Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting
1737 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. NW

January 21, 2023
2:30-6:00 PM


A benefit for the Atlanta Humane Society.
Event will be indoors and in covered locations. No weather worries.

Photos by Ashton Smith & Phil Farrell

  • Sample 55+ rare, exclusive, cask-conditioned ales, lagers, ciders and meads!
  • Expect wild ales, hazy IPAs, fruited beers, wood-aged brews, imperial stouts, sour ales, special dry-hops, and exceptional classic styles!
  • Take home a souvenir glass!
  • Experience one of the Southeast's most highly regarded craft beer events!
  • Delectable food from The Bold Monk will be 10% off, so stay for dinner!
  • Vote for "People's Choice" award!
  • A morning panel of beer judges will award medals to the top cask ales!

Tickets are on sale now!

  • Tickets are only $48 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 phone 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.
  • 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 The Bold Monk (a licensed beer retail server) from licensed Georgia distributors and sold to attendees by The Bold Monk as part of a ticket price. All federal and state taxes on the beer will be paid by The Bold Monk 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.

Click a link below for photos, beer lists and winners from previous ACATs...
2020 | 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 Blues 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 cask 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
and many outrageous specialty beers with exceptional ingredients! Expect wild ales, hazy IPAs, fruit beers, wood-aged brews, pastry stouts, sour ales, special dry-hops, and MUCH MORE!  A panel of beer judges will conduct a morning blind judging session and award "best of show" ribbons.

All Your Cask Ale Equipment Needs

  • Bring your ticket on paper or your phone. 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. The facility will be cool to keep the beer at the proper serving temperature. 
  • We do ask that all guests be responsible, use moderation 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 The Bold Monk.
  • 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.
  • Some beers will run out before the end of the event.

Visit Brew Depot / Beer Necessities online or in Alpharetta, Georgia for a huge selection of beer and wine making supplies.

Tentative List of Breweries Supplying Cask Ales for 2023...


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