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Jake's Beer Festival Spring 2024 - Menu Items and Pricing

Posted on April 3rd, 2024
  |  Mealtrip
Jake's Beer Festival Spring 2024 - Menu Items and Pricing The spring of Jake's Beer Festival takes place this year on Friday, April 26th, 2024. The popular "sip and stroll" style event is three hours long (from 6pm to 9pm) and features 50+ craft beers and hard seltzers from Florida local and regional breweries... along with some great tapas-sized food pairings.

Jake's Beer Festival takes place in a mostly covered area known as the "Wantilan Pavilion" behind Jake's American Bar at the Lowes Royal Pacific Resort — and there's usually a small band that plays a couple of sets during the event as well. Seating is pretty limited, but there is a VIP option that might get you a little closer to a dedicated seating area (more on that below the menu).

The food and beer samples are "all-you-can-enjoy" over the course of the three hours, so you can try as many pairings as you want! Here's a look at the food menu for the Jake's Beer Festival for April, 2024.

Food Stations
  • Chicken & Waffles
    Crispy chicken cutlets, fresh made waffles, bourbon maple syrup, candied bacon
  • Jakes House Made Pretzels
    Four cheese stout fondue and tangy mustard
  • Ahi Tuna Crudo
    Yuzu soy, Fresno chili, fried ginger and scallions, avocado and sesame seeds
  • Charred Broccolini & Roasted Garlic Flatbread
    Romesco sauce, whipped goat cheese, crispy shallots and lemon zest
  • Smoked Wild Boar Ribs
    Ancho chili blueberry BBQ, baked mac & cheese and fried onion straws
  • White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Crunch Cake
    Served with salted caramel sauce
  • Ube and Coconut Creme Fili Tart
    Served with fresh seasonal berries
  • Strawberry Upside Down Cake

The exact beer(s) each brewery is bringing to the festival isn't really published before the event starts — but there's usually a small list of featured breweries. Here's the local (to Florida) breweries that are said to be participating in the April 2024 festival…

Local Featured Breweries
  • Crooked Can Brewing Company (Winter Garden, FL)
  • Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company (Orlando, FL)
  • Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, FL)

There are two ticket levels again. The General ticket level includes of all-you-can-enjoy food and beer samples listed above, but in a "stand and stroll" format (i.e. seating is not guaranteed, and is quite limited).

The VIP level gets everything in the General Level, plus a special reception area in the air-conditioned Clipper Room. In that special reception area — there will be couple different, additional passed hors d'oeuvres (not listed on the above menu) and additional beer offerings just for the VIP ticket level. You'll also have access to a special seating area closest to the live entertainment outside, under the Wantilan Pavilion to enjoy all the "general" ticket offerings (the general tickets don't get seating, per say).

Ticket Levels and Prices
All ticket sales end on April 26, 2024
  • General Ticket — $65.00 (+$6.21 Fee / +$4.63 Sales Tax)
    Includes all-you-care-to-enjoy beer tastings, festival foods and live entertainment. Self-parking is also included (not valid for overnight hotel guests).
  • VIP Ticket — $90.00 (+$7.88 Fee / +$6.36 Sales Tax)
    Includes everything you get with a general ticket, plus: special reception in the private Clipper Room inside Jake's American Bar with additional beer offerings and hors d'oeuvres, as well as seating closest to the live entertainment. Valet parking is also included (not valid for overnight hotel guests).
If you want to see photos from a previous Jake's Beer Festival event, click here.

More information and a direct link to purchase tickets is available directly from the April 2024 Jake's Beer Festival ticket page (which is actually an "Eventbrite" page) — click here to open that in a new window.