Fall for fun at the best Beerfest on the coast: Plans announced for the Baytowne Beer Festival at Sandestin this October 18-19.

Sep 06, 2013, 12:18 ET from Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort


DESTIN, FL, Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - With the boom of interest in craft beers, the Baytowne Beer Festival at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort this October will be more popular than ever.

Today Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the #1 resort on Florida's Emerald Coast, and the Village of Baytowne Wharf announced plans for their sixth annual Baytowne Beer Festival on Oct. 18-19.

Known as the "Best Beer Fest on the Emerald Coast," the festival will have opportunities to discover and sample specialty beers from around the nation. The charming Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin will be the perfect backdrop for fun-in-the-sun during the traditionally beautiful month of October.

The Baytowne Beer Festival will feature a wide range of beers varying in strength and style. From light pale ales and rich dark stouts to a number of bottled and yet-to-be-released fall beers - beer aficionados and novices will be able to savor the best in beer selections.

Friday, October 18
Let the savory smells of barbeque tempt your palate. The kick-off for the Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival will be Marlin Grill's "Beer From Around Here," a beer walkabout and menu pairing for $35 per person the night of Friday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. Pair gourmet grilled meat with the finest local brews the Southeast has to offer. Delicacies include barbeque, gourmet grilled meat and decadent side dishes and sauces.

New This Year

  • New this year will be a feature presentation Friday evening at the Village's Events Plaza Stage by Julia Rutland, senior food editor of Coastal Living Magazine. Ms. Rutland will demonstrate easy and delicious recipes made with beer.
  • There will be many new craft beers, and different selections from past years at the Beer Tasting on Saturday, October 19.

Saturday, October 19
On Saturday, October 19 from 2-6 p.m., the Village of Baytowne Wharf will transform into a taster's paradise with tents and nearly 200 beers from more than 40 breweries.

A sample of the brewing companies featured at this year's festival includes: Fat Tire Amber Ale, Ranger IPA, Shipyard, Pensacola Bay, Back 40 Beer Company and many more.

Brewery representatives will be available to discuss the different types of lagers and ales, teaching about the variety of styles. All ticketholders will be provided a Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival tasting glass for sampling.

Denton Hatcher and the Soapbox Blues will provide entertainment from the Event Plaza at 2-6 p.m.

Satruday's Beer Tasting tickets are on sale for a reduced price of $25 per person until Oct. 18. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event for $30. Special pricing for groups is available. Guests are advised to purchase tickets early, for the event has sold out in past years.

The Baytowne Beer Festival is a pitcher perfect reason for a Sandestin getaway, and special discounted packages are available. Simply call 1-866-91-BEACH or visit www.sandestin.com for pricing (mention promotional code: BEER13).

For more information on events and to purchase tickets visit www.baytownebeerfestival.com.

About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort was named the #1 resort on Florida's Emerald Coast. The resort invites guests to a world of 30 charming neighborhoods featuring more than 1,200 Destin vacation rentals, condominiums, villas, town homes and the best in Destin hotel style accommodations. As a member of Visit South Walton and Visit Florida, the resort features more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 113-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a pedestrian village with shopping, dining and nightlife.  Visit www.sandestin.com or follow Sandestin on Facebook and Twitter for the latest information and events.

Sandestin is offering a wide variety of discount accommodations and overnight packages for the Baytowne Beer Festival. Visit www.sandestin.com or call 1-866-91-BEACH for information.

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