Baytowne Beer Festival kicks off this weekend

Image courtesy of Baytown Beer Festival

Image courtesy of Baytowne Beer Festival

I’m very happy to share that the Baytowne Beer Festival at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort will host the first signing of “Florida Breweries” I’ll be doing a short presentation at 2 p.m. on The Baytowne Live Stage, followed by the book signing.

This festival has been on my radar since I started this site, and I’m thrilled to finally be able to attend. And at only $25 for tickets in advance, and $30 at the door (if there are any left), it’s one of the best-bang-for-the-buck festivals of this size in the state.

The resort is offering overnight lodging deals that are pretty good, especially considering that your room will be a short walk or tram ride from the festivities.

Here’s more information from the organizers:

Popular Northwest Florida Beer Festival Expected to Sell Out

Miramar Beach, Fla. (Oct. 15, 2014) – Sunny skies and good times are predicted for the upcoming Baytowne Beer Festival at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. The two day festival includes a beer bingo walkabout on Friday, October 17 and a craft beer tasting with more than 200 selections on Saturday, October 18.

On Friday at 6 p.m. guests can participate in the first Beer Bingo at the Village and have the chance to win several great prizes; such as a custom YOLO board, Grizzly cooler, free fly board session from Power Up Sports, Adventure Zone gift card and more.

  • On Saturday from 2-6 p.m., the Village will transform into a taster’s paradise with tents and nearly 200 domestic and international beers provided from more than 40 on-site craft brewers, some will even debut never before tasted fall brews. A sample of the brewing companies featured at this year’s festival includes: Blue Point Brewery, Kona Brewing Company, Grayton Beer Company, Woodchuck Ciders, Sweetwater Brewery, Back Forty Beer Company and many others from across the country. Brewery representatives will be available to discuss the different types of lagers and ales, teaching beer lovers about the variety of styles.
  • Native Run, who recently toured with multi Grammy award winning Lady Antebellum, will provide live entertainment from the Event Plaza from 4-6 p.m. The Owlsley Brothers will take the Village stage from 2-4 p.m.

Last call for discounted tickets to Saturday’s popular craft beer tasting is October 17. Tickets can be purchased for $25 through Friday, but can also be purchased at the gate on Saturday for the full price of $30. All ticketholders will be provided a Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival tasting glass for sampling. Tickets are available online at

Proceeds from the event will support The Fisher House, a worthwhile organization that provides free or low cost lodging to veterans and military families receiving treatment at military medical centers, and Sandestin Foundation for Kids, making a meaningful and positive difference in children’s lives.

The #BaytowneBeerFest is a pitcher perfect reason for a getaway this season, and Sandestin makes it easy with its specially priced Beer Fest package (Code BEER14). Overnight rates start from only $145 and include two complimentary tickets to Saturday’s tasting and savings of more than $50. Special military and Florida resident rates are also available. Simply call 1-866-912-3224 or visit

For more information on events and tickets visit Use the hashtag #BaytowneOnTap during the event and be eligible for special prizes to be awarded during Saturday’s tasting.


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