Saturday was going to be a good day. I could feel it. First, I met fellow blogger Octohawk to drop off some fresh mullet filets for cooking. We met at a McD’s around Disney. I hated dragging her into that mayhem. She made the astute observation that we were exchanging local produce in at tourist McD’s. Ha!
Onto the even better event (no offense Octohawk). A few months ago, I started getting into beer tasting. I looked up local gastropubs (micro-brew restaurants) and found Fifty Brews. Its quite a haul for me to get there, but in the name of a good beer, I’ll do it.
I found a beer festival in Tampa that I knew we needed to be at. It was Wazoo put on by Lowry Park Zoo. All the ticket proceeds go towards keeping the zoo open. I get beer; they get to keep the zoo open. A win-win if you ask me. As a side note, I wonder if people would give more if they knew the fun they could have with it. Sounds like a blog post.
We made our way over to Tampa a bit before the event began and nibbled on some grub at Bahama Breeze just before the Courtney Campbell. Looking over the bay as we ate was a good reminder of why we are moving in that direction come the first of the year.
We had VIP passes for Wazoo which meant we got in a little earlier than the rest of the cattle. There were 250 beers scattered around the zoo. Music was jumping. Tatoos were flowing as were Five Guys fries.
Just a great time. So, the moral of the story is give a little and get beer in return.
What did you do with your weekend??