I’ve been reading questions posted on the various Disney Forums and I saw that folks had questions about “The Beer Hop” at the 2009 Epcot Food & Wine Festival. This experience has replaced the Wine Walkabout from previous festivals. I was in World Showcase the other night, and while I did not participate in The Beer Hop, an extremely nice Cast Member named Pete gave me a voided Beer Hop Passport so that I could share the specifics of the experience with all of you. The Beer Hop is going to run you $12 and you are going to get to sample 4 different 4oz. pours. Below you will find the contents of the Beer Hop Passport:
Welcome to the International Beer Hop
This tasting passport allows you to taste 4 beers out of all the great selections available. Present your passport to the cast member and receive the beverage of your choice.
BEER HOP ONE
DESCRIPTION: This is one of the premier Oktoberfest beers in the world. The beer is dark amber in color, slightly heavy, with a well balanced mix between malty and hoppy.
BREWED: Dominican Republic
DESCRIPTION: Light yellow in appearance with a slight hint of malt, a bit hoppy, and a touch of sweetness to the taste.
DESCRIPTION: This lager contains tastes such as light grains, nuts, and some crisp hops. Fruit sensations such as apple and grape become more apparent as the beer begins to warm.
DESCRIPTION: From the first inital sweetness to the final rounded bitterness, this lager has a destinctive and perfectly balanced taste with a clean, biscuity malt character.
BEER HOP TWO
AFFLIGEM BLONDE ALE
STYLE: Abbey Ale
DESCRIPTION: Cloudy amber-orange with a big frothy head, medium body, and off-dry finish. Blonde shows its citrusy sweetness in fine balance with flavors of warm spices.
MURPHY’S IRISH STOUT
STYLE: Dry Stout
DESCRIPTION: Murphy’s Irish Stout is smooth and creamy with a subtle bitternesss. This truly satisfying stout is one to be savored.
BREWED: Czech Republic
DESCRIPTION: The world’s first golden beer. By name it means an especially hoppy, golden beer brewed in Pilsen, the city from which Pilsner received its name. It has an intensely rewarding taste that remains true to its origins.
KONA FIRE ROCK PALE ALE
STYLE: Pale Ale
DESCRIPTION: Kona Pale Ale is brewed with fire-roasted, two-row malted barley and premium hops, crystal clear water, and an abundant supply of perserverance.
Until Next Time,
P.S. If you would like to read a review and see some great food photos from the 2009 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, CLICK HERE!