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Bier Fest returns to Busch Gardens every Friday through Sunday from August 13 to October 31.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay‘s Bier Fest starts this month!

This will be the fourth annual event and brings seasonal beverage offerings and new food experiences featuring fan-favorite breweries!

According to a press release: “Beer flows through the park on an all-new beer trail, weaving between iconic coasters, local live music, and fascinating animal habitats while incorporating fan-favorite restaurants and outdoor culinary stations, including the new Giraffe Bar. ”

This year’s Bier Fest features over 50 varieties of IPAs, wheat ales, stouts, and more for those who are 21 and up. If you aren’t into beer or underage there is something for you, too like frozen cocktails, seltzers, and non-alcoholic beverages!

As we mentioned earlier, there is more than just beer at this festival. You can eat your calories, too! Here are a couple of examples of the food you can try that incorporate beer into their flavor profile!

  • Brews & Chews with Funky Buddha Brewing®: Pair a “Hop Gun IPA” with NEW Drunken Shrimp Papaya Salad, featuring beer-battered and golden fried shrimp topped with Tajin and Thai chili Buddha dressing.
  • Pub Grub featuring Alcatraz Brewing®: Indulge in a “2 X IPA” with pepper smoked chopped brisket poutine, including beer-battered French fries smothered in blue cheese, caramelized onions, and chipotle BBQ sauce.
  • Garden Gate featuring Anheuser-Busch®: A nod to the park’s roots include the return of fan-favorite Mojo roasted heritage pork pub chip nachos topped with pepper jack mornay cheese and a savory avocado crema.
  • Kraft-Heinz Kitchen featuring Sierra Nevada® Brewing: Enjoy a mountain of flavor packed into the NEW High Altitude Smoked Elk Jalapeño Sausage Chili topped with a drizzle of Kraft-Heinz cilantro sour cream.

So how can you try all of this? With a Bier Fest lanyard, of course! For the best value to taste a variety of food and drink offerings, guests can purchase a Bier Fest Sampler Lanyard, starting at only $49.99 for an 8-sample punch card. Pass Members get an exclusive offer: 15 items for the same price as a 12-item Sampler to enjoy three extra samples for FREE!

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Bier Fest kicks off on Friday, August 13th! Cheers!

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Here is a look back at the 2021 Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay: