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2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Beer Survival Guide


The 2014 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is here, and with that comes the Beers and Ears beer survival guide with all you need to know about beer at Food and Wine in one place! First, have you downloaded the Food and Wine Festival Beer List app for iOS? Or for non-iOS devices, have… → Read More

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Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale


It’s been a while, but this isn’t the first Shiner beer we’ve had on the site. Far from it actually; I reviewed the Shiner Family Reunion pack a while ago, which included the old standby Shiner Bock as well as other beers such as Hefeweizen and Kosmos Reserve. Shiner Bock does make an appearance at… → Read More

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2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Rumor: Beer Pour Sizes


8/20/2014 Update: Additional sources have said the 6 ounce pours will be limited to the Food and Wine Festival booths themselves. Other World Showcase locations will serve their normal selection and sizes. It sounds like decisions are still in flux a bit, but y’all have shown a lot of interest in this. Original article below…. → Read More

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New Belgium Snapshot


Here’s a snapshot of a Snapshot. Thankfully, this beer isn’t called New Belgium Selfie. It’s a 2014 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival beer, so let’s discuss! Most of the beers at Hops and Barley are wheat beers with fruity flavor to them. Leinenkugel’s Seasonal Shandy and Sam Adams Cherry Wheat both are full of fruit…. → Read More

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Uinta Baba Black Lager


Here’s the first pre-2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival beer review! Uinta Brewing’s Baba Black Lager is a beer Disney mentioned would be on the Food and Wine Festival menu early. It will be found at the Farm Fresh booth and is featured there because it’s certified organic by the USDA and the Utah Department… → Read More

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Via Napoli Beer Lunches During Food and Wine Festival 2014


For the past few years during Epcot Food and Wine Festival, Via Napoli has put on delicious lunches pairing Italian craft beer with Italian food cooked up specially for these lunches. Each Tuesday from September 23 – November 4, Via Napoli will be hosting a lunch and Eric Banduski, Certified Cicerone for the Italy pavilion,… → Read More

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The Beer of the 2014 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival


I’ve been on the lookout for the full 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival menus, and they’re finally here! Instead of making educated guesses as to where these booths will appear like we did last year (which was a little hit and miss), I’m going to take them alphabetically. Note that if a booth doesn’t have… → Read More

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Boulevard Brewing Love Child #4


It’s been a crazy couple of weeks around here. My sister got married in New Orleans over the weekend (remember she got engaged at Port Orleans last year?) and getting everything ready has been rather time consuming. I’m back from NOLA now and I just picked up Boulevard Brewing’s Love Child #4 from the nearby store…. → Read More

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Stone Stochasticity Project Quadrotriticale


Remember the semi-mysterious Stocasticity Project? I know we’ve talked about it somewhere before, but I can’t seem to find it. It doesn’t seem to have been an article; perhaps it was a Twitter conversation instead… Ah, here’s an Instagram of the first beer to come from it; Grapefruit Slam IPA. Long story short, the Grapefruit… → Read More

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“Tap Into Freedom” featuring Cigar City at The Dolphin’s Cabana Bar


Starting tomorrow, Cabana Bar and Beach Club at the Dolphin will be featuring plenty of Cigar City beer! @beersandears The hotel's Cabana Bar & Beach Club is partnering with Tampa's Cigar City Brewing to offer locally-crafted beer from July 2-8 — Swan and Dolphin (@swandolphin) June 27, 2014 From what we’re told, they’ll be featuring… → Read More

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Beer Tours: Beers Around the World (Showcase)


Last updated May 6, 2014 Drinking around the world at Epcot. It’s become almost an attraction in itself over the years, but what if you’re interested in drinking beer around the world instead of all those frou-frou drinks? The good news is all of the World Showcase pavilions serve beer. However, not all of them… → Read More

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Ten Best Places at Walt Disney World to Drink Beer – May 2014 Edition


Today we’re counting down our current choices for the ten best places to drink beer at Walt Disney World! First, we asked for your choices and you had plenty of opinions. @beersandears R&C or Germany in world showcase — Jason Fuller (@GoBearsGo95) May 29, 2014 The Rose & Crown, absolutely @beersandears, tho honorable mention goes… → Read More

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Schöfferhofer Grapefruit is Back!


I was walking through World Showcase after dinner at Via Napoli Monday night (more on that later) and wandered into the Germany pavilion next door. Once inside the Germany pavilion I briefly looked over at the stand with the best name in all of Walt Disney World. Seriously, it’s called Bier. It’s so obvious that… → Read More

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Beer Souvenirs at Walt Disney World


If you’re like me, you’re not a fan of the generic year merchandise and the stuff you can find at nearly every store in Walt Disney World. With the generally family-friendly atmosphere of Walt Disney World, I wasn’t expecting to find much in the way of beer-related souvenirs. To my surprise, this wasn’t exactly the case…. → Read More

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Guinness Extra Stout


Last week Brian wrote a fascinating article about Guinness and its history. Brian’s article mainly focused on the draught variety of Guinness, while I’ve just opened up what Guinness refers to as Extra Stout. It’s important to note that Extra Stout is brewed by the Guinness Brewing Company in New Brunswick, Canada. Yes, the labels on the… → Read More

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Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale


A Happy Holiday season to you all! This certainly is my favorite time of year. I hope it is yours too! And may yours be filled with peppermint cocoa, candy canes, kisses under the mistletoe and getting completely trashed and embarrassing yourself in front of the family because you had too much of this amazing… → Read More

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Beer Tours: The Friendship Pub Crawl


Previously on Beer Tours we looked at Drinking Around the World at Epcot, where in just a short walk it’s possible to try beers from thirteen different countries. Today’s edition of Beer Tours is just a short walk away from World Showcase. Just outside Epcot’s International Gateway are five resorts lining the shores of Crescent… → Read More

Cantillon Mamouche

Cantillon Mamouche


Since I was in New Orleans back on New Year’s Eve, I had a special opportunity to head to The Avenue Pub (my favorite place in New Orleans) and try a beer from Cantillon for the first time. For those who don’t know, Cantillon is a Belgian brewery that specializes in lambics. Unlike many beers which… → Read More

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Karbach Brewing Co. Krunkin Pumpkin


To all the breweries releasing their Christmas/holiday beers now: Why don’t we have time? Because we’re too busy enjoying the fall beers! Karbach Brewing Co., one of Houston’s newer breweries, recently released a pumpkin beer for its fall seasonal. Pumpkin beers are one of my favorite styles (Jenn would agree, while Jason would disagree, and… → Read More

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Karbach Brewing Co. Roll in the Hay


Just released from Karbach Brewing Co. is Roll in the Hay! Karbach took their delicious Barn Burner Saison (I first tried it at Houston Beer Fest 2012) and aged it in chardonnay barrels (something our new sister site might be more familiar with) for about 6 months. Ardent followers of Karbach may have noticed that Roll in the… → Read More


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