Local beer meets food at film-themed Tampa Theatre fundraiser

Ticket sales for Tampa Theatre's "O Brewer, Where Art Thou?" beer fest will kick off next week.

click to enlarge Last year's BeerFest theme was "Beer and Loathing in Las Vegas." - SHELLEYPERFECT.BLOGSPOT.COM
Last year's BeerFest theme was "Beer and Loathing in Las Vegas."

Tampa Theatre's BeerFest 2015, a craft beer- and food-filled fundraising soirée now in its fourth year, announced its new movie-inspired theme for Saturday, June 20: O Brewer, Where Art Thou? It will be headed by returning co-chairs

Tickets for the event — which will benefit the historic downtown theater's artistic and educational programs, preservation and restoration — go on sale Friday, May 1, and may be purchased online or at the box office. 

The premium sampling is $70 in advance and provides guests with early entry at 7 p.m., while the 8 p.m. grand sampling costs $45. Any remaining tickets will be sold for $5 more at the door.

Alongside Tampa food joints like New World Brewery, Fodder & Shine and the soon-to-open Ichicoro Ramen restaurant, local breweries, including Six Ten Brewing, Angry Chair Brewing and Late Start Brewery, will be showcased throughout the evening.

Returning event co-chairs Michelle Baker of The Refinery and Fodder & Shine and The Independent Bar and Cafe's Veronica Danko promise oddball characters and down-home fun, according to a news release. 

Festgoers are encouraged to arrive decked out as their favorite characters from O Brother, Where Art Thou? , or create their own customized "O Brewer" outfits.
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