BeerFest 2022: Pee-Wee’s Beer Adventure
Beer fan? I know you are, but what am I?
Over the past decade, Tampa Theatre’s signature summer fundraiser, BeerFest, has raised more than $100,000 for the nonprofit movie palace with events like Barley’s Angels, The Big Lebrewski and 2020’s virtual Groundhop Day.
This year, the majestic movie palace (which does actually have a basement) invites you to hop on your Schwinn and join us on Pee-Wee’s Beer Adventure with an evening of craft beers and local brewers, plus snacks and samples from some of the city’s top independent restaurants. (When you arrive, be sure and tell the ticket taker that Large Marge sent you.)
Aside from 7venth Sun Brewery, other participating breweries and restaurants include Coppertail Brewing Co., Florida Avenue Brewing Co., Gretchen’s Goodies, The Independent Bar and Cafe, Magnanimous Brewing, Motorworks Brewing, New World Brewery, On the Go Gourmet, Shuffle, and Woven Water Brewing Company, and the list grows every day.
And though the theme may be silly, BeerFest’s purpose is most serious: Now in its 10th year, the (almost) annual event benefits the Theatre’s artistic, educational, and community programs, as well as the ongoing preservation of the 95-year-old historic landmark.
A limited-capacity premium sampling begins at 7:00 p.m., and advance-sale tickets are $75 / $65 for Tampa Theatre Members. Grand sampling ticket-holders can enter at 8:00 p.m., and advance-sale tickets are $55 / $45 for Members at the Tampa Theatre Box Office or online (convenience fees apply).