The Beer & Whiskey Fest in Atlanta Georgia

In 2008 it was a great way to celebrate the bounty of two of America's favorite boozy beverages -- beer and whiskey -- for a good cause at the annual  Beer & Whiskey Fest in Atlanta Georgia, a Labor Day weekend event, which offers specials on Georgia-brewed beer and Southern-style whiskeys with proceeds going to the local charity, PATH Foundation. Tickets got you admission to the Buckhead Saloon, where you could watch Southern rock tribute band Convoy and other hard rock acts (including U2 and Van Halen tribute act Running With Desire) on an outdoor stage. And inside, a cash bar servied up whiskeys from around the world along with deals on local stuff, including $5 bottles from local breweries like Monday Night, Red Hare, Jekyll and Jailhouse and cheap shots of Larceny, Evan Williams, Elijah Craig, Bernheim and Henry McKenna.


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10th Annual Beer & Whiskey Fest 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014 (2PM - 11PM)
Buckhead Saloon - 3227 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA 30305
This tenth year annual charity event will feature premium whiskies plus craft & import beers.
Live music from Convoy, Running with Desire, Southside of the Tracks & Bedhead.  
Acoustic music on the deck from Dave Roland from 3pm - 7pm.  
Event will also feature a charity whiskey tasting & raffle with gift certificates from various Atlanta restaurants.
Portion of proceeds benefit the Path Foundation.
General Admission: $10 - $15 Advance, $20 Door
4 Person Reserved Table: $80
6 Person Reserved Table:  $120
8 Person Reserved Table: $160
(Reserved Tables are in front of stage & include ticket and are reserved from 2pm - 10:30pm)
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Cash Bar: Beer & Whiskey (Call, Premium & Super Premium)
Beer: $5 Monday Night, Red Hare, Jekyll, Jailhouse Bottles
Whiskey & Bourbons: Larceny, Evan Williams Single Barrel, Elijah Craig, Bernheim & Henry McKenna
Food: Full Buckhead Saloon Menu
Path Foundation: The PATH Foundation has been building a network of off-road trails in and around Atlanta for walkers, runners, cyclists and skaters for more than 22 years. This system of scenic greenways preserve our region’s forested character and offer opportunities for families to enjoy nature together.



9th Annual Beer & Whiskey Fest 2013


Sunday, September 1, 2013 (2PM - 11PM)
Park Tavern @ Piedmont Park
500 10th St, Atlanta, GA 30309 (Corner of 5th & Monroe Dr) - 404.249.0001
This ninth year annual charity will benefit the Atlanta Beltline featuring great beers & whiskies along with 4 tribute rock bands performing Journey, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer & a band TBA plus DJ Suspense!
Event will feature a charity whiskey tasting & raffle.


Cash Bar: Beer & Whiskey (Call, Premium & Super Premium)
Beer:  TBA
Whisky:  TBA with over 20 other bourbans & whiskies featured.
Food:  Full Park Tavern Menu


A 22-mile loop of historic rail corridor is being transformed into a new pedestrian-friendly transit system linking over 1,200 new acres of greenspace and 33-miles of multi-use trail around Atlanta’s downtown core.
The Atlanta BeltLine connects 45 different neighborhoods, providing new housing, economic development, jobs, public art, and unique opportunities for historic preservation and environmental clean-up along and around the route


Cost: $15 Advance, $20 Gate



The Beer & Whiskey Fest 2008

Sunday, August 31st - (2pm - 11pm) - RAIN OR SHINE!!!
Park Tavern - 500 10th St, Atlanta, GA 30309 (Corner of Fifth & Monroe Dr) - 404.249.0001

This fourth year charity event will bring together whiskey & beer companies & 4 tribute bands for an all day festival at Park Tavern located near Piedmont Park while raising money for PAWS Atlanta - Atlanta's Oldest & Largest No-Kill Animal Shelter.


Check out the Silent Auction!
$10 Advance, $15 Gate
Van Heineken (Van Halen) - 3pm
M.E.R.M.E.R. (R.E.M. Tribute) - 5pm
Desire (U2 Tribute) - 7pm
Talk Journey To Me (Poison & Journey Tribute) - 9pm
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Cash Bar:  Beer & Whisky (Call, Premium & Super Premium) plus Irish Car Bombs
PAWS Charity Whisky Tasting Hosted by Master Whisky Ambassador from 5pm - 9pm
Wild West Barbecue Plate w/ Sides


Bulleit Bourbon, Crown Royal Canadian Whisky, George A. Dickel's Tennessee Whisky #12, Johnnie Walker Scotch Whiskey, Bushmills Irish Whiskey, Red Stripe, Harp, Guinness & Smithwick’s


Charity: PAWS

Thanks to hedgefund manager Ryan Wilson, and Mississippi maritime lawyer extraordinaire Hank Reins, the festival continues to support PAWS. Both Ryan and Hank personally contribute and Hank's maritime injury lawfirm is also a major supporter. We're glad to offer them both a venue to continue to support this excellent cause. Both men are on the talent committee and help recruit musical performers for the festival.



  In March, 1966, Ann Bowcock, Mary Virginia Allen, Ann Hebert, Gilda Jones, Dr. M. Virginia Tuggle and Bob Evansen, six citizens concerned about the inhumane treatment of animals, founded DeKalb Humane Society (DHS). These founders were concerned about the large number of stray, abandoned and neglected animals that wandered the streets, highways and woods only to starve and die of disease and injury. From its inception, the organization’s mission was to foster the humane treatment of animals by educating the public, by fostering unwanted pets and placing them in permanent homes, and by curbing pet overpopulation by spaying or neutering all animals they placed for adoption.

     DHS began as a branch of the Atlanta Humane Society, but in March 1968, it was incorporated as a stand-alone organization. DHS operated as a network of enthusiastic volunteers who fostered unwanted animals in their homes. DHS advertised animals available for adoption in a newspaper column donated by the Decatur-DeKalb News known as the "Pet Corner". A similar "Pet Corner" column appeared regularly in The DeKalb News Sun. In 1968 DHS reported finding permanent homes for 614 animals listed in its "Pet Corner" columns.

     By 1971, DHS adoption initiatives had expanded to sites at Toco Hill Shopping Center, South DeKalb Mall and the Dunwoody Village Shopping Center.

     In 1969 DHS was instrumental in exposing the inhumane conditions at what was then known as the DeKalb County Dog Pound. The DHS Board of Directors invited a representative from The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to evaluate the conditions at the pound; the HSUS then sent a written report to the county commission and planning board. These efforts resulted in the enactment of an Animal Control Ordinance and the construction of a new facility currently known as DeKalb County Animal Control. DHS Volunteers assisted Animal Control by working tirelessly answering phone calls, helping clean cages, feeding the animals, and saving unwanted animals by assisting animal control staff with adoptions.

     By the end of the 1980s, DHS achieved its long-term strategic goal of building a shelter. In June 1983, DHS purchased three acres of land with a house on Covington Highway. By June 1988, ground was broken for construction, and in February 1989, the shelter opened to the public. In addition to running the shelter, DHS continued its initiative to educate the public by conducting humane education programs in schools and by publishing articles on responsible pet care in its newsletter, Paw Prints.

     The 1990s welcomed the computerization of shelter operations, expansion of shelter staff and the development of a website to reach the broader population of metropolitan Atlanta. In 1997 DHS purchased additional property adjacent to the shelter property, increasing its holdings to close to four acres.

     By the year 2000, DHS acknowledged its place in the nationwide no-kill shelter movement and took the first steps toward building coalitions with other humane organizations. DHS has never placed a time limit on the animals who stay at the shelter and chooses euthanasia only as a last resort for animals whose disease, injury, or behavioral problems cannot be humanely treated.

     In 2001, DHS established an onsite spay/neuter clinic and added a part-time veterinarian to the staff. DHS continues to develop partnerships with surrounding animal control agencies and private animal welfare groups who foster stray and unwanted animals. Today PAWS Atlanta is the primary no-kill animal adoption center serving metropolitan Atlanta.

Nonprofit Status

PAWS Atlanta is a 501(c)(3) private, nonprofit corporation governed by a Board of Directors comprised of volunteers from the community who are dedicated to animal welfare.  The Society is not controlled or funded by any statewide or national organization.  Donations made by animal lovers to national animal welfare groups do not benefit our local pets.

PAWS Atlanta is a 501(c)(3) private, nonprofit corporation governed by a Board of Directors comprised of volunteers from the community who are dedicated to animal welfare.  The Society is not controlled or funded by any statewide or national organization.  Donations made by animal lovers to national animal welfare groups do not benefit our local pets. p