When Tampa Bay Beer Week was begun, we used to gather growlers from area breweries for a blended firkin that the Mayor of Tampa would tap at FBG fest. This crazy blend inspired the even crazier competition known as The Ultimate Brewer. A lot has happened in the two years since we last held this event though! After long consideration we decided to combine the collaborative spirit of those early days with the festival atmosphere of the competition. This year, for the first time, we will invite Tampa Bay Area brewers to join us for a massive collaboration brew. All participating breweries are asked to bring a few ounces of their favorite hop to throw in during the brewing process. VIP ticket holders will be present during this and will get to witness the making of this large collaborative brew. VIPs will also get to enjoy an extra hour of pours with very few others in attendance, giving them exclusive access to the brewers and brewery representatives involved.
VIP ticket holders ($50) can join us in the brewhouse at 6pm, and General Admission ($35) will enter at 7pm. Guest taps will flow at 6pm. Unlimited pours from the following: Allagash, Brasserie Cantillon, Casey Brewing & Blending, Chimay, Civil Society, DSSOLVR, Ellipsis, Equilibrium, Grimm, Jester King, KCBC, Maine Beer Co., Oxbow, Palm City, Sierra Nevada, Sun Lab, Tripping Animals, Weihenstephaner.
This event is strictly 21 and up. We love babies and pets, but neither are welcome at this event. That includes leashes, strollers, or any other carrying device you might ask us about. If you purchase a ticket and arrive with anyone under the age of 21, you will be asked to leave. This is an active brewhouse and this rule will be strictly enforced. Only adult humans over the age of 21 will be permitted.
We’d love for everyone to Lyft, Uber, or Taxi to this event. There is plenty of parking on site but we hope you don’t need to use it. Designated driver tickets are available for $20.
El Here food truck will be on site but is not included in the ticket price. The tasting room will be open for business and all are welcome to enter and exit the event as needed.
Do not resell, do not purchase from anyone directly. We will refund tickets at the holder’s request for anyone unable to atten up until the evening of the event.