Bier Fest at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Returns

A slice of Bavaria returns to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay as the park celebrates its fan-favourite Bier Fest event, every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from July 21 through September 4. Commemorating six years of Oktoberfest-inspired festivities, Bier Fest returns for its longest event run with 15 newly created menu items inspired by classic German flavours and 60 brews from regions near and far.

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This popular event, included with park admission and now in its sixth consecutive year, allows guests to sip, sample, and savour classic German flavours while enjoying tunes from rising local artists. Beyond the festival area, guests can enjoy family-friendly activities, up-close encounters with amazing animals, and top-off a day of festive fun with Florida’s most thrilling rides including the all-new Serengeti Flyer and the award-winning hybrid coaster, Iron Gwazi.

All-NEW Oktoberfest Menu Includes Array of Delicious Bites

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The menu for this year’s Bier Fest is a match made in heaven for all the foodies at heart. Guests can pair their brew of choice with all-new Oktoberfest-inspired menu offerings that include:

· New – Bierwurst with Pickled Red Cabbage on a Pretzel Roll

· New – Braised Pork Shank

· New – Bratwurst on a Pretzel Roll with Spicy Mustard

· New – Chicken Schnitzel with Brown Butter Spätzle

· New – Currywurst

· New – Egg Noodle Kugel

· New – German Potato Salad

· New – Goulash

· New – Kielbasa and Sauerkraut

· New – Savoury Onion Pie

· New – Cupcakes (German Chocolate, Black Forrest, Gingerbread, Caramel Popcorn)

· New – Dark Beer Donut

Refreshing Drink Options

From lagers, ales, and hefeweizens to non-beer options such as ciders, sours, bourbons, and wines, an array of more than 60 types of drink offerings await all Bier Fest guests. Featured new additions include:

· 3 Daughters Raspberry Lemonade (Cider)

· Marker 48 Red Right Return (Red Ale)

· Samuel Adams Oktoberfest (Marzen)

· Terrapin Hopsecutioner (IPA)

· Wicked Weed – Strawberry Kiwi Burst (Session Sour)

Those wanting to delight and indulge should know that the best way to get a taste of all the flavours at this year’s event is with a Bier Fest Sampler, which can be redeemed for any food or beverage item offered throughout the festival area. Offering the best value for guests, Samplers start at $35 and are available in quantities of five, eight, and 12. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages.