This year there are a few improvements/enhancements to the festival.
– Expansion of the shaded Fest site by over 1/3 in Brownwood Park to include the entirety of the north end of the park (more room in the shade, very few additional attendees)
– Vendor Hospitality Area that includes dedicated port-a-john’s for Reps and non-alcoholic beverages
– More tables and improved configuration site-wide (to allow for more impressions per brewery and improve site flow)
– An improved vendor check-in location
Also, expect food trucks, bands, performers and more. Proceeds of the festival go to support community projects in East Atlanta Village.
Tickets go on sale in April, 2012. Check back soon. [EastAtlantaBeerFest]
Note: The 2012 EABF logo has not been released yet. The above is taken from last years logo.
East Atlanta BeerFest is this weekend. In addition to over 200 beers, there will be some fun tech stuff for you to play with.
First, EABF announced Foursquare integration. Upon checking into the festival, you unlock the ability to drink 3 more beers not offered to those not using the app:
Heavy Seas Brewing – Hang Ten. Weizenbock, 10% ABV
Terrapin Brewing – Double Feature. Dubbel, 7.7% ABV
Peak Brewing – King Crimson. Imperial Red Ale, 10% ABV.
In addition, once the festival is over 100 checkins, go to the merchandise tent for a koozie. ALSO! The 1st 100 people who come by the tent with the shiny new EABF Fest badge get a Foursquare day koozie.
That’s not all. Those festival goers with iPhones can download the official EABF app, which shows all the beers available at the festival. The app shows what tables the beers reside, with an opportunity to add to your favorites, tweet about them, & upload pictures. Available in the <iTunesStore>
There are less than 400 tickets left for EABF. Make sure you get your tickets HERE
|What: 8th Annual East Atlanta Beer Festival
Where: Brownwood Park, 205 Emerson St. SE, East Atlanta Village
It’s that time again! Festival season. This morning brings the news of East Atlanta Beerfest tickets officially going on sale. As it was last year, there are general admission tickets, and VIP tickets. VIP gets you 1 hour early entrance, 12-15 beers not in general admin, special bathrooms, EABF bottle opener, special VIP tent access, even your own entrance to the festival. All for the low, low price of $55 dollars.
The proceeds of EABF benefit non profit organizations in East Atlanta. A few notables that benefited last year – YMCA after school programs, local schools, historic cemetery restorations, local park funding etc. Drinking beer does great things for your community!
WHAT ABOUT THE BEER??? Well, EABF features around 130 brewers from damn near everywhere. The lineup is currently being determined, so I will milk my inside sources for information and post soon. Either way, you’ll find a lot of great craft beer so its worth a trip.
You can also sign up on the EABF website to volunteer if you’d like. Signups begin April 9th, so head over to the EABF site then. There are benefits to volunteering!
So, thats the short, short version. Today is the day to secure your tickets. If I were you, I’d click HERE now!
Official Website – www.eastatlantabeerfest.com