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DarKoaster Black Lager

The Official Beer of Busch Gardens Williamsburg's DarKoaster

DarKoaster, North America’s first all-indoor straddle coaster, is coming to Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

Thrill seekers experiencing DarKoaster will embark on snowmobiles (with four accelerating launches and over 1,400 feet of track) to discover a mysterious phenomenon inside the walls of the iconic Oktoberfest castle. Building upon the legacy of Curse of DarKastle, a supernatural force is imminent as explorers discover that they are evading more than just a raging storm.

As the weather strikes, riders will race through total darkness to evade the elements, experiencing a total of 2,454 feet of track. To commemorate the opening of DarKoaster, Busch Gardens collaborated with The Virginia Beer Company to develop the perfect DarKoaster beer: a limited-release 5.2% abv Black Lager! This all-new brew is a traditional German-style Schwarzbier with hints of chocolate and coffee notes.

DarKoaster Black Lager is an homage to the traditional German-style Schwarzbier…and to this thrilling new addition to the Busch Gardens lineup. German for “black beer”, this Schwarzbier is a light-bodied Black Lager brewed with toasted malts. Smooth with a faint ruby hue, swirling with notes of caramel and wafts of coffee on the nose. Featured at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, this limited-edition recipe will be available on draft and in commemorative cans to visitors 21 and up beginning on DarKoaster’s Opening Day in May.

“DarKoaster is an unprecedented addition to Busch Gardens’ lineup of thrills. As the park’s tenth coaster, this attraction will immerse riders like never before in an all-new dark ride experience, said Kevin Lembke, Busch Gardens Williamsburg Park President. “We are excited to open DarKoaster on May 19, pairing with the launch of the exclusive DarKoaster Black Lager. It’s a privilege to partner with The Virginia Beer Company, a staple to Williamsburg and the craft beer community.”

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