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Beer Festival At
Bell Tower Shops
Twenty-four craft breweries will be
participating in Pumptober-Fest
at Bell Tower Shops on Saturday,
October 13 from 3 to 7 p.m. All but six of
the participating breweries hail from the
Florida, with a half-dozen brewing right
here in Southwest Florida.
“The craft beer scene has exploded
across Florida in recent years, and we
wanted to create a fun environment for
beer aficionados to sample some hard-
to-find brews that aren’t typically for sale
in your neighborhood bar or restaurant,”
said Shannon Palzer, marketing manager
for Bell Tower Shops.
Admission is $35 in advance, or
$40 at the door, and includes unlimited
tastings of ales, lagers, pilsners and stouts.
Proceeds from Pumptober-Fest will benefit
the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of
“The foundation supports the
Chamber’s directive to focus on education
by providing college scholarships, grants
for teachers, entrepreneurial education,
internships and mentoring initiatives,”
said Colleen DePasquale, president and
CEO of the Chamber. “We’re hoping the
first Pumptober-Fest draws a large crowd
because the event’s success ultimately
will allow the foundation to enhance
its support for students, teachers and
entrepreneurs in the Fort Myers area.”
Craft brewers confirmed for
Pumptober-Fest include Barrel of Monks
Brewery (Boca Raton), Big Storm
Brewing Co. (Cape Coral), Big Top
Brewing Company (Sarasota), Blue Point
Brewing Company (Patchogue, New
York), Bury Me Brewing (Fort Myers),
Coppertail Brewing Co. (Tampa), Due
South (Boynton Beach), Elysian Brewing
Company (Seattle, Washington), Fat Point
Brewing (Punta Gorda), Florida Avenue
Brewing Co. (Tampa), Founders Brewing
Company (Grand Rapids, Michigan),
Funky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park),
Green Bench Brewing Company (St.
Petersburg), Islamorada Beer Company
(Islamorada), Kona Brewing Co. (Kona,
Hawaii), Millennial Brewing Company
(Fort Myers), Motorworks Brewing
(Bradenton), Old Soul Brewing (Fort
Myers), Scotty’s Bierwerks (Cape Coral),
Southern Tier Brewing Company
(Charlotte, North Carolina), Shipyard
Brewing Co. (Portland, Maine), Swamp
Head Brewery (Gainesville), Tampa
Bay Brewing Company (Tampa) and 3
Daughters Brewing (St. Petersburg).
Entertainment will be provided by DJ
Carlos and Way Too Tall Torrie, a stilt
walker and balloon artist. Cat Country
107.1 host Mike Tyler will operate a live
remote at the event. Attendees also can
test their skills and luck at carnival-style
A selection of restaurants at Bell
Tower Shops will be offering samples of
their innovative cuisine, including Bistro
41, Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria,
World of Beer and others.
The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of
Commerce Foundation needs additional
volunteers ages 21 and older to help on
the day of the event. Contact DePasquale
at email@example.com with your full
name, age, cell phone number and email
Tickets can be purchased at the gate or
in advance by visiting FortMyers.org.
Bell Tower Shops is located at 13499
South Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers.
Updates will be p[rovided on Instagram
using the hashtag #PumptoberFest2018.
The Ostego Bay Foundation will
again offer Working Waterfront
Tours on Wednesdays, beginning
on October 17 at 9 a.m.
The three-hour guided tour includes
a 1-1⁄2 hour guided visit of the Marine
Science Center, which features
numerous hands-on exhibits, touch
tank, beach exhibit and estuarine
aquariums. The remaining time includes
a walking tour of the commercial
fishing industry working waterfront,
including Erickson & Jensen Supply
House, net shop and Trico Shrimp Boat
loading dock. See how the boats are
unloaded, the trawl doors are built, the
shrimp nets are hand-sewn, the seafood
is off-loaded and other important factors
used in this unique multi-million dollar
Cost is $20 per adult and $10 per
child over age 6. Advance reservations
are required. Call 765-8101 for details
or register online at www.ostegobay.
Features Musical Tributes
legends during a
night of cover sets
at Love Your Rebellion’s
Sonic Masquerade at
Nice Guys Pizza on
Friday, October 19 at 9
p.m . The performances
by some of Southwest
Florida’s best musicians
will feature tributes to
Nirvana, the Beastie
Boys, the Violent
Femmes, Modest Mouse
and Ani DiFranco
Claire Liparulo of
the Freecoasters will be
opening the show with
a set of Ani DiFranco
tunes. Then, songstresses
Kate Skales and Kyle
Anne Duggan will
perform their rendition
of Modest Mouse songs.
Exploding Pages’ Marc
Davis and Mike Cosden
join rapper Jon Wayne Gretzky for a Violent Femmes set.
Plus, see hip hop artists Stonin Ronin, Duke Stamina and Breshnyda cover the
Beastie Boys. The final tribute brings Angela Page and Pete Flower of the Young
Dead together with Shawn Ayotte and Drew Richard for a tribute to Nirvana. The
night finishes with a DJ set from Breshnyda.
The show benefits Love Your Rebellion, a 501(c)3 focused on empowering
marginalized groups through the arts. Donations requested at the door will go
toward Love Your Rebellion’s diversity first music and art initiatives.
To learn more about Sonic Masquerade and Love Your Rebellion, visit ww w.
photo by Jesi Cason Photography
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