Creative Loafing’s Spring Hops Festival celebrates all things local

Press Release:

​After a successful first run, Creative Loafing’s Spring Hops craft beer festival will return for another year of local beer, food, tunes, and rockabilly­themed fun on Sat., April 18th, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Coliseum (at 535 4th Ave. N. in St. Petersburg). Attendees will get the opportunity to sip on dozens of samples by local breweries, enjoy bites available for purchase by local food vendors, and participate in several activities.

Local Craft Beer:
Cigar City Brewing
Cigar City Cider & Mead
Tampa Bay Brewing Company
Three Palms Brewing
Rapp Brewing Company
Coppertail Brewing Co.
Two Henrys Brewing Company
St. Pete Brewing Company
Pair O’ Dice Brewing
The Brew Bus ­ Tampa Bay
Rock Brothers Brewing Company
Darwin Brewing Company
JDub’s Brewing Company & Tap Room
Mad Beach Brewing
Cycle Brewing

Local Food:
Sho Gud Barbeque
California Tacos

Local Music:
The Woolly Bushmen
Little Sheba and the Shamans

Local Vendors:
Sunshine Canning
Hifi Homebrew and BBQ Supply

Custom Pint Glass DIY:
makeme studio

Ladies of Local Craft Beer panel:
Leslie Shore of Darwin Brewing Company
Nikki Caro of Tampa Bay Beer Week
Lisa Colburn of Bay Area Barley’s Angels
Cindy Lyons of Southern Brewing & Winemaking
Taylor Katz of Cultured & Craft

House of Homebrewing:
Q&A featuring Robb Larson & Lisa Colburn of HiFi Homebrew and BBQ Supply

Photo Booth:
Premier Photo Booths of Florida

General Admission is $30 in advance and $35 at the door, and includes 16 drink tickets. VIP Admission is $65 in
advance and $75 at the door, and includes 20 drink tickets, complimentary appetizers, and an extra hour of sampling
from noon to 1 p.m. One drink ticket gets a 3­ounce taste and 4 tickets will earn a full 12­ounce pour. Extra drink
tickets will be available for purchase for $1 each.

A portion of proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. For more information about Spring Hops, visit

About Creative Loafing
Creative Loafing is an award­winning alternative, weekly newspaper and website committed to providing Tampa Bay
with an independent perspective, up­to­the­minute local news, and a comprehensive listing of local happenings.
Creative Loafing offers readers unique monthly events and CL Deals, a locally­focused platform featuring dining and
event experiences at half­off their regular price. For more information about Creative Loafing, visit and

About Humane Society of Tampa Bay
For more than 100 years, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay has been dedicated to ending animal homelessness
and providing care and comfort for companion animals in need. Named a Four­Star Charity by Charity Navigator for
five years running, and accredited by AAHA, the standard in veterinary excellence, the Humane Society of Tampa
Bay is dedicated to the highest standards in animal sheltering and veterinary care. Our adoption programs, Animal
Health Center services, community outreach efforts and volunteer opportunities are essential to the health and well
being of animals across Tampa Bay. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is leading the way because every life
counts. For more information, visit