Hoppy St. Patrick’s Day! Each and every year, millions of Irish, Irish-ish and amateurs are needlessly distracted from their Holy Tradition of drinking themselves into a stupor in honour of Saint Patrick and the wee island he adopted as home.
But hey – we’re not judging. We encourage you to have as much fun as possible on this Irish holiday while enjoying what our beloved breweries have to offer. But please, take a cab home!
We’ve comprised a list of events a few breweries in the Tampa Bay area are hosting – so whether you hail from St. Petersburg, Palm Harbor, Dunedin or elsewhere – there’s an event that urges your attendance. Please note: some of these events take place on Saturday, March 14.
Mastry’s Brewing Company
Mastry’s is new to the game, but right on schedule. They’ll feature live music, drink specials, fun giveaways, a photobooth and special guest Bold City Brewery from Jacksonville. This St. Paddy’s Day bash will take place on Saturday, March 14 from 7 PM – close.
Brewer’s Tasting Room
No green beer here! Chef Doug will be cooking up $9.95 Corned Beef and Cabbage for your discerning palate. They are brewing their BTR Irish Red and will be offering beer specials, giveaways and swag, live music by Matt Bellina and a little luck.
Mad Beach Brewing Company
Join Mad Beach as they serve HMB Vanilla Stout carbombs and green beer. They’ll have live music from Leaf. Come party!
Cigar City Brewing
Remember all those awesome breweries they had on Hunahpu’s Day? Well, they still have a bunch of their kegs. They’re putting on all the extra Hunahpu’s Day kegs today and will rotate through them until they are all gone.
Once they finish all of those kegs, they have a pot of gold waiting for you in the form of Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout. Hunahpu’s kegs will be tapped as soon as they get through all the other kegs. Come on in and help them make it to the pot of gold!
Stilt House Brewing Company
Feeling festive? At Stilt House, you can expect their Oat Meal Stout, Irish Red, Honey Jalapeno Corn Bread lager, St. Patrick’s Day Belgium, and Scottish Wee Heavy! There will be live music by Chant the Trees from 7-10 and a photo booth with props provided by Gold Rush Event Services from 4-9. And if that’s not enough, check out the Hot Box’d food truck!
Chef Luke will provide food from 5-9. The Irish-inspired menu is as follows:
Appetizer: Creamy Cheese Dip made with smokey DMB Rauchbier
Entree: Hearty Sheppard’s Pie, see if you can taste the crisp German Pilsner
Dessert: Chocolate Cupcakes baked to perfection with our delicious Soul Candy Milk Stout, topped with Irish cream icing drizzled in caramel
Head brewer Sean also made a special beer just for St. Patricks Day called Magically Delishish – a Belgian Ale loaded with Lucky Charms cereal!
Local Brewing Company
Live music and a chance to win an LCB St. Paddy’s Day T-shirt! Enjoy green beer and prizes until 3 AM.
Ben Bryan 12-3 PM (inside)
Aquaman 3-5 PM (inside)
Dj A/V 12 – 6:30 PM (patio)
Stimulus 5:30-9:30 PM (inside)
The Black Honkeys 6:30-10:30PM (patio)
ClockWork KnotWork – Irish Steampunk Experience 9:30 – Late (inside)
Silverking Brewing Company
Silverking will will have live music, chances to win a free beer tab at Silverking Brewing Company and if you wear green, you get your first beer half price!
Citrus Park House of Beer
Every full pour draft you buy, get a free 4-oz pour of any beer you want! Wear your green and save some green, too.
Dunedin House of Beer
DHOB will host a Retro Twist party featuring the band Twisty Chris and the Puddin’ Packs. No cover! Party starts at 7.
Motorworks Brewing Company
Enjoy free cornhole, bocce ball and putting in the beer garden & board games inside the taproom all day! At 5 PM, they invite all City, County and Law Office Professionals in for 50% off select drafts and $1 off wine and cocktails.
At 6:30, come show your support for the local Celtic Dancers! They will be dancing in the taproom until 7! If that doesn’t put you in a happy St. Patrick’s Day mood, an Irish Motorbomb with their award-winning sweet stout should do the trick.
In addition, they will have an open mic jam in the taproom starting at 7 and Yoga Beer Club at 7:45. Join Rachael Kroll in the beer garden or a VIP section of the brewery if weather is poor. The cost is $10 and it comes with a pint of one of the breweries flagship beers!
Darwin Brewing Company
We know, we know. Darwin’s is located in Bradenton, but they’ll be part of the fun at the Shamrock Sarasota party by supplying a special cask. All proceeds will go to the youth shelter. Come by for great food, beer, raffles, facepainting, music and more.
Big Top Brewing Company
Green beer specials and happy hour on all core beers all night along with Croz’s surfshack llc serving up some dinner! They’ll also be tapping their Saison Cirque again.
Wild Rover Brewing Company
They’ll open at 3 PM and will have live music by Jamie’s Cryin’, corned beef and cabbage, colcannon and karaoke.
Barley Mow Brewing Company
They’ll open at 3! Come enjoy some Brogue Irish Stout Irish Car Bombs and some Jameson!