Tickets are NOW on Sale!

Our tickets forour 7th Annual Baytowne Beer Festival are now on sale! Here are the details for tickets:

Saturday General Admission | Craft Beer Tasting Tickets:
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of
  for October 18th only
**Tickets include admission to the Saturday Beer Tasting event from 2-6p only**
Beer Tasting Glass
  | Rain or Shine No Refunds
Please drink responsibly

Saturday VIP + Admission | Craft Beer Tasting Tickets :
Tickets are $55 in advance and $60 the day of
  for October 18th only
**VIP Tickets include admission to BOTH VIP Party and the Beer Tasting from 2-6p**
12:30- 2pm VIP Party with lunch provided
Exclusive Beer Tasting Glass
Beer Tasting Glass
| Rain or Shine No Refunds
Please drink responsibly

Don't wait - get your tickets today!


Tickets on Sale June 20th

Time to roll out the barrel! We are excited to announce that tickets are going on sale next Friday, June 20th! for the 7th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest on October 17th & 18, 2014!

Presented by The Village of Baytowne Wharf, this year’s event looks to be even grander and have more ways for you to enjoy your favorite brew than ever before!  We are offering a few new surprises for our beer loving friends by shaking up our Friday night’s event with a little BINGO game AND we’ve added a VIP component to Saturday's event!

Our Beer BINGO game will be FREE for all participants and held on Friday evening. Players can enter for a chance to win big with exclusive prices from local merchants. More details to follow about this event!

Another new element to our Beer Fest is our VIP component for Saturday. VIP ticket holders will have an all-inclusive package this year, including the an exclusive pre-party before the event even begins.! We will be providing a lunch option from noon - 2pm with exclusive tastings of beer as well! You can skip the lines and enjoy your beer much earlier than everyone else.

The main event will feature more than 200 domestic and international craft beers available for sampling. Brewery representatives will be available at the event, offering an opportunity to learn about the different types of lagers and ales from a variety of styles. Live entertainment will be also featured during the festival.

Mark your calendars and we hope to see you out for our 7th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival.


Great photos from the 2013 Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest!


Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival Rolls Out the Barrel for 5th Annual Event

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the 2,400-acre resort on Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast 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 charming 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 featured at this year’s festival includes: Dogfish, Harpoon Brewery, Abita, Blue Moon Brewery, Magic Hat, Grayton Brewery, Sweetwater Brewery, Nola, Yuengling, Merchant du Vin and many more. Visit for the latest 2012 participating breweries.

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, 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

Let the savory smells of barbeque tempt your palate as the autumn breeze crisps the air to welcome fall! Kick off the Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival with Marlin Grill’s “Beer From Around Here” a beer walkabout and menu pairing for $35 per person the night of Friday, October 19 at 6 p.m. Featuring barbeque by Jim ‘N Nick’s, beer pairings from local breweries and live music on the lawn. Pair gourmet grilled meat with the finest of brews the Southeast has to offer. Delicacies include gourmet grilled meat and a slew of decadent side dishes and sauces.

Festival tickets are on sale 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

The Baytowne Beer Festival is a pitcher perfect reason for a Sandestin getaway. Simply call 1-866-91-BEACH or visit for pricing (mention promotional code: BEER12).


Tales of "Ancient Ales"-- Dogfish Head Brewery

Dogfish Head Brewery is known for its experimental and "extreme" beers. A rather new brewing company, only 15 years old, was founded by owner, Sam Calagione.

In the late 90's, Dogfish Head began brewing an "Ancient Ales" series. The recipes for these brews were based on a chemical analysis of residue found on various drinking vessels from several different archeological sites.

This like of beers, has led to "BREWED," a new series premiering, November 21st, on the Discovery Channel. Sam, with archeologist and beer expert, Pat McGovern will travel the world to recreate more ancient ales.

They visit Rome to research Italian beers and New Zealand to investigate making the "first tomato based beer."

This year's festival will feature:

Midas Touch- (from the Ancient Ales series) This recipe is the actual oldest-known fermented beverage in the world! It is an ancient Turkish recipe using the original ingredients from the 2700 year old drinking vessels discovered in the tomb of King Midas.

Indian Brown Ale-  a cross between a Scotch Ale, an India Pale Ale, and an American Brown.

Palo Santa Marron- An unfiltered, unfettered, unprecedented brown ale aged in handmade wooden brewing vessels. The caramel and vanilla complexity unique to this beer comes from the exotic Paraguayan Palo Santo wood from which these tanks were crafted.

Festina Peche- A refreshing neo-BerlinerWeisse fermented with honest-to-goodness peaches! This beer is seasonal and is only released in summer months.


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