Craft Brew Palooza Photos

Yesterday, the Tampa beer drinking community headed en masse to the Hyde Park Village for the Craft Brew Palooza, benefiting Pints For Prostates.

There was 100+ beers from more than 25 different brewers, including lots that I’ve never tried and some favorites that I’ll never get tired of trying again and again.

Crowds at Craft Brew Palooza

We arrived shortly after the gates opened and got a peek at the best brews before the crowds showed up.

Cigar City Beer Selection

One of my stops of the day was the Cigar City tent. The Tampa based brewery brought the regulars like Jai Alai, but also shared some of the more limited beers like their Auld Alliance Scotch Ale.

Cigar City Table

Cigar City was one of the few breweries which was actually represented by people from the brewery.

Dogfish Head tent at Craft Brew Palooza

All day long, some of the longest lines were at the Dogfish Head tent.

Dogfish Head supplies

The Dogfish Head came fully stocked, but their beers were flying out left and right.

Overall, a great day to try some new beers. I could’ve done with a little less of the people that were self-proclaimed Bud Light drinkers and thought the cider was the best “beer” there, but it could’ve been a lot worse. At least they were getting out and trying something more than the usual macro beers.


I'm a former coffee blogger, but I’ve been getting to know some really good craft beers and really getting into home brewing. I couldn’t resist starting this little project called Passion For The Pint. When I’m not blogging about coffee or beer, you can find me exploring New Orleans’ wide range of eateries, rooting for the New York Yankees (don’t hate me, I’m originally from New York), working out to burn off the beer calories or reading about beer.

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