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Baytowne Beer Festival Rolling Out The Barrel Oct. 19-20

October 15, 2012 by SoWal Staff

BEER! It's not just for breakfast anymore!

The gang at Sandestin has a great track record of starting all kinds of fun festivals. Usually they start small and grow over the years. That is exactly what has happened with the annual Baytowne Beer Festival. It started small but has grown quicker than most, not suprising given the average American's love affair with the sudsy beverage.

In just five short years the festival has grown to be one of the most sussessful and most loved by locals and visitors. Sponsored by SoWal.com once again - come on out and join us for a toast at the Village of Baytowne Wharf Oct. 19 - 20.

You'll have the opportunity to sample American specialty beers from around the nation. The event features more than 100 domestic and international beers and 40 craft brewers. 

Beers
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 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.

In addition to the Beer Festival, Sandestin's Marlin Grill will be hosting, “Beer From Around Here,” a beer walkabout and menu pairing for $35 per person the night of Friday, October 19.

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 www.baytownewharfbeerfestival.com

The Baytowne Beer Festival is a pitcher perfect reason for a Sandestin getaway. Simply call 1-866-91-BEACH or visit www.sandestin.com for pricing.

About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort was named the No. 1 resort on Florida’s Emerald Coast. The resort invites guests to a world of 2,400 acres and 30 charming neighborhoods featuring 1,300 Destin vacation rentals, condominiums, villas, town homes and the best in Destin hotel accommodations. As a member of Visit 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 113-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a pedestrian village with shopping, dining and nightlife.  Guests and prospective guests are invited to download Sandestin’s APP for iPhone and Android devices, or become a Facebook Fan or Twitter follower for the latest events and news.

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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