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Try This: Monthly Tap Takeovers at Publix GreenWise Market

Craft beer lovers can taste, shop, and chat suds at Publix GreenWise Market’s monthly Tap Takeover events.

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City Editor Brad here. When I heard about Publix GreenWise Market’s Tap Takeover events — a craft beer sampling event happening monthly in the POURS section — I was captivated. While the idea of sipping my way through craft beers was enough to get me to go, once I got there, I was impressed by the selection of drinks, laid back vibes, and knowledge of the reps on hand.

Join me as I share what I tried — and see how you can try this for yourself.


Wicked Weed Beer’s Watermelon Dragon Fruit Burst was a burst of flavor.

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What we tried

I spent a delightful couple of hours indulging in conversations + tasting a fantastic collection of craft brews. This month’s featured vendor was Stella Artois. With the guidance of Stella representative Deacon and the skilled bartenders, I had the opportunity to sample a handful of the beers on tap.

Some personal favorites were:

  • Stella Artois Lager (5% ABV)
  • Wicked Weed Beer’s Watermelon Dragon Fruit Burst, Session Sour (4.5% ABV)
  • Goose Island’s Hazy IPA (6.5% ABV)

Here’s the kicker: Each pint at these events costs just $5.35 – which might just be the best craft beer deal in town.


POURS usually has around 20 different drinks on tap.

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What not to miss

Don’t miss the next event. Additionally, here are some pro tips the friendly and knowledgeable staff shared with us:

  • Every month a new vendor (usually a major brewer) comes in and plugs its kegs into the taps.
  • There’s also weekly Friday Happy Hour drink specials in POURS from 4-7 p.m. (read: your new Friday tradition).

The store updates its events calendar at the beginning of the month.

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What we’re still talking about

I’ve been raving about the killer bev lineup to all my friends. From sugary sips to hoppy goodness, the Tap Takeover selection is legit and won’t break the bank either. Plus, as someone who adores anything free, the complimentary, custom-engraved Stella Artois Chalice was a bright red cherry on top.

Pro tip: One-stop-shop it by knocking out your weekly food run before or after the event.

How you can experience this

Keep your eye on Publix GreenWise Market’s events page for upcoming Tap Takeover events + featured vendors. Bonus: They also offer events like Brews and Bingo, Kids Crafts, and Wine Nights.


Many of the bar’s patrons just got off work.

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Things to know if you go:

• Experience: Tap Takeover monthly event series at Publix GreenWise Market
• Price: Free to attend + price of purchase
• Website: events.greenwisemarket.com
• Address: Multiple Publix GreenWise Market locations
• Hours: Varies per location
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