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mr.bungle
03-02-2010, 01:07 PM
I noticed this is a new dining option at the Boardwalk Inn. Any DIS beer geeks like me been there yet? How are the beers? What styles are they offering? Please tell me they have a good IPA. Any photos? Thanks! I'd like to visit this brewpub next time I'm at WDW.

PammieJ
03-02-2010, 01:31 PM
Well, my husband is the beer geek, (actually a beer guru), and we went to BRG&BW in 2008.

He wasn't impressed, which means the beer must have really sucked, because I've even seen him drink Bud out of a can when he's desperate! LOLOL

From my perspective; the carpeted floors were beer-soaked, which smelled a little funky, I thought. The food was ok, your usual brew-pub variety. We're from New England, where there are many excellent brew pubs, so maybe we're spoiled. We won't be going back there to eat (or drink) but perhaps things have turned around in the past year (maybe they've replaced the carpeting). We did get some really cool coasters, though!

For a real beer treat, head to Biergarten in Epcot's Germany.

mr.bungle
03-02-2010, 01:47 PM
Cool thanks for the info! I'd be curious to know what styles they're brewing there. I was really happy when I went to the Biergarten @ Epcot. They had my favorite German beer Spaten Optimator.

And yes, you're extremely lucky to be in New England! I used to be in So Cal which was just as good!

Brocktoon
03-02-2010, 01:49 PM
I'm a huge beer geek ... the Big River Grille has been around for years and is not actually owned or operated by Disney. I've been there a few times. It's pretty middle of the road, but it is a nice place to sit outside and hang out on the boardwalk while enjoying a burger and a few beers.

Compared to the beer selection in WDW, I'd say the beer is above average, but again it's nothing to write home about. I've had an IPA there before, but I don't think it's in thier regular rotation. They usually have a pilsner, wheat, pale ale, red/amber, and some sort of light beer on tap. Also they'll have a seasonal or special brew that rotates.

I've had the best luck with the red ale, as it's got a nice maltiness and sort of reminded me of Stone's Pale Ale, or Lagunitas' Censored (Chronic) Ale (not nearly as good as those two though). The Big River Pale Ale wasn't too bad, but was light on the hops so it won't even come close to an IPA. Their Pilsner and Wheat did nothing for me.

It's worth checking the place out for an outside drink and quick bite, but I wouldn't do an inside dinner there.

mr.bungle
03-02-2010, 02:29 PM
Brocktoon - thank you. I think the red would be fine to try! You can imagine my excitement when I saw there was a brewpub at Disney. Last time we went, we sort of drank our way around Epcot over a few days. That was cool, I'm just huge on American craft beers. I had my bachelor party in San Diego and we started out at Stone for lunch.

Have a Troegs Nugget Nectar for me! Thanks again!

Uno Mas
03-02-2010, 03:39 PM
Never had an IPA there - maybe it's been rotated in as one of the special offerings but I haven't seen it yet. I always get the Red too - seems to have the best hop offering than any of the others. If you are familiar with the Gordon Biersch brewery - they are the chain that actually owns Big River. We always stop in for a couple beers to take a break from drinking around the countries but I would steer clear of the food - not very good at all. I've noticed that many of the hotels are now carrying Dog Fish Head 60 Minute on tap - the Swan and Dolphin, the Crews Cup Lounge and the Martha's Vinyard Lounge in the Yacht Club - so at least you may come across one "real" microbrew while you are there! Let us know if you find anything new!

mr.bungle
03-02-2010, 04:24 PM
60 min is one of my favs! Good to know they have it. We were DL annual passholders and would go to CA Adventure and the Grand Californian to grab beer. Nothing too special there, they have Karl Strauss which is quality wise equal to Gordon Biersch. Still better tham BMC (bud/miller/coors). Karl Strauss actually had a halfway decent IPA, but they only had it at a small bar in the Grand California hotel.

I'm looking forward to my next trip to WDW knowing that I can get a decent beer or two!

2infinityandbeyond
03-02-2010, 04:46 PM
The beers at BRG seem to be dumbed down a bit, so they have more mass appeal. Compared with really good beers of the same style (i.e. Victory Prima Pils, Victory Hop Devil, Racer 5, etc.) the BRG beers are noticeably lighter in body and less flavorful. I've also been the BRG in Nashville, and their beers (same/similar selection to the WDW BRG) were lousy.

60 Minute IPA on tap in WDW??? Maybe they're finally waking up to the demand for something other than Bud/Miller/Coors. :)

Seahunt
03-02-2010, 08:46 PM
Hey if anyone will be on the Boardwalk on March 13, I just got this beer tapping email from them :laughing:

Join Us For The Tapping Of Irish Red Lager, Saturday, March 13th!
http://www.gordonbiersch.com/GBonline/images/brdi_StPatty_eblast.jpg

Hawk
03-02-2010, 09:00 PM
Maybe they're finally waking up to the demand for something other than Bud/Miller/Coors. :)

Wouldn't that be refreshing! :thumbsup2

Tim/Hawk

sharadoc
03-02-2010, 09:20 PM
Wouldn't that be refreshing! :thumbsup2

Tim/Hawk

Well, they DO have Yuengling, too! But, we're from PA, so that's our "regular" beer.

2infinityandbeyond
03-02-2010, 10:08 PM
Well, they DO have Yuengling, too! But, we're from PA, so that's our "regular" beer.

Yuengling doesn't quite qualify as a craft brewed beer. It's made with corn, not barley, so it's more in line with the Bud/Miller/Coors stuff than the Stone/Brooklyn/New Belgium/Victory/Troeg's stuff.

Lynne M
03-02-2010, 11:47 PM
Moving to the Restaurants board...

madalex
03-03-2010, 08:19 AM
I noticed this is a new dining option at the Boardwalk Inn.

It's not new. It's been there for as long as I have been going to Disney World (first trip was in 1997).

That being said, the beers are pretty good and a nice change of pace from the rather ordinary selection that can be found in most of the rest of WDW.

Brocktoon
03-03-2010, 10:23 AM
I remember seeing the Dogfish 60 minute in bottles a while back at the Swolphin, so it's great to hear it's getting carried on tap.

I don't know where the threads are, but from time to time this discussion comes up ... there are some decent beer treasures to be found around WDW property, but they tend to be hidden around the resorts and not in the parks.

I know the Flying Fish on the boardwalk sometimes has Flying Fish Pale Ale (from Flying Fish brewery in Cherry Hill NJ). Also, I've seen Red Hook ESB at the Wilderness Lodge and Abita Purple Haze and Amber at Port Orleans (yet no Turbodog?). Various Wolaver's at the Wave in the Contemporary. Also, you can get Kona Pale Ale and Lager at the Poly.

As far as the parks - there's the Holy Grail at Le Cellier in Epcot that's always mentioned ... they carry Unibroue's stuff, so you can get Fin du Monde and Maudite for a Belgian fix. But, you'll need a Le Cellier ressie to get at it. Don't know why they don't add a cart outside the Canadian pavillion to sell the Unibroue :confused3

Uncleromulus
03-03-2010, 10:50 AM
Anchor Steam is available at California Grill. Sierra Nevada Pale also.
Alas, I think FF has dropped the FF Ale--hasn't been there the last 4 times we've dined there. Wish I knew why as it was a perfect fit!!

TDC Nala
03-03-2010, 11:49 AM
Big River is owned and operated by the Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant Group, so if you're familiar with Gordon Biersch you can get an idea.

mr.bungle
03-03-2010, 02:17 PM
Hidden beer gems are always nice! I'd love to see a beer and food pairing at one of the nicer restaurants (Le Celier, Cali Grill, Artist Point).

I'm not a huge fan of Unibroe, but I can certainly appreciate that they're represented.

Thank you all for the tips and info in this thread. We should have like a sticky for a "where to find beer" thread. Next time I go to WDW, I'll make sure to snap some pics and post up about tap and bottle lists at different places.

It is kind of a bummer that the BRG&BW is sort of a let down to most. That's how I feel about Rock Bottom Brewery/restaurant. I don't understand why they can't focus on the quality a bit more? Perhaps they're trying to cater to the BMC drinker who doesn't want to try "extreme"(to them) beers. Pub grub doesn't have to be nachos and chicken wings either. I am thankful though that at least a part of the beer culture is represented.

2infinityandbeyond
03-03-2010, 05:15 PM
Alas, I think FF has dropped the FF Ale--hasn't been there the last 4 times we've dined there. Wish I knew why as it was a perfect fit!!

FF hans't had FF for years. :sad2: I think they might have cut back to what is owned and/or distributed by Anheuser Busch. Widmer Hefeweizen, for example, was on tap by FF and is distributed by AB.

keishashadow
03-03-2010, 09:33 PM
we thought it subpar (especially the food) a shame as it could be something special. Service was lacking and to describe the atmosphere as 'funky' is charitable...nothing worse than a wobbly table.

It was a default resturant when the line for ESPN was too long, which should've been a hint as to what would follow.:rolleyes1

thej
03-03-2010, 09:44 PM
I actually haven't been to the boardwalk big river... but there is one in Chattanooga not to far from home, and we seem to be up there a couple of times a year. If the local specialty from Chattanooga ever finds its way down there... it is worth a try. Iron Horse Stout. Very good. Bold and strong. Wish I lived closer so I could get it more than 1-2 times a year :)

PammieJ
03-04-2010, 10:27 AM
Thank you all for the tips and info in this thread. We should have like a sticky for a "where to find beer" thread. Next time I go to WDW, I'll make sure to snap some pics and post up about tap and bottle lists at different places.


My DH would love a "find the beer" map. I bet I could pass this off as an anniversary gift, for our trip in September!

If somebody decides to post a beer recommendation list, I'd be forever grateful.........:idea:

Uncleromulus
03-04-2010, 12:14 PM
2infinity: You are probably right. They did have that on tap last time we were there as well. Maybe the generally poor beer selection at WDW restaurants is a result of who is doing the distributing??? Maybe the restaurants are limited as to where they can get brands of beer.

mr.bungle
03-10-2011, 10:02 AM
I'm going to bring this one back up. I stopped in at Big River to grab a pre Kouzzina beer and had their sampler last week. I couldn't even finish it. I was extremely disappointed. It's ok that they brew more "everyday" styles so curious folks can come in and have a beginners taste into the craft beer world. But dude, you have to brew the style well! It seems like they only used one type of hop (Cascade iirc) and there was not much depth to the beers.

I wanted so bad to like the beer there but I just couldn't. To top it off the bartender seemed less than thrilled to serve us. It wasn't busy in there and we sat at the bar. We didn't him and ha over the menu. We just asked for a sampler and he seemed to want to pay more attention to other folks there.

I did have my fair share of Yuengling and I also had DFH 60min IPA at Kouzzina. I stuck to whiskey on this trip since 99% of the beer served at the world I could get at home. I did snap this pic at the Brown Derby. I thought it was nice that you can get some Unibroue beers at another restaurant besides Le Cellier.

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h120/bungletronics/photo15.jpg

buffettgirl
03-10-2011, 10:16 AM
http://www.bigrivergrille.com/index.php?pg=news
It's just a chain and it's not that great. But at least it's a break from the other crap.
I had a nice Black and Tan in the UK which at least wasn't a bud. And it seemed to be poured properly.

And Yuengling is a treat for us up in MA rofl. We had to bring some home from WV the last time we went.. not exactly sure why...LOL.

mr.bungle
03-10-2011, 10:35 AM
http://www.bigrivergrille.com/index.php?pg=news
It's just a chain and it's not that great. But at least it's a break from the other crap.
I had a nice Black and Tan in the UK which at least wasn't a bud. And it seemed to be poured properly.

And Yuengling is a treat for us up in MA rofl. We had to bring some home from WV the last time we went.. not exactly sure why...LOL.

I don't get why crappy chain brew pubs always have to have such subpar beer? Humperdinks out here in Dallas, BJ's (although it varies since in TX they're contract brewed), etc... I understand the need to appeal to masses and make money but you know what? Dogfish Head started as a brew pub and look at them now. You don't have to make crappy beer! You don't go to a wine bar and get boxed wine, so why does the bewpub have to make the equivalent?

I wouldn't even call Big River a break from the other crap. You can get good beer almost everywhere there. SNPA, DFH 90min, Yuengling, Sam Adams, etc... at just about every restaurant and bar.

/end rant

TDC Nala
03-10-2011, 10:45 AM
Try Disneyland. California Adventure sells beer from the Karl Strauss brewery in San Diego.

xipetotec
03-10-2011, 11:57 AM
I noticed this is a new dining option at the Boardwalk Inn. Any DIS beer geeks like me been there yet? How are the beers? What styles are they offering? Please tell me they have a good IPA. Any photos? Thanks! I'd like to visit this brewpub next time I'm at WDW.

!!!

I wish I could "friend" you on here :)

YES! I've always praised Big River Grille on here and *love* thet fact that WDW even has a brewpub on-site. If they are not too busy , they will even give you a tour of the brewhaus if you ask. ( I happened to mention I brew at home ). Along with Epcot, one of the best places to grab a beer, sit on the boardwalk overlooking the water. Just awesome. They even have a seasonal CASK!!

mr.bungle
03-10-2011, 12:00 PM
Try Disneyland. California Adventure sells beer from the Karl Strauss brewery in San Diego.

Yes, I'm familiar with that. When I lived in So Cal we went to DCA/DL once a month and the first stop was always the beer cart. Karl Strauss is a little better than Big River. But the topic of conversation was Big River and WDW specifically.

xipetotec
03-10-2011, 12:14 PM
I'm going to bring this one back up. I stopped in at Big River to grab a pre Kouzzina beer and had their sampler last week. I couldn't even finish it. I was extremely disappointed. It's ok that they brew more "everyday" styles so curious folks can come in and have a beginners taste into the craft beer world. But dude, you have to brew the style well! It seems like they only used one type of hop (Cascade iirc) and there was not much depth to the beers.

I wanted so bad to like the beer there but I just couldn't. To top it off the bartender seemed less than thrilled to serve us. It wasn't busy in there and we sat at the bar. We didn't him and ha over the menu. We just asked for a sampler and he seemed to want to pay more attention to other folks there.

I did have my fair share of Yuengling and I also had DFH 60min IPA at Kouzzina. I stuck to whiskey on this trip since 99% of the beer served at the world I could get at home. I did snap this pic at the Brown Derby. I thought it was nice that you can get some Unibroue beers at another restaurant besides Le Cellier.

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h120/bungletronics/photo15.jpg

Sorry, only saw this after I replied.

Anyway, I disagree. Yes they have "common" styles like "blondes" and "Pale Ale", but I did not find it was Cascade only for some of the other styles.

I've had an Imperial Stout as a seasonal. a Goldings IPA. And I forget about two trips back.

But even the "regulars":
Their Light Lager is bittered with Hallertau Hersbrucker
Their Pilsner with Saaz which is per the style
Steamboat Pale Ale is indeed bittered with Cascade
Rocket Red is also Cacscade
The Brown Ale is bittered with Mount Hood, which may be similar to cascade, but still NOT cascade
The Summer Wheat is bittered with Hallertau ( again, per style ) and though light, had some awesome banana esthers.

It may not be a hugely massive variety, but with their seasonals and brew master's choices, I find it's an absolutely necessary stop. Especially since as a whole, Disney is close to a beer snob wasteland. Yes, there is Unibroue there ( for me, I just need to walk to my grocery story to get that, being in Quebec and all ), not to mention Spaten Optimator which I would consider selling my dog for. But more often than not, I end up defaulting to Sam Adams in most Disney restaurants.

TDC Nala
03-10-2011, 12:21 PM
Big River is a Gordon Biersch. If you don't like Gordon Biersch (and it's a very middle of the road brew pub) then you will not like Big River. It's not the place for true beer aficionados.

Brocktoon
03-10-2011, 12:25 PM
I don't get why crappy chain brew pubs always have to have such subpar beer? Humperdinks out here in Dallas, BJ's (although it varies since in TX they're contract brewed), etc... I understand the need to appeal to masses and make money but you know what? Dogfish Head started as a brew pub and look at them now. You don't have to make crappy beer! You don't go to a wine bar and get boxed wine, so why does the bewpub have to make the equivalent?

I wouldn't even call Big River a break from the other crap. You can get good beer almost everywhere there. SNPA, DFH 90min, Yuengling, Sam Adams, etc... at just about every restaurant and bar.

/end rant

Thank You! I've brought this up numerous times with family/friends ... it's not just Big River, but all the 'chain' brew pubs. They suck people in with the cool 'We brew on site'. Guess what? Just because it's brewed on site doesn't mean it's going to be good. It doesn't have to be a crazy imperial stout or belgian ale, but if you're going to do a standard lager or pale ale, it should stand out make you want to visit the brewpub. If Brooklyn Lager or New Belgium Fat Tire are great gateway brews for starters, why can't a brewpub offer some good gateway beers for the masses. Why am I going to order a wheat from Big River if can walk over to the german pavillion at Epcot and grab a Fraziskaner? Oh, because Brig River brews on site :confused: I'd even take a Kona Fire Rock Pale over the Pale Ale served at Big River.

When you have a chain brewpub with a captive customer base, there is just no need to up the quality. I'll probably still drop in if I'm hungry for a burger or snacks, but the beer will not be the main reason for my visit. They do have a pretty decent burger in my opinion

buffettgirl
03-10-2011, 01:05 PM
I don't get why crappy chain brew pubs always have to have such subpar beer? Humperdinks out here in Dallas, BJ's (although it varies since in TX they're contract brewed), etc... I understand the need to appeal to masses and make money but you know what? Dogfish Head started as a brew pub and look at them now. You don't have to make crappy beer! You don't go to a wine bar and get boxed wine, so why does the bewpub have to make the equivalent?

I wouldn't even call Big River a break from the other crap. You can get good beer almost everywhere there. SNPA, DFH 90min, Yuengling, Sam Adams, etc... at just about every restaurant and bar.

/end rant

oh I totally agree - I brew "on site" too (at home) doesn't mean it's worthy of selling ROFL. I just meant it's different.

Maybe we need a thread for what beers to get ..and where to find them. I'm glad to see Sam on the menu - I don't remember that from before, but that's something I can get at home, so it doesn't do much for me.

xipetotec
03-10-2011, 01:47 PM
Thank You! I've brought this up numerous times with family/friends ... it's not just Big River, but all the 'chain' brew pubs. They suck people in with the cool 'We brew on site'. Guess what? Just because it's brewed on site doesn't mean it's going to be good. It doesn't have to be a crazy imperial stout or belgian ale, but if you're going to do a standard lager or pale ale, it should stand out make you want to visit the brewpub. If Brooklyn Lager or New Belgium Fat Tire are great gateway brews for starters, why can't a brewpub offer some good gateway beers for the masses. Why am I going to order a wheat from Big River if can walk over to the german pavillion at Epcot and grab a Fraziskaner? Oh, because Brig River brews on site :confused: I'd even take a Kona Fire Rock Pale over the Pale Ale served at Big River.

When you have a chain brewpub with a captive customer base, there is just no need to up the quality. I'll probably still drop in if I'm hungry for a burger or snacks, but the beer will not be the main reason for my visit. They do have a pretty decent burger in my opinion


although I disagreed above about the quality of the beer at BRG, I *do* agree with this statement. Here in Montreal, we have no shortage of brewpubs. But there is this ONE that has evolved into a local chain ( Les Trois Brasseurs ). And honestly, the beer is JUST AWFUL!!!!!! I don't GET it! We have all these great brewpubs and somehow these guys bring in enough people to have franchised all over the greater Montreal region!

mr.bungle
03-10-2011, 08:47 PM
Sorry, only saw this after I replied.

Anyway, I disagree. Yes they have "common" styles like "blondes" and "Pale Ale", but I did not find it was Cascade only for some of the other styles.

I've had an Imperial Stout as a seasonal. a Goldings IPA. And I forget about two trips back.

But even the "regulars":
Their Light Lager is bittered with Hallertau Hersbrucker
Their Pilsner with Saaz which is per the style
Steamboat Pale Ale is indeed bittered with Cascade
Rocket Red is also Cacscade
The Brown Ale is bittered with Mount Hood, which may be similar to cascade, but still NOT cascade
The Summer Wheat is bittered with Hallertau ( again, per style ) and though light, had some awesome banana esthers.

It may not be a hugely massive variety, but with their seasonals and brew master's choices, I find it's an absolutely necessary stop. Especially since as a whole, Disney is close to a beer snob wasteland. Yes, there is Unibroue there ( for me, I just need to walk to my grocery story to get that, being in Quebec and all ), not to mention Spaten Optimator which I would consider selling my dog for. But more often than not, I end up defaulting to Sam Adams in most Disney restaurants.

Obviously I was exaggerating when I mentioned they used only Cascade... What I'm saying is that while I'm not expecting a bourbon barrel aged imperial stout or a brett laced saison, their beers per style were very bland and uninteresting. I love a good pale or hefe (Half Acre Daisy Cutter PA, or Live Oak Hefe) Big River's were not good. I'm glad you enjoy them - they're not for me. Literally left a bad taste in my mouth.

I too can walk into my local grocery store and grab just about any Unibroue beer and I'm no where near Quebec. But I'd still rather drink beers that may be more "common" yet consistently good when I'm at Disney instead of crappy brewpub beer. 60min IPA and Yuengling have never let me down.


I should also note that the Germany pavillion no longer carries Spaten beer. They Altenmunster Oktoberfest and Radeberger Pils. I was extremely disappointed when they told me they didn't have Optimator. Granted I can get it at any store here, it's more rare on draft and it is a great beer bringing me back fond memories of my honeymoon.

What would I love to see available at Disney? Cigar City Brewing. They're an hour or so away in Tampa and make some fantastic beers.

xipetotec
03-10-2011, 08:52 PM
Obviously I was exaggerating when I mentioned they used only Cascade... What I'm saying is that while I'm not expecting a bourbon barrel aged imperial stout or a brett laced saison, their beers per style were very bland and uninteresting. I love a good pale or hefe (Half Acre Daisy Cutter PA, or Live Oak Hefe) Big River's were not good. I'm glad you enjoy them - they're not for me. Literally left a bad taste in my mouth.

I too can walk into my local grocery store and grab just about any Unibroue beer and I'm no where near Quebec. But I'd still rather drink beers that may be more "common" yet consistently good when I'm at Disney instead of crappy brewpub beer. 60min IPA and Yuengling have never let me down.


I should also note that the Germany pavillion no longer carries Spaten beer. They Altenmunster Oktoberfest and Radeberger Pils. I was extremely disappointed when they told me they didn't have Optimator. Granted I can get it at any store here, it's more rare on draft and it is a great beer bringing me back fond memories of my honeymoon.

What would I love to see available at Disney? Cigar City Brewing. They're an hour or so away in Tampa and make some fantastic beers.

wh-what? No more Optimator?!!? When did THIS happen? This has been a highlight for me for the past 3 trips!!! Last time I was there was in March 2010. That really saddens me. Pils... Pils Pils Pils... I'm so sick of Pils. Don't get me wrong. A good pils is refreshing, especially on a hot day. But really... I hate walknig into a liquor store that boasts an international selection, and all it is is a yellow pils-style beer from each country...

*sigh* ... maybe they'll bring it back before I got in 2012? ( lol ) ... oh well...

mr.bungle
03-10-2011, 09:08 PM
Well last week they didn't have it. I don't know if they'll bring it back. Who knows how long their contract is with the new importer/distributor.

Optimator was my go to beer at Red Lion Tavern in L.A. which is a great German restaurant. Fond memories and one my stepping stone beers that helped get me into craft beer.

xipetotec
03-10-2011, 09:11 PM
Well last week they didn't have it. I don't know if they'll bring it back. Who knows how long their contract is with the new importer/distributor.

Optimator was my go to beer at Red Lion Tavern in L.A. which is a great German restaurant. Fond memories and one my stepping stone beers that helped get me into craft beer.

Oh totally! It was something I looked forward to... AT DISNEY ... It makes me sad to hear it may not be available anymore :( I love doppelbocks in general, and this one is among the best for sure.

Seahunt
03-10-2011, 11:59 PM
Doesn't sound like anyone will be interested in this info ;) but I thought I'd post it anyway. Email from Big River:

Join Us for the Tapping of Irish Red!
Saturday March 12 2-5pm
Come and Enjoy $3 Irish Reds during the Party and compliementary Rueben sandwiches in the cocktail area while supplies last
Irish Red Lager
Medium in body, auburn in color, and a hint of caramel malt...Irish Red has a subtle, sweet finish with a touch of hops for flavor.

Also old news, but for the one beer lover who hasn't seen it yet :laughing:, just for fun here's 56 beers filled in one minute (cup bottom beer dispenser) :cutie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xmnp3aVGyGc&feature=related

pperfectmom
03-11-2011, 02:04 PM
I agree with what seems to be the consensus that BRG's beer offerings are just ho-hum. DH and I are huge beer geeks and homebrewers and we weren't impressed with any of their offerings. We ate dinner there once(the food was blah as well) and I can't even remember what beers we had. The last time we stopped there was just for a beer outside while walking around the Boardwalk. They did have their seasonal pumpkin which wasn't bad(but definitely not up to the DFH Punkin Ale that I love). If you're in the area it's an okay place to stop and have a mediocre brew. Just don't expect too much.:confused3 Now if the Canadian Pavilion at Epcot would just set up a Unibroue stand for a Trois Pistoles fix, I'd be happy.:goodvibes

bumbershoot
03-11-2011, 03:16 PM
If you have a way to get away from Disney...http://www.orlandobrewing.com/index2.php

Some of their beers are sold onsite, like at Raglan Road, and while I haven't had any, my aunt (whose taste is similar to mine) enjoyed the one beer she had of theirs at RR. Might be worth a look!