It’s that time of year when we begin to indulge in all kinds of seasonal treats and tastes. Thus far Universal Orlando has been slow to offer seasonal food & beverage to help us get into the spirit of each season. But at last we can indulge in a new seasonal specialty that has already struck a chord with beer lovers and fans of The Simpsons (of which I am both)!
Dufftoberfest marks the first time Universal has offered a seasonal specialty beer. During special events like Mardi Gras and Halloween Horror Nights there are stands set up in the park offering specialty food and drink not normally offered during regular seasons. As great as these treats can be they aren’t always representative of the actual season or holiday that many of us are in the mood to celebrate. After all, what better way to celebrate the season than with your tastebuds?
The Dufftoberfest beer is in addition to the three regular varieties of Duff beer. You can have some sweet, wonderful Duff by visiting either Moe’s Tavern or Duff Gardens located in Springfield USA, Universal Studios Florida. The flavor is a true Oktoberfest, marzen style beer. It’s not too heavy, has some subtle spice to it and a caramel tone as well.
This seasonal beer hopefully means Universal may start offering new seasonal items. If Dufftoberfest is any indication of what Universal can offer in the world of seasonal specialty beers, I’d love to see a dark winter flavor and a light, refreshing summer flavor too. Make sure you get over to Universal Studios to try a pint of Dufftoberfest before it goes away on 10/31.