The Bolts Brew Fest is here, and so are Tampa Bay's best beers

The craft beer event takes place on Friday, August 5 at Amalie Arena.

click to enlarge The list offers a wide variety of local brews and has something for everyone to enjoy, from die-hard beer enthusiasts to newly 21-year-olds.
The list offers a wide variety of local brews and has something for everyone to enjoy, from die-hard beer enthusiasts to newly 21-year-olds.
Calling all beer and Bolts enthusiasts alike.

The extensive beer list for the Tampa Bay Lightning's fifth-annual Bolts Brew Fest is finally here and includes Tampa Bay classics like Cigar City's Jai Alai IPA and Big Storm's Bromosa, as well as some underrated favorites like Barriehaus' dark Munich dunkel and Magnanimous' Das Sieben Light Lager.

The craft beer event will take place on Friday, August 5 at downtown Tampa's Amalie Arena with general admission beginning at 8 p.m.

The event has also announced a new addition to its VIP Experience is a personal tour of the Lightning's official locker room. The VIP Experience also allows for early entry (6-7 p.m.) into the event for a crowd-less and wider selection of beer to taste, exclusive access to Amalie Arena's Ashley VIP Lounge and an offer code for a BOGO ticket for one Lightning pre-season game* (*limited quantities are available and only while supplies last).

2022 Bolts Brew Fest general admission beer list:
  • 3 Daughters: Florida Orange IPA, Tropical Hefe, Raspberry Lemonade Cider, Wild Blueberry Cider
  • 3 Mavins Brewery: Amber Lager, Encore Session IPA
  • 7venth Sun Brewing Co.: Headbanger IPA, Graffiti Orange Wheat, Round Corners
  • 81Bay Brewing Company: Pretty Bird, Blueberry Lemon Sour, Lightning Lager
  • Ace Cider: High!, Guava, Two Pump Chump, Space Grass
  • Barriehaus Brewing: The Dark Munich Dunkel, Oktoberfest Marzen, Endless Zest, Ottimo Pilsner
  • Big Storm: Bromosa, Sunny Keylime, Variety Vodka Soda
  • Big Top: Conch Republic, Hawaiian Lion
  • Blake's Hard Cider: Peach Party, El Chavo, Triple Jam
  • Bold City: Duke's Brown, Mad Manatee
  • Brew Bus: Hazelnut Spread, You're My Boy, Blue!
  • BrewDog: Elvis Juice IPA, Hazy Jane IPA, Seasonal
  • Brooklyn Brewing: Bel Air Sour, Lager, Pulp Art IPA
  • Canteen: Vodka Soda Variety
  • Cigar City Brewing: Jai Alai IPA, Fancy Papers IPA, Frost Proof Belgian White, Cosmic Crown Belgian Strong Ale
  • Coppertail: Cloud Dweller, Florida Special
  • Cycle Brewing: Cream and Sugar Please, Crank IPA, Ol Millwise, Sharrow DIPA
  • Dogfish Head : Hazy O, 60 Min IPA
  • DuClaw: Sweet Baby Jesus, Low Key, Sour Me Rose
  • Escape Brewing Co: Other West Coast IPA, Juiced Up Sour
  • Estrella Galicia: Premium Lager, 1906 Reserva Especial, La Tita Sangria, Maeloc Blackberry Hard Cider
  • Florida Avenue: Dead Parrot, Luminescence, Mullét Spiked Seltzer Cucumber & Lemonade, Mullét Spiked Seltzer Grapefruit & Hibiscus
  • Founders: 4 Giants & The Haze Of Destiny, All Day Vacay
  • Ft Myers Brewing Co.: Hi Five IPA, Gateway Gold Ale, Spyk'd Watermelon Seltzer, Spyk'd Orange Seltzer
  • Funky Buddha: Chant IPA, Floridian, Tropical Seltzer Variety
  • Green Bench: Bench Life, Skyway Hazy
  • Hidden Springs: Bear Lasers, Orange Crush
  • Hop Life Brewing: Reel Lite Lager, Zero Viz IPA, Nut House
  • Islamorada: Isla Ale, Sandbar Sunday, Crooked Palm Cranberry, Crooked Palm Pineapple
  • JDub's Brewing Co.: Passion Wheat, Poolside Kolsch, Bell Cow Milk Chocolate Porter, Up Top IPA
  • Keel Farms: Pineapple Cider, Elderberry Cider, Strawberry Lime, Watermelon Cider
  • Kopparberg Cider: Pear, Strawberry Lime
  • Lagunitas Brewing Co.: IPA, Maximus Double IPA, Hoppy Refresher, Disorderly Tea House Mixed Berry
  • Leaven Brewing: Cheeky Blonde, Pumpkin Carriage Ride
  • Left Hand Brewing Company: Nitro Milk Stout, Peanut Butter Milk Stout, Nitro Key Lime Pie
  • Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co: Kentucky Tangerine Cream, Kentucky Vanilla Barrel, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale
  • Lost Coast: Tangerine Wheat, Hazy IPA, Peanut Butter Chocolate Milk Stout
  • Magnanimous Brewing: Juice Lord IPA, Glow Pale Ale, Das Sieben Light Lager
  • Marker 48: Hazy River, Red Right Return
  • Mastry's Brewing: Breezy Tropical Blonde, Boca Ciega Bay IPA, Summer Shake-cation, Honey Basil
  • Motorworks: Adoptable Lager, Pulp Friction
  • New Belgium Brewing: Juice Force IPA, Summer Bliss Tropical Wheat, Fruit Smash Seltzer Variety
  • Orange Blossom Brewing: OBP Pilsner, City Beautiful IPA
  • Original Sin Cider: Black Widow, Brighter Times, Crimson Chaos
  • Palm City BrewinG: Hazify New England IPA, Shift Pilsner
  • Pirate Republic: Gold & Haze, Long John
  • Press: Variety
  • Swamp Head: Big Nose, Keylime Pie
  • Sweetwater: 420 Imperial, H.a.z.y. 710, Oasis Seltzer
  • Tampa Bay Brewing: Elephant, Last Days Of Summer
  • Terrapin Beer Co.: Hopsecutioner IPA, Depth Perception Imperial IPA, Watermelon Gose, Love is Love Hefeweizen, Maple Praline Wake n Bake
  • The Tank Brewing: Freedom Tower Amber, La Playita Pils, LoCa Tropical Blonde
  • Truly: Wild Berry Seltzer
  • Walking Tree Brewery: IPA, Sandy Feet Wheat, Babycakes Oatmeal Stout, Treasure Kolsch, Red Walking Tree IPA
  • Woodchuck Cider: Amber,Brunch Box
Bolts Brew Fest, produced in part by Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, is one of Tampa Bay's biggest beer events and features a wide variety of craft beers from local, national and international breweries and is a great experience for everyone from beer enthusiasts to newly 21-year-olds looking to get acclimated to the scene. The event will also feature oversized games, Lightning mascot ThunderBug, music, photo opportunities

Ticket experiences are as follows:
General Admission: Doors at 8 p.m. $50.00 Advanced purchase, $60.00 Day of event
General Admission Plus: Doors at 7 p.m. $75.00 Advanced purchase, $90.00 Day of event
VIP Admission: Doors at 6 p.m. $120.00 Advanced purchase, $150.00 Day of event

Tickets are available for purchase on Ticketmaster.
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