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Creative Loafing Beer Fest '06

• Sat., June 17, 2006, 2-7 p.m.

• Woodruff Park, downtown Atlanta

• Tickets are $20 advance/$30 door/$10 designated driver• Includes souvenir sampling cup and beer fest koozie

• About 100 beers for sampling and food for purchase

• Live bands from 2:30-7 p.m.

• Interactive games

Creative Loafing Mobile Podcasting Studio will be doing polling, man-on-the-street interviews about beer, and giveaways

• 105.3 the Buzz will be at the event with the station van to do giveaways and play music


Great Decatur Beer Tasting Festival

• Sat., Oct. 21, 2006, 1-6 p.m. Decatur Square

• Hundreds of the finest local and international beers available for tasting

• Live music and food

• Entry fee includes special tasting glass ($30)


Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting

• Sat., Jan. 27, 2007, 4-7 p.m. Sweetwater Brewing Company

• Sample 15 unique, cask-conditioned ales from local breweries

• Live Celtic music

• View Sweetwater's new tasting room

• $25 tickets (all proceeds to benefit the Atlanta Humane Society)

• Limited to 250 people


Classic City Brew Fest

• April 2007; Foundry Park Inn, Athens, Ga.

• Samples of regional and world beer

• Live music

• T-shirt/collectibles booth


Notoberfest East Atlanta Beer Festival

• May 2007; East Atlanta Village

• Second annual event, presented by Sweetwater Brewing and East Atlanta Village

• Nearly 100 beers from across the globe

• Entry fee includes sampling glassware and koozie

• $25, 21-and-over