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3 to 8 pm
5600 Roswell Road NE in Atlanta, GA

Kick-Off Summer With The Beer Connoisseur!
Enjoy Beer Samplings From Over 40 Breweries, Live Music & Summer Fun.

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Beer Lovers Unite!

Celebrate the Start of Summer at the First-Annual Beer Connoisseur Festival

Mark your calendars craft beer fans. A very special extravaganza of world-class brews is coming to Atlanta on June 12th, 2010. Hosted by The Beer Connoisseur® Magazine, Taco Mac, 5 Seasons Brewing Company and restaurants of the The Prado enclave in north Atlanta, the first-ever Beer Connoisseur Festival (a.k.a. Pints at The Prado) will kick-off summer with a celebration of great American beer.

A selection of 150-plus brews hand picked from more than 40 world-class breweries – including big names like Allagash, Avery, Bell’s, Chimay, Dogfish Head, Rogue, Stone and Weihenstephan, as well as local favorites like SweetWater, Terrapin and Atlanta Brewing Company – will be poured, and there will be plenty of rare offerings available at the landmark event.

The festival, which will be covered in the magazine’s fall issue, doesn’t begin and end with just great beer, though. There will be live music, lots of great food, access to TV's inside Taco Mac and 5 Seasons Brewing to catch all the FIFA World Cup action and domestic beer and liquor drinks will be sold at an additonal charge.

So don’t wait until the last minute – a limited number of tickets are on sale now, and they won’t last long.

Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door, available only to those ages 21 and over (no children allowed inside the gates). This event will be held rain or shine; no pets or backpacks allowed. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE


What does the price of admission include?

A Beer Connoisseur Fest souvenir tasting glass
Sampling of over 150 craft beers
Live bands and DJs
Wristband for re-entry

Sampling cups are provided upon entry. One sampling glass is issued per attendee. Please take care to keep track of your sampling glass. Outside liquid containers are strictly prohibited (we will have water available for a reasonable price on site). If you leave the site for any reason empty your glass and take it with you. The cup and your wristband are your ticket for re-entry.

No one under 21
No pets
No backpacks
No designated driver tickets

It has been our experience with other beer festivals that designated driver programs are widely abused by those that plan to drink but do not want to pay the price of admission to get in. While we fully support your choice to take care of your friends, discounted or free tickets for designated drivers are not an option at this event. If your designated drivers do not want to attend the Festival for the standard admission price, the many restaurants and shops of The Prado Shopping Center will provide great diversions for your non-drinking friends while you enjoy your libations with us.

No exceptions.

Over-the-shoulder camping chairs are encouraged.

Will food be available at the festival?
While there will be no food sold inside the festival, you are able to exit the festival at anytime after purchasing your ticket to dine at one of the many restaurants in The Prado Shopping Center.

Will merchandise be available at the festival?
We will have a classy Beer Connoisseur Fest T-Shirt available for purchase on site while supplies last.

Can I be a volunteer?
We are currently seeking volunteers for this festival. Please click here to volunteer.

If it rains, will you reschedule or can I get a refund?
This is a rain or shine event. We're all hoping for sunshine, but if the weather lady calls for rain, be sure to pack your umbrellas & rain jackets. The festival will be mostly tented, so regardless of rain or sun, we will still be able to have a good time!

The Beer Connoisseur® – Beer Culture Defined.

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