Bier Fest at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is back and guests can sip seasonal beverage offerings and savor new recipes featuring fan-favorite breweries. Embark on an all-new beer trail between iconic coasters, local live music and fascinating animal habitats with outdoor culinary stations, including the new Giraffe Bar.
Guests can purchase a Bier Fest Sampler Lanyard, starting at $49.99 for a 8-sample punch card. Pass Members get an exclusive offer: 15 items for the same price as a 12-item sampler.
Chose from dozens of beers at this year’s Bier Fest with more than 50 varieties of IPAs, wheat ales, stouts and more from breweries in Florida and beyond, with iconic local, regional and national brews incorporated into new shareable samples at over a dozen culinary locations, including:
- 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.
Beyond the brews, enjoy delectable bourbon tastings to chilling frozen cocktails and seltzers, satisfying refreshment is abundantly available in every corner of the park. Several festival locations feature non-alcoholic beverage options as well, including the new Giraffe Bar. Barrilitos® strawberry hibiscus or watermelon Agua Frescas offer cool relief on warm summer days and Serengeti views from panoramic windows or the open-air patio.