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Disney Beer Review: Kona Brewing Company’s Castaway IPA

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Disney Beer Review: Spoetzl Brewery’s Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale

Editor’s note: As we prepare for Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival, we’re sampling some of the beverages that will be offered at this year’s festival at home.  Our main focus will be on the beers more commonly found in the western United States, as they may not be as familiar to the Walt Disney World fans on the East Coast.

Shiner as the brewery is colloquially known actually is produced by the Spoetzl Brewery out of Shiner, TX. Their Shiner Bock is pretty much the official beer of Texas. It’s as ubiquitous as any beer is with pretty much any region in the country. This year, the Epcot Food and Wine Festival has included their Wild Hare Pale Ale in the offerings at the the Craft Beers kiosk.
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2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Marketplace Menus

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  That is, it’s planning season for the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.  The Festival Marketplace menus were announced yesterday, and we want to take a look at what’s new, what’s returning, and what’s off the menu for 2014.  We’ll also share our opinions, because such things surely must matter.

Culinary Demonstration with Chef Phillip Ponticelli: Pan-Seared Florida Shrimp with Tomato Egg Fettuccini and Tomato Basil Water

Culinary Demonstration with Chef Phillip Ponticelli: Pan-Seared Florida Shrimp with Tomato Egg Fettuccini and Tomato Basil Water

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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012 – Florida Local and Hawaii

Today in our look back at the 2012 Food & Wine Festival, I’m visiting the other two booths featuring US States.  In the past, these booths have changed from year to year, but both Florida Local and Hawaii will be returning for the 2013 Festival, the latter for its third straight year.

Florida Local Festival Marketplace Booth - I don't know why I don't have a picture of the front of this booth, but the side is pretty cool too.

Florida Local Festival Marketplace Booth – I don’t know why I don’t have a picture of the front of this booth, but the side is pretty cool too.

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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012 – Hops & Barley and the Fife & Drum Tavern

We’re still counting down to opening day of the 2013 International Food & Wine Festival at Epcot!  This Friday, the Festival Marketplace will officially open and the food photos and reviews will start rolling in.  Until then, we’re continuing our look back at last year’s Festival.  Today we’re stopping by the booths at the American Adventure pavilion: Hops & Barley and the Fife & Drum Tavern.

The Fife & Drum Tavern

The Fife & Drum Tavern

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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012 – China and Singapore

This year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival starts Friday!  We continue our countdown by looking back at the 2012 event.  Today I’m taking a look at two of the booths that I am most likely to overlook: China and Singapore.

China Festival Marketplace Booth

China Festival Marketplace Booth

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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012 – Scandinavia

When we read the official announcement about the 2013 Food & Wine Festival menus, we did a double take.  There were some surprising returns and additions to the Festival, but one Festival Marketplace booth was missing that we thought was a glaring omission.  The Scandinavia marketplace will no longer be stationed just outside of the Norway pavilion, which makes Norway the only World Showcase pavilion whose cuisine will not be represented at the Festival at all.

Scandinavia Festival Marketplace Booth

Scandinavia Festival Marketplace Booth

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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012 – France

The France marketplace booth is another that will see some changes for Epcot’s 2013 International Food & Wine Festival.  My favorite for the last two years, the coq au vin, may be off the menu.  A new boeuf bourguignon dish has been announced as its replacement.  I’ll always have the memories (and the pictures).

France Festival Marketplace Booth

France Festival Marketplace Booth

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2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Marketplace Menus Announced – Our Take

We’re really excited to start planning for this year’s Food & Wine Festival, and the Festival Marketplace is always our favorite part of the event. We’re amped for this first look at the full menus. Below are the menus for each of the Festival Marketplace booths, along with some commentary and pictures from us.

We're gearing up for a return to Epcot's International Food & Wine Festival!

We’re gearing up for a return to Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival!

 

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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012 – South Korea

I was a little bummed when I saw the changes coming to the South Korea booth for 2013’s Food & Wine Festival, so I knew that my next look back at 2012 had to be at that booth, and possibly the best item at last year’s festival.  We’ll miss you, Lettuce Wrap.

South Korea Festival Marketplace Booth

South Korea Festival Marketplace Booth

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