Florida Craft Beer Festival brings more than 80 breweries to Tampa this weekend

A huge celebration of Florida Craft Beer and the art of brewing arrives in beautiful Perry Harvey Park in Tampa: The Florida Craft Beer Festival. The annual Florida Brewers Guild Craft Beer Festival is set for Saturday, March 4 from 2pm-5pm at 1000 E. Harrison St. Attendees can sample more than 300 beers from 80+ Florida craft breweries while raising money for the Florida Brewers Guild, the nonprofit trade association committed to preserving the rights of craft brewers throughout the state.

You must be 21+ to attend. All attendees will receive unlimited samples and a commemorative tasting glass. VIP ticket holders will get one-hour early access beginning at 1pm. This event is limited to 400 attendees. Designated drivers will be admitted free of charge.

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Tickets range from $45-$65 and can be reserved in advance online. Some of the very best brewers in Tampa will be on hands to show off our region’s craft beer prominence amongst an elite pool of Florida brewers.

Bringing more than 300 beers to downtown Tampa

This event kicks off Tampa Bay Beer Week. Tampa Bay Beer Week, Inc. (TBBW), is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization established in 2012 to showcase the Tampa Bay area as an emerging and vibrant craft beer destination and to advance the local and international craft beer culture through events, education and marketing. The Board of Directors consists of representatives from distributors, breweries, retailers and independent beer enthusiasts. 

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TBBW created Tampa Bay Beer Week, which is a week long celebration of the vibrant beer culture found throughout the Tampa Bay area. Tampa Bay Beer Week begins annually on the first Saturday of March and ends 8 days later. Since the inaugural Tampa Bay Beer Week in 2012, TBBW has hosted hundreds of events such as large-scale festivals, brewing competitions, charity events, and educational seminars. The efforts of TBBW have been a major factor in the continued growth of the Tampa Bay craft beer community making this area one of the top beer tourism destinations in the Southern United States. 

You can see a full lineup of events throughout the region on TBBW’s website

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