BY: Michelle Fasig
Craft beer lovers rejoice! The 2nd annual Gwinnett Beer Fest is back for a day of good brews, a good time and a good cause. On June 4th Coolray Field will be transformed into a beer lover’s paradise with over 150 craft beers to sample, live entertainment, festival games, and exclusive merchandise and giveaways from hand-selected vendors. This is an event not to be missed! It’s time for #gwinnettbeerfest!
With so many beer festivals popping up on the scene, the event organizers want to make sure the Gwinnett Beer Fest is a uniquely different experience. By offering a huge array of beer styles, an opportunity to mingle amongst some of the best brewers in the state, and providing all of this in an amazing backdrop- this beer festival definitely aims to set itself apart from the rest. Georgia heavyweights like Monday Night, Sweetwater, Terrapin, Jailhouse and Jekyll will all be represented in full-force that day to ensure the festival not only stays craft, but gives a true nod to the “local” movement. From sours to ciders to malts and hard-to-find brews, there will be something for every craft beer lover.
And, for those looking for an even more exclusive experience, a limited number of VIP tickets are available at $110 for premium festival access. With free parking and one-hour early entry to the festival, VIP ticketholders are granted the first opportunity to sample the amazing selection, as well as exclusive access to the 2nd level. The 2nd level of the stadium provides a full-catered premium food buffet, rare and exclusive beers, air-conditioned suites, flat screen televisions, and upper-level party deck access to overlook the festival from above.
General admission beer revelers have plenty to be pumped about too. The stage at Gwinnett Beer Fest will play host to multiple sources of entertainment this year. For the second year in a row, husband-wife country duo LAUGHLIN will rock the stage, followed up by Gwinnett’s first and possibly only wedding at a beer festival ever! That’s right, a Hawaiian themed wedding will be taking place right in the middle of the festival! Guy Beck and his beautiful bride-to-be, Kelly Smith, will be tying the knot and inviting all festival attendees to raise a glass to the start of their craft-beer loving lives together. So, grab your Hawaiian attire, be prepared to taste an exclusive “I DO” brew from Jekyll Brewing, and try your luck at catching one of the beer cap garter belts- it is going to get crazy.
As if all of this wasn’t enough to get you excited, you can also be on the lookout for awesome festival games like cornhole, vendors serving up tasty samples, delicious food offerings at the concessions and much, much more! You can even try your hand at winning a 2016 GMC Canyon SLT Crew Cab from Jim Ellis Buick GMC!
A portion of proceeds from the Gwinnett Beer Fest are benefitting local charity, Little Kings and Queens, which provides funds and scholarships for causes like educational development for at risk-youth. You can feel good knowing that you will be drinking beer for a worthy cause.
Limited tickets are on sale now at gwinnettbeerfest.com. Come celebrate the 2nd annual Gwinnett Beer Fest and be prepared for a hopped-up, crazy,