Last night’s Fifth Annual #BrewsWithAttitude was my first time attending this event. I can promise you my friends, it won’t be my last! It was a great time.
Tampa-goers were able to celebrate American Craft Beer Week at the TPepin‘s Hospitality Centre. Having never been to an event at TPepin, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but they did it right, ya’ll. There were even shuttles to take you to the entrance if you had to park far away, because while we arrived at 6:10, many more people arrived before us (and the event did not start until 6pm).
With over 100 craft beers to choose from, we had our work cut out for us.
Outside you could find craft beers and ciders (like a Woodchuck Ginger – so much yum. I need to find this in real life, stat) from all over the country. Food trucks and a big screen for the Lightning game were also outside. If it hadn’t rained, we would have stayed outside for-ever (say that in a Sandlot voice, it’s just more fun).
…but because it rained, we made our way inside where we found alllll the local brews from Tampa Bay. I am so glad we did!
My favorite local brew came from 3 Daughters Brewing in St. Petersburg. The Coffee Blonde Ale was just as you’d expect, and did not disappoint. If I hadn’t already had several samples (ahem), I would have gone back for another taste! But alas, we were all hungry, the rain had died down and it was time to go.
…but not before the Tampa Bay Lightning won last night’s game advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals! Oh yes, last night was a good night all the way around! I can’t wait to attend again next year.
Are you into craft beer? If so, who makes your favorite beer?
*I received two tickets to the #BrewsWithAttitude fest in partnership with the Tampa Bay Bloggers. All opinions are my own.