Cask Ale Pavilion alone is worth the price of a ticket!"
-- K.P., a top rater on RateBeer.com.
Photos by Kathleen Mansfield and 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 10 from 2:30 to 6:00 PM to celebrate the
current craft beer revolution!
- 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.
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
There will be a preview volunteer
at Trappeze Pub in Athens on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 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 fest (April
10). 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!
Photo by Kathleen Mansfield
THE BIG SMOOTHA
young, local, mixed radio station type trio with roots in soul and
blues. Each member is at least six-feet tall, which is how they
came up with the “Big” in the name. The “Smooth” you will easily
understand, once you hear these guys play. Big Smooth's genres
include classic rock, country, alternative, oldies, R&B and classic
blues. You never know what original song they'll play next.
With Tre Powell on vocals and rhythm acoustic, Kyle Geitner on bass,
and Jonathan Herring on guitar/cajon, this band's bonds are reinforced
by their love for craft beer, great BBQ and smooth cigars.
Experience the chill that is The Big Smooth.
- 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.