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Second annual “Brew Your Cask Off” Cask Ale Festival, March 5th
Second annual “Brew Your Cask Off” Cask Ale Festival, March 5th

ATLANTA – (360 Media) From restaurants to media, first-time brewers to home brewing clubs, SweetWater Brewing Company has gathered an extensive and exciting list of participants for their second annual “Brew Your Cask Off” Cask Ale Festival.  Join us March 5, 2011 from 6-10pm as attendees are invited to try the recently crafted casks from more than 80 guest brewers.

  • 15th Street Pizza & Pub                                                                   
  • Meehan’s Public House
  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution                                                 
  • Mellow Mushroom (2 participating locations)
  • All About Beer Magazine                                                              
  • Neighbor’s Pub
  • Allgood Lounge                                                                                 
  •  Open Hand
  • Atkins Park Tavern                                                                         
  •  Ormsby’s
  • Atlanta Humane Society                                                               
  • Padriac’s
  • Bhojanic                                                                                                
  • Park Tavern
  • Brewmasters of Alpharetta                                                         
  • Parker’s on Ponce
  • Brick Store Pub                                                                                 
  • Ri Ra Irish Pub
  • Cheeky                                                                                                
  • Rocky Mountain Pizza Company
  • Covert Hops Society                                                                        
  • Rosebud
  • Cypress Street Pint & Plate                                                            
  • Sherlock’s
  • Dantanna’s                                                                                          
  • Six Feet Under
  • Dark Horse Tavern                                                                           
  • Southern Brewing News
  • Deckard’s American Tavern                                                        
  • Steinbeck’s
  • Diesel Filling Station                                                                          
  • Summits Wayside Tavern
  • Draft Magazine                                                                                 
  •  Taco Mac (2 participating locations)
  • Fado Irish Pub                                                                                     
  • Tap
  • Final Gravity                                                                                        
  • Team United Distributors
  • Five Points Bottle Shop                                                                     
  • The Beer Connoisseur Magazine
  • Fontaine’s Oyster House                                                                 
  • The Dunwoody Restaurant Group
  • Gas South                                                                                              
  • The Five Spot
  • Georgia Ale & Lager Sirens                                                            
  • The Fred
  • Georgia Organics                                                                              
  •  The Marlay House
  • Gibney’s Pub                                                                                       
  • The Midway Pub
  • Green’s                                                                                                  
  • The Porter Beer Bar
  • Hand in Hand                                                                                       
  •  The Tavern at Phipps
  • Hob Nob                                                                                                  
  • The Vortex Bar and Grill
  • Hop City                                                                                                  
  • Thirsty Monk
  • Hudson Grille                                                                                       
  • Tin Lizzy’s Cantina
  • INHBC                                                                                                      
  • Total Wine & More
  • JDRF                                                                                                         
  • Tower Beer, Wine & Spirits
  • Jones Is Hungry                                                                                   
  • Trappeze Pub
  • Mac McGee’s Irish Pub                                                                    
  • Twist
  • Mac’s Beer & Wine                                                                          
  • Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
  • Manuel’s Tavern                                                                                
  • Varner’s Tavern
  • Marietta Pizza Company                                                                
  • Wild Wing Café
  • Marlow’s Tavern                                                                                
  • Williamson Bros. BBQ
  • McCray’s West Village Tavern

As far as the competition portion of BYCO goes, all entries will be judged by a handpicked group from the Atlanta scene led by John Pinkerton, Brewmaster at Moon River Brewing Company in Savannah.  The winning casks will be announced at 9pm, the evening of the festival. Entries will also be available for festival goers to sample and vote for the People’s Champ Award. The judges’ top four casks and the People’s Champ will have their casks recreated and served at the SweetWater 420 Fest April 15-17 in Candler Park. 

The festival area, now in front of SweetWater Brewery, will be tented making this a rain or shine event.  In addition to all the specially-created cask ales, attendees can also savor SweetWater’s award-winning array of year round brews, get their fill with Williamson Brothers BBQ, Ormsby’s, and other food vendors, enjoy live music, visit with participating non-profits and even take a guided tour of the infamous brewery.

Pets are not allowed at “Brew Your Cask Off,” but feel free to bring anyone else that is 21 and up with a valid form of ID (of course).  2011 sponsors include: O-I, Great Western Malting, Grandstand Sportswear & Glassware, Draft Magazine, and All About Beer Magazine. Tickets are on sale now and available online at www.brewyourcaskoff.com for $35 in advance, or $40 at the door.