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Hop Aboard 30A Brew Tour With Gulf Coast Go

August 12, 2018 by Abby Eller

You do the drinking, let Gulf Coast Go do the driving. Hop on the Bus!

Experience a taste of SoWal's craft beer scene with South Walton's first 30A Brew Tour. Born out of love for beer, Gulf Coast Go - a "hop on, hop off" transportation service along Scenic 30A, South Walton and Destin has added an adventure for the beer lover in us all. Whether you like IPAs, Stouts, Sours or even Goses, you will find plenty of great beers to taste along the way.

Gather your best buds and join in the fun with Gulf Coast Go every Saturday for the 30A Brew Tour  leaving at 1:45pm from the public parking on 283 South in Grayton Beach. South Walton's only beer tour will now make three stops over three hours at Grayton Beer Tap RoomIdyll Hounds Tap Room, and Grayton Beer Brewpub. The cost of the tour is $55. Grab some friends and get ready to make new ones on the 30A Brew Tour! 

30A Brew Tour with Gulf Coast Go
Saturdays at 1:45pm
Grayton Beer Company, Idyll Hounds Brewing Company and Grayton Beer Brewpub
Tickets $55

Tickets available at gulfcoastgofl.com/30abrewtours


​Co-owner Curtis Spagnola says, "While working to get Gulf Coast Go off the ground to provide reliable transportation to locals and visitors to our area, we saw the need for a local craft beer tour. We have so many great breweries on the panhandle and we love to support local business."

The Grayton Beer Company Taproom is a GRAYT place in SoWal to drink from the source, and your first stop on the tour. Pouring into the facility you are greeted by a friendly and knowledgeable beer ambassador ready to take you on a 20 minute guided tour. Donning a pair of safety goggles, take a look behind the scenes as you learn about the brewing and packing process while trying not to be distracted by the cellar loaded with massive stainless steal tanks filled with fermenting beer. Finish things off with a sampling in the taproom - a flight of selected Grayton Beer Company brews. Now's your chance to purchase merchandise and your to-go favorites to take home to your family & friends, or back to the room to sip on at sunset, before hopping back on the bus.

With the air conditioner and music pumping, beer travelers board the trolley to head down the road to Idyll Hounds Brewery where they will receive a flight of beers.

Rounding out the 30A Brew Tour, brew-cruisers will take a drive down Scenic Highway 30A to view South Walton's famous sugar-white sand beaches and rare coastal dune lakes on their way to the Grayton Beer Brewpub. Fresh to the Grayton Beach scene, the brewpub is outfitted with a small batch system allowing Grayton Beer Company to produce creative and unique beers on a smaller scale. Kick back at the bar while you enjoy another flight. Brewpub bartenders will walk you through each selected style and are available to answer questions you may have or simply put in a food order if your beverage consumption deems it necessary.

​A flight at the Grayton Beer Brewpub paired with the Artisan Bavarian Pretzel & Cici & PaPa's Hush Puppies. Yum!

Your three hour tour concludes at 5 p.m. right where you started, in the public parking on 283 South in Grayton Beach. This tour is ideal for friends and family, colleague outings, and just about any celebratory occasion. The first tour available will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays and is $75 a head. Gulf Coast Go plans to add many more types of tours in the near future including wine tours and food tours. The bus is equipped with comfortable, heated/air conditioned group seating, great music, and friendly and knowledgeable drivers

​Leave the driving to Gulf Coast Go, and enjoy!​ Gulf Coast Go will be a "hop on, hop off" transportation service. Opening summer of 2018, Gulf Coast Go plans to have multiple stops along Scenic County Highway 30A and all the way to the Destin Harbor. Travelers will be able to buy a day pass to get everywhere from Inlet Beach to Destin.

Follow Gulf Coast Go on Facebook.  Read more about Grayton Beer Company and the Grayton Beer Brewpub.


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Abby hails from nearby Niceville and loves the beach as much as anyone that ever lived. Her background in event planning, branding, and marketing allows her to share her love of the beach with the world.

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