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Event Preview | Georgia Craft Brewers Festival

Georgia Craft Brewers Festival
Jason Murphy

The Georgia Craft Brewers Guild invites you out to the first ever Georgia Craft Brewers Festival happening April 1-2. April 1 will be a VIP preview event from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This VIP experience will allow attendees to taste 20+ special collaboration beers from brewery participants, as well as hear from brewers about the beers, their process, ingredients and inspiration. A panel of 15 experienced Beer Judge Certification Program-certified judges will award gold, silver and bronze to the top three winners of the collaboration contest.

Then, on Saturday, April 2, ticket holders will enjoy a full day of all things Georgia craft beer. This will include 60+ Georgia Craft Brewers Guild (GCBG) member breweries that will be pouring 250+ homegrown beers. Additionally, Saturday festival-goers will also get to try all the collaboration brews created exclusively for the festival.

In addition to delicious beer, there will also be a number of Georgia wineries present. Also in attendance will be popular local food trucks, live entertainment, craft vendors and more.

This is the Peach State’s only festival dedicated solely to Georgia’s independent craft breweries. Hosted by the GCBG, the event is much more than a festival. It’s a celebration of the state’s thriving craft beer industry.

A True Community

Joseph Cortes, the executive director of the GCBG, notes, “Our local breweries are what make our communities great places to live, work and visit, and this event is the perfect opportunity to showcase our statewide community, all while enjoying delicious beer.” Cortes also mentioned that these small businesses generate more than a billion dollar economic impact annually for the state, local communities and the tourism and hospitality industries. This festival is all about highlighting the tremendous impact they have.

Since 2015, the number of craft breweries in Georgia has grown from 45 to over 130. Despite that, Georgia is still one of the most restrictive states for breweries to conduct business. “The proceeds from the festival will help us continue to advocate on behalf of our members and the brewery community as a whole,” said Cortes.

For more information and to buy tickets, please visit Georgia Craft Brewers Festival.

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