Inaugural ‘Beer at the Pier’ festival brings Pinellas brews to downtown St. Pete next month

Tickets include unlimited samples from over 20 local breweries.

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It won’t be hard to find Gulp Coast’s first Beer at the Pier festival, well, because the location is in its name. The Florida Brewers Guild and Visit St. Pete/Clearwater are teaming up to bring this boozy festival to downtown St. Petersburg on Saturday, Nov. 13. 

There are two separate tasting sessions, the first from 1 p.m.-4 p.m., with the latter running from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Both GA and VIP tickets get you unlimited tasting from some of Pinellas County’s best breweries, but VIP will get you a little extra swag and earlier access to the brews. 

Some of the local breweries participating in the festival include: Bayboro Brewing Co., Big Storm Brewing Co., Gulfport Brewery, Grand Central Brewhouse, Cycle Brewing, Rapp Brewing Co., 3 Daughters Brewing and Pinellas Ale Works—alongside many more. 

There will also be live music to enjoy, educational beer talks, and food for purchase from local vendors at this waterfront event. 

Gulp Coast is a craft beer trail created by Visit St. Pete/Clearwater to showcase the Tampa Bay area as a craft beer-lover’s ideal destination for vacation, and next month’s Beer at the Pier makes it easy to visit 20+ Pinellas County’s breweries all at once. 

Parking might be a little tricky at the pier, so maybe it’s best to ride share this one, (we don’t particularly recommend drunk scooting, but do what you will.) 

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Kyla Fields

Kyla Fields is the Managing Editor of Creative Loafing Tampa Bay who started their journey at CL as summer 2019 intern. They are the proud owner of a charming, sausage-shaped, four-year-old rescue mutt named Piña.
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