Brews, Boats, & BBQ for Better Rivers

Brews Boats BBQ 2018 flyerKayak

Join Georgia River Network for our 5th Annual Brews, Boats, & BBQ for Better Rivers on Sunday, February 11, 2018, at SweetWater Brewery in Atlanta, Georgia.


This kickoff paddle party and GRN fundraiser is a pre-season gathering of paddlers and river lovers from all over Georgia at SweetWater Brewery.

We invite paddlers of all skill levels and disciplines, as well as those who have never paddled but are interested in this wonderful sport to come meet GRN staff members and learn about our mission and upcoming events.

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to meet new paddling friends and renew old friendships! This is also a great event for those who just love being outdoors and want to support the ONLY organization in the State of Georgia devoted 100% to the protection and preservation of our rivers.

Register today!

Ticket includes:
  • SweetWater Brewery Tours
  • Six tickets for your choice of a variety of Sweetwater Beers on tap (wine will also be available)
  • BBQ by Low Country
  • Live music from The Mike Snowden Band!
  • One chance to win a Jackson kayak (exact model to be announced soon!)
    • Additional raffle tickets may be purchased when you buy your event tickets online or at the event for $10 each or $50 for 6.
    • You MUST be present to win raffle.

Silent auction includes:

  •  box2American Spirit Whiskey: winning bidder and 10 guests to join us for a 5-flight whiskey tour
  • Atlanta Botanical Gardens: pack of admission tickets
  • Fernbank Museum: membership
  • High Museum: membership
  • Scamper Van: Scamper Van Rental
  • Zoo Atlanta: membership
  • Fox Theatre: tickets to a broadway show
  • Puppetry Arts Center: tickets
  • iHome portable wireless speaker
  • Ultra light down 32 W XL jacket
  • Maevis sleeping bag 15-30 envelope
  • Portal ultralight chair
  • Waterproof portable outdoor blanket
  • Etekcity personal water purifier
  • Winners Outfitters double travel hammock
  • Sterling silver Drop earrings and necklace with pressed flowers
  • Columbia ​and Patagonia Outdoor Gear and clothing
  • Rak Outfitter Tshirt and Koozie
  • Blue Heron Glass Art 'Ocean Voyager' Fused Glass Bowl
  • Altamaha Coastal Tours Guided Kayaking Trip
  • Two birdhouses
  • Altamaha Coastal Tours Canoe & Kayak Rental for 2
  • Broad River Outpost Canoe & Kayak Rental for 2



Many thanks to our event sponsors for their generous support!

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The Mike Snowden Band

Rocking a mix of fuzzy blues and old school rock, the Mike Snowden Band's music is built around the raw sound of Mr. Snowden's original hand crafted cigar box guitars. Joined by Scott Hall on the 6 wire guitar and Mike Dewald on drums, the formidable trio put on one hell of a show. Expect to hear tunes from Mike Snowden's latest record Southern Guitar Box Guitar Thunder as well as a heavy dose hand picked covers.

"Snowden makes serious music come out of his instruments" -Cigar Aficionado Magazine
"Seeing Mike Snowden live is an experience you need to have"
"His live shows are raw and high energy" -The Roots Music Authority No Depression


You must be 21 or over on February 11, 2018 to attend this event.

 hike inn Georgia 2018
We are excited that Georgia River Network (GRN) has been offered an opportunity this year to bring a group to stay the night in the Hike Inn on Thursday, September 13th – and we want YOU to come!
The Inn has room for up to 40 people, so it’s first come, first served, and the people we wanted to offer this opportunity to is YOU – our supporters, volunteers, members and colleagues, and your families - to join our staff and board and our families! It will be a great time for Georgia’s river friends to spend time together and have fun.
Cost and How to Sign Up:
The Hike Inn is generously offering 50% off rates for our group! To reserve your spot GO HERE and enter the correct dates and on the bottom of the page enter promotional/group code GRN18 
About the Hike Inn:
Located near Dawsonville and Dahlonega, the Len Foote Hike Inn at Amicalola Falls State Park is a back country inn with 2-person private rooms with comfy bunk beds; hot showers, sinks, and compost toilets in the bath house; and prepared meals served in their dining room. The Inn is accessible only by foot over a moderate 5 mile hiking trail which originates at the top of the Amicalola Falls. The hike takes from 2 to 4 hours, and the beautiful trail is entirely within the Chattahoochee National Forest and Amicalola Falls State Park.  Guests only need to bring personal items, including clothing, toiletries, and food and water for the trail. Bed linens and towels are provided and a family style dinner and breakfast are served.Educational and entertaining programs are conducted after dinner. There are great porches with rocking chairs, and indoor and outdoor gathering spaces, along with books and games.  The Sunrise Room (as you would expect from the name!) is an excellent place to enjoy a cup of coffee and the sunrise in the morning. The buildings are awesome, beautiful, green, and LEED Certified Gold! You can learn more about it at their website:
Hope you can join us!

By: Aurum Studios

Sterling Silver Encased Tektite Pendant on 18" Sterling Silver Cable Chain

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Sterling Silver Earrings


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By: Ellen Cowne 

16" Copper and Sterling Silver Necklace


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on neck

Big Slough on the Lower Flint
"14 x 18" Print of Original Oil Painting
By: Jim Gay


Seven year Paddle Georgia participant, Jim Gay, started a series of Paddle Georgia paintings in 2012. This print is of his Paddle Georgia 2013 on the Flint River oil painting. 


Flint River print Jim Gay medium