SeaWorld Orlando kicked off its Craft Beer Festival this past weekend with more than 100 beverage offerings including local, domestic and craft beers, as well as wines, and frozen cocktails, not to mention 15 unique food items. In addition to the food and drink, the festival featured festive entertainment throughout the day.

If you missed it, don't worry. The festival takes place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only, through Sunday, September 4, 2022 - plus labor day, Monday, September 5th, 2022. Let’s take a look at this year’s Craft Beer Festival:



Drink Offerings
There certainly isn’t a shortage of drink options at this year’s festival. In fact, you can sample some of Orlando’s local breweries including Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company, Crooked Can, Motorworks Brewing and Orange Blossom Brewing Co. Enjoy the following local Orlando brews:

  • Ivanhoe Park Joyland American IPA
  • Ivanhoe Park Tupac Shaporter American Porter
  • Orange Blossom Honey Pilsner
  • Orange Blossom City Beautiful IPA
  • Crooked Can Octoberfest
  • Crooked Can Highstepper American IPA
  • Motorworks Brewing Pulp Friction Grapefruit IPA
  • Motorworks Brewing Hiya Gourdie Pumpkin Ale

If you’re looking for something beyond beer, there are several wine and cocktail options to choose from including several new options:

  • Blackberry Bramble – Hendrick's Gin, Blackberry, Lemon
  • Strawberry Frosé – Tito's vodka, Beso Del Sol Rose Sangria, Strawberry
  • Antarctica Chiller – Orange Vodka, Peach Schnapps, Lemonade
  • Florida Ave Tangerine Splash Fruited Wheat Ale
  • Brew Bus Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • 3 Daughters Signature Apple Cider
  • Ivanhoe Park Halftoberfest Vienna Lager
  • Suncreek Strawberry Blonde Ambition Ale
  • Swamp Head Wild Night Honey Cream Ale
  • Brew Hub Key Lime Pie Sour
  • Sierra Nevada Sunny Little Thing Citrus Wheat Ale

Food Samplings
SeaWorld Orlando has taken great care to create these spectacular dishes to pair perfectly with this year’s brews. New food offerings to the festival this year include:

  • Sunshine City Dog – All Beef Hot Dog, Sunshine City Beer Infused Sauerkraut & Beer Cheese, Crispy Onions
  • Birria Pork Tacos – Oaxaca Cheese, Charred Green Onion, Maduro Guajillo Chile Broth
  • Oktoberfest Walking Taco – Frito’s, Oktoberfest Märzen Beer Chili, Shredded Lettuce, Cheddar, Sour Cream
  • Slow Braised Beef Short Ribs – Creamy Stone Grits, Crispy Shallots, IPA Au Jus
  • Boozy S'mores – Graham Cracker, Hefeweizen Marshmallow Fluff, Chocolate Ganache
  • Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie – Milk Chocolate, Kentucky Bourbon, Caramelized Pecans
  • Maduro Brown Ale Cupcake – Sponge Cake Soaked in Jameson Simple Syrup, Bailey's Irish Buttercream Frosting

This is all going on during SeaWorld’s signature summer event, Electric Ocean. That means guests can still enjoy live music, DJ dance parties, and incredible animal encounters all day and night while also experiencing everything the Craft Beer Festival offers. Guests can end the night with the firework and fountain spectacular Ignite 360 from SeaWorld’s Sky Tower.

In addition to beer for the rest of August, SeaWorld is giving out free ice cream at the Wild Arctic Plaza (11:00 AM to 2 hours prior to park close) starting this Monday, Aug. 15! There’s even more reason to enjoy SeaWorld Orlando.