Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/16/19
Saturday, October 12th at Noon: All-Day Celebration will Include Outdoor Tap Trucks & Collaboration Beers Including a Chocolate-Inspired Beer Benefitting Disaster Relief for Puerto Rico
Local Atlanta brewery Second Self Beer Company is hosting their five-year anniversary party at their Westside taproom (1317 Logan Cir NW) on Saturday, October 12 from noon-10pm!
Celebrating a half-decade since opening on Atlanta’s Westside, Second Self invites the community to an all-day event featuring 30 different beer offerings both inside the tasting room and outside on the lawn at various tap trucks. In the words of Co-founder and Beer Architect Jason Santamaria, “Since we opened our doors in 2014, we’ve worked with a number of local businesses in the community that have played an important role in our story.” As a way to say “thank you,” Second Self will roll out unique beers during the party that have been developed through creative collaborations from friends like United Distributors Craft Team, Hop City, Brick Store/Leon’s, Atlys Media, Pulp Hot Sauce, Blue Hominy PR, and World of Beverage Grayson.
Two additional friends of Second Self will also be celebrating their one-year anniversary: local Puerto Rican pop-up restaurant, Mi Abuelas, and coffee roaster Slow Wave Coffee. The three have collaborated to create a hot chocolate-inspired beer for the festivities named El Velorio (translated ‘The Wake’). The beer is reflective of the common cultural practice of serving hot chocolate at a Puerto Rican funeral, and proceeds from each sold will go towards benefitting disaster relief for Puerto Rico. Following the party, Second Self will carry the remaining supply of this beer at their taproom and will sell some in limited distribution.
Other Atlanta organizations also joining in on the fun include Georgia English Bulldog Rescue, Carnival ATL, Terminus Legion, Go Kickball and Friends of the Forlorn Pitbull Rescue, as well as a handful of vendors such as Illegal Food, The Real Mexican Vittles and Psychedelic Snow Co, in which guests can purchase bites to pair with their beers.
Three different ticketing options, General Admission, VIP and Designated Driver, are available for attendees to purchase on Eventbrite prior to the anniversary party and at the door day-off. General Admission tickets ($25) will provide six drink tickets and a take-home souvenir glass. VIP tickets ($75) will include the same souvenir glass in addition to two 16 oz cans of The Wake, unlimited pours throughout the party and entry one hour early as first tasters. Those who plan to drive but still partake in the fun can purchase Designated Driver tickets ($5) and enjoy a selection of non-alcoholic beverages including Cirrus CBD mocktails, coffee, and hot chocolate.
As two Georgia Tech graduates and fraternity roommates who took a leap of faith to open a brewery in their hometown, Jason Santamaria and Chris Doyle have seen a huge growth in their business in just five short years. What began as a small taproom has since expanded twice, with increases in production capabilities and growth into markets across Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina. The team is determined to not stop at beer but to become a beverage incubator in the South, with a diversity of drink offerings.
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/8/19
Saturday, October 5th at 2 pm
From Atlanta’s First Outdoor-Oriented Restaurant & Bar to Open on the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, Event Will Feature Live Music, Food & Drink from Ladybird & Guest Chefs & More
10 Percent of All Proceeds from the Day Will Benefit Giving Kitchen & Open Hand Atlanta; Tickets Available Here
Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall announces “Block Party at the ‘Bird,” an event celebrating the restaurant’s fifth anniversary on Saturday, October 5 from 2-11pm. Presented by Electric Hospitality (the restaurant group behind Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall, Golden Eagle and Muchacho), the BeltLine-adjacent block party will feature food and drink from Ladybird and guest chefs from neighboring restaurants, two outdoor stages with live music and more. In addition, 10 percent of all proceeds from the day will be donated to local nonprofits Giving Kitchen and Open Hand Atlanta.
During Block Party at the ‘Bird, neighbors and friends can gather at the iconic Atlanta restaurant to enjoy a celebratory sampling of Ladybird’s elevated campfire cuisine, beer, wine and craft cocktails available for purchase. The event will also welcome Ladybird’s Reynoldstown sister spots Golden Eagle and Muchacho, in addition to a lineup of guest chefs from neighboring restaurants along the BeltLine, all selling their best block party-inspired dishes.
Throughout the day, live music will be played on stages in Ladybird’s outdoor grove and parking area from bands Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, Chupacabras, Downtown Abbey & The Echoes, Kyle Lacy & The Wildest, Sweet Auburn String Band and Trae Pierce & The T-Stones.
“We’re incredibly excited to celebrate this milestone with our Atlanta neighbors and friends,” says Owner and Founder Michael Lennox. “It’s been an honor to grow with the community over the last five years, and we’re so thankful for all the support that has allowed us to carve out our spot along the BeltLine.”
Please see here for tickets and more details.
Date: Saturday, August 3rd
Time: Noon or 2 PM
About: This Saturday, August 3rd, we’re turning one! We will have 20 beers on tap, three food trucks, and live music from Matt Moskal, The Band ONE, and The Geeks! Admission is FREE beginning at 2 pm, so come help us out-party last year’s Grand Opening celebration with more beer, more people, and more fun! If you’re interested in our VIP experience, check out the event link below. This grants you entry from 12-2 pm, a tour with our Head Brewer and team, a bottle of our Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, a glass & a free beer, plus first access to limited anniversary merch and bottle releases! The bottle choices include: Triple Coffee Vanilla, Toasted Marshmallow, and Maple, Bacon, Coffee, & Chocolate. VIP is $40.
Date: Saturday, August 3rd and Sunday, August 4th
Time: 2 pm, varies
About: It’s time to Tie One On. We’re celebrating 8 years of Monday Night Brewing with our annual two-day, blow-out party at the Monday Night Garage. We’ve had so much fun brewing, drinking, having conversations and forming relationships with you on this wild ride, and we hope you’ll join us as we cheers to the future and celebrate the journey so far. Day 1 (Saturday) is for 21+. Event is from 2pm-10pm. VIP entry begins at 12pm. Day 2 (Sunday) is for everyone—kids, families, and dogs included. Kids under 18 get in free. Event is from 12pm-7pm. Tickets range in price from $25 for GA to $70 for VIP.
You can expect:
+ Tiki vibes and the juiciest IPAs, featuring a tropical oasis with our mobile Hop Hut at the helm.
+ Live music all day Saturday, culminating with a special Beach Boys-inspired set from Moontower.
+ A unique tap list of over 50 (read: more like 60) of our very best beers. Plus, specialty casks paired with each food station. Casks will be available both Saturday and Sunday.
+ BBQ stations from around the world, including Korean BBQ, barbacoa, and classic Texan presented by DAS BBQ. (There will also be vegan options!)
+ A game room featuring foosball, shuffleboard, cornhole and more from Venture Shuffleboard; as well as giant Jenga and Connect Four from Atlanta Sport and Social Club.
+ The release of our anniversary beer, Tie 8 On—A 13.4% strong ale with Ugandan vanilla. Blended from 8 barrel aged beers hand selected by Brewmaster Peter Kiley and Barrel Program Director Tim McDonnell.
+ Activities for the kiddos all day Sunday, including face painting, bubbles by the Georgia Bubbleman, chalk drawing, and sand castle building.
+ A pop up doggo zone on Sunday featuring treats from Taj Ma-Hound Gourmet Dog Treatsand leash making by Atlanta Rescue Dog Cafe.
+ Brewery tours.
+ Atlanta United FC on the big screen on Saturday.
Don’t miss the Saturday VIP Experience!
This ticket will allow a limited number of guests access to the beers and event a full two hours early and includes:
+ First access to 50+ unique, limited beers
+ Two take-home Tie 8 On bottles
+ Limited edition anniversary glass
+ Reusable bottle share tote
+ 10 beer tickets
+ Limited edition 8 year screen printed poster
+ Brewmaster tour
1 drink ticket is valid for 8oz of core/seasonal beer, 4oz of specialty. Additional drink tickets available for purchase on-site for $3 each (8oz of core or 4oz of specialty per ticket).