Baytowne Beer Fest Oct 19 & 20

The Fifth Annual Baytowne Beer Festival takes place this weekend, October 19th and 20th at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort. The festival includes three separate events: A Beer Pairing Dinner, A Beer Seminar, and the Beer Sampling main event.

The beer pairing dinner themed "Beer from Around Here" will be held at Marlin Grill on Friday, October 19th at 6pm. Various BBQ plates will be paired with locally produced beer from Grayton Beer Company, Lazy Magnolia, Abita Beer, Pensacola Bay Brewery, and Red Brick Brewing. Tickets are $35 and can be bought online or at the Marlin Grill.

The seminar “Three Decades of Craft Beer: A Taste of History and Today” will be held at on Friday, October 19th at the Funky Blues Shack - Baytowne Wharf location. This event gives participants a chance to compare and sample a variety of beers and will be presented by John Holl, an award-winning author, journalist and beer expert. Tickets are $15 and can be bought online or at the Funky Blues Shack - Baytowne Wharf location.

The main event takes place on Saturday, October 20th, where participants will have the opportunity to sample beers from a selection of more than 200 domestic and international craft beers. Live music will be provided by Wes Heath and the Whiskey Band (2-4pm) and The Modern Eldorados (4-6pm). Check out the Baytowne Beer Festival website for a complete list of participating breweries. Tickets are $25 for presale and can be bought online. Tickets the day of will be $30.

So make plans to attend one of these events, if not all three, and see for yourself why the Baytowne Beer Festival is called the “Best Beer Fest on the Emerald Coast”.