Spectrum Bay News 9 featured Buddy Brew Coffee as the focal point of an extended segment on Gasparilla Pirate Fest, airing multiple times on Friday Jan. 26. Tampa's homegrown pirate-themed festival includes multiple music and arts events, including the nation's third largest parade, according to Visit Tampa Bay. Drawing thousands of revelers each year, small homegrown businesses benefit by getting in the fun, including Buddy Brew, which launched a pirate themed drink menu in honor of the festival. Gasparilla is named after the mythical pirate José Gaspar.
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