Classic City Brew Fest
SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015 - 2:30 to 6:00 PM

FOUNDRY PARK INN & MELTING POINT
ATHENS, GEORGIA

  • Around 350 rare, regional & world craft beers.
  • Cask Ale Pavilion with 20+ unique, one-off real ales.
  • Voted one of the USA's top 10 beer festivals on BeerInfo.com and AmericasBestOnline.com!
  • Every ticket is a VIP ticket!
  • Proceeds benefit the Athens-Area Humane Society.
 
TICKETS VENUE VOLUNTEER LIVE MUSIC SPECIFICS ATHENS CRAFT BEER WEEK


"The Cask Ale Pavilion alone is worth the price of a ticket!"
-- K.P., a top rater on RateBeer.












































20th ANNIVERSARY

CLASSIC CITY BREW FEST
One of the Southeast's Longest-Running & Favorite Craft Beer Fests!

  • 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!
  • The Foundry & Melting Point provides three ballrooms, an outdoor terrace, huge music hall, and cask ale pavilion where attendees can enjoy beers in an attractive, uncrowded set of fun venues.
  • 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.
  • There 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
!
Click here for tickets!
 
  • Tickets are only $39.99 plus tax and a low Xorbia processing fee. 
  • 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.
  • If 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.
  • DD 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 this time.







 
VENUE & HOTEL ROOMS


The event will be held in three of the Foundry's meeting halls, the Melting Point music venue and Terrace, Hoyt Pavillion and the Steam Company Pub.

Be 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 festival.

The Foundry sells delicious food items during the event.

Why not enjoy downtown Athens after the festival and then stay at the beautiful Foundry Park Inn at a great, discounted rate?
Click here, then...
Select date.
Select room type.

 





VOLUNTEER


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 dump buckets.  

There will be a preview volunteer meeting 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.

The MANDATORY meeting 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.

To volunteer, 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!






 
LIVE MUSIC


MATUTO
“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

Music sponsored by Goose Island Beer Company.





SPECIFICS
  • We ask that all attendees be responsible, use moderation and remember that this event is for "beer tasting" - not overindulgence.
  • Taxis will be on call.
  • All 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.
  • Check out the fun video below from our 2013 Classic City Brew Fest...
 




 


2015 ATHENS CRAFT BEER WEEK
Schedule:





Check back for the complete schedule that will be posted here by February of 2015!




2015 Brewtopia LLC
www.ClassicCityBrew.com | www.Brewtopia.info
2014 BrewFest Beer List | Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting | Athens' Best Beer Pubs
E-mail your questions | Video from 2009 BrewFest | Volunteer for BrewFest | Attendance Waiver Sample
Info for breweries, distributors & importers on participating in this festival.

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