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Beers at Disney World

I thought I'd start a thread to catalog the more interesting beers we find at Disney World. If you have pictures, great. Even if you only happen to notice it on a menu, be sure and mention it on here so that someone can try it and let us know how it is.

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Interesting Beers at Portobello

I had lunch at Portobello and they had several interesting beers. First of all they had some of Italian imports:

Peroni
Moretti
Moretti La Rossa

They also had some interesting local beers:

Red Ale
Olde Pelican E.P.A.
Blackwater Dry Porter

I happened to try the Blackwater (Which is what they also use in their take on Tiramisu using beer "Beeramisu," which was actually very good).

It was described as a "lighter Guiness" and that's pretty much what it tasted like. Still strong and a bit bitter, but not nearly as heavy. It also had to me a bit of a lighter start which made the bitter kick even stronger. I really wanted to try a Black and Tan using it. Here's a picture:

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Abita at Boatwrights

Boatwrights has 3 different beers by Abita and even better they have them all as a sampler. I had had Purple Haze and Turbodog before, but I had never actually had their Amber, so I went ahead and got the sampler.

Abita Amber
This is a pretty standard lager with a bit of a caramel flavor.

Abita Purple Haze
This is a super-light wheat beer and it has raspberries. I remembered the taste of the raspberries being strong, but it's actually a really subtle nice flavor. Really refreshing beer.

Abita Turbodog
Very dark beer. Rich with a hint of sweetness, but a bit bitter too.

Here's a picture of the flight -- From left to right, Amber, Purple Haze, Turbodog:

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The Abita Purple Haze sounds really good. I may have to break myself and try some of these come November....

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I'm NOT a beer fan, that's my husband's forte. However I really like the Abita Purple Haze. It's soft and fruity, super light, and has a nice clean finish. If I have to drink a beer, I would want it to be that one.

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Beers at 'Ohana

They were only serving two beers at 'Ohana tonight so I took one for the team and tried both. They're both by Kona Brewing: Fire Rock and Longboard.

Fire Rock

Oddly Tambu Lounge has this beer on draught, but 'Ohana has it in a bottle. Our waitress brought me a draught though, so that was cool. This is a Pale Ale which isn't my favorite type of beer, but this one wasn't too bad. The hops were a little strong for my liking, but if you like pale ales I think you'll find this very drinkable:

Longboard

The Longboard was a very smooth and light beer. I would imagine that most people who are knowledgeable about beer (unlike me) would say that Fire Rock was a "better beer", but this was a nice combo with food. Very easy to drink and not very heavy at all. A tad bitter for such a clean beer, but I actually quite liked it:

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Hmmmmm.... I love Pale Ales....... yum

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The Abita selections sound really interesting. I love the tastings and flights that Disney does. It's such a terrific way to compare things and figure out what you like.

I'm not much for beer either, meaning that I don't usually favor it over wine. However, I had a Shock Top Raspberry a couple of weeks ago that sounds like the Abita Purple Haze, and I loved it.

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ESPN lounge on the Boardwalk. Best wings ever with good beer. I have 3 of these glasses and they don't have them any more.
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Kona Longboard Lager is one of my favorite beers. In fact, I had the local distributer order me a case since they don't normally carry it. I'm glad to hear they have it at the Poly. The first time I tried it was at the Food & Wine Fest this past October. Yum!

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Brad do you prefer beer over other types of alcohol or is beer your favorite? Dave is a beer guy & he loves this thread..I showed it to him. He's already made a note to try that Guinness type one..he loves Guinness

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Bella wrote:
Brad do you prefer beer over other types of alcohol or is beer your favorite? Dave is a beer guy & he loves this thread..I showed it to him. He's already made a note to try that Guinness type one..he loves Guinness

Hi Bella! Thought your husband might enjoy this: http://beersandears.net/wdw-beer-list/

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Nice site Skunk, thanks for posting!

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Some World Showcase Beers

So as I was wandering around World Showcase, I decided to try a few of the countries' beers:

Kronenbourg 1664

I guess many people have tried this beer, but I had not. I actually found it very refreshing. I suspect a serious beer drinker would say it was a bit bland, but I found it really clean and drinkable. I found the finish a bit bitter, but overall it's a really easy beer to drink. Also I read later that it has a pretty strong alcohol percent (which I was able to confirm about 20 minutes later), but it didn't taste heavy at all.

Casa Beer

So for some reason when they sell this in America they call it "Casa Beer" instead of "Casablanca Beer." I had to find some promotional pictures, because they poured it in a opaque cup and didn't let me take a picture of the bottle, so I didn't get any good pics while I was there:

Much like the 1664, I found this to be pretty straightforward and easy drinking. I thought it had a bit more flavor than the 1664 and felt a little darker, although the pictures I've seen of it in the light suggest otherwise. I wouldn't hesitate to order another one, but I wouldn't seek it out.

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I guess I need to start drinking beer now more often. You know Brad, your an enabler too just like Jeff! biggrin awesome

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LoL... I need a drink. Love the label on the Casa Beer.

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Kronenbourg 1664 is known for causing hang overs with nasty headaches the next day if you drink to much of it.

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Tony wrote:
Kronenbourg 1664 is known for causing hang overs with nasty headaches the next day if you drink to much of it.

It was definitely sneaky. Tasted like it didn't have much alcohol...that turned out not to be the case.

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I've sampled several beers around Epcot. My favorite time to goods during the Food and Wine Fest. You can get Hoegaarden from Belgium. I like white wheat beers but occasionally branch out. I like The Longboarder at Kona, any weisse beers from Germany, Boddingtons or Guiness from the UK. I've had Sapporo and Kirin's and I think a King fisher or Taj Mahal at Sanaa & Tuskerhouse.
The F&WF is not just wine, there are great cocktails as well
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