18th annual Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting
1737 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. NW

January 20, 2024
2:30-6:00 PM


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

  • Sample 55+ rare, exclusive, cask-conditioned ales, lagers 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...
2023 | 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.

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Tre Powell

Just what is cask ale (a.k.a. real ale)?
Cask ale (or cask-conditioned ale) is young beer that has been placed in small, metal, English casks called firkins. In the sealed firkin the beer undergoes a special conditioning process whereby the yeast produces soft, natural carbonation and elegant flavor components before settling to the bottom of the cask. After a time, excess carbonation is vented and a serving tap is hammered into a spout on the cask. The beer is served without pasteurization or additions of artificial carbon dioxide or other gas. This is soft, fresh, living beer 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 classic UK beer styles, 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. There is limited space at this event, and every ticket supports the Humane Society. Unfortunately, we cannot offer discounted tickets for designated drivers. Thanks for understanding.
  • 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.
  • CODE OF CONDUCT: ACAT is dedicated to a harassment-free festival experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race or religion. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. All communication should be kind, appropriate and inclusive for all audiences including people of diverse backgrounds, sexual orientations and cultures. Sexual language, harassment and imagery are never appropriate. All festival participants are expected to conduct themselves with responsibility, integrity, courtesy and respect for others. Participants violating these rules will be asked to leave at the sole discretion of the festival host and/or organizers. Thank you for respecting these important rules.

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

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