The Macon Beer Fest

Started in 2010, the Macon Beer Fest has grown into one of Georgia’s premier craft beer events. The event offers over 50 varieties of beer for its regular ticket holders and several additional special beers for its VIP guests. What makes the event unique, is that its purpose is to educate men about the risks of prostate cancer. You can say it’s a health fair disguised as a beer festival – It’s a party for a cause!

The Macon Beer Fest is put on by the Rotary Club of Downtown Macon and Main Street Macon.

The Macon Beer Fest’s “Cruise and Brews” River Float

Our “Crusie and Brews” River Float is new this year. Float down the Ocmulgee River in the morning and be returned in time for the Macon Beer Fest. This is limited to 18 people. See ticketing.

This Ocmulgee Outdoor Expeditions float is one of their most popular, the Quick Float. It’s a relaxing 2.5 hour expedition down the Ocmulgee River from Amerson River Park to the Spring Street parking lot and trailhead of the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail (River Walk). On this float you’ll enjoy calm water with a current that carries you along as you wind through a wooded area of Macon. A highlight is floating past the Rose Hill Cemetery where many notables of Macon’s history are buried. Bring along water, sunscreen, and a hat.

OOE provides a waterproof cell phone holder so you can snap pictures along the way. Upper weight limit for this trip is 250 pounds. No alcohol allowed on the river. You leave at 10 am and are returned downtown before the Macon Beer Fest starts. Once at the Macon Beer Fest you’ll enjoy tasting over 50 craft beers.

Park in the parking lot across from the Emerson Ball Room, 43 Plum St, Macon, GA 31201. Questions: maconbeerfest@gmail.com

Pints for Prostates

Pints for Prostates is the main beneficiary of the Macon Beer Fest. Pints for Prostates is a grassroots campaign that uses the universal language of beer to reach men and raises awareness among men about the importance of regular health screenings and early detection for prostate cancer. Click for more information about Pints for Prostates.

Pint Pacer 5K

This 5K for the Macon Beer Fest brings together athletes, cancer survivors, physicians, caretakers, family members, and friends in the fight to end help end prostate cancer. This race helps promote prostate cancer education and need for early testing.

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Macon Beer Fest’s “Beer Run – 1 Mile”

This truly is a beer run. Individuals or a team of four, run a mile, and stop four times to drink a beer. Competitors must drink canned beer and should not be less than 355ml. No specialized cans may be used to give an advantage by allowing the beer to pour at a faster rate. No straws or devices may be used. All beers will be a minimum of 5% alcohol by volume. Hard ciders and lemonades will not suffice. It is strongly suggested to tip the can to show all the contents have been consumed before continuing the race.

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Hash House Harrier Adventure Run

The Middle Georgia Hash House Harriers & Harriettes (MGH4) and the Wednesday, Wednesday, Wednesday Hash House Harriers (W3H3) will be organizing a hash, with proceeds going to the Macon Beer Festival – Pints for Prostates Event.

“Do you like beer?  Do you like running?  If you answered yes to the first question then we have just the activity for you.  The Middle Georgia Hash House Harriers & Harriettes and the Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday Hash House Harriers, your local chapters of the world famous drinking club with a running problem, would like to lead you on a merry trail through downtown and surrounding area of Macon. This will be an adventure course and NOT a race.

Meet up on cherry between MLK and 5th street at 12:00pm.  The beer will start flowing at 12:00 and the hares will be on-out (start of trail at 12:45.  You must be at least 21 to participate, but there is no upper age limit.  And don’t worry, we’ll have you back by 3:00pm so you can go to the Beer Fest and enjoy the only thing better than beer, more beer.

We suggest you wear long socks and old, tough shoes.  You may get dirty and/or wet.  We also recommend you bring a whistle, a headlamp (or flashlight), a change of clothes and shoes, and your sense of adventure.”

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Free Lance Ruckus

Free Lance Ruckus has been growing a following in the Macon/Milledgeville, GA area for quite a while now. They have a great way of captivating crowds and leaving them thirsty for more. This band of self- described “good-timers” brings a lot of energy to the stage with their original mix of alternative Americana rock and classic country. Unique, powerful lead guitar, a solid rhythm section, and vocal harmonies emphasize a true rock n’ roll experience while still maintaining a singer/songwriter style. Their set usually consists of great covers you know, but may have forgotten, as well as fun originals in a variety of different styles that are both catchy and danceable.

Floco Torres

Macon’s prodigal son returns to perform at the Macon Beer Fest. Floco Torres brings a blend of deeply emotive lyrics with groove-inducing beats. Floco continues to gain a steady following for his hip-hop-meets-alternative rock style as he tours around the country. A fan favorite, Floco brings the party back to Macon.

Superhero Dash for Dad

Even the littlest hero can help fight prostate cancer, too! Kids nine and under are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero on race day to remind their heroes – Dad, Grandfathers, Uncles, and other males in their life – to not let this villain, Prostate Cancer, get the best of them.

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Virtual Race

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL RACE? A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked)  from any location you choose.  You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself.  And your medal will be shipped directly to you. Complete a virtual 5K, 10K, half marathon and more!

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