Tampa Bay’s Bad Ass Beerfest (written in promotional materials as Bad A**) is coming up this Saturday June 28th at the new Tampa Bay Brewing Company location in Westchase.
On June 6th, Southern Brewing & Winemaking hosted a collaboration brew day to allow six local Tampa breweries to put together come cool brews in anticipation of this beerfest. Craft beer fans came out on brew day hang out in the Southern biergarten and watch the brewing process. Southern was chosen as the brewday location due to the brewery’s unique small batch set-up that allows for six batches to be brewed at the same time.
TBBC teamed up with Southern, CCB Brewpub, Barley Mow Brewing Company, Coppertail Brewing Company, Green Bench Brewing Company, Big Storm Brewing Company to brew six recipes that will be released at the fest on June 28th. All six brews will be on tap together under one tent at the festival.
The six collaborations brewed for the festival include:
- TBBC and Cigar City Brewpub: Weizenbock
- TBBC and Barley Mow: Big IPA
- TBBC and Coppertail: Saison
- TBBC and Green Bench: Belgian Dubbel
- TBBC and Big Storm: Smoked Scotch Ale
For the final brew, TBBC, Cigar City Brewpub, Barley Mow, Coppertail, Green Bench, Big Storm, and Southern all independently chose some malt and hops and threw them together for a unique and surprising amalgam brew. Southern was involved with all of brews that day, so one keg of each of the beers brewed for the festival will also be available on tap in the Southern taproom later this month.
Sounds like a cool event, and a chance to try some unique brews.
The festival starts at 5pm and goes to 9pm, and tickets are $35 in advance and $50 at the door. Grab the cheaper advance ones at etix.