Beer, bourbon, and BBQ lovers, it looks like the time for the annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival has finally come. Please excuse me while I throw hog-shaped confetti in the air in celebration. The annual festival will return to Atlanta on Saturday, March 2 and will again take place in the open area behind Atlantic Station. I had the opportunity to cover the festival last year for Lushworthy and it’s a festival you surely don’t want to miss. The combination of beer, bourbon, and BBQ is absolute perfection and I love the fact that the festival features various seminars, so you might even leave a tad more knowledgeable.
I was on the festival Website earlier today and it looks like tickets for the Atlanta festival are already 69 percent sold out. Don’t freak out (yet), just make sure you head over to BeerAndBourbon.com to purchase your ticket ASAP. Also, there are a variety of tickets for purchase including VIP tickets and Designated Driver tickets.
I have to admit that if you weren’t at the Beer Bourbon & BBQ Festival this past weekend in Atlanta then you really missed out. I’ve never seen so much beer and bourbon in my life. And I got to sample it all or at least I tried to. The event took place on the outskirts of Atlantic Station, in the space usually reserved for outdoor events and your occasional Cirque du Soleil show. Upon entering the Beer Bourbon & BBQ Festival guests were given a souvenir glass which was to be used for all the beer and bourbon tastings.
With the copious amounts of beer and bourbon present I made sure that getting some grub was the first thing on my agenda. So I copped myself a BBQ plate sans the baked beans and with extra coleslaw and was soon on my way to the good stuff. The festival consisted of about three huge tasting tents with each tent featuring various bourbon and beer brands. On top of that there were also other non-beer and bourbon brands present like Mike’s Hard Lemonade and Barefoot Wine. Continue reading →