This October, The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort will be rolling out the barrels as beer enthusiasts from all over the Gulf Coast descend on Sandestin, Florida, for the 12th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest. Taking place Friday and Saturday, October 11-12, 2019, the beer festival will feature a variety of unique suds from all over the world while highlighting the local craft scene of Florida’s Emerald Coast. The main event will feature more than 50 breweries with close to 200 domestic and international craft beers for sampling.

“This festival has quickly become a one-of-a kind event in the region,” says Leighann Elliott, Event Manager. “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,” she says.

12th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest

This year’s Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest will feature three events, the first of which kicks off Friday evening at the Village Event Plaza. From 6 – 8 p.m., Beer From Around Here showcases local Emerald Coast brews in addition to samplings from some of the great restaurants in The Village of Baytowne Wharf. One of the festival’s more intimate events, Beer From Around Here will be limited to 200 attendees and will also feature live music.

On Saturday, October 12, the festival is offering a little something special for attendees—VIP ticket holders can get a head start with exclusive beer tastings and delicious bites at the VIP tasting event that runs from 1 to 2 p.m. The VIP ticket is all-inclusive of Saturday’s events and allows ticketholders to beat the line to the main event.

12th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest

Saturday’s main event, the Craft Beer Tasting, runs from 2 – 6 p.m.  In addition to pouring samples of nearly 200 beers, the 50+ breweries will also have brewery representatives on hand to share information about the unique ales, lagers, pilsners, stouts, sours, and more. The main event also features live music all afternoon.

“Beer lovers are turning toward craft beers for that full-flavored taste and unique flavor profiles that are not in your typical beer. Local craft breweries offer fresh, great-tasting beer and the opportunity to make connections and meet the brewers,” says Elliott. “We are also very excited to be introducing home brews to this year’s festival.”

The Baytowne Beer Festival was started in 2008 by Baytowne Wharf Neighborhood Association and is now the “pitcher perfect” getaway for Gulf Coast residents. For information and festival tickets, visit—stay in The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort and never have to leave the resort. Book through Sandestin by calling 800-622-1038 or visiting and use code BEER19 for discounted accommodation and ticket packages.


12th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest