Beerfest 2008 Tampa “Roundup”

Yes, it has been almost 2 months since the annual Florida Brewers Guild festival but I figured I would finally write a few blurbs on our experience.

It has been a few years since we have been able to make it to this event due to scheduling conflicts or what have you. This year, we were able to secure a baby sitter and my wife and I headed out to Ybor City on a beautiful (and rather cool) Saturday afternoon.

I was absolutely amazed at the number of people that were at the event. Centro Ybor was filled with people guzzling some great beer. I didn’t stick around to find out who the winners were in each category but a few standouts were Lagunitas, Bell’s Brewery and (somewhat surprisingly) Hop’s Brewery who’s Winter Pale Ale was fresh and tasty. There was also a stout that was excellent. (I can’t remember their name and they didn’t have a sign at their booth!)

For reference, you can see a scanned copy (PDF format) of all the vendors and the beer that they served HERE.


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