Alys Beach to host ‘Crafted’ weekend Oct. 1-2

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.

Crafted Firken Fête
Firken Fête is slated for Friday, Oct. 1, 2021.

Firkin Fête

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.

Spirited Seminars

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
Spirited Soirée pairs mixologists and distilleries.

Spirited Soirée

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.

Maker’s Market

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.

For more information on Alys Beach Crafted, visit email or call 850-231-5500.

Photos courtesy of Alys Beach, Florida