Looking to do something grand and beer-related on a sultry Saturday evening in downtown St Petersburg FL? Tampa Bay Beer Week (#TBBW) and our supporters definitely did it up in grand style this past weekend!
Saturday, Sept 6, 2014 at the historic St Petersburg Coliseum marked the second annual #TBBW Halfway There Rare Beer Festival. With the event capping attendance at 1000, we’re making our mark on the Florida beer scene.
It was an incredible event thanks to the #TBBW board and legions of others who donated time, beer, enthusiasm, and planning.
A big thank you to all my VolunBEERs who came out and donated their time, energy and heartbeats to make this an incredible festival for everyone!
With Tampa Bay Beer Week slated for Mar 7-15, 2015, we’re Halfway to incredible times ahead…But that’s still 6 months away, and we’re just getting started.
Saturday’s Halfway There fest featured rare and little seen (in these parts anyways) brews – local and international. This fest had over 60 confirmed breweries, 8 local home brew clubs, vendors, volunteers, and paid attendees who sampled, swirled, drank, and enjoyed what is fast becoming an incredible craft beer community in Tampa Bay.
Photo credits go to Tom Scherberger, Tiese Melton, and myself.
With close to 400 pics from the event itself, you can get a sense of the merriment and fun we had.
Next up is The Ale and The Witch’s Local Fresh Brew Fest THIS WEEKEND (Sept 13, 2014) featuring live music, local brews, and lots of new friends.
See you there or at another upcoming St Pete/ Tampa area brewfest!
p.s., If you’d like to be added to my VolunBEER database (in case you live here OR you’re going to visit FL in the future and might want to volunteer) for future brew events in Florida, send me your name, email address, and cell number. It’s a great way to celebrate that Brews and Florida and Friends go together!