The 30A Craft Beer & Spirits Festival Debuts at Gulf Place

Beer Festival: Beer lovers will converge on Gulf Place on 30A Sept. 30-Oct. 1 to tap into two days of tastings, local restaurant menu samples, live music, cocktail-themed contests while supporting the Seaside School Foundation.

 

SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL (Sept. 8, 2016) — Beer here! Emerald Coast Beer Week taps into a new event for 2016 thanks to a collaborative partnership between Wine World, The Craft Bar and ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, this Oktoberfest season, suds lovers can fill the last weekend of September — and a stein or two — with craft beer, along with spirits and cocktails; flavorful local food and toe-tapping live music.

30A Craft Beer & Spirits Festival will be held Friday, Sept. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 1 at Gulf Place on Scenic Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

“We are thrilled to host this collaborative event for the first time at Gulf Place in the heart of 30A,” says Wine World and Craft Bar founder Chan Cox. “There is a real excitement around the craft beer and fine spirits movement and this event really embraces all of it. We hope everyone turns out to taste and learn about some of the most exciting brands being tapped and poured anywhere. Pair that with our line up of impressive culinary partners and incredible music and you have a must-not-miss event — with proceeds going back into our community to a deserving local charity.”

The two-day event kicks of Friday, Sept. 30 the “Best Band on the Emerald Coast” Destin’s own five-member Heritage Band performing an energized show of reggae, surf and rock-infused music from 6 to 9 p.m.

The party continues on Saturday, Oct. 1 featuring old-school funk rhythms and classic rock riffs from Charleston, S.C.’s hottest band, Dead 27s, who will be performing cuts from their newly released album, “The Ghosts are Calling Out.”

General admission is from 2 to 5 p.m. VIP package passes are available and provide early entry beginning at 1 p.m. Festivalgoers can stroll through the culinary village, enjoy the live entertainment, browse the merchandise booth, or hang out at the VIP tent featuring specialty brews and cocktails by some of the biggest names in the industry.