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Leon's Full Service Flight Night
When: Every Monday, 5 p.m. until they're out
Where: Leon's Full Service
Price: Varies
Leon's serves up myriad beer and wine flights (five or six of each) with food pairings.

Cypress Street Beer Geek Tuesdays
When: Every Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Where: Cypress Street Pint & Plate
Price: Depends how much you drink.
Each week, this Midtown establishment features anything from tap takeovers to guest speakers, special brews to the company of beer aficionados.

5 Seasons Cask Night
When: Every Thursday, 5:55-7:55 p.m.
Where: 5 Seasons North and Westside
Price: Varies each week
A different guest taps a different keg of "real cask ale."

Victory Flight Night
When: Thurs., April 12, 6 p.m.
Where: Porter Beer Bar
Price: Depends how much Victory you drink

Porter will bring out some Victory rarities on this night, including a cask of Uncle Teddy's Bitter.

Freaky Friday Pub Crawl
When: Fri., April 13
Price: TBA
Where: Max Lager's
The Max Lager's website promises "details coming soon!"

Terrapin 10th Anniversary
When: Sat., April 14, 4:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Terrapin Brewing
Price: $17
This party and carnival features a dunk tank, tattoo parlor, snacks, and special beer tappings.

17th Annual Classic City Brew Fest
When: Sun., April 15, 2:30-6 p.m.
Where: Foundry Park Inn, Athens
Price: $40
Featuring a couple hundred craft beers and a cask ale pavilion, this long-running beer festival is one of Georgia's finest.

2 Course 2 Beer Pairing
When: Fri., April 20, 6-9 p.m.
Where: The Marlay House
Price: $20-$25 (estimated)
Every third Friday of the month, the Marlay's chef creates two unique dishes to go with two unique beer pairings. Call 404-270-9950 for further details and/or RSVP.

SweetWater 420 Fest
When: Fri.-Sun., April 20-22
Where: Candler Park
Price: Depends how much you eat and drink
This delightful yearly festival features a metric shitload of SweetWater for sale, a Relapse comedy tent, a cask-ale tasting, food trucks, live music from Maceo Parker, Perpetual Groove, and more than a dozen other bands, and, hopefully, nice weather.

Lake Lanier Islands Music and Beer Festival
When: Sat., April 28, 1-5 p.m.
Where: Buford
Price: $36-$79
This inaugural festival includes more than 150 beers, three stages' worth of live music and "lots of surprises."

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