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October 19, 20 & 21, 2018
Historic Fourth Ward Park

Grand Tasting Experience

Haven't you always wanted VIP access? Now is your chance at Atlanta's must-do festival. Sip and savor what some of Atlanta's best restaurants, chefs and bartenders have to offer. Sample more than 100 of the best craft beers, along with an amazing selection of wine from around the world and bites from restaurants not found in the main festival. Thirsty for more? The city's hottest bartenders will be shaking and mixing craft cocktails under the Grand Tasting Experience tents.

Grand Tasting Experience tickets include 20 Taste Points pre-loaded onto your wristband! Grand Tasting Experience restaurants will charge 1, 2 or 3 Taste Points for their tastes.

Also new this year, the first 300 Grand Tasting Experience ticket-buyers will receive a gift bag filled with savory and sweet samples and goodies from our sponsors. That's 300 bags for Saturday ticket-buyers and 300 bags for Sunday ticket-buyers. Buy early and reap the rewards!

The entrace to the Grand Tasting Experience is at Garden Park Drive and Ralph McGill.

Grand Tasting Music Stage Saturday

The Pak
 

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Grand Tasting Music Stage Sunday

Jabari Grover with
Papa's People

 

The Pak

On the Grand Tasting Music Stage Saturday

The Pak is a trio of seasoned musicians performing your favorite tunes from the 80s including Bon Jovi, Prince, Bryan Adams, INXS, Poison, Run DMC, Tone Loc, Billy Idol, etc. Heath Slaton (lead vocals and bass guitar) and Hastin Slaton (drums) are brothers who have been playing music together since the age of 10 years old. Their decades of playing music together help to create the undeniable groove that is one of the signature elements of the band. Bill Trippe (Lead Guitar) is the guitar god that defines the melodic structure that gives The Pak the 80s feel that makes them one of the top 80s cover bands in the Southeast. Whether it is 80s hair band, 80s pop, or 80s rap, The Pak will deliver the goods to your satisfaction.

Grand Tasting Experience Restaurants »

Grand Tasting Experience Beer List »

 

Nissan
George Dickel
Woody Creek Topo Chico Biltmore Del Grosso Four Roses Bourbon Real Smithfield Red Bush Stranahan's Three Olives Tin Cup Cazadores Tito's Vodka Barefoot Wine Chandon

Grand Tasting Experience Restaurants

5Church
5Church
Saturday
  • Beet Salad with Shaved Candy Stripes, Salted Almonds (V, GF)
    [1 Taste Point]
  • 5Church Lamb Burger Slider
    [3 Taste Points]
  • Ahi Tuna Poke
    [2 Taste Points]

AG at The Ritz Carlton
AG at The Ritz Carlton
Sunday
  • Crab Tortellini, Lobster Sauce, Green Apple and Celery Salad
    [3 Taste Points]

Better Half
Better Half
Saturday Sunday
  • Pork Shoulder Tostada, White Bean Puree, Honey Glaze
    [3 Taste Points]

Bhojanic
Bhojanic
Friday Night Kick Off Party
Saturday
  • Chicken Curry and Rice
    [2 Taste Points]

Golden Eagle
Golden Eagle
Saturday
  • Duck Confit with Brussles, Cipolini & Cherry Gastrique
    [3 Taste Points]

Hampton + Hudson
Hampton + Hudson
Friday Night Kick Off Party
Saturday
  • Mini Bee's Knees Burgers
    [3 Taste Points]
  • Deviled Eggs
    [1 Taste Point]

il Giallo
il Giallo
Saturday Sunday
  • Garganelli with Veal Bolognese
    [2 Taste Points]

Le Bilboquet
Le Bilboquet
Saturday
  • Avocado & Crab Salad
    [1 Taste Point]

Nakato
Nakato
Saturday Sunday
  • Pressed Sushi (Oshizushi) with Mixed Seafood and Tempura Shrimp
    [3 Taste Points]

Nine Mile Station
Nine Mile Station
Sunday
  • House Cured Salmon - Rye Bread, Tarragon Sheep Cheese and Soy Caramel
    [2 Taste Points]

The Oceanaire Seafood Room
The Oceanaire Seafood Room
Sunday
  • Maine Lobster Cakes
    [3 Taste Points]
  • Hawaiian Ahi Tuna Poke
    [3 Taste Points]

Southern Art and Bourbon Bar
Southern Art and Bourbon Bar
Sunday
  • Grilled Apple, Country Ham, Local Goat Bruschetta
    [2 Taste Points]

STK Atlanta
STK Atlanta
Saturday Sunday
  • Braised Beef Short Rib with Jalapeno Cheddar Grits
    [3 Taste Points]

Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours
Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours
Friday Night Kick Off Party
Sunday
  • Black-Eyed Pea Salsa with Tortilla Chips (vegan)
    [1 Taste Point]
  • Pierogi with Port Wine Short Rib, Beet Slaw, Chimichurri Creme
    [3 Taste Points]

*Restaurants & menu items subject to change.

Beer & Wine List

American IPAs

Bell's

Two Hearted

Stone

Delicious

Cigar City

Jai Alai

Lagunitas

IPA

Omnipollo

Pink Lemonade IPA

Evil Twin

Citra Sunshine Slacker

21st Amendment

Brew Free or Die

Stillwater

The Cloud

American Pilsners and Lagers

Victory

Home Grown

21st Amendment

El Sully

Dale's

Mama's Lil Yella Pils

Lagunitas

Little Sumpin Sumpin

American Wheat, Saison and Farmhouse

Avery

White Rascal

Allagash

White

Wittekerke

Wittekerke

Offcolor

Apex Predator

Blackberry Farm

Classic Saison
Noble Cuvee

Stillwater

Stateside Saison

American Sours

Offcolor

Fierce

Avery

Raspberry Sour

Cascade

Sang du Chene
Kriek

Rodenbach

Rodenbach Fruitage

Duchesse

Duchesse de Bourgogne

American Pale Ales

Allagash

Hoppy Table Beer

Bell's

Oatsmobile

Dale's

Pale Ale

Palm

Palm

Stone

Ripper Pale Ale

La Chouffe

La Chouffe

American Dark Beers

Cigar City

Maduro

Victory

Festbier

Evil Twin

Even More Jesus

St. Bernardus

Abt 12

Gulden Draak

Gulden Draak

Kasteel

Barista Chocolate Quad

Local Beers

Arches

Southern Bel
Unseasonal Lager or Queen's Weiss

Creature Comforts

Tropicalia
Table Beer

Jekyll

Tart Vise
Southern Juice

Mercier Orchards

Old #3
Adele's Choice

Monday Night

Dr. Robot Fruit Sour
Blood Orange Blind Pirate

Orpheus

Over and Over Pineapple Sour
Ascending IPA

Second Self

ATaLe
Mole Porter

Steady Hand

Paradise Waits IPA
Farmhouse Ale

Terrapin

Hopsecutioner
Good to Gose

Three Taverns

Night on Ponce
Enchantress

Urban Tree

Original Cider
Classic Cider

Wild Heaven

White Blackbird
Bestie Pub Ale

WINE

Gergeras

Tinto

Palazzi

Nero D'Avola

Ancora

Sangiovese

Alasia

Piemonte Cortese

Luna Nuda

Pinot Grigio
Prosecco
Rose

Chakras`

Red Blend

Lake & Vine

Malbec
Cabernet
Red Blend
Sauvignon Blanc

*Beer & Wine list subject to change.

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