Schedule of Events
While we’re busy bragging about our local hand-crafted beer and unique bars, Tampa Bay is also the place to cheers to great beer fests!
Saturday, August 20, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Glazer Children’s Museum
Cerveza. Brewski. Libation. Whatever you call beer, there's no denying CL loves it—and we know you do too! More than 2,000 attendees will join us in celebrating your favorite brews at an indoor summertime festival dedicated to the hoppy goodness Tampa Bay can't seem to get enough of. Say hello to Creative Loafing's Beer Fest 2016!
Friday-Sunday, Oct. 7 at 4 p.m. - Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m., 2016
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Bring your German spirit and cheers to plenty of beer and dancing at the 7th annual largest Oktoberfest celebration in Tampa Bay! Held at Curtis Hixon Park – one of the best waterfront views in Tampa on the Hillsborough River. There will be games throughout the day, from the Liter Stein Bucket Race to the Barrell Roll, and don’t forget to chow down on brats and plenty of schnitzels! The event benefits a Tampa Bay non-profit, Are You Safe, Inc., that supports victims of domestic violence abuse.
Friday, October 7, 8:00pm - 11:00pm
The Florida Aquarium
Make a splash at The Florida Aquarium’s 8th Annual Beer and Food Festival presented by Pepin Distributing. You won’t want to miss this event! We’ll be overflowing with endless beers, delicious food from local area restaurants and a sea of live entertainment. All of our exhibits will be open to enjoy. So dive in!
February 18, 2017, Noon - 6:00pm
Curtis Hixon Park
Grab your cowboy boots with 4,000 other people for a festival around a day full of beer sippin’ (60 beers), bourbon tastin’ (40 bourbons), music listenin’, cigar smokin’, and barbeque eatin’ at Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Admission includes a sampling glass so you can enjoy unlimited sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbeque vendors on-site, bourbon seminars in the tasting theatre and live music all day long at the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival.
Cotanchobee Fort Brook Park
Attention Craft Beer Lovers! The annual Florida Brewers Guild Craft Beer Festival will be located in Cotanchobee Park in downtown Tampa. Help kick-off Tampa Bay Beer Week while raising money for the Florida Brewers Guild, the nonprofit trade association committed to preserving the rights of craft brewers throughout the state.
VIP Entry – 1:00-2:00 PM
General Admission – 2:00-5:00 PM
Rain or Shine
Last year nearly 2,500 attendees enjoyed samples from 60 of Florida’s craft breweries. This is an event you won’t want to miss.
The inaugural Tampa Bay Beer Week was established in 2012, and has since hosted more than 750 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. Our annual mid-year festival, Halfway There, is our major fundraising event that occurs in September.
This Hunahpu’s Day’s beer fest looks to be the most ridiculous yet. Nearly 70 breweries pouring over 200 different beers, most of which are not easily found in Florida (or anywhere else for that matter). Getting the list together wasn’t easy, but come Hunahpu’s Day, it’ll be worth it.
Tampa Bay Brewing Company
Tampa Bay Brewing Company (TBBCo) of Ybor City will be hosting the 3rd annual BadA** Beerfest at 13937 Monroe’s Business Park. Every local brewery and homebrewing club in the Tampa Bay area has been invited to participate, even some that are not operating yet! This is a rare opportunity to try some beers that have not been brought to market. In addition, there will have vendors with shirts, cigars, and other merchandise!
What could be fun than a sampling of more than 30 beers under the shady oaks of Woodmont Park in Temple Terrace all for the low price of $30? There will be many local brewers bringing us their best brews! An exceptional city located just minutes outside of Tampa, Temple Terrace is home to the University of South Florida and Florida College along with many other amazing restaurants, attractions and beautiful historical landmarks.
Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo
The 21st annual WaZoo BeerFest is springing forward to May! This all-inclusive tasting event features 250+ beers and beverages from 70 breweries worldwide, pub fare and live entertainment throughout the Zoo. All included with admission. The VIP Beastly Beer Club offers a more exclusive experience than ever before, including beer and food parings, combined with early event entry. VIP Club tickets are limited. All tickets will go on sale in March at www.LowryParkZoo.org.
T. Pepin Hospitality Centre
Pepin Distributing Company kicked off American Craft Beer Week (May 16th – 22nd) with the 6th annual Brews With Attitude Craft Beer + Cider Fest. BWA will feature over 120 brands, cider mixology, firkins, brewer meet and greets, brew local drink local brewers pit and live music.