The inaugural Alys Beach ‘Firkin Fête’ will take place on Friday, October 25, with participating breweries showcasing their special brews in a distinctive cask, 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.
There will also be live music, craft cocktails, bourbon, and wine tastings to complement the evening’s activities so everyone has the opportunity to participate in the excitement of discovery, no matter what your preference.
Kickoff Party at Grayton Beer Co. Taproom
Thursday, October 24 — 6:30 – 9 PM
Mix and mingle with participating breweries in an intimate night in the Taproom. Live music and food by Grayton Beer Brewpub. Tickets: $75
Firkin Fête on Kelly Green at Alys Beach
Friday, October 25 — 6:30 – 9 PM
The all-inclusive Firkin Fête tickets are $100 in advance, $150 at door.