The Chattanooga Beer Festival returns to the First Horizon Pavilion on May 28
A premier craft beer and spirits tasting event, the Chattanooga Beer Fest returns for the second year. The event will take place on Saturday, May 28, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., offering ticket holders the opportunity to sample tastings from each participating partner – no tokens or additional purchases necessary. And with nearly 30 breweries expected, festival-goers will be able to choose from the best breweries in the region and meet these artisans who share the same passion for craft beer.
Breweries that have already signed up to participate in the Chattanooga Beer Fest include: Barley Mob Brewing Club (Chattanooga), Bell’s Brewery (Kalamazoo, MI), Black Abbey Brewing Company (Nashville), Cherry Street Brewing (Chattanooga), Deschutes Brewery (Portland , OR), Founders Brewing (Grand Rapids, MI), Hard Truth Distilling Company (Nashville, IN), Highland Brewing (Asheville), Hutton & Smith (Chattanooga), MoCo Brewing Project (Wartburg), Monkey Town Brewing Company (Dayton) , Naked River Brewing Company (Chattanooga), New Belgium Brewing (Asheville), Oddstory Brewing Company (Chattanooga), Sycamore Brewing (Charlotte, North Carolina), Sweetwater Brewing (Atlanta), Tanasi Brewing Company (Chattanooga), Tennessee Brew Works ( Nashville), Wanderlinger Brewing Company (Chattanooga), Wicked Weed (Asheville), Wiseacre Brewing (Memphis).
Additional brews are added daily and can be tracked on the festival website, ChattanoogaBeerFest.com where festival tickets can also be purchased.
Each participant with a ticket will receive a collector’s tasting glass to enjoy throughout the festival on the stands of the brewery. Tickets are $48 per person and are limited to 1,200 for the 2022 festival experience.
The festival also includes live musical performances with musicians Troubadour Blue and Monday Night Social. Troubadour Blue is made up of siblings, Brenna and Eli Wheeler and Daniel Kim Ethridge. While Brenna and Eli are from Nashville, Daniel hails from Austin, Texas, via Los Angeles. Daniel and Brenna first collaborated while at Belmont University in Nashville and several years later Eli found his way into the mix. Together, the three listeners transport listeners into the stories of their songs with captivating three-part harmonies and various string instruments. Monday Night Social is based in Cleveland and is known for its melodic blend of multiple influences ranging from folk to blues with light undertones of bluegrass and pop.
The festival features many local dishes as well as food trucks, Johnny Poppers (burgers) and Cart and Seoul (Korean fusion tacos). Water and soft drink options will be available on site – organizers encourage attendees to enjoy alcohol safely.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Chattanooga Market non-profit organization. This is an event reserved for those over 21; a valid legal ID is required for admission.