Go on a Beer-Cation


It’s always a good time for a beer-cation in the perfect destination: Tampa Bay. You don’t have to wander far to go bottoms-up at some of the best breweries in the nation. Local flavors and cultures combine to create original brews as unique as Tampa Bay. Whether you’re looking for a brewery, a bar or a festival, craft the perfect experience in Tampa Bay. Cheers!



November 13, 2020

Brews and Rescues

Where: Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Join us for our 2nd Annual Brews and Rescues event as we reveal our brand-new expansion. With five times the guest space, all new views of our 1.5 million-gallon, state-of-the-art dolphin complex, we’re inviting you to come experience Clearwater Marine Aquarium like never before. There is something for everyone with over 25 beers, liquor and wine, 8 participating restaurants and entertainment! This year all proceeds will be dedicated to our future manatee rehabilitation efforts.

TBD 2021

Bolts Brew Fest

WHERE: Amalie Arena

The Tampa Bay Lightning is bringing back the craft beer drinking event of the summer, Bolts Brew Fest. Sample your way around more than 100 craft beer varieties from more than 50 local and national brands. Plus, test your skills with exclusive games, interact with Lightning personalities, and more! Get a VIP ticket for the ultimate experience.

TBD 2021

Tampa Bay Beer Week

The inaugural Tampa Bay Beer Week was established in 2012, and has since hosted thousands of events ranging from large-scale festivals to beer tastings, beer dinners and more. The success of TBBW has been a major factor in the continuing growth of the Tampa Bay area craft beer community. Tampa Bay Beer Week begins on the first Saturday of March and ends 8 days later. It has become the premier Beer Week destination in the Southeast. 

TBD 2021

Halfway There Festival of Beer

WHERE: Armature Works

Come celebrate the halfway point to Tampa Bay Beer Week 2019 at Armature Works. Taste beer from 58 local, national, and international breweries that have played a major role in the continued success of Tampa Bay’s beer culture. Enjoy unlimited samples and a commemorative sampling glass. Food will be available for purchase from the numerous vendors located in the Heights Public Market.  Make sure to get your tickets beforehand to save!

TBD 2021

History by the Pint

WHERE: Tampa Bay History Center

Raise a glass with the History Center for “History by the Pint: Beer and Brewing in Tampa Bay,” opening March 2. The exhibit traces the heady history of beer in the bay area, from its Ybor origins to Florida’s craft beer capital. Learn about early breweries and brewing methods, Prohibition's effects on Florida, the rise of national breweries in Tampa, and how the home brewing movement of the 1970s triggered a cultural shift in the way Americans consume beer. 



August - September, 2020

Busch Gardens Bier Fest

WHERE: Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay

More than 100 beers from 65 different breweries around the world will rotate through the four-weekend festival featuring live entertainment and contemporary fare that pays homage to a traditional Oktoberfest with a modern spin.

October 2020

Brews By The Bay

WHERE: The Florida Aquarium

Enjoy unlimited beer tastings and food samplings with amazing undersea views at downtown Tampa's most unique beer, food and music event. We’ll be overflowing with endless beers, delicious food from local area restaurants, and a sea of live entertainment. All exhibits will be open to experience. The Aquarium will close at 4:00 p.m. in preparation for this event.

October 2020

Sand & Suds Beer Festival

WHERE: Whiskey Joe’s Bar & Grill Tampa

Feel the sand in your toes as you sample more than 100 beers from over 30 world-renowned breweries at this beachside event! General admission includes a souvenir tasting glass perfect for unlimited sampling. Reggae music and a perfect sunset view make the Sand & Suds Beer Festival one you’re not going to want to miss!

October 2020

Oktoberfest Tampa

WHERE: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Celebrate the 9th Annual Oktoberfest Tampa with German cheer through dancing, singing and (of course) drinking beer! Oktoberfest Tampa is time to unwind and make new friends while learning true German traditions, indulging in authentic food, and getting competitive with plenty of exciting games and competitions. 

TBD 2021


WHERE: Tampa Theatre

So for BeerFest 2019, presented by Beach Community Bank, Tampa Theatre is going to kick back, maybe take in a ball game, maybe steal a car, and celebrate Ferris Brewer’s Day Off from 7:00-10:00pm Saturday, July 27 with an evening of craft beers and local brewers, plus snacks and samples from some of the city’s top independent restaurants.

August 2020


WHERE: The Sail Pavilion

Adjacent to the Tampa Convention Center on the busy Riverwalk, Brews & Bites brings a fleet of local food trucks, live musicians and craft beer to this 360-degree waterfront bar on the second Friday of every month.



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