• Creative Loafing to give locals a unique opportunity to rub elbows with Tampa Bay area brewers

    (Feb. 7, 2017 – Tampa, Fla.) — Join Creative Loafing (CL) in kicking off Tampa Bay Beer Week and celebrating the release of CL’s Beer Issue at Meet The Brewers, where 20 of Tampa Bay’s very own brewers will be on-site sampling and mingling with an intimate crowd on Thursday, February 23rd, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Morean Arts Center for Clay (420 22nd St. S. in St. Pete).

    CL’s Meet The Brewers event presents beer loving locals with a unique opportunity to sip on local brews while rubbing elbows with the minds behind them. Attendees will also be able to get their hands on a copy of this year’s Beer Issue—in print and online on February 23rd.


    Big Top Brewing Company | Josh Wilson 

    Coffee Vanilla Special IPA & more

    Cigar City Cider & Mead | Jared Gilbert 

    6 Point 8 Cider & more

    Darwin Brewing Company | Jorge Rosabal 

    Big Deal Imperial Stout & more

    Green Bench Brewing Co. | Khris Johnson 

    Bench Beer Saison & more

    Mad Beach Craft Brewing Company | Matthew Powers & Alex Garcia 

    Chocolate Covered Elvis Chocolate Banana & Peanut Butter Brown Ale & more

    Mastry’s Brewing Co. | Micheil McElvey 

    Spring Cleaning Bière de Garde & more

    Pair O’ Dice Brewing Co. | Ken Rosenthal 

    Hobo’s Delight Imperial Porter & more

    Pinellas Ale Works | Matthew Brown 

    Stay Pale Ale & more

    Saint Somewhere Brewing Company | Bob Sylvester 

    Saison Athene, Jasmine, Lectio Divina, & more

    Tampa Bay Brewing Company | Josh Rankin 

    P.I.M.P. (Peruvian Imperial Milk Porter) & more

    Plus more breweries and beer options to be announced


    Tickets for Meet The Brewers are on sale now and available for purchase at cltampa.com/brewers.

    General Admission (GA) tickets are $35 in advance (now through February 22nd) and $40 at the door (February 23rd). GA includes unlimited beer sampling while you mix and mingle with your favorite brewers, as well as bites by local restaurants.

    VIP tickets are are $80 in advance (now through February 22nd) and $85 at the door (February 23rd). VIP includes a VIP-only hour from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. where you can enjoy unlimited beer while you mix and mingle with your favorite brewers with a limited amount VIP-only attendees, unlimited beer sampling from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. and bites by local restaurants during GA hour, exclusive VIP-only hors d’oeuvres, an event-branded Whole Foods Market VIP bag, and other VIP-only perks.

    A portion of proceeds to benefit Current Initiatives and their projects, such as the Laundry Project, Hope For Homes, and Affordable Christmas.

    Complimentary on-site valet will be provided by Courtesy Valet.

    Creative Loafing has, once again, teamed up with Lyft to get attendees to and from Meet The Brewers safely. First-time Lyft users get their first ride free up to $20 by downloading the app, creating an account, and entering the code CLTAMPA in the ‘Payment’ section.

    Attendees are encouraged to stay in-the-know on all event details by RSVPing to the Facebook event here: bit.ly/mtbfb2017

    Special thanks to Meet The Brewers partners and sponsors Florida Brewers Guild and Whole Foods Tampa.


    For more information on Meet The Brewers, including information on purchasing tickets and sponsoring this event, visit cltampa.com/brewers. Please use the following hashtag for all digital promotions: #CLBrewers

    About Creative Loafing
    Creative Loafing is an award-winning alternative, weekly newspaper and website committed to providing Tampa Bay with an independent perspective, up-to-the-minute local news, and a comprehensive listing of local happenings. Creative Loafing offers readers’ unique monthly events and CL Deals, a locally focused platform featuring dining and event experiences at half-off their regular price. For more information about Creative Loafing, visit cltampa.com and cldeals.com.

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