BestBeerFest

Some people call it the “Best Beer Fest on the Emerald Coast.” Well, we won’t argue with that. Coming up, October 18th& 19th, the Baytowne Beer Festival is a definite must-attend event for thousands of people every year. The event has grown in its 6 years, and this year promises to be an exceptional time.

With more than 200 domestic and international beers and 40 craft brewers showcasing their wares, the Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the 2013 festival will be bigger and more entertaining than ever. Some of the featured activities include beer samplings (of course), beer seminars and live music. There will be a beer for every taste, with domestic macro-brews, international and specialty brews, and even some not-yet-for-sale beers.

The Grand Tasting will be on Saturday, October 19th, from 2:00 – 6:00pm. Tickets are available at the link below.

From Sandestin.com:

  • “Tickets presented at check-in by the front desk.
  • Check-in begins at 4:00pm. Beer Festival guests may pre-arrive [at] their accommodations and receive their tickets prior to 4pm, even if their room is not available.
  • Once tickets are picked up at the front desk, guests will need to go to the standard ticket line in the Village of Baytowne Wharf for ID check and to receive their event wristband and glassware for tasting.”

Some of the brewers represented at the 2012 festival were:

ABITA BREWING COMPANY • ANCHOR BREWING COMPANY • BELL’S BREWERY • BOULDER BEER • CARLSBERG • CHIMAY • DOGFISH HEAD CRAFT BREWED ALES • FLORIDA BEER COMPANY • HARPOON BREWERY • HIGHLAND BREWING COMPANY • LABATT BREWERIES • LAZY MAGNOLIA BREWING COMPANY • MILLER  • COORS • BLUE MOON BREWING COMPANY • HENRY WEINHARD’S • REDD’S • LEINENKUGAL • CRISPIN CIDER • MAGIC HAT BREWING COMPANY • MOOSEHEAD BREWERY • MURPHY’S • NOLA BREWING • OSKAR BLUES BREWERY • PAULANER • ROGUE ALES • BOSTON BEER • SAM ADAMS • ANGRY ORCHARD • AYINGER BREWERY • SAMUEL SMITH • LINDEMAN’S • ORVAL BREWERY • WESTMALLE • SHINER BEERS • SIERRA NEVADA • SPATEN • STONE BREWING COMPANY • SWEETWATER BREWING COMPANY • TERRAPIN BEER COMPANY • WELL’S • YUENGLING

Now, about that ticketing link we promised you, here it is – Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest tickets.

What if we told you, you have a chance to win a pair of tickets? We thought that might get your attention. Keep an eye on our Facebookand Twitter pages for information. We will give away one pair of tickets and the winner could be you.

unnamedNot in town that weekend but still want to attend an Emerald Coast beer festival AND do some good? How about the Fourth Annual Destin Beer Festival? September 28th, from 2:00pm – 5:00pm, join with thousands of beer lovers who will be indulging in craft beer, delicious foods, live music and even more craft beer. The event benefits Children in Crisis, Inc., an organization dedicated to providing homes and establishing hope for abused, neglected, and abandoned children in Northwest Florida. For more information, visit the DestinBeerFest website.

So, whether you live in Destin, Pensacola, Panama City, Atlanta, or Eugene, Oregon, you have time to get here. Fly into VPS, get a taxi to your hotel, and enjoy the weekend, whichever one you choose. If you want, we won’t even tell anyone you came. Shhh.