Two complimentary beers during every visit will be offered through August 5 at Busch Garden’s Tampa Bay Garden Gate Café, what was once the Hospitality House.

Beer Is Back At Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is going back to its roots with the return of free beer all summer long, and the introduction of a new Busch Gardens Brew Club program. From complimentary seasonal offerings to brand new featured programs, guests age 21 and older can toast to new adventures each time they visit the park.

Through Sunday, August 5, guests can get a taste of the park’s beer garden history when they visit the former Hospitality House, now called the Garden Gate Café, to receive two complimentary beers during every visit to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Every two weeks, new featured beer brands will be highlighted.

Guest favorites will be on rotation throughout the summer, including Bud Light, Founders All Day IPA, M.I.A 305, Miller Light, Shock Top and Yuengling. Guests can return to the park each day through August 5 to enjoy two complimentary 7-ounce beers, included in their park admission.

Tapping into the growing Tampa beer culture, guests can sign up to join the Busch Gardens Brew Club, an all-new beer stein program featuring memberships that include a reserved Stein on display at the park, and 5 dollar refills from more than 20 on-tap brews all year-long.

Beer appreciation reaches new heights with the Busch Gardens all-new Bier Fest event, bringing more than 200 years of Oktoberfest and Tampa Bay’s hottest beer culture to life each weekend from Saturday, August 25 to Sunday, September 16. The festival selection features 100 brews from local and global breweries along with traditional German cuisine and festive music. Guests can join in the celebration of Bier Fest with regular theme park admission.


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Brandon Senior Center Events In May

Upcoming events taking place at the Brandon Senior Center, 612 N. Parsons Ave. in Brandon the end of May:
Friday, May 25 at 1 p.m. – Our Heroes/Memorial Day will be held to honor our heroes and recognize senior veteran’s members.

Tuesday, May 29 at 12 Noon – Staying Motivated – Presented by Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services.
Thursday, May 31 at 10:30 a.m. – National Senior Health and Fitness Day – A day to be active and stay fit as part of your senior years.

For more information and to see all events at the local senior centers, visit

Riverview Garden Club Will Host Expert Monarch Butterfly Speaker

The Riverview Garden Club will host guest speaker Lynn Barber, who is an expert on Monarch Butterflies. It will take place on Wednesday, June 13 at the Riverview Civic Center on 11020 Park Dr. in Riverview.  Call 654-6987 for more information.

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Michelle has been with the Osprey Observer for almost nine years, and her current position is Assignment Editor. She resides in Bloomingdale with her husband Phil, two sons, Philip and Matthew, and Tigger the cat.