Explore the World of Beer at the 2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Though it is called the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival - this annual event at Epcot is also an exciting spot to explore a whole new world of beer! Regular reader Erik H. wrote to us to say that as a new beer drinker the Festival has really opened up his horizons when it comes to beer. He's headed back down in October and wanted to know where to start his next exploration into the world of beer.

Craft Beer Marketplace BoothCraft Beer Marketplace Booth

Well Erik, we're happy to say that whether you're a first timer, trying your first beer or an old pro fond of the expensive and exotic Food & Wine festival will have something fun and new for you to experience. Our friends over at the Disney Food Blog have put together a fantastic Beer Crawl to make your way around World Showcase Lagoon with. Just be sure to drink responsibly and be sure to try some of the fantastic food dishes as well!

DFB Food & Wine Festival Beer Crawl

  • Belgium - Pick a Beer Flight
  • Brazil - Xingu Black Beer
  • Brewer's Collection - Choose your ale
  • Canada - Moosehead Beer
  • Craft Beer Collection - Sierra Nevada, Torpedo Extra IPA
  • Desserts and Champagne - Pyramid Weiss Cream Beer
  • Florida Local - Cigar City Brewing Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale
  • France - Beer Kronenbourg Blanc
  • Germany - Altenmunster Oktoberfest
  • Hawaii - Kona Brewing Company Big Wave Golden Ale
  • Hops and Barley - Rogue Chocolate Stout
  • Italy - Moretti La Rosa
  • Japan - Sapporo Draft Beer

Kegs From Abita Brewing CompanyKegs From Abita Brewing Company

This is by no means an exhaustive list of all the wonderful beers that the Food & Wine Festival has to offer. In fact, it barely tips the scale because the festival's Marketplace booths are offering up 47 different varieties of brews! We don't suggest anyone attempt to tackle that list in a day. The Marketplaces that focus mainly on beer (Craft Beers, Hops & Barley, and Brewer's Collection Booths) are offering flights of four 3oz pours for about $13. This is a fantastic option for new beer drinkers who want to sample the flavors of many brews to discover which they like best. Just be sure to write down the ones that you are most fond of so that you can find them again when you head back home.

Hops & Barley Chocolate StoutHops & Barley Chocolate Stout

Are you a new beer drinker like Erik who's looking to discover some great new flavors? If so the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival can be a great place to start! Are you already a beer connoisseur? If so, leave a comment below and share your favorite brew with us so that other readers can try it out too!

MrHub wrote on Fri, 10/04/2013 - 18:41:

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Oh that Chocolate Stout has my name all over it!

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