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Epcot Food and Wine festival has plenty to offer beer lovers

18 Sep

500-Epcot-Food-And-Wine-Festival-LogoWalt Disney World’s Epcot theme park has been hosting the Epcot Food and Wine Festival for nearly 20 years. Now in its 19th year, the festival features 35 unique tasting experiences that will tempt taste buds and expand palates. But, regardless of the festival’s name, beer-lovers will have plenty to enjoy at this year’s festival.

This year the festival brings back several popular beer tasting experiences including the German beer garden themed Brewer’s Collection, Hops and Barley and the Craft Beers kiosk located near the entrance to the World Showcase. But, the most fun can be had simply walking World Showcase and sampling the wares at as many kiosks as you can.

In addition to the beers that are normally on tap around the World Showcase, a number of special beers are available as noted below. Traditional beer-centric countries like Germany, Belgium and the United States have expanded options and some even offer beer flights that allow guests to taste several beers without having to commit to a full pint.

Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival runs from September 19 through November 10. The festival is included with admission to Epcot, but food and drink is sold on a per-taste basis.

To help you determine which stops you want to be sure to make, refer to the checklist below.

Africa

Food

  • Beef tenderloin tips berbere style with okra, jalepenos, tomato and pap
  • South African bobotie with turkery and mushrooms

Australia

Food

  • Garlic Shrimp with Roasted Tomatoes, Lemon Myrtle and Rapini
  • Grilled Lamp Chop with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies
  • Pavlova (Crispy Meringue Shell with Fresh Driscoll’s Berries and Vanilla Custard);

Drink

  • Coopers Brewery, Original Pale Ale

Belgium

Food

  • Potato and Leek Waffle with beer-braised Beef
  • Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache and Whipped Cream
  • Belgain Waffle with Berry Compote featuring Driscoll’s Berries and Whipped Cream

Drink

  • Hoegaarden
  • Stella Artois
  • Stella Artois Cidre
  • Leffe Blonde
  • Belgian Beer Flight: Hoegaarden, Stella Artois, Leffe Blonde, Stella Artois Cidre

Brazil

Food

  • Mocequa de pescado: Regal Springs premium tilapia with coconut lime sauce and steamed rice
  • Crispy pork belly with black beans, tomato and cilantro
  • Pao de queijo: Brazilian cheese bread
  • Cocada: Brazilian coconut candy

Drink

  • Kaiser Brewery Xingu Black Beer

Brewer’s Collection

Drink

  • Radeberger Pilsner
  • BraufactuM Colonia
  • BraufactuM Palor
  • Schofferhofer Grapefruit
  • Altenmunster Oktoberfest
  • BraufactuM Roog
  • BraufactuM Darkon
  • BraufactuM Progusta IPA
  • Beer flight 1: Radeberger Pilsner, BraufactuM Colonia, BraufactuM Palor and Schofferhofer Grapefruit
  • Beer flight 2: Altenmunster Oktoberfest, BraufactuM Roog, BraufactuM Darkon and BraufactuM Progusta IPA

Canada

Food

  • Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup
  • Seared Rainbow Trout with Bacon, Frisee and Maple Minus 8 Vinaigrette
  • “Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Sauce

Drink

  • Moosehead Lager

China

Food

  • Beijing roasted duck in steamed bun with hoisin sauce
  • Mongolian beef in a steamed bun with chili mayo
  • Black pepper shrimp with Sichuan noodles
  • Chicken potstickers

Drink

  • Tsing Tao Beer

Craft Beers

Drink

  • Sierra Nevada, Kellerweis
  • Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Punkin Ale
  • Shiner Brewery, Wild Hare Pale Ale
  • Abita Brewing Company, Purple Haze
  • Goose Island, 312 Urban Wheat Ale
  • Florida Beer Company, Sunshine State Pils
  • Magic Hat Brewery, Dream Machine IPL
  • Terrapin Beer Company, Rye Pale Ale
  • Beer Flight 1: Sierra Nevada, Kellerweis; Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Punkin Ale; Shiner Brewery, Wild Hare Pale Ale; Abita Brewing Company, Purple Haze
  • Beer flight 2: Goose Island, 312 Urban Wheat Ale; Florida Beer Company, Sunshine State Pils; Magic Hat Brewery, Dream Machine IPL; Terrapin Beer Company, Rye Pale Ale

Desserts and Champagne

Food

  • Dessert Trio: Passion fruit coconut creamsicle, blueberry lime cheesecake roll and chocolate espresso opera cake
  • Guylian Belgian chocolate seashell truffles

Farm Fresh

Food

  • Nueske’s Pepper Bacon hash with sweet corn, potatoes, hollandaise and picked jalepenos
  • Griddled “yard bird” with braised greens

Drink

  • Orlando Brewing Company, I-4 IPA
  • Ba Ba Black Lager, Uinta Brewing Company
  • Duke’s Cold Nose Brown Ale, Bold City Brewery
  • Florida Cracker Belgian Style White Ale, Cigar City Brewery
  • Beer Flight: I-4 IPA, Ba Ba Black Lager, Duke’s Cold Nose Brown Ale and Florida Cracker Belgian Style White Ale

Fife & Drum

Food

  • Ghirardelli ice cream sundae

Drink

  • Mmmhops Pale Ale

France

Food

  • Tartelette aux escargots: Escargot tart with garlci, spinach, bacon and parmesan
  • Gratin de crozet de savoie: Wheat pasta gratin with mushrooms and Gruyere cheese; Boeuf Bourguignon (braised short ribs in cabernet with mashed potatoes)
  • Creme Brulee caramel fleur de sel: Sea Salt caramel creme brulee topped with caramelized sugar

Drink

  • Kronenbourg Blanc 1664

Germany

Food

  • Schinken Nudel (Pasta Gratin with Ham and Cheese)
  • Roast Bratwurst in a Pretzel Roll; Berliner: Yeast doughnut filled with apricto jam

Drink

  • Altenmunster Oktoberfest

Greece

Food

  • Vegetarian moussaka
  • Griddled Greek Cheese with Pistachios and Honey
  • Chicken Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce
  • Spanakopita

Hawaii

Food

  • Kalua Pork Slider with Sweet and Sour Dole Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise
  • Tuna Poke with Seaweed Salad and Lotus Root Chips;

Drink

  • Kona Brewing Company’s Big Wave Golden Ale; Kona Brewing Company Castaway IPA

Hops and Barley

Food

  • Artisan cheese plate featuring Cabot Cloth wrapped cheddar, Purple Haze chevre goat cheese and Cave Man blue cheese
  • Baked lobster alfredo
  • Florida grass fed beed slider with pimento cheese
  • Fresh baked carrot cake with Craisins and cream cheese icing

Drink

  • Samuel Adams Octoberfest
  • New Belgium Brewing Company Snapshot
  • Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat
  • Leinenkugel’s Seasonal Shandy
  • Beer flight: Samuel Adams Octoberfest; New Belgium Brewing Company Snapshot; Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat; Leinenkugel’s Seasonal Shandy

Intermissions Cafe

Food

  • Southwest chicken wrap; Vegan trio
  • Fruit and cheese plate; Side salad; Grapes
  • Tuna salad with pita
  • Asian chicken salad
  • Key lime tart
  • Brownie

Drink

  • Medall Light Beer
  • Einstok Icelandic White Ale
  • Angry Orchard Hard Cider – Crisp Apple

Ireland

Food

  • Lobster and Seafood Fisherman’s Pie
  • Kerrygold Cheese Selection: Reserve Cheddar, Dubliner with Irish Stout, Skellig
  • Warm Chocolate Pudding with Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur Custard

Drink

  • Guinness Draught
  • Bunratty Meade Honey Wine

Italy

Food

  • Ravioli alla caprese: cheese ravioli, tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmesan and basil
  • Filetto di pollo, con funghi al marsala: chicken tenderloin, cremini mushrooms, marsala sauce and ciabatta bread
  • Cannoli al Cioccolato (Chocolate-Covered Cannoli filled with Ricotta, Chocolate, and Candied Fruit)

Drink

  • Moretti Lager Beer
  • Moretti La Rossa Beer

Japan

Food

  • Spicy Hand Roll (Tuna & Salmon with Kazan Volcano Sauce)
  • Teriyaki gyoza bun: steamed bun filled with chicken, vegetables and sweet teriyaki sauce
  • Chirashizushi: Salmon, shrimp, crab and egg served over seaweed salad and ginger rice

Drink

  • Kirin Draft Beer

Mexico

Food

  • Shrimp Taco: fried shrimp, pickled habanero pepper and onions on a flour tortilla
  • Taco de Ribeye with Salsa de Chipotle; Sweet corn cheese cake

Drink

  • Dos Equis

Morocco

Food

  • Kefta Pocket (Ground Seasoned Beef in a Pita Pocket)
  • Spicy shrimp roll with cilantro and mint sauce
  • Baklava

Drink

  • Casa Beer

New Zealand

Food

  • Marinated Green Lip Mussels with Garlic butter and toasted bread crumbs
  • Venison Sausage with Pickled Mushrooms, baby arugula and black currant reduction
  • Lamb meatball with spicy tomato chutney

Patagonia

Food

  • Beef empanada
  • Grilled beef skewer with chimichurri sauce and boniato puree
  • Roasted Verlasso salmon with quinoa salad and arugula chimichurri

Poland

Food

  • Kielbasa and Potato Pierogies with Caramelized Onions and Sour Cream
  • Sauerkraut pierogi with pork goulash

Drink

  • Okocim Brewery, Okocim O.K. Beer

Puerto Rico

Food

  • Ensalada de carrucho: Caribbean conch salad with onion, tomato and cilantro
  • Carne guisada con arroz blanco: slow-braised beef with Puerto Rican-grown rice
  • Friturias: Sorullitos (sweet polenta fries) and bolitas de queso (cheese fritter with mayo ketchup)
  • FlanCocho: vanilla caramel custard with chocolate coffee cake

Drink

  • Medalla light beer

Refreshment Port

Food

  • Croissant doughnut
  • Fried shrimp with Dole pineapple sweet and sour sauce
  • Fried chicken chunks with Dole pineapple sweet and sour sauce
  • Dole Fruit Squish’ems! Apple-Strawberr
  • Dole Whip soft-serve
  • Dole Whip soft-serve with creme de cacao white

Scotland

Food

  • Vegetarian Haggis with Neeps and Tatties-Griddled Vegetable Cake with Rutabaga and Mashed Potatoe
  • Fresh potato pancake with smoked Scottish salmon and herb sour cream
  • Seared sea scallop with spinach-cheddar gratin and crispy bacon
  • Crannachan: traditional Scottish dessert trifle

Drink

  • Innis & Gunn Original

Singapore

Food

  • Lemongrass Chicken Curry with Coconut and Jasmine Rice
  • Seared Mahi Mahi with Jasmine Rice and “Singa” Sauce

Drink

  • Tiger Beer

South Korea

Food

  • Kimchi Dog with Spicy Mustard Sauce
  • Lettuce Wrap with Roast Pork and Kimchi Slaw

Terra

Food

  • Blackened Chick’n Breast, farro wheat and spicy gumbo sauce featuring Gardein Chick’n Breast
  • CraB’less CraB Cake with pepper slaw and Cajun remoulade featuring Gardein
  • Chocolate-blood orange cupcake with tofu icing;

Drink

  • Red Bridge Ale

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