Bush Gardens Bier Fest

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Bier Fest

Mark your calendars for August 17th as Busch Gardens Tampa will be bringing back Bier Fest! This year, Bier Fest will feature over 40 local and international breweries! There will be brand new brews to try, plus delicious food, and incredible live entertainment! The best part is, this event continues on through September 8th! You have almost a full month to check out Bier Fest at Busch Gardens—what are you waiting for?

About Bier Fest

Historically, International Beer Day falls on the first Friday in August, however, at Busch Gardens Tampa, International Beer Day is ever day as the park celebrates its 60th Anniversary! The beer-related fun will, of course, continue on into Bier Fest every single weekend from August 17th through September 8th—that’s including Labor Day!

This event is for everyone, but especially beer enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike! Every beer offered at Busch Gardens’ Bier Fest can be perfectly paired with awesome pub food and enjoyed while you listen to the best live music from talented local bands! What better way to support local talent, right?

The Brews

The Bier Fest will feature both local favorites as well as new flavors and blends from all over. One of the most exciting pieces of beer-related news is the end of summer and the beginning of fall beer such as pumpkin beers, fruity ciders, and even gluten-free options for those with sensitivities! Because Florida is a beer-lovers haven, over 20 Florida based breweries will be in attendance 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

The Food

Although the main attraction to Bier Fest is the beer, the food is also a great reason to come out and celebrate! Busch Gardens is proud to announce brand new creations such as tacos, melts, sliders, and other delicious handhelds. New this year is the Schnitzelwich Slider, Sweet Grilled Cheesecake Melt, Sweet Potato Fries, Fried Pretzel Sticks, Hard Coffee Float, Rose Float, and more!

If all of those delicious foods sound tempting, check out the Bier Fest Sampler Lanyard option for only $29.99. This special lanyard allows guests to enjoy any five or ten food or beverage samples throughout the festival! Not to mention, pass members get an exclusive 12 item offer for the same price as a sampler OR two extra samples for free!

The Tickets 

The best part about Bier Fest is…there is no added admission! If you’re inside the park, you can attend Bier Fest. In other words, it’s included with general park admission, including year-round admission with an annual pass or fun card. For a limited time, those who purchase a fun card will also receive a FREE Adventure Island Fun Card. Seriously, it can’t get better than that!

Photo Credits: Busch Gardens

For more Tampa Bay fun, check out Your Guide to Local Escape Rooms or Brew Beer and Make Wine!


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