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25 Drinks of Christmas – Day 4: ISLA NUBAR IPA at Jurassic Park

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The Christmas season is our absolute favorite time of the year. Growing up, one of the little things I loved most was getting an Advent calendar and counting down the days until Santa would be coming down the chimney. As I grew older, I had to leave Advent calendars in the rear view mirror,* but I still miss that daily countdown building anticipation to the big day. So, we’re going to start a virtual Advent calendar here at TouringPlans. For 2022, we are going to countdown our favorite drinks at Walt Disney World and the Universal Orlando Resort.

Criteria: Drinks can be alcoholic or nonalcoholic. Drinks can come from any venue on the property. Bonus points are awarded for the atmosphere where the drink is served. Any drink with glow cubes is immediately disqualified. Ready? Let’s go!

The Drink – Isla Nubar IPA

Location – Various locations in Jurassic Park (Islands of Adventure)

The iconic Jurassic Park arch. (photo by Michael Carelli)

Universal has been working with the Florida Beer Company to produce the exclusive brews that we see inside the parks. This includes Duff Beer in Springfield USA along with Wizard’s Brew and Dragon Scale available in Diagon Alley. Their latest creation was the Isla Nubar IPA for Islands of Adventure.

Isla Nubar IPA. (photo by Michael Carelli)

Talk about one of the best ever theme park beer taps. Straight up E-Ticket.

Isla Nubar IPA tap. (photo by Michael Carelli)

Lots of great photo-ops in Jurassic Park to make your beer look pretty for social media.

Isla Nubar IPA. (photo by @SuperWeenieHtJr)
Isla Nubar. (photo by Scott Sanders)

Easily my favorite exculsive beer at any theme park, this IPA is refreshing and delicious. The hop selection gives the beer a taste of tropical grapefruit and orange. Unlike some IPAs this is easy to drink and will not make you regret your choices. -Joseph Matt

25 Drinks of Christmas TouringPlans Brought to Me…

See you tomorrow for the next entry into the 25 Drinks of Christmas Countdown, where we are going to head over to Disney Springs. If you had fun, be sure to check out any of our other fun series including Theme Park Hills to Die On, the adventures of David & Derek (theme park’s Goofus & Gallant,) or the famous (infamous?) Theme Park Turkeys of the Year awards. for your listening pleasure, check out the Parkscope Podcast. Your humble author can also be seen producing typos at an inhuman rate on Twitter: @derekburgan

The 25 Drinks of Christmas series couldn’t be done without an All Star team behind us including world class photographers Michael Carelli, Brandon Glover, Scott Sanders, and Hedghehog’s Corner. The drink listing came from a double-secret blue ribbon panel comprised of SAT SIX Fun Squaders including: Megan Stump, Nitro230,The Man Formerly Known as @DrunkAtDisney, Bethany Vinton, Parkscope Joe and Parkscope Nick. As always, Digital Maestro Scott Walker was the cherry on top of the sundae.

*That is an absolute lie. I still buy an advent calendar every year with chocolates in it, and I also buy an annual box of Christmas Crunch, but we’ll keep that between us.

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