ST. PETERSBURG, FL — The St. Pete Pier has announced it is preparing for its Inaugural Gulp Coast “Beer at the Pier” Festival, a news release said.
Attendees can taste more than 30 local craft brews at the event held at the Pier’s Family Park, near the Bending Arc lawn. Organizers said this area allows for acres of open — air space for a socially distanced gathering. Unlimited beer sampling will be available from the total of 35 Pinellas C0unty breweries participating.
Beer at the Pier is a partnership among Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, the Florida Brewers Guild and the St. Pete Pier.
“There’s no better way to bring The Gulp Coast to life than at one of St. Pete/Clearwater’s landmark attractions, the St. Pete Pier, for this event,” Steve Hayes, Visit St. Pete/Clearwater President & CEO, said. “With the most breweries of any destination in the state, the Gulp Coast represents an interactive way for visitors and locals to experience our unique communities and drive local economic impact for our small businesses.”
St. Pete is preparing for its waterfront inaugural beer festival at the Pier in November. (Illustration by Visit St. Pete/Clearwater)
Current participating breweries include: Bayboro Brewing Co., Big Storm Brewing Co., Gulfport Brewery, Unrefined Brewing, Grand Central Brewhouse, Grindhaus Brew Lab, Anecdote Brewing Company, Cycle Brewing, Rapp Brewing Co., 3 Daughters Brewing, Pinellas Ale Works, If I Brewed the World, Southern Lights Brewing Company, Brighter Days Brewing Co., Mad Beach Brewing, Troubled Waters Brewing, SESH, 7venth Sun Brewery, Green Bench Brewing Co., Mastry’s Brewing Co., and possibly more to come.
To complement the local beverages, the festival will feature various local food vendors and their crafted, beer-inspired delicacies. In addition, guests will enjoy live music, games and other activities such as beer — talk sessions.
Beer at the Pier is a 21+ event scheduled for Saturday, November 13, in two sessions—afternoon and evening. Each session offers three hours of unlimited sampling from each participating brewery. The first session will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (12 p.m. early entrance for VIP) and the second session, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (5 p.m. early entrance for VIP). Admission includes access to the chosen session, unlimited sampling of beer and souvenir cup. VIP ticketing is also available and includes an additional hour of access to the event as well as swag items from breweries and Visit St. Pete Clearwater.
Presale tickets for both sessions are available for $30 GA and $65 VIP. For more information, visit www.BeeratthePier.com.