It’s an epic time to be a Floridian with a burgeoning craft beer scene and lots of events going on every weekend. In fact, it’s been stated that on some weekends, there’s simply TOO MUCH going on, making it hard to choose where to go.
Today is no exception – there are three notable events happening and I’d love to be able to attend all three. Two are charity events and one is an out-of-state brewery event:
1. Barns and Beer Craft Beer Festival – Old McMickey’s Farm, Odessa (just north of Tampa)
**** TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR ****
This is the second craft beer event for the farm (a 501c3 charity) to raise money for their charitable programs including military weddings, children’s camps, and a host of other worthwhile endeavors for the community.
In addition to unlimited tastings, entertainment will be provided by the Black Honkeys (a celebrated local band!) and there will be mechanical bull rides, egg races and more. Professional brews from around Florida are the focus of the tastings.
I still need a few more VolunBEERs (you get in free in exchange for working 1/2 the festival to pour beer, work the gate, etc.) – here’s the link if you’d like to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084da5af2caafa7-barns
Tickets available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/barns-beer-may-2016-tickets-22499606930
This is the second charity beer fest this weekend – this one focuses on homebrewers and their wares plus local breweries in the bay area. A growing community festival worth checking out if you’re close to the beach.
Tickets available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-pete-beach-beer-festival-tickets-24607898888
Blue Point Brewing is bringing their Toasted Tour (based on their flagship brew: Toasted Lager) and will feature entertainment and beer in downtown Tampa at Waterworks Park.
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1154253177946609/
General admission – No charge to get in, Blue Point beer available for $5. – VIP Tickets available (includes beer.) but I couldn’t find a link to the ticketing site.
Enjoy your weekend responsibly! I hope to see you out and about enjoying the best brews Tampa (and beyond) has to offer.