Popular Baytowne Beer Fest Returns to the Emerald Coast

A happy couple drinking beer together.

One of the most popular annual events on the Emerald Coast is returning this fall! This October, Sandestin will host the Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival, a two-day celebration featuring over 200 domestic and international craft beers. When you stay at the Henderson Park Inn, you will be less than 20 minutes away from all of the fun. Read on to find out everything you need to know about the Baytowne Beer Fest.

When and Where

The Baytowne Beer Festival will take place on Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14, 2017. All of the events will be held at The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a lovely shopping and dining area located along the Choctawhatchee Bay. You will find The Village at 9300 Baytowne Wharf Blvd in Miramar Beach, FL.

Event Schedule for the Baytowne Beer Fest

The Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival will consist of three ticketed events held over the weekend. Here is a quick look at each event:

Beer From Around Here (October 14)
Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza, 6 – 8 p.m.

There are a number of excellent breweries on the Emerald Coast! The “Beer From Around Here” event showcases some of the Destin area’s best local brews in a relaxed and intimate setting. In addition to beers from the Florida Panhandle, “Beer From Around Here” will feature some tasty appetizers.

VIP Event (October 15)Beer being poured from a tap.
Marlin Grill, 1 – 2 p.m.

Located at the Marlin Grill restaurant in The Village of Baytowne Wharf, the VIP Event is perfect for the Beer Festival’s most devoted fans. Before the main event starts on Saturday, participants will be treated to exclusive beer tastings and some delicious food. Tickets for the VIP Event are all-inclusive for the festival’s signature Craft Beer Tasting. VIPs will also get to arrive early to the tasting and beat the lines.

Craft Beer Tasting (October 15)
Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza, 2 – 6 p.m.

Saturday’s Craft Beer Tasting is the centerpiece of the Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival. This event will feature over 40 breweries and 200 different beers. Participants will be able to sample the various lagers and ales in a complementary Baytowne Beer Fest tasting glass. Representatives from the different breweries will be on hand to answer questions and share information about the brewing process. Some of the breweries that will appear at the festival include Destin Brewery, Grayton Beer Company, Idyll Hounds, Pensacola Bay Brewery, Abita, Magic Hat, Dogfish Head, and Sierra Nevada.

Tickets for Baytowne Beer Fest

Tickets for the festival are currently available for purchase on the official Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival website. The Beer Fest is a very popular event, so we recommend buying your tickets as early as possible.

The Henderson Park Inn on the beach in Destin FL.Where to Stay in Destin

The Henderson Park Inn is the perfect place to stay for the Baytowne Beer Festival. Located adjacent to Henderson Beach State Park, our adults only bed and breakfast was voted the most romantic hotel in America by both the users of About.com and TripAdvisor.com. Offering a private white sand beach, complimentary breakfast and lunch, and rooms with balconies overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the Henderson Park Inn has everything you need for an unforgettable vacation. To start planning your getaway, browse our selection of Destin hotel rooms.

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