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Sip the Sunshine Craft Beer Festival

Nathan Benderson Park Sarasota, Florida, USA

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Sip the Sunshine is a premier All-Florida Craft Beer Festival showcasing the talents of Florida’s award-winning established breweries and those younger breweries you may not have heard of yet. For much of it’s craft beer history, Florida has not has a training ground for its craft brewers outside of their home’s garages. The Beer Science Course of USF – Sarasota/Manatee’s Food and Beverage Science Program will help train the next generation of Florida brewers. This program, although starting small, aims to be as renowned as nationally recognized brewing programs at the University of California, Davis and the Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago. The only way to continue the explosive growth Florida has seen in its craft beer community is to support the passion inside those beer enthusiasts that want to take the next step. Sip the Sunshine will donate a portion of the proceeds from each year’s festival to the Beer Science Course of USF – Sarasota/Manatee’s Food and Beverage Science Program. The school’s dedication to the future of Florida craft beer is worth supporting. While guests are enjoying the best craft beer from the state, we are also giving the Florida craft beer community a reason to celebrate for years to come! During the event, guests will enjoy unlimited craft beer samplings from Florida’s finest breweries. We have also secured the area’s top chefs and caterers to create Florida-inspired cuisine for attendees. In addition, there will be live music throughout the event and an exit swag bag for each guest. Sundown Session is an evening concert that will follow the craft beer festival.