Terrapin Beer Co. Presents Decatur Green Fest 2013
Athens, GA – The fifth annual Decatur Green Fest will be held Saturday, May 11 from 3-10 p.m. in downtown Decatur. The annual festival brings more than 5,000 people to the Decatur Square each May for a free event celebrating living green.
This year’s Decatur Green Fest will feature live music complete with solar-powered sound, dozens of vendors displaying a vast array of green, sustainable, and organic products and services, a tasting pavilion highlighting local and organic food and drinks, an artists’ market featuring works created using recycled and upcycled materials, information from local and regional environmental groups, a kids’ zone filled with fun activities, and more!
The festival will close with the performance of headlining musical act Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project. Ed Roland is a native of Atlanta, and is known for his role as front man of the platinum-selling rock band Collective Soul.
Terrapin Beer Co. is the presenting sponsor of the event, which will be held in coordination with the Decatur Concerts on the Square series. All proceeds will benefit the Dogwood Alliance and the Decatur-based organization Poverty is Real. The Dogwood Alliance-a beneficiary of the event since its inception-mobilizes the public to increase protection for millions of acres of southern forests through transforming the forest products industry. Poverty is Real leverages the universal love of music to combat poverty at the local level by coordinating concerts that benefit community organizations addressing the issues of poverty and homelessness in their hometowns. 2013 will be Poverty is Real’s first year working with Decatur Green Fest.
While Terrapin Beer Co. hasn’t always held the role of presenting sponsor, the company has been involved and supportive of Decatur Green Fest since its inception. For the 2012 festival, the brewery released a special draft-only and limited-availability beer called Tree Hugger in support of both the festival and Dogwood Alliance; in 2013 Terrapin added Tree Hugger to their year-round line-up. Tree Hugger is now available throughout Terrapin’s distribution network in both kegs and 12 oz. bottles.
Additional sponsors of 2013 Decatur Green Fest include:
- TreeLeaf Music
- Leon’s Full Service
- Natural Awakenings
- WMLB 1690 “The Voice of the Arts”
- Brick Store Pub
- Beer Connoisseur Magazine
- Southeast Green
- Decatur Business Association
- The Downtown Development Authority.
Terrapin Beer Co. has a portfolio of five year-round beers, four seasonal beers, the Monster Beer Tour collection of four high-gravity selections, and the Side Project series of one-time releases. Terrapin co-owners John Cochran, President, and Brian “Spike” Buckowski, Brewmaster, have developed a reputation for high-quality beers that push the boundaries of creative brewing.
Terrapin Beer Co. is open to the public for tours every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday night from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. with live music and tastings. The brewery is located at 265 Newton Bridge Road in Athens, GA. The tours are an excellent opportunity to taste Terrapin’s full line of award winning beers at their freshest and to see the brewing process first hand. www.terrapinbeer.com – @TerrapinBeerCo – facebook