Tampa Bay, grab your growlers: there's a new craft beer fest in town.
The inaugural Temple Terrace Craft BrewFest will take place May 9 in Woodmont Park, a 20-minute drive from downtown Tampa. The beer festival, hosted by the City of Temple Terrace
in partnership with the Rotary Club of Temple Terrace
, will feature more than 30 craft brews, including varieties from:
3 Daughters Brewing
, Bayshore Beer Co.
, Big Storm Brewing Co.
, Big Top Brewing Co.
, Bold City Brewery
, Brew Hub, Brooklyn Brewery
, Cigar City Brewing
, Coppertail Brewing Co.
, Florida Avenue Brewing Co.
, GolfBeer Brewing Co.
, Harpoon Brewery
, Oskar Blues Brewery
, Tampa Bay Brewing Company
, Tenth and Blake Beer Co.
, Two Henrys Brewing
, and more.
If all that beer sipping stirs up an appetite, guests can enjoy food from a variety of local Tampa Bay area food trucks and on-site vendors, including Doogie Dogs a Gogo
, Michelle Faedo’s On the Go
, Napolitanos Wood Fired Pizza & Calzones
, Pop-N-Good Kettle Corn
, and Smokin’ Aces BBQ
Live music will be provided by local band jazz fusion band Jurika
Cheri Donohue, one of the event’s organizers, anticipates more than 1,000 attendees at the one-day event. Donohue, a member of both the Temple Terrace City Council and the Rotary Club, calls the BrewFest “a thrilling new event for the city.”
Rotary Club members worked with City Council members to develop the BrewFest. Community leaders “immediately saw it as a good way to show off our lovely city,” Donohue says.
Sponsors include local businesses such as Ward Seaford Attorneys at Law
, Gaspar’s Patio Bar & Grille
and Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club.
As an event sponsor, local company Brewmasters Club
“takes pride in contributing to any effort to re-vitalize” the Temple Terrace area," founder Donnie Gallagher says. “The goal is to really get the community of Temple Terrace involved. I expect a great turnout.”
By hosting the craft beer festival, the Rotary Club hopes to attract “young movers and shakers to see what a ‘service’ club can do,” Donohue explains. “Our motto, ‘service above self,’ is one we take seriously, but our meetings are fun and invigorating. Even though we were established in 1925, we think creatively and are working to invite people to live, work and play in Temple Terrace."
Event proceeds will benefit charities supported by the Rotary Club of Temple Terrace including CAIRFlight
, the Bridge Healthcare Clinic at USF
and Rotary's Camp Florida
Tickets bought before May 8 cost $30 ($35 after) and include unlimited tastings of more than 30 craft brews, two of which are custom Temple Terrace beers brewed exclusively for BrewFest.
For more information about the event, or to purchase tickets, visit the Temple Terrace Craft BrewFest website