American Craft Beer Week 2013: Red, White and Craft Brews Fest

Last year, the good folks at J.J. Taylor distributing invited me to a special event on Armed Forces Day called the “Red, White, and Craft Brews Fest”.RWCB It was being held at the Armed Forces History Museum in Largo, and the event was a fundraiser for the museum. I had never been to the museum before, so I really didn’t know what to expect.

I was blown away.

Yes, the beers J.J. Taylor has in their lineup are great, but very quickly the event became more about looking at the amazing collection that the caretakers have put together. From uniforms to vehicles, weapons to photographs and personal effects, I have never seen a more impressive display short of the Smithsonian. Having a great selection of beers spread throughout the event was icing on the cake.

This Saturday, May 18th, they are doing it again. With over 75 craft and specialty beers offered, free food, and an incredible museum, this is a don’t-miss event.

The Armed Forces History Museum is one of the largest, non-government funded, museums in the southeast.

Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased online at, over the phone at (727) 539-8371 or in person at the museum.

Your admission includes:
Full access to the museums exhibits
Souvenir tasting cup (to the first 300 guests)
Free food and more!

* The museum will also be offering rides in their WWII Reconnaissance M8 Vehicle and Motion Simulator for an additional fee

What a unique and fun way to celebrate American Craft Beer Week!


~ by Sean Nordquist on May 15, 2013.

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