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Dunwoody Beer Fest on tap with local theme
by Christine Fonville
May 26, 2014 10:40 AM | 4358 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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From left, Eleanor Benson and Alan Mothner discuss various locally brewed beers that will be on tap at the Dunwoody Beer Festival.
Staff / Katherine Frye / From left, Eleanor Benson and Alan Mothner discuss various locally brewed beers that will be on tap at the Dunwoody Beer Festival.
Residents can enjoy locally-crafted beers and help the Dunwoody Nature Center during this year’s Dunwoody Beer Festival.

Presented by Moondog Growlers for the benefit of the nature center, Saturday's festival will host an array of beers brewed in Georgia.

“We decided to bring back the festival and really promote our local breweries, so our theme this year is Tap into Georgia,” said Moondog Growlers owner Eleanor Benson.

More than 20 breweries will be represented at the festival including Red Brick, Sweetwater and Terrapin as well as many up-and-coming breweries.

The event will be at Brook Run Park from 2 to 6 p.m., at 4770 N. Peachtree Road, and will feature food from Farm Burger as well as live music by native Dunwoody band The Bad Neighbors.

Nature center Executive Director Alan Mothner said keeping things local and showcasing what the city has to offer is a big part of the festival.

“We have a great park system here in Dunwoody that people may or may not be aware of,” he said. “Brook Run Park is 103 acres and offers tons of amenities including a skate park, greenspace, dog park and a nice pavilion area, so we think it’s a great place to host the festival.”

Tickets can be purchased for $30 in advance and $35 the day of the event, but Benson and Mothner recommend buying tickets before the day of the festival because it is expected to sell out.

All proceeds from the festival will benefit the nature center, which aims to conserve and enhance neighboring Dunwoody Park as well as educate people about nature through classes and programs.

“There are going to be so many great breweries, some which people may not be familiar with yet, so we really hope the community will come out, meet their neighbors, raise money for a good cause and have fun,” Mothner said.

After the festival, there will be a concert at the nature center from 7 to 9 p.m.

For more information and to buy advanced tickets, visit

If you go:
What: Dunwoody Beer Festival
When: Saturday, from 2 to 6 p.m.
Where: Brook Run Park, 4770 N. Peachtree Road
Cost: $30 in advance, $35 day-of tickets.

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