While most of us have been forced to retire old superhero costumes and collectibles to the backs of closets, the bottoms of drawers or deep in the attic, we’ve found a new forum where it’s acceptable to indulge in childish geekdom: craft beer.
So for all you self-proclaimed beer geeks, time to shed the eyeglasses (or not) and unfurl those dusty capes for an evening of beer and art during the annual Beer Project at downtown St. Pete’s Museum of Fine Arts. The Beer + Art Lounge is planned for Friday, followed by Saturday’s public homebrew tasting and awards.
At the Lounge, you’ll get your beer geek starter pack — beer, an 11-ounce pilsner glass, brewery collector cards and more — and drink artisan-crafted beers from local heavyweights like Green Bench Brewing Co., Cigar City Brewing and Barley Mow Brewing Company. The beer’s designed with art in mind (what’s a Georgia O’Keeffe taste like, anyway?), the challenge being to create small-batch brews inspired by works in the museum’s collection.
Expect suds from more than 20 professional and amateur brewers at the homebrew tasting and awards, where you can vote for your favorite, plus indulge in free craft activities and craft sodas.