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: Friday, June 14th to Sunday, June 16th
About: Hoppy Anniversary to Wrecking Bar! Join them as they celebrate our 8th anniversary June 14-16. Here’s the low down on what’s happening each day. Friday: they will be giving away a commemorative gift to othe first 50 guests, barrel-aged and cask beers, and 4-packs of 8th Anniversary Juice Willis IPA, Technological Ripeness Double IPA v4, and Double Rainbros available to-go. Saturday: they will be giving away a commemorative gift to the first 50 guests, barrel-aged and cask beers, 500 mL bottles 8th Anniversary BBA Siberius Maximus Blend, as well as Seed and Feed Marching Abominable perform at 2:30 p.m. Finally, Sunday, will include barrel-aged and cask beers, Mexican Siberius Maximus (Taps at Noon), Hops for Pops – 3x DH Technological Ripeness v4 (Taps at Noon), and 500 mL bottles Willett BBA Sprinklerhead English Barleywine (2018 GABF Silver Medal winner). Free to attend, beer for purchase.
Date: Friday, May 24th to Monday, May 27th
Time: All Day
About: We’re kicking off our Year 5 Anniversary with 20+ NEW beers, food trucks, local art, and another huge 4-day celebration! What’s on tap: 5 Anniversary bottle releases, 6 new stouts with “All the Way Down” releases, 10 plus brand new beers on tap. Tickets are $25 to $55 for the weekend plus $3 per beer more.
Highlights for the weekend:
– Teranga Catering Without Borders.
– The Real Mexican Vittles.
– Stout Day (surprise stout releases, 20 stouts on tap).
– Orphism with local artist TOM davii, the creator of our anniversary artwork. Instagram: @tomdavii.
Teranga Catering Without Borders Stout Day Grill Out.
– Memorial Day
– Puppy Kissing Booth from Atlanta Humane Society with adoptable dogs!
– The Real Mexican Vittles Memorial Day Cookout.
* More event details and full food menues coming soon!
Bottle Pickup Info:
A limited amount of each bottle will be released each day for purchase. Bottles will not be held, set aside, or saved before purchasing – so make sure to claim the ones you want when you arrive. After you purchase bottles/to-go beer, we will have a holding area available in our bottle tent if you would like to leave them while you enjoy the festival!
Festival Ticket Info.
Each day will feature two ticket styles: Festival VIP, or General Admission. Both tickets will include a glass and a wristband. VIP tickets will feature unlimited 2 o.z. pours for the day of purchase, General Admission will include 5 drink tickets for 5 o.z. pours, with the ability to purchase more if needed! No matter which ticket route you go with, glasses can be brought back each day at no additional entry charge, and additional drink tickets can be purchased so you can keep enjoying the festival all weekend!