Greg Nivens joins host Todd Schnick and co host Carol Morgan on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio, Around Atlanta edition to promote the Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival.
Nivens was motivated to create the Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival after missing out on some of his favorite southern comforts while living in Maryland. Currently celebrating its 10 year anniversary tour, the festival will make its way to Atlanta for the fourth consecutive year. The festival takes place at Atlantic Station in Atlanta on May 21, and is an amazing opportunity to enjoy some fine southern comforts.
The event focuses mainly on the pig for barbecue lovers to start with, but there are plenty of options available. The spread also includes brisket, chicken, ribs and occasionally even barbecued alligator. Every hour on the hour, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the Shrine of Swine: pulled pork straight from a fully cooked hog. Referred to as a redneck’s dream the Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival does not disappoint in any of those three areas.
Every guest receives a souvenir glass that gives them free reign to sample at least 60 beers and 40 bourbons available. Just some of the many breweries featured at the festival include local brewery Sweetwater, Dogfish Head and Stone Brewing. The wide variety of barbecue is made possible by the experienced and talented pit masters. The festival’s in house pit master, Bill Eason, is an expert on cooking whole hogs without burning the skin to maximize the eating experience. Eason will be joined by a number of local pit masters hoping to showcase their food to hungry guests.
Guests can visit the festival’s website to purchase tickets to either the VIP session or the regular session, or purchase tickets upon arrival at the door. The VIP session begins at noon and features a special tasting area with a choice of many bacon dishes. The regular session joins the fun at 2 p.m. and runs until the event ends at 6 p.m.
If sampling alcohol and barbecue isn’t enough, guests will also be treated to live music from local artists, informative seminars from pit masters, a variety of cool beer-related vendors to shop at and a game area that includes corn hole, giant Jenga and tricycle racing.
The Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival is all about giving back to a good cause. Around 98% of the festival’s profits go towards nonprofit charity organizations. Its chief partner is the Spirit of Hope Children’s Foundation, but for its Atlanta stop, the festival will also support the Citizen Advocacy of Atlanta and Dekalb, Inc. Visit their websites to learn more.
Come hungry, come thirsty, and come ready to have tons of fun, all while supporting a wonderful cause. This all-you-care-to-taste event is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to remind visitors of the delectable tastes the South has to offer. As Nivens says, the Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival is perfect for anyone who likes things “blessed by the pork.”
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