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HOLY SCHNITZEL! OKTOBERFEST ATLANTA 2019 IS BACK!

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/3/19

Featuring Local Artists GREG MIKE as Ceremonial Keg Tapper and
Karen Anderson Singer of Tiny Doors ATL Appearance

Historic Fourth Ward Park

Friday, October 11th and Saturday, October 12th

Oktoberfest Atlanta, produced by Atlanta Sport and Social Club, will be back for 2019 in Historic Fourth Ward Park on Friday, October 11 from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm and Saturday, October 12 from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. In celebration of all things German, the festival is in its fourth year and will be bigger than ever with more food vendor choices and multiple Oktoberfest-style beer tents throughout the park–absolutely no shortage of frosty brews for ticket holders. The celebration is the largest German festival to take place in Atlanta — a tremendous party complete with live polka music, popular food vendors, costumes, and even a dog parade. The festival will attract approximately 7,000 attendees over the two days — up from 5,000 in 2018.

This year local Atlantans and nationally recognized artists GREG MIKE, founder and creative director of AVE Agency and Gallery and Karen Anderson Singer, Principal Artist and Director of Tiny Doors ATL, will collaborate artistically with Oktoberfest. GREG MIKE has been named Ceremonial Keg Tapper while Karen Anderson Singer will also make an appearance.

“We love the cultural experience that Oktoberfest Atlanta brings to our city. It is a fusion of traditional Oktoberfest experiences such as the ceremonial keg tapping, with a hint of creative, Atlanta-style fun such as the pretzel toss! We are thrilled that we have grown our attendees in our 4th year, and we look forward to continuing the festival’s growth, partnerships with local nonprofits, local and national polka bands, German food, and games.” shares Catie Schreiman, Director of Events, Atlanta Sport and Social Club.

Oktoberfest guest experiences include three different beer gardens including official Oktoberfest craft beer sponsor Bell’s Brewing Beer Garden,Spaten Franziskaner Brau Biergarten — one of the original Oktoberfest beers of Germany — featuring four Spaten varieties, Oktoberfest Optimizer Lager, and Dunkel and a German Bier Garden with assorted German beers. In addition, Michelob Ultra, Bon & Viv Sparkling Seltzer, and craft cocktails including Bulleit Bourbon, Lunazul Tequila, Smirnoff Vodka, as well as various wines will be flowing from an Airstream trailer.

This year, Bud Light will sponsor a premium College Football Viewing Experience. The bar has a handful of built-in, flat screen televisions and a giant 12’x7.5′ LED display for guests to enjoy the college football games.

For those active guests, there will be an abundance of games including Oktoberfest competitions such as stein hoisting contests, the brawt toss, keg roll racing, the pretzel toss, and a whimsical dog parade.

German-inspired food for purchase will include Atlanta BBQ pros Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q featuring a specially made Oktoberfest Dog with house sauerkraut, apples, and Arches Brewing Pilsner with chutney garnish. As well as family owned and operated Woodstock Pretzel Company, Petite Violette who will be serving up Schnitzel, sauerkraut, and potato salad — plus many more!
Also, a new addition to the festival, thanks to The German Cultural Foundation, culinary vendor, The German Food, will fly in from the homeland and participate with a limited, authentic menu.

Live music includes national act, LynnMarie & The Nashville Polka Guys — LynnMarie is in the Polka National Hall of Fame, Sherri & Larry AKA “The Gluckliches Trio,” Bob Planner (solo accordionist), and local Atlanta acts,Ty Reynolds Band and All The Locals. Plus, DJ OneNate will perform throughout on both days.

Local nonprofit support is an important focus for festival owners Atlanta Sport and Social Club. Several nonprofits will benefit from ticket sales including, Releash Atlanta, Concrete Jungle, Junior Chamber International Atlanta Chapter, and Playworks GA. Releash Atlanta has been a continuous partner with the festival for the last three years. They are a 501c3, not for profit, 100% volunteer run, charitable organization that focuses on saving dogs from high kill shelters throughout our state. Since the organization operates solely on donations and volunteers, it is a prime choice for the festival to support.

HOW TO GET YOUR TICKETS

Oktoberfest Atlanta tickets are available at TICKETS
Bier Lovers Pass $56 per person 21+
  •    Single Day Wristband Entry to Oktoberfest Atlanta
  •    Commemorative Glass 25 oz Beer Stein
  •    (4) 25oz Beer Tickets
  •    Souvenir Sunglasses
Day Pass $19
  •    Entry to Oktoberfest Atlanta
  •    Souvenir 22 oz Beer Stein
  •    First Beer included
Table Package for 8 Guests $500
  •    Table of 8 Reserved in the German Bier Garden
  •    Entry for 8 Oktoberfest Atlanta
  •    (8) 25 oz Beer Stein
  •    First Beer included for everyone
DD – Designated Driver Pass $10 (Ages 16 to 20)

4th Annual Old 320 Beer Fest

Date: Saturday, July 27th

Time: Noon

About: On Saturday, July 27th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery will host its fourth annual Old 320 Beer Fest. This dynamic event features beer from over 30 breweries throughout the Southeast, a chef’s tasting room with bites from Brewed to Serve Restaurants, live music from gr8FLdüde & frenz, a raffle for a trip to Belgium, and much more. From pilsners to IPAs, Old 320 Beer Fest attendees are invited to try unlimited samples from Georgia favorites, including New Realm Brewing Company, Atlanta Brewing Co., Creature Comforts and Monday Night Brewing. Each brewery will showcase their most prized brews, and this year’s event will also debut beers from The Bold Monk Brewing Co., a fully operational brewing and bottling facility, brewpub and beer garden that’s set to open later this year by the Brewed to Serve Restaurant Group, Inc. Tickets to the event include wood-fired bites, a sampling glass, unlimited beer samples, an edible pretzel lanyard and one raffle ticket to win a beer journey to Belgium. Additional raffle tickets are available 1 for $10 and 3 for $20 the day of the festival. Raffle proceeds will benefit the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild.  Tickets are available at www.freshtix.com/events/max-lagers-4th-annual-old-320-beer-fest for $60 in advance, or at the door for $75. Those who sign up as Designated Drivers only pay $15 for admission. The first 50 people to buy tickets will receive a free commemorative t-shirt. T-shirts featuring this year’s “Brew City” design will be available for $20 the day of the event.  Complimentary guest parking will be offered. In addition, Max Lager’s is conveniently located by deck parking and the Peachtree Center + Civic Center MARTA stations.

More Information:

https://www.freshtix.com/events/max-lagers-4th-annual-old-320-beer-fest

Taproom Concert Series July 2019

Date: Sunday, July 14th

Time: 4 pm

About: The Taproom Concert Series is a craft brewery pop-up held in partnership with Heritage Sandy Springs’ Outdoor Concert Series – “Concerts by the Springs”. We’re teaming up with a different craft brewery each month to bring their taproom tasting experience TO the concert. Tickets range from $10-$18. They include, Early admission (4 pm), 12 3 oz craft beer samples, tasting glass, pre-concert house DJ. Concert starts at 7:00pm, food available for purchase from local Food Trucks. The breweries for July are Birds Fly South, Carolina Bauernhaus, Catawba, Fonta Flora, Highland Brewing, Palmetto Brewing, Quest Brewing, Thomas Creek, TrimTab Brewing, Westbrook & Wild Leap, while the band is The Departure.

More Information:

https://taproom-concert-series.bigtickets.com/

MAX LAGER’S HOSTS 4TH ANNUAL OLD 320 BEER FEST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/10/19

Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

On Saturday, July 27th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery will host its fourth annual Old 320 Beer Fest. This dynamic event features beer from over 30 breweries throughout the Southeast, a chef’s tasting room with bites from Brewed to Serve Restaurants, live music from gr8FLdüde & frenz, a raffle for a trip to Belgium, and much more.
“Brewing craft beer in Atlanta for over 23 years now, it’s wonderful to see not only how Georgia’s beer community has grown, but the incredible quality of beers being made. Old 320 Beer Fest is a celebration of beer that brings many of Georgia’s finest breweries together,” says John Roberts, Max Lager’s award-winning Brew Master.

From pilsners to IPAs, Old 320 Beer Fest attendees are invited to try unlimited samples from Georgia favorites, including New Realm Brewing Company, Atlanta Brewing Co., Creature Comforts and Monday Night Brewing. Each brewery will showcase their most prized brews, and this year’s event will also debut beers from The Bold Monk Brewing Co., a fully operational brewing and bottling facility, brewpub and beer garden that’s set to open later this year by the Brewed to Serve Restaurant Group, Inc.

Tickets to the event include wood-fired bites, a sampling glass, unlimited beer samples, an edible pretzel lanyard and one raffle ticket to win a beer journey to Belgium. Additional raffle tickets are available 1 for $10 and 3 for $20 the day of the festival. Raffle proceeds will benefit the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild.  Tickets are available at www.freshtix.com/events/max-lagers-4th-annual-old-320-beer-fest for $60 in advance, or at the door for $75. Those who sign up as Designated Drivers only pay $15 for admission. The first 50 people to buy tickets will receive a free commemorative t-shirt. T-shirts featuring this year’s “Brew City” design will be available for $20 the day of the event.  Complimentary guest parking will be offered. In addition, Max Lager’s is conveniently located by deck parking and the Peachtree Center + Civic Center MARTA stations.

16TH ANNUAL GERMAN BIERFEST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/7/19

Saturday, August 24th at 2 pm

Woodruff Park

Sample More Than 35 Authentic German Beers and Enjoy German Food and Music

The 16th Annual Atlanta German Bierfest is back on Saturday, August 24th in Woodruff Park in Downtown Atlanta for an incredible day of authentic German beers, music and food. Festival fans will receive a commemorative sample glass to enjoy unlimited samples of more than 35 authentic German Beers. Atlanta area German restaurants and food vendors will serve up authentic cuisine such as bratwurst, käsepätzle, pretzels, sauerkraut, schnitzel, and more! The German Bierfest also features live music and plenty of hands on sports activities and games. Gates open at 2pm and the event ends at 7pm.

Tickets for the event are on sale now at www.germanbierfest.com. General admission tickets are $35 advance, $40 day of show and include admission into the event, a commemorative German Bierfest sampling glass and all the beer you can safely consume. Designated driver tickets are available for $10 which includes event admission plus unlimited soft drinks and water.

A limited number of private VIP areas are available for groups of 10 or more. These private tented areas offer seating, access to VIP restrooms, and private bartender and dedicated beer keg/selection for your group. For more details on VIP ticket packages email: steph@premiereventslive.com

The German Bierfest is produced by Premier Events in conjunction with the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern US, Inc. The German Bierfest is a rain or shine event. Patrons enjoying beer samples must have valid photo ID and must be over the age of 21. No one under 21 is allowed to drink.

Atlanta Summer Beer Festival 2019

Date: Saturday, June 15th

Time: 4 pm

About: The 10th annual Atlanta Summer Beer Fest will be held on Saturday, June 15th from 4-8pm. Over 150 beers as well as a selection of wine and cider will be available. This year, New Realm Brewing has made a special 10-year anniversary beer called Summer X which will be featured at the festival. Also available to sample: Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Blue Chair Rum, The Long Drink and Belle Isle Craft Spirits. There will be live music, an air conditioned tent with DJ Q-Tip, and food will be available for purchase. Also joining in on the Beer Fest fun is the Atlanta Falcons who will provide games, giveaways and an appearance from the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders! The beer list will be added to the website closer to the event. Tickets are now on sale: $45 in advance and $55 the day of the event.

More Information:

https://www.bigtickets.com/events/atlantabeerfestivals/summer-beer-fest/