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‘Something for everybody.’ What to know about Just Tap’d Craft Beer Festival in Macon

Here are some photos from the 2018 Just Tap’d Craft Beer Festival

The fifth annual Just Tap'd Craft Beer Festival is coming up on April 27, 2019, so here is a look back at photos from last years festival.
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The fifth annual Just Tap'd Craft Beer Festival is coming up on April 27, 2019, so here is a look back at photos from last years festival.

Put your drinking caps on.

More than 50 breweries will be represented — with over 100 beers and ciders to taste — at the Just Tap’d Craft Beer Festival in Macon.

The event, in its fifth year, is scheduled for April 27 at Poplar Park.

“We’re one of the largest craft beer festivals in all of Georgia, so we’ve grown a ton over the years,” said Kaitlynn Kressin, festival director. “Something really cool about our festival is that you don’t necessarily have to have a ticket to attend the festival.”

All are welcome from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to listen to music and play games, Kressin said. To access the beer tasting event, guests must by a general admission ticket for $40, which includes a limited edition tasting glass and unlimited 5-ounce pours.

The VIP pass costs $60. It allows people to start trying beers an hour early and provides access to the VIP lounge, where pass holders can try exclusive beers and receive a discount on the festival T-shirt, Kressin said.

Here is a map of the Georgia breweries that will be at the festival.

“It also has a music component to it which is really important to Macon,” Kressin said.

The headliner this year is Funk You, and Chip Holton, Sean Solo and Magnolia Moon will be playing at different times throughout the day, Kressin said.

Ocmulgee Brewpub is hosting a Beer Festival Hangover Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Kressin said.

Kressin said the festival is a community event that is fun for the whole family.

“We have everything from stouts and porters to IPA’s to wits and lagers to ciders and meads, so there’s a little something for everybody,” Kressin said.

People from the Omaha Brewing Co. and Richland Distilling Co. talk on Wednesday about their businesses in rural Georgia and why people should come to their little towns.

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