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SEAWORLD’S SEVEN SEAS CRAFT BEER & FOOD FESTIVAL SET TO SAIL

Epicurean adventurers can go on a culinary voyage around the world without ever leaving SeaWorld, as the marine park’s Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival gets ready to set sail!  With more than 55 food items (including 33 that are brand new this year), an all-new Flavors of India realm, 127 beer options, several wine varietals and live entertainment on three stages, San Diego’s premier food festival launches March 9 and sails on for eight weekends through April 28. And all that one needs for this gastronomic trip are admission to SeaWorld and a Seven Seas Passport!

Seven Seas has something for everyone, including fans who come back year after year for the most popular Grilled Lamb Slider. For those seeking something new, there’s plenty this year, including the park’s Executive Chef Dave McHugh, who joined the SeaWorld family last summer. McHugh’s goal was to honor a lot of the Seven Seas favorites, but also put his own culinary spin on the event. “Come back and enjoy that delicious Lamb Slider, but also try some of the 33 brand-new items this year, like the Pretzel Melt Reuben or Potato Samosas, with those bread elements coming right out of the hearth of our own bakery. We also are whipping up fresh roulades and authentic, hand-crafted pastry crème Napoleons. From savory to sweet, we want everyone to come out and share food and fun with friends and family.” 

With San Diego’s “Capital of Craft title, Seven Seas wouldn’t be complete without a star-studded lineup of local brews.  Each weekend during Seven Seas, three different San Diego craft breweries will be featured, with opportunities for guests to meet the brewers. Locals Eppig Brewing, Green Flash Brewing Co. and Mike Hess Brewing are among those on tap to participate, plus, hailing from Oregon and new to Seven Seas this year, is Braveheart Brewing. Owned and operated by military veterans, Braveheart will serve up several of their “Brewed for the Brave” choices, including Semper Fi American Wheat and Frogman Imperial Red. As always, contributions from every sale of Braveheart Brewing brands will support POW-MIA Families, Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, the Seal Family Foundation and the 03XX Foundation.

While guests are savoring and sipping from the Seven Seas menu, they can also take in the sounds, with live music performed on three stages: award-winning musicians from the local music scene at the SoCal Flavors Stage; relaxing, smooth melodies on the French Flavors Stage; and sizzling performances by haka acts and fire dancers at the Polynesian Flavors Stage.

Seven Seas by the Numbers:

Sea World Seven Seas Food and Beverages

55 food items (33 of which are brand new this year!)

8 themed realms

127 beers

25 featured breweries

Eight wine varietals

2 choices for Taster Sampler cards (10-item or 15-item)

3 stages with live music

WHAT’S  COOKING, ON TAP AND READY TO POUR:

ALL-NEW THIS YEAR! Flavors of India

Chicken Tikka Masala

Potato Samosas

Palak Paneer Skewers  Tarka Dal  

Halwa Suji Dessert

SoCal Flavors

Pretzel Mac and Cheese

NEW–Micro-Basil Tomato Potage 

NEW–Sauteed Pretzel Knots

NEW–Pretzel Melt Reuben

NEW–Pork Belly Calzone 

NEW–Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenders 

Bacon Margarita

Candied Bacon Cheesecake

NEW–Spicy Ebi Shrimp Tamaki 

NEW–Umame Shitake Dynamite Roll

NEW–Shishito Blistered Peppers

Fruity Strawberry Sake 

Craft Beer Hub at SoCal Flavors

March 9 and 10 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

March 16 and 17 Golden Road Brewing

March 23 and 24 Green Flash

March 30 and 31 New Belgium Brewing

April 6 and 7 Ballast Point

April 13 and 14 Mike Hess Brewing

April 20 and 21 Belching Beaver Brewery

April 27 and 28 Coronado Brewing Company

Wine offerings at SoCal Flavors (available all event long)

Fess Parker Chardonnay (Santa Barbara) 
Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand) 
Dry Creek Chenin Blanc (Sonoma) 
Vino Robles Red 4 Red Blend (Paso Robles) 
Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma) 
Montana Rioja Crianza (Spain) 
Campuget Tradition Rose (France) 
Bortolomiol Pinot Nero Brut Rose (Italy)

French Flavors

Smoky Salmon Rillettes

NEW–Escargot Pistolet Roll Lamb Chop LollypopWarm Brie & Duck Confit

NEW–Trois Fromages 

Decadent Chocolate Mousse 

NEW–Gateaux  Napoleon

Nutella Banana Crepe 

Beverage: Café L’Orange (Coffee Liqueur, Triple Sec, Coffee, Whipped Cream)

Beer Hub at French Flavors

March 9 and 10 Stone Brewing

March 16 and 17 Eppig Brewing

March 23 and 24 Karl Strauss

March 30 and 31 AleSmith Brewing Company

April 6 and 7 Boulevard Brewing Co.

April 13 and 14 Pizza Port Brewing Company

April 20 and 21 Fall Brewing Company

April 27 and 28 Braveheart Brewing and Kilowatt Brewing

Mediterranean Flavors

Grilled Lamb Slider

NEW–Tapenade Hummus Trio 

NEW–Sumac Rubbed Angus Kebab Warm Beignets

Beer: Firestone 805 (available all event long)

Tuscan Flavors

Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta
NEW–Eggplant Caponata & Grilled Polenta

NEW–Sausage Ribollita Zuppa
NEW–Panna Cotta & Cannoli Duet
Beer: Fall Brewing Sangria Jazz Hands (available all event long)

Latin American Flavors

NEW–Causa Crab Salad

NEW–Lomo Saltado Chimichurri ShrimpPeruvian Ceviche

NEW–Chile Queso Pupusa

NEW–Angus Baracoa Tacos

NEW–Oaxaca Spicy Chocolate

NEW–Crème Caramel Flan

Beverages: Mural Agua Fresca Cerveza, Sangria, Margarita (available all event long)

Craft Beer Hub at Latin American Flavors

March 9 and 10 Iron Fist Brewing Company

March 16 and 17 Mason Ale Works

March 23 and 24 Mikkeller Brewing

March 30 and 31 Novo Brazil

April 6 and 7 Groundswell

April 13 and 14 Port Brewing Company

April 20 and 21 Maui Brewing Co.

April 27 and 28 Refuge Brewery

Polynesian Flavors

NEW–Chicken Katsu & Sauce Kalua Pig

NEW–Loco Moco Crisp Pina Rainbow

NEW–Ahi Poke Napoleon Fire Cracker Coconut Shrimp

NEW–Szechuan Crunchy Wings

NEW–Turon Filipino 

Craft Beer Hub at Polynesian Flavors
Green Flash Passion Fruit Kicker
New Belgian Voodoo Hazy IPA
Karl Strauss Aurora Hoppyalis
Maui Brewing Bikini Blonde
Kona Brewing Hanalei Island IPA

Polynesian Flavors Tiki Bar

Mai Tai
Mango Daiquiri
Strawberry Daiquiri
Pina Colada
Tiki Fruit Punch w/Passion Fruit Boba (Non-Alcoholic)
Coco Loco (Rum, zico coconut water, and pineapple juice)

Caribbean Flavors

Jerk Chicken Sliders
Jamaican Spare Rib
NEW–Pepper Pot Shrimp
NEW–Mango-Pomegranate Roulade
Beer: Citradelic IPA (available all event long)

Admission to SeaWorld’s Seven Seas & Craft Beer Food Festival is included with park admission, with options for a la carte purchases ranging from $5 to $6.50 for food items, or with a Taster Sampler card. The 10-item card is $50 and the 15-item card is $65. Beer and wine can also be purchased a la carte either in sampler size or full size. The best way to enjoy Seven Seas, and all of SeaWorld’s seasonal events, is with a SeaWorld Fun Card or annual Pass. With a Fun Card or Pass in hand, visitors can be among the first to experience SeaWorld’s first-of-its-kind-in-the-world roller coaster—Tidal Twister, slated to open Memorial Day Weekend—as well as all the exciting seasonal events the park has to offer, including the summer nighttime extravaganza Electric Ocean, SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration and more. For more information, visit www.SeaWorldSanDiego.com.

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Michael Sandoval

Michael created MUSE/MUSE TV after a career in professional sports and journalism. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Don Bosco Technical Institute in which he studied Electronics and Computer Science and California State University, Fullerton in which he graduated with a degree from the College of Communication in Journalism. He is a big Foo Fighters fan, loves Star Wars and loves photography.

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