(Feb. 16, 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 40+ 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.
Barley Mow Brewing Company | Lex Hegawalt & Bryan Black
Maven Chocolate Milk Stout, Quackalope American IPA, The Huntsman Red Ale, & more
Big Storm Brewing Co. | Joel Moore
Tropic Pressure & more
Big Top Brewing Company | Josh Wilson
Coffee Vanilla Special IPA & more
Brew Hub | James “Otto” Ottolini & Jeni Dearden
Barrel-Aged Umatilla Coffee Barleywine, Sun Gose Down, & more
Cigar City Brewing Company | Cigar City Brew Crew
New Original Amateur Hour Wheat Wine & more
Cigar City Cider & Mead | Jared Gilbert
6 Point 8 Cider & more
Coppertail Brewing Co. | Coppertail Brew Crew
Free Dive IPA & more
Crooked Thumb Brewery | Crooked Thumb Brew Crew
Abbey of the South Trippel & more
Darwin Brewing Company | Jorge Rosabal
Big Deal Imperial Stout & more
Dunedin House of Beer | Caden Hjelseth
Mango Hefeweizen, Peanut Butter Blonde, Brewer’s Farmhouse, & 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
Marker 48 Brewing | John Myers
Mo Say It Pale Ale, Meet The Heat Chili Pepper Saison, & more
Mastry’s Brewing Co. | Micheil McElvey
Spring Cleaning Bière de Garde, Mastry’s Kolsch, & 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, Lectio Divina, & more
St. Pete Brewing Company | Jon McCracken
Toasted Coconut Black Ale & more
Tampa Bay Brewing Company | Josh Rankin
P.I.M.P. (Peruvian Imperial Milk Porter) & more
Two Henrys Brewing Company | Jacob Stills
Blueberry Vanilla Wheat & more
Plus more 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 Mad Beach Craft Brewing Company and Ducky’s Sports Lounge.
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, hors d’oeuvres by The Mill during VIP-only hour (Watermelon Bruschetta, Sweet Pea Hummus, Aged Cheddar with Seasonal Marmalade & Crostini, & Mini Meatloaf Wellingtons), unlimited beer sampling from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. and bites by Mad Beach Craft Brewing Company and Ducky’s Sports Lounge during GA hour, an event-branded Whole Foods Market VIP bag, and other VIP-only perks.
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
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
About Southcomm, Inc.