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Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest: A Great Excuse for a Fall Vacation!

by S. Lynne on July 23rd, 2017

Pouring and receiving a beer sample at Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest in Sandestin, FloridaIt’s not too early to start thinking about raising a glass or two at the Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest. Held every fall at the Village of Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin’s popular shopping and entertainment venue, the festival has earned a reputation as the “Best Beer Fest on the Emerald Coast.” Scheduled this year for October 13 and 14, it makes a “pitcher-perfect” excuse for a fall getaway to Destin, Florida!

With 40-plus breweries offering more than 200 domestic and international beers, the 2017 festival features plenty of tastings (including specialty, seasonal, and not-yet-released beers), as well as seminars and live entertainment.

Beers on ice at Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival at Sandestin Golf and Beach ResortThe fun starts on Friday night at 6 p.m. with Friday Beer From Around Here, showcasing beers from local breweries, including Grayton Beer, McGuires, Gulf Coast Brewing, Props Brewing, Idyll Hounds, Pensacola Bay Brewery, and Destin Brewery.
During the main Craft Beer Tasting event, scheduled for Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m., brewery representatives will be available to discuss the different types of lagers and ales. All ticket-holders will receive a Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest glass for the tastings, and there will be live music all afternoon.
For guests who want to get an earlier start on their fun – and the opportunity to get in ahead of the crowd lining up for the Craft Beer Tasting – there’s the VIP Event, held on Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. VIP ticket-holders will enjoy exclusive beer tastings and food pairings from Marlin Grill.

Evening shot of the Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

A beautiful evening at the Village of Baytowne Wharf

Practical Matters

Tickets, as well as special beer festival packages that include tickets and discounted accommodations, are available from Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Cost of a beer festival package starts at $119 for a Bayside at Sandestin Resort View. Cost of a General Admission ticket is $40 per person.

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