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First Draft with East Atlanta Beer Fest's Jelena Crawford and Lauren Leschper 

Organizers talk about the festival's growth and their hopes for the community

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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 different tap takeovers, guest speakers, and special brews.

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."

Terrapin Tap Takeover
When: Thurs., May 3
Where: Ale Yeah!
Price: Depends how many growlers you take home
Brewery reps will give out stickers and glassware from 6-8 p.m., while Tree Hugger, Hopzilla, Easy Rider, Phlux Capacitor, 10th Anniversary, Rye Pale and a secret Randalled Golden Ale will be on the taps.

Atlanta Beer Tours: SweetWater, Red Brick, 5 Seasons Westside
When: Sat., May 5, 2-6:30 p.m.
Where: Brickworks parking lot, behind Hop City
Price: $60, $35 for designated drivers
The inaugural Atlanta Beer Tours trek will visit three Atlanta beer institutions.

Lazy Magnolia Meet 'n' Greet
When: Wed., May 9, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Ale Yeah!
Price: Depends how many growlers you fill
Lazy Magnolia brewmaster Leslie Henderson will be in the shop with glassware giveaways, while Southern Pecan, Jefferson South, and Deep South will be on the taps.

Hogs and Hops
When: Sat., May 12, 6-10 p.m.
Where: SweetWater Brewery
Price: $40
Barbecue will be served up by DBA, Boners, Sweet Auburn, and Bone Lick. Admission also earns you all the SweetWater you can drink, live music, and hopefully a nice day for sitting outside on the brewery's lovely new deck.

American Craft Beer Week
When: Mon.-Sun., May 14-20
Where: The Porter Beer Bar
Price: Depends how much you drink
In celebration of the nationwide event, the Porter will offer takeovers on various nights throughout the week, including Allagash, Dogfish Head, Avery, and more.

Drink Local Night
When: Tues., May 15, 5 p.m.
Where: The Square Pub
Price: Depends how much local brew you drink
In celebration of American Craft Beer Week, the Square Pub will feature an all-local tap takeover (19 total), with beers from Monday Night Brewing, Terrapin, SweetWater, Jail House, and more. Brewery representatives will be in the house as well.

2-Course 2-Beer Pairing
When: Fri., May 18, 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 to RSVP.

Atlanta Beer Tours: Red Hare, Red Brick, 5 Seasons Westside
When: Sat., May 19, 2-6:30 p.m.
Where: Brickworks parking lot, behind Hop City
Price: $60, $35 for designated drivers
The second-ever Atlanta Beer Tours trek will feature two Atlanta beer institutions and one relatively new brewery.

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