Lots of Beer on Tap in Tampa
Tampa is the site of two beer events Saturday (June 18) – a beer run in the morning and a beer festival at night.
TAMPA – Beer, lots of it, will be on tap in Tampa on Saturday (June 18) with two beer centric events scheduled.
In the morning, there’s the Tampa Beer Run, a 5K that also has a walking component. The event is billed as a not-so-traditional run in Al Lopez Park, with an amazing after-party. This run isn’t about who’s the fastest. This is simply about having fun, acting like your crazy self, and oh, having a few beers along the course. Every 0.75 miles or so, you’ll be treated to a specialty beer sampling. Once you’ve made it through the 5K course, you’ll be welcomed to the after-party with your choice of a 16-oz. beer. The party will include music, drink, dancing, and awards. Please note, this event is restricted to individuals who are 21 years of age or older as of the day of the event (bring a valid photo ID). Also, all sales are final.
Check in for the event begins at 8 a.m. with the first runners going off at 10 a.m. It’s at Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave. To register, or for information, go to active.com.
If you’re still standing after the beer run and part, the Hoppy Gilmore beer fest kicks off in the evening. It’s the fifth annual movie-themed beer fest at the Tampa Theatre. This event is advertised as being like previous beer-soaked, tongue-in-cheek BeerFest events such as The Brews Brothers, The Big Lebrewski and O Brewer, Where Art Thou? Hoppy Gilmore will feature craft beers and local brewers, plus snacks and samples from some of Tampa’s top independent restaurants. Although a bit tongue in cheek, the event is a fundraiser for the Tampa Theatre. Like the beer run, participants must be 21 years old or older to take part. A valid photo ID is required.
The Hoppy Gilmore Beer Fest is at 7 p.m. at the Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St. For information, go to tampatheatre.org.
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