Hotlanta meets Oktoberfest at this event that celebrates craft beers, live music and the Earth. Taking place on October 6th in the Historic Fourth Ward Park, HOToberFest is part free neighborhood festival and part ticketed beer tasting — and it just happens to be the nation’s largest consumer-judged craft beer competition.
This year HOToberFest will offer tastes of more than 225 craft, rare, seasonal and aged beers from around the world. Attendees will vote on their favorites using a free electronic Smart Phone balloting system via a web link or optimized iPhone App. In addition to helping locate and rank the beers, the app will store the information on the beers for later use.
Serious beer fans will want to purchase VIP tickets for the chance to taste true one-of-a-kind beers — Firkins and Wood Aged styles brewed exclusively for HOToberFest.
Beer is certainly the highlight, but HOToberFest’s focus is a sustainable Earth. The event has been organized to promote sustainability and conscious choices that help balance the use of natural resources, and it raises funds to support the efforts of non-profit groups that share these beliefs. HOToberFest benefits Trees Atlanta, the Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy and Legacy World Missions.
HOToberFest begins at noon with food trucks. The VIP tasting starts at 2pm, and the general tasting starts at 3pm.
General admission tickets are $30 in advance ($40 at the event) and VIP tickets are $75 in advance. Get your VIP tickets early as they have sold out the last two years. Click here to purchase tickets online.
If you want to support the cause but don’t want to participate in the beer tasting, food and drinks will be available for purchase from vendors.
HOToberFest will be held on October 6, 2012 in the Historic Fourth Ward Park on North Avenue in Atlanta. 12pm to 7pm.