Following tradition, our post conference excursion is always a popular trip for our alumni to seal up the 3 days of sessions and this year in Tampa, we have an extra special agenda planned.
Our friends over at Visit St. Petersburg Clearwater have designed an excursion no writer should miss. Taking us just a half hour outside of Tampa, we will be cruising the beautiful beaches of St. Pete and tasting some brand new and legendary brews along the way.
After the close of the conference on Sunday early afternoon, our excursion departs Tampa and heads to the beach! First stop; 3 Daughters Brewing whose tasting room has pulled rave reviews not only for the environment of the brewery but for beers themselves. Most will never get the chance to experience a guided tour with the owner of 3 Daughters, Mike Harting, and get a first hand perspective on what it’s like to run and operate one of Florida’s fastest growing breweries. We will get the full tasting room experience and get to know what makes 3 Daughters a hugely popular brewery. Moving along the Craft Beer Trail we will head over to Green Bench Brewing in St. Pete to tour the facility with their head brewer, Khris who has a genuine success story to tell about working to define the “craft” part of an up and coming brewery. During this stop on the excursion, our writers will also have the opportunity to taste a handful (or more) of other local brews from around the St. Pete area. After taking it all in at Green Bench, we will have over to our dinner experience sponsored by our guides and Visit St. Petersburg Clearwater to dine and discuss the day’s events.
Saying farewell to the beautiful beaches and atmosphere of St. Pete Clearwater is hard. That is why all excursion attendees will have the opportunity to extend their stay and spend the evening at the gorgeous Tradewinds hotels at an unbeatable rate of $189. Wake up at the beach or take the bus back to the Marriott (about a half hour-45 min drive) but please make sure to sign up early for this excursion. We will only have room for 50 bloggers and writers total and as many alumni know, these are not to be missed!
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