Picture it: You’ve been walking around all day in the sweltering Florida sun at Walt Disney World. You’re having the time of your life but you need a cold one. Something to wet your whistle. You want, no you need, a decent beer.

You run from bar, to cart, to booth, to restaurant, getting more desperate as you search. Why is it so hard to find a good craft beer at the most magical place on earth?

At Walt Disney World Resort the name of the game is volume and consistency. With an average annual attendance of over 52 million visitors a year finding an exceptional brewery that can handle that kind of demand is hard. But if you know where to look you can find some excellent options sure to satisfy even the finickiest beer aficionado.

It can be frustrating to be on vacation and feel like you have to sacrifice your palate. It’s ok to be picky and hunt around until you find what you like. With more than 200 places serving food and drink at Walt Disney World Resort, you don’t have to settle. After all, Walt Disney definitely didn’t!

Here are our choices for the ten best beers you can order at Walt Disney World Resort with a handy guide on where to find them.

Erdinger Dunkel

Erdinger Weissbrau — Erding, Germany

Find it: Weinkeller in the Germany Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase

Dunkelweizen — Snag this wheat beer in an unexpected place, Germany’s wine bar. A hidden little gem overshadowed by the Biergarten, walk through the Christmas shop and head over to the wine cellar bar for this full-bodied beer with hints of caramel, nuts, and bread.

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Jai Alai

Cigar City Brewing — Tampa, Florida

Find it at Magic Kingdom Park’s Crystal Palace

IPA — Want some hops while meeting Winnie the Pooh? This is your beer. A Florida native, it’s full of citrus and tropical fruits. Bitter, bright and crisp. Goes well with crying children.

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Mo’ara High Country Ale

Terrapin Beer Co. — Athens, Georgia

Find it: Pandora – The World of Avatar restaurants in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Red Ale — Well balanced and drinkable, this red ale is brewed exclusively for Walt Disney World Resorts, so you won’t be able to find it anywhere else. Nutty and bready, ending with a clean finish.

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Editor’s Note: Terrapin Beer Co. is a subsidiary of Coors Brewing Co. meaning it is no longer considered craft


North Coast Brewing Co. — Fort Bragg, California

Find it: Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Baseline Tap House

Pilsner — After a trip to Toy Story Land, you might want to feel like an adult again. Grab this crisp German Pilsner with a smooth and clean finish. (And a bonus? Only 2 grams of carbs!)

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Last Snow

Funky Buddha Brewery — Oakland Park, Florida

Find it: Disney Springs’ Dockside Margaritas

Coffee Porter — This American Porter is another Florida local, layered with coconut and freshly roasted coffee. Tastes like a mounds bar and goes well with live music and water views, luckily Dockside Margaritas has both.

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Editor’s Note: Terrapin Beer Co. is a subsidiary of Constellation Brands meaning it is no longer considered an independent craft brewery.

Saison Dupont

Brasserie Dupont — Tourpes, Belgium

Find it: Be Our Guest, in Magic Kingdom Park

Saison — Have you ever had a beer in a castle? With banana and clove flavors, this Belgian saison is complex and refreshing and will have you feeling like it was brewed in the master’s farmhouse outback.

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Big Wave Golden Ale

Kona Brewing Co. — Kailua Kona, Hawaii

Find it: Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Golden Ale — Light, refreshing, drinkable. Everything you would want in an American Blonde Ale. Sit in the sun and enjoy the tiki decorations. Close your eyes and pretend you’re in Hawaii.

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Editor’s Note: Kona Brewing Co. is a subsidiary of Craft Brew Alliance meaning it is no longer considered an independent craft brewery.

Bad Motivator IPA

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. — Chico, California

Find it: Oga’s Cantina in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

American IPA — Bad Motivator IPA has hints of citrus and pine and is another exclusive Walt Disney World collaboration. Stuffed full of Galaxy and Comet hops, it certainly belongs in a galaxy far, far away.

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Reef Donkey

Tampa Bay Brewing Co. — Tampa, Florida

Find it: Harambe Market at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Pale Ale — Florida beer does it again. A flawlessly dry-hopped American Pale Ale with a lemon-lime aroma and a beautiful golden body. It pairs perfectly with Harambe Market’s delicious street food.

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La Fin Du Monde

Unibroue — Chambly, Canada

Find it: Canada Beer Cart in the Canada Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase

Tripel — With a 9% ABV this Belgian Tripel knows what it’s doing. The beer is beautifully amber in color, ester-y, and malty with an excellent mouthfeel. This is a beer for a true beer lover.

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Editor’s Note: Unibroue is a subsidiary of Sapporo.

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