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| 8th Annual Suwanee American Craft Beer Fest

March 17th, 2018
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Registration Information

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First Name *
Last Name *
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Birth Date (Must be 21 yo or older- ie 3/17/1997)* *
Group Name (if you want to be paired with friends or family) Please note most tents require 2-3 volunteers, if your group is larger, you may be split into multiple tents.* Please also make sure your group names match exactly. DO NOT put "want to work with *
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Volunteer Information
Date of Event: Saturday, March 17th, 2018
We are grateful for your participation in the Suwanee American Craft Beer Festival! The Suwanee Beer Fest is dedicated to educating the public about beer. The primary goal of the SWBF is to educate the consumer about the vast spectrum and quality of beer currently produced in the United States. The Suwanee Beer Festival could not exist without its volunteer support. THANK YOU!
Minimum Age Requirements
All volunteers must be a minimum of 21 years of age before the event to volunteer. Photo ID will be checked during the check-in process so don’t forget to grab it as you head out the door!
Name Tag/Clothing/Check-In
Once you check in you will receive your awesome, limited edition t-shirt (please wear it during the festival) name tag and wristband for entry. Also, please make sure to wear appropriate but comfortable pants or shorts and shoes.
There will be a volunteer check-in area, location to be determined, with a Volunteer Check-in banner. You MUST check in here to receive your wristband for entry. You will not be allowed into the event with out a wristband. There will be someone tending this area from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. Please arrive on time and ready to have fun!
Due to the size of the festival, we will only have one pouring shift for the 2018 Suwanee Beer Fest. All volunteer shifts will run from 11:30am-5:00pm, with breaks being given during the festival for each volunteer to enjoy the festivities during that time. This year we will have a VOLUNTEER ZONE that will include private bathrooms, food and water. More details to follow. Check-in is promptly from 10:45-11:15 am. Each volunteer will be required to work the entire duration of the event.

We recommend parking at the Suwanee Library – 361 Main St., Suwanee, GA 30024 and then walking through the pedestrian tunnel across Buford Hwy to the park

Most volunteers will be assigned to a specific table and will be pouring beer during the event. You will be serving 3oz beer samples to patrons. There’s a line on the glass indicating the level, no worries. A high level of professionalism is required, and a knowledge of beers being served is always welcome. Other volunteers may be helping with ticketing, running ice, set-up, or breakdown. We ask that all volunteers work their scheduled shift. Please be courteous and helpful to all participants and offer any assistance to those with special needs.

We always do our best to ensure each volunteer is performing the duties requested and with the members of their team name, however, if history has taught us anything it’s that these events can be very unpredictable and sometimes we have to move things around quickly to accommodate each station. Please be helpful and understanding if your Volunteer Manager needs to change things up. Remember we have the event’s best interest in mind so your willingness is greatly appreciated.

Set up
Once you check-in and find your assigned section, please help your Volunteer Manager by doing the following:
1. If there are any tables that need to be unfolded and set up please do so.
2. There should be a list of beers for your tent located in your section. Please check to make sure the correct beers are in your tent and notify your Volunteer Manager if you notice something is missing.
3. Please make sure all beer is on ice that needs to be iced and the proper equipment is there and ready to serve our guests. (ie. bottle openers, water stations, dump buckets, jockey boxes, etc.)
Please take ownership and care of your station for the day. Your Volunteer Manager will be working hard to make sure you have everything you need to enjoy your experience at the fest and also ensure our guests have a wonderful experience. If at any time you feel something is not right, missing, in need of or not working properly please notify them immediately. You should see many members of our staff walking around the perimeter checking on each station.

On-Duty Rules
1. The wristband colors will vary. Do NOT Pour to people with White wristbands as they are the designated drivers. The VIP entry time will be 12pm-1pm. General admission begins at 1pm and goes until 5pm.
2. There should not be anyone in the park that does not have a wristband. If you see someone drinking who is not wearing a wristband, please let a Suwanee Beer Fest staff member or security personnel know immediately. Under no circumstances are you to pour to anyone WITH OUT a wristband.
3. If you serve to anyone under 21 or w/o a wristband you may be prosecuted. So be aware. We are checking ID’s at the door, so anyone who has a wristband is 21 or older.
4. Pour to the 3oz. line- no more. It is a Georgia law for beer tastings.
5. Please do not drink any time during your shift. Tasting is not allowed during this time according to GA state law. The Suwanee Police Department and the City of Suwanee representatives will be monitoring each tent, so please be respectful of this law. Ratebeer.com and of course the brewery website are great resources, it is always helpful when you know about the beer you are pouring so when our guests ask about it, you will have a great answer. You may sample beer during your break time.
6. Please do NOT dump ice on the grass. This kills the grass and the festival will have to pay for it. Check with your volunteer manager on the appropriate place to discard ice. Also, be mindful of the flowerbeds, etc. Anything that is damaged will have to be replaced by the festival.
7. If there are unopened cases, please be sure the labels do not get wet or damaged as they can be returned to the distributor. Please do not open new cases after 4:30pm.
8. At 5:00 pm, the announcer will note the end of pouring. You must stop pouring at this time.
9. Once pouring is over, please remain at your booth and be sure any remaining beer is stacked and no one removes it from the premises.
10. Please fold up tables at your tent and carry to a central location to stack (if you are able to), to help with the breakdown process.

Again, thank you so much for your participation and hard work to help make this event a success. It is our goal to provide an excellent environment for all in attendance and hope you enjoy the 2018 Suwanee Beer Fest as much as we will!
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