7 Reasons To Go To The 8th Annual Uptown Beer & Wine Festival in Columbus, Ga

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If your perfect Saturday consists of listening to great music and tasting beer and wine all day, then the 8th Annual Uptown Beer & Wine Festival is definitely the event for you. 

 

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Early Bird Tickets are only $35 and this deal ends September 17th. After that, the regular ticket price bumps to $45. Tickets are available here:  http://bit.ly/2wqFwpo 

The best deal is the "Save Water, Drink Beer" Package. For $65, this package includes a 9am rafting trip with WhiteWater Express, early entry into festival at noon, and lunch is provided. Hurry, there are only 100 of these amazing packages available. Tickets are available here:  http://bit.ly/2vgiu6p  

Still not completely sold? That's okay. Here are 7 Reasons to go to the 8th annual Uptown beer & wine festival in Columbus, Ga. 

 

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1.  Meet A Wine Pro

Faye Simmons, Owner of Meritage will be at this year's event! She is the area's only certified sommelier. To find out more about her, click here.

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2. More Than 100 Craft Beer Selections To Choose From

That's right, 100. There will be options from breweries like Sweetwater, Omaha, Grayton, New Belgium, Monday Night Brewing, Jekyll, Reformation, Red Hare, Wild Leap, Jailhouse. Southern Tier. Lazy Magnolia, Southern Brewing, Elysian, DB, and Golden Road. By the time this event if over, you will be a certified craft beerologist. 

 

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3. New & Improved Wine Tasting Tent 

For the Wine lovers, a new and improved wine tasting tent with more than 25 selections of whites, reds and blend varieties will be available. Charcuterie and cheese tastings to pair will be available in the tent. 

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4. Live Music From DJ Mike Kelly

You don't have to worry about sampling your beer and wine in silence. DJ Mike Kelly will be there to spin some tracks and rock the house down. Dancing is encouraged. 

5. Got Beer Munchies? 

We have got you covered. Uptown restaurants will be serving tasty bites for purchase to complement beer and wines. All available in the tap courtyard. Expect to see Barberitos, River & Rail, Bare Roots and more. 

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6. You Won't Miss The Game

SEC football fanatics can catch the game on the TVs at The Tap. Take a beer break to check the score, and celebrate with more samples when your team scores a touchdown. Win-Win. 

7. Designated Drivers Welcome 

Designated Driver tickets will be available at the gate for only $10. If all your friends want to drink, there is an Uber code for a free first ride up to $20 to use when you're leaving the event. The code is  BWF17. 

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All in all, this is not an event you want to miss. Join the event page here.

Don't forget to buy your tickets before the Early Bird Special is over! 

 

Stephanie Woodham