Tampa Bay Beer Week started in 2012 and hosted over 150 events throughout the Bay Area. Events included large scale festivals, beer dinners/brunches, beer tastings, food truck events, special bottle releases, limited tap releases, educational events and meet the brewer gatherings. The week is kicked off with Mayor Bob Buckhorn tapping the first firkin at the Florida Brewers Guild Festival in Ybor City and “ends” with Cigar City Brewing’s Hunahpu’s Day festival. The week features hundreds of events on both sides of the bay and officially ends on Sunday the 10th with a mandatory recovery day.
TampaBayBeerWeek.com is the event hub for the week and is heavily supported by social media tactics to increase traffic. Our Facebook page has over 2000 likes and grows daily. The Tampa Bay Times will be featuring the week with a cover wrap for the 2nd straight year. A number of local news outlets, radio shows, publications, online news sources and blogs run features throughout the week. Beer Week venues are encouraged to promote the week with Official TBBW posters that feature a QR code linked to TampaBayBeerWeek.com.
Year one was a great success. Year two is shaping up to be bigger and better.
Tampa Bay Beer Week is offering a sponsorship opportunity this year. The sponsorship will give your organization recognition on our website that not only acts as a tool to promote craft beer events during TBBW, but all year long. Sponsoring TBBW will show that you are backing the local craft beer movement and the spirit of creativity and quality that all of our local breweries and imported brands embrace.