Live music, beer, food… and stingrays! What a perfect Friday night! Come out and support The Florida Aquarium and their conservation efforts on Friday, October 11 for Brews by the Bay. Indulge in various local food and beer samples alongside your favorite aquatic creatures! “One of The Florida Aquarium’s goals is to be a leader for aquatic animal conservation and research, and as one of our annual fundraising events, Brews by the Bay supports this important mission,” said Kari Goetz, Vice President of External Relations. “Brews is going to be a great celebration of our ocean and our community of ocean supporters.”

Try 100+ beers from Pepin Distribution Company, including some local favorites: Coppertail Brewing Company, Tampa Bay Brewing Company, Angry Chair Brewing, and 3 Daughters Brewing! Non-alcoholic options, including Beyond Beer products, will be provided as well. The majority of exhibits will be open after hours for guests to wander with food and drink in hand, and the entertainment doesn’t stop there. Experience live music on the rooftop from, #NoFilter, Orquesta Infinidad, Frankie Raye, and a Silent Disco!

All proceeds from the event will go to the conservation efforts of the Florida Aquarium. This includes their most recent scientific breakthrough, spawning Atlantic Coral. This essentially is creating new generations of coral in a lab setting, which could potentially have an incredible impact on ocean ecosystems in the future! General admission tickets are $69 and are welcomed from 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. VIP tickets are $85 and are welcomed from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. You must be 21+ with a valid form of ID to attend this event.

Come out and support the Florida Aquarium’s efforts to protect aquatic life!

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Cover photo courtesy of The Florida Aquarium Facebook