Celebrating their 20th year tucked away on Cross Bayou in Pinellas Park is Cajun Cafe on the Bayou, where the focus is on authentic Cajun food and cold brews. Cajun Cafe provides a laid back, warm and inviting atmosphere with no distractions, a place with no TV's where cell phone use is discouraged, a place where we can find something we all crave, relaxation!  Owner Paul Unwin bring's a 'neighborhood pub' atmosphere from his former home near Bristol, England along with his passion for Louisiana cuisine and the craft beer industry. Cajun Cafe on the Bayou Beer Festivals hosts three events annually and yea, it's that time of year again, time for the 2016 Spring Beer Fest!  

2016 Spring Beer Fest Brings Us Craft Brews on the Bayou

Benefiting  Dunedin Doggie Rescue this years event will feature 200+ beers including, local craft beers, craft ales from around the world, Florida beers, fruity ciders and meadsYour Spring Beer Fest ticket includes a souvenir glass for tasting, a delicious Cajun meal and assorted nibbles to cleanse the palate between tastings. At the fest you can participate in raffles, win prizes and meet brewers and reps from local craft breweries and learn more about what they do and why.  Think of it as craft beer 101 for any newbie craft beer lover.  Always welcoming, you will NOT find any beer snobs on the bayou, just friendly people who love a good time and support the craft beer movement.   

The distributors, breweries and brew clubs confirmed to date include:

Great Bay
JJ Taylor
Progressive/Shelton Bros

7venth Sun Brewing, Dunedin
Angry Chair Brewing, Seminole Heights
Barley Mow Brewing, Largo
Bells Brewing, Kalamazoo MI
Black Cauldron Brewing, Orlando
Broken Strings Brewing, Orlando
Cage Brewing, St. Petersburg
Central 28 Brewing, DeBary
Cigar City Brewing, Tampa
Cigar City Cider & Mead, Ybor City
Coppertail Brewing, Tampa
Crooked Thumb Brewing, Safety Harbor
Cycle Brewing, St. Petersburg
Darwin Brewing, Bradenton
Funky Buddha Brewing, Miami
Green Bench Brewing, St. Petersburg
MIA Brewing, Miami
Motorworks Brewing, Bradenton
Overflow Brewing, Safety Harbor
Pair of Dice Brewing, Clearwater
Point Ybel Brewing, Fort Myers
Proof Brewing, Tallahassee
Rapp Brewing, Seminole
Saint Somewhere Brewing
Tomoka Brewing, Port Orange
Zephyrhills Brewing Company
Home Brew Clubs~
Brandon Bootleggers 
Dunedin Brewers Guild
Left Coast Brewers
St. Pete Brew Club
Special Hoperations 
Suncoast Barley Mashers 
T.A.M.P.A. Beers

Additional beers from~
B. Nektar, MI
Crafted Artisan Meadery, OH
Creature Comforts Brewing, GA
Fatheads Brewing, OH
Goose Island, IL
Mikkeller, Denmark
New Glarus Brewing, WI
Sonoma Ciders, CA
The Bruery, CA
Westbrook Brewing, SC

The Details:

  • Pre-Sale TICKETS $49.99
  • Admission day of: $65 
  • Taxis will be on call, you are encouraged to drink responsibly
  • Absolutely no one under 21 will be admitted. This includes children in baby carriages.
  • All sales are final. Tickets price will only be refunded in the event of cancellation.
  • Date and time: April 16 ~ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Click Spring Beer Fest 2016 to purchase tickets
Photos Courtesy of Cajun Cafe on the Bayou

Cajun Cafe on the Bayou  is not your typical Cajun restaurant, serving some of the finest Cajun specialties in the area their menu includes tasty creations like cornbread loaded with crawfish tails, cheddar cheese, corn, onions and jalapeño, authentic Etoufee's and Boudin. Paul travels often to Breaux Bridge to maintain his friendship with Floyd Poche of Poche’s Market Restaurant and Smokehouse where he procures Cajun Cafe's sausages and meats. In his spare time Paul travels the country exploring craft breweries across the U.S.  It is his sincerest wish that you stop by from 2:00 to 6:00 Saturday the 16th to say hello, enjoy the craft brews he selected for Spring Beer Fest 2016, and that you will come back to his place to relax, sit and unwind the Acadian way!