Category Archives: Beer festivals

Previews and reviews of Florida beer festivals

Bad A** Beer Fest celebrates a Florida brewery pioneer, and Florida breweries

Friday’s full moon will rise over a festival celebrating a craft beer community far removed from that of July 31, 1995, when Tampa Bay Brewing Company first established itself as a business. The nation’s beer lovers found themselves in a … Continue reading

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Clothing-optional beer festival can be enlightening

The beer festival started at noon, but I arrived around 10:30 a.m. to get set up for my book signing. I rolled up to the gated community’s guardhouse, got my name checked off the list, and proceeded to the vendor … Continue reading

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Enjoy some great craft beer, win prizes, help some good folks

Craft breweries make good partners for charitable groups. For the most part, the craft beer community is a smart and generous bunch, and any time good brews are in the mix, a fundraiser becomes a party. Nearly every beer festival … Continue reading

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Tampa Bay Beer Week celebrates more each year

In its fourth incarnation, Tampa Bay Beer Week celebrates even more. More than 40 breweries in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, plus another 10 or so in adjoining counties. More beer and more beer styles being produced by those breweries. More … Continue reading

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