The Bradenton Times Events
Beerfest Mardi Gras
Date: February 2, 2013Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Main Street
Bradenton, FL 34205
Can't make it too New Orleans for Mardi Gras? Don't worry, it's coming to you! Beerfest returns to downtown Bradenton on Saturday and this year's theme is Mardis Gras! More than 80 beers from over 40 breweries will be on hand to sample, as well as Cajun and Creole-themed foods prepared by the best of the Tampa Bay area.
Beers from Sweetwater Brewing Company, Goose Island, Cigar City and other local and regional craft beers will be available, as well as gumbo, jambalya, crawfish etouffee and other New Orleans favorites on 10 food trucks. Music will be provided by the Gumbo Boogie Band. Tickets are $30 ($25 in advance) for beer tasting, and $10 for food tastings.
A special VIP ticket is available for $50, which includes a 1-hr pre-event tasting and food at the Lost Kangaroo Pub. Proceeds will benefit No Kill Manatee. More information is available at www.CraftBeerExpo.org.