, even promising next year’s beer distribution event will be moved to an off site location. 

The residential streets near Angry Chair Brewing have limited parking as it is – so add in the influx of beer lovers, and it was a mess, according to neighbors.

One person snapped a picture of a garbage truck trying to squeeze through.

Courtesy David Bryant
Dowdle said he had signs made up for neighbors to put in their yards that said "no parking here" to try and discourage the beer lovers from parking outside the homes. 

Cat Tyler lives off Hanna Avenue, and said people were lined up for blocks, up and down the alleyway. 

Some even complained how driveways for homeowners were completely blocked. 

Tyler said she’s glad to see the business thriving, and wants them to stay, “It’s great they’re getting business, we’re all for that.”

Dowdle, ended his Facebook post with “We’re sorry. We suck."