“Beer and Loathing in Las Vegas” will feature craft beers and local brewers, plus snacks and samples from some of Tampa’s top independent restaurants.
Though the lineup for this year’s event is still forming, returning BeerFest event co-chairs Michelle Baker, General Manager of The Refinery, and Veronica Danko, owner of The Independent Bar and Café, promise that “Beer and Loathing in Las Vegas” will feature enough oddball antics and outlandish fun to do its 1998 namesake film proud. Past participants have included The Independent, The Refinery, Cigar City Brewing and the Saint Somewhere Brewing Company.
And in classic Hunter S. Thompson fashion, there’s “the good stuff” and then there’s “the really good stuff.” A limited-capacity Premium sampling begins at 7:00pm, and Grand sampling ticket-holders mix in at 8:00pm. At 10:00pm, BeerFest 2014 becomes nothing but a hallucinogenic memory…
Tickets are $70.00 / $45.00 at the Tampa Theatre Box Office and $73.00 / $48.00 online (all service fees included). Tampa Theatre members save $5 off advance ticket prices, and any remaining tickets will be sold day-of at the Box Office for $80.00 / $55.00.
Patrons are encouraged to dress as their favorite character or come in a “Loathing”-inspired costume.