Sen. Jeff Brandes hosting “Brews with Brandes” mixer tonight

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Republican State Sen. Jeff Brandes is asking friends and supporters to join him tonight for a “Brews with Brandes” mixer in St. Petersburg’s Edge District.

The party — billed as a “relaxing evening” with the Senator — will begin 5:30 p.m. at the Green Bench Brewing Company, 1133 Baum Avenue, St. Petersburg. The reception will feature food and a special discount on a number of craft beers.

Green Bench is the newest brewery in the city’s booming Edge District, running between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street to 16th Street, along Central Avenue and First Avenues north and south.

RSVPs are still available by emailing


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