2012 Tampa Bay Weekend Beer Safari:

Tampa Bay Weekend Beer Safari:

2 Nights, 5 Breweries, 2 Gourmet Beer Paired Dinners, Beer Paired Lunch and much more… Hurry Limited Space Still Available! 

 It’s Back and It’s Better than Ever!
The 2012 Tampa Beer Safari-Register Today!

Bon Beer Voyage invites all craft beer lovers to a weekend of great beer, great food and a great time!

This year’s Tampa Beer Safari will begin on
Friday evening, February 10th and will run through Sunday morning, February 12th, 2012.

 We’ve added some new things to make this tour the best yet but we’re still keeping our price at
only $475 per person double occupancy!
(limited single occupancy rooms available for $625 pp)
So Book Now to Join Us in Tampa and…

  • Sleep Like a Baby for 2 Nights with Lodging (double occ.) at Homewood Suites (yes, you deserve the suite life!)

  • Start the day out right with hot breakfast each morning!

  • Taste Florida’s Latest and Greatest at its freshest when we visit Local Breweries Including Saint Somewhere, Cigar City, Dunedin Brew Pub, Seventh Sun and Peg’s Cantina!

  • Get a chance to view some local Manatees enjoying Florida’s warm winter!

  • Savor an outstanding lunch (with beer- of course!) at the delicious Dunedin Brewery

  • Learn from the pros during our Private Brewery Tours!

  • Visit Tarpon Springs & Gulfport and be transported back to old Florida in these unique waterfront towns.

  • Peer into the shadows and mysteries of Florida’s “Sunshine City” on a spirited ghost tour of St. Petersburg!

  • Enjoy the culinary delights of 2 Incredible Gourmet Beer-Paired dinners at Flemings Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar & The Melting Pot!

  • All Taxes on included hotels, meals and transportation.

  • And as always, there will be Some Other Beery Cool Stuff.

Brewery Visits

Cigar City Brewery

Cigar City Brewing

Do we really need to introduce these guys? CCB was founded by beer columnist and Tampa native Joey Redner in the summer of 2007. Since its inception CCB has been guided by Joey’s passion for both great beer and the city of his birth. 

Joey Redner at Cigar City with Bon Beer Voyage

With the creative input and expertise of Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup award winning brewer Wayne Wambles, Cigar City Brewing endeavors to make world class ales and lagers which celebrate the rich heritage and traditions that make Tampa one of the world’s most unique cities. With this goal in mind Cigar City Brewing incorporates local ingredients in the brewing process and always considers, during recipe creation, the local foods CCB beers are likely to be paired with. The result of this dedication is handcrafted beer that imparts a sense of place and pairs as well with gourmet cheeses as hearty Cuban sandwiches.

Saint Somewhere Brewing Company

Saint Somewhere

Saint Somewhere is a small batch brewery, located in Tarpon Springs, Florida, which specializes in traditionally brewed, hand-crafted Belgian-style ales. All of their ales are bottle-conditioned and unfiltered and receive a dose of Brettanomyces at bottling. Despite the homage to Belgium by the strict use of Belgian malt & wheat and whole noble hops, Bob Sylvester, owner and brewer, adds a little bit of Florida by open fermentation as well as by using old Florida advertising art on his labels. The stuff inside the bottles is as much art as the labels. 

Saint Somewhere Brewing Co.

And of course, the name Saint Somewhere comes from a Jimmy Buffett song, so let’s be real, Belgian may be at the heart of it, but this beer has Florida soul!

Dunedin Brewery

Dunedin Brewery

Fermenting since 1996 and still going strong, Dunedin Brewery, located on the west coast of Florida in the Scottish heritage town of Dunedin handcrafts all of their ales for your enjoyment from their Piper’s Pale Ale to their Apricot Wheat.

Dunedin Brewery

They also have a great menu including the most awesome Pacific Coast Fish Tacos you will find east of Baja! With great atmosphere, great food and 9 ales brewed year round as well as 5 or more seasonal offerings throughout the year, this is our kind of lunch stop!

Peg’s Cantina

Peg’s Cantina

Peg’s, a bungalow turned into a restaurant and nano-brewery is located in the waterfront town of Gulfport, Florida.

Doug Dozark, who is working full-time assisting brewmaster Wayne Wambles at Cigar City, is the brewer at Peg’s and is in charge of creating Peg’s GOOD (Gulfport Original on Draft) beers. He makes them on site in small batches, so it is fresh, clean and delicious. The type of beer varies, but there is usually an IPA and one

Peg's Cantina

other draught available. Doug’s beer is not only considered GOOD because of the acronym- apparently others here in Florida think its good stuff, too! He entered 3 beers in the “Best Florida Beer Championship” and took home 3 medals. He earned two gold medals for his Square Dancing Cody and Gulfport Centennial Stout—and a bronze for his experimental Berliner Weiss.

Doug brews different beers all year and he always has a couple on tap. Peg’s also carries about 50-60 bottled beers. We look forward to spending some time with Doug and checking out his nano-brewery!

7venth (Seventh) Sun Brewing

Seventh Sun Brewing

Be the first among your crowd to visit the latest of Florida’s West Coast Breweries!   Meet the people behind the beer (owners Justin Strange & Devon Kreps), check out their setup and taste their tempting brews, which are a mix of Belgian style ales, sour beers and a variety of IPA’s.  They have brewed at both Sweetwater Brewing Company and Cigar City Brewing.   

  

Beer Paired Dinner Venues:

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar

Stylish, contemporary dining is the hallmark of Fleming’s. The menu features the finest in prime beef, augmented by a tempting variety of chops, seafood, chicken, generous salads, inventive side orders and indulgent desserts. We have the good fortune of having a 4 course beer paired dinner created especially for our Beer Safari by the chef at Flemings, who, as luck would have it, is a beer enthusiast himself! Our specially prepared and paired dinner at this award winning steakhouse will be an experience you won’t soon forget.

The Melting Pot

We will be topping off Saturday night with a truly brewnique dining event as we enjoy a 4 course beer-paired fondue dinner at The Melting Pot in St. Petersburg. If you haven’t enjoyed the fondue experience before, you are in for a real treat. From the cheese fondue appetizer, which is actually made with beer, to the sinfully rich and delicious chocolate fondue dessert, every course is carefully matched with the perfect beer to balance each unique flavor. Your taste buds will thank you for this simply sublime experience.

Space is Limited! Don’t Get Sold Out!
Reserve today by clicking below
The rate is $475pp double occupancy
(please note: there are a limited number of single occupancy rooms
available for $625pp call soon!) 

Click here to Join Us in Tampa, Florida!  

See you in February! Cheers!

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