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

Exterior of a hockey arena, a yellow lightning bolt sculpture

The hotly anticipated Bolts Brew Fest returns to Amalie Arena on August 11. 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.

Bolts Brew Fest begins at 8pm on Friday, August 11. The event will offer craft beers from a variety of different local craft breweries, oversized games, ThunderBug and more. General Admission tickets include entry at 8 p.m. for beer sampling and other fun perks including games, photo opportunities, music and more. 


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Bolts Brew Fest is the event of the year

General Admission Plus tickets include early entry starting at 7pm for an extra hour of sampling. Craft beer enthusiasts can purchase a VIP admission ticket which will allow them access into the event two hours prior to General Admission. VIP includes, beer sampling, early entry from 6pm to 7pm for an extra hour of sampling without the crowds, access to AMALIE Arena’s Ashley VIP Lounge featuring exclusive VIP-only beer and food, and an offer code for a BOGO ticket for one Lightning pre-season game.

Fans are encouraged to get their tickets as early as possible. A Designated Driver ticket will also be available for $35.00 for General Admission only.


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.

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