SeaWorld’s Craft Beer Festival shines spotlight on local breweries

It’s not often our hometown breweries get an international stage, but we’re getting one at the Craft Beer Festival at SeaWorld, which runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from now through Sept. 12 (though we’re likely to see an extension through October).
New to the festival this year is a Craft Beer Dinner Series, the brainchild of new Corporate VP of Food & Beverage Transformation, Anthony Stice. His goal is to up the culinary ante at all of the SeaWorld Parks — including the new SeaWorld Abu Dhabi —  and his first endeavor is this event.

“After the last 18 months where we’ve seen breweries have to shut down, stop making certain beers, and many have been without business … to be able to give them this opportunity and commit to this level of volume is really gratifying and fulfilling,” he says.

Each four-course dinner features one of the showcased breweries at the festival in partnership with the kitchen team from Sharks Underwater Grill.…