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BEER VS WINE BEVERAGE SHOWDOWN AT THE USUAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/22/22

Friday, October 28 7pm

Join us for a beverage showdown with two of your favorite experts, A Cork in The road and Bitch Beer Podcast.

Using the signature format created by A Cork in the Road, LLC, guests will taste wines and beers throughout several rounds of food pairings from Chef Nick Leahy while collecting data to determine which beverage pairs best with each dish…will WINE (Kelly) or BEER (Caroline) win?!

Reception

Oysters on the 1/2 shell, cheese and charcuterie

First Course

Potato and Goat Cheese Empanada with Chimichurri

Second Course

Cold Smoked Scallop Crudo, preserved peach, pickled fresno, and puffed rice

Third Course

Braised Pork Cheek, Daysprings Farm Grits, Lady Peas, and Tomato Gravy

Fourth Course

Dulce De Leche and Apple Bread Pudding with Anglaise

TICKETS

CELEBRATE OKTOBERFEST AT RED’S BEER GARDEN

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/25/22

Beer and Food Specials, Live Polka, Das Boot Beer Chug, and More

 Brews, bratwursts and lederhosen; it’s that time of the year! From Friday, September 30th to Sunday, October 2nd, Red’s Beer Garden will be filling steins and stomachs in honor of Oktoberfest. Plenty of Märzens will be available in Red’s self-serve coolers along with Oktoberfest Märzens on draft from Ayinger Brewery and Round Trip Brewery Company. In addition to the full menu of hot dogs, sandwiches, and shareables, the three-day celebration will feature a must-try special, Fripper’s Chedderwurst sausages with spicy mustard and pretzel bites with beer cheese. For revelers ready to party, live polka on Saturday at 4 p.m. and Das Boot Beer Chug at 6 p.m. in the expansive, dog-friendly beer garden will be the place to be. Nine contestants brave enough to accept the Das Boot Beer Chug challenge will compete to beat Ed Sumpter, co-owner of Red’s and self-proclaimed boot chugging legend. For ages 21 and up, the $15 entry fee will include a liter boot for contestants to take home and a liter of Round Trip’s Oktoberfest. The first place winner will earn bragging rights and receive a $100 gift card to Round Trip Brewing. To register to compete and for more information, visit redsbeergarden.com or call 770-637-2299. 

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.

DECATUR BEER FESTIVAL REEMERGES AS SUDS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/16/22

Saturday, October 15

(Simply Us Doing Our Share)
Saturday, October 15 at Legacy ParkA Decatur Backyard Beer Experience
70+ Craft Beers, Quality Eats, Rockin’ Live Tunes100% of ticket proceeds will be donated to Legacy Park 
The well-known, twenty-plus year-old Decatur Beer Festival has been on hiatus for two years due to the pandemic. But wait no more! This fall, the beer-centric community event will reemerge on Saturday, October 15, as SUDs–Simply Us Doing Our Share–a new, Decatur-based nonprofit organized by the same gentlemen who crafted Decatur Beer Festival–Dave Blanchard, Tom Moore, and Mike Gallagher, known for Brick Store PubLEON’s Full ServiceGood Word BrewingGiving Kitchen, and now SUDS. All proceeds raised from SUDS 2022 will be donated to those organizations located at Legacy Park, conveniently located on the southeastern side of Decatur, just 1.3 miles from downtown–the new home of SUDs 2022.

Mike Gallagher shared, “We look at 2022 as a reintroduction year for various reasons. First, our family and I used our downtime over the last two years to do some deep critical thinking about how we could bring back our beloved beer festival in a stronger and “better” way than before. Think of SUDS as a reimagined  beer festival with a more strategic focus on the approach–a new way to give back to those who are the backbone of our Decatur home. We have rebranded and found a new spot to call home at Legacy Park so, we are ready to crush the craft beer list and raise the bar regarding nonprofit awareness!”

SUDS tickets were offered pre-sale to long-time guests of the Decatur Beer Festival, and today, they are on sale to the general public.Tickets are $60 until midnight on September 14. After that, ticket prices will increase to $65 on September 15. This 21+ and up event will include a SUDS beer glass, unlimited sips from over 70 craft beer makers, and tunes from Blacktop Rockets, Penelope Road and Bogey, and The Viceroy, who will turn it up on an Amplify sound stage. Tons of sipping and rocking while guests visit various booths to learn about the surrounding organizations that focus on everything from growing organic vegetables, to raising kids with art and music, and how the community can support the houseless population.

Fine food by Terry Koval of The Deer and The Dove, Shay Lavi of Nur Kitchen, and Third Space will be available throughout the day. 
Over 1.6 million dollars from the Decatur Beer Festival’s twenty-year run was previously donated to various nonprofits. SUDS will highlight donating to the more than two-dozen organizations and nonprofits at Legacy Park in 2022.

About SUDs–Simply Us Doing Our Share
A Decatur backyard beer experienceSUDS was created by three crafty gentlemen, Dave Blanchard, Tom Moore, and Mike Gallagher, from Brick Store Pub, who had downtime on their hands during the 2020 pandemic, so they used their time wisely to reinvigorate the uber-successful Decatur Beer Festival, and SUDs was born. 100% of SUDS 2022 ticket proceeds will be donated to help support a variety of the nonprofits located at Legacy Park–the 2022 SUDs location. If proceeds allow, SUDS can additionally support other local nonprofits via an RFP for grants following the festival’s first year. The SUDS team is a locally supportive, community-involved, entire service festival. Join us on Saturday, October 15, 2022 Noon to 4:00 pm.

OKTOBERFEST ATLANTA 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/12/22

Oktoberfest Atlanta is taking over Historic Old Fourth Ward Skatepark from September 30th, 2022 – October 2nd, 2022!

Waitlist now open: https://www.oktoberfestatl.com/

 Oktoberfest Atlanta is taking over!  Put on your lederhosen and join us for a full weekend of German themed fun at Oktoberfest Atlanta! From September 30th – October 2nd, 2022 enjoy a variety of deliciously cold German beers, craft beer, German food, live music, and an abundance of games and Oktoberfest themed activities!

Single day and Four day tickets

VIP BIER LOVERS PASS
Single Day Wristband Entry to Oktoberfest Atlanta
25 oz Glass Beer Stein
(4) 25oz Beer Tickets
Souvenir T-shirt & Sunglasses
Complimentary Catering
Exclusive VIP Zone with Private Restrooms

GENERAL ADMISSION
Entry to Oktoberfest Atlanta
Souvenir 22 oz Beer Stein
First 22oz Beer included

🎟 www.oktoberfestatl.com 🎟

Music Line Up:
Johnny Koenig
Lynn Marie:
Gluckliches Trio
Alpine Doc
Dj One Nate

Special Activations:
Ceremonial Keg Tapping – Celebrity Keg Tapper TBA
Stein Hoisting
Keg Rolling
Brawt Toss
Pretzel Toss

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

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.

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.

CELEBRATE THE RETURN OF SUMMER SHADE AT EVENTIDE BREWING

August 19th 

4-10 p.m.

Come raise a glass at Eventide Brewing to celebrate the return of their beloved Summer Shade Pale Ale on August 19 from 4-10 p.m.! In addition to Eventide’s brews, guests will also be able to enjoy live entertainment from local musician Alex Cavanaugh and smashburgers for purchase from Sugar Loaf. Admission is free and 10% of all Summer Shade package sales will go toward the Grant Park Conservancy, a nonprofit that focuses on preserving and enhancing the Grant Park community.