Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort will host the Fifth Annual Baytowne Beer Festival in The Village of Baytowne Wharf Oct. 19-20.
The popular festival will include opportunities to discover and sample American specialty beers from around the nation. The event features more than 100 domestic and international beers and 40 craft brewers. The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin will be the perfect backdrop for fun-in-the-sun during the traditionally beautiful month of October.
Known as the “Best Beer Fest on the Emerald Coast,” the festival includes 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 will be able to savor the best in beer selections.
A sample of the brewing companies from last year’s festival includes Harpoon Brewery, Abita, Grayton Brewery, Sweetwater Brewery, Nola, Merchant D’Uvin and many more. Stay tuned at baytownebeerfestival.com for the 2012 participating breweries to be announced soon.
New This Year
Guests will be able to register for a seminar Friday evening highlighting “Three Decades of Craft Beer: A Taste of History and Today” presented by John Holl, an award-winning author, journalist and beer expert.
Having visited more than 900 breweries around the world, Holl has been privileged to learn about the brewing process from the most dedicated, passionate and knowledgeable people in the business. In addition to Holl’s duties as news editor and columnist of The Ale Street News and associate editor of Beer Connoisseur magazine, he regularly appears on NBC’S “Weekend Today” and is a regular contributor to Beverage World magazine, Craftbeer.com and All About Beer Magazine. He has also written beer-and travel-themed articles for the Wall Street Journal, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Celebrator Beer News, Alma Cerveza and Patch.com.
Festival tickets go on sale Aug. 1 for a reduced price of $25 per person through Oct. 19. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event for $30. The Friday seminar with John Holl is an additional fee. Special pricing for groups is available. For more information on events and to purchase tickets visit www.baytownebeerfestival.com.