Beer Breakfast Shout Out to A Legend – Charlie Papazian

As the name of our mad cap endeavor implies, we happen to enjoy…. beer! And along with it our appreciation and respect for the ever growing craft beer industry. Here in St. Petersburg, Florida, the number of craft brewers and craft breweries is EXPLODING. And we owe it all to Charlie Papazian (pictured with me).

Charlie is the Godfather of home brewing and thus, the craft beer industry at large. This guy is a nuclear engineer for goodness sakes! I told you guys (and my Mom!)….. BEER makes you smart!!

I was fortunate to have met Charlie a few years ago at an American Home Brewers Association Rally held at Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, Florida. What an amazing guy! Thanks to my buddy Mark for bringing me along. And Mark, when you’re ready to start bottling and selling your amazing creations, the Beer Breakfast crew is ready to help…. you know who you are!!

Please click to read a great article by Andrew DeWeerd from HomeBrewTalk.com where he speaks to the legend himself, Charlie Papazian.

And be sure to join us for Beer Breakfast on Saturday, March  28, 2015 where we will once again lift our glasses, fill our bellies and enjoy each others company for the….. Revelry~Fellowship~Sanctuary that is BEER BREAKFAST!!

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Beer Breakfast Gets Support from Skyway Supply

Many thanks to Skyway Supply, a local green janitorial institutional supply company serving the entire USA, for their generous donation to Tampa Bay Watch in support of our next Beer Breakfast Event! Skyway_Logo_350pix

When my pal, Bob (founder of Skyway Supply), heard we were supporting Tampa Bay Watch he jumped at the chance to contribute considering his years of enjoyment of our local waterways and respect for keeping the Bay clean. From their website, “Thanks to the efforts of local governments and environmental groups, there is no doubt that Tampa Bay is in much better shape now than when we moved here 37 years ago. On a smaller scale, there is ample room for improvement in almost anyone’s environmental profile. Our products offer simple, affordable ways to launch an environmental initiative”.

It’s friends like these who help us make a difference in our community by supporting local charities. A Beer Breakfast Event is a place to be yourself, meet new friends and do some good while having outrageous fun!

Be sure to join us for Beer Breakfast on Saturday, March  28, 2015 where we will once again lift our glasses, fill our bellies and enjoy each others company for the….. Revelry~Fellowship~Sanctuary that is BEER BREAKFAST!!

Please join us from 9am to 2pm at The Mandarin Hide in
D’town St. Pete and lend your support to Tampa Bay Watch.

Please email jared@beerbreakfast.com if you too would like to lend your support and become a Friend of Beer Breakfast!

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Beer Breakfast Welcomes Bob Lee’s Tire Company

We send our appreciation to Bob Lee’s Tire Company, a legendary St. Petersburg based auto repair and tire service shop, for their generous donation to Tampa Bay Watch in support of our next Beer Breakfast Event! My family has been taking our vehicles to Bob Lee’s for over 12 years now with Todd and the crew always taking great care of us! Mention Beer Breakfast and they might throw in a hat!boblee_logo_bw_220pix

It’s friends like these who help us make a difference in our community by supporting local charities. A Beer Breakfast Event is a place to be yourself, meet new friends and do some good while having outrageous fun!

Be sure to join us for Beer Breakfast on Saturday, March  28, 2015 where we will once again lift our glasses, fill our bellies and enjoy each others company for the….. Revelry~Fellowship~Sanctuary that is BEER BREAKFAST!!

Please join us from 9am to 2pm at The Mandarin Hide in
D’town St. Pete and lend your support to Tampa Bay Watch.

Please email jared@beerbreakfast.com if you too would like to lend your support and become a Friend of Beer Breakfast!

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Beer Breakfast Welcomes A New Friend – Stevens & Stevens Inc

We send our appreciation to Stevens & Stevens, Inc., a St. Petersburg based business records management firm, for their generous donation to Tampa Bay Watch in support ofSS_Logo with Tag Line_250pix our next Beer Breakfast Event!

It’s friends like these who help us make a difference in our community by supporting local charities. A Beer Breakfast Event is a place to be yourself, meet new friends and do some good while having outrageous fun!

Be sure to join us for Beer Breakfast on Saturday, March  28, 2015 where we will once again lift our glasses, fill our bellies and enjoy each others company for the….. Revelry~Fellowship~Sanctuary that is BEER BREAKFAST!!

Please join us from 9am to 2pm at The Mandarin Hide in
D’town St. Pete and lend your support to Tampa Bay Watch.

Please email jared@beerbreakfast.com if you too would like to lend your support and become a Friend of Beer Breakfast!

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St Pete Grand Prix to Be Inaugural Race of 2015

Beer Breakfast brethren rejoice! The St Pete Grand Prix will be the inaugural race of the 2015 IRL season (March 28-30) with the news of the Brazilian government canceling the Sao Paulo raceIRLCars

While it sucks for fans in Brazil, it will be great for us race fans in St Pete as we’ll get even more attention from the world racing press as we kick off the IRL race season on the beautiful streets of St Pete.

That weekend, be sure to join us for Beer Breakfast on Saturday, March  28, 2015 where we will once again lift our glasses, fill our bellies and enjoy each others company for the….. Revelry~Fellowship~Sanctuary that is BEER BREAKFAST!!

Please join us from 9am to 2pm at The Mandarin Hide in
D’town St. Pete and lend your support to Tampa Bay Watch.

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Beer and Girl Scout Cookies?

Who knew that girl scout cookie and beer pairings even existed? Is this is dream? Consider me ‘all in’ as I just placed my order for 6 boxes! We might need to do some taste testing atcookie_face the next Beer Breakfast Event on Saturday, March 28th at the Mandarin Hide.

Take a peek at this editors collection of beer and girl scout cookie pairings as referenced by our friends at ‘Craft Beer & Brewing’. It’s blowin’ my mind man!!

 

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Our Next Beer Breakfast Event is Set!

Wherever you are and whatever you are doing RIGHT NOW…. mark your calendars, hide the children and start making plans to attend the next Beer Breakfast on Saturday, March  28, 2015 where we will once again lift our glasses, fill our bellies and enjoy each others company for the….. Revelry~Fellowship~Sanctuary that is BEER BREAKFAST!!

Please join us on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 9am to 2pm at The Mandarin Hide in Beer- Breakfast-Logo-Rooster-OnlyD’town St. Pete and lend your support to Tampa Bay Watch, a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit stewardship program dedicated exclusively to the protection and restoration of the marine and wetland environments of the Tampa Bay estuary through scientific and educational programs.

This will be our second year in support of Tampa Bay Watch and if you joined us last year you will know why. The Revelry~Fellowship~Sanctuary that was enjoyed so wholeheartedly last year deserves to be shared again! Many longtime friends of Beer Breakfast felt it was the best event ever! Let’s do it again and do it even BIGGER this year!!

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Beer Cocktails…. Yes Please!

By Dave Swanson
As soon as summer hits, consumption of the world’s most popular alcoholic beverage

beer-cocktails_280pixspikes. Naturally, beer sales peak from May through August—the warmest months of the year. Stouts, pale ales, lambics, hefeweizens, and—of course—IPAs, we love ‘em all.

But as the dog days of summer approach, our taste buds start to look for other refreshers. Enter beer cocktails.

While trend-spotters have hyped beer cocktails as a hot new phenomenon, the truth is that beer cocktails have been around for a long time.

There are blue collar standbys like the Boilermaker: a shot of whiskey or bourbon slopped into a glass of pilsner. And in Mexico, we like the Michelada: light lager, tomato juice or Clamato, lime juice, and a dash of hot sauce. There’s even beer mixed with beer, like the Black and Tan.
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Beer Breakfast a Raging Success

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Beer Breakfast – March 29, 2014

Thank you to the 300+ attendees and supporters of our most recent Beer Breakfast Event that was held this past Saturday, March 29th in downtown St. Pete at the Mandarin Hide. The weather was perfect and the vibe was so incredibly positive as we raised awareness, memberships and monetary support for Tampa Bay Watch, our local 501(c)3 non-profit group who strives in their efforts of ‘Restoring the Bay Every Day’.

The final figures are not yet official, but from initial reports it looks like we will have raised over $6,000 at the event with proceeds to Tampa Bay Watch being slightly less after expenses. We should all be VERY proud of this accomplishment and know this was the single greatest event raise in the 12+ year history of Beer Breakfast!! I am humbled and grateful to all of my family and friends for seeing the value in this silly idea of mine that began with four people in 2002 in the alley behind Mastry’s (thanks Mom!).

Beer Breakfast is…. Revelry~Fellowship~Sanctuary as we bring good people together for ‘Merriment with a Mission’!!

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Beer Breakfast $5,000 Challenge Gift Announced

Our next Beer Breakfast on Saturday, March 29th (YES, in 2 Days my brethren!!) is shaping up to be the biggest and baddest one yet! Not just in attendance, but in our BeerBreakfast_2011-LOGOmantra of ‘Merriment with a Mission’ as my event co-host, Matt Bissett (Vice Chair of Tampa Bay Watch), has just informed me that Bill Protz, president of Catalina Marketing Charitable Foundation, has pledged a challenge gift of $5,000 to Tampa Bay Watch during Beer Breakfast which will be held at the Mandarin Hide.

For this challenge, Catalina Marketing Charitable Foundation will match up to $5,000 on a 1:1 basis from all raffle tickets, 50/50 raffle, t-shirts sales and memberships (where you will also get some great Tampa Bay Watch schwag). Please come out to the Mandarin Hide this Saturday anytime, or the entire time, between 9am-2pm to enjoy the Revelry~Fellowship~Sanctuary that is Beer Breakfast and support Tampa Bay Watch!

WOW!! Way to go guys….. it’s going to be a great event indeed!!

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