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Old 01-19-2013, 02:28 AM   #11
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Also leading up to the TB Beer Week is the BFBC competition. http://www.bestfloridabeer.org/
The Tampa Bay area is really becoming the beer destination in Florida.
There are now about 10 nano/micro breweries in production with several more on the horizon. Good time to be a beer lover / brewer in FLA!!!
Are you entering any beers in this?

Yeah, the Tampa Bay area is a nice beer destination.
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I will be there.

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Would any body be up for a bottle share while in the parking lot waiting?

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Would any body be up for a bottle share while in the parking lot waiting?
You kidding???? That's half the fun! Last year we got there about 6:30 and made some great friends. We'll be bringing a 3 gall keg and some bottles.
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You kidding???? That's half the fun! Last year we got there about 6:30 and made some great friends. We'll be bringing a 3 gall keg and some bottles.
Awesome! I look forward to sharing and enjoying some brews with some fellow hbt members. Should we wear name tags with out hbt name on it? :-)
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Would any body be up for a bottle share while in the parking lot waiting?
I thought this was one of the main reasons to come? This will be my first time, and from everything I have heard people bring lots of stuff to share while waiting, no? I was planning to bring a cooler full of goodies to enjoy.

As a quick question related to this, what are the logistics of bringing stuff? I assume we won't be able to park at the brewery.
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I thought this was one of the main reasons to come? This will be my first time, and from everything I have heard people bring lots of stuff to share while waiting, no? I was planning to bring a cooler full of goodies to enjoy.

As a quick question related to this, what are the logistics of bringing stuff? I assume we won't be able to park at the brewery.

Um, some do it that way. Last year, I got their and had a few beers, got our voucher for the bottles, left and went and had lunch, then came back and had a few brews and got our bottles. Some stay for the long haul. I plan on sticking around and sharing some brews this year. There is very limited parking at the brewery. Every year it gets bigger and hopefully than plan for this. We parked in the home depot parking lot behind the brewery, but that filled up too. If I recall, they had a shuttle to, but dont recall the details. Might be able to google the release last year and see if the info from last year is still posted somewhere. If you are staying at a place somewhat close to the brewery, a cab is your best option.

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We are staying at the Hilton. We let them know we are staying there that night and park in their parking lot then take the hotel shuttle bus to the brewery.

Bottle sharing is everywhere in line. And inside too, but there is too much good stuff on tap. Last year we stayed until about 5, got our bottles on the way out, and took the hotel shuttle back.

Just plan on thick, bready, filling snacks to bring. There are food trucks inside, but we are talking 4-5 hours of drinking before the gates open.

We bring coolers with sandwiches, snacks, and lots of water.

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Plenty of beers to share and several of the local brewing clubs were invited to put up booths and pour free beers as well. There will be a stage with live music and several food trucks vending their wares. Parking blows even if you get there early. I had my wife drop me off and pick me up at the end of the day. Didn't have to park and was not in any shape to drive anyway. It's a PARTY for sure.

And yes I have entered a bourbon barrel aged extra stout and a tripel. I took second place in the English Brown category last year for a mild I made. Brewing it again this weekend but won't be ready for this comp.

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