November 13 event brings multiple Pinellas County breweries together for a tasting celebration along St. Petersburg’s spectacular waterfront.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (October 18, 2021) – In partnership with Visit St. Pete/Clearwater and the Florida Brewers Guild, the St. Pete Pier will host The Gulp Coast Beer at the Pier Festival on Saturday, November 13, 2021. The event, which will be located at the Pier’s Family Park (adjacent to the Bending Arc lawn) will allow for acres of open-air space for this socially distanced event.
As the St. Pete Pier’s first craft beer festival, Beer at the Pier will provide attendees a taste of the community, with unlimited beer sampling from more than 20 local breweries exclusively located in Pinellas County. This community focused event will allow attendees to support and experience what makes St. Pete/Clearwater one of the top brew-cation destinations in the U.S.
“There’s no better way to bring The Gulp Coast to life than at one of St. Pete/Clearwater’s landmark attractions, the St. Pete Pier, for this event,” said Steve Hayes, Visit St. Pete/Clearwater President & CEO. “With the most breweries of any destination in the state, the Gulp Coast represents an interactive way for visitors and locals to experience our unique communities and drive local economic impact for our small businesses.”
Current participating breweries include Bayboro Brewing Co., Big Storm Brewing Co., Gulfport Brewery, Unrefined Brewing, Grand Central Brewhouse, Grindhaus Brew Lab, Anecdote Brewing Company, Cycle Brewing, Rapp Brewing Co., 3 Daughters Brewing, Pinellas Ale Works, If I Brewed the World, Southern Lights Brewing Company, Brighter Days Brewing Co., Mad Beach Brewing, Troubled Waters Brewing, SESH, 7venth Sun Brewery, Green Bench Brewing Co., Mastry’s Brewing Co., with more to come.
To complement the local beverages, the festival will feature various local food vendors and their crafted, beer-inspired delicacies. In addition, guests will enjoy live music, games and other activities such as “beer talk” sessions.
Beer at the Pier is a 21+ event scheduled for Saturday, November 13th, 2021 in two sessions – afternoon and evening. Each session offers three hours of unlimited sampling from each participating brewery. The first session will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (12 p.m. early entrance for VIP) and the second session, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (5 p.m. early entrance for VIP). Admission includes access to the chosen session, unlimited sampling of beer and souvenir cup. VIP ticketing is also available and includes an additional hour of access to the event as well as swag items from breweries and Visit St. Pete Clearwater.
Presale tickets for both sessions are available for $30 GA and $65 VIP. For more information, visit www.BeeratthePier.com. About the Gulp Coast: In a sea of destinations offering good craft beer, St. Pete/Clearwater is truly a stand-out. Here, more than 35 locally owned breweries make up what we call the “Gulp Coast” – an incomparable vacation spot where you can sample the unique creations of talented brewmasters.
About Visit St. Pete/Clearwater:World-class beaches and 24 dynamic communities packed with culture and adventure await in St. Pete/Clearwater, the jewel of Florida’s Gulf coast, only 90 miles west from Orlando. Situated on a sun-drenched peninsula separating the Gulf of Mexico from Tampa Bay, the area has received more than 30 awards in the past decade for its pristine white-sand beaches, including two St. Pete/Clearwater beaches in the Top 10 on TripAdvisor’s 2021 Best Beaches in the U.S. – No. 1, St. Pete Beach and No. 9, Madeira Beach. Culture shines here too, from institutions like St. Pete’s Dalí Museum, housing the largest collection of the famed surrealist’s works outside Spain, to a burgeoning street art scene that’s drawing international acclaim. The vibe is alive in St. Pete/Clearwater. Start planning your next vacation at VisitStPeteClearwater.com. #LiveAmplified
About Florida Brewers Guild: The Florida Brewers Guild is a nonprofit trade association committed to preserving the rights and interests of all craft brewers throughout the state. The mission of the Guild is to educate the public about the brewing industry in Florida; promote networking and educational opportunities between brewers, consumers, suppliers, and government regulatory agencies; and continually promote free market access of the Florida brewing industry to the public.
About the St. Pete Pier As the Southeast’s largest waterfront district, the St. Pete Pier™, comprises 26 acres of activated waterfront park in St. Petersburg, Florida’s vibrant downtown. Redefining the definition of a pier, this entertainment district is an extension of St. Pete’s bustling city center, offering a picturesque urban beach area, a unique children’s playground, a variety of modern‐Florida dining spots, a pop‐up marketplace with local vendors, ecotourism opportunities and so much more. The Pier was voted No. 2 on USA Today’s 10 Best Readers Choice list for the greatest new attractions of 2020. From children to seniors, nature lovers to art enthusiasts, fishermen to foodies – the St. Pete Pier has something for everyone. To learn more about the St. Pete Pier, visit www.stpetepier.org.