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The 2023 Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest

by Alison Large Ketcham on August 4th, 2023

Celebrating Delectable Craft Beers by Some of the World’s Most Beautiful Beaches!

SaIf you’re a fan of the resort life, the beach, and great beer you’ll definitely want to check out the 15th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest, happening this October right in the heart of Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort near beautiful Destin, Florida.

This long-time favorite of area festivals is scheduled for October 6th & 7th, 2023, and will feature a smorgasbord of more than 200 domestic and international craft beers. Festival goers can savor a wide array of brews and munch on scrumptious fare, all while enjoying the beautiful October weather.

Whether you are partial to specialty brews, seasonal ales, or well-known staples, there will be plenty on hand to keep you smiling — including some newly released flavors you can be one of the first to taste. The festivities kick off Friday night with the VIP “Beer From Around Here” tasting from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., in the Village of Baytowne Wharf, during which local breweries will offer up their finest products, and Village restaurants will serve up their best lite bites. And there will be live music by Duchess.

Saturday’s full day of spectacular tasting events goes from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., complete with live entertainment by Six Piece Suits rocking thousands of beer- and beach-loving attendees from around the country.

BeachGuide’s valued friends involved with this year’s event tell us there will be more than 200 local, domestic, and international beers available from around 40 different breweries. Everything is included with your festival ticket/armband, along with your Baytowne Wharf Festival tasting glass. Additionally, there will be educational opportunities to learn more about your favorite flavors, the brewing process, and other information about specific breweries by talking first-hand with their representatives at the event.

Tickets & Accommodations for the Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival:

  • Friday, Oct. 6th from 6-8 p.m. – Beer From Around Here, $65 General Admission and $75 the day of the event if it does not sell out.
  • Saturday, Oct. 7th from 2-5 p.m. – Grand Craft Beer Tasting, $50 General Admission and $75 the day of if it does not sell out.
  • Saturday, Oct. 7th – Grand Craft Beer Tasting & VIP, $90 General Admission. Includes admission to VIP event at Landshark Bar & Grill from 1-2 p.m. and the Saturday Beer Tasting event from 2-5 p.m.
  • 2 Day Ticket, $110 General Admission for Friday & Saturday. Includes admission to Friday night’s Beer From Around Here event from 6-8 p.m. plus Saturday’s Grand Tasting event from 2-5 p.m.

Click here to purchase tickets. Remember, this is a popular event so get them before they sell out!

For accommodations through our long-standing preferred resort partner, visit Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort. Reserve your stay now and receive up to 25% off your stay and get tickets to Saturday’s main event!

Tickets for Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest, as well as special beer festival packages that include tickets and discounted accommodations, are available from Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort . For tickets to individual events, click here. For more information about this year’s festival, click here.  Find additional Destin Florida vacation rentals on BeachGuide.

This article was originally written by Will Estell in 2022 and updated by BeachGuide editors to include 2023 information.

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