Every 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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do we really have to tell which beer will be featured here? OK, just for the record; its Guinness.
Ravioli and cannoli can be found at the Italy Markeplace, along with Moretti beer.
Roll on into this marketplace for fresh sushi and Sapporo beer.
The heavyweight brew in Mexico is Dos Equis, but there are rumors there may be more surprises. Keep an eye out for more information.
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.
An African flair describes this area. Try a BGI Brewery St. George beer as you pound the jungle drums.
Kielbasa and pirogues are in store for you here, along with cold Okocim O.K. beer.
Making its debut this year the Scottish Marketplace will offer seared salmon and Inis & Gunn Original Ale.
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.