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4 fall events in Atlanta where you can help people by drinking beer

Forty-nine percent of Americans between the ages of 21 and 70 who drink alcohol regularly told CR Research they quaffed an icy craft brew at least once a week. They also spend an average of $59 on craft beer each month. Even if your beer budget is more modest or you favor big brand beers on tap, beer drinkers in Atlanta can use some of that money to do some good this fall. The metro area is replete with events where you can help people by drinking beer.

Here are four to check out:

Drafts and Diplomas Happy Hour fundraiser

6:30-9:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17.

$50 for food, two drink tickets (more can be purchased at the event).

New Realm Brewing Atlanta, 550 Somerset Terrace NE, Unit 101, Atlanta.

This helps KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools provide extra assistance to get kids to college, even after financial aid options run out.

Barks, Brews + BBQ Charity Dog Walk

2-6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5; registration begins at 2 p.m. and the walk at 3 p.m.

$30 charitable donation.

Jailhouse Brewing Company, 8 Cherry Street, Hampton.

The Henry County Humane Society benefits when beer and animal lovers gather to walk and quaff. The ticket includes a t-shirt, mug and your first fill-up free. Oh, and food from Jim N' Nick's BBQ of McDonough.

Decatur Craft Beer Festival

Saturday, Oct. 19.

Beer tasting and music on the square are a fall ritual in Decatur. This downtown event includes a tasting glass and unlimited sips from 80 breweries.

Science on Tap at the Georgia Aquarium

6-9 p.m. Sept. 10.

$10 for event only, not aquarium admission.

Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker Street NW, Atlanta.

Dr. Nick Pyenson, Research Geologist and Curator of Fossil Marine Mammals at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, will lecture, followed by a reception with delicious appetizers and beer or wine.

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