TAMPA, FL — With the 10th annual Tampa Pig Jig on the horizon, the Old Florida Federation announced four community partnerships with Tampa-based brands to help raise additional funds for the critical fight against the rare kidney disorder, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.
Buddy Brew Coffee, Chill Bros. Scoop Shop, Florida Avenue Brewing Co. and Hyppo Gourmet Ice Pops have each developed custom creations available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds going back to the Tampa Pig Jig and NephCure Kidney International, the only nonprofit dedicated to finding a treatment and cure for FSGS and nephrotic syndrome.
“Brew Up a Cure” is a custom coffee blend created especially for the Tampa Pig Jig by Buddy Brew Coffee. The unique combination of fresh specialty-grade coffee beans from Guatemala and El Salvador delivers a bright and balanced cup that goes down easily. It’s chock full of rich, dark chocolate and walnut notes, with subtle hints of smoky spice and pecan wood. Brew For a Cure is available for purchase online at BuddyBrew.com and in stores throughout October.
Developed and churned for Tampa’s favorite fundraising event, “The Pig Jig” is Chill Bros. take on the perfect barbecue accompaniment. The brown sugar bourbon ice cream features applewood smoked bacon brittle for the perfect crunch. The Pig Jig is available for purchase at Tampa Bay area Chill Bros. locations through October.
For the fourth year, Florida Avenue Brewing Co. is creating its “Pig Jig Lager.” Light and crisp, the lager features a light malt sweetness upfront, followed by the refreshing marriage of fresh lime zest and sea salt. Pig Jig Lager is available for sale at select local beverage retailers and at the Florida Avenue Brewing Co. taproom and restaurant in Wesley Chapel.
Finally, Hyppo Gourmet Ice Pops will keep Tampa Bay cool and refreshed with the “Pig Jig Pop,” which harkens to the event’s bright yellow and red colors. The popsicle is a blend of strawberry and mango with a vibe that’s tastefully true to Tampa Bay. The “Pig Jig Pop” is available for purchase at Hyppo Pop locations throughout Tampa Bay in October.
The 2021 Tampa Pig Jig will host more than 70 barbecue teams in a fierce amateur competition on Saturday, Oct. 23.
The 10th annual event is headlined by Grammy Award-winning artist Darius Rucker and features Brett Young, Judah and the Lion, and Wilderado. The event is sold out, but fans can still support the cause by visiting a contributing partner for purchase or donating at TampaPigJig.com.
The Tampa Pig Jig is an annual fundraiser event hosted on downtown Tampa’s waterfront at Julian B Lane Riverfront Park, featuring live music, great food, a corporate barbecue competition, drinks and games.
Since its founding, the Tampa Pig Jig has raised more than $5 million with proceeds benefiting NephCure.
The Tampa Pig Jig was founded by Old Florida Federation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization made up of several local Tampa Bay gentlemen.
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