Decatur Beer Festival Tickets Now On Sale!

Whoops!  I forgot mention this on release day.  (Too wrapped up in Porchfest planning!  Yes, that’s my excuse.)

Decatur Beer Festival tickets are now – and still – on sale!  Saturday, Oct 21st from 12p-5p.  Purchase them HERE before they sell out.

$45 a pop for general admission and $75 for VIP tickets.   The brewery list hasn’t been released yet, but the website is promising many of the same big – and perhaps more importantly – small names from last year.

Vote for the Decatur Beer Festival For Best Beer Festival in the Country

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USA Today’s 10 Best site is currently asking visitors to vote for the best beer festival in the country and Decatur’s long-stranding Craft Beer Festival is in the running!

According to 10 Best, the initial list was created by their “panel of beer experts”, so this wasn’t just a random inclusion.

The Decatur Beer Fest is currently ranked 12th on the list, so we got a bit of work to do.  We need to get it up into the top 10 at least!

Click here to see the current leaderboard and click here to vote for the Decatur Beer Festival.

Voting is scheduled to end at noon on Feb, 29th.

h/t: Decaturish

Meet This Year’s Decatur Beer Festival Grant Recipients!

Each year, the Decatur Craft Beer Festival issues grants to local organizations stemming from the proceeds of the latest Beer Fest.  The latest issue of the Decatur Focus lists this year’s recipients.

Below you’ll find the Decatur Focus summary of how each group will use their grant, along with a logo/photo and a link to the org’s website if you’d like to learn more about them.

Community Farmers Market, Inc. To expand access to fresh, locally grown food for Decatur residents, with an emphasis on reaching low-income families.

Decatur arts alliance. To commission artists to design and create three benches and three bicycle racks for the Oakhurst neighborhood; to offset the costs of work- shops and marketing for the second annual Decatur Lantern Parade.

Decatur Cooperative Ministry (DCM). To support the Family Transitional House (FTH) program, which provides six-month interim housing for families seeking to establish stable housing and self-sufficiency. Participants also receive job counseling, case management, financial education, life skills, and personal budgeting sessions.

Decatur Education Foundation. To support activities, field trips, and service projects for the Partnerships for Success program.

Decatur Fire Department. To repair the Fire Prevention Mini Fire Truck, a popular tool used in fire prevention education as well as community events throughout Decatur.
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PHOTOS: 2014 Decatur Beer Festival

Here are your requisite Decatur Beer Festival crowd photos.  Especially appreciated and enjoyed the extensive Georgia section up on the MARTA plaza this year.

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Decatur Craft Beer Festival 2013 Logo Chosen

Tim points out that it looks as if the Decatur Craft Beer Festival logo has been chosen for 2013!

The logo above now appears on the festival’s website.

Name the Decatur Beer Fest Logo!

Over on its Facebook page, the Decatur Beer Fest is looking for name suggestions for their “quirky Viking”.  Whatcha got?

2012 Decatur Craft Beer Festival Logo Revealed

Tim points out that the 2012 Decatur Craft Beer Festival logo is up on their website.  And here it is!