Calling All Beer Lovers for the Third Annual Craft Beer Festival at Callaway Gardens

Sep 6, 2016




Rachel M. Crumbley | Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Direct: 706-663-5187 | Main:  1-855-421-3120 | Fax: 706-663-5068


Mailing Address: PO Box 2000, Pine Mountain, GA 31822-2000



Calling All Beer Lovers for the Third Annual Craft Beer Festival at Callaway Gardens


Unlimited Sampling of 100 Craft Beers While Listening to Great Live Music; New VIP Option; Craft Beer Dinner By Executive Chef Sid Kurrimbukus and Omaha Brewing Co.


PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (8/31/2016) – In the beautiful and relaxing outdoor setting of Robin Lake Beach, Callaway Gardens® will host the third annual Craft Beer Festival* on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  This festival is an all-you-can-taste extravaganza with more than 100 craft beers from more than 35 different vendors.


Craft beer is unique in that it uses natural elements, such as fruit, bread, flowers, spice, pine, and citrus, to create new flavors, aromas, appearance, and textures, according to


“For those who love craft beers or want to discover new options, this is the perfect event,” said Andy Brown, director of recreation for Callaway Gardens.  “For the past two years we’ve had guests arriving early hoping to get a jump on the lines.  The new VIP option is perfect for them.  We hope craft beer lovers will bring their friends to enjoy the weekend.”


Saturday’s Main Attraction

Beginning at 2 p.m., guests will casually stroll from tent to tent in the open air venue sampling a variety of craft beers.  Experts will be on hand to answer questions.  Those who purchase the VIP option will be able to start tasting at 1 p.m. and special food pairings will be in their exclusive VIP area.


Some of the featured breweries include Cannon Brew Pub, Goose Island, SweetWater Brewing Company, Jailhouse Brewing Co., Pontoon, Wild Heaven, Magic Hat, Red Hare, Monday Night Brewing, Jekyll Brewing, Sierra Nevada, Foot Hills, Red Brick, Green Man, Not Your Fathers, Shiner Bock, Shock Top, Harpoon Brewing, Anchor Brewing, Yuengling, Omaha, and more.


The bands Neal Lucas and The Barstool Prophets will entertain with great live music and college football will be on the big screens.  Both a food court and full bar will be available.  So, bring a chair or blanket to relax and enjoy the beautiful setting of Robin Lake Beach.


Leave the driving to us and enjoy your day.  Simply make a weekend out of it and reserve the Craft Beer Festival Package that includes admission to the beer festival, a shuttle to and from your accommodations, lodging, admission to the Gardens for each day of stay and day of departure, and breakfast.


Tickets can be purchased in advance for $35 or the day of the event for $45. A new VIP ticket for $65 provides guests the opportunity to start tasting an hour earlier, beginning at 1 p.m., and have access to an exclusive VIP area that will provide specialty food paired with the featured beverages.


In an effort to promote safe driving, Callaway Gardens encourages each guest participating to bring a designated driver. Designated drivers and festival guests not participating in the craft beer tasting will receive discounted admission of $15 per person.  For tickets, visit or call 1.800.463.6990.


Friday’s Craft Beer Dinner

A perfect accompaniment to the Festival is a Craft Beer Dinner.  This will take place in The Piedmont Restaurant of The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens on Friday, September 9.  Callaway Gardens’ Executive Chef Sid Kurrimbukus has created a delicious meal (menu shown below) to go perfectly with a selection of craft beers paired by experts from the Omaha Brewing Company of Omaha, Ga., who will be in attendance to answer questions.


Guests will learn how to pair select craft beers with the dishes giving special attention the right style of beer for a given food, beer serving temperatures, and glassware recommendations.  The reception will begin at 7 p.m. with dinner served at 7:30 p.m.  With seating limited to only 60 guests on the Craft Beer Dinner overnight package, early reservations are suggested.


Get the complete experience.  Add Friday night’s Craft Beer Dinner Package to your plans. For reservations, visit or call 1.844.463.6990.


Callaway Gardens is in Pine Mountain, GA, 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus, GA.  For additional information, call 1.800.463.6990 or visit




* Event is Rain or Shine

**Package is per night, based on double occupancy in The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens. Offer valid Sept. 9-10, 2016. Pricing also is available in the Southern Pine Cottages, Mountain Creek Inn, Mountain Creek Villas and Vacation Homes. Taxes, resort services fees, state fees, and gratuity is not included. Based on availability. Other restrictions may apply.



Craft Beer Dinner Menu

The Piedmont Restaurant

Callaway Gardens’ Executive Chef Sid Kurrimbukus and Omaha Brewing Company

Friday, September 9, 2016

Seared Scallop
Boursin Crostini, Red Pepper Jelly, Lemon Pilsner Butter

Amber Lager Chicken and Gnocchi
Springer Mountain Chicken, Herb Gnocchi, Amber Lager Béchamel, Parmesan Crust

Porter Braised Osso Bucco
Thyme and Basil Mashed Potatoes, Garlic Broccolini, Baby Carrots, Smoked Ham Hock Jus

Chocolate Stout Crème Brule
Guinness Ice Cream, Almond Biscotti

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