Atlanta Cask Ale Festival
Sat., January 19, 2019
2:30-6:00 PM

5 Seasons Brewing WESTSIDE
1000 Marietta Street


Event will take place in 5 Seasons' brewery, SkyBar,
patio and downstairs meeting room.

Photos by Phil Farrell

  • Sample 55+ rare, cask-conditioned ales from the USA and UK!
  • Check out the amazing 2019 cask list here.
  • See participating breweries at bottom of this site.
  • Take home a free souvenir glass!
  • Experience one of the Southeast's most highly regarded craft beer events!
  • Delectable food from 5 Seasons will be 10% off!
  • Vote for "People's Choice" award!
  • A morning panel of beer judges will award medals to the top cask ales!

Do NOT enter 5 Seasons for ACAT check-in. Rather, walk to the right of 5 Seasons, back between the brewpub and HopCity​. The ACAT desk will be to your left, just behind 5 Seasons in the covered walkway.

Tickets on sale NOW!

  • Tickets are only $43.50 plus tax and a low processing fee. Tickets will sell out online, and no tickets will be available at the door.
  • Bring your ticket on your smartphone or printed out for entry. Also bring photo ID. We can check you in without a copy of your ticket, but this will take longer.
  • Tickets are transferable to other persons. We do not need prior notice on transfers.
  • 21 and up. NO children or pets please.
  • Tickets are non-refundable for any reason.
  • Also be sure to see the "Attendance Notes" section near the bottom...

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Beers at this event are licensed GA brands purchased by 5 Seasons (a licensed beer retail server) from licensed Georgia distributors and sold to attendees by 5 Seasons as part of a ticket price. All federal and state taxes on the beer will be paid by 5 Seasons and Georgia distributors.  Brewers/distributors do not pay for nor provide any monetary or promotional consideration to the organizers or to the locations of the event.

10% OFF FOOD after the event!

We encourage attendees to hang around after the event for food and beer at 5 Seasons. Get 10% off your food purchases with an ACAT necklace!

Click a link below for photos, beer lists and winners from previous ACATs...
2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016| 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 20102009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006  | 2005

After operating and organizational costs, proceeds benefit the Atlanta Humane Society.  AHS will also be present at the event to accept additional, tax-deductible donations.

Live Music from
Tre Powell

Just what is cask ale (a.k.a. real ale)?
From London's Independent Real Ale Guide... "Real ale or cask-conditioned beer is a natural, living product. The beer is not filtered, pasteurised or artificially carbonated. It's placed into casks (called firkins), often with extra hops for aroma, and delivered in unfinished form to pubs. Here the beer enjoys a secondary fermentation in cask that creates a full, mature  flavour. In UK pubs, when the yeast has settled, the beer is drawn by the familiar hand-pump attached to a suction pump known as a beer engine. Some pubs without cellars still serve beer straight from the cask using a simple gravity tap."  The Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting utilizes simple gravity taps to serve its real ales.

This is fresh ale the way it was meant to be served.  Attendees at the Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting (ACAT) will be amazed at the complexity and smooth, delicious character of these special real ales.  The beer lineup at ACAT will include cask versions of classic styles, some dry-hopped versions
(with fresh hops added to the cask), and many specialty beers with exceptional ingredients!  A panel of beer judges will conduct a morning blind judging session and award "best of show" ribbons.

UK casks are typcially elegant golden ales, pale ales, bitters, mild ales, old ales or dark ales.  Many brewers in the USA (and a few in the UK) include special ingredients and/or processes with the 10.8 gallons of beer placed in their casks (spices, fruit, wood, chocolate, etc.).  ACAT features casks from the UK and USA for interesting comparisons.

All Your Cask Ale Equipment Needs

  • Bring your print-at-home ticket for scanning at the door on paper or your smartphone. Bring photo ID. Tickets are transferable to other persons. We do not need prior notice on transfers.
  • All attendees must agree to a liability release waiver and terms/conditions on our ticket site.
  • Dress in warm clothes and bring a hat and gloves.  The facility will be cold to keep the beer at the proper serving temperature. 
  • We do ask that all guests be responsible, use moderation, have a designated driver, and remember that this event is for beer tasting and appreciation - not overindulgence. 21 and up - bring photo ID.  Uber and Lyft are easy in Atlanta, so please do not drink and drive. Designated drivers are not allowed in cask serving areas but are welcome to sit and eat at 5 Seasons.
  • In case of severe winter weather, every effort will be made to postpone the event to the following day - Sunday.  To check on event status in case of pending severe weather, see the BREWTOPIA EVENTS LLC Facebook page or www.Brewtopia.Info.  Sorry, there can be NO refunds for any tickets - even if severe winter weather forces postponement.
  • Brewers/distributors do not pay for nor provide any monetary or promotional consideration to the organizers or to the locations of the event.  All beers are purchased by 5 Seasons from licensed Georgia wholesale distributors.
  • Some beers will run out before the end of the event.

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Photo by Phil Farrell

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Tentative List of Breweries Providing Cask Ales in 2019...


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