Where to Get the Best Beer at Disney World

It's the hoppiest place on Earth.

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Beers Around the World

For the 21+ crowd, the magic continues at Walt Disney World with fine dining, impressive cocktails and a top-notch beer scene. Yes, really. Disney knows its beer. The resort has more than 275 cicerone-certified beer servers happy to guide beer lovers through a menu. One of the best ways to check out Disney’s beer game is at Epcot in the World Showcase. Guests can taste brews from around the world at 11 country pavilions, from a pub in the UK to frozen beer in Japan. Oh, and it’s always Oktoberfest over in Germany. Don’t miss the Mediterranean beers at Spice Road Table in the Morocco pavilion.

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Up your magic at Epcot and visit during the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. In addition to the permanent country pavilions, the festival features beer-heavy countries like Belgium and Ireland. The festival also features specialty brews such as Grasslands Green Kiwi Blonde and JDubs Honeydew Melon Kolsch. This year’s festival runs through November 12.

California Craft Brews in Central Florida

"BaseLine Tap House at Disney’s Hollywood Studios has an outstanding selection of California draft beers and cider," said Jason Cha-Kim, Disney’s Beverage Manager. Cha-Kim would know. He’s responsible for curating menus throughout the park and keeps up with trends in the beer world. For a taste of California, build a flight at Baseline with Golden Road 329 Lager and Hefeweizen, North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner, Angel City IPA and Ace Space Bloody Orange Hard Cider.

Try African and Asian Beers in Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom has an emphasis on Asia and Africa and that sense of place continues even in the park restaurants. At the Nomad Lounge, you’ll find bottled beer from Thailand, Singapore, South Africa and Kenya, in addition to the park’s own African spice-inspired draft beer.

Themed Brews at Disney Resorts

Disney World is known for its immersive storytelling and even the beer is part of the story at Disney resort hotels. Disney’s Wilderness Lodge was inspired by the Pacific Northwest and you’ll find several Seattle beers on tap at the Geyser Point bar. Over at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort, you’ll find beers from Louisiana on tap such as Abita Amber Ale and Turbodog. And at the New England-inspired Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, you’ll find Samuel Adams Lager, Rebel IPA and other seasonal beers from Massachusetts on tap.

Raglan Road Irish Pub

Step into Raglan Road Irish Pub at Disney Springs and you’ll feel like you’ve left Central Florida for Ireland. "I recommend ordering the Raglan Road Signature Collection Beer Flight," said Cha-Kim, "and that includes Miriam’s Irish Coffee Stout, Bloomsday Pale Ale, Tri Wishes Grand Irish Red Ale and Planted Strawberry and Lime Cider."

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Beer

Hidden inside the new Maria and Enzo’s restaurant at Disney Springs, Enzo’s Hideaway features a tunnel bar with a speakeasy vibe. True to theme, you can order a Bourbon barrel-aged stout from brewer Goose Island.

Belgian Lambics at The Edison

One of the best things about Disney is trying new foods or drinks from other countries. At The Edison in Disney Springs, guests will find the famous Belgium-based Cantillon on the menu. The industrial, steampunk speakeasy features a rotating selection of Cantillon lambics such as the apricot-raised Fou’ Foune.

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Food and wine isn’t the only cool festival at Epcot. In the spring, the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival features creative bites and sips inspired by the garden. This year’s festival included a sweet and sour Violet Lemonade Ale from Florida brewer Playalinda Brewing Company.

Beer + Sushi at Morimoto

Morimoto at Disney Springs is already known for unique pan-Asian cuisine, but now you can find a unique Asian-inspired beer on the menu. The Sakura Kolsch is dry hopped with cherry blossom tea and pairs nicely with Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s sushi.

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