Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Bier Fest 2023 Guide

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The upcoming Bier Fest event at Busch Gardens theme park in Tampa, Florida has a little bit of everything.

It is, as you would expect from the name, a beer festival.  But it is also a beer-flavored food festival.  There are over seventy brews and foods at Bier Fest.

But it is also a music festival.  You’ll get to hear great music from local Tampa Bay area bands.

Bier Fest takes place on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays started on July 21, 2023.  It runs through Labor Day, September 4, 2023, the only Monday where you can attend the festival.

We’re going to give you more information about the festival, like the menu and entertainment line-up.  And then we’ll tell you how you can save money at the festival!

Food & Drink Menu

There are stations throughout the park where you can get some great food and drinks.


  • Bier Fest Signature Cupcakes
    • Black Forest Cupcake
    • German Chocolate Cupcake
    • Caramel Popcorn Cupcake
    • Gingerbread Cupcake

Moonshine Tasting

  • Firefly White Lightning Moonshine
  • Firefly Blackberry Moonshine
  • American Born Apple Pie Moonshine
  • American Born Dixie Moonshine

Munchen Haus

  • Königsberger Klopse
    • German Meatballs with White Wine Caper Sauce
  • Bierwurst Pretzel Roll
    • Seared Pork Sausage served on Artisan Pretzel Roll
  • Potato Pancake
    • Potato Pancake with fresh Applesauce

Hoppy Trails

  • Tampa Bay Brewing Co. | Coral Head IPA
    • Tampa, Florida
    • 7% ABV
  • New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA
    • Fort Collins, Colorado
    • 7.5% ABV
  • Angry Chair Space Grass IPA
    • Tampa, Florida
    • 6.7% ABV
  • Terrapin Hopsecutioner
    • Athens, Georgia
    • 7.3% ABV

Pub Grub

  • Beer Braised Pork Shank Stout BBQ
    • Beer Braised & Slow Cooked Tender Pork Shank glazed in a Stout BBQ
  • German Potato Salad
    • Creamy Potato Salad with Spicy Mustard
  • Bratwurst
    • Seared Pork Sausage and Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage on Artisan Pretzel Roll

Ciders, Cocktails and Sours

  • Cigar City Homemade Apple Pie Cider
    • Tampa, Florida
    • 5.5% ABV
  • Crooked Thumb Pink Beer Sour
    • Safety Harbor, Florida
    • 4% ABV
  • Wicked Weed Strawberry Kiwi Burst Fruited Session Sour
    • Asheville, North Carolina
    • 4.5% ABV
  • 3 Daughters Brewing | Raspberry Lemonade Cider
    • St. Petersburg, Florida
    • 4% ABV
  • Strawberry Fields Craft Standard Cocktail
    • Bourbon & Monin Strawberry Paloma
  • Pearfect Summer Craft Standard Cocktail
    • Vodka & Monin Desert Pear, Mojito

Zambia Smokehouse (Mobile Order Pickup)

  • Brisket Poutine
    • Cheese Curds, Seasoned Kettle Chips & Brown Gravy
  • Pulled Pork Slider
    • Slow Smoked Pork, Aus Jus, Crispy Onion Strings & Fried Jalapeno on a Roll
  • Sauerbraten Slider
    • Marinated Beef & Sauerbraten Jus on a Pretzel Roll

Seasonal Suds

  • Rogue Ales Dead Guy Maibock
    • Independence, Oregon
    • 6.8% ABV
  • 3 Daughters Brewing | Beach Blonde Ale
    • St. Pete, Florida
    • 5% ABV
  • Tampa Bay Brewing Co. Gourds Gone Wild Pumpkin Ale
    • Tampa, Florida
    • 6% ABV
  • Samuel Adams Seasonal
    • Boston, Massachusetts

Das Goode Hut

  • Chicken Apple Sausage with Spatzel
    • Seared Chicken Apple Sausage with Brown Butter Pasta
  • Egg Noodle Kugel
    • Traditional Egg Noodle Casserole
  • Sauerbraten (German Pot Roast) with Mashed Potato
    • Slow Cooked Marinated Beef Roast served over Mashed Potato

Bay Area Brews

  • Coppertail Brewing Co. Sun Runner
    • Tampa, Florida
    • 5% ABV
  • Cigar City Frost Proof Belgian-style White Ale
    • Tampa, Florida
    • 6% ABV
  • St Pete Brewing Orange Wheat
    • St. Petersburg, Florida
    • 4.7% ABV
  • Hidden Springs Ale Works Orange Crush
    • Tampa, Florida
    • 5.7% ABV
  • Coppertail Brewing Co. Free Dive IPA
    • Tampa, Florida
    • 5.9% ABV
  • Leaven Brewing Cheeky Blonde
    • Riverview, Florida
    • 4.6% ABV
  • Marker 48 Brewing Red Right Return
    • Brooksville, Florida
    • 6% ABV
  • Florida Avenue Brewing Co. You’re My Boy, Blue!
    • Wesley Chapel, Florida
    • 5.3% ABV

Strudel Haus

  • Apple Strudel with Vanilla Ice Cream
    • Flaky Apple Pastry with Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream

Springs Taproom

  • Pretzels and Beer Cheese
    • Warm Small Pretzel Bites Served with Signature Beer Cheese
  • Currywurst
    • Curry Stew of Seared Pork Sausage and Vegetables
  • Kielbasa and Sauerkraut
    • Seared Pork Kielbasa with Sauerkraut
  • 3 Daughters Oktoberfest Märzen
    • St. Petersburg
    • 5.1% ABV
  • Founders Brewing Co. All Day IPA
    • Grand Rapids, Michigan
    • 4.7% ABV
  • Cycle Brewing Cream & Sugar, Please Coffee Porter
    • St. Petersburg, Florida
    • 4.9% ABV
  • Crooked Thumb Strawberry Shakedown Sour
    • Safety Harbor, Florida
    • 5.8% ABV
  • Keel Farms Mango Cider
    • Plant City, Florida
    • 5.3% ABV
  • Golden Road Brewing Mango Cart
    • Los Angeles, California
    • 4% ABV
  • Samuel Adams Seasonal
    • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Modelo Especial
    • Mexico
    • 4.4% ABV
  • Stella Artois Pilsner
    • Belgium
    • 5% ABV
  • Anheuser-Busch Michelob ULTRA
    • St. Louis, Missouri
    • 4.2% ABV
  • Leaven Brewing The Red Irish Ale
    • Riverview, Florida
    • 6.7% ABV
  • Cycle Brewing Crank IPA
    • St. Petersburg, Florida
    • 6.7% ABV

European Wines

  • Valckenberg Pinot Blanc
    • Germany
    • 12.5% ABV
  • Valckenberg UNDONE Pinot Noir
    • Germany
    • 12% ABV
  • Valckenberg Gewürztraminer
    • Germany
    • 13% ABV
  • Riesling Flight
    • August Kesseler Riesling
    • Bex Riesling
    • Twisted River Riesling

Giraffe Bar

  • 3 Daughters Beach Blonde
    • St. Petersburg, Florida
    • 5% ABV
  • 7venth Sun Graffiti Orange Creamsicle Wheat Ale
    • Tampa, Florida
    • 5.9% ABV
  • Tampa Bay Brewing Co. Reef Donkey APA
    • Tampa, Florida
    • 5.5% ABV
  • Florida Avenue Brewing Co. The Lantern Pumpkin Ale
    • Wesley Chapel, Florida
    • 8.5% ABV
  • Walking Tree Straw Hat Blonde Ale
    • Vero Beach, Florida
    • 4.3% ABV
  • Golden Road Brewing Mango Cart
    • Los Angeles, California
    • 4% ABV
  • Cigar City Fancy Papers Hazy IPA
    • Tampa, Florida
    • 6.5% ABV
  • Coppertail Fallen Fruit Cider
    • Tampa, Florida
    • 6.5% ABV
  • Florida Avenue Passion of the Heights Tropical Wheat Ale
    • Wesley Chapel, Florida
    • 4.7% ABV
  • Motorworks Pulp Friction Grapefruit IPA
    • Bradenton, Florida
    • 6.8% AVB
  • TBBC Old Elephant Foot IPA
    • Tampa, Florida
    • 7% ABV


You can enjoy live music from live local bands every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Coke Canopy.

VIP Tour

Want to enjoy Bier Fest at a VIP level?  Then take the VIP Tour!

It is an exclusive walk tour of up to eight guests per tour.  It can last up to two hours.  You’ll learn about Busch Garden’s history during the tour.

And you get free beer and food included in the cost of the tour.  During the tour, you get up to 7 beer samples, one brew-inspired dish, and water.  You also get to skip to the front of the line on three select popular rollercoasters.  And you get a free cup of nectar to feed the Lorikeets!

Click here to purchase a VIP tour.

How to Save Money

So there is more than one way to save money at Bier Fest at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

One of those ways is to buy a sampler.  A sampler allows you to sample different menu items throughout the festival.  You can buy a 5-item, 8-item, or 12-item sampler.  The higher the item sampler you buy, the more you can sample.

For example, if you buy a 5-item sampler, you get to select five different options from the beer, food, wine, and cocktail menu.  But the 8-item sampler gets you eight different selections.  Buying the sampler saves you money versus buying these items separately.

You can buy one of these samplers here.

The other way you can save money at Bier Fest is through your tickets.  Admission to Bier Fest is included in the cost of admission to Busch Gardens.  And it just so happens they have a great sale on tickets right now.  If you buy one single-day ticket, you can get another single-day ticket!  So take advantage of this BOGO sale by clicking here.