Sea World Orlando's annual Bands, Brew, and Barbeque is currently taking place on Friday and Saturdays until March 4th. The event boasts having a top notch beer garden with nearly 50 craft beers from domestic and international breweries. Local barbeque favorites Bubbalou's Bodacious BBQ, Sonny's, and Wesley's BBQ will be on hand serving up some carnivorous delights.
This event is included with your park admission though you do have to pay extra for the brews and the BBQ. Brew samplers are available for $25 which gets you 12 beer samples from the beer garden. You can also purchase Brew samplers that come with a meal vocher for $65.
The concerts take place at Bayside Stadium and begin at 4:00pm. Tonight, the Doobie Brothers take the stage to highlight All-Star/ Daytona 500 weekend. Ronnie Dunn will take centerstage tomorrow. The complete list of acts are listed below. Cheers!
Saturday, February 11: Foreigner
Sunday,February 12: Gary Allan
Saturday, February 18: Trace Adkins
Sunday, February 19: Kenny Rogers
Saturday, February 25: Doobie Brothers
Sunday, February 26: Ronnie Dunn
Saturday, March 3: Sara Evans
Sunday, March 4: Scotty McCreery
A whole bunch of Orlando craft beer establishments are participating in the festivities of Fat Tuesday in a few days. In case you don't know, Fat Tuesday is the "last hurrah" for Catholics before Lent begins the next day on Ash Wednesday. Historically, folks would load up their pie holes with the fattiest
foods they could find in preperation for the upcoming fasting that would take place during lenten season.
We certainly don't advise anyone to do anything crazy like give up craft beer this Lenten season. Why not head out for some of the local festivities though and enjoy a couple of nice beers while you are at it? Check out our list below and feel free to drop us a line if there is anything you know of that we are missing. Have fun!
Oblivion Taproom 4:00pm- 2:00am
New Orlean's food specials Chef Goody's way including Gumbo, Jambalaya, and Beignets.
Great beer specials all night long!
World of Beer Dr. Phillips 12:00pm to 2:00 am
There will be Abita Beer specials, Food, King Cake direct from the Big Easy, beads, masks and more.
World of Beer Lake Mary 3:00pm-2:00am
There will be Abita Beer specials, Food, King Cake direct from the Big Easy,
beads, masks and more.
World of Beer UCF 2:00pm-2:00am
$3 Abita drafts all day
Frank N' Steins (Downtown) All day
Featuring a wide selection of Abita Beer on draft. Enjoy Abita brews plus a few limited releases on draft. Happy hour pricing all day from 11am
We are excited to see that World of Beer has decided to step into the beer festival arena. The Lake Mary location at Colonial Townpark Plaza will be holding CRAFT FEST this Saturday February 18th from 4-7 pm. There will be over 100 craft beers, live music, and plenty of giveaways. There will also be a nice
variety of local vendors on hand for your festival browsing pleasure.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the World of Beer Lake Mary or Dr. Phillips locations. Prices are as follows...
$25 in advance for Loyalty Members and members of homebrew clubs
$35 in advance for general admission
$40 at the gate
A portion of the profits from this event will go to Clean the World. Clean the World is a local non profit organization that provides recycled soap and shampoo from hotels to countries where hygiene related diseases are a big problem. Millions of children die each year worldwide from illnesses that could be prevented by improved hygiene.
Have you ever thought about what happens to that barely used soap or shampoo bottle you left behind in your hotel room? Well, usually it gets thrown away. It's estimated that about 1 million bars of soap are thrown away in the United States each day!!! Since its inception, Clean the World has put over 9.5 million soap bars and 200,000 pounds of shampoo and conditioner back into human use, simultaneously eliminating over 600 tons of waste.
Does it get any better than going to beer school for a day? Orlando Brewing announced on its blog today that it will be holding "Beer School" on February 25th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Classes will include a catered lunch, guided brewery tour, comprehensive beer tasting, and a graduation certificate. The class is said to be informative for both the novice as well as the advanced beer enthusiast. Cost for school is $39 per person. Make your reservations by contacting the Taproom today (407-872-1117). Space is limited so you might want to hurry it up!
We downloaded the new Beers and Ears Iphone App a couple days ago and have to say that its pretty darn useful. If you've spent any time at WDW you know how tough it can be to find a nice beer if you are in the wrong spot and unfamiliar with the place. Beers and Ears is a website/blog that is devoted solely to the beers served at Walt Disney World's parks and resorts. So they recently created a handy Iphone app that puts all of the information from their website into one convenient, technologically advanced location.
The Beers and Ears App consists of 4 sections. WDW beer list, WDW map, Blog, and an About tab. Lets say you are dying for an Effenheimer IPA and want to know where to get one on Disney property. You would simply go to the WDW beerlist and scroll down to Effenheimer IPA. Then tap the beer to find out that its seved at the Cabana Bar and Beach Club. Curious what else is being served at the Cabana Bar? Just tap the name of the bar and a list of beers currently served there will appear.
The WDW map consists of an overhead satellite image of Walt Disney World and marks each establishment that serves beer with a beer mug icon. If you are on Disney property, the GPS feature shows your current location so you can navigate your way toward what you are looking for. The GPS feature supposedly works best when you are actually on Disney Property.
The bottom line here is that if you are a craft beer drinker and you visit Disney World on any sort of a regular basis you probably know a lot of the information on this app already. However, we have small children and visit the parks quite a bit and learned quite a lot from this. If you are on vacation then this would be a no brainer! So if you love craft beer and are planning a trip to Walt Disney World anytime soon definitely load up Beers and Ears to your IPhone. You'll be glad you did!
The results are in from Orlando Beer Guide's poll asking for Central Florida's favorite locally brewed craft beer. Not surprisingly, Cigar City Brewing pretty much stole the show! Jai Alai IPA finished at the top of the list with CCB's Maduro Brown and Hotter Than Helles finishing in second and third . We are very excited about the increasing availability of locally brewed craft beers in and around Orlando and we are looking forward to more craft breweries opening their doors in the near future. Complete poll results are listed below....
Central Florida's Top 5 Favorite Locally Brewed Craft Beers
1. Cigar City Jai Alai IPA (44% of Vote)
2. Cigar City Maduro Brown Ale (18% of Vote)
3. Cigar City Hotter Than Helles (7% of Vote)
4. Swamp Head Stumpknocker (6% of Vote)
5. Saint Somewhere Saison Athene (5 % of Vote)
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