By Ralph Ellis

Brookhaven will be the place to party June 11 when the inaugural Brookhaven Beer Festival is held from 3 to 8 p.m. on Apple Valley Road behind the Brookhaven MARTA Station.

Admission includes the chance to sample about 100 domestic and international beers, listen to two rock bands and take home a commemorative tasting glass. Advance tickets are $35 and can be purchased at Tickets at the gate will cost $45.

The event is limited to 3,500 guests.

Shane Aubrey of USA Entertainment, one of the groups putting on the festival, said the growth of restaurants, bars and housing in Brookhaven makes it a good place for a beer festival.

“It was a good fit for everything,” Aubrey said.

Musical entertainment will be provided by High Fidelity, an ’80s and ’90s cover band, and party rocker Ian Schumacher. Guests can also buy food and enter a raffle and silent auction.

Some of the proceeds will benefit the Brookhaven Arts Alliance and will help support the Taste of Brookhaven and the Brookhaven Arts Festival.

The beer festival needs volunteers for check-in, which involves assisting with tickets, wristbands and handing out commemorative glasses; logistics, which involves getting beer and ice to the beer stations; and beer pouring.

Volunteers are asked to work the entire event with a one-hour break. If volunteers cannot work the entire event, they may choose to work the first shift (3-5:30 p.m.) or the second shift (5:30-8 p.m.).

Volunteers will receive free entrance, T-shirt and a commemorative glass.

To volunteer, contact Christy Murray at