Taking place at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort (Universal Orlando), Jake's Beer Festival is a beer tasting event hosted by Jake's American Bar. The event usually takes place twice each year, once in the spring and once again in the fall.
Over 50 craft beers are available and are served by vendors that usually have additional information (tasting notes, etc.) about the beers they are serving. The beer samples are served in small three to five ounce sized cups. Five or six savory food items and two or three dessert items are also available.
The event mostly takes place in the outdoor Wantilan Pavilion and a small live band provides a few sets of background music.
There are two entrance levels to the festival. A standard ticket includes entry into the event space along with unlimited beer and food samples during the three hour event. A VIP ticket will get you all the benefits of the standard ticket plus access to the air conditioned "Clipper Room" in the nearby Jake's American Bar, plus additional beers, a collectible pint glass, and a few other extras.
The standard ticket was $35 for the spring 2016 event and $45 for the VIP level (plus tax and ticketing fees).
(*) Price ranges listed are the average cost for one main entree and one soft beverage item, unless otherwise stated. There are many combinations of appetizers, deserts and drinks that will add to your final total. Many parks also use seasonal pricing systems which result in food and beverage costs increasing at peak times. Please check with the location that you are interested in for specific pricing information.