Tampa Bay Beer Week officially kicked off at midnight last night at The Pour house in Channelside where craft beer lovers united to celebrate the start of a 120+ event craft-beer-centric event!  This event has consistently grown to be bigger and better than ever with this year's schedule on track to being the BEST Tampa Bay Beer Week ever!  One of the BIG change's is the move of Hunahpu's Day from Cigar City Brewing to Downtown Tampa. Thanks to Mayor Bob and the Downtown Partnership Hunahpu's will take place at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park and the beautiful Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina Now for the BEST news; The Waterside and Cigar City Brewing partnered so you can WIN BIG while attending events at Tampa Bay Beer Week this year!

WIN BIG at Tampa Bay Beer Week with Waterside and Cigar City Brewing

Discover Tampa's best and favorite local brews as well as this epic hotel with #TapIntoWaterside.

The giveaway in amazing! A two-night stay at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina (Have you seen their pool?), a $50 bar tab inside Champions Sports Bar and a tour of Cigar City Brewery, the award-winning brewery begun by two-men who came together creating one of Florida's largest craft beer establishments.

So how do you win?  It's easy!

  1. Follow @MarriottWaterside on Instagram
  2. Uploads photos to your Instagram account as you experience Tampa Bay Beer Week using the hashtags #TapIntoWaterside and #MarriottWaterside
  3. The contest ends on 3.10 @ 12 pmEST
  4. Be sure your Instagram account is set to 'Public' and you are entered to win!

 With over 120 events on the Tampa Bay Beer Week schedule your photo-op's are plenty!  Here a a few of the things happening at the The Waterside during Tampa Bay Beer Week:

Monday March 7th - Green Bench Brewing Small Bites and Pints Party and a chance to WIN more

Small bite plates will be paired with Green Bench Brewery Company's  'Saison de Banc Vert', a highly-scored citrusy Farmhouse Ale and our favorite 'Dancing Chickens' Belgian Strong, named after Webb City's famous dancing chickens. (Did you drop a dime in the slot as a kid? We did!) More entertaining is this Belgian Dark Strong Ale aged eleven months in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels, trust us, there is nothing like it!  

Green Bench will also be serving 'Shopping Cart Cowboys', a limited edition golden sour ale. The brewery rep will be on hand Monday night from 6 - 9 pm handing out brewery swag and raffling off a 15 person private tasting inside the production space at Green Bench where you and your guests can meet the master brewer behind St. Petersburg's first craft microbrewery. (For each pint you buy you are given a raffle entry and a chance to win!)


Tuesday March 8th - Barley Mow Brewing Company hosts Keep the Pint Food Specials

This Tuesday at The Tampa Marriott Waterside chefs will pair dishes with Barley Mow Brewing Company's Special Release Beer.  When you order the chef's creation and a simple, honest and well-crafted Barley Mow pint you keep the glass and are entered to win a Brew Session at Barley Mow with the Head Brewer. Food specials start at 11 am and run to 9 pm.  The Barley Mow representative will be at The Waterside to answer questions and hand out goodies from 6 - 9 pm, the drawing takes place at 9 pm. Located in Largo, Barley Mow is a Tavern, a beer bar, no food is served, but we hear you can order up some goldfish crackers, popcorn and pretzels! 

Barley Mow Brewing Company's tasting room constantly rotates 14 taps and offers a Nitro pushed beer.  Favorites like The Unkindness, Quackalope, Selkie, and Maven are often on tap with new or seasonal brews alongside.  You will also find Florida born craft beer and ciders on tap, and if you hit them up at just the right time you might get to try one of their beers straight from the cask!


Thursday March 10th - Big Storm Brewing Keep the Pint Burger Special

The Waterside will be crafting a Juicy Burger Special on Thursday to pair with their featured Big Storm Special Release Beer. Order a burger and brew, keep the pint glass from award-winning Big Storm Brewing Company and be entered to win a special Gift basket from Big Storm Brewing. 

BSBC is known for using local wild flower honey in their brewing process adding a sweetness and clean finish to their IPA. Their original taproom is in Odessa; they celebrated the Grand Opening of their newest facility in Clearwater on February 20th and have plans to open in Pasco County this year. Big Storm Burger and a Brew Specials start at The Waterside at 11 am and end at 9 pm. Big Storm will be at the hotel from 6 - 9 pm sharing premium perks and picking the lucky winner for their Gift Basket at 9 pm.


On Tap at The Tampa Marriott Waterside hotel and Marina during #TBBW, throughout the hotel you could find:

3 Daughters Brewing: Barrel Aged Quad and Stern Line Stout

Cigar City Brewing: Lue Gim Gong, Jai Alai, Barrel Aged Big Sound, Sherry BA Marshal Zhukov, Rum BA Dark Wood, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, Marshal Zhukov, Swerve BA Apricot Sour, Endless Nameless BA Rye IS, Vanilla Maduro, Patio Tools Nitro, Florida Cracker, Invasion, Lager, Strawberry Shortcake Lager, Cigar City Cider & Mead, Peach IPA, Key Lime IPA

Green Bench Brewing: Over the Bay IPA, Shopping Cart Cowboys, Saison de Banc Vert, Sunshine City IPA, Dancing Chickens

Barley Mow: The Huntsman Red Ale, Foolery American Barleywine

Big Top: Hawaiian Lion Porter, Ashley Gang Outlaw Imperial IPA

Coppertail: Hoppucino IPA, Purple Drank, Stone Crab Stout

Green Flash/Alpine: Alpine Pure Hoppiness

Look for our #TapIntoWaterside #MarriottWaterside photos on Instagram and we will be looking for yours! Oh,and remember, ALWAYS drink good beer with good friends!  Have a GREAT week Tampa Bay!

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