-------------------------------------------------- WELCOME TO BREWNYMPH.COM! ... THANKS FOR STOPPING BY! ------------------------------------------------------------

FLORIDA TRAVEL AND FLORIDA'S CRAFT BEER SCENE: NEWS, INFO, EVENTS, FEATURES, PHOTOS, VIDEOS ... ESCAPADES, BREWS AND RUNNING SHOES (tm) ...
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING? USE THE SEARCH BOXES AT THE BOTTOM!
SUBSCRIBE TO THE BREWNYMPH NEWSLETTER: SEE SUBSCRIBE BOX AT BOTTOM: GET NEW POSTS AND OTHER NEWS BY EMAIL!

JAGUARS FULL SCHEDULE IS OUT: SEE THE "TAP THIS" CALENDAR PAGE
HAPPY EASTER, 4/21
SPACEX ROCKET LAUNCH, 4/26
SEA TURTLE NESTING SEASON BEGINS 5/1: FOR DO'S AND DON'TS: SEE THE NATURE FLIGHTS(TM) PAGE
JUMBO SHRIMP SEASON IN JAX IS HERE: SEE PREVIEW STORY ON THE HOMEPAGE: INTERVIEWS & A LOOK AT NEW MENU ITEMS!
MORE THAN BEER (or, do some traveling, and then get a local beer!) ... FLORIDA TRAVEL AND LIFESTYLE PAGES:
RUN OVER TO THE "BEER RUN" PAGE: LINKS FOR RUNNERS, EVENTS, TRAINING, AND FUN PHOTOS!
FLY IN TO THE "NATURE FLIGHTS" (TM) PAGE: FOR NATURE NUTS!

FREE KOOZIE WITH PURCHASE OF A PEACE, LOVE PINTS(R) BEERSHIRT OR HAT! SEE SIDEBAR, BELOW & BEERWEAR PAGE!
WHILE SUPPLIES LAST - REDUCED PRICING ON EVERYTHING! GIRLS AND GUYS BEERSHIRTS, HATS! SECURE ONLINE SHOPPING VIA SQUARE

DID YOU KNOW: BREWNYMPH.COM IS A FULL-SERVICE WEBSITE FOCUSED ON FLORIDA TRAVEL AND FLORIDA BEER: WRITTEN BY A CERTIFIED CICERONE (the first female Certified Cicerone in Jax!), TWO PAGES OF EVENTS (FLORIDA BEERFEST & JAX LOCAL COMPILED FROM MULTIPLE SOURCES), A FLORIDA EAST COAST BREWERY MAP (FROM JAX TO WEST PALM BEACH), CRAFT BEER RESOURCES, AND BREAKING NEWS? YEAH, IT'S YOUR ONE-STOP FLORIDA SOURCE! AND, YOUR 904-JAX CRAFT BEER BULLETIN BOARD!

CHECK OUT THE BREWNYMPH YOU TUBE CHANNEL -- bookmark it, or make it a podcast!
FLORIDA AND LOCAL JAX, JAX BEACH, ST. AUGUSTINE, interviews, events, travel

Showing posts with label FBG Fest. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FBG Fest. Show all posts

All Florida Beer and Sunshine at Florida Brewers Guild FBG Fest, Tampa

March 8, 2018:  
The Sunshine State was just that on Saturday, March 3, as the Florida Brewers Guild hosted its annual celebration of Florida breweries and beer at its Craft Beer Festival ("FBG Fest") at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park along the river in downtown Tampa. It was all sun and smiles on the first official day of Tampa Bay Beer Week

The Park is no stranger to beer fests, and the FBG Fest has been held here year after year. It was a beautiful day along the river to drink Florida beer and meet Florida brewers!

All proceeds from the fest go back to the FBG, a nonprofit trade association dedicated to preserving the rights and interests of the state's craft brewers. The funds are used for lobbying efforts, educational outreach and programs, member events, and additional public events. With over 70 Florida breweries behind the tables pouring between 3-5 beers (or more) each, attendees had the opportunity to taste a number of beers from all across the state - and, yes, that can translate into a beertrip down the road! 


Florida Brewers Guild FBG Fest Was a Walk in the Park

On March 4, the Florida Brewers Guild ("FBG") hosted its annual signature event, simply known as "FBG Fest," at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park along the Garrison Channel and Tampa Riverwalk in downtown Tampa. Upon arrival at the venue, brewery tents could be seen lining each side of the waterside park (see last week's preview story). Tickets to the all-Florida beerfest went on sale around the first of the new year, as either VIP (one-hour early access) or General Admission. The VIP tickets sold out the week of the fest. 

When you see two of the FBG Board members scanning tickets at the Fest entry, you know that this is truly a "brewers" fest. Vice President Byron Burroughs (Proof Brewing) and Board Member Jay Dingman (Barley Mow Brewing) were kept pretty busy manning the scanners as the VIP gates opened at 1pm. 


Tap Into Florida Craft Beer: Florida Brewers Guild FBG Fest, Saturday, March 4

The most extensive beer week in the Sunshine State returns this coming weekend. Whether you live in the Tampa Bay area or not, chances are pretty good -- in fact, I'd bet a Pair O'Dice Hop Bet Red -- that you've heard of Tampa Bay Beer Week, which "officially" starts Saturday, March 4 (after several pre-TBBW events). It seems only fitting that the Florida Brewers Guild will once again kick off the mega-beer week with its annual FBG Fest Saturday, from 1-5pm, at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park along the Tampa Riverwalk. 

Florida Brewers Guild FBG Fest Recap (Retap)

Swamp Head Brewery's Udderly Calm Milk Stout
in the new Fest glass.... sweet!
This past Saturday, March 5, over 1500 beer enthusiasts filled the grounds of downtown Tampa's Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park for the annual Florida Brewers Guild Beer Fest. The weather was perfect for roaming around the riverside park, talking to brewers, beer industry folks and beer-lovers, and, of course, for drinking Florida craft beer! The Fest also kicked off the fifth annual Tampa Bay Beer Week, running this year from March 5-13 all around the Tampa area.