Creative Loafing’s Beer Fest 2012: The Art of Beer
Tampa Bay’s Creative Loafing magazine (to which I am a contributor) is celebrating their 22nd Annual “Best of the Bay” issue, which honors and highlights all aspects of the Bay Area from food and drink to art and culture and even things like stores and politicians. Voting is done by the readers in an online poll over the course of several weeks, and when the results are tallied, the issue comes out with the winners.
This year, the celebration takes the form of a beer festival! In addition to the awards for “Best of the Bay”, over 75 beers will be available for tasting, including the exclusive beer brewed for the magazine by Tampa Bay Brewing Company: Loafinbräu, an alt-style beer. There will be food, music, and revelry, all inside the Tampa Museum of Art.
I have been asked to do a “Beer Tasting 101” discussion for those who are interested. Should be a fun time for everyone!
What: Creative Loafing Beer Fest 2012: The Art of Beer (21+ event)
When: Saturday, Sept. 22; VIP: 6-7 p.m. GA: 7-10 p.m.
Where: Tampa Museum of Art; 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL, 33602 (813) 274-8130
Music: The Black Honkeys and special guests The Distinguished Men of Brass
How Much: General Admission: $30 adv, $40 door / VIP: $60 adv, $75 door
The VIP experience, which includes early access to the event, special food pairings from Sono Cafe, beer workshops and more: all for only $60 in advance.
So come out and join the Best of the Bay and the Art of Beer in Tampa!