VolunBEERs are needed again this year to help out with running the festival - we'll help out with everything from registration /door /front gate/id checks/ etc and other assignments for the upcoming SUN Mar 3, 2018 event at WATERWORKS Park.
VIP entrance is at 11:30 am with General admission is from noon-4:30pm (last call.) This year there will be a SEPARATE brewers entrance.
VolunBEERs will work their shift, get a free tshirt and a meal voucher (yay!) and then be free to enjoy the festival before/after their shift. *** Note: since this is a 21+ event, all volunBEERs must be 21+.
NEW FOR 2019- Mandatory Orientation session*** (Must attend one of these):
- Feb 24 (Sunday) - noon-1:30 pm: Hidden Springs Aleworks
- Feb 27 (Wed) - 7-8:30 pm: Hidden Springs Aleworks
Questions? Contact Carol at 727-686-1329 or [email protected] THANK YOU!
Here's the information from Best Florida Beer.org:
The Brewer's Ball is an event for Florida craft beer lovers. All of the Best Florida Beer Championships category winning commercial beers made in Florida are showcased during an afternoon of live music, awards, and one of the best beer raffles in Florida. This festival features over 100 of Florida's Best Beers on tap!
Winners will be given medals and trophys for winning beers and for the best of show for the professional competition.
The event is rain or shine. Lawnchairs are allowed. Same as last year, no glass containers of any kind. Service animals are permitted, but other canine friends should be left at home.
Schedule of Events
11:30 – VIP access
12:00 – General Admission access
1:00 – 2019 Winner’s Toast & First Raffle
1:10 – Homebrew Club of the Year, Medal Presentations, & Raffles
3:30 – Best of Show Presentations & Final Raffles
4:30 – Last Call for Alcohol (& food)
Where is Waterworks Park? Where is the festival entrance?
This is a waterfront park that is soon to be part of the Tampa Riverwalk project. It is located at 1710 N Highland Ave, Tampa, FL 33602. The festival gates are located on Highland Avenue. Follow signs for parking.
What is the inclement weather policy?
Event is rain or shine. This is a city park, so covered space is limited. Bring rain gear, sunscreen or whatever else you need to be comfortable.
Will I be able to buy tickets at the gate?
No, All tickets will be sold in advance. There will be no tickets available at the show.
Where should I park?
Follow signs for parking.
Are there discounted Designated Driver tickets available?
No. The beer provided at this event is donated by the award winning breweries. Money collected from ticket fees covers the cost of hosting the Awards Ceremony. Designated drivers can still enjoy the bands, the park, and the Awards presentation, but we cannot provide a discount. Many activities (Channelside shopping, Ybor City, Tampa Bay History Museum, Gasparilla art show, Tampa Art Museum, etc) are located nearby if your driver does not want to attend the Brewers Ball.
Will there be food available for purchase?
Yes. Details will be announced as they become available.
What am I permitted to bring into the festival?
Drink ware: This year BFB is providing commemorative glassware for this years event. In past years, BFB has encouraged guests to bring their own personal drink ware without restriction. The parks department, however, does not allow persons to bring glass containers into the park. You may bring plastic cups, but under no circumstance will you be allowed entrance if you bring glass. NO GLASS ALLOWED!!!!
Lawn chairs, picnic blankets, umbrellas: You may bring items for personal comfort as long as you can carry them on your person. Keep in mind that the irrigation runs the length of the park, so ground stakes are not permitted. You are responsible for removing anything that you bring into the park.
Food: You may bring a packed lunch if you like.
For more information and tickets: https://www.bestfloridabeer.org/brewers-ball/
|| Carol's VolunBEERs