07 March 2011

ADD: Top 5 Places for Beer Flights at Walt Disney World!

Average Disney Dude: Top 5 Places for Beer Flights on
Walt Disney World Property!
By Aljon Go
This month's manly pursuit's theme is beer, specifically the best places to find beer flights at Walt Disney World. Beer, or as I refer to it, "nectar of the gods", tastes especially good on Disney property. Perhaps it's all that money you spend on your Disney vacation. Anyhow... Beer flights usually consist of 4-5 small glasses of beers progressing from light to dark. It's great way to sample various flavors of beer offered around the resort and find one you like the best. Here are my Top 5. Enjoy!

*The Wave's organic beer flight. (Image from Contemporary Resort)

#5 - The Wave

The Wave at Disney's Contemporary Resort is known for their use use organic ingredients and trendy cocktails. What you may not know is the fact they have a three glass organic beer sampler. The Organic Three Beer Flight, features a sample of three locally brewed organic beers; Blonde Ale, Pale Ale, and Blackwater Dry Porter. 

*Raglan Road's got what you need! Beer on the left and whiskey to the right. Ahh... the taste of culture! (Image by Callmechia)

#4 -Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant

As mentioned in my previous Top 5 Raglan Road in Downtown Disney is one of my favorite places to have a pint - or two. Ireland is known for the production of some of the world's best stouts (dark beer made using roasted malt or barley, hops, water, and yeast) and ales (beer that tends to be full-bodies. Raglan has two flights to choose from and Kristen and I have had the pleasure of sampling their flights several times. Try the flight with Harp Lager (classic pale, crisp and dry) and Smithwicks (red hue, smooth and bitter).

#3 -Rose and Crown Pub and Dining Room

I love the UK Pavilion at Epcot! They have some killer beer and their flights have something to be desired by even the most picky beer drinker. Try Boddington's Ale (smooth and creamy), Bass Ale (clear and crisp), Murphy's Stout (Kristen's favorite, creamy with a nice bite) and my personal favorite, Guinness (ahh... embrace of the dark side).

*Image from Frommers.com

#2 -Big River Grille

The Big River Grille on Disney's Boardwalk is often times overlooked for a place to have a nice meal and a beer. In recent years reviews of the food have been lackluster, however the thing that makes patrons very happy is the selection of craft beer. Try a flight featuring the Southern Flyer Light Lager, Gadzooks Pilsner, Big River Pale Ale and Rocket Red Ale.  Many of these fine quaffs won awards at Denver’s Great American Beer Festival.

*Four nice glasses of yum at the Biergarten! (Image by WDW Guru)

#1 - Biergarten

The Germans know beer and they have wonderful flights of beer! Hork down some sausage and some kraut while washing it down with the "Brewer's Collection" flight featuring  Altenmunster Oktoberfest (light brown, caramel and smooth) and Radeberger Pilsner (golden hue and hoppy). I guarantee you won't think twice about doing the "Chicken Dance" afterward!

Until next time, keep it real!

Thanks for reading!

Aljon Go is a musician and blogger that loves Disney and food! He is also a co-host of the "WDW Tiki Room" variety show and "WDW After Dark" adult Disney vidcast on Sorcerer Radio where he is also the station manager. Follow him on Twitter @WDWTikiRoom and @JediMouseketeer !

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  1. We love the flight at Biergarten!!

  2. We haven't been to Big River Grille yet, I think my husband would love it. He loves Rose and Crown.

    Great list, I will have to share!

    Love the Charlie Sheen pic! :-p

  3. Thanks! I thought a Sheen pic would kick this up a notch! Ha ha!

  4. Biergarten BETTER be your #1, me bucko! :)

    Now I'm gonna have to try the others too...

  5. I'm actually going to disagree with the Big River Grill. Though the beer is okay, I am not a fan of the restaurant its self. I don't know what I would use to replace it, personally I'd like to see more draft beer on property. Wouldn't a beer flight round the world program be cool? A small souvenir glass you purchase at any pavilion and a card to use at any pavilion as a "select your own" beer flight program? Just a thought...


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