This year, Chattabrewga is doing something different. The festival is focusing on limited release and hard-to-find artisan craft beers, beers that showcase the creativity, and mastery of the brewers and the craft beer community as a whole.
Chattabrewga sponsor and Heaven&Ale owner Joe Winland says, “Craft brewers demonstrate unparalleled creativity, and they’re able to incorporate aspects of spirit-making and wine-making into their craft beers.”
Meaning, in short, some available craft beers will be inspired by or infused with other spirits, something you won’t find in other alcohols.
The festival will feature diverse selections from local, regional, and national craft breweries, offering participants the opportunity to sample the best “white whales”—unique and rare craft beers that, outside of the festival, would be nigh impossible to find.
The festival will feature some of Chattanooga’s best food trucks and restaurants, including pizza from Lupi’s and Rolling J’s Mobile Bistro, and live music from local band Tab Spencer.
Matt Leff, owner of Rhizome Products and founder of Chattabrewga, is especially excited for this year, because it provides the opportunity to achieve the original goals of the festival: “To create a small, intimate festival where guests can sample craft beers they may never find again.” Leff is confident that “Chattabrewga will prove to be the best beer festival and tasting Chattanooga has ever seen.”
Chattabrewga will take place on June 4, from Noon to 5 p.m., at the First Tennessee Pavilion. General admission and VIP tickets are on sale at chattanoogacraftbeerfest.com