Fall is the time for changing leaves, pumpkin spice everything, and my personal favorite... BEER! Germans honor the hops-flavored beverage with Oktoberfest, a month-long festival of libations new and old. In Destin, FL, beer-lovers celebrate the foamy beverage with the annual "Destin Crafted" festival!

This highly anticipated event celebrates all things alcohol, with craft beers at the forefront. The event was originally organized as a way to enjoy food, drinks, and live entertainment, while raising money for local charities. In 2014, the sold-out 5th Annual Destin Beer Fest attracted over 1200 attendees, and hosted over 40 local and nationally recognized brewers/distillers. The festival has since been renamed as Destin Crafted with more vendors and fun than ever before with proceeds going to Children in Crisis!

Looking for more cultural events/activities in Destin, FL? Try a sightseeing cruise, or horseback ride on the Emerald Coast! Find out more online at Cultural Activities in Destin, FL.

Destin Crafted 2019

Destin Crafted 2019 is still in the planning stages, with more information to come! General admission allows access to over 50 samples from the top breweries and distilleries nationwide. If gallons of new and satisfying firewater wasn't enough, attendees will enjoy much more than beverages at this Food and Beer Festival! Games, fun, a raffle, local food vendors, and live music, will provide the perfect accent to an afternoon of top-shelf tastings. Some of the most popular breweries and distilleries of Destin Crafted include (brewery listing from destincrafted.com):

Parish Brewing Co. - Broussard, LA
Idyll Hounds - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Grayton Beer Company - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Coppertail Brewing Co - Tampa, FL
Destin Brewery - Destin, FL
SweetWater Brewery - Atlanta, GA
Oskar Blues Brewery - Longmont, CO
Cigar City Brewing - Tampa, FL
3rd Planet Brewing - Niceville, FL
21st Amendment Brewery - San Leandro, CA
Maker's Mark - Loretto, KY
Sierra Nevada - Chico, CA

Continue the fun after the festival on a Fine Dining Dinner and Dancing Boat Cruise for a memorable night on the Choctawhatchee Bay! Reserve your table for a discounted rate online at TripShock.com.