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Beer a star at Epcot Food & Wine Festival

20 Sep

FWbeer2010Every fall the folks at Disney World throw a huge food and wine festival that, over the past few years, has been adding more and more quality beers to its offerings. The list of brews to be served and the locations you can find them is now out. So, before you go, check out what you expect to find right here.

Terra

This marketplace celebrates all that comes from the earth. Only products that come fropm the soil are sold here. Think vegetarian and vegan fair. Wash it down with Napa Smith Organic IPA

Belgium

Known for their outstanding beers, the Belgian Marketplace will feature several brews you may want to try as you munch a tasty waffle. Look for Hoegaarden, Stella Artois, and Leffe Blonde or Brune.

Brazil

Exotic and exciting, look for seared scallops or crispy pork belly in this marketplace. The drink of choice for beer lovers here is Cervearias Kaiser Xingu Black Beer.

Brewer’s Collection

Located near the Germany Pavilion, this beir garten will feature tasty brews from one of Europe’s great beer nations. The list includes:

  • Schöfferhofer Grapefruit
  • Radeberger Pilsner
  • Altenmünster Oktoberfest
  • BraufactuM Palor
  • BraufactuM Roog Smoked Wheat Beer
  • Warsteiner Premium Verum
  • BraufactuM Darkon
  • Warsteiner Premium Dunkel 

China

A land of many flavors, China pairs their offerings with a traditional Chinese beer Tsing Tao.

Craft Beer Marketplace

A staple of the festival for several years now, the Craft Beer Marketplace features several interesting brews to quench the thirst of beer lovers attending the event including:

  • Dogfish Head Brewery, Namaste
  • Abita Brewing Company, Fall Fest
  • Leinenkugel’s Seasonal Shandy, (Summer Shandy/Orange Shandy)
  • Florida Beer Company, Devil’s Triangle
  • New Belgium Brewing Company, Fat Tire
  • Widmer Brothers Brewing, Alchemy Ale
  • Red Hook, Audible Ale
  • Sierra Nevada, Torpedo Extra IPA 

Desserts & Champagne

This year event planners have added a great choice to the drink offerings with the desserts, Pyramid Weiss Cream Beer. Try this delightful beer with the chocolate orange cupcake for a real sweet treat.

Florida Local

The Sunshine State is home to several outstanding breweries, two of them are featured in this market place: Cigar City Brewing Company and Orlando Brewing Company. Try Florida Cracker Belgian-Style White Ale from Cigar City and Sun Shade Organic Pale Ale from Orland Brewing.

France

Not really a country known for beer, France never-the-less produces a few gems. One of those, Kronenbourg Blanc, will be served at this year’s event along with escargot and crème brulee.

Germany

In addition to the nearby beir garten, the Germany Pavilion will feature Altenmunster Oktoberfest and BraufactuM Darkon to quaff along with brats on pretzel rolls.

Hawaii

The Aloha State is known for Kalua pork sliders and tuna poke, this year wash these great eats down with Kona Brewing Company’s Big Wave Golden Ale or Pipeline Porter.

Hops & Barley

When you think of beer in the Northeastern United States, you cannot escape the siren song of Samuel Adams. In this marketplace munch tasty lobster rolls with Boston Lager, Octoberfest, or Cherry Wheat.

Ireland

Do we really have to tell which beer will be featured here? OK, just for the record; its Guinness.

Italy

Ravioli and cannoli can be found at the Italy Markeplace, along with Moretti beer.

Japan

Roll on into this marketplace for fresh sushi and Sapporo beer.

Mexico

The heavyweight brew in Mexico is Dos Equis, but there are rumors there may be more surprises. Keep an eye out for more information.

Morocco

Drink a cold Casa while watching the belly dancers. Just be careful the wife does not catch on to why you keep going back for more beer.

The Outpost

An African flair describes this area. Try a BGI Brewery St. George beer as you pound the jungle drums.

Poland

Kielbasa and pirogues are in store for you here, along with cold Okocim O.K. beer.

Scotland

Making its debut this year the Scottish Marketplace will offer seared salmon and Inis & Gunn Original Ale.

Singapore

Tiger beer goes great with lemongrass chicken curry, fortunately that is what is being served at this exotic marketplace.

In addition to the special beers brought in for this event, you can expect to find a full complement of the brews normally stocked at the various restaurants throughout the World Showplace. Just remember, the world cannot be conqured in a day. You may need a couple to try all the fantastic flavors the festival has to offer.

The Epcot Food & Wine Festival runs from September 27 through November 11. A ticket to Epcot is required to participate in all tastings. Tastings are not included in the ticket price.

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3 responses to “Beer a star at Epcot Food & Wine Festival

  1. Bon Beer

    September 20, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    You may think that France is not known for its beer, but there is so much good beer in France now! (more than just a “few gems”) That is why we are trying to spread the word by bringing people over to meet the brewers there on our Belgium and France Beercation itinerary! Would love to see some of these small craft brewers have their beer at this and other fests here in the states. And yes, they are importing to the US, most through Shelton Bros, so start asking! Let’s get some of this good stuff over here! The French can do more than just make wine, trust me. Ask your local shops to see what they can do about getting brews from Thiriez, Au Baron and St Germain. You’ll be pleasantly surprised! Cheers! or as they say in France, Santé!

     
    • mwisdom562

      September 20, 2013 at 1:51 PM

      Thanks for the info! I would love to learn more and share it here. Feel free to steer any of the brewers you may know my way.

       
  2. properpour

    September 20, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Reblogged this on Proper_Pour.

     

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