Omnivore - Winter Beer Carnival

Announcement of Winter Beer Carnival and roundup of other beer festivals


The 3rd Annual Winter Beer Carnival is going down at Atlantic Station on Sat., Feb. 11, 3-7 p.m. The lineup is 100 brews strong and just shy of making it through the beer alphabet (someone hurry up and open a brewery that starts with the letter X, already). And, as the title implies, this is no ordinary beer festival. Oh no. This is a carnival, complete with sundry games and activities. That means that you and your friends can sample a smorgasbord of beers and do what inebriated people do best: act like children.

Regular, all-you-can-drink tickets are $40 and come with a sampling glass. VIP tickets are $60 and include early entry and special access to obscure, fancy brews.

If you can’t make it this weekend, not to fear. There is a major beer event every month in the foreseeable future. Festival hoppers (yeah, that’s a pun) can certainly keep themselves busy, at least for the first half of 2012. In January, there was the ===Winter Beerfest=== at the Masquerade. In March, there’s the ===Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival===, part of a multicity tour. In April, there’s the ===Sweetwater 420 Fest===, and in May, the ===East Atlanta Beer Fest===.