Advancing the Tampa Bay beer Culture through education, events and marketing. Promoting the diverse local, national and international beer culture that encompasses the greater Tampa Bay area.
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. Our annual mid-year festival, Halfway There, is our major fundraising event.
Who we are
Tampa Bay Beer Week is organized and operated by Tampa Bay Beer Week Inc., a 501c6 Not-for-profit organization. Our board consists of brewers, brewery owners, distributors, home brewers and independent beer enthusiasts.
Executive Director: Thomas Peter Barris
Chairman: Chris Fairchild – JJ Taylor Distributing
Internal Vice Chair: Barry Elwonger – Motorworks Brewing
External Vice Chair: Cory Sturdivant – Micro Man Distributors
Secretary: Shana Taylor-Page – Pepin Distributing
Treasurer: Sam Coccia – Cigar City Brewing
Merchandise: Jeromy Dana – Cigar City Brewing
Non-Designated Board Members:
Veronica Danko – The Independent
Briant Mertz – 81Bay Brewing
Travis Kruger – Crooked Thumb Brewing