Bites and brews, the perfect way to celebrate on the weekends. While International Beer Day was the first Friday of August, you'll be able to celebrate every weekend for almost a month at Busch Gardens Tampa's Bier Fest.

For a 2nd year, Busch Gardens Tampa is bringing back their Bier Fest - an all-out Craft Beer Festival that will run every Saturday and Sunday from August 17th - September 8th, including Labor Day. The line up is looking to be huge too.

Over 40 different craft brews from local Florida, U.S. domestic, and International Brewers will be in attendance, with different flavor profiles being rotated in and out throughout the month; you're definitely going to want to try them all. Each sample comes in a 7ounce size.

Alongside your stouts, you'll also have plenty of foodie favorite appetizers, some with a little twist. Get a jerk, shrimp, or brisket street taco, munch on some pretzel sticks with beer cheese, or indulge in a short rib and brie melt that sounds seriously heavenly. All bites come in appetizer sizes.

Top off your flight of beers and bites with a sweet treat - the adult kind. Get a boozy rootBEER float or Rosé all day with a Rosé float. Virgin soda floats will also be available.

And that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to their food menu for the event. Whether you're a craft brew connoisseur or a foodie fan - you definitely won't want to miss out on Bier Fest and its homage to the infamous Oktoberfest with a twist.

The festival is included in your ticket price, but sampler cards can be purchased in order to save money getting items from the vendors. The basic 5-item sampler card lets you try 5 different items for $29.99 - it's like building your own flight of booze, bites, and goodies. Larger sampler ticket deals are also available.

Delicious food, craft brews, and live entertainment, it doesn't get any better than that - or does it? You're at Busch Gardens after all - hop on those coasters and seek those thrills or consider checking out an animal encounter after enjoyin' a cold brew.

Bier Fest at Busch Gardens Tampa

Price: Event access comes with general admission; sampling lanyards available for separate purchase during the event. The standard 5-item sampler lanyard is $29.99; you can view all lanyard packages here.

When: 12 p.m. noon - park close on Saturdays and Sundays from August 17th - September 8th, 2019.

Where: Busch Gardens Tampa - 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL 33612

Why you should go: Sample over 40 different local and international craft brews at a massive Beer Fest reminiscent of Oktoberfest every weekend from the August 17th-September 8th. You can also munch of delicious bites like street tacos, short rib melts, and sliders - you can even get an adult Rootbeer or Rosé float, all while enjoying a fun day at Busch Gardens.


Must be 21+ with valid ID to purchase and enjoy alcohol at Bier Fest. Please drink responsibly.

Photos for illustrative  purposes only.

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