Did you know April 7th is National Beer Day?! There are several unique beers at the Walt Disney World Resort that are PERFECT for celebrating! From the Italian Birra Fragante to the Florida-brewed Violet Lemonade Ale, there is something for every beer lover at the Walt Disney World Resort!
Here are some of the most unique beers you’ll find at Disney World:
Birra Frangante, Birrificio Del Ducato, served at Maria & Enzo’s, Disney Springs: Translated as “fragrant beer” in Italian, this brew from Parma Italy borders on a Belgian pale ale style, but much more fragrant and aromatic. Paired beautifully with 24 month-aged prosciutto di Parma.
Cantillion served at The Edison, Disney Springs: One of the most highly regarded and coveted beers in the world, this Belgium-based brew specializes in the the (almost) lost style of Lambics. Lambics are particularly interesting as they really are the “terroir” of beer. Brewed only 5 months a year, this beer is cooled off and inoculated with wild yeast that floats in from the open windows, settling in the Koelschip, which uses the cool fall and spring air to cool the wort and to give the yeast it’s local flavor and terroir – a true adventure for the nose and the palate. The Edison’s current selection special is the rare version Fou’ Foune or a Lambic aged on apricots.
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout served at Enzo’s Hideaway, Disney Springs: The original bourbon barrel aged stout with rich, luscious notes of chocolate, vanilla and a nice roasted barley note. This brew is a perfect fit to this speakeasy bar that rotates its “smuggled selections” regularly.
Mo’ara High Country Ale served at Satu’li Canteen, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park: Features an herbal spice hop aroma and notes of caramel, toffee and nuts. A perfect refreshment after riding a banshee on Pandora’s Flight of Passage.
Monarch Milk Stout served at Florida Fresh, Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival: This brew from First Magnitude brewing Co. in Gainesville Florida is smooth with a hint of sweetness. Rich and dark in color, this milk stout is the like cream added to your morning coffee…with a little kick.
Sakura Kolsch, Crooked Can Brewing Co., served at Morimoto Asia, Disney Springs: A true collaboration between Morimoto Asia and Crooked Can brewing, the Sakura Kolsch or Cherry Blossom Kolsch is dry hopped with Cherry Blossom tea. It is a unique and one of a kind beer that complements so many of Chef Morimoto’s dishes including sushi.
Violet Lemonade Ale served at Pineapple Promenade, Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival: This Playalinda Brewing Company beer from Titusville Florida is refreshingly sweet and sour, a perfect complement to bright Florida sun.
I don’t know about you, but all of these sound amazing! The Violet Lemonade Ale is a favorite and a MUST TRY if you’re hitting up Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival! Which are you most excited to try?!
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