Hops & Barley – Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Epcot Food & Wine 2018 Hops & Barley

Hops & Barley, introduced in 2005, returns for its 15th year to be part of the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, beginning July 15th, 2020.

Menu for Hops & Barley at the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Food:

  • New England Lobster Roll: Warm Lobster with Fresh Herb Mayonnaise and Griddled Roll – $8.25
  • 🆕 Southern Seafood Boil: Shrimp, Mussels, Crawfish, Potatoes, Corn and Andouille Sausage – $8.00
  • Freshly Baked Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Icing – $4.25

Beverages:

*Price per bottle is an average price of the spirit at your local liquor store.

The Southern Seafood Boil previously appeared at Magnolia Terrace at the 2020 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival.

Photos of Menu Items from Hops & Barley at the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

New England Lobster Roll: Warm Lobster with Fresh Herb Mayonnaise and Griddled Roll – $8.25

Epcot Food and Wine 2018 Hops and Barley
New England Lobster Roll: Warm Lobster with Fresh Herb Mayonnaise and Griddled Roll – $8.25 (Courtesy of easywdw)

A hefty price tag here thanks to the lobster. Fortunately, in the last year, Epcot moved from a lobster salad to actual lobster chunks. That’s both a positive and a negative. Positive, because yes, it’s real lobster, and when you get a nice bite it’s a pleasant surprise. Negative, because your roll may only have a small portion of the pricey protein. It’s a gamble, for sure, but potentially a really tasty one.

*NEW* Southern Seafood Boil: Shrimp, Mussels, Crawfish, Potatoes, Corn and Andouille Sausage – $8.00

Southern Seafood Boil: Shrimp, Mussels, Crawfish, Potatoes, Corn and Andouille Sausage – $8.00

Southern Seafood Boil: Shrimp, Mussels, Crawfish, Potatoes, Corn and Andouille Sausage – $8.00

There’s a lot packed into this dish. We found 2 mussels, a potato cut in half, 2 pieces of sausage, 3 shrimp, a crawfish, a piece of corn, and a tiny claw. The only thing we didn’t like was the potato. It was chalky and had a weird texture, but everything else is great. The boil has great flavor. There’s a beautiful flavoring in the broth that elevates this dish. Aside from the potato, this was a winner.

Freshly Baked Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Icing – $4.25

Epcot Food and Wine 2018 Hops and Barley
Freshly Baked Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Icing – $4.25 (Courtesy of easywdw)

This carrot cake is served warm and with a delectable cream cheese icing on top. The flavors match a proper carrot cake, and we feel this dessert is safe for even the pickiest of eaters. At the price, you can’t go wrong.

North Coast Brewing Co. Blue Star Wheat, Fort Bragg, CA (4.5% ABV) – $4.50 for 6 o.z., $8.50 for 12 o.z.

From North Coast Brewing Co.: “Choice American barley and wheat malts are combined with a blend of noble hops to create this light, fruity, refreshing beer. Brewed in the style of the American Craft Beer renaissance, Blue Star is unfiltered, the yeast adding a complex note to the flavor profile.”

3 Daughters Brewing A Wake Coffee Blonde Ale, St. Petersburg, FL (5.0% ABV) – $4.50 for 6 o.z., $8.50 for 12 o.z.

From Untappd: “Clear and deep golden in color with a big coffee aroma. The taste is a refreshing cold coffee flavor with moderate carbonation and a dry finish.”

Heavy Seas AmeriCannon APA, Baltimore, MD (5.75% ABV) – $4.50 for 6 o.z., $8.50 for 12 o.z.

From Heavy Seas: “AmeriCannon boasts intense flavor with a bright, light body. Its satisfying, piney finish makes it the pleasantly drinkable porch beer of our dreams, and yours. We utilize Simcoe lupulin powder to make the hop aromas pop.”

Angry Orchard RosĂ© Hard Cider, Walden, NY (5.5% ABV) – $4.50 for 6 o.z., $8.50 for 12 o.z.

From Angry Orchard: “Angry Orchard RosĂ© Cider is made with rare, red flesh apples from France. Each apple is crisp, juicy and red to the core, adding an irresistible rosy blush and apple-forward taste with a refreshing dry finish.”

Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands ($30/bottle) – $6.00

From Mer Soleil, their Reserve Chardonnay is “layered on the nose, with enticing scents of warm brioche, roasted almonds, citrus and honeysuckle. Entry is soft, and the palate features a distinctive creaminess, filling and slightly coating the mouth. Flavors of lemon blossom mingle with toasted oak and a hint of buttery richness. A vibrant acidity offers balance and freshness, lingering on the finish with a final, playful kick of brightness.”

Broadside Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles ($15/bottle) – $5.00

According to Broadside, their Cabernet Sauvignon “exhibits attractive aromas of ripe blackberry and red cherry, framed by a touch of oak. It’s supple and open-knit on the palate, with a juicy core of fruit and light structuring tannins, concluding with a long finish.”

Location of Hops & Barley at the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

The Hops & Barley Booth is located on the western end of The American Adventure at the back of World Showcase.

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