Be with us at the Classic
City Brew Fest on April 12 from 2:30 to 6:00 PM to celebrate the
current craft beer revolution!
Graduate Athens (formerly Foundry Park Inn) provides three ballrooms, an outdoor
terrace, music hall, and cask ale pavilion where attendees can
enjoy beers in an attractive, uncrowded set of fun
Enjoy great tours of Terrapin
Beer Company and special tappings and
tastings at Trappeze, Catch 22, Chops
& Hops, The Pine and Copper Creek brewpub
during Athens Craft Beer Week
that culminates on Sunday with the Classic City Brew Fest!
All areas of the festival are covered, and event
takes place rain or shine.
will be NO parking at the Foundry. Please park in in a downtown
deck or street space and walk to the Foundry Park Inn.
TICKETS on sale NOW!
Tickets are only $39.99 plus tax and a low Xorbia
No refunds on tickets for any reason.
Ticket price includes beer, cask ales, taster cup, program
booklet and live music.
21+ only - NO children or pets please.
tickets do NOT sell out online in advance, a limited number MAY be
available for CASH only at the door. No guarantees on ticket
availability at the door.
Print out your Xorbia ticket or bring on your
smartphone to the festival for entry.
Bring photo ID to confirm age.
Tickets are transferable to other persons. We
do NOT need advance notice on ticket transfers.
tickets: This event provides great entertainment that is worth the
price of admission. The ticket price also reflects a donation for a
charity. We believe in drinking responsibly, and there will be taxis at
the venue at all times during the festival. There are also hotels
within walking distance, with the Foundry offering a very special rate
for attendees (see below). Considering all this and the limited space
at the event, we are not able to offer designated driver tickets at
VENUE & HOTEL ROOMS
The event will be held in three of Graduate Athens' meeting halls, the music venue, terrace and central pavilion.
sure to check out our popular Cask Ale Pavilion featuring a multitude
of rare and
unique beers that are unfiltered and carbonated naturally by residual
yeast inside 10.8 gallon casks called "firkins." Cask Ale Pavilion
sponsored by CATCH
22 GASTROPUB. Click here to see the cask line-up at this year's
Graduate Athens sells delicious food items during the event.
downtown Athens after the festival and then stay at the beautiful Graduate Athens hotel at a discounted rate? Click here, then... Select date. Select room type.
Being a Classic City Brew
Fest volunteer is really fun,
and when the festival clean up is over, the volunteers get to
participate in the fantastic volunteer party with beers and food!
There is also a free t-shirt and other goodies in it for you.
Volunteers must be at least 21 (photo IDs will be checked) and are NOT
permitted to drink during the hours of the fest. We also need people to
help work the door, run the registration booths out front, and dump the
There will be a preview volunteer
at Trappeze Pub in Athens on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 6:30 PM for
those who want to sign up in advance for their favorite tables.
for ALL volunteers is at 11:30 AM SHARP in the
Foundry's Melting Point music hall on the day of the fest (April
12). All volunteers are
encouraged to show up on festival day as
early as 9 AM to help load beer.
please CLICK HERE. Your name will be placed
on our volunteer contact list, and group
volunteer email information will be sent out starting in middle
March. Please be patient and save the date. THANKS!
“If purveyors of the high lonesome sound had hunkered down in northeast
Brazil, the result might be something like Matuto. Based in New York
City and fronted by American-born fusionists Clay Ross and Rob Curto,
Matuto builds on a foundation of forro, the accordion/percussion-based
folk style popularized by the legendary Luiz Gonzaga, “The Soul of the
Sertao” (“sertao” being the term for Brazil’s arid Brazilian
hinterlands). Widely regarded as the foremost ambassador of forro,
Curto takes the accordion to town in unlikely selections such as the
traditional blues ballad “John the Revelator.” Matuto means “bumpkin”
in Brazilian slang, but this band aims for the heights of world-music
sophistication.” - Chicago Sun Times
that all attendees be responsible, use moderation and remember that
this event is for "beer tasting" - not overindulgence.
Taxis will be on
beers at this event come through proper channels of Georgia's 3-tier
system from licensed wholesale distributors through the Athens-Area
Humane Society's 501C city and state special event, non-profit
organization alcohol licenses.
Some beers will run
out before the end of the event.
Do not drive after
the event, as police will be out in force. Your safety is priority one.
out the fun video below from our 2013 Classic City Brew Fest...
ATHENS CRAFT BEER WEEK
Check back for the complete schedule that will be posted here by February of 2015!
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