Brewers Ball

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Brewers Ball – Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Brewers Ball is a celebration of brewing with the intent of gathering brewers from across the state for the presentation of the Best Florida Beer Championships’ Best of Show winners.

Waterworks1The Ball features live music, samples of the Gold Medal and Category winning beers from the Championships’ commercial competition and a beer raffle.

Location: Water Works Park
Date: Sunday, March 5th
Time: 12pm Last call at 4:30. Must vacate premises by 5pm.

Music provided by: Whetherman & Free Range Strange
Food included from:  TBD

Schedule of Events

11:30 – VIP access

12:00 – General Admission access

1:00 – 2016 Winner’s Toast & First Raffle

1:10 – Homebrew Club of the Year, Medal Presentations, & Raffles

3:30 – Best of Show Presentations & Final Raffles

4:30 – Last Call for Alcohol (& food)

FAQ:

Where is Waterworks Park? Where is the festival entrance?
This is a waterfront park that is soon to be part of the Tampa Riverwalk project. It is located at 1710 N Highland Ave, Tampa, FL 33602. The festival gates are located on Highland Avenue. Follow signs for parking.

What is the inclement weather policy?
Event is rain or shine. This is a city park, so covered space is limited. Bring rain gear, sunscreen or whatever else you need to be comfortable.

Will I be able to buy tickets at the gate?
No, All tickets will be sold in advance. There will be no tickets available at the show.

Where should I park?
Follow signs for parking.

Are there discounted Designated Driver tickets available?
No. The beer provided at this event is donated by the award winning breweries. Money collected from ticket fees covers the cost of hosting the Awards Ceremony. Designated drivers can still enjoy the bands, the park, and the Awards presentation, but we cannot provide a discount. Many activities (Channelside shopping, Ybor City, Tampa Bay History Museum, Gasparilla art show, Tampa Art Museum, etc) are located nearby if your driver does not want to attend the Brewers Ball.

Will there be food available for purchase?
Yes. Details will be announced as they become available.

What am I permitted to bring into the festival?

  • Drink ware: This year BFB is providing commemorative glassware for this years event. In past years, BFB has encouraged guests to bring their own personal drink ware without restriction. The parks department, however, does not allow persons to bring glass containers into the park. You may bring plastic cups, but under no circumstance will you be allowed entrance if you bring glass. NO GLASS ALLOWED!!!!
  • Lawn chairs, picnic blankets, umbrellas: You may bring items for personal comfort as long as you can carry them on your person. Keep in mind that the irrigation runs the length of the park, so ground stakes are not permitted. You are responsible for removing anything that you bring into the park.
  • Food: You may bring a packed lunch if you like.