Cask Ale Pavilion alone is worth the price of a ticket!"
-- K.P., a top rater on RateBeer.com.
Photos by Kathleen Mansfield & Phil Farrell
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 9 from 2:30 to 6:00 PM to celebrate craft beer in Athens, GA!
- Graduate Hotel Athens provides three ballrooms, an outdoor
terrace, music hall, and cask ale pavilion where attendees can
enjoy beers in an attractive, uncrowded set of fun
venues. Stay the night in a gorgeous, newly remodeled, discounted hotel room at the hotel.
- Enjoy great tours of local breweries and special tappings and
tastings at Trappeze, Catch 22, Chops & Hops, The Pine, Copper Creek and more
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 Graduate Athens. Please park in in a downtown
deck or street space and walk to Graduate Athens.
- ALL festival beers come directly from licensed wholesale beer distributors.
Early bird discount TICKETS on sale NOW!
- Early bird tickets are only $39.99 plus tax and a low Xorbia
processing fee! Tickets increase to $43.50 on 01/01/2017.
- No refunds on tickets for any reason.
- Ticket price includes beer, cask ales, taster cup, program
booklet and live music. EVERY ticket is an all-access VIP ticket!
- 21+ only - NO children or pets please.
- If tickets do NOT sell out online in advance, a limited number MAY be
available for $50 cash or check 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
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 alcohol 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 4, 2017 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 at Graduate Athens on the day of the festival. 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 mid-March. Please be patient and save the date. THANKS!
The Welfare LinersThe
Welfare Liners came together from the eclectic Athens, GA music scene
in 2010 and combined contemporary and traditional influences to create
a brand of bluegrass that has earned praise from young and old. Slowly,
original compositions began to make there way in to sets previously
dominated by standards from Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs and The
Stanley Brothers. These original songs borrowed heavily from the
tradition of brother harmony mastered by Jim & Jesse and The Louvin
- We ask
that all attendees be responsible, use moderation and remember that
this event is for "beer tasting" - not overindulgence.
will be on
call. If you've never used UBER, download the award-winning UBER app
and use our UBER code GD4UR to get your first ride FREE.
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 important.