After two years of successfulHand Crafted Wishesevents at the Hunter Museum of American Art, organizers are bringing the celebration of local restaurants, craft beer and charity to the Tennessee Aquarium.

Deep Brew Sea, scheduled forJuly 21 from 7 to 10 p.m., will offer guests a rare chance to enjoy the aquarium at night.

Tickets are $50 per person and on sale now here. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute.


Admission includes endless samples from local restaurants.

“We wanted to find a unique location in town for our summer event,” said Austin Sawyer,director of craft sales at Hand Family Companies. “There are a lot of beer festivals, but there aren’t many food and beer events.”

Deep Brew Sea will span both the River Journey and Ocean Journey buildings. Sawyer said guests will find beer stations spread throughout.

“It’s basically a self-guided tour with beer stations,” he said.

A pavilion between the two buildings will serve as the gathering location for much of the activity. Each brewery will have two additional beers during the pavilion party for sampling. Sawyer also said a taco bar will be provided for guests.

The event will include nine breweries and 14 stations. The pavilion area will feature live music from Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats.Slim Pickins will also perform in the lobby.

A full list of breweries and participating restaurants will be released soon.

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TheTennessee Aquarium Conservation Instituteis a14,000-square-foot riverfront facility on the south campus of Baylor School.The institute seeks to give the “Southeast’s rich-but imperiled-aquatic biodiversity . a much-needed shot in the arm.” Click here for more information.