PROST! CELEBRATE OKTOBERFEST AT EVENTIDE BREWING

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/21/22

Enjoy German beer, hearty fare, games and live entertainment at Grant Park’s favorite brewery 

Noon – 9pm

Dust off your dirndl or lederhosen, and head to Eventide Brewing for Atlanta’s most popular Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday, October 1! 

Grant Park’s favorite neighborhood brewery will have six varieties of German beer on draft, including its Dammerung pilsner and Citrus Grove hefeweizen. The celebration will also see the return of Eventide’s popular Red Headed Haley, an amber ale.   

In addition to delicious German beer, there will be plenty of authentic, mouthwatering fare, including savory meat pies from Coffyn Pyes and charcoal-grilled hot dogs and German brats from Hot Dog Pete’s.  

The day’s festivities will include a beer stein holding competition, where the champion will win $100 bar cash, as well as a best lederhosen and dirndl contest. Additionally, attendees will enjoy games such as a pretzel toss, balloon bust and more. 

Finally, there will be live music throughout the day as well as a DJ to cap off the festivities. 

Eventide Brewing’s Oktoberfest is a ticketed event with three available options, including a limited number of VIP-level tickets that come with an Eventide beer stein, unlimited draft beer and a commemorative Eventide t-shirt.

To purchase advance tickets, please visit: eventidebrewing.com/merch. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the event. 

For more information on Eventide Brewing, please visit: eventidebrewing.com

Cost:

$20 for General Admission: includes two drink tickets and an event koozie.

$60 for Fan Admission: includes five drink tickets, a commemorative Eventide Oktoberfest t-shirt and an event koozie.

$115 for VIP Admission: includes access to a special VIP area, a beer stein and unlimited refills, a VIP bag, commemorative Eventide Oktoberfest t-shirt and event koozie.

SECOND SELF BEER CO TO HOST FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT BENEFITING ATLANTA FIREFIGHTERS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/20/22

Locals are invited to shop, eat and sip brews to benefit Atlanta Professional Fire Fighters

Saturday, 9/24 at Noon to 5 pm

On Saturday, September 24, West Midtown’s favorite brewery will host a festival to raise funds for Atlanta Professional Fire Fighters (APFF), a non-profit that fights for the city’s firefighters to have proper safety resources, funds for medical care and more.

The festivities, happening from noon to 5 p.m., will feature a pop-up market, food trucks, various Second Self beers, games and more. 

Atlantans can shop from local vendors such as Sweet As a Peach Jams & Pickles, Just Add Honey Tea Company and Amore Organics — and for custom t-shirts by APFF — from noon to 2 p.m. Throughout the event, attendees can mingle with local firefighters and participate in games while savoring delicious eats and sips for a good cause. 

Second Self is releasing a limited-edition version of their fan-favorite “La Fría” with an added fruit element and renaming it La Fuega for the day (meaning “fire” in Spanish) – a nod to their support of APFF. All proceeds from La Fuega will benefit local firefighters. 

A portion of event proceeds will go towards APFF’s health and wellness fund. The charity covers everything from mental health support for PTSD symptoms, recovery for job-related injuries, funeral costs as well as much-needed financial support for families of fallen firefighters.

Fundraisers APFF has previously hosted include their annual St. Patrick’s Day Picnic in conjunction with the city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, and a donation dine-in where they partnered with local businesses like Chick Fil-A, Hudson Grille and others on International Firefighters’ Day.

For more information about the festival, please visit APFF’s Facebook event page.

WILD HEAVEN BEER CELEBRATES 12TH ANNIVERSARY

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/6/22

Weekend Includes 12th Anniversary Releases, Rarities and Barrel-Aged Blends, Live Music, Food Specials, Giveaways, and More

Tickets to An Evening with the REMakes – A Tribute to Early R.E.M. On Sale Now

 If good ideas are a dime a dozen, co-founders Nick Purdy and Eric Johnson honed in on (and executed) the right one when they started Wild Heaven Beer 12 years ago. Through its decade-plus existence, Wild Heaven has created some of the most widely recognized beers highly regarded for taste, creativity, and branding. Beginning with Ode to Mercy Brown Ale and Invocation Belgian-style Golden Ale through to its bestselling Emergency Drinking Beer, ATL Easy Ale, and Sunburst IPA, behind the guidance of Brewmaster Eric Johnson, Wild Heaven has been in constant pursuit of keeping fans engaged.

In recognition of its 12th Anniversary, Wild Heaven will be celebrating at its Atlanta-area taprooms, September 9th – 11th, releasing a series of special Saisons, rare beers from the Wild Heaven cellar, and funky barrel-aged blends. Additionally, each taproom- Avondale Estates and West End, will feature live music, giveaways, and food specials. To kick the weekend’s festivities off, Wild Heaven presents: An evening with The REMakes – A Tribute to Early R.E.M., at The Garden Club at Wild Heaven West End, September 09, at 7:00 pm. Tickets are on sale for $20.00, plus fees, and $25.00, plus fees day-of-show. Full details can be found at www.wildheavenbeer.com.

On top of the 12th Anniversary releases, Wild Heaven’s taprooms will have its regular roster of active beers available, including Sunburst, Emergency Drinking Beer, ATL Easy Ale, Euro-Style Pilsner, White Blackbird, and more. The full release schedule for September is included below. 

For those local to Atlanta or coming for a visit, Wild Heaven has online ordering for its regular roster and pre-ordering on all new releases of its packaged beers. Order online at www.wildheavenbeer.com/togobeer and come inside to the main bars for pickup. For more information, visit https://wildheavenbeer.com/. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wildheaven or on Instagram and Twitter at @beerwildheaven. 

SEPTEMBER RELEASES:

02-Sept: Peach Emergency Drinking Beer 

02-Sept: Pronto Pilsner

09-Sept: 12th Anniversary Saison de Provence (500ml bottles)

09-Sept: 12th Anniversary Saison de York Rye BA Super Saison, Aged in Bulleit Rye barrels (16oz. cans)

09-Sept: 12th Anniversary Saison de Café (Draft Only)

09-Sept: 12th Anniversary Well-Traveled Wild Ale

09-Sept: Happiest Hour: Childhood Cancer Awareness Mango Middle Finger IPA

09-Sept: Manhattan-inspired BA Wild Ale

09-Sept: Braselton Brewing Doppelbock 2020 Collaboration

09-Sept: Terminus 10 Tripel Bulleit 2021 Collaboration

09-Sept: Four Stories Quad Bulleit 2021 Collaboration

09-Sept: Fall of Civilization 2019

09-Sept: Ode To Mercy Special Winter 2018

09-Sept: 11th Anniversary Blend 2021

09-Sept: Cloud 9 Anniversary Blend 2019 (Avondale)

09-Sept: Fieldhand 2019 (West End)

09-Sept: Garden Beer Season 4 2020 (West End)

09-Sept: Height of Civilization 2015 (West End)

09-Sept: Height of Civilization 2016 (Avondale)

09-Sept: Mystery BA Blended Sour (Avondale)

09-Sept: Red Beard de Garde 2019 (Avondale)

09-Sept: Gravitational Wave RIS 2020 (West End)

16-Sept: Happiest Hour: Farmstand Peach Apricot Sour

23-Sept: Happiest Hour: Southern Soul BBQ Collaboration (Banquet Clone)

30-Sept: Happiest Hour: Spooky Dark Lager

30-Sept: Happiest Hour: Old Bay Saison  with Reid Ramsay of Beer Street Journal (taproom only)

*Available at both taprooms, unless noted

CELEBRATE FALL AT THE BUCKHEAD FINE ARTS FESTIVAL 

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/5/22

Free Two-Day Arts Festival Featuring More Than 100 Artists, Live Acoustic Music, Food Trucks and More  

Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18, 2022 

 It’s official, fall festival season has arrived, which means the return of the Buckhead Fine Arts Festival. The two-day fine arts festival will feature approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more. Festival goers are invited to shop, sip and stroll, while enjoying artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, beverages and food trucks and more. Free to the public, the festival is rain or shine, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. For more information, please visit www.buckheadartsfestival.com or www.affps.com.   

SEPTEMBER HAPPENINGS IN SUMMERHILL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/5/22

SUMMERHILL ANNOUNCES NEW SPECIALS AND EVENTS

TO MARK THE BEGINNING OF FALL

Halfway Crooks Brings Munich Traditions to Atlanta; Little Tart Now Offering New Iced Coffee Made with Atlanta-based Portrait Coffee’s Barry

Georgia Avenue in Summerhill is the place for shopping, dining, and fans to hang out before or after Georgia State University football games this fall. Summerhill has something for everyone. Food specials and fun events for September include:  

  • C10s in the City is coming back to Summerhill during Labor Day weekend. The classic car show, which features Chevy trucks, will benefit the Pink Fund. The nonprofit provides financial aid to breast cancer patients. The free event, featuring more than 300 classic trucks for car enthusiasts, takes place on Saturday, Sept. 3 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Georgia Vintage Goods is bringing back Summerhill Sundays, a popular vintage and handmade pop-up market featuring some of the best local creators and curators from Atlanta and beyond. The market pops up in Summerhill’s A Lot and is open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Halfway Crooks invites guests to break out their lederhosen when it goes all out for Oktoberfest Sept. 8-Oct. 2. The brewery celebrates German beer and culture with German-style lager liters, Bavarian food specials, and live music from Auf Gehts performing in extra outdoor spaces.
  •  Junior’s Pizza boasts New York-style pizza made with quality ingredients at an affordable price. The September special is the Fig Lebowski, featuring goat cheese, arugula, prosciutto, and fig preserves. Diners can walk up, call in or place orders online.
  • Little Tart, a sun-soaked standalone bakery in Summerhill, is offering a new, flash-brewed iced coffee. The latest drink uses Atlanta-based Portrait Coffee’s Barry and features notes of crisp cherry, brown sugar, and green apple. This thirst-quencher is delicious with or without cream and sugar.
  • Maepole, a healthy comfort food spot, is rolling out its fall-inspired menu at the end of the month. Before the new menu is available, guests can enjoy Maepole’s seasonal chef’s selections now. And adults are not the only ones who can enjoy “real food, real fast.” On Mondays, kids’ plates are just $5. View the full menu online.

About Summerhill Carter, in partnership with K. King & Company and Healey Weatherholtz Properties, is redeveloping Summerhill, an 80-acre mixed-use project in downtown Atlanta with Georgia State University as the anchor. The private development team is developing 35 acres into a mixed-use neighborhood including corporate office uses, traditional multifamily apartments, specialty and neighborhood retail, and private student apartments. The developers’ vision is to activate the streets of Summerhill into a vibrant, walkable, commercial corridor while maintaining the neighborhood’s historic fabric. The combination of the new and existing commercial buildings will create an accessible, human-scale destination where people want to eat, shop, and spend time.

NETHERWORLD HAUNTED HOUSE JOININGTHE ANNUAL DRAGON CON LINEUP THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/1/22

Kicking off the start of the official haunt season, NETHERWORLD Haunted House will once again bring its terrifying monsters, elaborate costumes, and an over-the-top parade float to the annual Dragon Con. Known as the largest multimedia pop culture convention in the world, Dragon Con draws thousands of fans of comic books, sci-fi, cosplay and gaming to Atlanta each year for a five-day event that brings their favorite characters and fantasy worlds to life. This year’s Dragon Con will take place from Thursday, Sept. 1 through Monday, Sept. 5, spanning through Labor Day weekend.
 
NETHERWORLD has played a significant role in Dragon Con every year since its creation in 1997, including acting as a sponsor for the official Dragon Con Parade broadcast on WUPA-TV, Atlanta’s CW-69. Taking place this Saturday, Sept. 3 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., this will be the first time the parade is operating without Covid restrictions since 2019, and the excitement is high among fans and regular spectators.
 
In addition to sponsoring the televised broadcast of the parade, NETHERWORLD is also bringing the element of horror. Fans can expect multiple vehicles, including an elaborate float, and over 50 NETHERWORLD characters fans love to fear! The Dragon Con parade will also mark the public debut of many terrifying creatures from its upcoming 2022 haunts, PARASITIC and THE UNDYING HORROR.
 
Additionally, the highly acclaimed haunted attraction is proud to once again sponsor Dragon Con’s horror track, the convention’s home for tales of terror and dark fantasy with a nightmarish lineup of panels, topics and guests. NETHERWORLD will have a booth set up in the Atlanta Marriott Marquis for the entire weekend where patrons will have the opportunity to talk to NETHERWORLD team members about the latest haunts and take photos with a few famed monsters.
 
Following Dragon Con, true horror lovers can look forward to NETHERWORLD’s official opening weekend on Friday, Sept. 23, and Saturday, Sept. 24. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at FearWorld.com.

ATKINS PARK 100th ANNIVERSARY CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT TEES OFF SEPT 28

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/31/22

Atlanta’s Oldest Continuously Licensed Tavern

Brings Back a Beloved Event;

Proceeds to Benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

in Memory of Founder Warren Bruno             

Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland continues its year-long 100th-anniversary celebration by bringing back one of its most popular and beloved events—the Atkins Park Charity Golf Tournament on Wednesday, Sept. 28. This year’s event tees off at Heritage Golf links with tournament proceeds benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in memory of Atkins Park Restaurant Group founder Warren Bruno who lost his battle to lymphoma in 2012. 

“Atkins Park has been a staple of the community for 100 years, and we have had a lot of fun celebrating our 100th anniversary with special events throughout 2022,” says Sandra Spoon, long-time owner of Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar who was married to Warren Bruno. “We had our first charity golf tournament in 1984, and this is just one of the beloved events that we are excited to bring back.”

This “good ole day of golf” costs $175 per participant and includes green fees, golf carts, goodie bags, continental breakfast with a bloody mary bar, post-tournament hot lunch, prizes, and plenty of beer throughout the day.

Breakfast and registration begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. To register, please contact Elizabeth Howell at ehowell@atkinspark.com or call 404-876-7249 and ask for a manager. Visit atkinspark.com or follow Atkins Park on Instagram to learn more.

INAUGURAL BEER OLYMPICS AT RED’S BEER GARDEN

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/31/22

Enjoy Party Games, Bites, Brews from Monday Night Brewing, and More
Friday, September 9, 2022 at 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Calling all beer lovers! Red’s Beer Garden is hosting their inaugural beer olympics, Crush The Cooler, with Monday Night Brewing on Friday, September 9th from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday Night will be taking over one of Red’s six self-serve coolers and filling it up with their Blind Pirate IPA, Taco Tuesday Lager, Dr. Robot Sour, Death Raptor IPA, Slap Fight Ale, and Space Lettuce DIPA for attendees to crush. As an added bonus, guests will have the chance to win a beer and pizza party for six with two full pies and three brews per person simply by purchasing a Monday Night beer from the cooler or on draft. Red’s expansive, dog-friendly beer garden will provide the perfect setting for Olympians to win more prizes beginning at 6:30 p.m. and test their skills during head-to-head competition including flip cup, beer pong and corn hole. Finally, the best dressed participant decked out in Olympic gear who not only masters the catwalk, but can do “the robot” like a champ will take home a prize and bragging rights. Along with their full menu, Red’s will be serving a Gold Medal Tacos special featuring seasoned ground beef or ground Beyond Meat crumbles with shredded cheese, lettuce, tomato, and a hot sauce packet. Crush The Cooler at Red’s Beer Garden is free to attend and guests must be 21 or older to participate in any of the games and to win prizes. Dogs are welcome. Red’s Beer Garden is located at 1328 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30315. For more information, visit  www.redsbeergarden.com or call 770-637-2299.

TASTE BROOKHAVEN 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/31/22

Sample your way through the amazing food of Brookhaven on and explore the newly renovated space at Villa Christina,while benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

September 15th

Taste Brookhaven” is returning to provide an evening of food, signature cocktails, and live entertainment celebrating the best of Brookhaven – more than 15 featured restaurants – while benefiting the worthy cause of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation.

“We are excited to announce that Taste Brookhaven is back and being brought to you by Explore Brookhaven,” shared Ron Eyester, executive director for the Taste Brookhaven organization. “As guests indulge in various treats being offered by our featured restaurants and chefs, they will be able to stroll through the stunning gardens and explore and appreciate the newly renovated space at Villa Christina.” Villa Christina (https://www.villachristina.com/) is a restaurant and private event space inside the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina.

This event supports Friends, the community volunteer organization of Children’s. Each year, its thousands of members throughout greater Atlanta raise funds for many essential programs to fulfill crucial needs and make an important difference in a child’s life. Proceeds from Taste Brookhaven will help meet the needs of Georgia’s rapidly growing pediatric population. Support enables Children’s to care for hundreds of thousands of patients and their families now and in the future.

“The evening promises to deliver an exceptional experience, showcasing the superior dining landscape that has evolved and developed throughout Brookhaven and its surrounding areas,” Eyester shared. “Thank you in advance for your consideration of this important and worthwhile cause. It is our sincere hope that everyone near and far will join us in supporting the 2022 Taste Brookhaven and, in turn, support this very important children’s cause.”

Tickets range from $100 to $175, of which $50 is tax deductible, and include food tastings, beer and wine. Sponsorship packages include a variety of special perks. Tickets, sponsorships and donations are available at https://give.choa.org/TasteBrookhaven.

“Taste Brookhaven” is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday, September 15, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina (4000 Summit Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319).

For additional information or to become a sponsor, contact Eyester at ron@tastebrookhaven.com.

SOUTHERN WILDS FESTIVAL: THE SEQUEL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/31/22

Saturday, September 24

Slow Pour Brewing

https://www.southernwildsfest.com/

Southern Wilds will be hosting their second-ever festival on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at one of
Lawrenceville, Georgia’s favorite gathering spots, Slow Pour Brewing Co. Attendees can expect two stages
of live music, craft beer, food trucks, a market of local artists, and a whole lot of fun.

Anderson East (@andersoneast), most notable for his single, “Satisfy Me,” and Kidd G (@the.kiddg), who
went viral on TikTok with his single, “Dirt Road,” will headline the show on Saturday evening, and they will
be joined throughout the day by A Thousand Horses (@athousandhorses), Tiera Kennedy (@tieramusic),
Cam Christian (@camchristian.mp3), Grace Asbury (@graceasburymusic), Brendan Abernathy
(@brendanabernathy), and more.

Starting as low as $35, three ticket options will be available to purchase: General Admission, VIP, and
Platinum Wilds. The official lineup and all tickets are available to the public starting Friday, July 8, 2022.