Who doesn’t love beer? Important people of their time from Shakespeare to Benjamin Franklin to Jack Nicholson have opined about how wonderful beer is. Beer is the everyman’s after work drink and it’s even been the drink of summits at the White House. To many, beer is happiness. If that statement describes you, you'll want to hit the Brews by the Bay event at the Florida Aquarium this Friday, October 12, where you'll also get to do some dancing with music by the Spazmatics. There is silent disco too! 

Tampa has a thriving beer scene. From the famous Cigar City Brewery to Hidden Springs Ale Works, residents and visitors to Tampa can find a great beer that suits their taste buds. Of course, going around to all the different breweries and establishments that sell beer here can take quite a bit of time and investment. What if there was one event or place where people could try hundreds of beers at one time? What if you could drink beer and help animals?

Well, thanks to the folks at the Florida Aquarium, there is such an event: Brews by the Bay. This can’t miss event is Friday, October 12th from 8 pm to 11 pm. Attendees will be able to enjoy samples of over 100 types of beer. All of these suds will help wash down the amazing food tastings from over thirty different restaurants. Plus, when else can one have an ice-cold brew with an underwater backdrop featuring sharks and other large fish? All exhibits will be open to enjoy, so grab a beer, be happy, and take a picture next to some beautiful aquatic life.

In addition to amazing beer and food, the event has entertainment options as well. 80's cover band The Spazmatics will be on hand performing live, and there will also be a silent disco!

Attendees who purchase tickets in advance can save $10 off day of admission prices. Aquarium members also receive ticket discounts. For those who would like early entry and other benefits, VIP tickets are available. Proceeds go to support the Florida Aquarium’s and its many outstanding objectives, including conservation and animal rescue programs.

Tickets available here!

If you love beer or want to help sea life, make sure you attend Brews by the Bay by purchasing tickets. After confirming beer is happiness by attending this event, look for more great events like this one in Tampa by checking out 813area, your free guide to your favorite city!