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STORIES THAT CRAFT TELLS
ABOUT CRAFTED
At Alys Beach, Florida OCTOBER 21— 22, 2022

Alys Beach Crafted was created to celebrate the collaboration of talents that come together to enrich the 30A experience. This new event, sprung from 2019’s successful debut of Firkin Fête, aims to tell the stories of crafted beverages, culinary experiences, artistry, and workmanship. Crafted will be a weekend of events here in Alys Beach, a gathering of renowned craftspeople from around the country sharing the process, the inspiration, and the product of their craft at the Makers Market, Firkin Fête, Spirited Seminars, and the Spirited Soirée. Alys Beach Crafted is pleased to announce that all proceeds will benefit one of Walton County’s local non-profits, Food for Thought Outreach.

Crafted aims to bring us together in appreciation for the excellence and authenticity of the creative process, allowing us to pick up tricks-of-the-trade, add a new brew to our repertoire and add elegant, meticulously crafted goods to our collections. Refined and beautifully curated, our Alys Beach team is actively engaging these artisans, distillers, brewers, chefs, and mixologists to create an experience like no other – a sharing of the stories that craft tells.

OCTOBER 21— 22, 2022 Alys Beach, Florida

Crafted will be a weekend of events here in Alys Beach, a gathering of masters of food and drink and renowned craftspeople from around the country sharing the process, the inspiration, and the product of their craft at the Makers Market, Firkin Fête, Cocktail Seminars and the Spirited Soirée.

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SCHEDULE
Friday, October 21st, 2022
Be the Maker with Sydni Gause
Join Sydni, owner of Sydni Gause Silks and professor of art, for a “Be the Maker” workshop event as part of Alys Beach Crafted. During this dye workshop, Sydni will take you through the process of creating your own naturally dyed silk scarf. From the scouring and mordanting preparation of the silk fiber to the wash and care basics, Sydni will share each step in the process, along with insights into the plants used for variety of color and pattern, plants grown in her own large-scale, North Florida dye garden. Sydni attributes her study of the natural dyeing process with connecting her to the land, the plant, the history of dyeing textiles naturally, and with teaching her to approach her work in a way that is slow and thoughtful. Through shared story and process, hands-on instruction and demonstration, Sydni will guide you through the journey of creating a hand-dyed silk work-of-art. Tickets are $150 and go on sale September 5.

Alys Beach Amphitheatre

4pm
Makers Market
These thoughtfully chosen artisans will present their works, showcase their craft, their inspiration, and their stories. These products, representing the best in regional workmanship, will be available for purchase. Enjoy live music while perusing the Makers Market and enjoy a selection of treats and refreshments available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public.

Alys Beach Amphitheatre

3-6PM
Firkin Fête
Join us for our 2nd Annual Firkin Fête on October 21st, 2022. Firkin Fête features a unique tasting experience as we tap firkins of beer created by local and regional breweries. The firkins, each an 11-gallon keg, are unique in that no one, including the brewers themselves, can know what the final product will taste like until the firkins are tapped for the event! Firkin Fête will also feature live music performances and the culinary creations of chefs from throughout the southeast. This festive evening is not to be missed!

KELLY GREEN

6:30-9PM
Saturday, October 22nd, 2022
Be the Maker with Loft & Leaf
Join Kendra, owner of Loft & Leaf, for a “Be the Maker” workshop event as part of Alys Beach Crafted. During this workshop, Kendra will guide you through the creation of a beautiful succulent arrangement. With her creative and practical insights, learn tricks and tips for the care of this new arrangement and how to best introduce living design into your living space. Kendra’s gracious appreciation for these natural elements of design is sure to inspire and, with her trade secrets, your creation is sure to add life to your home. Tickets are $150 and go on sale September 5.

Alys Beach Amphitheatre

1pm
Spirited Seminars: Fords Gin Seminar
Join Miles Macquarrie of Kimball House, Neal Bodenheimer of Cure, and Martim Smith-Mattsson of Fords Gin on a journey through the cocktail ages. Gin and cocktails have been close bedfellows throughout history.  From early days of gin punch to the current Golden Age of the Cocktail, the rise and fall of gin and cocktails has been intertwined through time.  Today gin enjoys a relationship with more classic cocktails than any other spirit. Some receiving just a fleeting moment of fame, and others enduring timelessly.  The history of these drinks chats a rich course through the gin years, one which we look forward to sharing with you.

Papilio Park

11AM-1PM
Spirited Seminars: Whoa! Low & No
We all know how to sip and swirl, but we’ll dive deeper with the Step into this tropical cocktail seminar ready to learn how to be the host Sit back and relax as you step into the tropical setting laid out by the savvy seminar hosts, McLain Hedges of Yacht Club Bar, Roy Clark of The Haberdasher and Whitney Hobbs & Rob Crabtree of Boat Drinks Bar. Using spirits from our friends at Haus Alpenz & Spiribam, these tiki connoisseurs will guide you through catering to your guests and their cocktail preferences showing the truest form of southern hospitality. The mixologists will showcase the prep and process of mixing cocktails with “Whoa,” Low and No ABV – a skill that will take your entertaining prowess to the next level as you sip with them along the way!

Gulf Green

11AM-1PM
Spirited Seminars: Taste like a Pro
We all know how to sip and swirl, but we’ll dive deeper with the experts as they uncover their secrets for tasting spirits and wine like a pro. Ease into the seminar with a welcome cocktail as you prepare to sip and swirl three spirits and three wines with tasting gurus, Christina Veira from Bar Mordecai and Sarah Pierre of 3 Parks Wine Shop. They’re sure to leave you with a greater, more informed knowledge of the components of tasting.

Arboleda Park

11AM-1PM
Spirited Seminars: Garden to Glass
Join the creative ladies behind Sip of Paradise, a non-profit community garden for bartenders of the greater Atlanta area, as they teach you how to make the freshest cocktails using ingredients from your own garden paired with interesting craft spirits from St. George Spirits. Keyatta Mincey-Parker and Stephanie Saputo are eager to snip herbs and shake cocktails with the attendees in this hands-on seminar that will have you inspired to grow your own ingredients and make craft cocktails from the comfort of your own home!

Moongate Park

11AM-1PM
Makers Market
These thoughtfully chosen artisans will present their works, showcase their craft, their inspiration, and their stories. These products, representing the best in regional workmanship, will be available for purchase. Enjoy live music while perusing the Makers Market and enjoy a selection of treats and refreshments available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public.

Alys Beach Amphitheatre

12-4PM
Spirited Soirée
Spirited Soirée features craft cocktails from hand-selected mixologists from all over the country. These mixologists have been paired with craft distilleries, to create the perfect cocktail. Guests will have the opportunity taste the spirits both neat and in the crafted cocktail and will hear from the distillers and mixologists on the inspiration and process behind each unique pairing. Enjoy bites from the best culinary teams in the Southeast alongside handcrafted cocktails and spirits, and take home some of the new concepts and trends currently setting the beverage world a-buzz.

Alys Beach North Pedestrian Path

3-6PM
FOOD FOR THOUGHT OUTREACH

Alys Beach Crafted is pleased to announce that all proceeds will benefit one of Walton County’s local non-profits, Food for Thought Outreach.

Food For Thought is a 501(c)(3)
not-for-profit organization in Florida, serving Walton and Okaloosa Counties. Food For Thought works to fight child hunger through five, year-round programs, designed to fight the negative impacts of Child Hunger in the lives of Food Insecure children in grades K-12. FFT's goal is to support a child’s development and educational experience by bridging the gap between school meals during weekends, Summer and Holiday breaks, as well

as offering learning and life-skill resources through the Emeril Lagasse Full-Circle Kitchen and their Full-Circle Gardens. Food For Thought has been working to fight child hunger since 2010, and in the 2021-2022 school year will serve more than 3400 students from 35 schools in Walton and Okaloosa Counties, through an in-school backpack program and on-going curbside food distributions.