Tales of "Ancient Ales"-- Dogfish Head Brewery

Dogfish Head Brewery is known for its experimental and "extreme" beers. A rather new brewing company, only 15 years old, was founded by owner, Sam Calagione.

In the late 90's, Dogfish Head began brewing an "Ancient Ales" series. The recipes for these brews were based on a chemical analysis of residue found on various drinking vessels from several different archeological sites.

This like of beers, has led to "BREWED," a new series premiering, November 21st, on the Discovery Channel. Sam, with archeologist and beer expert, Pat McGovern will travel the world to recreate more ancient ales.

They visit Rome to research Italian beers and New Zealand to investigate making the "first tomato based beer."

This year's festival will feature:

Midas Touch- (from the Ancient Ales series) This recipe is the actual oldest-known fermented beverage in the world! It is an ancient Turkish recipe using the original ingredients from the 2700 year old drinking vessels discovered in the tomb of King Midas.

Indian Brown Ale-  a cross between a Scotch Ale, an India Pale Ale, and an American Brown.

Palo Santa Marron- An unfiltered, unfettered, unprecedented brown ale aged in handmade wooden brewing vessels. The caramel and vanilla complexity unique to this beer comes from the exotic Paraguayan Palo Santo wood from which these tanks were crafted.

Festina Peche- A refreshing neo-BerlinerWeisse fermented with honest-to-goodness peaches! This beer is seasonal and is only released in summer months.



Beer Fest Restaurant Menus

The folks at Poppy's Seafood Restaurant, Hammerhead's Bar & Grille, and Roberto's Pizza and Sports Bar are featuring specially priced menus in honor of the Beer Festival!  See below.

Hammerhead's Bar & Grille

First Course:                      Appetizer

Beer Braised Chicken Wings

Chicken Wings Marinated in beer; accompanied by Bud Light 

Second Course:                Entrée

Prime Rib Dinner

USDA Prime Beef Cooked to Temperature and served with Beer Boiled New Potatoes and Corn on the Cob; accompanied by Yuengling.

Third Course:                    Dessert 

Fudge Brownie

A M&M Fudge Brownie topped with Fresh Whipped Cream; accompanied by Guiness.



Poppy's Seafood Restaurant

First Course:                      Choose One:

Lobster Bisque

Rich, Creamy Lobster Bisque spiked with Brandy and Warm Caribbean Spices; accompanied by Abita Andy Gator

Beer Steamed Mussels

Blue Mussels Boiled in Beer; accompanied by Bud Light



Second Course:                Choose One:

Guiness Braised Short Ribs

Beef Short Ribs Slow Cooked in a Guiness Braising Liquid, served with Mashed Potatoes, Carrots and Accented by a Guiness Reduction; accompanied with New Castle.

Drunken Chicken

Half Chicken Marinated in Beer, Braised in Miller Lite and served with Garlic Roasted Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus; accompanied with Blue Moon.

Beer Battered Shrimp

Jumbo Gulf Shrimp delicately battered with Bud Light and Deep Fried to Golden Perfection, served with Cajun Fries; accompanied by Bud Light Lime.



Third Course:                    Dessert


Sinful Chocolate Cake

Ultra Decadent Chocolate Explosion; accompanied by Guiness.

Key Lime Pie

A sweet Florida Tradition topped with Fresh Whipped Cream and Key Lime Anglaise; accompanied by Corona



Roberto's Pizza & Sports Bar

First Course:                      Appetizer

Beer Battered Mushrooms

Button Mushrooms Delicately Battered with Bud Light and Deep Fried to Golden Perfection.


Second Course:                Entrée

Personal 9” Pizza

Choose from our amazing list of 9” Gourmet Sicilian Pizzas Including:  Vito Lo Capa, Poggioreale, Catania, Prizzi Quatro Formaggio, Ragusa, Palermo, Margarita and Muffuletta Pizza.


Third Course:                    Dessert


Root Beer Float

An All Time Classic and Favorite; Vanilla Bean Ice Cream topped with an Old Fashion Root Beer.



*All accompanied by a flight of beer that includes:  Miller Light, Abita Amber, Abita Andy Gator, Blue Moon and Samuel Adam’s Octoberfest.



Sunday Beachside Brunch at Finz

Pub Style Small Bite Stations paired with Abita Beer on the Gulf of Mexico.

Sunday October 24, 2010

11 a.m. – 2p.m.


Lobster Press- Lobster and Apple Grilled Cheese, Harvest Spiked Butternut Squash “Cappuccino”.

Abita Satsuma Harvest Wit

Crawfish Cha Cha Cha – Crawfish and Crab Cake, Tomato and Mustard Emulsion, Trinity Linguine

Abita Amber Ale

Foggy Haze Shooter- Humboldt Fog Cheese, Apple and Thyme Slaw, Preserved Lemon wrapped in Prosciutto. Purple Haze Shooter

Abita Purple Haze

Abby Ale Lamb Slider – Abby Ale Braised Lamb, Shaved Parmesan, Spiced Fig and Date Jam

Abita Abby Ale

Gator n’ Grits- Crispy Fried Alligator, Roasted Corn Grit Cake, Baby Arugula, Oregon Blue Cheese Sauce

Abita Andy Gator


25.00 ++ per person

*For reservations please call Finz Restaurant at 850.267.4800


The Pitcher Perfect Weekend

enjoy a pitcher perfect weekend

at sandestin’s baytowne wharf beer festival this October 22-24

Festival Includes Tasting of More Than 100 Beers and “Hopping” Events



Miramar Beach, FL – Enjoy a “pitcher” perfect weekend with great weather, the tasting with more than 100 craft beers, music, festivities and events at the Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival this October 22-24 at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Known as the “Best Beer Fest on the Emerald Coast,” the popular festival will feature three days of events for everyone from beer novices to beer lovers.


Friday, October 22

  • Baytowne Beerfest Preview at Funky Blues Shack at 6 p.m.                                             

Everyone from the novice to the beer connoisseur will enjoy this progressive beer tasting in an

informative setting.


  • Brewery Dinner with Atlanta Brewing Company at the Marlin Grill at 6 p.m.                               Enjoy an exclusive six course dinner with Atlanta Brewing Company and Chef Mike with grilled meats and a dessert paired with specialty Red Brick brews. 


Saturday, October 23

  • The Grand Tasting of more than 100 domestic and international beers from 40 craft brewers will be held from 2 to 6 p.m.  Adults will be able to sample domestic and international options, including specialty, seasonal and not-yet-released beers.


  • In addition to the beer festival, “Vettes at the Village,” a public exhibit of more than 200 Corvettes of

many years, colors and styles will be on display on the Grand Lawn Saturday from 12-5 p.m.


  • Live entertainment will be in the Village Events Plaza from 2 to 8 p.m.


Sunday, October 24

  • A special Beer Brunch at Finz Beachside Grille, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.                                                

Under the direction of Chef  Justin Stark, enjoy a selection of delicious and fun cuisine ranging from Crispy Fried Alligator, Crawfish Cha Cha Cha, and a Lobster Press grilled cheese and apple sandwich. 


Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is offering a discounted Beer Festival Package, which includes accommodations and two tickets to both Friday’s beer seminar and Saturday’s craft beer tasting event.  Deluxe accommodations start at only $149 a night and are just steps away from the main attractions.  Call 1-866-91-BEACH for details.

            Festival tickets are available at a reduced price of $20 per person through October 22, 2010. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event for $25. Special pricing for groups is also available.  Special beer dinner, brunch and preview event are available at an additional cost. Reservations are recommended for these events due to limited space.  

For more information on events and to purchase tickets visit  


About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort offers one of the most complete resort experiences in North America. Named the #1 Resort in Northwest Florida by Emerald Coast Magazine, Sandestin is a 2,400-acre destination for all seasons and for all ages.  The resort invites guests to a world of 30 charming neighborhoods featuring 1,400 condominiums, villas, town homes and a wide variety of hotel accommodations.  A member of Beaches of South Walton, the resort features more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 98-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a pedestrian village with shopping, dining and nightlife.  


Marlin Grill Beer Dinner Menu

Marlin Grill Beer Walkabout

Friday October 22, 2010   6PM     $35

Featuring Red Brick Brewing Company


Hickory Grilled Mahi Mahi topped with Fire Roasted Corn Salsa,

 Finished with a Lime Cilantro Aioli


Barbeque Chicken Courdon Bleu

Topped with Pepper Jack Cheese and Habanero Tasso BBQ Sauce


Oyster Bienville ~ A New Orleans Classic finished over the open wood fire


Grilled Roasted Red Pepper Polenta topped with 2 oz. Tournedos of Beef

  with a Wild Mushroom Caramelized Vidalia Onion Demi Glace


Blackened Grilled Shrimp skewers with Pineapple Chutney


Assorted Grilled Apples with Caramel Sauce and Toasted Pecans

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