All for ribs, and ribs for all! Announcing the second-annual Ribfest July, 28th at 4pm held by Darwin Brewing Company! Ribfest is an amateur BBQ team competition with live music, BBQ vendors, and of course… a full lineup of DBC craft brews perfect for pairing with summer barbecues. Try a sample of each team’s BBQ ribs in exchange for a $10 donation benefitting SRQ Vets.

Do you think your ribs will smoke the competition? Our competition is FREE to enter (you supply everything needed to make & serve your ribs)…. And the chef who creates the Best Overall Rib will win a $250 CASH PRIZE, with Runner Up to receive a $100 Darwin Taproom Gift Card!  To register for the competition, please email Sarah at!

The DBC stage will also spotlight some the best local and regional LIVE MUSIC!


4-7p… Trevor Bystrom, a local from Anna Maria Island, will open the show with acoustic melodies.

7:30-10:30p… Jack Sprouse, also known as Lonesome Bar Hero, will take the stage with classic Outlaw and Country songs, ranging from the 60’s through the early 2000’s.


Bring the whole family out for the fun, we’re always family & pup-friendly.  This is a FREE ADMISSION event! And remember, it’s not what local beer can do for you, it’s what you can do for local beer.  Join us!