Bier Fest returns for its fifth year at Busch Gardens Tampa on August 12, 2022, with an all-new Oktoberfest-inspired menu, more than 50 seasonal, local, and international brews, and BOGO theme park tickets.
Coinciding with sister park SeaWorld Orlando’s Craft Beer Festival, Busch Gardens’ homage to grain, hops, yeast, and water (beer) runs for four weeks, and features 18 new beer, cider, sours, and food items that allow guests to sip and sample while enjoying world-class rides and attractions.
Bier Fest brews
Choose from more than 50 lagers, ales, pilsners, IPAs, and hefeweizens, including these new options:
Cigar City – Fancy Papers Hazy IPA
Leaven Brewing – Cheeky Blonde
Tampa Bay Brewing – Reef Donkey
Bitburger – Premium Pilsner
Coppertail – Free Dive IPA
Kronenbourg 1664 – Blanc
More than just beer
Not into craft brews? The festival also features new ciders and sours, such as:
Keel Farms Agrarian – Two Henrys Mango Cider
Cigar City – Homemade Apple Pie Cider
Crooked Thumb – Strawberry Sour
Flying Boat – Raspberry Passionfruit Sour
Bier Fest Oktoberfest menu
This year, the event offers several new bites to pair with brews, ciders, and sours, including:
Bratkartoffeln – Fried Potatoes with chives, caramelized onions, and bacon
Konigsberger Klopse – German meatballs in a white wine caper sauce
Live music is also on the Bier Fest menu, compliments of local artists.
Consider a Sampler lanyard, which can be redeemed for all festival food and beverage items. Samplers are $35 for a five-item sampler, $55 for an eight-item sampler, and $70 for a 12-item sampler.
The festival runs each weekend from August 12 – September 5, and is free with theme park admission. Food and drink options are extra, and only those ages 21 and up can purchase or consume alcoholic beverages.
For a limited time, guests can take advantage of the park’s Buy One Get One single-day park ticket offer. Tickets must be used by Sept. 30, 2022.
For more information visit BuschGardens.com/Tampa.