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   Disneyland to showcase local microbrews within California Adventure theme park. It's a beer world after all

15 Dec 2012 12:08 AM   |   2298 clicks   |   LA Times
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drjekel_mrhyde    [TotalFark]  
Now with more duck butts

15 Dec 2012 12:12 AM
almandot     
The annual passholders and ditzy collegiate guests have never had much of a problem getting trashed in the park if they really wanted to. Lots of nice places to lounge in the park and the hotels around it with a good environment and a bar.

15 Dec 2012 12:12 AM
Omahawg     
I strongly recommend the german bier girls at epcot in florida

das gut! das gut!

15 Dec 2012 12:12 AM
Gawdzila     
I'm not even a big beer aficionado and I can think of a half-dozen San Diego breweries off the top of my head that I like better than Karl Strauss.

15 Dec 2012 12:14 AM
cowgirl toffee    [TotalFark]  
If I was drunk... I would enjoy Disneyland.

15 Dec 2012 12:16 AM
kvinesknows     
duff world?

15 Dec 2012 12:20 AM
Lionel Mandrake    [TotalFark]  
Meh...it's no Duff Gardens

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15 Dec 2012 12:21 AM
pudding7    [TotalFark]  

almandot: The annual passholders and ditzy collegiate guests have never had much of a problem getting trashed in the park if they really wanted to. Lots of nice places to lounge in the park and the hotels around it with a good environment and a bar.


We have annual passes to Disneyland and I can confirm this. I can also confirm that "It's a Small World" is the worst place on the planet to be when you have a hangover.

15 Dec 2012 12:27 AM
Enigmamf    [TotalFark]  
It would be awesome if they served Pizza Port (beer) at Pizza Port (lame Disney restaurant)

15 Dec 2012 12:32 AM
CDN_Kodiak     
Disneyland for adults. Now with 200% more Goofy!

15 Dec 2012 12:37 AM
mr intrepid     
The Anaheim Brewery product is pretty good. And joy of joys, I live 3 blocks from them.

15 Dec 2012 12:43 AM
Pinner     
I LOVE paying for beer at theme parks!
You feel like you're at a baseball game!

15 Dec 2012 12:53 AM
duffblue     
No Stone? Drinking the last of my Sublimely Self-Righteous right now, a bit light for my tastes but damn it's got a lot of flavor.

15 Dec 2012 01:06 AM
DarkSoulNoHope     
Disneyland is turning into Portland, Oregon?!

15 Dec 2012 01:24 AM
the dizzle     
I had The Breury's Loakal Red last time I was at CA Adventure. It was tasty.

15 Dec 2012 01:54 AM
DeCypher44     
Should have made a deal with Bootlegger's. Gooood stuff.

15 Dec 2012 02:09 AM
zerkalo     
I don't think that is water

15 Dec 2012 02:23 AM
everlastinggobstopper     

the dizzle: I had The Breury's Loakal Red last time I was at CA Adventure. It was tasty.


I've found The Bruery's stuff to be pretty hit or miss. Their good stuff is really good, their bad stuff is really bad. Others at their tasting room seemed to agree the few times I've been- they find their pet beer and ignore the others.

I agree with DeCypher44. Bootleggers is fine beer across the board. Yummy.

15 Dec 2012 03:02 AM
Real Women Drink Akvavit    [TotalFark]  
When my mom and I went on a road trip to Disney with the park hopper passes for a few days, the first thing I noticed was that California Adventure sold beer. I started trying to be subtle (and failing) "Mom, mom, mom! They have beer! And yummy foods!"

So when I had sampled some of the wares, we decided to ride that one roller coaster ("one, two, three, everybody scream!"), the pukage when I staggered off that thing was epic. At least I made it to a trash can first. Others were not so skilled.

I'm not so sure I should be proud of that, but I'll go with "at least I made coffee in our room every morning and didn't get arrested".If you set your goals low, you'll almost never be disappointed.

/not a beer snob, wouldn't even know where to start
//I am a spice snob, if anyone ever wants to discuss cardamon

15 Dec 2012 03:30 AM
Millions_Knives     
Why did I read that as "Disneyland to showcase local microbes"? Doesn't it do that already?

/No Uncle Dolan yet?

15 Dec 2012 04:07 AM
Osomatic     
Here's the thing. At the original Disneyland, known as "The Magic Kingdom," there pretty much is no booze. Years ago it was possible for any guests to take the tram to the Disneyland Hotel, where you could booze it up at the pool bar or other bars at the hotel. These days, the tram is gone. It may still be possible to take the monorail to the hotel, I don't know, I've never tried.

However, since the day California Adventure opened, it was always possible to buy booze at the park. There are beer vendors near Pacific Pier, and of course if you know about it, you can go into the lobby of the Grand Californian Hotel (make sure to get your hand stamped!) and visit the full bar. Even if you don't want to drink at all, the lobby of the Grand Californian is a spectacular place to visit. It is amazing. I don't care how much you hate Disney, this is a place worth seeing. And also, there is a full bar. There is also the new Carthay Circle restaurant, which has really good food, or just a bunch of small plate appetizer type things, and also, again, a full bar.

I am a big fan of California Adventure, I really am. I know it's not exactly the same as the average Disney experience and I will always love the Magic Kingdom, but CA Adventure is more... and I realize how foolish this sounds when talking about anything Disney, but still... a bit more subtle? Certainly it's a lot more relaxed. I really think Disney shot the moon here. I also really liked the new additions that are supposed to be old L.A. Heck, some of the buildings they are playing off of are still extant.

Listen, I know the many ways in which Disney is evil. But when it comes to theme parks, they do it up right. Is it an authentic experience, hell no. But I have the authentic experience of being in Los Angeles every day, and while I do love it, I still also enjoy the managed experience that Disney provides. It's hard to argue that they provide you with a really good time. (Especially if you visit, as we do yearly, on a very low admission day.)

15 Dec 2012 04:54 AM
LordOfThePings     
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15 Dec 2012 05:19 AM
SDRR     

Omahawg: I strongly recommend the german bier girls at epcot in florida

das gut! das gut!


You mean Norway. I've fallen in love there numerous times

15 Dec 2012 06:15 AM
Nebulious     
I thought it said Adventure Time theme park and got really excited.

15 Dec 2012 06:45 AM
Beerguy    [TotalFark]  
Jesus, what would a craft beer at Disneyland cost you? Fifty bucks?

15 Dec 2012 09:16 AM
natazha     
I imagine Walt is spinning in his grave. The only place in the original park that served booze was Club 33, which was for him and his friends.

15 Dec 2012 09:55 AM
SDRR     

natazha: I imagine Walt is spinning in his grave. The only place in the original park that served booze was Club 33, which was for him and his friends.


He'll get over it

15 Dec 2012 10:19 AM
BolshyGreatYarblocks     
Well, if it's a CA-themed park, then the issue of a lack of water sounds verisimilitudinous.

15 Dec 2012 10:45 AM
WhippingBoy     
I went to Disneyland/Anaheim a few years ago thinking I'd be able to get "cheap American beer".
Most of the decent beers cost more than beer in Canada (which is a lot). I ended up drinking Bud.
I do remember getting fairly tipsy at California Adventure from their microbrew stand. It wasn't bad, but nothing to write home about.

/What happened to you, America? Your beer used to be reasonably priced.

15 Dec 2012 11:25 AM
Uchiha_Cycliste     
I've always thought it was super ironic that Downtown Disney had a House of Blues.
I know when I think of the Blues, I don't think of the mouse and his empire. It's the happiest place on Earth, now with 70% more Blues 8=D

15 Dec 2012 11:44 AM
KrispyKritter     
Grew up with a dad who was a Town Drunk. i go to the local state fair and see parents drinking in front of their children on the family outing, it kills me a little inside.

15 Dec 2012 12:36 PM
qgmonkey     
I fully expected TFA to list "craft" beers like Shock Top, Blue Moon, and Red Hook. Good on them for showcasing the smaller (and better) companies.

15 Dec 2012 12:47 PM
WhippingBoy     

KrispyKritter: Grew up with a dad who was a Town Drunk. i go to the local state fair and see parents drinking in front of their children on the family outing, it kills me a little inside.


There's a difference between "drinking beer" and getting sauced to the gills. Puritan attitudes towards alcohol are actually more damaging than regular, responsible alcohol consumption.

15 Dec 2012 01:54 PM
SacriliciousBeerSwiller     
Epcot in Orlando is just a giant beer garden disguised as a kids attraction.

Also, west coast breweries have never impressed me much.

15 Dec 2012 03:05 PM
SacriliciousBeerSwiller     

qgmonkey: I fully expected TFA to list "craft" beers like Shock Top, Blue Moon, and Red Hook. Good on them for showcasing the smaller (and better) companies.


Blue Moon is a Coors product.

15 Dec 2012 03:06 PM
SDRR     

KrispyKritter: Grew up with a dad who was a Town Drunk. i go to the local state fair and see parents drinking in front of their children on the family outing, it kills me a little inside.


If drinking your face off around the world at Epcot is wrong, I don't want to be right.

15 Dec 2012 03:47 PM
hammettman     

Lionel Mandrake: Meh...it's no Duff Gardens

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As a kid, me and my brother were brought to Busch Gardens in Van Nuys many times. For the uninitiated, Busch Gardens was a marketing vehicle for Anheiser-Busch beers, disguised as an amusement park. A few mediocre rides for the kiddees, and FREE BEER for the adults. It worked like this: there were pavilions spread around the park, which offered 2 samples to each adult. Then you had to get back in line, or move to the next pavilion. Mom didn't drink, but she stood in line to get her 2 samples, which she promptly gave to dad. The only time I ever got lost (separated from my parents for almost an hour) in my life was at Busch Gardens. It took me a few years, but I finally figured it out. After about 5 pavilion visits, in that Van Nuys summer heat, dad was toasted, and mom's primary focus turned from us kids to keeping dad upright.

/csb

15 Dec 2012 04:51 PM
Smackledorfer     

Nebulious: I thought it said Adventure Time theme park and got really excited.


i would love such a thing.

on topic: went to disneyworld in november with parents/brothers and had a much better time than I expected.

saw la nouba (circ de sole), hit epcot, world, the animal kingdom, and marvel. plenty of boozing opportunities but I was too sick to really take advantage.

and actually drinks weren't too crazily overpriced.

15 Dec 2012 04:53 PM
WhippingBoy     

hammettman: Lionel Mandrake: Meh...it's no Duff Gardens

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As a kid, me and my brother were brought to Busch Gardens in Van Nuys many times. For the uninitiated, Busch Gardens was a marketing vehicle for Anheiser-Busch beers, disguised as an amusement park. A few mediocre rides for the kiddees, and FREE BEER for the adults. It worked like this: there were pavilions spread around the park, which offered 2 samples to each adult. Then you had to get back in line, or move to the next pavilion. Mom didn't drink, but she stood in line to get her 2 samples, which she promptly gave to dad. The only time I ever got lost (separated from my parents for almost an hour) in my life was at Busch Gardens. It took me a few years, but I finally figured it out. After about 5 pavilion visits, in that Van Nuys summer heat, dad was toasted, and mom's primary focus turned from us kids to keeping dad upright.

/csb


Every vacation should be that good.

15 Dec 2012 04:55 PM
hammettman     

WhippingBoy: hammettman: Lionel Mandrake: Meh...it's no Duff Gardens

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As a kid, me and my brother were brought to Busch Gardens in Van Nuys many times. For the uninitiated, Busch Gardens was a marketing vehicle for Anheiser-Busch beers, disguised as an amusement park. A few mediocre rides for the kiddees, and FREE BEER for the adults. It worked like this: there were pavilions spread around the park, which offered 2 samples to each adult. Then you had to get back in line, or move to the next pavilion. Mom didn't drink, but she stood in line to get her 2 samples, which she promptly gave to dad. The only time I ever got lost (separated from my parents for almost an hour) in my life was at Busch Gardens. It took me a few years, but I finally figured it out. After about 5 pavilion visits, in that Van Nuys summer heat, dad was toasted, and mom's primary focus turned from us kids to keeping dad upright.

/csb

Every vacation should be that good.


If only they were better beers I'd be in my kid's face every Saturday morning: "Wake up!!! we're going to Oskar Blues Land!!!"

15 Dec 2012 05:02 PM
ongbok     
The only bad part about this is that you are going to be paying $10 - $15 for a beer. That is just wrong.

16 Dec 2012 06:55 AM
mr intrepid     

DarkSoulNoHope: Disneyland is turning into Portland, Oregon?!


Sure. But without the hipsters.

16 Dec 2012 08:30 PM
DarkSoulNoHope     

mr intrepid: DarkSoulNoHope: Disneyland is turning into Portland, Oregon?!

Sure. But without the hipsters.


Will be a much better place than Portland then, maybe it really could be the Happiest Place on Earth!

17 Dec 2012 12:59 AM
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