BeerFest 2022: Pee-Wee’s Beer Adventure


Jul 30 2022


Tampa Theatre
711 N. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602


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 from 7:00-10:00pm Saturday, July 30, 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.)

Participating breweries and restaurants include 7venth Sun Brewery, BarrieHaus Beer Co., Bastet Brewing, Coppertail Brewing Co., Florida Avenue Brewing Co., Gangchu Chicken & Beer, Gretchen’s Goodies, The Independent Bar and Cafe, Magnanimous Brewing, Motorworks Brewing, New World Brewery, On the Go Gourmet, Shuffle, Ulele Spring Brewery, and Woven Water Brewing Company, and the list grows every day.

BeerFest guests are invited to don their too-small suits and red bowties, dress as their favorite Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure character, or come in a costume inspired by the movie. Bring a whole group or come by yourself: loners and rebels are welcome, but they must be 21 or older to attend and valid Government-issued ID is required for entry.

Like previous beer-infused, tongue-in-cheek BeerFest events, Pee-Wee’s Beer Adventure is chaired by one of Tampa Theatre’s favorite ride-or-dies, Veronica Danko, owner of The Independent Bar and Cafe. 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). Prices will increase the day-of, but… every BeerFest we know has a big but. Let’s talk about this big but: BUT, the event is going to sell out. Get your tickets early!

BeerFest 2022 is sponsored by Beach Bank


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