Darwin Brewing Company and Geraldson Community Farms host new monthly “Local Evolution Craft Market” on Friday, November 7th, from 5p-9p

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Darwin Brewing Co. is collaborating with Geraldson Community Farms to help support local businesses and the community.

Darwin Brewing Company and Geraldson Community Farms host new monthly “Local Evolution Craft Market”

Oct. 29, 2014   Bradenton, Fla

Darwin Brewing Company (DBC) and Geraldson Community Farm (GCF) are collaborating to host the first Local Evolution Craft Market, held at DBC (803 17th Avenue West, Bradenton) on Friday, November 7th, from 5p-9p. The market will be held monthly, featuring freshly prepared food, local music, and craft beer from farmers and artisans from the Bradenton, Sarasota, and greater Tampa Bay area. The event is free and open to all ages.

“The purpose of the market is to collaborate with local businesses to help support our community,” said Matt Cornelius, General Manager at DBC. “We are working with different vendors to integrate local products.”

Collaborations include:
•    Sarafresh Juice and DBC beer cocktails
•    221bc Kombucha, GCF produce, and DBC beer cocktails
•    Lather & Love Beer and Basil Soap (GCF basil, DBC beer)
•    Sunshine Canning Beer Mustard (DBC beer)
•    Bodhi Basics Spelt Grain Sugar Scrub and Hops Beard Oil (DBC spent grain and hops)
•    Little House Essentials “How to Clean with Craft Beer Handbook”
•    Polpo’s Local Pizza cooked using GCF produce, and paired with DBC beer

“The Local Evolution Craft Market will create a place for our community to understand the importance of shopping local, as well as create a space for small businesses and vendors to sell high quality, handmade products,” said Christa Leonard, Operations Manager at GCF.

Vendors include:
•    Lather & Love
•    Sunshine Canning
•    Yolkers Wilde Hatchery & Dairy Goats
•    Geraldson Community Farm
•    Janet Kingan Jewelry
•    New World Martial Arts and Yoga
•    Britelites
•    KarmaPops
•    Sarafresh Juice
•    Grove Ladder Farm
•    Peacecorn
•    Healing River Honey
•    Essence of the Heart
•    Green Garden Chef
•    221bc Kombucha
•    Amanda’s Sweet Escapes
•    Little House Essentials
•    Willow Bee Apparel
•    Chuck n Fin Adventures in Baby Food
•    Redheaded Stepchild Designs
•    The 3 sisters Design Co.
•    Polpo’s Pizza
•    Bodhi Basics

The event is family and dog friendly, including a kids corner with kids products. There will be a donation-based yoga class from 6-7p and the Josh Haram Band playing from 7-10p.

Local Evolution Craft Market: 5-9 p.m., Fri., Nov. 7, Darwin Brewing Co., 803 17th Avenue West, Bradenton, 747-1970 or darwinbrewingco.com, free.

Media Contact: Veronica Pastore, 941.330.4833 / [email protected]

More about Darwin Brewing Co.:

Born out of Darwin’s on 4th gastropub in Sarasota, Fla., Darwin Brewing Co. opened in May 2014. The brewery produces unique, high-quality lagers and ales inspired by the flavor profiles of South America’s Amazonian and Andean regions. Year-round beers include:

  • San Juan Tropical Lager
  • Summadayze IPA (2013 Best Florida Beer Championship – Gold Medal Winner)
  • Circa 1926 Tangerine Wheat
  • Pirata Pilsner

Their two signature beers are also available year-round, in limited quantities:

  • Ayawasca Belgian Dubbel (2013 Best Florida Beer Championship – Gold Medal Winner)
  • Charapa Spiced Porter (2014 Best Florida Beer Championship – Silver Medal Winner), (2013 Best Florida Beer Championship – Gold Medal Winner), (Draft Magazine’s Best Beers to Taste at 2013 Great American Beer Festival)

Darwin Brewing Co. also provides four seasonal beers and various limited release throughout the year. Draft beer is distributed in select markets in Florida — currently Sarasota/Bradenton, St. Petersburg and Tampa — with plans for a canning line in 2015.

Darwin Brewing Co.: 803 17th Ave. West, 747-1970 or darwinbrewingco.com, open at 4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, open at noon Saturday and Sunday.
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