If you thought that the Atlanta beer festivals this summer were fun, wait till you experience an entire week of craft beer!
Atlanta Beer Week is an entire week devoted to craft beer… in Atlanta. The week long hoppy extravaganza begins on October 1 and ends on October 8, 2011. This year is supposed to be bigger and better than last years. The line up of bars, taps, casks, and events have not been completely finalized (or at least released,) so there is a lot of anticipation on our end for this event.
Other than the teaser that Atlanta Beer Master offers, we do know about the one big event to kick of the week; HOToberFest! $30 gets you a ticket into HOToberFest, located at Glenwood Park, and 170+ craft beers tipping over the edge of your lips. The General Admission ticket gets you a tasting glass, the opportunity to pick the best beer of 2011. The next level of admission is the Firkin VIP Ticket for $75, which sold out last year. The VIP access includes some big perks in it’s very own tent: 60+ limited release and craft beers, SEC football broadcasts, a VIP tasting area, 1 hour early entry to the general and VIP areas, and VIP bathrooms.
The HOToberFest isn’t just for the beer enthusiasts in the South. If you do not feel like tasting A LOT of craft beer (most likely higher in alcohol,) you can enjoy the free, public admission to the festival where you can find beer vendors, your usual outdoor festival food, and free music. This area is also the only part of the festival that is open to all ages.
Atlanta Beer Week looks to be very promising this year, especially with a kickoff like HOToberFest.
Drop a line and leave a comment to let us know if you’re going this year, or if you have been in the past!
- Atlanta Summer 2011 Beer Festivals (setthetrotline.com)