Three Cheers this Weekend for the Baytowne Beer Festival at Florida's Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Oct 18, 2011, 10:12 ET from Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Popular Events Expected to Bring in Thousands this Weekend

DESTIN, FL, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Bring together sunny skies this weekend with more than 100 domestic and international craft beers plus the charming Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort , and you have a winning combination at the Baytowne Beer Festival.

Known as the "Best Beer Fest on the Coast," this popular Florida event is this Friday and Saturday October 21 and 22 and features on-site craft brewers, beer samplings, seminars and live music. Beer aficionados will be able to sample domestic and international options, including specialty, seasonal and not-yet-released beers.

The Baytowne Beer Festival is a pitcher perfect reason for a getaway, and Sandestin makes it easy with its specially priced Beerfest package (Code BEER11) or the "FREE3" promotion, a free night with the purchase of two. Special Military and Florida resident rates are also available. Simply call 1-866-91-BEACH or visit www.sandestin.com.

The Craft Beer Tasting with more than 100 beers will be held this Saturday, October 22 from  2-6 p.m.  Harpoon Brewery, Gordash Brewing, Sweetwater Brewery, Warsteiner Imports, Abita Brewing and Great Divide Brewery are just a few of the featured breweries at this year's festival, where brew masters will explain the characteristics of different lagers and ales.

Because of demand and popularity of this event, people are encouraged to purchase tickets early before the Craft Beer Tasting is sold out. Individual tickets are on sale for a reduced price of $20 per person through October 21. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event for $25. Special pricing for groups is also available. For more information on events and to purchase tickets visit www.baytownebeerfestival.com.

In addition, this Friday, October 21 the Village's Marlin Grill will be hosting a beer walkabout and menu pairing for $35 per person from 6- 8 p.m., and at 9:30 p.m., Funky Blue Shack will have a Sweetwater Party with live music. Raffles and donations from the Sweetwater Party will benefit the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge.

The weekend's activities will also include the special addition and attraction of "Vettes at the Village" this Saturday, October 22 from 12-5 p.m., a display of more than 200 corvettes from around the Southeast.

About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort:
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort offers the most complete resort experience in North America and has been named the #1 Resort on Florida's beautiful Emerald Coast. Sandestin is a 2,400-acre destination for all seasons and for all ages. Sandestin invites guests to a world of 30 charming neighborhoods featuring 1,500 condominiums, villas, town homes and a wide variety of hotel accommodations. A member South Walton, 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 98-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, 65,000 square feet of meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a pedestrian village featuring a host of boutique shops, casual and fine dining restaurants and nightlife venues.

SOURCE Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort