SeaWorld Craft Beer Festival Dinner Series is a brewing good time

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It is time to raise a stein and enjoy the SeaWorld Craft Beer Festival Dinner Series. Part of the craft beer festival, these special dinners will be a must book for the Cerevisaphile and the hoppy newbie. While the feast will be delicious, the knowledge on beer and food pairings will make this event memorable.

Returning for another year is the SeaWorld Craft Beer Festival. Running on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from August 13 through September 12, the event will feature over 100 “craft brews, wines, seltzers and cocktails.” In addition to the beverages, the festival will feature a wide array of food choices. Many menu items will be paired to particular beverages.

While many people will come for the beer, there are some new food menu items that will be a must try. From poppable bites like Beer Battered Popcorn Rock Shrimp paired with Kraft Heinz Four Pepper Ranch and Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites to heartier dishes like Beer & Cheese Stuffed Beef Sliders with Pickled Mayo and Ale BBQ Sauce and Smoked Brisket Kraft Heinz Creamy White Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese, the tasting menu sounds more like a hearty dinner.

One of the most interesting new menu items is the Stout Glazed Tuna Lollipop with Daikon & Wakami Slaw and Wasabi Aioli. A stout glazed tuna might be the new food trend that arrives on more menus.

While the festival will allow guess to sample a wide range of brews and food, the specialty Craft Beer Festival Dinner Series offers a more in-depth discussion of food and beverage pairings. Throughout the four-course dinner, guests will learn about the beer and spirits and how they enhance the flavors of a dish. From the welcome reception to the dessert course, lively discussions will be brewing.

2021 SeaWorld Craft Beer Festival Dinner Series Dates:

  • Saturday, August 14 Funky Buddha, Oakland Park, FL
  • Sunday, August 15 Big Storm Brewing Co., Orlando, FL
  • Friday, August 20 Crooked Can Brewing Co., Winter Garden, FL
  • Saturday, August 21 Orange Blossom Brewing, Orlando, FL
  • Sunday, August 22 Wicked Weed Brewing, Asheville, NC
  • Friday, August 27 Sam Adams, Boston, MA
  • Saturday, August 28 Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co., Orlando, FL
  • Sunday, August 29 South Beach Brewing Co., Miami, FL
  • Friday, September 3 JDub’s Brewing Co., Orlando, FL
  • Saturday, September 4 Persimmon Hollow Brewing, Orlando, FL
  • Sunday, September 5 Alcatraz Brewing, Lakeland, FL
  • Friday, September 10 Sierra Nevada Brewing, Chico, CA
  • Saturday, September 11 Elysian Brewing, Seattle, WA
  • Sunday, September 12 Signature Series: Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Versailles, KY

Bonus Dates:

  • Friday, September 17 Cigar City Brewing, Tampa, FL
  • Saturday, September 18 Signature Series: Yuengling featuring Sheryl Yuengling, Pottsville, PA
  • Sunday, September 19 Signature Series: Jack Daniel’s Family, Lynchburg, TN

The SeaWorld Craft Beer Festival Dinner Series will be held in the Reef Room at Sharks Underwater Grill. For more information on tickets and availability, please visit the SeaWorld website.

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What is your favorite theme park food festival? Do these special events entice you to make additional visits?