Sprawling St. Pete Brewfest takes over Grand Central this weekend

Sprawling St. Pete Brewfest takes over Grand Central this weekend

Festivalgoers at the 2021 St. Pete Brewfest
Photo courtesy Coastal Creative

I Love the Burg readers can get an exclusive $10 off Brewfest tickets using this link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/401406787507/?discount=ILTB

One of Tampa Bay’s biggest and best beer festivals is back for an encore. St. Pete Brewfest returns to the city for a two-day festival this weekend, November 4th and 5th, hosted at Coastal Creative in the Grand Central District.

The gigantic celebration is taking over Coastal Creative’s two warehouses, as well as the streets surrounding the building, with dozens of local breweries showcasing specialty brews. St. Pete Brewfest is a showcase of the best local breweries from throughout Tampa Bay, as well as incredible food trucks, local shops and artists, live music, and impactful charities as proceeds benefit Ales for A.L.S. and H.O.O.A.H.

Tickets to any one of St. Pete Brewfest’s three sessions include unlimited tastings from all of the breweries on hand, with an early bird special of $45 for General Admission or $85 for VIP. For a limited time, I Love the Burg readers can get $10 off tickets with the code ILTB, while supplies last. I Love the Burg MORE Members can get 50% off their ticket – learn more here.

GA tickets allow unlimited tastings and access to all public areas of the festival, while VIP tickets allow festival-goers to enter one hour early and get access to private bathrooms and a VIP snack and drink lounge. The three sessions are Friday, November 4 from 5-8 pm, and Saturday November 5 from 12-3 pm and 5-8 pm.

Try all of Tampa Bay’s best beer (and food) in a single day

Presented by AccuBrew, St. Pete Brewfest is bringing in some of the region’s best breweries and food trucks, with favorites like 3 Daughters Brewing, Mastry’s Brewing Co, Olde Florida Brewing Company, and St. Pete staple Twisted Indian.

The inaugural event in 2021 boasted more than 1,000 people in attendance, even while being limited to a single four-hour session with more than two dozen breweries. This year, Coastal Creative is going all out closing down 22nd Street from Central Ave to 1st Ave South, while also adding additional breweries to bring the total to 50+ participants. They are also contsurtcing a main stage on Central Avenue where bands will perform.

Any food trucks, shops, artisans or other local purveyors of goods who would like to participate in the market or food truck festival are encouraged to submit a vendor application, available here. For breweries interested in participating, more information and the application page is online here.

St. Pete Brewfest aims to give back, using great beer and fun times as a way to support others. Proceeds from the festival benefit H.O.O.A.H. and Ales for A.L.S.

H.O.O.A.H. is a 100% Volunteer National Veteran Nonprofit and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports our American Heroes anyway it can. Since 2011, it have provided care packages, financial support, emotional support, and sponsored national events. Their focus is on deployed troops, veterans, and their families, and the awareness and prevention of veteran suicide.

From Ales for A.L.S: “Great Beer. Great Cause. Beer-lovers from around the world come together to end ALS through Ales for ALS™, a fundraising program where breweries craft great beers from a custom hop blend and donate the proceeds to ALS research. Cheers to beer and to helping #EndALS!”

Learn more about St. Pete Brewfest at dtspbrewfest.com and get $10 off your tickets with this link.

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