Bier Fest at Busch Gardens Williamsburg - Menu Items & Event Info for 2023

Virginia's Largest Craft Beer Festival
Posted on August 4th, 2023
Bier Fest at Busch Gardens Williamsburg - Menu Items & Event Info for 2023 Virginia's Largest Craft Beer Festival will take place on select dates (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) from August 18th, 2023 through September 4th, 2023 (the last date being Labor Day Monday). The event is included with park admission but all food and beverage samples are purchased separately.

There's over 120 craft brews representing 78 breweries throughout the event (i.e., not everything is available on any particular day), with 33 local Virginia breweries — including the ALL-NEW Bier Fest Kölsch, a limited-release collaboration with Virginia Beer Company offered exclusively during the event on draft and in commemorative cans. Food and beverage locations open at 12pm and stay open until 30 minutes before pack close.

The food menu, has been substantially reduced this year. However, there is still a "Sampler Lanyard" available that let's you get any 10 samples of food, beer, and/or cocktails at the festival booths for one price — which is lower than paying as you go. The 2023 Sampler Lanyard cost $40 plus tax.

If you'd like to read more about this year's Bier Fest at Busch Gardens Williamsburg or purchase a Sampler Lanyard — just click here to visit the official Busch Gardens page for the festival.

Here's the food menu for 2023…
Grogan's Pub
  • Pub Pretzel
    with Guinness® pimento cheese
Pretzel World
  • Loaded Pretzel Bites
    with beer cheese & bacon
Beer & Bites
  • Giant Pretzel
    with bacon salt
  • Bratwurst Burger
    with pub mustard, sauerkraut & gherkin in a pretzel bun

Here's the beverage menu for 2023…

Local Virginia Breweries
  • 2 Silos Brewing Company® — Manassas, VA
  • Alewerks Brewing Company — Williamsburg, VA
  • Apocalypse Ale Works — Forest, VA
  • Back Bay Brew House: Farmhouse — Virginia Beach, VA
  • Billsburg Brewery — Williamsburg, VA
  • Blue Mountain Brewery — Afton, VA
  • Bold Rock® Hard Cider — Nellysford, VA
  • Buskey Cider — Richmond, VA
  • Caiseal Beer & Spirits Co — Hampton, VA
  • Cape Charles Brewing Company  — Cape Charles, VA
  • Center of the Universe Brewing Company — Ashland, VA
  • Commonwealth Brewing Company — Virginia Beach, VA
  • Devils Backbone Brewing Company — Lexington, VA
  • Hardywood Park Craft Brewery — Richmond, VA
  • James River Brewery — Scottsville, VA
  • Legend® Brewing Company — Richmond, VA
  • Midnight Brewery — Rockville, VA
  • Nost Brewing Project — Hampton, VA
  • O'Connor Brewing Company — Norfolk, VA
  • Old Bust Head Brewing Company — Vint Hill Farms, VA
  • Oozlefinch Beers & Blending — Fort Monroe, VA
  • Port City® Brewing — Alexandria, VA
  • Sly Clyde Ciderworks — Hampton, VA
  • Smartmouth Brewing Company — Norfolk, VA
  • St. George Brewing Company — Hampton, VA
  • Starr Hill Brewery — Crozet, VA
  • That Damn Mary Brewing Company — Hayes, VA
  • The Original Larry’s Hard Lemonade Brewing Co.® — Hampton, VA
  • The Virginia Beer Company — Williamsburg, VA
  • Three Notch’d Brewing Company — Charlottesville, VA
  • Tradition Brewing Company — Newport News, VA
  • Wasserhund Brewing Company — Virginia Beach, VA
Domestic Breweries
  • Abita Brewing Company — Covington, LA
  • ACE® Cider — Sebastopol, CA
  • Allagash Brewing Company — Portland, ME
  • Angry Orchard® Brewing Company — Walden, NY
  • Anheuser-Busch — St. Louis, MO
  • Bell's ® Brewery  — Comstock, MI
  • Blake's Hard Cider — Armada, MI
  • Blue Moon® Brewing Company — Denver, CO
  • Breckenridge Brewery — Littleton, CO
  • Cigar City Brewing® — Tampa, FL
  • Cisco Brewers — Nantucket, MA
  • Coors® Brewing Company — Golden, CO
  • Dogfish Head Craft Brewery — Milton, DE
  • Elysian Brewing Company — Seattle, WA
  • Evil Genius Beer Company — Philadelphia, PA
  • Flying Dog Brewery — Frederick, MD
  • Founders Brewing Company — Grand Rapids, MI
  • Goose Island Beer Company — Chicago, IL
  • Heavy Seas Beer — Baltimore, MD
  • Hoop Tea — St. Louis, MO
  • Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company — Chippewa Falls, WI
  • Kona Brewing Company — Kailua-Kona, HI
  • Lagunitas Brewing Company — Petaluma, CA
  • McKenzie's Hard Cider — West Seneca, NY
  • New Belgium Brewing® — Fort Collins, CO
  • New Holland Brewing — Holland, MI
  • New Realm Brewing Company®  — Atlanta, GA
  • Pabst® Brewing Company — San Antonio, TX
  • Shock Top Brewing — St. Louis , MO
  • Sierra Nevada® Brewing Company — Chico, CA
  • Spoetzl Brewery — Shiner, TX
  • SweetWater Brewing Company — Atlanta, GA
  • Truly Hard Seltzer — Boston, MA
  • Twisted Tea Brewing Company — Cincinnati, OH
  • Victory Brewing Company — Downingtown, PA
  • Wicked Weed Brewing — Asheville, NC
  • Wyder's Cider — Middlebury, VT
International Breweries
  • Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma — Monterrey, Nuevo León Mexico
  • Erdinger Weissbräu — Erding, Bayern Germany
  • Guinness® — Dublin, Ireland
  • Spaten-Franziskaner-Löwenbräu-Gruppe — Munich, Bayern Germany
  • Warsteiner — Warstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany

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If you want to compare this event to what's going on at this year's Craft Beer Festival at SeaWorld, Orlando check out the Mealtrip Craft Beer Festival at SeaWorld page that contains all the food and beer menu items and entertainment offerings at the festival.

If you'd like to check out all the information that we have on this year's Bier Fest at Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay — check out the Mealtrip Bier Fest at Busch Gardens Tampa page — where we have all the food and beer menu items and concert lists for the festival.