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  • Sunday, November 17, 2019

Bier Fest is Back at Busch Gardens!

Busch Gardens’ annual Bier Fest is back on select days starting August 17. The craft beer festival will take place every Saturday and Sunday through September 8 and on Labor Day. The unique event is a traditional Oktoberfest celebration with a modern spin. Guests can explore beers from around the world and their perfect culinary pairings in a series of festival markets set up around the park.

Festival Menus

This year’s celebration of beer will feature a wide variety of local and international brews at various locations around the park. The selection of beverages will rotate throughout the festival, so come back each weekend to try them all! You can pair your craft beers with creative and delicious treats from special festival dining locations throughout the park.

Malt & Mill
  • Dale’s Pale Ale (Oskar Blues Brewery)
  • The Wizard Wit (Barrel of Monks Brewing)
  • Passion of the Heights (Florida Avenue Brewing Co.)
  • A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ (Lagunitas Brewing Co.)
  • DayTime (Lagunitas Brewing Co.)
  • Liquid Bliss (Terrapin Beer Co.)
  • Luau Krunkles (Terrapin Beer Co.)
  • Skyway Hazy IPA (Green Bench Brewing Co.)
  • Prophecy Sauvignon Blanc
  • Fleur de Mer Rose
Go For The Grain
  • Orange Blossom Pilsner (Orange Blossom Brewing Co.)
  • Shade Tree IPA (Crooked Thumb Brewery)
  • Harbor Lager (Crooked Thumb Brewery)
  • Hefeweizen (Paulaner Brewery)
  • Orignal Munich Lager (Paulaner Brewery)
  • Grand Mimosa (CiderBoys)
  • Flying Solo Grenache Blanc Viognier
  • Flying Solo Grenache Cinsault Rose
Barley Barrel
  • Cigar City Cider & Mead Hard Cider Peach
  • Cigar City Cider & Mead Guayabera Pale Ale
  • Stone Brewing Delicious IPA
  • Stone Brewing Tropic of Thunder
  • Sea Dog Brewing Co. Blue Paw Wild Blueberry
  • Fort Meyers Brewing Co. Pineapple Spiked Seltzer
  • Brew Hub Keybilly
  • New Belgium Brewing Co. Mural
  • New Belgium Brewing Co. Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze
  • Hermann J Wiemer Riesling
  • Joel Gott Pinot Gris
Color Me Copper
  • Bourbon Maple Sour: Jim Beam Bourbon and flavors of Maple Spice and Ruby Red Grapefruit
  • Blue Hawaiian: RumHaven Caribbean Rum, Blue Curacao, and Pineapple Juice served in a RumHaven Lanyard Pouch
  • Frozen Grapefruit Mule: Smirnoff Vodka with Ginger Beer and Ruby Red Grapefruit flavors
  • Frozen Guava Colada: Bacardi Rum, Pina Colada, and Guava
The Clove & Pine
  • J Wakefield Brewing El Jefe
  • Two Henrys Brewing Co. Elderberry Cider
  • Coppertail Brewing Co. Florida Special
  • Coppertail Brewing Co. Whoops
  • Veza Sur Brewing Co. Mangolandia
  • Veza Sur Brewing Co. Spanglish
  • Abita Brewing Co. Strawberry Lager
  • Abita Brewing Co. Purple Haze
  • Sam Adams Octoberfest
  • SAVED Rose
  • SAVED Red Blend
Best Bites
  • Bacon Mac & Cheese Bites: Served with a choice of dipping sauce
  • Reuben Croquettes: Served with a choice of dipping sauce
  • Deep-Fried Cheese Curds: Served with a choice of dipping sauce
  • Dipping Sauces: Basil Parmesan Mayo, Sweet and Hot Mustard, and Maple-Bacon Honey Mustard
  • Dogfish Head Brewery SeaQuenche Ale
Right on Stein
  • Paulaner Brewery Oktoberfest
  • Hofbrau Original
  • Peroni Nastro Azzurro
  • Big Storm Brewing Co. Oktoberfest
  • Big Storm Brewing Co. Key Lime Shandy
  • MIA Beer Co. Pineapple Coconut
  • Beringer Brothers Bourbon Aged Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Beringer Brothers Bourbon Aged Chardonnay
Tacos on Tap
  • Shrimp Taco: Beer-Battered Shrimp, Shredded Cabbage, Queso Fresco, and Sweet Ginger Pickled Onions on a Flour Tortilla
  • Smoked Brisket Taco: Smoked Brisket, Citrus Chipotle BBQ Sauce, Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese, and Crispy Jalapeno Strips on a Corn Tortilla
  • Jerk Chicken Taco: Grilled Jerk Chicken, Shredded Cabbage, Smoked Pineapple Salsa, and Queso Fresco on a Flour Tortilla
  • Portobello Mushroom Taco: Portobello Mushrooms sauteed with Peppers, Onions, and Corn with Shredded Cabbage and Pico De Gallo on a Corn Tortilla
  • Bell’s Brewery Official
Tavern
  • Boston Beer Sam Adams ’76
  • Pierced Ciderworks Purple Drank
  • Walking Tree Brewery White Walking Tree IPA
  • Big Top Brewing Co. PB & J
  • Tampa Bay Brewing Co. Double Coast (Lime)
  • Tampa Bay Brewing Co. Seasonal
  • Short’s Brewing Co. Starcut Mosa
  • Short’s Brewing Co. Local’s Light
  • Short’s Brewing Co. Soft Parade
  • Scavi & Ray Lambrusco
  • Astoria Sparkling Rose Moscato
Pub Grub
  • Fried Chicken Wings: Tossed in a choice of Spicy Mango Sauce, Blood Orange Sesame Glaze, or Korean BBQ Sauce
  • Sweet Potato Fries with Toasted Marshmallow
  • Deep-Fried Pretzel Sticks with Beer Cheese Dipping Sauce
  • 21st Amendment Brewery Brew Free! Or Die Blood Orange
Floats
  • Adult Root Beer Float: Served with a shot of your choice
  • Hard Coffee Float: Pabst Blue Ribbon Hard Coffee served over Chocolate Soft Serve Ice Cream
  • Rose Float: Astoria Sparkling Rose Moscato served over Vanilla Soft Serve Ice Cream
  • Maduro Float: Cigar City Brewing Maduro Brown Ale served over Vanilla and Chocolate Swirled Soft Serve Ice Cream
  • Custom Floats: Made with your choice of Soda and Soft Serve
The Tulip & Thistle
  • Honey Peach Buck: Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey with Ginger Beer and Peach flavors
  • Blood Orange Moonshine Mule: Firefly White Lightning Moonshine with Ginger Beer and Blood Orange flavors
  • Frozen Jack n’ Coke: With Jack Daniels or Jack Fire
  • Frozen Hard Lemonade: With UV Blue Vodka or Kinky Red Vodka
  • Frozen Sangria: With Barefoot Cabernet Sauvignon or Rose
Sip ‘N Sliders
  • Bison Slider: Grilled Bison Slider with Provolone Cheese, Bacon, and Onion Marmalade on a Pretzel Roll
  • Schnitzelwich Slider: Schnitzel with Swiss Cheese and Maple-Bacon Honey Mustard on a Pretzel Roll
  • Bratwurst Slider: Split Bratwurst with Braised Red Cabbage and Horseradish Mustard on a Pretzel Roll
  • Flourless Chocolate Torte with Guinness-Infused Whipped Cream
  • Wittekerke Belgian Wit
Melted Munchies
  • Short Rib & Brie Melt: Short Rib, Brie, and Caramelized Onions served on a Toasted Roll with Creamy Horseradish Sauce
  • Impossible Burger Melt: Served with Provolone Cheese and Red Onion Jam on Texas Toast
  • Griddled Cheesecake Melt: Grilled Pound Cake with a Sweet Cream Cheese Filling served with Guava Sauce
  • Sailfish Brewing Co. Tag & Release
Hoppy on Tap
  • Escape Brewing Co. Goofy Footed
  • Escape Brewing Co. Brown Chicken Brown Cow
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Pale Ale
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Raspberry Florida Hard Seltzer
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Blueberry Peppercorn Cider
  • Goose Island Beer Co. 312 Dry-Hopped
  • Samuel Smith Brewery Pure Brewed Organic Lager
  • Central 28 Beer Co. Sunshine Greetings
  • The Bruery Offshoot Relax
  • Yes Way Rose
  • Terrazas Torrontes Reserva 2017
Bier Garten – Garden Gate Cafe
  • Dunedin House of Beer Mango Hefe
  • Dunedin House of Beer Cool Cucumer IPA
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Key Lime Cider
  • Stella Artois

Upgrades

You can take your Bier Fest experience to the next level with a few different upgrade options!

Sampler Lanyards

Make your journey through the festival easier by purchasing a Bier Fest sampler. The lanyard allows you to choose 5 or 10 beer, wine, food, or cocktails from any festival location around the park.

  • 5-Item Sampler: $29.99 per person
  • 10-Item Sampler: $49.99 per person
Tastings

Cost: $19.99 per person

Wine and bourbon enthusiasts can enjoy special tasting events let by beverage experts on select days during Bier Fest. Bourbon Tastings include four samples of unique bourbon offerings led by a bourbon connoisseur. The Summer Wine Tasting features four summer wines from local Florida growers as a wine expert explains each fruit-based wine.

Access to Bier Fest is included with regular park admission. Grab your discount Busch Gardens Tampa tickets from Tickets2You and get ready for a weekend of refreshing brews, delicious food, and awesome live entertainment!

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