Busch Gardens 'Bier Fest' pouring craft beer from the Bay Area and beyond

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Within one month, beers crafted in Tampa Bay and across the globe will be served at Busch Gardens.

The theme park is hosting “Bier Fest” for the first time during the weekends between August 25 to September 16, including on Labor Day. Officials said there will be more than 100 beers on tap from 60 breweries around the world. They said the beers will rotate through the four weekends.

Foodies can also choose from a menu featuring small-plate options that can pair with beer. Bier Fest is included in park admission, but food and beverages are not. Those attending can purchase a Bier Fest Samplers starting at $29.99 for a choice of any food or beverages throughout the festival. It is available for quantities of five or ten.

Bier Fest will include Bay Area breweries such as:

- 3 Daughters Brewery
- 7venth Sun Brewery
- Big Storm Brewery
- Cigar City Brewing Company
- Coppertail Brewing Company
- Crooked Thumb Brewery
- Florida Avenue Brewing Company
- Green Bench Brewing Company
- Tampa Bay Brewing Company

Breweries in Florida and outside include:

- Islamorada Beer Company
- Kona Brewing Company
- Köstritzer
- Lagunitas Brewing Company
- Narragansett Beer
- New Belguim Brewing Company
- Samuel Adams
- SweetWater Brewing Company