Alpharetta, Ga. is Hoppin' with Beer Festivals

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With award-winning festivals and events throughout the year, Alpharetta, Ga. is a great place to spend the weekend with friends and family. Summertime will bring some hoppy events that will excite beer lovers and the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau is excited to be a sponsor of these events.

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“It is a unique event to Alpharetta that we hope will bring runners and festival-goers in town from all around the Southeast.

Over 100 craft beer vendors from around the U.S. will line the streets of downtown Alpharetta for the 2013 Craft Beer Festival and 5K Road Race which will begin 6 p.m. on June 22, 2013 with live music from Rock ‘n Roll Band, Salt Road Band. Entry to the festival is $10 and will get you a souvenir glass that can be used during the event. All sorts of food will be available for purchase from Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub. Beer tickets can be purchased for $1 each and one ticket gets you a four ounce tasting at any of the beer vendor tents. Stroll the streets and participate in a craft brewing seminar by Blind Murphy’s Craft Beer Market or sit back and enjoy the band and live entertainment.

With the Craft Beer Festival continuing, the 5K Road Race will begin at 8 p.m. at the Corner Deli. Registration for the race is $30 before June 14 and $35 after June 14 and the day of the race from 6- 7:30 p.m. All runners will receive a race t-shirt and a free beer from Sierra Nevada to celebrate their finish. After being cheered on by festival-goers upon crossing the finish line, stay for the after party which will continue until 11:30 p.m. with live music and entertainment.

The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau is excited to announce our sponsorship of the Craft Beer Festival and 5K Road Race,” said Janet Rodgers, President and CEO of the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau. “It is a unique event to Alpharetta that we hope will bring runners and festival-goers in town from all around the Southeast. Runners who come for the weekend can stay active throughout their visit by exploring Alpharetta’s 13 awesome trails within a 20 mile radius including the paved 8-mile Big Creek Greenway.”

Another street party, the Alpharetta Brew Moon Summerfest, will crowd Milton Avenue in downtown Alpharetta on June 1 from 6:30- 11 p.m. This party will include music presented by “Glow”, a popular Atlanta band! Delicious food will be on sale from some of Alpharetta’s favorite restaurants. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase. Individual tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at http://www.alpharettabusinessassociation.com or at the gate the night of the event. Tables are also available for purchase.

After a fabulous time, those who attend the events can stay the night at one of Alpharetta’s 23 upscale and affordable hotels. For more information on summer activities or to book a hotel, visit http://www.awesomealpharetta.com.

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