Beer Festival at the Beach: Sandestin Beach and Golf Resort


How does pure white sands, craft beer tastings and a walkabout beer bingo sound? This weekend, the charming Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Beach and Golf Resort will host the 7th Annual Beer Festival, known as the “Best Beer Fest on the Emerald Coast.” Can you say beer and beach?  You’ll have opportunities to discover and sample specialty beers from around the nation. The Baytowne Beer Festival will feature 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 and novices will be able to savor the best in sudsy selections.

New This Year

  • A Beer Bingo event on Friday evening in the Village.
  • A VIP event will take place Saturday, Oct. 18 prior to the tasting.
  • New craft beers and different selections from past years will be featured at the Grand Beer Tasting.

When: Friday-The first ever Beer Bingo takes place at the Village from 6-9:30pm. Join the fun by visiting merchants until you have a completed BINGO card. At 9 p.m. all cards will be turned in for a chance to win great prizes; such as, a custom YOLO board, Grizzly cooler, free fly board session from Power Up Sports, Adventure Zone gift card and more!

Saturday-  This festival features 40 on-site craft brewers, more than 200 domestic and international beers, seminars and samplings and live music. Beer novices to beer lovers will be able to sample domestic and international options, including specialty, seasonal and not-yet-released beers. 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. Visit


Sandestin offers nearly 1,300 accommodations from the beach to the bay. The resort features a winning combination of accommodations, events, activities, dining and shopping, unmatched by any other vacation destination. To thoroughly enjoy the events surrounding the Baytowne Beer Festival, stay steps or a simple tram ride away when you book now. Discounts for advance tickets and accommodations are available (Code: BEER14). Visit or call 866.91.BEACH for more information.


Saturday’s Beer Tasting tickets are on sale for a reduced price of $25 per person until Oct. 17 and VIP tickets are on sale for $55. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event for $30 and special pricing for groups is also available. Guests are advised to purchase tickets early, for the event has sold out in past years. All ticketholders will be provided a Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival tasting glass for sampling.

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Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort was named the #1 resort on Florida’s Emerald Coast. The resort invites guests to a world of 30 charming neighborhoods featuring more than 1,250 Destin vacation rentals, condominiums, villas, town homes and the best in Destin hotel style accommodations. As a member of Visit South Walton and Visit Florida, 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. Visit or follow Sandestin on Facebook and Twitter for the latest information and events. Sandestin is offering a wide variety of discount accommodations and overnight packages for the Baytowne Beer Festival. Visit or call 1-866-91-BEACH for information.