Tampa's Amalie Arena hosts the 5th Annual Bolts Brew Fest this summer

This exclusive event brings both national and local breweries together for a night of unlimited sampling, fun activities and more.

click to enlarge Tampa Bay Lightning fans sample local craft beer during BrewFest on September 17, 2021 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. - CASEY BROOKE LAWSON/TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING)
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Tampa Bay Lightning fans sample local craft beer during BrewFest on September 17, 2021 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.
Tampa Bay’s beloved hockey team brings its annual party back to the Amalie Arena this summer—and there will probably be more beer than you can drink (but don't take that as a challenge.) Let's just hope the Stanley Cup is there for us to drink out of, too.

The 5th annual Bolts Brew Fest—happening on Friday, August 5 at 8 p.m.—will give guests a chance to sample beers from both local, Tampa Bay breweries and national brands.

A full list of breweries and their featured beers can be found at boltsbrewfest.com as the event nears. A few Tampa bay-based breweries that participated in last year’s event (and might return for 2022’s party) include Motorworks Brewing, 7th Sun, Angry Chair, Big Storm, Green Bench, Cigar City Brewing, Keel Farms, Coppertail and 81 Bay Brewing Co.

Pabst Blue Ribbon, Sweetwater Brewing Co., and Funky Buddha  are just a few national brands that provided samples at 2021’s Bolts Brew Fest.

Besides drinking, other activities at this summer’s Bolts Brew Fest include live music, various photo opportunities, oversized games, and socializing with the man of the hour—the official Lightning mascot Thunderbug.

General admission tickets for this summer’s Bolts Brew Fest run for $50 a pop, and will be available for purchase on ticketmaster.com starting on Friday, May 6 at 10 a.m.

In addition to general admission, there is also VIP ticketing. Those tickets cost $120 each, but come with  a slew of perks including early entry, exclusive  beer and  food offerings, and access to the to Amalie Arena's VIP suite.

There’s even a discounted designated driver ticket for $35 for folks that don’t plan on sampling the brews, as well as a $75 GA Plus ticket if you want early entry without the rest of the VIP perks.

For more information on 2022's Bolts Brew Fest, visit amaliearena.com or boltsbrewfest.com, as the full lineup of participating breweries will be announced prior to the event.

This is a Creative Loafing Tampa Bay-affiliated event. Other partners include The Lightning, Amalie Arena and the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.
Event Details

Bolts Brew Fest 2022

Fri., Aug. 5, 8 p.m.

Amalie Arena 401 Channelside Dr, Tampa Tampa

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