25th ANNIVERSARY
Classic City Brew Fest

NEW DATE: Sunday, April 11, 2021

2:30 to 6:00 PM
ATHENS COTTON PRESS

149 Oneta Street
ATHENS, GEORGIA

If you CAN'T make the new date and already have tickets, please consider writing-off the ticket price as a donation to the Athens Area Humane Society. You can also sell/give your tickets to friends. As a last resort, if you want a ticket refund, please email  support@bigtickets.com with your refund request, including your confirmation number.

  • Tickets purchased for the original date will be valid for new date.
  • All indoors - no weather worries.
  • 50+ unique, one-off cask ales with special ingredients!
  • Draft beer booths with local Athens breweries!
  • Expect wild ales, hazy IPAs, fruit beers, wood-aged brews, pastry stouts, sour ales, special dry-hops, awesome classic styles, and MUCH MORE!
  • Rare, special beers uncapped each hour!
  • Food truck! Live Music! Free limited parking! Free shuttle bus!
  • Every ticket is a VIP ticket! Sample any of the beers for one ticket price!
  • A benefit for the Athens Area Humane Society.
 
TICKETS CASK ALE LINEUP
HOTEL ROOMS
ATHENS HUMANE SOCIETY SPECIFICS ATHENS BEER WEEK

Live Blues & Bluegrass from local music legend JIM COOK!

















































25th ANNIVERSARY

CLASSIC CITY BREW FEST
One of the Southeast's Longest-Running & Favorite Craft Beer Fests!

  • The Athens Cotton Press meeting hall offers a trendy, attractive, indoor space to enjoy all the beers and live music in a fun, uncrowded atmosphere. The event space will offer around 50 delicious cask ales available no where else, draft beer booths from Athens breweries, and "special treats" booths that will uncap rare, amazing bottles every hour!
  • Each cask holds 10.8 gallons of unfiltered beer, and brewers often add spices, wood, fruit, dry-hops, wild yeasts, and other intriguing ingredients to these one-off, unique casks that will be available no where else but the Classic City Brew Fest. Yeast cells inside each cask provide soft, subtle carbonation, allowing the flavors of the beer and special ingredients to really shine. Expect wild ales, hazy IPAs, fruit beers, wood-aged brews, pastry stouts, sour ales, special dry-hops, and MUCH MORE!
  • There will be limited parking at Cotton Press, but we encourage carpooling, Uber, and Lyft. Trappeze Pub will also sponsor a free Stephens Limousine Service shuttle bus that will run between Trappeze Pub downtown and Cotton Press. Seats on the free shuttle bus are limited, and space for everyone is not guaranteed. The shuttle should start about three runs from Trappeze around 1:20 pm. Three runs back to Trappeze from Cotton Press will start around 5:30 pm. Georgia Gameday Center will also provide a free shuttle from the Washington Street parking deck to the Cotton Press every 30 minutes starting at 2 pm, with the last pick up at the Cotton Press at 6:30 pm.
  • At the Classic City Brew Fest, check out the awesome food truck from Biggum's BBQ.
               
  




TICKETS ON SALE AGAIN SOON!




  • Tickets go for the DISCOUNTED price of only $39.99 plus tax and a low processing fee. THIS IS GEORGIA'S BEST BEER FEST VALUE! Tickets will sell out online in advance, 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 ticket transfers.
  • If you CAN'T make the new date and already have tickets, please consider writing-off the ticket price as a donation to the Athens Area Humane Society. You can also sell/give your tickets to friends. As a last resort, if you want a ticket refund, please email  support@bigtickets.com with your refund request, including your confirmation number.
  • 21 and up. No children or pets please.
  • Tickets are completely NON-refundable.
  • By purchasing tickets, everyone in your party agrees to the online liability waiver and terms posted on our ticket vendor site.
  • There is limited space at this event, and every ticket supports the Athens Area Humane Society. Uber and Lyft are available, along with our free shuttle bus. Unfortunately, we cannot offer discounted tickets for designated drivers. Thanks for your understanding.





 
TENTATIVE LINE-UP OF CASKS

                                                                                                                                                           





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ATHENS AREA HUMANE SOCIETY

The Classic City Brew Fest is proud to be one of the largest fund-raisers for the Athens Area Humane Society.

The Athens Area Humane Society is a donor supported no-kill 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to lowering area euthanasia rates through adoption, spay/neuter, and pet retention programs.

It is so important to focus on the rescue and care of animals who would otherwise be euthanized. We are a group of animal welfare activists who started Athens Area Humane Society nearly three decades ago. Our mission is to rescue, spay/neuter, and find homes for animals in Georgia and beyond. Your attendance at the Classic City Brew Fest provides much-needed support.






 
HOTEL ROOMS


Why not enjoy downtown Athens after the festival and stay at one of our two discounted Athens hotels?

To reserve a Graduate Athens hotel room for Classic City Brew Fest, CLICK HERE.

For a room at the Georgia Gameday Center for Saturday and/or Sunday nights, call (706) 583-4500 and use discount code BREW20 for one bedroom suites at $139 per night and two bedroom suites at $159 per night. Parking is included in Gameday's parking deck. Gameday will also be running a free shuttle on BrewFest day from its Washington Street parking deck to the Cotton Press every 30 minutes starting at 2 pm, with the last pick up at the Cotton Press at 6:30 pm. Shuttle is free for any BrewFest attendee.








SPECIFICS
  • We ask that all attendees be responsible, use moderation and remember that this event is for beer tasting and appreciation - not overindulgence.
  • We encourage use of Uber, Lyft, and our free shuttle bus from Trappeze Pub downtown to Athens Cotton Press.
  • Do not drive after the event, as police will be out in force. Your safety is important.
  • All 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. Brewers/distributors do not pay for nor provide any monetary or promotional consideration to the organizers or to the location of the event.
  • Some beers will run out before the end of the event.
  • This year's festival will only require about 30 VOLUNTEERS. If you are interested, please email us at owen@ClassicCityBrew.com to check on a volunteer slot. Volunteering is fun!



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2018 BrewFest Cask List | Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting | Video from 2013 BrewFest
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Brewery Participation Form - Cask Ales

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