2013 Emerald Coast Beer Festival

It's almost time for the 2013 Emerald Coast Beer Festival brought to you by Escambia Bay Homebrewers. Taking place at Seville Quarter, the festivities consist of two events, a Beer Pairing Dinner and Beer Tasting.

Beer Pairing Dinner
First up will be the beer pairing dinner held in Seville Quarter's Apple Annie's Room on Thursday, September 5th at 7pm.

Lagunitas Brewing Company will be the featured brewer with Lagunitas representative John Jaufman leading the festivities. A special menu will be prepared by Seville Quarter executive chef Brandon Melton.

Crispy Duck Wontons with Spicy Maple Mustard
Applewood Bacon and Aged Cheddar Puff Dumplings
Chive on Shrimp Cake with Tabasco Goat Cheese
Lagunitas Pils Czech Style Pilsner
Lagunitas Censored Rich Copper Ale

First Course:
Butter Poached Scallops in a Warm Brie Bisque
with Truffled Pea Tendrils
Lagunitas Little Sumpin Wild

Second Course:
Jalapeño Honey Braised Pork over Sweet Corn Cakes
Lagunitas Hop Stoopid Ale

Third Coarse:
Red Ale Stewed Beef Tenderloin Tips over Bleu Cheese
Studded Mash Potatoes
Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Red Ale

St Louis Gooey Butter Cake with Bittersweet Chocolate Stout Syrup
Lagunitas Imperial Stout

Tickets are $55 per person (tax & gratuity not included). For reservations call (850) 434-6211 and ask for Nancy.

Beer Tasting
Described as the 'best street party' in Pensacola, the beer tasting event will take place Friday, September 6th. General admission hours are from 6pm - 8:30pm. VIP ticket holders will have entrance to the VIP room in Heritage Hall at 5:15pm and throughout the night.

Beers from microbreweries, specialty bottled beers, and homebrewed beers will be available for tasting. This is a great chance to discover new beers, or if you're new to the craft beer scene finding out your personal preference. The availability of homebrewed beers should be noted, as these are beers you can't find on your local shelf or pub, and many craft beer brewers have their roots in homebrewing.

For a complete list of vendors including the beers they'll be serving check out the Emerald Coast Beer Tasting page.

If you work up an appetite from all that drinking, Woody's Pizza, Happy Pig Bar-B-Que, and Tin-Tin Oriental Foods will all be on site and ready to serve up some great food.

Charities supported by this years festival include Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Seville Rotary club.

This year the festival is using the FindMyTap app for both Android and iPhones to help identify and locate specific beers.

Tickets are available now from a club member or by mail for $20. You can also buy tickets from a ticket outlet for $25. Tickets will be available on the day of the event for $30. VIP tickets are available from a club member or mail for $50 or from a ticket outlet for $55.

Ticket outlets include Seville Quarter, Pensacola Bay Brewery, Richey's East (Gregory Street Location), Wisteria Tavern, Wine World Outlet, Four Winds International Food, and The Shade Lady. You can find location and more on all these venues on the Pensacola Beer Location page.

For questions check out the festival FAQ page, or email the festival using the address info@emeraldcoastbeerfest.com.

To keep up with new announcements be sure to bookmark the official Emerald Coast Beer Festival website as well as follow their Facebook Page. You can also count on Pensacola Beer to keep you informed of any new festival information.

The Emerald Coast Beer Festival is the original Pensacola Beer Festival, and always a standout in the Pensacola Beer Festival season. We attended last year and had a great time, and we'll be there again this year. Don't miss it.

Event Summary
Event: Beer Pairing Dinner
Location: Seville Quarter's Apple Annie's Room
When: Thursday, September 5th at 7pm
Cost: $55 per person (tax & gratuity not included)
Tickets: Call (850) 434-6211 and ask for Nancy

Event: Beer Tasting
Location: Seville Quarter
When: Friday, September 6th 6pm-8:30pm (VIP Room Opens at 5:15)
Cost: $20 from Club Member, $25 from ticket outlet, $30 Day Of (VIP $50 from Club Member, $55 from Ticket Outlet)
Tickets: Website or Ticket Outlet