While the crisp, cool weather is in full effect you can warm your spirits with more than 30 of the Southeast’s best craft breweries Saturday, November 15 at the second annual Ponce de Leon Beer Festival from noon to 6 p.m. at the Yaraab Shriner’s Temple, located at 400 Ponce De Leon Ave NE in Atlanta.
A portion of the festival’s proceeds support the Shriners Children’s hospital, which provides orthopedic, burn, spinal cord injury and cleft lip and palate care to children under 18.
Newcomers Second Self, Pontoon, and Prairie breweries will be introducing their beers to the metro Atlanta market and the festival will feature six bands including Sailing to Denver, Sweet Auburn String Band, and Villain Family.
In addition to the beer, the festival will also have several food trucks including The Blaxican, Good Food Truck, and Cole’s BBQ.
Tickets are $35 per person and $45 for VIPs, which will be privy to special seasonal, limited edition, and one-off cask ales to be brewed specifically for the festival. Tickets are being limited to only 2000, so purchasing tickets ASAP through the website is encouraged.
Doors open for VIPs at noon and general admission starts at 1 p.m. All attendees must be over 21 years of age.
For those worried about transportation—it is a beer festival after all—SafeRide’s professional drivers will be available to drive you and your car home for less than the cost of a taxi. The festival will be providing free SafeRides to attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested in a guaranteed SafeRide at a specific time can pre-book their ride at callsaferide.com. On the festival’s website is an interactive Google map with nearby MARTA rail and bus lines with links to real-time departure and arrival times courtesy of OneBusAway.
To learn more about the Shriners and the Shriners Hospital for Children visit www.shrinershq.org.
The event’s social media pages will be doing contests and giveaways up until the event.
For more information about the festival and to purchase tickets, as well as a full schedule of events and a complete list of breweries, please visit www.theponcedeleonbeerfestival.com.