Why the Butterfly Beer Needs To Be On Your List at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

We all know that Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival is one of the prettiest times to visit Walt Disney World’s second-oldest park. But with the addition of food booths (called Outdoor Kitchens at this festival!), the Festival got delicious, too!

The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Check out the full menus — and tons of food photos — for the 2018 Flower and Garden Food Booths here!

This year the Festival runs from February 28 to May 28 — three whole months of loveliness! — and celebrates 25 years!

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And this year, the Florida Museum of Natural History is launching a totally unique and intriguing beverage: Monarch Milk Stout. And yup, that’s Monarch like the butterfly! The beer is crafted in collaboration with First Magnitude Brewing Co.

3D butterflies celebrate, too!

3D butterflies celebrate, too!

Don’t worry — no butterflies were harmed in the making of this brew. The purpose of the beer is to illuminate the declines of Monarch populations with hope that the partnership with Disney will raise awareness on an international level. The ultimate goal, according to Jaret Daniels, the director the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, is to promote habitat restoration and scientific research into this iconic butterfly.

Butterfly at Flower and Garden Festival

Butterfly at Flower and Garden Festival

Monarch Milk Stout will be served exclusively at the “Florida Fresh Outdoor Kitchen” food booth, and percentages of the sale of the beer will go to support at-risk butterfly conservation right there in Florida. So you get to try a unique drink, and the butterflies get a little love in the process. It’s a win-win!

Florida Fresh Booth

Florida Fresh Booth

And it’s part and parcel of Epcot’s mission to educate while they entertain! We love it!

Headed to the Festival? Don’t forget to click here for the full Menus for the Flower and Garden Outdoor Kitchen food booths!

What’s your favorite part of Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival? Tell us in the comments! 

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