25th ANNIVERSARY
Classic City Brew Fest

Saturday, August 28, 2021

2:30 to 6:00 PM
NEW LOCATION: HOTEL INDIGO

500 College Ave.
ATHENS, GEORGIA

If you CAN'T make the new date and already have tickets from the original date, 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.
  • 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 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.
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TICKETS CASK ALE LINEUP
HOTEL ROOMS
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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!

  • 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 booths from 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!
  • There 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 bags to pick up poop.
               
  




TICKETS ON SALE NOW!




  • For a limited time, tickets are going 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 from the original date, 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 please. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome, but please bring your own poop bags.
  • 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.
  • There 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.





 
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. 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


Why 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.
  • 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 night only.
  • 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.
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.







SPECIFICS
  • 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.
  • 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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