Tampa Bay Lightning host Bolts Brew Fest at Amalie Arena this summer

Exterior of a hockey arena, a yellow lightning bolt sculpture

The celebrated annual event Bolts Brew Fest returns to Amalie Arena on August 5. Step inside the storied Amalie Arena to be greeted by a myriad of breweries located throughout the arena concourse and event floor. Guests get to sample their way around hundreds of beer options from more than 30 local, national, and international brands. The crew is also providing games, photo opportunities, and other fun surprises for visitors.

Play air hockey just outside the rink, show off your best slap shot, shoot hoops, play video games, and enjoy the wild entertainment delights inside the home of the Bolts. Bolts Brew Fest represents a partnership between Humane Society of Tampa Bay, Creative Loafing, the Tampa Bay Lightning, and AMALIE Arena.


Bolts Brew Fest features hundreds of unique beers

General admission tickets range from $50-$75, and VIP tickets are $120 and can be reserved online. VIP guests will get to enjoy a few extra craft beverage treats, in addition to access to the luxurious VIP lounge. Bolts Brew Fest begins at 8pm on August 5.

Who knows, by that time there may be a new Stanley Cup banner hanging in the arena. AMALIE Arena is located at 401 Channelside Drive.

For those wondering, the Sunshine State series calendar has been released for the Tampa Bay Lightning and The Florida Panthers.

  • Game 1 @ Florida, Tuesday, May 17 – 7 PM
  • Game 2 @ Florida, Thursday, May 19 at 7 PM
  • Game 3 @ Tampa Bay, Sunday, May 22 – 1:30 PM
  • Game 4 @ Tampa Bay, Monday, May 23 – 7 PM
  • *Game 5 @ Florida, Wednesday, May 25 – Time TBD
  • *Game 6 @ Tampa Bay, Friday, May 27 – Time TBD
  • *Game 7 @ Florida, Sunday, May 29 – Time TBD

The Tampa Bay Lightning will host watch parties in Thunder Alley for the away games. You can visit their Facebook page for details on those free public events.

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