Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival comes to Atlanta

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ As festival organizers described it, Saturday was "a great day of beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin' and barbecue eatin'." The Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival brought its 2018 tour to Atlantic Station. There were dozens of beers and dozens of bourbons to sample. And, of course, there was plenty of barbecue. Musical entertainment was another highlight. Lots of people turned out to sample the beverages.

The Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival brought its 2018 tour to Atlanta on Saturday, March 3. The event promised 60-plus beers, 40-plus bourbons and plenty of barbecue for festival-goers to sample on the sunny day.

Greg Nivens greets festival goers at the start of the Beer Bourbon & BBQ Festival at Atlantic Station Saturday, March 3, 2018.  STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC
Greg Nivens greets festival goers at the start of the Beer Bourbon & BBQ Festival at Atlantic Station Saturday, March 3, 2018. STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC

Credit: Steve Schaefer

Credit: Steve Schaefer

A long line waited to enter the festival at Atlantic Station to stroll from table to table and tent to tent for the tastings.

Some of the estimated 6500 participants enjoy the spring-like weather as they sample some of the 40 Bourbons and 60 Beers on Tap at the  Beer Bourbon & BBQ Festival at Atlantic Station Saturday, March 3, 2018.  STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC
Some of the estimated 6500 participants enjoy the spring-like weather as they sample some of the 40 Bourbons and 60 Beers on Tap at the Beer Bourbon & BBQ Festival at Atlantic Station Saturday, March 3, 2018. STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC

Credit: Steve Schaefer

Credit: Steve Schaefer

Other stops on the tasty tour include Charlotte, N.C.; Richmond, Va.; and Tampa.

Kristyne Davis takes a sip of her beer during the Beer Bourbon & BBQ Festival at Atlantic Station Saturday, March 3, 2018.  STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC
Kristyne Davis takes a sip of her beer during the Beer Bourbon & BBQ Festival at Atlantic Station Saturday, March 3, 2018. STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC

Credit: Steve Schaefer

Credit: Steve Schaefer