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New Spring Festival Celebrates Craft Beers


In April, Chattanooga Craft Beer Week will wrap up with the inaugural Chattanooga Craft Beer Festival in the First Tennessee Pavilion on April 20, 2013 from noon to 5:00 PM. 

According to Tony Giannasi, the Craft beer Festival will offer a taste of at least 20 different craft beers, many that are not available to purchase.  Part of the goal of the festival is to encourage craft breweries to experiment and bring something to the festival that provides a unique beer tasting experience.  The festival will be held the night before the opening of the 2013 season of the Chattanooga Market at the First Tennessee Pavilion. You must be 21 years of age or older to attend, no exceptions.  No pets.  Attendees will receive a 6 oz. tulip tasting glass to sample a small portion of each of the beers. 

Designated Driver (DD) tickets are also available at a reduced rate for non-drinking friends to attend.  There will be snacks and non-alcoholic beverages provided for the designated drivers.   DDs will not receive a tasting glass and must also be 21 or older.

Tickets went on sale March 15, 2013.  There is a limited number of tickets available.  You can purchase tickets online through Rhizome Productions.  There may be a limited number of tickets available during beer tasting events during Chattanooga Craft Beer Week leading up to the festival.  Schedules of the tasting events at local restaurants can also be found on the festival website.