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2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Review: Palm Spéciale


Belgium. You’ve heard me complain about the lackluster selection at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival’s Belgium booth for years. For years it’s been fully populated by AB-InBev beers and Disney hasn’t really tried to make it any better, despite Belgium being one of the greatest beer countries in the world. Palm, however, is not… → Read More

2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Review: BrewDog Punk IPA


Did somebody say punk? [responsive_youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02D2T3wGCYg] Perhaps something more recent? [responsive_youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2zfwTqpqVg] Today is the beginning of the 2015 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival! Let’s talk. First, the Food and Wine Festival Beer List and iOS app are updated. A couple of locations are still being pinned down, so the locations may shift in the next… → Read More

2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Review: SweetWater Take-Two Pils


Did you miss me? It’s not like I’ve been radio silent; I’ve been posting on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. However, the site itself is long overdue for a new article, so let’s get on with it. Have you heard the full menus for the 2015 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival are up? I’m going to… → Read More

Bear Republic Grand-Am American Pale Ale


Some say that Racer 5 and Grand-Am are brewed just for Cars Land… .@traveljenn @DisneylandToday neither are brewed just for Cars Land FYI. They're @BearRepublic products that can be purchased anywhere. — Beers and Ears (@beersandears) May 4, 2015 This ends today’s lesson in “don’t believe everything you read on Twitter”. However, Bear Republic products… → Read More

crawlDisney: Crawling the Highway in the Sky


Looking for a pub crawl that can be fairly quick and won’t involve much walking? This Monorail Pub Crawl is for you! Conveniently, the Resort Monorail loop will take you to the Contemporary, Polynesian, and Grand Floridian resorts for a monorail bar crawl. If you’re staying at one of these resorts, just hop on the Resort… → Read More

2015 Flower & Garden Beer Reviews – Take 1


Ready for a long post??? A few weekends ago my friends and I headed over to Epcot to check out the 2015 Flower and Garden Festival that kicked off March 4th.  This and Food & Wine are easily my two favorite times of the year at Epcot, for obvious reasons.  Since I’ve been such a… → Read More

Presenting the 2015 Disney Beer Tournament Champion!


It’s been two weeks since we started the 2015 Disney Beer Tournament and we have a champion! A few comments from Twitter: .@beersandears as much as I enjoy Chimay Blue, I'm pulling for DFH90. They're my kind of people. http://t.co/UuSg7I72HM #DisneyBeer2015 — Jason Heger (@Nissan_Rogue_sq) April 2, 2015 Me: I wish there was a beer… → Read More

The 2015 Disney Beer Tournament – Championship Round


It’s finally time for two beers to try to bring home the bacon. To be honest, the polls were pretty decisive from the start. These two beers started out in the lead and never relinquished it. Let’s get right to it. First, on the left side of the bracket… Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA never… → Read More

The 2015 Disney Beer Tournament – Fifth Round


We’re down to the Final Four beers in the 2015 Disney Beer Tournament! Sometime late Saturday night or Sunday, a post on Facebook started getting shared around. I haven’t seen this post personally, but the large influx of views from Facebook, the random comments on the site, and the voting all showed that there was… → Read More

The 2015 Disney Beer Tournament – Fourth Round


Note: The fourth round is now closed! Please vote in the fifth round of the 2015 Disney Beer Tournament! In just a week and a half, 64 beers have been reduced to eight! Most of the matches in the third round were close ones. Let’s look at what you had to say. Birra Moretti La… → Read More

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Sierra Blanca Roswell Alien Amber Ale


This could have been a one word article: “Fail”. Roswell Alien Amber was one of the latest pick six I bought from the grocery store. The label looked interesting so I bought it. I should have seen the gimmick from a mile away. According to the label, Uncle Sam has been trying to keep this… → Read More

Lagunitas India Pale Ale


The bottle makes it abundantly clear: this is an IPA, or India Pale Ale. If the 1.5 inch tall letters aren’t enough, the description around the border refers to it as a “homicidally hoppy ale”. When I poured the beer and tasted, unsurprisingly, it tastes like an IPA. I’m not sure I agree with the… → Read More

Virtual Tasting – Harp Lager and Kona Fire Rock Ale


We’re long overdue for a virtual tasting; in this installment we’re sampling Harp Lager and Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale. Both are found in various locations at the Walt Disney World Resort, and Fire Rock is being featured at the Craft Beer Collection booth during the 2011 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. Harp Lager:… → Read More

Lah-goo-knee-tuss Imperial Red


Wow, I’m totally schwasted right now. Which means only one thing…. Lagunitas is back! Me and Lagunitas have been taking a break and it’s been difficult. It’s been months! Lag texts me when it’s drunk, I tell it that every beer I’ve had by them lately sucks, then I stalk it on Facebook, what a… → Read More

Saint Arnold Icon Red


When entering the Saint Arnold brewery, an icon of Saint Arnold of Metz hangs on the wall just inside the door. This painting is the inspiration for the new Saint Arnold series called Icon. This series is a quarterly release that won’t be limited to a single batch or limited release. Instead, it’s intended to… → Read More

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

Muddy Rivers Pool Bar at Port Orleans Riverside


Something we never seem to do when we’re at Walt Disney World is spend much time at the pool. We spend most of our time in the parks instead. I did, however, stop by the Muddy Rivers Pool Bar one afternoon to check it out. See that guy in the white behind the tree on… → Read More

Casa Beer


Find this tasty treat at the Mara at Jambo House at Animal Kingdom Lodge. I enjoyed this beer; the atmosphere of being by Boma (seen in the background) could have helped. Perfect beer for when we were waiting for our room to be ready before hitting the parks.

Ichi for short?

Kirin Ichiban


Now I have to admit I did not have too much knowledge about this brewery or beer. Then on my trip to Trader Joe’s I found they have a few of these. I couldn’t help myself but pick a couple of bottles up since one of my favorite things about TJ’s is they sell the… → Read More

Southern Star Black Crack


Just under an hour north of downtown Houston is a town called Conroe, TX. It’s still considered part of the Houston metro area, but it’s a bit far out there. Anyway, Conroe is the home of Southern Star Brewing Company, who has been in operation since 2007. Similar to Karbach, Southern Star packages its year-round… → Read More


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