Following the success of the inaugural Tampa Bay Beer Week in 2012, the event has been scheduled for 2013 to run for nine days beginning March 2 and running through March 10. Tampa Bay Beer Week is a series of events supported by local brewers, distributors, and vendors during the first week of March to celebrate both local and imported craft beers available in the Tampa Bay area.
Celebrate Tampa Bay beer culture and showcase the area as an emerging and vibrant craft and specialty beer destination.
Beer in Tampa Bay is something to celebrate. With the continued opening of new breweries, along with the success of our established ones, the Tampa Bay area is enjoying an ongoing renaissance in craft beer. In recognition of this, local breweries, distributors, and vendors have collaborated to showcase the beers that make all corners of the Tampa Bay Area the beer destination of Florida.
More than 250 events will be taking place over the nine days of Tampa Bay Beer Week. Check out the complete list of events to make your plan of attack. Here’s a quick look at some of the highlights:
Florida Brewer’s Guild Brewfest 2013 | Saturday, March 2
The Florida Brewer’s Guild Brewfest is the official kick-off event for Tampa Bay Craft Beer week will feature 40+ Florida craft brewers. Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn will be in attendance to tap the first firkin.
14th Annual Brewers Ball (Best Florida Beer Championships) | Sunday, March 3
Awards Ceremony for the Best Florida Beer Championships. Find out who makes the “Best Beer in Florida”. Live music, raffle, gold medal-winning beer!
Firkins & Food Trucks | Friday, March 8
Firkin’s and Food Trucks, held at Barley Mow Brewing Co., will feature specialty firkin’s from around the state, the bay areas best food trucks, giveaways, live music and much more.