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Doctoberfest 2010

This weekend is Doctoberfest in downtown Griffin, Georgia.  Why is it called Doctoberfest?  Griffin is the home of famous wild west gunman Doc Holliday.  He is best known for his gun fight in the OK Corral with Wyatt Earp.  Interestingly, he is the cousin (by marriage) of Gone With The Wind writer Margaret Mitchell.

This fest boasts an awesome beer lineup. There is VIP and General Admission.  Both impressive.

Tentative Beer Selection: (Subject To Availability)

Allagash Curieux
Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron
Founders Curmudgeon
Jolly Pumpkin Weizen Bam
Lagunitas Farmhouse Hop Stoopid
Lindemans Cuvee Rene Gueuze
Smuttynose Baltic Porter
Stone Old Guardian Barleywine
Stone Russian Imperial Stout
The Bruery Orchard White

21st Amendment Brew Free or Die IPA
Ace Pear Cider
Avery Ellies Brown
Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout
Bell’s Two Hearted Ale
Bell’s Best Brown Ale
Bison Organic IPA
Coney Island Albino Python
Coney Island Freaktoberfest
Coney Island Lager
Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner
Coney Island Sword Swallower
Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
Founders Dirty Bastard
Great Divide Belgica
Great Divide Claymore Scotch Ale
Heavy Seas Winter Storm
Hebrew Rejewvenator
JailHouse Breakout Stout
JailHouse Mugshot IPA
JailHouse Slammer Wheat
JailHouse Smokey
Left Hand Milk Stout
Lindemans Framboise
New Belgium 1554
New Belgium Fat Tire
New Belgium Mothership Wit
New Belgium Ranger
O’Dempsey’s Big Red Ale Irish Red Ale
O’Dempsey’s Inukshuk IPA West Coast-style IPA
Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
Stone Smoked Porter
Sweetwater 420
Terrapin Hopsecutioner
Terrapin Pumkinfest
The Duck-Rabbit Brown Ale
Victory Hop Wallop
Victory Prima Pils
Weyerbacher Blithering Idiot
Weyerbacher Merry Monk’s Ale

Tickets available NOW here:

Doctoberfest 2010 – 10/23, 1-6pm
Griffin, Georgia

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Decatur Beerfest Brewery List Posted

Finally! A brewery list for this weekend’s record setting sell out Decatur Beerfest.  The beers haven’t been finalized.

Savannah Distributing
1. All Good Brands
2. Thomas Creek Brewing Company
3. Highland Brewing Co.
4. Duck Rabbit Craft Beers
5. Innis & Gunn/ Tokyo Black/ Original Sin
6. Allagash Brewing Co.
7. Stone Brewing Co.
8. Moon River Brewing Co.
9. 21st Amendment/ Boulder Brewing
10. Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
11. Avery Brewing Co.
12. Founder’s Brewing Co.
13. Smuttynose Brewing Co.
14. Northcoast Brewing Co.
15. Great Divide Brewing Co.
16. Bell’s Brewing Co.
17. Twain’s Billiards & Tap
18. Schmaltz Brewing Co.
19. Clipper City Brewing Co.
20. Palm/ Rodenbach/ Boon
21. Merchant du Vin
22. Victory Brewing Co.
23. Madriver/ O’Dempsey’s
24. Left Hand Brewing Co.
25. The Bruery
26. Mendocino Brewing Co.
27. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
28. Lagunitas Brewing Co.
29. Brasserie D’Achouffe
77. Oskar Blues Brewing Co.
30. Duvel/ Ommegang
31. Leinenkugel
32. Rogue Brewing Co.
33. Abita Brewing Co.
60. Terrapin Beer Company
61. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
62. Sweetwater Brewing Co.
34. Samuel Adams
35. Edison Light/Moonshot
Georgia Crown
36. Artisinal Importers
37. Unibroue
38. Chimay
39. Brooklyn Brewing Co.
40. Flying Dog Brewing Co.
41. Harpoon Brewing Co.
42. Belukus Importers
43. Wild Heaven Craft Beers
44. NapaSmith Organic
45. Moylans Brewing Co.
46. French Broad Brewing Co.
47. Hoppin Frog Brewing Co.
48. Ft. Collins Brewing Co.
49. Breckenridge Brewing Co.
50. Butternuts Brewing Co.
51. Tommyknocker Brewing Co.
52. Moosbacher
General Wholesale
53. Holy Mackerel
54. Woodchuck Ciders
55. Bridgeport Brewing Co.
56. Southampton Brewing Co.
57. Stoudt’s Brewing Co.
58. Red Brick Brewing Co.
59. Jailhouse Brewing Co.
Eagle Rock
63. Kona
64. Yeungling
65. Magic Hat
66. Peak Organic
67. Gordon Biersch
68. Widmer
69. Redhook
70. Magners Cider
71. Pyramid
72. New Belgium
73. Southern Tier
74. Full Sail Brewing Co.
75. Strangford Lough
76. Kind Brewing Co.
Decatur Beer Fest
Saturday, October 16th, 2010
On the square, Downtown Decatur, GA.
Posted in 2010

Smyrna Beer Fest

Tomorrow is the 7th Annual Smyrna Beerfest.

Festival Rundown:

Hosted by Atkins Park Tavern Smyrna.  Admission includes 100’s of the finest local, domestic & import beers available for tasting.  New this year will be some limited wine tasting tables.  Centered around Smyrna Market Village’s Beautiful Water Fountain   Entry includes a commemorative 7 oz. tasting glass.  Proceeds benefit Mustard Seed Communities and The Smyrna Education Foundation.

Dog Friendly Event!

Tickets – http://bit.ly/aRHzqi

Smyrna Beer Fest – 9/25/10, 1-6pm
Smyrna Market Village
2840 Atlanta Rd,
Smyrna, GA 30080

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Decatur Beerfest Tix on Sale Today!

Decatur Beerfest tickets go on sale at 12 pm today!  This very popular beer festival in the heart of of downtown Decatur, Georgia sells 4000 tickets very fast.

About the fest –

Come and enjoy an afternoon of beer tasting on the Decatur square. More than 100 of the finest local, American and international beers are showcased at this annual event sponsored by area distributors and Decatur’s restaurants and pubs. Enjoy live music on the Community Bandstand and food from local restaurants available for sale.

Admission is $35 per person and includes a commemorative tasting glass. The festival is limited to the first 4,000 ticket holders. All tickets are sold online. No tickets are available for purchase at the gate. You must be 21 or older to attend. No children or animals allowed in the festival area. No exceptions!

Tickets Click HERE (Can purchase 12pm 9/20)

Volunteer Info HERE

The Great Decatur Beer Festival – October 16th, 2010
On the square downtown Decatur, GA

Posted in 2010, Tastings

Heritage Sandy Springs Beerfest 2010

New this year is Heritage Sandy Springs Beerfest!  Heritage Sandy Springs is the not-for-profit organization that funds and operates Heritage Green, a four-acre City park located in the heart of Sandy Springs.

A special “people’s park,” Heritage Green offers recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities designed to enhance the quality of life for Sandy Springs residents. As the only green space located in the center of our new city, the park has been a natural gathering place for the community since the property was saved from commercial development in the mid 1980s. Each year, thousands of residents and visitors come to Heritage Green to enjoy free concerts, programs and events, participate in the award-winning Sandy Springs Festival, stroll the shady gardens, visit the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum and attend weddings, meetings and corporate functions.

Heritage Sandy Springs is proud to partner with the City of Sandy Springs to preserve and protect this vital urban green space, the home of the original “sandy springs.” A half mile north of I-285 and two blocks west of Roswell Road, Heritage Green is the best kept secret in town. Visit soon and see for yourself!

This beerfest benefits Heritage Sandy Springs non profit organization.

Featured Beers: Peak Brewing Company, Jailhouse Brewing, Terrapin, Sweetwater, Southern Tier, New Belgium, 5 Seasons Brewing, Red Brick & more!

Date: Saturday, August 14, 2010.  3-8 pm

Tickets: http://bit.ly/duoPsl

Website: http://www.hssbeerfest.com/

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The Decatur Craft Beer Fest 2010!

The 2010 logo has debuted.  Seems that people are rather opinionated about it.  For kids? Adults? Adults who act like kids? (Me)   Either way… the festival is always fun!  Tickets to go on sale soon.

This years date – October 16, 2010 – Noon – 5pm

Beer lineup and more info to follow…  Special thanks to that fruit @AtlantaBeer for the logo

Posted in 2010, Casks, Terrapin Beer Company

Announcing Terrapin Hop Harvest!

This is all the info available on this newly announced “Hop Harvest” Festival held by Terrapin Brewing in Athens.  Among the other activities, a new Side Project  will debut.  Here is their mini press release –

“Join Terrapin Beer Co. for a Hop Harvest Festival on September 25th from 4:30- 7:30. Evening festivities include a special unveiling of So Fresh and So Green, Green (a fresh hopped beer), six casks, the harvesting of the Terrapin’s hop garden, a harvest showcase of local produce, education from hop experts, and many other hopped up beer offerings! All ages are welcome but only those 21 or over with valid ID will be allowed to drink our hoppy offerings.”

Terrapin Brewing Co
265 Newton Bridge Road
Athens, GA
September 25, 2010 4:30-7:30 pm (UPDATED)