The excitement of Tampa Bay Beer Week is once again upon us, and the Independent Bar Tampa is your craft beer headquarters!
We have another great slate of events this year for both beer tourists and aficionados alike:
Sunday, March 8, 2015, 5 pm
6th Annual Brewers’ Ball After Party
Join us once again for the BREWER’S BALL AFTER PARTY! We will have special brews on tap for the event including FOUNDERS CBS and other SPECIAL BEERS brewed for this occasion by GREEN BENCH BREWING, 7TH SUN BREWING and others. We will also be serving burgers, brats and other food outside to satisfy the hungry folks coming from the festival. LIVE MUSIC 6-9 PM BY MYLO RANGER! NO COVER!
Monday, March 9, 2015, 7 pm
“Total Eclipse of the Sun” – 7th Sun Total Tap Extravaganza!
Join us for another TOTAL ECLIPSE OF 7th SUN BREWING! We will be tapping FOURTEEN 7th Sun SPECIALTY brews including, “You’re Doing It All Wrong” (IPA), “Earth People” (Lemongrass Saison), Mon Sentir Boit (Brett Pumpkin), “The Octopus Has No Friends” (Sour Brown), “My name is Casanova” (Belgian strong), Berry & Awl (Strawberry Berlinerweisse) and more!!! Raffle prizes will include 7th Sun growlers, T-shirts, glassware and specialty bottled beers.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 7-9 pm
CHEERS TO BELGIAN BEERS!
Join us for a 2 hour mini Belgian Beer Festival in our Biergarten. Brewery representatives from Belgian breweries such as St. Bernardus, Rodenbach, La Trappe, Rochefort, Duvel and others will be on hand to discuss the history and brewing process of the various Belgian beer styles such as Saisons, Blondes, Dubbels, Tripels, Trappist ales, Sours and Witbiers, while you taste your way through the styles. A limited amount of Cantillon will be available for tasting while supplies last. Cheers!! Cost is $20 for commemorative tasting glass plus 10 sample tickets. Additional tasting tickets available for purchase.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 5 pm
Lost Coast Spokes and Suds Bike Ride
Lost Coast Brewery, Hampton Station Pizza, Velo Champ, Fodder and Shine, Ella’s, and the Independent Bar present the Spokes and Suds Bike Ride. Starting at 6pm, Free Admission, and each stop features a different Lost Coast Brew on Draft. Plus Raffle Prizes for Riders!Stops: 6pm Ella’s Folk Art Cafe | 7pm Hampton Station Pizza | 8pm Fodder and Shine | 9pm The Independent
Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7 pm
“Barley and Ash: Brews and Cigars with Barley Mow and Highland Breweries”
Enjoy a stogie, while sipping on the delicious beers from local star Barley Mow Brewing Co, and Asheville’s Highland Brewing Company. Raffle prizes will be awarded.
Friday, March 13, 2015, 7 pm
Cigar City Brewgrass Festival Official Pre-Party featuring Cigar City brews
Get a free preview of some of the music scheduled for the Cigar City Brewgrass Festival taking place on March 14-15 at Skippers and Ferg’s! We will also feature several specialty Cigar City beers on tap, with live music by Oak Hay and Ramblegrass (with Dave Easley on Dobro, Gary Makie on fiddle, and Kristen Oliphant on flute). Free Event!