The 25th anniversary Classic City Brew Fest Will Return in 2021!
The Athens Cotton Press meeting hall offers a trendy, attractive, indoor space to enjoy all the beers and live music in a fun, uncrowded atmosphere. The event space will offer around 50 delicious cask ales available nowhere else, draft beer booths from Athens breweries, and “special treats” booths that will uncap rare, amazing bottles every hour!
Each cask holds 10.8 gallons of unfiltered beer, and brewers often add spices, wood, fruit, dry-hops, wild yeasts, and other intriguing ingredients to these one-off, unique casks that will be available no where else but the Classic City Brew Fest. Yeast cells inside each cask provide soft, subtle carbonation, allowing the flavors of the beer and special ingredients to really shine. Expect wild ales, hazy IPAs, fruit beers, wood-aged brews, pastry stouts, sour ales, special dry-hops, and MUCH MORE!
There will be limited parking at Cotton Press, but we encourage carpooling, Uber, and Lyft. Trappeze Pub will also sponsor a free Stephens Limousine Service shuttle bus that will run between Trappeze Pub downtown and Cotton Press. Seats on the free shuttle bus are limited, and space for everyone is not guaranteed. The shuttle should start about three runs from Trappeze around 1:20 pm. Three runs back to Trappeze from Cotton Press will start around 5:30 pm. Georgia Gameday Center will also provide a free shuttle from the Washington Street parking deck to the Cotton Press every 30 minutes starting at 2 pm, with the last pick up at the Cotton Press at 6:30 pm.
At the Classic City Brew Fest, check out the awesome food truck from Biggum’s BBQ.
Tickets purchased for the original 2020 date will be valid for the new date.