Destin, FL (PRWEB) July 05, 2012
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Florida today announced plans for the Fifth Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival held in The Village of Baytowne Wharf this October 19 and 20.
With plans to roll out the barrel this fall, the popular festival will include opportunities to discover American specialty beers from around the nation. Offering 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
Known as the “Best Beer Fest on the Emerald Coast,” the festival will feature a wide range of beers varying in both strength and style. From light pale ales to rich dark stouts, along with 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 featured brewing companies from last year year’s festival included Harpoon Brewery, Abita, Grayton Brewery, Sweetwater Brewery, Nola, Merchant D’Uvin and many more. Sandestin will soon announce the featured 2012 brewery companies.
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 journalist beer expert and book author based in New York.
Having visited more than 900 breweries around the world, Holl has been privileged to learn about the brewing process from some of 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.
Festival tickets go on sale August 1 for a reduced price of $25 per person through October 19. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event for $30. Friday seminar with John Holl is an additional ticket price. Special pricing for groups is also available. For more information on events and to purchase tickets visit BaytowneWharfBeerFestival.com.
“The Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival is the best event on the Emerald Coast during the fall season. It not only combines Florida’s great weather during this time of year, but also the opportunity to experience the best craft beers in the country,” said Lanier Motes, special events manager for the Village of Baytowne Wharf.
The Baytowne Beer Festival is a pitcher perfect reason for a Sandestin getaway. Sandestin is offering a wide variety of discount Destin vacation rentals and overnight packages for the Baytowne Beer Festival. Simply call 1-866-91-BEACH or visit http://www.sandestin.com for pricing.
About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort was named the #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.