The Beer Project



Thursday, January 21, 2016 @6pm – 8pm

Meet the home brewers who took home the “Best of Show” prize and taste their brew, “Strawberry Rhubarb.”

FREE for MFA members.  $5 non-members (includes Museum admission).  CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.


Friday, June 10, 2016 @7pm – 10pm

Beer-+-Art-Lounge-150pxInspired liquid art.  Taste beers uniquely crafted by local artisans for a night that drinks to creativity and ingenuity.  Area brewing companies take on the challenge to create small batch brews that connect with works in the Museum’s collection.

Featured works from the collection:

>George Inness, Early Moonrise, Florida
>The God of Death, Michtlantecuhtli
>Georgia O’Keeffe, Poppy
>Red Grooms, De Kooning Breaks Through
>Amir I.M. Nour, Horned Gate

Preserve a masterpiece by tapping into a one-of-a-kind evening!  Tickets are $55* with proceeds going to the MFA’s art conservation fund.  Tickets go on sale Friday, March 18, 2016.

*Includes beer, 11oz pilsner glass, brewers’ collectors cards, wine, food, and galleries.


Saturday, June 11, 2016 @1pm – 4pm

Professional and amateur brewers exhibit liquid works for a limited engagement.  Savor the brews of over 20 brewers and vote for your favorite.

Tickets are $25.  Includes beer tastings, lite bites, tasting glass and galleries.  Tickets go on sale Friday, March 18, 2016.




Who is eligible?

Home brewers who are 21 and older and who have a beer that is not commercially brewed.  For a complete list of rules and styles for entry, please check back in February 2016.

When can I register?

Registration opens Friday, March 18, 2016 and closes on Friday, May 13, 2016.

What are the entry fees?

$10 for First Entry and $5 per Entry after that (3 entry cap per brewer)

Prize: The Best of Show will be brewed by Green Bench Brewing Co.** 1st, 2nd, and 3rd beers in each category will be awarded medals.

For a list of 2015’s winners, CLICK HERE.

**The brewing schedule to be coordinated with Green Bench Brewing Co.  A representative will contact the winner(s) after the results are announced.

If you have questions regarding the home brewing competition, please contact Associate Curator of Public Programs, Mary Szaroleta at 727.896.2667, ext. 220 or


The MFA invites you and/or your home brew club to publically compete with other brewers on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 1 – 4pm.

What to bring?

We ask that participating brewers provide at least one (1) – 5 gallon container of a home brew and serving equipment for the tasting which is an indoor and outdoor event.  Brewers are also asked to bring information on your beer and/or home brew club swag to decorate your table.

What is provided?

The Museum will provide (1) table, (1) large container and ice.  Home brewers will also receive an MFA Annual Family Membership which includes free admission, shop and café discounts and reciprocal admission to over 675 arts and cultural institutions across North America, special offers to local brewing companies and a chance to win a trophy and gift card to Avid Brewing & Growing Supplies.

No entry fee is required for brewers to participate in the People’s Choice Competition.  Space is limited.  To reserve your spot or for more details, contact Mary Szaroleta at by Friday, May 27, 2016.


The Beer Project is sanctioned by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA).


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