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Raise your glass to Bier Fest at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Posted at 4:02 PM, Jul 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-31 16:02:15-04

TAMPA, Fla. - Toast to new traditions at Bier Fest!

While blending the local Tampa Bay craft scene with Florida’s best thrill rides, Bier Fest creates a unique food and beer celebration.

This all-new event at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will run on weekends from August 25 through September 16, including Labor Day.

More than 100 beers from 60 different breweries around the world will rotate through the four-weekend festival. Bier Fest is included in park admission and also features live entertainment and flavorful fare.  

Guests can explore some of Florida’s best-known craft beers, featuring the following breweries:

  • 3 Daughters Brewing
  • 7venth Sun Brewery
  • Big Storm Brewing Company
  • Cigar City Brewing Company
  • Coppertail Brewing Company
  • Crooked Thumb Brewery
  • Florida Avenue Brewing Company
  • Funky Buddha Brewery
  • Green Bench Brewing Company
  • Islamorada Beer Company
  • M.I.A. Beer Company
  • Swamp Head Brewery
  • Tampa Bay Brewing Company

Beyond the Sunshine State, beer connoisseurs will find an assortment of award-winning U.S. drafts and centuries-old European brews. 

Bier Fest also features a contemporary menu rooted in tradition that has been cultivated to meet Tampa Bay foodies’ sophisticated tastes. Themed culinary cabins will feature savory small-plate options that pair perfectly with beer.

The best way to celebrate all the flavors of the event is with the purchase of a Bier Fest Sampler. Available in quantities of five or ten, Samplers start at $29.99 for a choice of any food or beverage sample throughout the festival. Pass Members can purchase an exclusive 12-item Sampler for the same price as a 10-item Sampler.

Food and beverage are not included with park admission. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages.