A new experience awaits residents and visitors to South Walton
this fall at Alys Beach - a new event thoughtfully designed for curious craft
beer lovers and people who simply live and love to sample outstanding culinary
and cocktail creations in an extraordinary setting.
The inaugural Alys Beach ‘Firkin Fête’ will take place on
Friday, October 25, with participating breweries showcasing their special brews
in a distinctive cask ale, called a firkin, which is made of stainless steel
and holds 10.8 gallons of beer. Unique in the sense that the beer goes through
a secondary fermentation in the firkin, the end result is a surprise to
all. Not the brewer nor the taster knows what lies within until the
firkin is tapped – an air of excitement and buzz wafts through the crowd as
people line up to be among the first to sample what could be the next great
ale. An eclectic and unique tasting experience in an elegantly rustic
setting, Firkin Fête will surely become a great tradition for ushering in
cooler, crisper weather along our beautiful Gulf Coast beaches.
The main event will be held on Friday, October 25 where the
tapping of the individual brewer’s firkins begins at 7 pm, doors open at 6:30pm
and sampling ends at 9pm. There will also be live music, craft cocktails,
bourbon and wine tastings to compliment the evening’s activities so everyone
has the opportunity to participate in the excitement of discovery, no matter
what your preference.
The all-inclusive Firkin Fête tickets are $100 in
advance, $150 at door.