Let's kick it at the Yaraab Shrine on Nov. 15th and then my art show after
It’s another beer festival in Atlanta and I welcome it with open arms…and an empty glass that need’s fillin’! I had a blast at the first Ponce de Leon Beer Fest (as you can see from my photos here), so it should be even better the second time around. Here are all the deets listed in the official press release below and a link to the full schedule. By the way, it’s all for a good cause at the Yaraab Shriner’s Temple, there will be six live bands, food trucks, and the festival debut of some new brew slingers—Pontoon, Second Self, and Prairie! See y’all there!
Oh yeah, my creative agency AllWays Open has an awesome art show on deck called Splendid Playground going on after, so once you are nice and toasty from the Fest, come show love here:
Here is the official press release from the Ponce Fest posse:
The 2nd Annual Ponce de Leon Beer Festival at the Yaraab Shrine
While the crisp, cool weather is in full effect you can warm your spirits with more than 30 of the Southeast’s best breweries Nov. 15 at the second annual Ponce de Leon Beer Festival from noon to 6 p.m. at the Yaraab Shriner’s Temple, located at 400 Ponce De Leon Ave NE in Atlanta.
A portion of the festival’s proceeds support the Shriners Children’s hospital, which provides orthopedic, burn, spinal cord injury and cleft lip and palate care to children under 18.
Newcomers Second Self, Pontoon, and Prairie breweries will be introducing their beers to the metro Atlanta market and the festival will feature six bands including Sailing to Denver, Sweet Auburn String Band, and Villain Family.
In addition to the beer, the festival will also have several food trucks including The Blaxican, Good Food Truck, and Cole's BBQ.
Tickets are $35 per person and $45 for VIPs, which will be privy to special seasonal, limited edition, and one-off cask ales to be brewed specifically for the festival. Tickets are being limited to only 2000, so purchasing tickets ASAP through the website is encouraged.
Doors open for VIPs at noon and general admission starts at 1 p.m. All attendees must be over 21 years of age. No kids, no pets.
For those worried about transportation—it is a beer festival after all—SafeRide’s professional drivers will be available to drive you and your car home for less than the cost of a taxi. The festival will be providing free SafeRides to attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested in a guaranteed SafeRide at a specific time can pre-book their ride at callsaferide.com. On the festival's website is an interactive Google map with nearby MARTA rail and bus lines with links to real-time departure and arrival times courtesy of OneBusAway.
To learn more about the Shriners and the Shriners Hospital for Children visit www.shrinershq.org.
For more information about the festival and to purchase tickets, as well as a full schedule of events and a complete list of breweries, please visit www.theponcedeleonbeerfestival.com.