Saturday, June 20th at 3pm to 9pm

Location: Masquerade Music Park

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  http://www.atlantasummerbeerfest.com/


 Atlanta Beer Festivals will host the 6th Atlanta Summer Beer Fest at the Masquerade Music Park on Saturday, June 20, 2014.  This event will feature 200+ beers, ciders, and a small selection of wines.  There will be live music on the main stage outside, as well as out front.  We will be using the inside rooms as well this year with some additional live music and DJ Qtip.  The full Music line-up will be announced soon.  This has been one of the best festivals of the summer every year, and this year will be even better.

LOCATION:  Masquerade, 695 North Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30308

 PRICE:  Tickets are on sale now.  Advance tickets are $40, $45 after June 11, and $55 day of event. Sales tax and ticket fees will be added.  Tickets can be purchased from Xorbia through our event website:  http://www.atlantasummerbeerfest.com/

Website:                         http://atlantabeerfestivals.com/

Twitter:                           @ATLbeerfest
Facebook:                      https://www.facebook.com/atlantabeerfestivals
Facebook Event Page:   https://www.facebook.com/events/1390909584561295/

79th Annual Dogwood Festival (Piedmont Park)

Date: Friday, April 10th to Sunday, April 12th
Varies by day

About: The quintessential Atlanta spring festival that defines all other festivals. The festival all other festivals look up to and hope to be. Chocked full of artwork, food, music, a beer & BBQ event, and those cut puppies doing tricks, this festival has something for you, your friends, your family, even your children (gasp!). If you go to one festival this year, this is it. Get going. Piedmont Park is in full bloom. This is free to attend and pays back in spades in people watching, fried vittles, and beautiful weather. Other events, like the Beer & BBQ event do have a charge. See website for more details.
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Hogs and Hops (Masquerade)

Date: Saturday, April 11th
1pm to 5pm
Last year, it was all about the smoked butts and the Brussels sprouts, what will this year bring? It’s time again for Hogs and Hops: tons of tasty pork products to nosh on and the perfect beer to pair it with.

Here is a little snip it of last year’s festival to coax you into attending. If this doesn’t do it, nothing will. You know you want to! “At Hogs and Hops beer was flowing, the barbeque was smoked, the stew was stewing, the collards were steeping, all that being said are you hungry yet?  I drew up my elastic waist pants, gathered wet wipes, and dug in.” Tickets are $45 in advanced and $55 at the door for general admission (beer and 4 food tickets), and VIP are $75 in advance and $85 the day of the event (unlimited everything, 1 hour early entry).

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Saturday, March 7th at 6pm

Location: Opera Nightclub

Chandelier Wishes and Caviar Dreams

FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://atlantawineparty.com/

By Liz and John Attaway

Every time I walk the red carpet into Opera nightclub, I immediately start hearing the theme song to The Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. It’s a place filled with wonder, as I have decided is, chandelier wishes and caviar dreams. I kid, but it is a beautiful venue with ornate operatic elements, a full stage, VIP seating and a beautiful patio area. In this first annual, first time, Atlanta Wine Party put on by the wildly popular Atlanta Beer Festivals team goes upscale with their new Atlanta Wine Party. It was like going to a high end event with ladies all dressed up in their party dresses and men in their collared shirts and coats then juxtaposed by the regular beer festival goer with their pretzel necklaces. It made for wonderful people watching.

I love wine but don’t know a ton about it and the Atlanta Wine Party was a learning experience for me. I know I really like whites much more than reds and here is why: it’s the crisp, apple tones with some earth and tart mixed in for good measure that appeal to me. I’m not too keen on the ones with too much grapefruit, oak, or smoke. For reds I prefer lighter, brighter ones that aren’t sweet yet not dry. Of the whites at Atlanta Wine Party, I really enjoyed the Kendall Jackson Avant Sauvignon Blanc. This is a new line for Kendall Jackson and I’m glad they did it. My favorite wine of the night. It was crisp and slightly tart, but not too dry. Sav Blancs can sometimes have too much grapefruit notes, but this one didn’t. I was also surprised by Barrymore Pinot Grigio, which is Drew Barrymore’s signature wine. It was a good blend of dry and sweet with apples and citrus notes. My other favorite white of the night. On top of that there were many other red or whites wines to try beyond my two favorites that were good but none really stood out.

There was also beer for those less wine enthusiasts. I’m not sure why you would go to a wine party if you didn’t like wine but I’m sure there were guys and gals that went just because their friends wanted to go or the girl their dating made them go. So this beer was for you! Terrapin and Orpheus, two local breweries were front and center in the beer area. For the Terrapin lover there was their mainstay, the Hopsecutioner in full force hop glory. John loves his Hopsecutioner! I find it tastes like soap but he likes that type of thing. The beer that stood out for me was Orpheus Tart Plum Saison, Atalanta. To me this Saison is more like a sour with a wild sour mash, a tart with plum notes and a little bit of a sour aftertaste. It’s like a Sour Patch kid without the sweet aftertaste. They even put cold press plums in it. Orpheus Brewing is located in midtown near Piedmont Park and is known around Atlanta for its unique Sours and Saisons.

Finally, behind a body guard and a velvet rope, if you were lucky enough to walk up the stairs to VIP, you could watch the party going on below you in style. Our favorite part of the VIP experience was the backstage area where you could watch the DJ from behind and see all the people dancing beyond that. What. A. View. Not only was the view and ambiance stellar, so were the wines and food spread. The champagne was so popular that they were totally out but they had all types of high end wines in white, red, and even Rose. The VIP party goers were treated to a Charcuterie, cheese, bread, and vegetable smorgasbord. They all looked to be having a ball.

If you missed this party, there are several upcoming events and festivals with Atlanta Beer Festivals. Hogs and Hops is on Saturday, April 11th. Here’s their website for more information:http://www.hogsandhopsatlanta.com/




ATLANTA, March 5, 2015 –Happy Ending Productions unveils full weekend schedule for the 11th annual 3-day SweetWater 420 Festival April 17-19, 2015 at Centennial Olympic Park, presented by SweetWater Brewing Company. General admission and VIP “Big Fish” single day tickets are now available for purchase here.

Headliners day-by-day schedule includes:

Friday, April 17

Snoop Dogg, Thievery Corporation, Cold War Kids and Beats Antique

Saturday, April 18

Cage the Elephant, Primus, Gov’t Mule and The Floozies

Sunday, April 19
311, Moe. and Slightly Stoopid and The Wailers

Visit www.sweetwater420fest.com for detailed weekend festival schedule for all stages, Relapse 420 Comedy Tent, ‘Not-So-Silent-Disco’ and SweetWater Experience.

“Planning is well underway to transform Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park into the ultimate festival experience and tickets are moving quickly. We have limited three day tickets remaining and with the release of our single day ticket options we expect to sell out soon,” stated Jennifer Bensch, President, Happy Ending Productions LLC.

Limited corporate private chalets to accommodate up to 30 people located at premium viewing area near main stages are available. To learn more contact info@sweetwater420fest.com.

Receive discounted tickets to SweetWater 420 Festival Official After-Parties at Atlanta’s Terminal West featuring Pigs on the Wing April 17 and Break Science April 18.

More information including ticket, lodging, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities can be found at www.sweetwater420fest.com. Follow on Twitter and Instagram @420Fest, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/420fest.

SweetWater 420 Festival is produced by Happy Ending Productions, offering promotion, production, and event operations and logistics management. Happy Ending Productions’ client list includes Camp Bisco, Counterpoint, Bonnaroo, Hookahville and tour support for Phish, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC and more.

About SweetWater 420 Festival
The 11th annual SweetWater 420 Festival will be held April 17-19, 2015 at Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park. Three stages will accommodate 48 musical acts representing with the most diverse and talented line-up in the festival’s 11-year history. The SweetWater Experience will offer a unique variety of samplings and school patrons on craft beer, Planet 420 will offer eco-friendly tips and the Not-So-Silent Disco will keep the party going. For more details and ticket purchase visit www.sweetwater420festival.com and follow on Twitter/Instagram at @420Fest or on Facebook at facebook.com/420fest.

About SweetWater Brewing Company
Living by the motto “Don’t Float the Mainstream,” SweetWater Brewery has been blazing its own path in craft beer throughout the Southeast since its inception in 1997. With a brewer calling the shots, quality of beer—and life—are always most important in crafting a lineup of lip-smackin’ brews. Widely known for its flagship 420 Extra Pale Ale, SweetWater also serves up an ever-evolving Catch & Release seasonal lineup of brews and an offbeat, one-off Dank Tank series. SweetWater invites folks to join them for tours and tastings of their Atlanta brewery every Wednesday through Sunday. Visit www.sweetwaterbrew.com for more info about SweetWater, or hang out with your social thang out by following SweetWater on Twitter/Instagram @sweetwaterbrew, or on Facebook atfacebook.com/sweetwaterbrew. And always remember; drink ‘em if you got ‘em!



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