Local beer, "Loafinbräu," to be released at Creative Loafing Beer Fest on September 22

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What: Creative Loafing Beer Fest 2012: The Art of Beer
When: Saturday, Sept. 22; VIP: 6-7 p.m. GA: 7-10 p.m.
Where: Tampa Museum of Art; 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL, 33602 (813) 274-8130
Music: The Black Honkeys and more
Tickets: General Admission: $30 adv, $40 door / VIP: $60 adv, $75 door
More: 21+ admitted with proper ID; Beer list below; http://cltampa.com/beerfest

Beer, in its various forms - from glistening golden ales to malty brown stouts - has been credited with much over the years. Egyptian children were baptized in it, midwives in the 17th century used it to ease labor pains, America’s founding fathers brewed it, the medical community has touted endless nutritional benefits (from stronger bones to a longer-lasting heart) and, according to multiple t-shirts and bumper stickers, the miraculous elixir has been helping thousands of less-than-attractive people acquire sexual partners for well over hundreds of years.

Beer is legal. Beer is fun. And for some, beer is a passion and a way of life.

Every once in a while, a beer comes along at the right time and the right place and effects real change in the world. It is brewed with the spirit of the age and fermented with the pride and strength of the immediate community. In 1778, it was the dark Irish stout of Guinness. In 1876, it was the light Bohemian lager of Budweiser. Now, in 2012, local media company Creative Loafing will release Loafinbräu, a German-style Altbier, brewed in historic Ybor City at the Tampa Bay Brewing Company. And the world will have the privilege of tasting yet another great beer.

For years, during prohibition, Americans consumed watered-down ales and lagers, which has even today weakened the average American palate. So, in the continuing effort to re-strengthen Americans’ tastebuds, mindful brewmaster David Doble has created an Altbier that is golden, yet creamy; malty, yet smooth. Loafinbräu will whisk you away to a waterfall in the mountainous German countryside where you will be surrounded by headiness and immersed in flavor. Simply put, we’re betting that Loafinbräu will be the best beer to be brewed on Earth in the history of the planet. There’s only one catch. Starting in September, there will be a limited amount available and you must attend Creative Loafing’s 2012 Beer Fest in order to get you some.

Creative Loafing Beer Fest will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Tampa Museum of Art. There will be more than 75 beers to sample, live entertainment by The Black Honkeys and friends, and delectable treats from the legendary Mise en Place. This year also marks the release of our 22nd Annual Best of the Bay issue — which honors the Tampa Bay area’s vibrant art, food and music scenes — copies of which will be available on site. You can also upgrade to the VIP experience, which includes special food pairings, workshops with local brewers, and more — all for only $60 in advance.

For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit http://cltampa.com/beerfest.

More than 75 Beers:
- Bass
- Becks
- Becks Oktoberfest
- Big Storm Amber
- Big Storm Pale Ale
- Blue Point Toasted Lager
- Blue Point White IPA
- Blue Point Octoberfest or Pumpkin
- Budweiser
- Bud Light Platinum
- Bud Light Lime
- Bud Light Lime A Rita
- Boddingtons
- Cold Storage FL Ave Ale
- Cold Storage FL Ave IPA
- Cold Storage FL Ave Blue
- Cold Storage Betchy Brown
- Cold Storage Copperhead
- Creative Loafing Loafinbräu
- Estrella Damm
- Estrella Damm Daura
- Gordon Biersch Marzen
- Gordon Biersch Hefeweizen
- Gordon Biersch Braumeister Selekt IPB
- Green Flash West Coast IPA
- Green Flash Hop Head Red
- Green Flash Double Stout
- Hoegaarden
- John Smith
- Kona Firerock
- Kona Longboard
- Kona Big Wave
- Krombacher Pils
- Krombacher Dark
- Landshark
- Leffe
- Leffe Brown
- Magic Hat #9
- Magic Hat Hex
- Michelob Amberbock
- Michelob Ultra Tea & Lemonade
- Michelob Ultra Cider
- Modelo Especial
- Negra Modelo
- Pacifico
- Pensacola Bay Lighthouse Porter
- Pensacola Bay Banyon Brown
- Pensacola Bay De Luna
- Redbridge
- Redhook Longhammer IPA
- Redhook ESB
- Redhook Pilsner
- Rolling Rock
- Shock Top
- Shock Top Wheat IPA
- Shock Top Raspberry
- Shock Top Lemon Shandy
- Shock Top Pumpkin
- Southern Tier 2XIPA
- Southern Tier 2XMilk Stout
- Southern Tier Phin & Matt’s
- St.Pauli Girl
- St.Pauli Girl Dark
- Staropramen
- Stella Artois
- Tampa Bay Brew Co Old Elephant Foot IPA
- Tampa Bay Brew Co Iron Rat Stout
- Tampa Bay Brew Co Midnight Crossing Black IPA
- Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen
- Widmer Brothers Drifter
- Widmer Brothers Rotator IPA
- Woodchuck Amber Vermont Cider
- Woodchuck Granny Smith Vermont Cider
- Woodchuck Fall or Pumpkin Vermont Cider
- Victory Prima Pils
- Victory Hop Devil
- Victory FestBier

Event sponsors: Brews with Attitude (A division of Pepin Distributing), Mise en Place, Tampa Bay Brewing Company

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