ATHENS, GA—Classic City Brew Fest, the longest running beer fest in the Southeast, will be held at Athens Cotton Press, 149 Oneta Street, Athens, on Sunday, April 7th from 2:30 to 6:00 P.M. For 23 years, this award-winning festival has presented the best rare, regional and world craft beers and hase been named a top beer fest by both USA Today and Beer Connoisseur Magazine.

 This will be the 2nd year Brew Fest will be held at Athens Cotton Press  a trendy, attractive, indoors open space in an historic building which once housed Atlantic Compress Company's cotton press. The event focuses on cask ales and special local draft beers; there will be over 55 unique cask ales and booths from Athens breweries such as Akademia, Creature Comforts, Southern Brewing Company and Terrapin. Rare special beers will be uncapped each hour!

Every ticket is a VIP ticket and provides patrons with a souvenir taster cup to sample all the beers, free parking, collectible program and live music. Tickets are $43.00 per person plus fees. Patrons must be 21 and over with valid I.D. presented at the door.  No children or pets are allowed.  Tickets are limited and are $43.50 plus fees. Patrons are encouraged to purchase them in advance as this event will more than likely sell out. There is limited parking at Athens Cotton Prress so patrons are encouraged to carpool and utilize Lyft and Uber.  Trappeze Pub, 269 Hull Street, will offer a free Stephens Limosine Service shuttle bus that will run between downtown and Athens Cotton Press at the beginning and end of the event. There will be no refund of tickets for any reason.  The event takes place rain or shine.  

All proceeds from Classic City Brew Fest benefit Athens Area Humane Society, a donor supported no-kill, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to lowering area euthanasia rates through adoption, spay/neuter, and pet retention programs.  AAHS operates a low cost spay/neuter facility that is open to the public Monday through Thursday.  The adoption center is open seven days a week. Brew Fest ranks as one of AAHS' biggest fundraisers of the year. 

Organizer Owen Ogletree comments, "These unique cask ales are such a treat because brewers add creative ingredients. Each cask is special and can be found no where else. People who love rare, exclusive beers should not miss this!"


Owen Ogletree 706-254-BREW