After a nearly 10-year hiatus, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will begin offering free samples of beer for a limited time this summer.
Starting May 1 at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s new Garden Gate Cafe (formerly the Hospitality House), adults 21+ can once again bask in the glory of complimentary beer—in this case, two 7-ounce samples from a rotating list of seasonal brews—after freebies had been revoked following the park’s sale to the Blackstone Group in 2009. (Busch Gardens was developed and formally owned by Anheuser-Busch, which offered two free beers to patrons of age, the Tampa Bay Times reports.)
The promotion will kick off with Corona, “just in time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo,” said an announcement. Other brands to become available throughout the summer include Bud Light, Miller Lite, Shock Top, Yuengling, M.I.A. 305, and unexpected savior, Founders All Day IPA.
Also announced are a new Busch Gardens Brew Club, a mug club-style membership program that includes a reserved beer stein and $5 refills from more than 20 taps year-round, and Bier Fest, an Oktoberfest-themed festival featuring more than 100 beers, running weekends from August 25 to September 16, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The free beer dries up August 5, so get your passes ASAP.