Craft brewers and celebrity chefs from across the South are rallying with beer-loving foodies to help Florida seafood workers affected by Hurricane Michael. Barleybrine Oyster & Craft Beer Weekend is an effort to raise funds for the Gulf Seafood Foundation’s “Helping Hands” relief efforts providing work gloves and other compensation to Gulf fishermen.
The latest in a long line of natural and manmade disasters to afflict the Gulf of Mexico seafood industry, Hurricane Michael was especially devastating to oyster production along the Emerald Coast of Florida’s panhandle.
The Barleybrine Oyster & Craft Beer Weekend will be held April 4-6 in the colonial-era seaport of Pensacola, Florida. Organizers expect approximately a dozen chefs and 30 breweries for the event’s first year. Programming will include a storytelling salon, VIP tastings and a host of other activities.
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