Bier Fest Returns to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has announced the return of Bier Fest, featuring over 40 local and international breweries, 40 new brews to try, new pub-inspired fare, and live entertainment.

Starting August 17, beer connoisseurs can enjoy local beer favorites and explore new flavors throughout the festival plaza. New to Bier Fest this year are end-of-summer seasonal flavors like pumpkin and fruity ciders, including gluten-free options.

Bier Fest highlights more than 20 Florida based breweries and over a dozen Tampa Bay favorites, including:

  • 3 Daughters Brewing
  • Barrel of Monks Brewing
  • Big Storm Brewing
  • Big Top Brewing Co.
  • Brew Hub
  • Central 28 Beer
  • Cigar City Brewing
  • Coppertail Brewing Co.
  • Crooked Thumb Brewery
  • Dunedin House of Beer
  • Escape Brewing Company
  • Florida Avenue Brewing Co.
  • Fort Myers Brewing Co.
  • Green Bench Brewing Co.
  • J.Wakefield Brewing
  • M.I.A Beer Company
  • Orange Blossom Trail Brewing Co.
  • Pierced Ciderworks
  • Sailfish Brewing Co.
  • Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
  • Two Henrys Brewing Co.
  • Veza Sur Brewery
  • Walking Tree Brewery

Create the perfect pairing with delicious pub food favorites, such as the schnitzelwich slider, sweet potato fries with marshmallow dipping sauce, fried pretzel sticks, and many more.

The best way to enjoy the flavors of the festival is with the purchase of a Bier Fest Sampler Lanyard, starting at only $29.99. Samplers allow a choice of any five or ten food or beverage samples throughout the festival. Pass Members get an exclusive offer: 12-items for the same price as a 10-item Sampler -– or two extra samples for free!

Bier Fest is included with park admission, including year-round admission with a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Annual Pass or Fun Card. For a limited time, guests who purchase a Busch Gardens Fun Card for $99.99 will receive an Adventure Island Fun Card for free, including unlimited admission through the end of the 2019 season.

Food and beverage is not included with park admission and is available for an additional fee. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages.

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