The Beer Project

 The Beer Project

Experience the artistry of local brewers in a Pro-Am competition

inspired by the Museum’s collection.

The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, in partnership with Green Bench Brewing are proud to present a three day event that celebrates the creativity and ingenuity of homebrewing.

Thursday, June 12, 2014, 6 – 8p.m.

Beer Crafts!  Demonstration and Book-signing @ The Museum of Fine Arts

beer-craft-web-low-res-picJoin author and Portland’s crafting marvel, Shawn Gascoyne-Bowman as she shows us “what to do with the 99 bottles of beer on the wall.”  Participate in creating wearable jewelry and a unique bird house out of re-purposed cans, bottle caps and labels.  Bowman will be available for a book-signing following the demonstrations.

Beer tastings and crafting supplies provided by Cigar City Brewing and Brew Bus Tampa Bay. Cash bar. Complimentary delectable bites provided by CD Roma Restaurant.  The demonstration is FREE with Museum admission which is $5 after 5p.m. on Thursdays.  Space is limited for the crafting demonstration. Ticketed guests will be given preference. You can reserve your free ticket for the demonstration HERE.

Friday, June 13, 2014, 7 – midnight

Green Bench Brewing Release Party

Photo by Tony EscobalesMeet up at Green Bench Brewing Co. and taste beers inspired by the Museum of Fine Arts’ 2014 special exhibitions and permanent collection.
Influenced by the Museum’s Asian collection, the brewers at Green Bench Brewing Co. have crafted Double Rice IPA. Brewed with a base of rice and a Japanese hop called Sorachi Ace.
As the Museum bids farewell to its New Mexico and the Arts of Enchantment exhibition, Green Bench Brewing Co. says goodbye with its Agave Green Chili Blonde Ale which is brewed with Lime Peel called Rubia Caliente.

No cover charge for the Release Party. Open to the Public.
Plus! Gerard Walen, author of Florida Breweries, will be available for a book-signing from 7 – 9p.m.

Green Bench and Gerard Walen

Saturday, June 14, 2014, Noon – 3p.m.

Public Tasting, Demonstrations & Awards @ The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Shawn Bowman Fishing LuresTaste home-brewed recipes and vote for your favorites. This unique experience includes home-brewing demonstration by Avid Brewing and a crafting demonstration by Portland’s Shawn Bowman. Just in time for Father’s Day, Shawn will show us how to take dad’s favorite beer can and turn it into usable fishing lures.
Gerard Walen, author of Florida Breweries, will be available for a book-signing from 2 – 3p.m. at the MFA.
Cost $35 per person. To purchase your ticket, CLICK HERE. Ticket includes tasting, souvenir glass, home-brew demonstration, craft demonstration and galleries.
Avid Brewing & Growing Supplies

Saturday, June 14, 2014, 4 – 9p.m.

Arts & Crafts Trail / 2nd Saturday Art Walk

A pairing like no other. Art and craft beer converge in a tour through the arts districts. Stop off at the following locations:

  • ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing, Craftsmen House Gallery, Duncan McClellan Gallery, Florida Craftsmen, Morean Arts Center, Train Station Center for Clay and Zen Glass Studio.
  • To download a map of the Arts Districts and participating galleries, CLICK HERE.
    Note: The June Artwalk Trolley will begin at 4p.m. (one hour earlier than usual) with one (1) additional 4p.m. boarding location at the MFA.

    …and enjoy complimentary tastings from local brewing companies:

  • 3 Daughters Brewing, Barley Mow Brewing, Big Storm Brewing, Cycle Brewing, Green Bench Brewing, Seventh Sun Brewing and St. Pete Brewing.
  • At each gallery, pick up a complimentary scavenger “ticket” to enter a drawing for prizes at 3 Daughters Brewing. Tastings are first-come, first-served while supplies last.

    For more information on the Warehouse Arts Districts Association of St. Petersburg, CLICK HERE.
    To learn more about the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, CLICK HERE.

    Saturday, June 14, 2014, 6 – 9p.m.

    After Party @ 3 Daughters Brewing

    Join us at 3 Daughters Brewing as we announce the People’s Choice Home Brew and the winners of the Arts & Crafts Scavenger Trail at 7:30p.m. “Scavenger Tickets” must be dropped off to 3 Daughters Brewing by 7:15p.m. to be eligible for prizes. Winners do not need to be present for drawing. Live Music. No cover charge.

    Events and programs are subject to change without notice.



    Registration for the competition is now closed.
    For a list of winners, Click Here.

    1. Contest Rules, Accepted BJCP Categories, Fees and Deadlines

    2. Entry/Recipe Form

    3. Bottle Identification Form

    4. 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


      Attention Sponsors!

      If you are interested in sponsoring The Beer Project, please contact Director of Development Daryl DeBerry at 727.896.2667, ext. 250 or


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


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