ALYS BEACH – Following the suspension of large gatherings at Alys Beach due to the escalation of COVID-19, the 2021 Crafted food and beverage event has been rescheduled for Oct. 21 and 22, 2022.
“The well-being and safety of our Alys Beach community and partners is of utmost importance here at Alys Beach,” organizers said in a statement. “In monitoring the status of Covid-19 and its impact on our area medical facilities, the difficult decision has been made to suspend the Alys Beach Crafted events in full until Oct. 21-22, 2022. Once again, our primary concern is for the health and well-being of our team members, our homeowners, patrons and guests, our partners and participating artists, mixologists, brewers, chefs, and distillers.”
Purchased tickets are being fully refunded.
The beachside community will continue with its small dinner series, the next being the Sept. 20 Alice in Wonderland-themed dinner with cocktail and wine pairings. A few additional themed dinners are scheduled for this fall and winter, along with regular seasonal (small) events, gearing up for the 10th annual 30A Wine Festival, Feb. 23 to 27, 2022.
New event highlights craft beverages, culinary, artistry, workmanship
June 22, 2021 Special to 30A Food and Wine
ALYS BEACH – Alys Beach Crafted is the newest of signature event to be hosted by The Alys Foundation. Sprung from the successful debut of Firkin Fête in 2019, Crafted celebrates the collaboration of talents, pooled from throughout the Southeast, that come together to enrich the 30A experience.
Crafted tells the stories behind a refined collection of craft beverages, culinary experiences, artistry, and workmanship. Crafted will be a weekend of events in Alys Beach, a gathering of renowned craftspeople from around the region sharing the process, the inspiration, and the product of their craft at the Maker’s Market, Cocktail Seminars, the Spirited Soirée and Firkin Fête. Alys Beach Crafted is pleased to announce that all proceeds will benefit a local non-profit focused on serving the food insecure in Walton County, Food for Thought Outreach.
Tickets for the event will go on sale to the public Aug. 1, 2021.
The second annual Firkin Fête will be Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, featuring a unique tasting experience as we tap firkins of beer created by local and regional breweries. The fete includes live music performances and the culinary creations of chefs from throughout the Southeast.
The Spirited Seminars feature four opportunities to learn from some of the best mixologists in the industry, exploring the art of the cocktail: preparations, pairings, new craft ingredients and products.
Spirited Soirée features craft cocktails from regional mixologists paired with designated distilleries, to create the perfect cocktail. Guests will have the opportunity taste the spirits both neat and in the cocktail, and will hear from the distillers and mixologists on the process behind each unique pairing.
The Alys Beach Crafted Maker’s Market will be held in the Alys Beach Amphitheater on Friday, Oct. 1 from 3 to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, Oct. 2 from noon to 4 p.m. These artisans will present their products, representing the best in regional workmanship, available for purchase. Enjoy live music while perusing the Maker’s Market and explore the tastings, treats and refreshments available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public.