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Atlanta and Georgia Beer Events (Fall 2022)

Some of the best beer events, festivals and tastings in Georgia for fall 2022. Grab a sampler glass and enjoy!

Atlanta and Georgia Beer Events (Fall 2022)

The leaves are falling (as are the temperatures) and beer is flowing freely – fall is the perfect season for a beer event, so we sifted through all the events we could find in the Atlanta area and beyond for our Fall 2022 beer events calendar. Mark your calendars accordingly!


Every Weekend in September
Helen Oktoberfest

We’ve already covered this event in-depth in this issue, but Helen, Georgia is home to one of the best Oktoberfest celebrations in this hemisphere. The party is on for every weekend in September, so if you get a chance, saunter up north from Atlanta to soak up the authentic German “bier” as well as the lovely atmosphere.

September 9
Butterflies and Brews
@ Dunwoody Nature Center

While this might not sound like the most obvious pairing, this interesting event at the Dunwoody Nature Center is perfect for the beer fans that like a little natural world with their brews. Tickets include a delicious picnic box from Morty’s Meat and Supply and local sips from Moondog Growlers as well as unlimited access to butterfly tents, which will be full of beautiful native Georgia butterflies. Magical!

September 23
Drivin’ N Cryin’
@ Southern Brewing Co.

A Georgia stalwart since 1985, this highly regarded band have been influential in the Atlanta scene for years and have amassed a rabid fanbase throughout the Southeast. Head to Southern Brewing Co.’s taproom in Athens in late September for what promises to be an electrifying performance. “Comfortable in their past and confident in their future, Drivin’ N Cryin’ are armed with an arsenal of songs, a full tank of gas and no intention of stopping any time soon,” per the group’s website.

September 24
Viva Tequila Festival
@ Truist Park

Tequila might be thought of more as a summer beverage, but the Viva Tequila Festival at Truist Park aims to dispel that notion with a range of Blancos, Reposados and Añejos for sipping, or shaken and/or stirred by expert mixologists in cocktails that highlight their spirit and flavors. The Atlanta Braves’ home stadium will serve as a lovely backdrop for this event, and VIP members get to enjoy the event for an extra two hours (12 p.m. – 6 p.m.)!

September 24
Brownie Bash
@ Pontoon Brewing

This swiftly growing beer festival is held on the grounds of Pontoon Brewing in Sandy Springs and promises to be one of the hottest tickets in terms of limited beer festivals this year. If you’re a fan of pastry stouts and dessert drinks in general, this festival is sure to slake that sweet tooth. Featuring over 70 breweries from around the U.S., this year’s rendition will feature four new Barrel-Aged Brownie Batter releases from the brewery, which are sure to be extremely flavorful – and extremely rare. With five food vendors and a DJ after party, this is one beer fans shouldn’t miss.


October 1
New Realm Brewing Oktoberfest 5K
@ New Realm Brewing

While cheese and beer or pretzels and beer are the most common pairings, running and beer are also quite commonly connected (probably because a nice tall brew after a run provides the perfect refreshment following strenuous exercise). This 5K race starts and finishes at New Realm’s lovely Atlanta campus and benefits from the event will go to the Atlanta Human Society. A good cause, good exercise and good beer sounds like an excellent combination.

October 8
Chalktoberfest Craft Beer Festival
@ Marietta Square

Presented by the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, this beer festival will be housed in the picturesque setting of the historical Marietta Square, which features a lovely central fountain, ancient towering trees and a lovely bandstand. When you add over 120 different craft beers to the mix, you have the makings of a tremendous occasion. With 25 wine varietals available as well and professional chalk artists chalking the neighboring streets while the event takes place, this is sure to be a memorable event for all attendees.

October 15
Taste & Brews Fall Festival
@ Etowah River Park

Canton, Georgia’s Etowah Rive Park plays host to this fall festival that will feature plenty of entertainment for the whole family. With no admission fee, this free event will feature local food, beer and music as well as a bevy of arts and crafts booths and even a KidsZone so the little ones don’t feel left out.

October 22
Macon Beer Fest
@ Historic Downtown Macon

The 11th Annual Macon Beer Fest is sure to be one of the best beer festivals in Georgia with over 100 varieties of craft beer and wine available for its regular ticket holders and multiple additional ultra-rare releases for VIP guests. This event aims to educate men about the risks of prostate cancer, and the main beneficiary from ticket sales is Pints for Prostates, “a grassroots campaign that uses the universal language of beer to reach men and raises awareness among men about the importance of regular health screenings and early detection for prostate cancer,” according to the event’s website.

October 22
Appalachian Brew, Stew & Que Festival
@ Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

This event in Hiawassee, Georgia is a bit further afield than many others on this list that are in the metro Atlanta area, but it will certainly be worth the trek up north. With advance tickets only $35 and a staggering brewery list featuring local faves like Arches, Creature Comforts, Steady Hand and Wild Leap as well as out-of-staters such as Green Man, Ology, Parish, Trim Tab and Tripping Animals, craft beer fans are sure to be in hop heaven.

October 29
BrewtoberFest 5K
@ Riverwatch Brewery

“Beer and Running, a Match Made in Heaven,” proclaims this event’s website, and with the starting point set at Augusta’s hottest new craft brewery – Riverwatch – one can certainly understand that sentiment.

November 6
Atlanta Fermentation Festival
@ Atlanta Utility Works

Rescheduled twice due to COVID-19 concerns, this festival is devoted to all things fermented. Luckily for you, dear reader, that also includes beer. However, this family-friendly event doesn’t want to be pigeonholed as just a beer-drinking excursion; according to its website: “This unique event was created from a love of fermentation. Fermentation Fest is a family event that provides education, hands-on fun, and a diverse experience for all. The event celebrates all things fermentation from kombucha to kraut to beer.”