Get the Crew and Grab Some Brew

Sip, sample and celebrate the best in craft beer at the annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest
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On Oct. 8–9, 2021, The Village of Baytowne Wharf will roll out the barrel and present unique suds and ales during the 13th annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest. American specialty beers from around the nation will be available for participants to sample and savor. The main event on Saturday, Oct. 9 will feature more than 200 domestic and international craft beers available for sampling. Brewery representatives will be available at the event, offering an opportunity to learn about the different types of lagers and ales from a variety of styles.

The festival works with great sponsors and community partners and loves the continued support from all locals and visitors. In 2019, a total of $5,600 was donated to three charities who supplied volunteers for the festival: $3,200 to the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, $1,100 to Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, and $1,250 to Sandestin Foundation of Kids.

Schedule of events:

Beer From Around here | Friday, Oct. 8 | 6–8 p.m.

On Friday night, we will showcase local beer tastings and samplings of appetizers from our great restaurants here in The Village of Baytowne Wharf. The night will also feature live music from The Blenders.

VIP Event | Saturday, Oct. 9 | 1–2 p.m.

We love to offer a little something special for our Beer Fest attendees! Our Saturday VIP event will feature exclusive beer tastings and great food from Slick Lips Seafood & Oyster House. This ticket will be all inclusive for Saturday’s events — and attendees will beat the lines to get in the event before anyone else.

Craft Beer Tasting | Saturday, Oct. 9 | 2–6 p.m.

The main event features more than 50 breweries, offering over to 200 domestic and international craft beers for sampling. Brewery representatives will be available to discuss the different types of lagers and ales, plus teach about the variety of styles. All ticket holders will be provided with a Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest tasting glass for sampling. The event will also feature live music.

The Baytowne Beer Festival was started in 2008 by Baytowne Wharf Neighborhood Association. With the increasing popularity of craft beers, the event provided an opportunity to sample and savor more than 40 on-site craft brewers and hundreds of domestic and international craft beers while enjoying live music in a fun exotic location. This festival has quickly become a one-of-a kind event in the region. The Village provides the perfect backdrop for fun-in-the sun and strolling the charming streets while enjoying live music and a wide range of beer. It makes for a very memorable experience for tourists and locals. The Baytowne Beer Festival is a “pitcher-perfect” reason for a getaway or staycation with special discounted accommodation packages. Sandestin makes it easy with great offers. Find out more by visiting Stay in The Village of Baytowne Wharf and never leave the resort, everything you need is right here. Find out more about the Baytowne Beer Festival by visiting

Did you know that Florida has more than 110 operating craft breweries? The Emerald Coast is not only turquoise water and sugar white sands, it is also home to more than a dozen craft breweries.

We love featuring the local breweries at our beer festival, and this year we are bringing back our Beer From Around Here event — and it’s going to be better than ever. The relaxed and intimate Beer From Around Here event will take place in the Village Events Plaza. Sample local breweries and taste delicious appetizers from merchants right here in the Village, all while enjoying live music. So if you are feeling adventurous and wanting to try some great locally crafted beer, the annual Baytowne Beer Festival is the place to be.

Join the trend, and drink local!

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