Jake's Beer Festival at Loews Royal Pacific Resort

Our Lady Crafters had a great time at Jake's Inaugural Beer Festival held over at Loews Royal Pacific Resort this past weekend. The festival was an extension from the monthly craft beer dinners that take place at Jake's American Bar located in the resort.
Jake's Beer Festival Loew's Royal Pacific Resort Universal Orlando

The festival took place outside on the beautiful grounds where the weekly Wantilan Luau takes place at the resort. There were food and beverage stations scattered about, allowing a nice flow for the guests. When I first got there I made my rounds just to take in all that was offered.
As if the beer and the food wasn't enough the Hindu Cowboys rocked out the night adding to the atmosphere. You could enjoy your food and drinks while watching the band or if you preferred sitting they had you covered in the Beer Garden where the music was played throughout.

I couldn't believe how much craft beer there was to choose from. I love my beer, but I could only handle half of what was being offered! I went with the flow, but next time I'm going in with a strategy so I make sure I sample some I haven't tried before.
Craft Beer at Jake's Beer Festival Loew's Royal Pacific Resort Universal Orlando

While I came to the event for the beer, one of the things I enjoyed most about this festival was engaging with the beer reps. I love talking beer and all of them were friendly and answered any questions I had. They would help with suggestions and enjoyed talking about their breweries. A number of the beer tables had their company swag out as well.
Beer Choices at Jake's Beer Festival Loew's Royal Pacific Resort Universal Orlando
While the beer was the highlight I thought the food would be an afterthought. I couldn't believe how delicious the food tasted; especially when you paired it with the suggested beers. There was a nice array of food all based on an Oktoberfest theme.
Food selections at Jake's Beer Festival Loew's Royal Pacific Resort Universal Orlando

While there were two different prices for this event you had regular ($35) and VIP tickets ($50), Our craft beer group teamed up with the event and had our own little VIP treatment. As a Lady Crafter VIP, we had a private seating area in the Beer Garden and Andy the bar manager at Jake's set us up with a little sampling of some of the event VIP beers. We also went home with some nice gift bags.
Jake's Beer Festival Loew's Royal Pacific Resort Universal Orlando

Jake's Beer Festival Loew's Royal Pacific Resort Universal Orlando

If you paid the extra for a VIP ticket you had access to the VIP Room located in Jake's American Bar. As a VIP, you got to sample about a dozen premium beers not available to the other guests. You also got to enjoy the comfort of sitting in the restaurant.

There was a special tapping in the VIP Room of Cigar City's Blueberry White Oak Jai Alai. That was a lot of fun to watch and it was just as nice to enjoy.
Cigar City beer at Jake's Beer Festival Loew's Royal Pacific Resort Universal Orlando

Four hours of eating, drinking, and conversations flew by.  I hope they make this event happen at least twice a year.  

Jake's Beer Festival was a wonderful event. The sights, sounds and, of course, the tastes made it an event I look forward to coming back for more. The welcoming staff and the beautiful weather was just icing on the cake. Cheers to Jake's and all who worked to make this an amazing night.

Jake's American Bar will be having their next beer dinner on November 11th. Sign up for emails to stay connected with all upcoming events at Loews Royal Pacific Resort. 
Jake's Beer Festival Loew's Royal Pacific Resort Universal Orlando