City Brew Fest
Saturday, August 28, 2021
2:30 to 6:00 PM
NEW LOCATION: HOTEL INDIGO
500 College Ave.
- Tickets purchased for the original date are valid for this new date.
- The event will be in covered spaces outdoors.
- 50+ unique, one-off cask ales with special ingredients!
- Draft beer booths with local Athens breweries!
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 Stand! Live Music! Free limited parking!
- Every ticket is a VIP
ticket! Sample any of the beers for one ticket price!
- A benefit for the Athens Area Humane Society.
Live Blues & Bluegrass from local music legend JIM COOK!
CLASSIC CITY BREW FEST
One of the Southeast's Longest-Running
& Favorite Craft Beer Fests!
- Hotel Indigo Athens Downtown offers
attractive spaces to enjoy all the beers on its covered patio and
tented upper parking/observation deck. The event will feature
around 50 delicious cask ales available no where else, draft beer
Athens breweries, and a "special treats" booth 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!
will be limited parking in the lot next to Hotel Indigo that sits
across Jackson Street, but we encourage carpooling, Uber, and Lyft. Get
a discounted room at Hotel Indigo for the night or the weekend. Parking
will also be available at Athens' downtown parking decks that are a
short walk to Hotel Indigo.
- Hotel Indigo will have tasty food items for sale during the festival.
- Well-behaved dogs on leases are welcome, but please bring your own water and bags to pick up poop.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
are only $43.50 plus tax an a small processing fee. This gets you a
souvenir glass, program book, live music, and pours of any of the
beers. THIS IS GEORGIA'S
BEST BEER FEST VALUE! Tickets will sell out online in advance, and no
tickets will be available at the door.
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
- Tickets ARE transferable to other persons. We do NOT need prior notice on ticket transfers.
- 21 and up. No children please. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome, but please bring your own poop bags and water.
- Tickets purchased after January 26 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.
Georgia law, there is no liability for an injury or death of an
individual entering these premises if such injury or death results from
the inherent risks of contracting COVID-19. You are assuming this
risk by entering these premises.
is limited space at this event, and every ticket supports the Athens
Area Humane Society. Uber and Lyft are available. Unfortunately, we cannot offer discounted tickets for
designated drivers. Thanks for understanding.
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.
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. AAHS has
moved into a larger facility and needs our support now more than ever.
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.
DISCOUNTED HOTEL INDIGO ROOMS
not get a beautiful hotel room at Hotel Indigo and enjoy
downtown Athens after the festival or for the entire weekend? Athens
now has SIX local breweries to visit: Creature Comforts, Akademia
Brewing, Southern Brewing Company, Terrapin Beer Company, Normaltown
Brewing and Athentic Brewing. Wonderful craft beer pubs include
Trappeze, Hi-Lo Lounge, Catch 22, Chops & Hops, Royal Peasant, The
Root, The Globe and Oglethorpe Garage.
Reserve a luxurious Hotel Indigo
hotel room for Classic City Brew Fest at the deeply discounted rates of
$109/night for a king room and $129/night for a room with two queen
beds. This includes the Friday and Saturday nights of the fest weekend,
but this discounted room rate is limited.
In the event that our Brew Fest hotel room block sells out at Hotel
Indigo, please note that The Graduate Hotel, Hyatt Place and Hilton
Garden Inn are just a couple of blocks away.
- Call Hotel Indigo reservations at 1-866-808-1483 and reference the Classic City Brew Fest (block code: CCB).
- OR use this Hotel Indigo booking link for Classic City Brew Fest
and enter requested dates between check-in 08/27/2021 to check-out
08/29/2021. You can stay for Friday and Saturday nights or Saturday
- Remember, the group block and discounted rates will only be available until 08/09/2021.
- The booking link is for the main dates of our group
block. Guests will need to call the hotel directly if they wish to add
additional days outside of Friday and Saturday.
fest will take place in covered outdoor spaces with touch-free pouring
into your festival glass. Dress in cool clothes - it will be warm.
- We ask
that all attendees be responsible, use moderation and remember that
this event is for beer tasting and appreciation - not overindulgence.
- By purchasing tickets and attending the festival, all members of your party agree to our liability waiver that's posted on the ticket site.
- We encourage use of Uber and Lyft. Do not drive after
the event, as police will be out in force. Your safety is important.
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!
- Under Georgia law,
there is no liability for an injury or death of an individual entering
these premises if such injury or death results from the inherent risks
of contracting COVID-19. You are assuming this risk by entering