The Business of Beer at 81Bay Brewing Co.

The Business of Beer at 81Bay Brewing Co.


TBBJ Elite Young Professionals invites you to the Business of Beer at 81Bay Brewing Co. Come meet the co-founders Keelan Cottle, Michael Beard and Shawn Bowman and hear how their entrepreneurship led them to opening the first brewery in South Tampa. We will also get an exclusive tour and enjoy appetizers and Hoppy Hour where all IPAs are 2-4-1.

Founded in 2016 in Tampa, Fla., 81Bay Brewing Company was established by three native Floridians and longtime friends with the idea of crafting an environment to celebrate beer, relaxation and recreation. Open seven days a week, the indoor taproom specializes in quality craft beer and features an immersive communal settings, multi-media murals, and entertainment such as darts, table tennis, games, corn hole and live music.

Whether patrons are looking for relief from responsibility and daily stress, their favorite liquid treat or just the satisfaction of trying and finding something new - we welcome all into our home.

81Bay Brewing's core selection of brews include American Light Lager, Belgian Raspberry Ale, West Coast IPA, English IPA, English Porter, Irish Stout, Irish Red, English Nut Brown, Mexican Vienna Lager and numerous rotating seasonal craft beers.

Event Schedule:

5:30pm-6:15pm: Registration/ Sign in.

6:30pm-7pm: Presentation from 81Bay, including one FREE Lighting Lager.

7pm - 7:30pm: Tour of brewery.

7:30pm-Close: Elite member networking, appetizers. multiple games and enjoy "Hoppy Hour" where all IPAs are 2-4-1.

TBBJ Elite is a group of young professionals in the Tampa Bay area looking to grow their business and expand their network through resources and contacts of the Tampa Bay Business Journal. TBBJ is striving to help the young professionals in the Bay Area by immersing them in engaging events surrounding career development, giving back to the local community and promoting local businesses. This group is designed for professionals up to 40 years of age that maintain an active TBBJ subscription.

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Date(s): October 5, 2016 - November 16, 2016
Hours: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM


4890 W Kennedy Blvd
suite 850

Tampa, FL 33609