Decatur Craft Beer is the Wonka factory of fests: Getting in ain’t easy. It sells out fast (within hours this year), making ticket holders feel chosen. Who can blame them? Fall is prime time for outdoor boozing, and 82 craft brewers (26 of them from Georgia) poured samples at this year’s event. Attendee limits mean you’ve got room to breathe, plus the Square is perfect for pre- or post-gaming. Festival sponsors Brick Store Pub, Twain’s Billiards and Tap, and Leon’s Full Service tap rare kegs to keep the hopheads hoppin’. decaturbeerfestival.org
This article originally appeared in our December 2014 issue.