Tampa Bay Lightning’s Bolts Brew Fest happens next month at Amalie Arena

Sept. 17 to be exact.

click to enlarge PHOTO VIA BREWFEST.COM
Photo via Brewfest.com

Tampa Bay Lightning hosts the Bolts Brew Fest at the team’s home base of Amalie Arena at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept.17—kicking off Lightning Launch Weekend with three-days worth of events leading up to preseason.

The Creative Loafing Tampa Bay-partnered event  includes local (including Funky Buddha, 7venth Sun, Angry Chair, Motorworks, Cigar City, and DeBine) and national (Stella) craft beer and food sampling, games, photo opportunities, live entertainment and, of course, a visit from ThunderBug. It will take place on the Amalie floor and throughout the arena’s concourses.

Tickets are on sale now for the three-hour event, a $50 general admission purchase gets you unlimited beer sampling. A VIP-ticket goes for $110 which includes entry at 6 p.m., access to the VIP lounge with special brews and food, and a voucher to see the three-time Stanley Cup winners in a preseason game. The price increases for tickets purchased at the door. Tickets for designated drivers are $35.

To stay in the loop digitally, follow the hashtag #BoltsBrewFest. To buy tickets or to see a full list of participants, go to boltsbrewfest.com.

As far as COVID precautions, Bolts Brewfest follows Amalie Arena’s detailed approach which encourages masks and makes clear that ticket holders may not attend if they or anyone they are in close contact with has tested positive for, or been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID within 14 days prior to the event. Ticket holders who’ve experienced symptoms like  a fever of 100.4⁰F or higher, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills and more may also not attend.

Organizers are also planning on having less tables to make more room for social distancing.

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