Athens Beer Week

Athens continues to define itself as a great place for craft beer.  With Creature Comforts, Terrapin, Copper Creek, and Southern Brewing Co. already calling Athens home and Akademia Brewing currently under construction there’s plenty to choose when you want to Drink Local.  Trappeze and Catch 22 are among the state’s best beers and there are several other bars and restaurants with a heavy craft beer focus.  To showcase all of these locations and more Athens hosts their annual beer week capped by the 22nd annual Classic City Brew Fest.

About Athens Beer Week

Featuring these local breweries

  • Terrapin Beer Co.
  • Creature Comforts
  • Southern Brewing Co.
  • Copper Creek Brewpub
  • Akademia Brewing (Coming this Fall)

Enjoy exciting tours of local breweries local breweries, beer dinners, craft beer celebrations, special tappings and MORE

  • Athens has become known around the Southeast as an upcoming center for craft beer.
  • As a beautiful, progressive and welcoming college town, Athens offers a wide range of restaurants, pubs and nightlife.
  • Post your photos and comments on our Athens Beer Week Facebook page.
Athens Beer Week
The Cask Ale Pavillion at the Classic City Brew Fest will feature over 30 unique, one-off real ales. (Courtesy: Classic City Brew Fest)

2017 Athens Beer Week Events

Visit the Athens Beer Week website for most current list of events.

MONDAY, 4/3

  • TERRAPIN pint night at Blind Pig Tavern East Side.
  • 05:00 PM – AKADEMIA BREWING / SOUTHERN BREWING tap event at Chops & Hops in Watkinsville. Three SBC and Two Akademia beers on with special give-aways and flights.
  • BEEF ‘O’ BRADY’S local (Athens/Atlanta) beer flights for only $7.50.
  • TRAPPEZE PUB will be tapping rare beers all week.

TUESDAY, 4/4

  • 04:00 PM – COPPER CREEK BREWPUB $2 house pints all evening.
  • 05:00 PM – CREATURE COMFORTS brewery tour.
  • 06:00 PM – SOUTH KITCHEN + BAR hosts a night with Southern Brewing Company featuring kegs of wine barrel-aged Cecil, Warpig and Wild Azalea IPA. Special guest Josh Aaron from Akademia Brewing will be on hand with a keg of Willett barrel-aged Noctua, and chef Benson will have a tasty SBC inspired special.
  • 06:30 PM – Optional CLASSIC CITY BREW FEST VOLUNTEER meeting for those interesting in pouring at a specific table. http://www.classiccitybrew.com/brewfest.html#volunteer
  • SOUTHERN BREWING COMPANY tap takeover at South Kitchen & Bar.
  • 08:30 PM – HI-LO LOUNGE beer trivia with prizes.
  • 09:00 PM – TERRAPIN KARAOKE at Mellow Mushroom.
  • BEEF ‘O’ BRADY’S local (Athens/Atlanta) beer flights for only $7.50.
  • TRAPPEZE PUB will be tapping rare beers all week.

WEDNESDAY, 4/5

  • RED HARE tap takeover at The Place with Long Night Lager, Gem City Lager, Ain’t That a Peach Berliner Weisse, Cotton Tail Pale, Gangway IPA, SPF 50/50 and Watership Brown.
  • 05:00 PM – CREATURE COMFORTS brewery tour.
  • 05:30 PM – TERRAPIN brewery tour.
  • 05:30 PM – TERRAPIN tapping of Cumulus Lupulus at Blue Sky Bar.
  • SOUTHERN BREWING COMPANY tap takeover at The Root.BEEF ‘O’ BRADY’S local (Athens/Atlanta) beer flights for only $7.50.
  • TRAPPEZE PUB will be tapping rare beers all week.

THURSDAY, 4/6

  • 05:00 PM – CREATURE COMFORTS brewery tour.
  • 05:00 PM – SOUTHERN BREWING COMPANY tour.
  • 05:30 PM – TERRAPIN brewery tour.
  • SOUTHERN BREWING COMPANY tap takeover at Blue Sky Bar.
  • TERRAPIN special barrel-aged beers at Trappeze.
  • BEEF ‘O’ BRADY’S local (Athens/Atlanta) beer flights for only $7.50.
  • TRAPPEZE PUB will be tapping rare beers all week.

FRIDAY, 4/7

  • 01:00 PM – TERRAPIN brewery tour.
  • 04:30 PM – SOUTHERN BREWING COMPANY tour.
  • 05:00 PM – CREATURE COMFORTS brewery tour.
  • SOUTHERN BREWING COMPANY tap takeover at Saucehouse.
  • BEEF ‘O’ BRADY’S local (Athens/Atlanta) beer flights for only $7.50.
  • TRAPPEZE PUB will be tapping rare beers all week.

SATURDAY, 4/8

  • 11:00 AM – CATCH 22 GASTROPUB – Special beers and lunch items.
  • 01:00 PM – CREATURE COMFORTS brewery tour.
  • 02:30 PM – SOUTHERN BREWING COMPANY tour.
  • 04:30 PM – TERRAPIN’S 15th ANNIVERSARY CARNIVAL. Terrapin Beer Company. Unique casks, barrel aged beers and brand new offerings.
  • BEEF ‘O’ BRADY’S local (Athens/Atlanta) beer flights for only $7.50.
  • TRAPPEZE PUB will be tapping rare beers all week.

SUNDAY, 4/9

  • 02:30 PM – 22nd annual CLASSIC CITY BREW FEST, Graduate Athens Hotel. 400+ beers to sample, Cask Ale Pavilion and live music!
  • 03:00 PM – BEER GUYS RADIO live taping at CLASSIC CITY BREW FEST
  • 06:00 PM – POST-BREWFEST GATHERINGS at COPPER CREEK brewpub, TRAPPEZE PUB and HI-LO LOUNGE. Trappeze will be tapping special kegs and casks from Georgia breweries.