Beer Breakfast Has a New Fan in Obama

It’s taken some time for folks to grasp the awesomeness of Beer Breakfast, from our humble beginnings when 5 people joined us in the back alley of Mastry’s Bar to our latest gathering of 300+ at The Mandarin Hide, but now we’ve REALLY been put on the map!

That’s right…. the head honcho, the big man himself, the one and only current President ofPrezBeer the United States of America, Barack Obama, is now a huge fan of Beer Breakfast!

On a Sunday morning before meeting with fellow world leaders at the G-7 Summit, the greatest community organizer the world has ever seen knocked back a tall, cool one with his peers.

Welcome, my friend……. to Beer Breakfast!

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Beer Breakfast Event Shatters Records Once Again!

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Ryan ‘makes it spicy!’ during Beer Breakfast at the Bloody Mary bar!!

Our most recent Beer Breakfast Event in support of Tampa Bay Watch shattered all previous attendance and proceeds records! Thank you to the 400+ attendees and supporters of our most recent event that was held on Saturday, March 28th 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’.

Final figures are in with PROCEEDS of $10,443 going to Tampa Bay Watch!! We should all be VERY proud of this accomplishment and know this was the single greatest event raise in the 13+ 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 2015 Was Amazing!

Thank you to all my family and friends who braved a perfectly glorious Saturday morning this past weekend for our annual Beer Breakfast Event! We set records for the second timesleeptight in as many years as we supported Tampa Bay Watch, stewards of Tampa Bay and lifetime friends of Beer Breakfast.

Now it’s time to get some rest as we determine exactly how wonderful we did in raising awareness and funding for Tampa Bay Watch. We have a few long and short sleeve tee’s available to anyone who didn’t get one, or who needs more.

I remain humbled to be part of such a great event and to have such incredible friends!

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Beer Breakfast Founder in Tampa Bay Watch Spotlight

Many thanks to my friends at Tampa Bay Watch for the ‘Tampa Bay Watch Spotlight’ piece in their recent newsletter!! I’m honored to support such a fine group of folks who do so much for our local community. I look forward to seeing EVERYONE in 2 days!!

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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 Going Old School This Saturday

We’re only a few days away from our next Beer Breakfast Event! While many of you are familiar with the History of Beer Breakfast, for those of you that are not or simply can’t remember due to so many awesome events of the past, here’s a quick refresher…..beer_bfast_logo_final

Early one Saturday morning in 2002 I was running errands along Central Avenue in Downtown St. Pete when something stopped me cold in my tracks… there were people actually sitting at Mastry’s bar at 8am drinking beer. My initial horror was soon replaced with,  “Why aren’t I drinking beer at 8am on a Saturday morning?” and then a better more gracious thought crept into this former Catholic Schoolboy’s brain… “Why don’t I invite some friends to drink beer WITH me next Saturday morning?”

And so it began…. and with the 3rd Beer Breakfast we started printing funky tee shirts with our original “Momma Mastry” as our first logo. Since those early days we’ve had different logo’s and looks to our mighty cause before coming up with our latest copyrighted iteration, ‘Dave the Rooster‘.

Where am I going with all this? Well, I happened to stumble upon some ‘old school’ Beer Breakfast Tees. We’ll bring a few on Saturday in case anyone wants to add to their collection! Our ‘old school’ tees will be sold for $10 each with all proceeds going to Tampa Bay Watch! And, of course, we’ll have this years updated tees as well.

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 Welcomes Great Bay Distributors

Beer Breakfast Events warmly (should it be coldly? warm beer sucks!) welcomes Great Bay Distributors as our latest event sponsor and friend for our next Beer Breakfast in support greatbay_260pixof Tampa Bay Watch being held THIS SATURDAY at The Mandarin Hide in downtown St. Pete from 9am to 2pm.

These guys know how to have fun and be proactive in supporting local events, charities and causes. Be sure to show up this Saturday for your chance at being the winner of a mini-fridge beer dispenser and to enjoy some killer beer from the areas largest distributor…. the good folks at Great Bay!

We welcome our new sponsor, Great Bay Distributors to 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 Breakfast 2015 $5,000 Match Challenge Is On Again!

Our next Beer Breakfast on Saturday, March 28th (YES, in 9 Days my brethren!!) is once again 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 for this year’s Beer Breakfast being 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 on Saturday, March 28th 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!!

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

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Happy St. Patricks Day from Beer Breakfast!

It should go without saying that TODAY is one of my favorite days of the year! A day when good friends gather together for a few pints of bubbly cheer! guinness-stout_150pix

Wishing all my Beer Breakfast Brethren a glorious (and safe)…. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! Check out some good beers to enjoy tonight from our friends at Men’s Health. And when in doubt, just order a pint of Guinness, because it’s good for you!!

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 Welcomes Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Get this…. So my brother is hanging out at Bright House Field in Clearwater last weekend watching some Phillies spring baseball, while of course wearing one of his many world Titos_260pixfamous Beer Breakfast t-shirts, when he gets a tap on his shoulder. “Hey pal, what’s this Beer Breakfast thing all about?”, says the young inquisitive gent. A conversation ensues between them with amazing stories and a possible tall tale or two and before you know it the fine gent is hooked! “That sounds awesome, when is the next event?”, he asks!

But here’s the best part…. the dude’s best friend is the local distributor for Tito’s Handmade Vodka!! Names and numbers are exchanged and within days I’m talking to them about supporting the Bloody Mary Bar at our next Beer Breakfast Event at the Mandarin Hide. Life is grand my friends, and we welcome our new sponsor, Tito’s Handmade Vodka to 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.

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

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Creative Loafing on Beer Breakfast

Thanks to Meaghan Habuda, food editor at Creative Loafing for taking the time from her busy schedule to give us a plug on our upcoming Beer Breakfast Event! Who doesn’t love JRR-Intl Beerfest-200pixwaking up early on a Saturday morning to drink BEER!!??

Read her blog post here……

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!!

A Beer Breakfast Event is a place to be yourself, meet new friends and do some good while having outrageous fun! 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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