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Happening this and next weekend only, SeaWorld’s Craft Beer Festival is calling the attention of all beer connoisseurs for a day worth raising your glass over.

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The all-new festival features more than 100 beers on draft (from local, Florida, domestic and international breweries), at 18 locations throughout the theme park.

As far as food items go, there are a ton of festival exclusives. (More than 20, to give you a better idea.) Guests can enjoy snack items like pretzel bites, or meal items like the bison slider.

“What can I say — it’s a little bar food and a little comfort food at the same time,” said SeaWorld Executive Chef Hector Colon, who designed the exclusive menu for the Craft Beer Festival.

Here’s a closer look at the menu:

·        Infused Bacon Cheddar Pretzel Bites with Beer Cheese - Buttery Pretzel Bites Infused with Bacon and Smothered in Beer Cheese

·        BBQ Brisket Mac-n-Cheese - Jalapeño Cheddar Pepper Jack Cheese Sauce and BBQ Brisket Topped with Spiked BBQ Sauce and a Parmesan Garlic Crust

·        Jumbo Chicken Wings - Chicken Wings Tossed in a Pilsner Buffalo Sauce Served with Tangy Slaw

·        Bison Slider - Served with Lager Bacon Onion Jam and Minorcan Mustard

·        Fish and Chips - Traditional Fish and Chips with Beer Battered Haddock and Sea Salt Fries

·        Chorizo Potato Skins - Topped with Queso Fresco, Onions, Cilantro, and Avocado Crema

·        Candied Bacon Lollipops - Sweet and Savory Candied Bacon Served on a Wood Skewer

·        Buffalo Burger Quesadilla - Pepper Jack Cheddar Cheese Blend, Balsamic Onions, Baby Arugula, Crème Fraiche, and Roasted Tomato Salsa

SeaWorld invited media for a special preview of the festival earlier this week. The BBQ Brisket Mac-n-Cheese was definitely a favorite.

The festival, which is included in general theme park admission, runs Nov. 3, 4, 10 and 11.

While you’re enjoying the festival, you may notice it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at SeaWorld. SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration kicks off on Nov. 17, with select dates through Dec. 31. The Christmas Celebration is included in general theme park admission.

For more information on SeaWorld and its upcoming events, visit SeaWorld.com/orlando.