The Atlanta Summer Beer Fest is one of the best festivals of the summer and the Masquerade Music Park is host for the 6th straight year.
Over 200 beers, featuring local Atlanta Breweries along with breweries from all over the country. 200+ Beers, Live Music on multiple stages and plenty of fun and games THIS Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 4pm-9pm.
With over 200 beers to sample, where do you start? Our Insider and Mike DiLonardo, Director of Operations for Atlanta Beer Festivals suggest you support local, drink local and taste all the #GAbeer you can grab a hold of. With over 50 brew pubs, breweries open or in planning, Georgia continues to add Craft Beer choices to enjoy. Check out @BeerGeekATL for more #GAbeer news and updates. Here are 5 local brews to set your sites on when you arrive at the Atlanta Summer Beer Fest. Go forth and sample. CHEERS!
Cherry Street Brewing
IRISH RED I JEDEYE
Not too dark with just enough color, don’t let this beer fool you. Despite the color, Jedi is actually quite light with a hint of malti-sweetness lingering from the Scottish Yeast. They designed this beer after the more robust Reds in Ireland.
Three Taverns Brewery
A NIGHT ON PONCE IPA
A Night On Ponce is the result of curiosity run amok. What if they switched out the Belgian yeast in A Night In Brussels IPA for an American ale yeast? They did, and the result was an entirely different beer, one that brings out the lush notes of citrus fruit inherent in this hop-forward style before tapering to a clean, dry finish. It’s an American IPA for lovers of American IPA, yet crafted with the same painstaking attention to detail that’s a Belgian hallmark.
Service Brewing Co.
COMPASS ROSE IPA
The Nautical Compass Rose has helped Mariners find their way for centuries. Their Compass Rose IPA honors those who have dedicated themselves to building the proud tradition of our navy. Like a ship charging across friendly waters, this American-style IPA balances a medium-bodied malt presence with a bitterness that does not overpower. With its hop forward taste and refreshing citrus and floral notes, this is a brew for the high seas.
NO PANTS PILSNER
Pants are undeniably a constraining piece of material that sings songs of boredom and monotony. Why do we wear ‘em? Who knows. But we do know that No Pants Pilsner is an unconstrained and unique brew that blends old school Gold Rush Common-Style brewing with traditional Saaz hops and Pilsen malt from our European friends across the pond. What does that mean for you? Flavor, drinkability, and absolute awesomeness. Go ahead and pop off those pants and jump aboard your party platform.
Burnt Hickory Brewery
BIG SHANTY GRAHAM CRACKER STOUT
Named after the original name of the city of Kennesaw (their home town), Big Shanty is not a little beer by any means. Made with real graham cracker crumbs and honey, it’s sweetness is only challenged by it’s strong roast and hop bitterness. A world class stout with an extreme amount of local flavor.
Wait! ... There is more than local #GAbeer to sample at
the Atlanta Summer Beer Fest. There is local #GAmead too.
Okay, so 5 Beers and a 1 Mead, our must try suggestions.
“Monks Mead is a blond effervescent drink that conjures something of the essence of both beer and champagne. At 12.9% alcohol, it’s dangerously easy to imbibe, with a fruity honey aroma and a surprisingly dry palate.”
-- Bob Towsend - Atlanta Journal Constitution
And you can always stop by TRACE and enjoy our
flight of 3 Atlanta-area beers for just $9.00.
Complimentary Valet Parking too.