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6 tips you must know to score GABF tickets

GABFmedia_02To many beer-lovers, the Great American Beer Festival is the end-all, be-all of beer festivals. It is the epitome of what a beer festival should be and beer nirvana all rolled into one massive event. It is also a very difficult ticket to purchase and, once a ticket is procured, an even more difficult event to navigate.

With just  five months to the 2017 festival, this year’s event takes place October 5-7, will need a plan for attending this event. Tickets go on sale to the general public August 2 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time through Ticketmaster.

Last year, tickets to the GABF 2016 sold out in just one hour and seven minutes. That means you have to put some serious effort into getting your entry media. Fortunately, there are several ways you can give yourself an advantage over the unwashed masses.

  1. Mark your calendar and take time off.
    Since tickets go on sale on a Wednesday morning, if you work regular hours, you might want to take the morning off. You’ll know by 10:00 a.m. if you have tickets or not, so if you want to work the afternoon, just take a half day. Or, if you want to celebrate (or, heaven forbid, commiserate), take the whole day off and have a few beers in the afternoon.
  2. Check your account.
    A few days prior to the sale date, log in to Ticketmaster and make sure all of your information is up-to-date. Keep in mind, that if you do get through and get a chance to purchase tickets, you will only have a few minutes to complete your transaction. Nothing is more depressing than getting through and finding out that the credit card you have on file is expired.
  3. Get membership benefits.
    Consider joining the American Homebrewers Association. Members of the AHA can purchase GABF tickets a day before tickets go on sale to the general public. This is a huge advantage and practically assures you to score tickets. And, with membership to the AHA costing as little as $38 a year, it is a good investment. Not to mention you will get a whole host of benefits including six issues of Zymurgy, the Association’s magazine, discounts and, of course, early access to GABF tickets.
  4. Log in early.
    The interweb is going to be packed on the day of GABF ticket sales and this often means lag. By connecting early you increase your chance of getting through and avoiding long lag times that could cause your browser to crash. Plan on being online at least 45 minutes or more ahead of sale time.
  5. Enlist your friends.
    The Beatles famously said that they, “Get by with a little help from my friends.” Getting tickets for GABF is just the situation you want to put this phrase to work. Since each person that gets through can purchase up to four tickets, get your friends to help with the chase. If you have four friends that want to go, get all of them on their computers trying like mad. If just one of your cabal gets through and succeeds in acquiring tickets, your mission is accomplished.


    Pro Tip: Be sure all of your friends have Ticketmaster accounts and make sure they log in to check their status a few days prior to the sale date.

  6. Refresh as if you life depended on it.If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. This is particularly true in this instance. You are battling thousands of other hopeful attendees for the few coveted GABF tickets that exist. If you get an error, just keep refreshing. With luck, you will hit refresh at the precise moment an Internet connection opens and your GABF dreams will come true.

If, after doing all of the above, you still do not manage to grab tickets, there are secondary markets. Sure, you’ll pay more for the tickets, but if you really want to go, that may be your only outlet. Just stay away from Craigslist and any other unverified ticket agency. You do not want to be the guy that shows up at the door with a counterfeit ticket and be denied admission.

Watch for more articles on how to get the most out of your GABF experience.

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Posted by on June 1, 2017 in Beer, Beer Festival, Travel

 

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Riverside Craft Beer Festival opens Jax beer fest season

riverside_beer_festBeer festival season begins in Jacksonville this weekend, Saturday, February 27, with the Third Annual Riverside Craft Beer Festival. As in past years, the festival is being held under the Fuller Warren Bridge on the site of the Riverside Arts Market. In previous years, the event has drawn crowds of more than 4,000 attendees despite bad weather.

The event raises money for local charities. This year’s beneficiaries are Community PedsCare®, a pediatric program of Community Hospice, and the Riverside Rotary Foundation. Community PedsCare® is a palliative and hospice for children with life-threatening conditions. A program of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida in collaboration with Nemours Children’s Specialty Care and the University of Florida – Jacksonville, Community Peds Care offers support, comfort and care to these children.

This year the festival is doing things a bit differently, instead of purchasing beer tickets for samples of brews, the admission price includes all the samples attendees wish to try. Food from food trucks is not included, but there will be several on hand to feed the hungry crowds.  This year the festival will feature nearly 100 different beers to sample along with more than 10 food trucks.

Music for the vent will be provided by Firewater Tent Revival and Grandpa’s Cough Medicine.

General admission hours for the festival are from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., VIPs get in an hour earlier at 3:00 p.m. With their ticket, attendees receive a commemorative cup/mug to use for the event. Tickets are available online until Thursday, February 25 at http://riversidecraftbeerfest.com/. Tickets purchased online cost $35 for general admission and $50 for VIP. Tickets at the gate are $40 for general admission and $50 for VIP. In addition to getting in early, VIP guests will have an exclusive VIP area with special beers not available to general admission guests. More information is available at: https://www.facebook.com/riversidecraftbeerfest/.

Brews available to general admission guests include:

  • Terrapin Beer Co. High 5 & Liquid Bliss
  • Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Grapefruit Sculpin & Habanero Sculpin
  • Lagunitas Brewing Co Brown Shugga & Pilsner…
  • Orange Blossom Brewing Co. Toasted Coconut & Back in the Day
  • Miami Brewing Company Shark Bait & Little Havana
  • Aardwolf Brewery Belgian Pale Ale & Styro Foam Pony
  • Zeta Brewing Brown Ale & Twinn Fin Lager
  • Intuition Ale Works Easy on the Eyes & SS Minnow
  • Veterans United Craft Brewery Grunch & Scout Dog 44
  • Green Man Brewery IPA & Porter
  • Big Storm Brewing Co. Arcus & Wavemaker
  • 21st Amendment Brewery Seasonal & He Said She Said Baltic Porter
  • Tomoka Brewing Co Oceanside IPA & Apple Tart Sour
  • Bold City Brewery Barrel Aged Dukes
  • Green Room Brewing Count Shak-U-La
  • First Magnitude Brewing Company Drift English Mild
  • Ancient City Brewing Mantanzas Red
  • Green Flash Brewing Co. Tangerine Soul Style
  • Southern Tier Brewing Company SMaSH IPA
  • Goose Island Four Star Pils
  • RJ Rockers Brewery Son of a Peach
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Stern Line Stout
  • Victory Beer Hop Ranch Imperial IPA
  • SweetWater Brewing Company Whiplash IPA
  • Kona Brewing Company Big Wave
  • Central 28 Beer Co. Trekker & Up River Ale
  • Coastal Empire Beer Co. Southern Delite & Inshore Slam IPA
  • Darwin Brewing Company Circa 1926 Tangerine Wheat & Pirata Pils
  • JDub’s Brewing Company & Tap Room Up Top IPA & Poolside Kolsch
  • Engine 15 Brewing Company Nut Sack & Old Battle Axe
  • Funky Buddha Brewery Floridian & Hop Gun
  • Cigar City Brewing Invasion Pale Ale & Tampa Style Lager
  • Barley Mow Brewing Company Quackalope IPA & Maven Chocolate Milk Stout
  • Highland Brewing Company Gaelic Ale and Saw-Wheat Saison
  • Sonoma Cider Anvil Cider & Hatchet Cider
  • Ace Cider Pineapple Cider & Perry Cider
  • Due South Brewing Hopicana & Caramel Cream 13.2
  • Uinta Brewing Pale Ale & Ready Set Gose
  • Brew Bus Brewing Last Stop IPA & You’re My Boy Blue
  • Proof Brewing Company La La Land & . . .
  • Green Bench Brewing Co. Sunshine City IPA & Happy Hermit Pale
  • Swamp Head Brewery Stump Knocker & Midnight Oil
  • Left Hand Brewing Company Mile Stout & Ambidextrous VIII Old Ale

Brews available to VIP guests include:

  • Bell’s Brewery Imperial Red
  • Intuition Ale Works a special release CASK
  • Dogfish Head Beer Higher Math
  • Engine 15 Brewing Company Double Drop
  • Engine 15 Brewing Company Mad Max
  • Cigar City Brewing Key Lime IPA
  • Uinta Brewing Flamingose Pineapple Gose
  • Proof Brewing Company Coffee Creatures in the Dark
  • Green Bench Brewing Co. Saison de Banc Vert
  • Swamp Head Brewery Hoggetown Irish Red
  • Funky Buddha Brewery Maple Bacon Coffee Porter
  • Funky Buddha Brewery Last Snow Porter
  • Coastal Empire Beer Co. Dawn Patrol
  • Central 28 Beer Co. El Bulli
  • Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
  • Goose Island Lolita
  • Green Flash Brewing Co. Cellar 3 (style TBD)
  • SweetWater Brewing Company Cranberry Brown (CASK)
  • SweetWater Brewing Company Happy Ending w/ Peppermint (CASK)

Food trucks scheduled to be on-site include:

  • Funkadelic
  • Blue Pacific Tacos
  • Delish Kebabs
  • On The Fly
  • Pele’s Wood Fire
  • Rockstar Burgers
  • Butt Hutt
  • Dagwood’s
  • Say Cheese
  • The Cupcake Truck
  • The Loving Cup

One last thing, if you attend the festival and have too much to drink, PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE! Even if you are only slightly tipsy. Read my eight-part series on what could happen if you are stopped and arrested for Driving Under the Influence. Please take a cab or Uber (use code “l2jkr” for $20 off your first Uber trip). Do not take a chance.

 
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Posted by on February 23, 2016 in Beer, Beer Festival

 

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Asheville’s Brewgrass Festival announces brewery lineup

In the 19 years since its inception, the Brewgrass beer festival in Asheville, N.C. has made quite a name for itself. The combination of exceptional craft beers, bluegrass music and clear, cool mountain air makes it a magical experience for all who attend. And, as is often the case with beer festivals, the proceeds benefit a very good cause.  Brewgrass Festival is the largest fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina. Proceeds from this event go directly to this great organization.

Billed as Asheville’s original beer festival, this year’s festivities will take place Saturday, September 19 at Memorial Stadium in Asheville. This year’s festival will feature over 50 brewers from local, regional, and national breweries including Catawba Brewing Co., Asheville Brewing Company, Rogue Ales, The Duck-Rabbit Brewery, Samuel Adams, and more. Organizers advise those interested in keeping up with the list of participating brewers to visit their website as the list changes often. But, at the time of this article the list included:

Asheville Brewing Co.

Aviator Brewing Co.

Big Boss Brewing Co.

Blind Squirrel Brewery

Bold Rock Hard Cider

Boojum Brewing Co.

Catawba Brewing Co.

Crazy Mountain Brewing Co.

Duck Rabbit Brewing Co.

Florida Brewing Co.

Granite Falls Brewing Co.

Hi-wire Brewing Co.

Howard Brewing

Lexington Avenue Brewery

Lost Province Brewing Co.

Mother Earth Brewing

Naked Apple Hard Cider

New Belgium Brewing Co.

One World Brewing

Oskar Blues Brewing Co.

Pigpounder.com Craft Brewery

Quest Brewing Co.

R.J. Rockers Brewing Co.

Rogue Brewing Co.

Samuel Adams Brewery

Terrapin Beer Co.

Thomas Creek Brewery

Sweetwater Brewing Co.

But, the beer lineup is not the only reason to attend the festival. Organizers have also announced an impressive lineup of musical talent for fest-goers to enjoy along with their brews. Jeff Austin Band, featuring mandolinist Jeff Austin formerly of Yonder Mountain String Band with band members Danny Barnes, Ross Martin and Eric Thorin, will headline the event. Attendees will enjoy additional performances from Truth and Salvage Co., Big Daddy Love, and Packway Handle Band. Music begins at 1 p.m.

Tickets for the festival are $55 and may be purchased at: http://www.brewgrassfestival.com/tickets-1/.

 
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Posted by on August 27, 2015 in Beer Festival

 

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Jacksonville Craft & Import Beer Fest could help your inner beer snob

beerfestlogoBeer, like wine, has its share of snobs. People who enjoy beer for the complex flavors it offers, not just as a means to a drunken end. Beer snobs talk about beer in mystical terms, terms that describe the aroma, the taste and the alcohol content of a particular brew. They wax poetic about the influences a brewer may have had for brewing a certain style of beer. They get into deep conversations about the virtues of Belgian versus German beers. Each has his or her own favorite style. And each is more than willing to tell you all about why they like that particular style.

But, another thing you should know about these beer snobs is that they began their beer journey in much the same way as anyone — buying the major brands. But, for many, the yellow, fizzy mega-brews just did not satisfy. Some decided to experiment with “gateway beers” like Guinness or Blue Moon, others dove right in and tried an IPA, Belgian quad or an Imperial stout.  No matter how they discovered their love for better beer, it is certain that most will never go back to mass-produced brands. Now they exist in a world in which flavor actually existed.

In this, the beer festival season, will you become a beer snob? Opportunities abound for you to taste a wide variety of styles ranging from mild to wild. As this is National Craft Beer Week, there is no shortage of events to appease your new mistress. Restaurants and bars, tap room and taverns are adding special tappings, dinners and tastings to their schedules. In addition, there is the crowning jewel of the week: the taking place at Veterans Memorial Arena this Friday, May 16.

The Sixth Annual Jacksonville Craft & Import Beer Festival will feature hundreds of beers from over 45 breweries. Included in those breweries are several local breweries and a sneak preview of the beers that will be available at the soon-to-be-open Veteran’s United Craft Brewery. But, if you plan to go, get your tickets now as they are going fast. The organizers cut back the number of tickets sold to 2,500 this year to make the event more intimate and less crowded than years past.

Becoming a beer snob sneaks up on you sometimes. One minute you are perfectly happy drinking an MGD and the next someone puts a pint of a hoppy pale ale in front of you and you are hooked. The surprising realization that flavor and nuance do exist in beer assaults your senses like napalm devouring an overgrown forest.  You seek out more interesting beers and crawl the pubs of your town for taps of Rogue, Flying Dog, and Dogfish Head. Slowly you feel yourself changing. Coors no longer holds your interest; you drop it like an infatuation and begin to stalk your true love – flavorful, lovingly-crafted beers made by artisans not computers. You realize, as you prowl the beer aisle of your local liquor store, looking for a six-pack of Hopslam that you have become a beer snob.

Good beer is an obsession. It gets under your skin and pushes you to try new concoctions. Some go the purest route, only looking for beers made using traditional methods and ingredients. Others look for the more unique brews created by the avant garde brewers of the craft scene. But all agree that beer, in its many forms and style, is good.

Tickets to the Jacksonville Craft & Import Beer Festival can be purchased at www.beerfestjax.com and are $55 for VIP and $40 for general admission. VIP ticket-holders are treated to entry an hour early (5:00 p.m.) and access to special beers not available to general admission guests. General admission ticket-holders may enter the event at 6:00 p.m., the festival ends at 9:00 p.m.   All guests will receive:

• 5oz Beer Sampling glass

• Silent Auction

• Sampling of beverages and food

• Music Acts

As always, be sure to drink responsibly and NEVER DRINK AND DRIVE. If you have had too much to drink please call a cab or, a more stylish option is Uber car service. Simply download the Uber app from your app store and sign up. If you use the signup code, l2jkr, you will receive a $20 credit for your first ride!

 
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Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Beer Festival

 

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St. Augustine to host craft beer festival in May

1 craft beer tourOver the past few weeks you may have noticed signs and posters advertising a new craft beer festival to take place in St. Augustine. Billed as the Great American Craft Beer Tour, the festival is set to take place in St. Augustine on May 25, 2014. The Fountain of Youth Park will play host to the event and organizers plan to include great food and music to round out the event for a full day of entertainment, food and craft beer.

With decades of combined experience producing festivals, ranging from Oktoberfests to Live Music Concerts, the Great American Craft Beer Tour, LLC partners made a decision to combine their talents and concentrate on craft beer. The group pioneered the “festival within a festival” concept by putting a separate craft beer festival within “underperforming” events. This opened up the possibility of cross-promotion thereby expanding the reach of the event and creating greater buzz. And by holding the festivals in smaller cities, the organizers hope to bring more attention to the host communities.

“The idea,” said founder and CEO, Tom Kiermaier, “Is to bring the craft beer craze to areas that are less likely to be exposed to great craft beer. There may be fewer opportunities to sample different styles of craft beer in these cities, and that is where we come in.”

GACBT plans to feature local and regional breweries in the area of each event, while also bringing in some of the national craft beer brands. The result is a greater number of people will have the opportunity to expand their beer tasting horizons. Over one hundred different beers will be available at most every event.

Attendance for these craft beer festivals is projected to grow from 2500 to 5000 attendees over the next two years and include up to 25 cities.

Tickets for the event are $40 in advance and $50 the day of the event and are available at: www.craftbeertix.com

A portion of the proceeds from each event will be donated to Shriners Hospitals for Children, as well as a local charity.

You can learn more at the group’s website: www.greatamericancraftbeertour.com

 

 
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Posted by on March 14, 2014 in Beer Festival

 

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Inaugural Riverside Craft Beer Festival releases beer lists

riversidebeerfestLast week I brought to you news of a new beer festival happening this Saturday, February 22 at the Riverside Arts Market. This week, the event coordinators released the beer lists for both General Admission and VIP guests. The list is heavy on local Jacksonville and Florida beers like Intuition, Cigar City, Bold City and Swamp Head Brewery. But, there are also beers from a number of regional and national craft brands like Samuel Adams, Breckenridge, Boulder, and Founders.

General admission to the event is free, but those who wish to sample beers must be over 21 and have a valid, government-issued ID. Attendees then may purchase as many tickets as they like to sample the more than 60 craft beers available at the festival. Tickets cost $2 each and are good for one seven ounce pour of beer.  There are also a limited number of VIP tickets available that grant access to a a tented VIP Only area, all-you-can-eat lunch catered by Mojo’s 4, special beers that are not available to other attendees, a special keepsake mug and four beer tasting tickets. VIP tickets are $100 each until midnight Friday, February 21, after that the price increases to $125. VIP tickets can be purchased at EventBright.com (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/riverside-craft-beer-fest-tickets-9880540964).

The beers available to VIP guest only include:

Intuition Ale Works

  • Underdark Imperial Stout

Evil Twin Brewing

  • Ryan & The Beaster Bunny

Stillwater Artisanal Ales

  • Existent Belgian Ale

Hoppin’ Frog Brewery

  • Natasha Rocks America

Cigar City Brewing Company

  • Torcedores Series Matt’s Django Friday Saison

Green Flash Brewing Company

  • Palate Wrecker

Samuel Adams Brewing Company

  • Juniper
  • Golden Yuzi
  • Ruby Mild
  • Backwoods Porter
  • Third Voyage
  • Merry Makers

The beers available to the general public include:

Samuel Adams Brewing Company

  • Rebel IPA
  • Samuel Adams Lager

Terrapin Beer Company

  • Hopsecutioner
  • Rye Pale Ale

Moosehead Lager & Hop City Brewing Company

  • Barking Squirrel
  • Mr. Huff

New Belgium Brewing Company

  • Fat Tire
  • Ranger
  • Snapshot
  • Belgian Blonde

Aardwolf Brewing Company

  • Belgian IPA
  • Nonchalant IPA

Pinglehead Brewing Company

  • Pinglehead Imperial Red

Intuition Ale Works

  • People’s Pale Ale
  • I-10 IPA
  • King Street Stout
  • Jon Boat Coastal Ale

Southbound Brewing Company

  • Scattered Sun Wit
  • Hoplin IPA

Big Storm Brewing Company

  • Arcus IPA
  • Wavemaker Amber

Lagunitas Brewing Company

  • Lagunitas IPA

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

  • Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
  • Ruthless Rye IPA

Engine 15 Brewing Company

  • Nut Sack Brown Ale
  • Rye of the Tiger

Mile Marker Brewing Company

  • Mile Marker Zero Blonde Ale
  • Mile Marker 1565 Ancient City Red Ale

Swamp Head Brewery

  • Big Nose IPA
  • Wild Night Cream Ale

The Brew Bus

  • Double Decker Porter
  • Are Wheat There Yet

Cigar City Brewing Company

  • Invasion Pale Ale
  • Hotter Than Helles

Three Palms Brewing Company

  • Single Hop Citra Amber

Saint Somewhere Brewing Company

  • Caitlin

Coronado Brewing Company

  • Hoppy Daze IPA

Erie Brewing Company

  • Derailed Black Cherry Ale
  • Railbender Ale

Founders Brewing Company

  • Red’s Rye IPA

Left Hand Brewing Company

  • Fade to Black Volume V
  • Warrior IPA

Lazy Magnolia Brewery

  • Southern Pecan
  • Timber Beast

Breckenridge Brewery of Colorado

  • Avalanche Amber
  • Regal Pils

Boulder Beer Company

  • Sweaty Betty

Brewery Ommegang

  • Adoration

Bold City Brewing Company

  • Duke’s Cold Nose Brown Ale
  • Killer Whale Cream Ale
  • Mad Manatee IPA

Green Room Brewing Company

  • Head High IPA
  • Pablo Beach Pale Ale
  • Count Shakula Stout

SweetWater Brewing Company

  • 420 Pale Ale
  • Festive
  • Happy Ending

Green Flash Brewing Company

  • 30th Street Pale Ale
  • Le Freak

Southern Tier Brewing Company

  • Unearthly IPA
  • 2XIPA

Aviator Brewing Company

  • Devil’s Tramping Ground Tripel
  • Hog Wild IPA

The event is being put on by the Riverside Rotary Club to raise money for a walking/running track at Stockton Elementary school. The goal is to provide an opportunity for physical activity for students of the school and the neighborhood in an effort to fight obesity. 

Riverside Arts Market is located under the Fuller Warren Bridge on Riverside Boulevard. Parking for the event is free in the LPS surface parking lot. For more information go to the event’s website or FaceBook page linked below.

https://www.facebook.com/riversidecraftbeerfest

https://www.riversidecraftbeerfest.com

 

 

 
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Posted by on February 19, 2014 in Beer Festival

 

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SweetWater 420 Festival moves to Centennial Olympic Park, unveils musical lineup

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Festival season is in full swing here in the Southeastern United States and SweetWater is gearing up for one of the biggest and best. This year marks the 10th year for the annual SweetWater 420 Festival named for their popular flagship beer SweetWater 420. And, with a decade of partying in the can, comes a new venue. This year the event will be held in the heart of downtown Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park. The weekend-long event celebrates Earth Day with music on two stages, a comedy tent, local artist market, KidZone, EDM stage, food trucks, the SweetWater craft beer experience tent, Planet 420 non-profit and environmental village and plenty of SweetWater brews.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe event is known far and wide for the outstanding musical talent it attracts. And, while final details are being worked out on the main stage two headliners, festival goers can expect to enjoy headlining artists and local favorites like: Steel Pulse, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Galactic, Dirty Heads, Eoto, Conspirator, Anders Osborne, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Kung Fu, Honey Island Swamp Band, Wesley Cook, Music Matters Rock U Kids Bands: In Trouble, and The Endless Energy.

“SweetWater 420 Festival is an unbelievable opportunity for us to bring all of the brewery’s passions together in one great festival environment,” said Director of Marketing at SweetWater Brewing Company, Steve Farace in a press release. “As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, we are laying the foundation of the festival’s future in our new home at Centennial Olympic Park, and we are looking forward to what’s in store.”

While music plays a huge role in the weekend, the festival provides many more experiences than just good jams. Making a return this year is the SweetWater Experience that brings together beer-lovers with beer industry experts for panel discussions, specialty brews and displays with a look at the culture, beliefs and history of the brewery. Last years’ Experience featured discussions with brewery owners, beer bloggers and other experts designed to round out the craft beer experience for guests and perhaps spark a deeper desire to learn about the industry movement.

Along with having a good time, giving back to the community has always been an important part of SweetWater’s culture. To that end, the festival will once again offer a variety of social and eco-friendly events and activities for guests of all ages. Planet 420 returns, housing dozens of non-profit and environmental organizations offering exhibits and workshops promoting green practices for the home.

Festival attendees can also expect to find an artist market showcasing creations from some of the regions’ most-talented craftspeople. More athletically and competitively inclined guests can participate in the SweetWater 5K run that ends at the festival site, along with Gas South’s cornhole tournament playoffs on festival grounds.

For the youngsters, the festival will provide a KidZone presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill Saturday and Sunday that includes sustainable crafts, gardening workshops, farm to table food preparation, Circus Camp activities, moon jumps, a musical instrument petting zoo and much more.

Those in need of a chuckle can slip in to the 420 Comedy Tent that will feature live comedy shows and improv workshops throughout the weekend. And, to keep things family-friendly, the laughs will be tame during the day. But, when the sun goes down, adults can enjoy full-on unfettered comedy mayhem.

This year the SweetWater 420 Festival will take place Friday, April 18 through Sunday, April 20. Tickets range from $10 for a single-day general admission pass to $18 for the entire weekend. For those who want more access and perks, VIP passes are available for $60 per day or $135 for the weekend. For more information, please visit www.sweetwater420fest.com, follow SweetWater on Twitter and Instagram @420fest, or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/420fest.

 
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Posted by on February 4, 2014 in Beer, Beer Festival

 

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