After a slight delay, we’ve arrived at the Germany Pavilion! (Also, if you’re wondering where the outpost is, we didn’t stop there, and we won’t be.)
One of my favorite spots for a beer at Epcot is the Biergarten Restaurant at the Germany Pavilion. There is one beer that you can only get inside the restaurant, Schöfferhofer Weizen, that’s quite good. But I’ve found once you go in to the Biergarten, you may end up with more beer than you bargained for and on a quest to DATW, that’s probably not the best idea. Fortunately, there are several options outside of the restaurant for you to get your drink on.
First off, we have the Bier cart. The cart serves Hövels and Altenmünster Oktoberfest, as well as Rumple Minze, Jäegermeister, and P.J. Valkenburg Madonna Liebfraulmich, which is a German Riesling. (And they have pretzels! A good option for a DATW snack.)
Over at the Bier stand (totally different than the Bier cart), they pretty much have the same menu, but they replace the Hövels with Radeberger Pilsner. Sommerfest, the quick service kiosk outside of Biergarten, has the same options as the Bier stand, and there are also some good choices for a quick bite at this location.
I had said I probably would not talk too much about wine in this series, but the Weinkeller deserves mention for the number of options alone. If you’re a wine drinker, you’ll probably like this stop quite a bit.
So, what to drink in Germany? I love this pavilion for its nice selection and authenticity of what they serve. Really, you can’t go wrong.
- The Authentic Choice: All of it!
- The Hard Alcohol Choice: Rumple Minze or Jägermeister (on preference)
- The Beer Choice: All of them!
- The Lightweight’s Choice: Radeberger Pilsner (or perhaps a glass of wine)
- Our Choice: Rumple Minze for alcohol, and Altenmünster Oktoberfest or Radeberger Pilsner for beer